Film Critic & Box Office Pundit for Forbes. All bad takes, dumb jokes, irresponsible speculation or lazy typoes contained here are not affiliated with @Forbes.

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So you disagree with something I wrote? That's totally okay! I write around 100 posts a month, many of which are heavily editorialized/opinionated. I'd be creeped out if you agreed with me 100% of the time.
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He famously played 000, who has a license to die
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"AUSTIN POWERS was a bomb in theaters!" Not true ($67 million on a $16 million budget) and it gives false hope to every fan of every failed franchise starter. Also: "Movie "X" which should've been a big hit bombed due to bad marketing." Nope, audiences made the choice not to go.
what are your most reviled mindless film takes? talking like, "DIE HARD is a christmas movie" and "AVATAR is just POCAHONTAS in space!"
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Rita Wilson in Kimi, Gina Gershon in Emily the Criminal…big year for underrated actresses of a certain age getting to come into a movie and kill it for one scene as an awful corporate boss.
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For England, James? No. For me.
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Pretty wild how THE REHEARSAL is better at interrogating Nathan Fielder's comedy than literally all of the think-pieces interrogating Nathan Fielder's comedy
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You couldn't make BLAZING SADDLES today! (Paramount releases PAWS OF FURY) You couldn't make TROPIC THUNDER today! (Netflix releases THE BUBBLE)
What are films that could "never have been made today" that were, in fact, made today? Like, you know, X or EVERYTHING EVERYWHERE for instance. PREY, even.
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It was great fun putting our film knowledge to the test with this month's @OutNow_Podcast commentary track for #KissMeDeadly, featuring guests @ScottMendelson, @brandon4KUHD & @YancyJack. Take a listen! ow.ly/aMBu50KjesC
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Don't miss this month's commentary track for #KissMeDeadly, as we put forth a lot of our film noir knowledge, along with guests @ScottMendelson, @brandon4KUHD & @YancyJack. Listen in here! ow.ly/s4h150Kjet9
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Lemme know when he's added to Super Smash Bros.
A developer is making this game about a squirrel with a gun where you can also run around and rob people
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If they made The Sopranos in today’s woke times, one of the mobsters would be gay, AJ would be diagnosed with ADHD, and Tony would be in therapy.
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#EmilyTheCriminal was flat-out terrific, an intimate, specific character study and a gripping thriller. It's absolutely of-the-moment without highlighting its political commentary with a yellow lighter. It's (thus far) one of the best movies of the year.
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We were too legit to quit...
This month's commentary track is here. We stepped into the world of #FilmNoir to discuss #KissMeDeadly with @ScottMendelson, @brandon4KUHD & @YancyJack. Here what we had to say about this pulpy classic! ow.ly/F9zr50KjekL #PodcastHQ #PodernFamily #PodcastLife #Podcasting
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Scream it from the mountains...
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"The 2022 BO has generated around $5.05 bill through August 11, down 31% compared to 2019, according to...Comscore. It’s also seen about 31% fewer releases, with only 52 wide releases, films released in more than 1,000 theaters, compared to 75 during the same time frame in 2019"
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This month's commentary track is here. We stepped into the world of #FilmNoir to discuss #KissMeDeadly with @ScottMendelson, @brandon4KUHD & @YancyJack. Here what we had to say about this pulpy classic! ow.ly/F9zr50KjekL #PodcastHQ #PodernFamily #PodcastLife #Podcasting
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Yeah but he doesn't know that so why keep bringing it up?
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A third of the Supreme Court was appointed by a man who is being investigated by the FBI for violating the Espionage Act.
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The Inflation Reduction Act has passed both houses of Congress, and now you have a job to do: The science says you should party now @1fivec one5c.substack.com/p/the-sci…
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Nahhhh. The "predator design is racist" theory never held any water to me, to be completely honest. Okay sure, he has tentacles on his head that vaguely look like locs. So what? Does this square with the film's text in any way? Not that I can see.
Review: ‘Prey’ Honors Indigenous Knowledge and Resilience, But We Can’t Ignore Anti-Blackness Inherent in the ‘Predator’ Framework blackgirlnerds.com/review-pr…
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