After watching Death Sentence, a terrible movie starring Kevin Bacon as a father in search of vigilante justice directed by Saw's James Wan, Gabe embarked on The Hunt For The Worst Movie of All Time. This is his sad journey.
[Originally posted on November 15th, 2010.] American Beauty won the 1999 Academy Award for Best Picture. Whoops! This is a pretentious, misguided, ham-fisted film. But the Academy's decision…   Read Story »
After Roger Ebert died, Terry Gross replayed some of their old interviews on Fresh Air. In one of them he talked about how he would rewatch Fellini's La Dolce Vita every 10 years, and how his…   Read Story »
Have you guys been watching this season of Curb Your Enthusiasm? It's not bad. The scenes in which Larry is just sitting around goofing it up with Jeff and/or Richard Lewis and whatever other goons…   Read Story »
One aspect of the Hunt for the Worst Movie of All Time that seems to be perennially confusing to people is the fact that any movie is a possible nominee. Taste is subjective, and one man's Trash…   Read Story »
Love and Other Drugs is actually based on a memoir called Hard Sell: the Evolution of a Viagra Salesman. (Hard Sell! Do you get it?! Penises.) Now, as we have all learned from writers like David…   Read Story »
My guess is that most of us don't really know that much about the actual country of Australia. Sure, EVERYONE knows that it is a prison island for prisoners and everyone there is a criminal without…   Read Story »
How much money does Ashton Kutcher have? Is it ALL of the money? He's got to at least have most of it, right? I mean, That '70s Show is still popular in syndication, there was Dude Where's My Car?,…   Read Story »
Augusten Burroughs's memoirs and books of essays are really popular. Probably. Right? I think that's true. People buy them and they are best-sellers, and then they get turned into movies, or…   Read Story »
I know that this cannot possibly be true, but I remember Nell being a really big deal when it came out. I mean, it was a big enough deal, Jodie Foster was nominated for an Academy Award and stuff,…   Read Story »
The thing about real life and about making movies that are supposed to reflect real life is that real life is messy and lacks a cohesive narrative arc, sure, but even more problematically, real life…   Read Story »