Earlier this month we mentioned that for the Genre Spotlight we decided to do a Secret Santa amongst us Advocates. Each Advocate secretly picked a movie for another to review. Each week we released a review that was given to us. Below is a paragraph from each Advocate on what movie they picked and why.
My Secret Santa this holiday season is none other than Jonathan MacFarlane, our resident Batman expert. And being a Batman expert he decided it would be best for me to review Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story. Receiving this film for Christmas, from Jonathan, actually stems from a debate that took place on an episode of our wildly popular podcast of the same name. Our debate was whether Walk Hard was a strong enough selection to qualify as his favorite comedy or if he should submit to me and choose a time tested comedy such as Airplane, Ghostbusters, or Country Strong. Read the rest of this entry
I’m torn on MirrorMask, my DAMRB Secret Santa gift this year. I can see how people can like it, even adore it (including, I’m assuming, my fellow reviewer who bestowed it upon me), but I can also see it as a clumsy, second-rate children’s tale.
The Fifth Element is a weird movie. Almost every aspect of it is bizarre, and, for the most part, I can’t tell if it’s intentional or not. With a few caveats, it’s awesome. Read the rest of this entry
I have seen a lot of movies. I like “bad” movies. One of my favorite movies of all time is Half-Baked. I can appreciate a B movie. Then, I watch something like Birdemic and my faith in humanity is tested to its limits. Birdemic has to be the worst movie I have ever seen on purpose. Coming from me, that speaks volumes. This makes Avatar look like Hamlet.
Before I start this review, I gotta say, I didn’t think I’d been THIS naughty this year. Cause the DAMR Secret Santa took a big ol’ poop in my stocking, let me tell ya!
Each and every month here on Devils Advocates Movie Reviews we dedicate a month to spotlighting an actor, director, or genre. Getting into the holiday spirit, each available Advocate secretly picked a movie, which was randomly “gifted” to another Advocate. Join us each week in December as our reviewers give their thoughts on the movie selected for them; then join us on the last Friday of the month for the big reveal of who selected which movie and why. Check out the schedule below to see what’s in-store.