When They Were Fat

Steven Seagal Sensei

This category refers to two things at the same time; First it is about those action stars or bigwigs (or people who think they are) who are having a hard time being out of the limelight and continue to make the same kinds of movies they did when they were big, but now they are older, slower, and fatter. Second, it refers to when they lived off the fat of the land, during their salad days, and so it will cover their more popular efforts as well.

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The Boondock Saints II: All Saints Day

Can You Get a Stuntman For My Dialogue Too? A review of Eye See You

Cold Souls

The Expendables

I’m Still Here


Knight and Day

Law Abiding Citizen

Life During Wartime

My Best Fiend

On Deadly Ground


Some Kind of Monster

Tropic Thunder




X Men: First Class


Now on DVD and Blu-Ray


By Adam Lippe

Whenever there’s a genre parody or ode to a specific era of films, such as Black Dynamite’s mocking of Blaxploitation films or Quentin Tarantino’s Death Proof, the second half of Grindhouse, the danger is that the film might fall into the trap of either being condescending without any particular insight, or so faithful that it becomes the very flawed thing it is emulating.

Black Dynamite has nothing new to say about Blaxploitation films, it just does a decent job of copying what an inept [...]

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Nominee: BEST NEW PRODUCT, 2011 National Veegie Awards: The Vegan Condom

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Featured Quote (written by me)

On Cold Fish:

Though the 16 year old me described the 1994 weepie Angie, starring Geena Davis as a Brooklyn mother raising her new baby alone, as “maudlin and melodramatic,” Roger Ebert, during his TV review, referring to the multitude of soap-operaish problems piling up on the titular character, suggested that it was only in Hollywood where Angie would get a happy ending. “If they made this movie in France, Angie would have shot herself.”

Well Cold Fish was made in Japan, where Angie would have shot herself and that would have been the happy ending.