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sd4chiefs
06-03-2009, 01:06 PM
Armond White. I can't believe this guy still has a job. :cuss: He is the most hated critic on Rotten Tomatoes.

http://www.rottentomatoes.com/author/author-2725/


He has given bad reviews for UP, Star Trek, and last years Iron Man and The Dark Knight and good reviews for, Terminator Salvation, Dance Flick, Bedtime Stories, and now Land of the Lost.

Sure-Oz
06-03-2009, 01:09 PM
He clearly is a dumbshit that has awful taste

blaise
06-03-2009, 01:10 PM
With all due respect- Shawn Edwards from right here in KC is the title holder for biggest dumbass critic.

Sure-Oz
06-03-2009, 01:13 PM
With all due respect- Shawn Edwards from right here in KC is the title holder for biggest dumbass critic.

Is that the black guy that goes "SPECTACULAR, EXCITING, LIFE CHANGING" for a movie like journey to the center of the earth?

blaise
06-03-2009, 01:23 PM
Is that the black guy that goes "SPECTACULAR, EXCITING, LIFE CHANGING" for a movie like journey to the center of the earth?

Yes, that's why he's known as The Quote Whore.

irishjayhawk
06-03-2009, 01:26 PM
Ben Lyons?

blaise
06-03-2009, 01:31 PM
I actually think White can be pretty funny. Like when he crushed Spike Lee for Miracle at St. Anna.

Sure-Oz
06-03-2009, 01:38 PM
Yes, that's why he's known as The Quote Whore.

Didn't he get the biggest whore award? what a joke just to get on boxes of movies, etc

Third Eye
06-03-2009, 02:04 PM
Peter Travers.

Adept Havelock
06-03-2009, 06:27 PM
:shrug:

http://f.imagehost.org/0132/theCritic.jpg (http://f.imagehost.org/view/0132/theCritic)

Frazod
06-03-2009, 10:26 PM
Heh. 15 reviews, and this asshat is the only one who likes it.

I was actually considering seeing this, but I'm thinking..... no.

Frazod
06-04-2009, 10:39 AM
Well, now there are two positive reviews, the other coming from..... Roger Ebert.

I think Ebert may have lost his mind.

Sure-Oz
06-04-2009, 10:45 AM
Ebert has to be a die hard ferrell fan

Deberg_1990
06-04-2009, 10:49 AM
Well, now there are two positive reviews, the other coming from..... Roger Ebert.

I think Ebert may have lost his mind.

he will do that every now and then. Throw out a positive review for a film that everyone else bags on. Weird...

Ive not see one good review for it yet.

Pitt Gorilla
06-04-2009, 12:32 PM
Heh. 15 reviews, and this asshat is the only one who likes it.

I was actually considering seeing this, but I'm thinking..... no.Why? What in the previews looks remotely funny/interesting? I respect you, fraz, but I can't find anything compelling about this movie at all.

Frazod
06-04-2009, 12:51 PM
Why? What in the previews looks remotely funny/interesting? I respect you, fraz, but I can't find anything compelling about this movie at all.

Geez, I just thought the dinosaur continually outsmarting Ferrell might be funny. It's not like I was expecting the next Fish Called Wanda. :huh:

Sure-Oz
06-04-2009, 12:53 PM
Will Ferrells basketball movie sucked balls too

Deberg_1990
06-04-2009, 12:58 PM
Geez, I just thought the dinosaur continually outsmarting Ferrell might be funny. It's not like I was expecting the next Fish Called Wanda. :huh:

This thing looks like a huge miscalculation.

It has no audience. Too crude for young kids who dont even remember the show. Too juvenille for adults.

Pitt Gorilla
06-04-2009, 01:23 PM
Geez, I just thought the dinosaur continually outsmarting Ferrell might be funny. It's not like I was expecting the next Fish Called Wanda. :huh:Eh, it's probably just a case of you seeing more movies than me (I see next to none). If I'm going to plop down cash for a film, I want it to be a good one. LotL is just way to far down my list for this summer.

