Category Archives for Text Reviews

Theatrical Review: Skyfall

While it seems that the last three Batman films and Inception had been overwhelmingly influenced by the James Bond series that Christopher Nolan grew up with, it seems that now perhaps the opposite has happened: Bond writers are being influenced … Continue reading

17. December 2012 by Tony2
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META: Of comments, commentary and name-calling.

We, the Back Seat Producers, and there are quite a few of us these days, are a pretty light-hearted bunch.  We try not to take ourselves too seriously and often do so at the expense of one another. Many of … Continue reading

16. July 2012 by Tony
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It’s Not about Joss: Concerning The Avengers, Science Fiction, and New York Times Critics

Note: I outright stole this from Tee’s blog. Tee is awesome. Read his blog. The original is posted here. Since 3 a.m. last night, I have been singing the praises of The Avengers, the über-anticipated epic directed by one of the … Continue reading

04. May 2012 by Tony
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Theatrical Review: The Raid: Redemption

Rama is a new Indonesian SWAT team cop who has a young wife who’s about to give birth to their first child. As we’re first being introduced to him, He’s getting himself prepared for what will be the most intense … Continue reading

14. April 2012 by Darren Goodhart
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Theatrical Review: Paranormal Activity 3

Paramount Pictures certainly knows when they have a good thing.  Two years ago, the first Paranormal Activity took audiences by storm and the studio was quick to follow it up with last year’s terrific Paranormal Activity 2, which also did … Continue reading

23. October 2011 by Darren Goodhart
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Theatrical Review: The Thing

It’s winter of 1982 and our location is Antarctica.  A Norwegian scientific research team has made an amazing discovery below the ice; a spaceship and it’s inhabitant, completely frozen in ice.  Top scientist Sandor Halvorsen is called in for the … Continue reading

16. October 2011 by Darren Goodhart
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Theatrical Review: Real Steel

It’s a few years in the future and down-on-his-luck former boxer Charlie Kenton tries to eke out a living and regain some former glory.  The sport of boxing no longer uses human players and has now gone high-tech with massive … Continue reading

09. October 2011 by Darren Goodhart
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Theatrical Review: The Devil’s Double

The Devil’s Double is loosely based on the true story of Latif Yahia.  Latif Yahia was an Iraqi army lieutenant hand-picked to be the “fiday” (body double) for one of Saddam Hussein’s sons, Uday.  If Latif refuses, his family would … Continue reading

04. September 2011 by Darren Goodhart
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Theatrical Review: Conan The Barbarian

I think that director Marcus Nispel has waited his whole life to make this movie. He’s best known for earlier helming the Michael Bay-produced remakes of The Texas Chainsaw Massacre and Friday The 13th. He got his “warm-up” of sorts … Continue reading

21. August 2011 by Darren Goodhart
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Theatrical Review: Cowboys & Aliens

Our setting is the Old West and as the movie begins, outlaw Jake Lonegran abruptly awakens out in the wild.  He’s been beaten and has no clue as to who he is and how he’s ended up where he’s ended … Continue reading

31. July 2011 by Darren Goodhart
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