Skip to main content


"Do you ever walk out of movies you can't stand?"

Never! To stay and tough out the bad stuff is what makes movie reviewing necessary. People don't want to waste their money on something that stinks. I see the bad so that YOU don't have to!

"Do you see every movie you critique? Do you ever judge a movie based on the previews alone?"

Never! Never! Never! Doing so would constitute an unethical practice for a serious movie reviewer.

"Are you recruiting writers for this blog?"

Possibly, but mostly on an invitation basis. This may change.

"Come on now! Isn’t this just your opinion?"

No. Good movie critiques can be very much objective, not just personal. Just because I didn’t “like” a movie won’t necessarily have anything to do with its value as a movie. There are plenty of movies I don’t like merely because they don’t interest me in subject matter or movie type, but they may be good movies in and of themselves. I will always judge a movie on its merits only.

"Can we request a certain movie to be reviewed?"

Um, sure! :-)

"What do the three astericks *** mean when next to the title of a review?"

That means that the movie being reviewed is a B-movie, an independent film, or else has been released straight to DVD and never made theaters and should be judged by lesser standards than the major, big screen releases.

"What is a mini-review?" 

A review that is a condensed version of a standard review (300 words or less as opposed to 500 words or more).

"I'm noticing that a number of movies in theaters aren't here. Why is that?"

I don't review movies full-time, and as a result, I can only dedicate so much of my time to it. Hopefully, that will someday change.

"Can you name some of your favorite movie critics?"

That I can. Most successful critics read and have their own favorites list of other critics, too. Mine include MaryAnn Johanson, Justin Putman, Roger Ebert, Kevin Carr, and Scott Weinberg.

"How long have you been reviewing movies?

Since 2006 when I worked as a ghostwriter. At that time, my reviews were available only to clients who bought the reviews and put their names on them in other publications. The reviews were only part of the work I did as a ghostwriter. Having always been a passionate moviegoer, the writing soon blossomed into a more dedicated effort.

"How do you see the movies you review?"

I usually see them at press screenings at theaters or in the form of DVD screeners that are sent to me. However, there are a few times when I see them online or along with everyone else in theaters.


Popular posts from this blog

When Jesus Turns Down the Glory: 10 Worst Ever Christian Songs

It’s a sad testimony when even the creator of a thing realizes that the product isn’t what it was intended to be. Well, actually it’s a good thing. It just doesn’t happen often enough. The Christian music industry is, shall we say, not up to par with where its admirers (and even creators and ardent well-wishers) would hope it would be. And when even the average believer realizes that their music is not market-cornering stuff, all should know that there is a problem.

Now not all Christian music sucks (you might even find a few rock songs from artists like Petra on Joe Holman’s ipod that he still sometimes listens to and enjoys), but what makes the stuff that does suck suck is that what sucks sucks for a number of different reasons. We begin the countdown going from best of the worst to absolute worst...

The Top 5 Most Powerful Beings in Sci-fi (Part I of II)

It’s a subject that is rarely tackled in any form outside of random questions on a message board, but here we will devote a sensible examination of it. Who – what – is the most powerful being anywhere in every realm of sci-fi or fantasy ever dreamt up by a finite human being? I’ve been contemplating this subject since I was 8 years old. At 39, it hasn’t left my mind. That means several things; (1) I’m a fucking geek. (2) I’ve invested enough of my life pondering this for it to qualify as an obsession.

As with all “Most” anything lists, we are faced with several problems, one of them being limited source material. A couple of these only made one or two brief appearances somewhere and that is all we have to go by. But sometimes, those situations let our imaginations go into overdrive and give us even more creative fun. The mystery tends to add to the experience of contemplation.

The Top 5 Most Powerful Beings in Sci-fi (Part II of II)

#1) The Douwds – From Star Trek The Next Generation

Claim to fame: This Douwd went from pacifist to mass murderer of 50 billion in a single moment of anger. He appears to hold the record for most murders in all of sci-fi.
Abilities: Just about unlimited.
Nature: True immortals.

Our winner, debatably edging out number #2, is a mysterious race of beings called the Douwds. We only get to meet one of their kind in a single episode (#51, season 3 - see the condensed version here) called “The Survivors.” It was one of the very best of any season. What little we know of this illusive race “of disguises and false surroundings” only adds to our fascination with them.

When the Enterprise gets an urgent distress call from a federation colony on Delta Rana IV about an attacking alien warship, they head over as fast as they can, but they are days away. By the time they arrive, it is too late. All are dead and the planet has been literally leveled…with the sole exception of one house and the small pa…