The Hangover
Up
Transformers
Angels and Demons
Night at the Museum (for the kids, maybe)
Earth
Star Trek
Terminator
Monsters vs. Aliens
The Soloist
X-Men (probably not)

Sure-Oz
06-04-2009, 01:30 PM
I'd put terminator lower

Fried Meat Ball!
06-04-2009, 01:34 PM
With all due respect- Shawn Edwards from right here in KC is the title holder for biggest dumbass critic.

As a former critic, I'll vouch for this.

Seriously, at press screenings, other reviewers literally wouldn't sit next to him. He's a joke, and everyone knows it. He's shameless, and he's only interested in getting his name in the advertisements.

He's the a whore, for sure, and no one (at least his fellow reviewers) even like him, let alone respect him.

Deberg_1990
06-04-2009, 01:38 PM
As a former critic, I'll vouch for this.

Seriously, at press screenings, other reviewers literally wouldn't sit next to him. He's a joke, and everyone knows it. He's shameless, and he's only interested in getting his name in the advertisements.

He's the a whore, for sure, and no one (at least his fellow reviewers) even like him, let alone respect him.

Hey, FMB, whats your take on critics "Tweeting" during a movie now?

Ive seen some critics have taken some heat for it.

Fried Meat Ball!
06-04-2009, 01:46 PM
Hey, FMB, whats your take on critics "Tweeting" during a movie now?

Ive seen some critics have taken some heat for it.
It'd piss me off. I think if you're reviewing the film, no matter how bad, you give your full, undivided attention to the study of that film. If you don't, you're robbing yourself, the filmmakers and your audience.

That, and I start yelling at people who pull out the cells and blackberries in the theaters. Did last night while I was watching UP.

Sure-Oz
06-04-2009, 01:48 PM
As a former critic, I'll vouch for this.

Seriously, at press screenings, other reviewers literally wouldn't sit next to him. He's a joke, and everyone knows it. He's shameless, and he's only interested in getting his name in the advertisements.

He's the a whore, for sure, and no one (at least his fellow reviewers) even like him, let alone respect him.

This post was "SPECTACULAR, EARTH SHAKING, DIVINE, GOOSEBUMPS, CHOCOLATE SYRUP, LIFE CHANGING, 5 STARS, FIRE ME BOY! IS SUPERB!"

blaise
06-04-2009, 01:49 PM
This thing looks like a huge miscalculation.

It has no audience. Too crude for young kids who dont even remember the show. Too juvenille for adults.

The paycheck Will Ferrell will get is probably the only calculation he was considering.

Fried Meat Ball!
06-04-2009, 01:50 PM
This post was "SPECTACULAR, EARTH SHAKING, DIVINE, GOOSEBUMPS, CHOCOLATE SYRUP, LIFE CHANGING, 5 STARS, FIRE ME BOY! IS SUPERB!"

Even a blind squirrel finds a nut once in a while. :D

blaise
06-04-2009, 01:50 PM
This post was "SPECTACULAR, EARTH SHAKING, DIVINE, GOOSEBUMPS, CHOCOLATE SYRUP, LIFE CHANGING, 5 STARS, FIRE ME BOY! IS SUPERB!"


WHITE CHICKS WAS HILARIOUS!

(then he, Edwards, gave Gran Torino zero stars and said it was racist)

Frazod
06-04-2009, 02:08 PM
Eh, it's probably just a case of you seeing more movies than me (I see next to none). If I'm going to plop down cash for a film, I want it to be a good one. LotL is just way to far down my list for this summer.

The Hangover
Up
Transformers
Angels and Demons
Night at the Museum (for the kids, maybe)
Earth
Star Trek
Terminator
Monsters vs. Aliens
The Soloist
X-Men (probably not)

I'm the same way. I just thought it looked like it might be funny, and I'm just the right age to have a guilty-pleasure attachment to the ghastly original show. Perhaps I'll rent it one of these days.

Deberg_1990
06-04-2009, 02:10 PM
The Taking of Pelham 123 looks like solid adult entertainment as well.

blaise
06-04-2009, 02:13 PM
The Taking of Pelham 123 looks like solid adult entertainment as well.

