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Boiling Point

In doing a quick bit of research for this article, I came across an article from none other than our own publisher, Neil Miller. Now, I didn’t bother to read the entire article, because I got what I needed and wouldn’t want to be swayed by facts or reason or anything, but his opening felt perfect for this topic, so I’m going to use it here: “Expectations are a funny thing. For a critic, they are the worst thing to have. Going into a film with any kind of expectations, good or bad, can color one’s ultimate perception of a film and sway a review one way or another.” I hope that now Neil feels good knowing that I think he has a really good point there, because in a minute, I’m going to use him as an example of what the fuck is wrong with this world. His point is relevant though, because expectations definitely influence how we view movies. If you go into a movie with super high expectations, you may feel let down. If you go in with low expectations, you can be pleasantly surprised. The best thing to do would be to go in with no expectations and just feel the movie slip inside you, deep and raw. But the modern world doesn’t allow this. Everyone is vying for the top spot when it comes to the final word on a film. To be noticed, we shout out the following words: amazing, funniest, greatest, best, of […]

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Boiling Point

Heading out to the movies is a magical experience, one we all treasure. Hopefully you have a good theater around, one where you can get a decent tub of popcorn without spending $19.75, plop into a soft, clean, cushioned seat and enjoy 117 minutes of uninterrupted entertainment, with great picture and perfect sound. If you can’t, I hope you at least can find a theater without any hypodermic needles stuck in the cushions. Either way, you settle in and enjoy the show. Munching on your nachos, eating fistfuls of buttery popcorn, sipping sugary soda, and slamming back Milk Duds. You’re transported to a magical world where a teen can swing on webs, a teen can be a wizard, and a teen can have worry-free unprotected sex – hey what the hell man, teens get away with a lot in movies these days. Then, thoroughly entertained, the lights come up. You scan the surrounding area. A veritable concession stand holocaust. Discarded cups in  holders. Popcorn strewn about the floor. Crumpled napkins everywhere. If you’re like me, you’re appalled. Shocked. Disgusted. You gather up your trash, mutter, toss it away. If, unlike me, you get up, leave your trash behind and don’t give a shit, you’re the asshole I’m writing about.

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One man has a crisis of faith when his family loves The Tuxedo, and we pass it along to you. Enjoy your crisis.

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If nobody’s perfect, why are so many films getting a 10 out of 10 these days? Robert Fure aims to bring them back down to Earth through the power of rage.

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Paradoxically, Robert Fure, movie critic, wants to remind you that the things critics say don’t mean shit in this town.

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Boiling Point: Why Won

Critics are always quick to point out that certain films aren’t shown to critics – often the first signal that it’s going to suck. Robert Fure says that sucks.

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Since we’re primarily a film criticism website, we decided to write an editorial on why film critics are obsolete. Daring? Groundbreaking? Iconoclastic? Our vote is for Ridiculously Foolish.

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John Rambo

It appears that everyone has a different opinion about ‘Rambo’ — most critics hated it and most fans loved it. So what do you think?

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It is with great dismay we read that Sylvesters Stallone’s contemporary, thoughtful war drama (subtle and cuttingly sarcastic raised eyebrow must be imagined) Rambo will not be screened to the press.

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