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  • HermanTheTosser 23 Feb 2012 17:35:26 82 posts
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    It's hard to have any respect for a man whose got a mobile toilet for a surname. If you can get past that, his hair's unforgivable.

    Apart from that, he's always struck me as a little pretentious but he's probably a very nice man.

    Edited by HermanTheTosser at 17:37:50 23-02-2012
  • RobAnybody 23 Feb 2012 18:57:03 930 posts
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    I'm sure he's a perfectly nice chap, but as a film critic/reviewer he's pretty useless and manages to earn a crust by trying to get a rise out of people that listen to his waffle. He's certainly no Barry Norman.

    He also appears to have an unhealthy and negative obsession with blockbuster movies, particularly Transformers and the Pirates films. I'm sure that his hatred of them means that he dreads being obliged to watch them, but come on - there's far worse films out there! (the Twilight nonsense for one which, strangely enough, Kermode says he likes !).
  • HoriZon 25 Feb 2012 18:38:56 13,569 posts
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    The 'Hello to Jason Isaacs' thing is getting bigger and bigger now as Google, Jay Leno Show, The David Letterman Show and other news channels are saying it and posting it in feeds etc.

    I used to be a gamer like you, then I took an arrow in the knee.

  • RichieTenenbaum 25 Feb 2012 19:44:07 2,223 posts
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    They're different roles, the critic and the reviewer. A reviewer gives an assesment of a movie or thing and judges it's worth.

    A critic writes academic criticism on the medium.

    A reviewer might ask if a movie is any good. A critic would try and write academically about the film, without necessarily making a judgement on it's value. It's the difference between doing a review of the Evil Dead, and writing an essay on the effect Evil Dead on independent film and horror movie production.
  • Deleted user 25 February 2012 20:25:19
    I would argue that essay writing on things like Evil Dead and its affect on the film world would be more of a theorist's job. A critic stands between the two, where it can rationalise film theory in their judgement, whereas a reviewer would just go 'IT'S GOOD/BAD' usually based on its own merits.
  • BinaryBob101 26 Mar 2013 16:10:42 23,698 posts
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    This is just fucking creepy.

    www.TheGrumpyVaper.com

  • nickthegun 26 Mar 2013 16:15:50 60,620 posts
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    One of my friends not only had that same hoyas shirt, he had the hat to go with it.

    Kermode probably has the hat but didnt want to mess his hair up.

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    My man gives real loving that's why I call him Killer
    He's not a wham-bam-thank-you-ma'am, he's a thriller

  • billythekid 11 Jul 2013 13:29:10 11,223 posts
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    Mark Kermode reviews Gerrard Butler's new film 'Man in a Blue Jacket Watches a Tennis Match'
  • Deleted user 11 July 2013 13:34:34
    The meaning of words evovle dude. Especially those born on t'internet.
  • Deleted user 11 July 2013 13:43:10
    Not sure where the problem is, though. As an adjective it literally means spread by the mass public.
  • El_MUERkO 11 Jul 2013 13:51:51 17,082 posts
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    billythekid wrote:
    Mark Kermode reviews Gerrard Butler's new film 'Man in a Blue Jacket Watches a Tennis Match'
    that's a pretty good send-up of the BBC's turdy Wimbledon coverage

    three stars
  • craigy Staff 11 Jul 2013 14:17:53 7,725 posts
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    You'd think knowing a thing or two about movies, Kermode would be able to set a tripod up so it was straight before he drivelled into it.

    Gah, he's annoying.
  • imamazed 11 Jul 2013 14:20:12 5,831 posts
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    I quite like the guy. I used to listen to the show every week, via podcast. Now, because I never use my laptop really, I never get round to listening; not for years.

    Even though it's relatively minor, the hassle of transferring to my iPod every week puts me off.
  • cubbymoore 11 Jul 2013 14:23:42 36,501 posts
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    mowgli wrote:
    The meaning of words evovle
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    The meaning of words evovle
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    The meaning of words evovle
    mowgli wrote:
    The meaning of words evovle
    mowgli wrote:
    The meaning of words evovle
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    The meaning of words evovle
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    The meaning of words evovle
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    The meaning of words evovle
  • nickthegun 11 Jul 2013 14:49:02 60,620 posts
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    You really should have changed the spelling of 'evovle' with every quote there, n00b.

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  • cubbymoore 11 Jul 2013 14:50:45 36,501 posts
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    No that would be the spelling of words changing then.
  • nickthegun 11 Jul 2013 15:09:44 60,620 posts
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    Evolving. Its more visual. Go on, give it a try.

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  • dr_swin 11 Jul 2013 15:11:31 4,903 posts
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    I really enjoy a bit of wittertainment. Can't say I always agree with his opinions though. Le quattro volte was one of his films of the year and was possibly the most boring thing I have ever sat through.
  • nickthegun 11 Jul 2013 15:13:07 60,620 posts
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    I like him, in the main. Even if it is an act, I find the degree to which he loves himself slightly on the nauseating side but he is one of the last 'proper' critics out there.

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    My man gives real loving that's why I call him Killer
    He's not a wham-bam-thank-you-ma'am, he's a thriller

  • Deleted user 13 July 2013 17:10:53
    If Kermode says a film is good, then it sways my decision more towards watching it. Two films that spring to mind include Local Hero (1983) and Possession (1981). Both films are somewhat oddball. Maybe Kermode is oddball.

    Kermode wouldn't look too out of place playing Hellboy's brother.

    Edited by blacksea at 17:12:53 13-07-2013
  • Deleted user 13 July 2013 19:36:32
    Had to take a break from the precocious cockhead for a year or so. Been back for a couple of months and just about bearing him.
  • imamazed 7 Nov 2013 15:00:35 5,831 posts
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    Anyone listen to the David Morrisey/James King standin show last week?

    I couldn't deal with how sycophantic they both were. You can kind of understand with Morrisey; he's an actor himself so kind of wants to avoid damaging the inner acting circle. But my god, James King. Basically, he just likes actors. I think the term "what a performace" was used over a hundred times. If a film's good, it's because there are famous actors in it what have acted in loads of films! He doesn't seem to have an opinion about anything, which is a problem for a film critic.
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