It looks good. I like the original quite a bit.

Frazod
06-04-2009, 02:17 PM
I've never seen the original.

Deberg_1990
06-04-2009, 02:17 PM
The Taking of Pelham 123 looks like solid adult entertainment as well.


oh, and Public Enemies will be good. I luv me sum Michael Mann.

kc rush
06-04-2009, 02:28 PM
Anyone who claims the "film" Little Man (Wayans Brothers) includes Oscar worth performances deserves to have their ass kicked.

Shawn Edwards Whore of the year rank - LINK (http://www.efilmcritic.com/feature.php?feature=2638)

4. SHAWN EDWARDS

2007ís Whore of the Year fails to repeat in 2008. Giving up his crown, at least for now, Shawn Edwards is still the model of consistency amongst the whores and the sluts. Outside of Travers, Lyons Sr. and Pete Hammond, nobody has amassed as many quotes at Criticwatch as Edwards has and this marks the sixth consecutive year that heís ranked in the Top 5. He is the proverbial cockroach that seemingly canít be stopped. He shrugs us off in interviews, continues to play a racial bias no matter how ordinary or downright awful a film is and is simply downright shameless. Whatever, he has to live with himself and the reputation heís built. Those of us with respect for many of our colleagues know him to be one of the true punchlines of our profession, only you rarely hear anyone heís been in contact with come to his defense other than Christopher Hearne at the Kansas City Star. 23 quotes for Edwards in 2008. 16 of them rotten at R.T. Anyone who calls Twilight ďone of the best vampire movies everĒ needs their own pulse checked, because they sure donít have one of someone thatís supposed to know movies. Check Ďem out and letís leave this stain behind.

Classy. (Leatherheads)
Honest and brave (Stop-Loss)
Intelligent and intense. (Vantage Point)
Intense! Samuel L. Jackson is brilliant. ****! It grips you and never lets go. (Lakeview Terrace)
You won't sleep for weeks. Unbelievably scary! (The Strangers)

Genuinely funny! Ghost Town is a sophisticated, witty and charming comedy. (Ghost Town)
Insanely funny! Will Ferrell delivers another winner. (Semi-Pro)
Totally hilarious! Martin Lawrence has never been funnier! (Welcome Home Roscoe Jenkins)
Awesome! The freshest and funniest comedy in a long time. (Drillbit Taylor)
Fabulous, fun and fresh! Anna Farisí charm is infectious. (The House Bunny)
Funniest movie of the summer! (Get Smart)
The funniest movie of the year. Vince Vaughn and Reese Witherspoon are terrific. The perfect holiday treat. (Four Christmases)
It's Superbadder than any comedy this year. (Sex Drive)

**** An American classic. (Appaloosa)
**** An instant classic! Itís visually awesome, totally fun and tremendously entertaining. (Horton Hears a Who)
Electrifying! The most exhilarating movie of this year! Eagle Eye is an action packed thrill ride that puts the pedal to the metal. (Eagle Eye)
One of the best movies of the year. (The Express)
Magnificent! A movie experience everyone will love. One of the year's very best. (The Secret Life of Bees)

****!...HilariousÖAn all out fun experience that will make you fall in love with the magic of movies. (Nick and Norahís Infinite Playlist)
Matthew McConaughey and Kate Hudson are this generation's most engaging on-screen couple. (Foolís Gold)
Wonderful! Delightful! Enchanting! Penelope is the most charming and irresistibly romantic movie youíll likely see all year. I loved it. (Penelope)
A refreshingly cool, sophisticated and completely romantic film... (Definitely, Maybe)
****! Epic! One of the best vampire movies ever. Sexy, stylish and altogether the coolest movie of the year. (Twilight)

Pitt Gorilla
06-04-2009, 02:47 PM
I'm the same way. I just thought it looked like it might be funny, and I'm just the right age to have a guilty-pleasure attachment to the ghastly original show. Perhaps I'll rent it one of these days.That's the way I am with Transformers. It really doesn't matter how good or bad that movie is; I will see it (in the theater).

JD10367
06-04-2009, 03:10 PM
The Taking of Pelham 123 looks like solid adult entertainment as well.

:spock: Unless Pelham is the last name of a hot chick, and the '123" stands for the number of guys she's doing at the same time... :D

When it comes to film critics, I just don't trust them. Unfortunately, the only way to find out for sure is to plunk down your cash and see/rent it and find out for yourself.

Frazod
06-04-2009, 03:23 PM
That's the way I am with Transformers. It really doesn't matter how good or bad that movie is; I will see it (in the theater).

I'm just a bit too old for Transformers - by the time they hit I'd outgrown watching new cartoons. No cars that turn into robot things for me, thank you very much.

Deberg_1990
06-04-2009, 03:25 PM
I'm just a bit too old for Transformers - by the time they hit I'd outgrown watching new cartoons. No cars that turn into robot things for me, thank you very much.


Same here. But i did enjoy the first one for the junky fun that it was.

This will be more of the same. Michael Bay does one thing well: Blow sh*t up pretty.

Frazod
06-04-2009, 03:45 PM
Same here. But i did enjoy the first one for the junky fun that it was.

This will be more of the same. Michael Bay does one thing well: Blow sh*t up pretty.

I never did get over Pearl Harbor. Michael Bay can eat shit and die.

irishjayhawk
06-04-2009, 04:19 PM
Intelligent and intense. (Vantage Point)
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He lost me with that.

Deberg_1990
06-04-2009, 05:31 PM
I never did get over Pearl Harbor. Michael Bay can eat shit and die.


Wow? I consider that 45 minute Pearl Harbor attack scene one the best action scenes in movie history.


No love for Bad Boys 2, or The Island? Pure unadulterrated action bliss for me. :)

Otter
06-04-2009, 05:54 PM
If someone needs a movie critic to tell them what's good or bad you might as well go all in - buy the extra MTV channels and dress how they tell you, join the Oprah book of the month club so she tells you what to read and build your social circle on who can get you into the best cocktail part.

I get more insight reading everyday Joe's like us input on movies than those "you get paid for what?!?!?" robots.

Seriously, these people watch movies as a job. It's the main reason I've never become a kayak instructor or a fly fishing teacher.

Fried Meat Ball!
06-04-2009, 05:57 PM
If someone needs a movie critic to tell them what's good or bad you might as well go all in - buy the extra MTV channels and dress how they tell you, join the Oprah book of the month club so she tells you what to read and build your social circle on who can get you into the best cocktail part.

I get more insight reading everyday Joe's like us input on movies than those "you get paid for what?!?!?" robots.

Seriously, these people watch movies as a job. It's the main reason I've never become a kayak instructor or a fly fishing teacher.
Like you wouldn't do it in a hearbeat.

I hated my job at the newspaper, and I love my job now. But if I could get paid again to review films for a living, you wouldn't get the offer out of your mouth before I accepted it.

Deberg_1990
06-04-2009, 06:03 PM
If someone needs a movie critic to tell them what's good or bad you might as well go all in - buy the extra MTV channels and dress how they tell you, join the Oprah book of the month club so she tells you what to read and build your social circle on who can get you into the best cocktail part.

I get more insight reading everyday Joe's like us input on movies than those "you get paid for what?!?!?" robots.

Seriously, these people watch movies as a job. It's the main reason I've never become a kayak instructor or a fly fishing teacher.


Whats funny is, reviews dont matter all that much when it comes to popularity of a movie.

Look at most of the stuff released in the past few months of the year that made alot of money. Alot of it was poorly reviewed.

I think where reviews make the most differrence is in low budget or independent movies which need all the press and exposure they can get.

Frazod
06-04-2009, 06:07 PM
Wow? I consider that 45 minute Pearl Harbor attack scene one the best action scenes in movie history.


No love for Bad Boys 2, or The Island? Pure unadulterrated action bliss for me. :)

I thought it totally sucked. The CGI was third-rate and cheesy, the ships didn't look right (there are things I pick up on as a veteran fleet sailor that others miss, but still), and of course it butchered the historical events.

Tora Tora Tora with its bathtub models was far more realistic.

Fried Meat Ball!
06-04-2009, 06:08 PM
The thing is not finding a reviewer you agree with, but finding one you trust. Before I started reviewing, I knew my tastes and the tastes of my favorite critic (writing style, info, etc.). And if he didn't like it, chances are I would. I didn't agree with him most of the time, but I knew him and trusted him.

Frazod
06-04-2009, 06:12 PM
I like Roeper - he seems fairly down to earth. Ebert has lost mind.

blaise
06-04-2009, 06:19 PM
I like Roeper - he seems fairly down to earth. Ebert has lost mind.

Ebert sometimes seems like he has a predetermined agenda or bias.

Otter
06-04-2009, 06:23 PM
Ebert sometimes seems like he has a predetermined agenda or bias.

You really think someone on his level doesn't get kick back for a "thumbs up"?

Frazod
06-04-2009, 06:26 PM
Ebert sometimes seems like he has a predetermined agenda or bias.

And he's paying less and less attention to the details of films and writing inaccurately in his reviews. Dude needs an editor, but much like Stephen King, good luck telling him that.

irishjayhawk
06-04-2009, 08:59 PM
The thing is not finding a reviewer you agree with, but finding one you trust. Before I started reviewing, I knew my tastes and the tastes of my favorite critic (writing style, info, etc.). And if he didn't like it, chances are I would. I didn't agree with him most of the time, but I knew him and trusted him.

For me, that's Ebert. I don't know who I'll turn to after....

Pitt Gorilla
06-04-2009, 09:17 PM
I'm just a bit too old for Transformers - by the time they hit I'd outgrown watching new cartoons. No cars that turn into robot things for me, thank you very much.Transformers, He-Man, GI Joe. Afterschool cartoons kicked ass.

Psyko Tek
06-04-2009, 09:36 PM
The thing is not finding a reviewer you agree with, but finding one you trust. Before I started reviewing, I knew my tastes and the tastes of my favorite critic (writing style, info, etc.). And if he didn't like it, chances are I would. I didn't agree with him most of the time, but I knew him and trusted him.

nope, you don't have to find one you agree with just find one that is consistent...
if he hates movies you like
and has consitent "bad" judgment you know what movies you want to see

me and ebert don't agree always but I know from his reviews if I'll like the movie


he's consitent

sd4chiefs
06-04-2009, 11:17 PM
nope, you don't have to find one you agree with just find one that is consistent...
if he hates movies you like
and has consitent "bad" judgment you know what movies you want to see

me and ebert don't agree always but I know from his reviews if I'll like the movie


he's consitent

I think Ebert has lose it. He says that Land of the Lost (3/4 stars) is better than Star Trek (2.5/4 stars).

http://www.rottentomatoes.com/author/author-16/

Demonpenz
06-05-2009, 08:13 AM
eberts been sick as hell for a long time. I always liked his reviews for better or worse they were fun listening to his snarky ass. He always seemed a closet perv too, always giving shit that was half porno thumbs up. I think I liked him because he was all snooty, the kind of guy you want to drink a case of papst and beat the shit out of him. good times

sd4chiefs
06-05-2009, 08:51 PM
This is what someone elses thinks about Armond White the movie critic and his review of Land of the lost.

ROFL

Listen, Armond, don't keep signing in under different names and defending this garbage heap of a review. Have your mom do it instead. "Look at me, world! I'm different! I go against the grain! I poop my pants and throw it on my computer and THAT'S how my reviews get written - wherever my Armond-poo lands, those are the letters I use to write my scintillating commentary! My poo even talks, for I am Armond the great and powerfull pants pooper! If only the actors in Star Trek had been a different ethinicity, THEN I - and my fecal genius - would have loved it! But I'm afraid it holds nary a candle to such classics as "Pootie Tang" and "Soul Plane"! For a free sample of talking Armond poo that will explain to you how much smarter I am than all of you and to give you different ways to lavish my insecure butt with attention, just send a self-addressed stamped box to ARMOND c/o his poo. No address needed, for every post office in the world knows who I am, since all mailmen whipe themselves with the rag that I write for! Feel my poo wrath!" Or something like that

sd4chiefs
06-25-2009, 01:03 PM
Armond White does it again. He gave the new Transformers movie a good review. :banghead: This guy is such a retard.


http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/transformers_revenge_of_the_fallen/comments.php?reviewid=1828886

L.A. Chieffan
06-25-2009, 03:47 PM
the guys shtick is obvious.

pretty smart if you ask me

Halfcan
06-25-2009, 04:01 PM
I havnt seen the second one-I figure it is the same at the first-so why bother??

sd4chiefs
07-15-2009, 05:16 PM
Just like clock work Armond White waits until most of the reviews are in so that he can give the new Harry Potter movie a bad review when most reviews are good. 89% on the T-meter.

http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/harry_potter_and_the_half_blood_prince/comments.php?reviewid=1832295

Reaper16
07-15-2009, 05:25 PM
Armond White must be the MemyselfI of movie critics.

Oceanic815Survivor
07-16-2009, 01:24 PM
Well, now there are two positive reviews, the other coming from..... Roger Ebert.

I think Ebert may have lost his mind.

If its as horribly bad as the old show, then I am so in. I can watch that sh!t for hours.

Frazod
07-16-2009, 01:53 PM
If its as horribly bad as the old show, then I am so in. I can watch that sh!t for hours.

I'll admit - I'm looking forward to renting this piece of crap as soon as it comes out. :D

sd4chiefs
08-12-2009, 12:25 PM
I love to hate Armond. After getting 20 good reviews on Rotten Tomatoes I just knew that he would be the first one to give District 9 a bad review.

http://www.nypress.com/article-20206-from-mothership-to-bullship.html

Comments from other Armond haters.

http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/district_9/comments.php?reviewid=1837376

Buck
08-12-2009, 01:28 PM
I wish that they took away his credentials from RT.

irishjayhawk
08-12-2009, 01:29 PM
I wish that they took away his credentials from RT.

One of the admins defended his review.

I can see defending one or two reviews but this guy has a history. Period.

blaise
08-12-2009, 01:33 PM
One of the admins defended his review.

I can see defending one or two reviews but this guy has a history. Period.

It's pretty clear at this point he's doing it intentionally.

Buck
08-12-2009, 01:33 PM
On "Transporter 3"

This is the only movie you need to see this season.

WTF?

He gave GI Joe and Transporter 3 Good Reviews...wtf is wrong w/ this guy?

Buck
03-15-2010, 04:20 AM
http://themovieblog.com/2010/03/armond-white-is-denied-greenburg-screening

One film's crew didn't allow Armond White in on the screening. lol

CoMoChief
03-16-2010, 09:51 AM
Wow.....Land of the Lost. I didn't have to watch that preview for no more than 5 seconds to tell you that movie was going to be fucking retarded.

DMAC
03-16-2010, 10:16 AM
Wow.....Land of the Lost. I didn't have to watch that preview for no more than 5 seconds to tell you that movie was going to be fucking retarded.It is rare than I have to turn a movie off. It was just unwatchable.

sd4chiefs
06-18-2010, 03:51 PM
Armond White does it agian for Toy Story 3. See my post in Toy Story 3 thread.

http://www.rottentomatoes.com/author/author-2725/


What an A-Hole.:shake:

Buck
06-18-2010, 03:56 PM
Hes a dick. I don't know why Rotten Tomatoes continues to use him as one of the top critics. He can be downgraded.

Frazod
06-18-2010, 03:58 PM
Hes a dick. I don't know why Rotten Tomatoes continues to use him as one of the top critics. He can be downgraded.

At this point, entertainment value. He's like Five O'Clock Charlie.

Deberg_1990
06-18-2010, 04:10 PM
I think its obvious he knows what hes doing. Hes made a nice little name/niche for himself. Nobody would know who he was if he wasnt doing this.

Taco John
06-18-2010, 04:23 PM
I personally doubt he even watched the movie before he decided what he was going to say.