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post #101 of 9347
Definitely a better name. We tried to tell him Badass Digest was a dopey name at the time, but would he listen? Noooooooooooooo.

So, where do I get my medal for being right all along?
post #102 of 9347

Looks like Nathan Rabin was fired from The Dissolve. Lame! That site's a personal fave, but they seem to be shedding good writers. Noel Murray left a few months ago as well.

post #103 of 9347
What? No!
post #104 of 9347
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Originally Posted by Bradito View Post

What? No!

http://blogs.indiewire.com/criticwire/nathan-rabin-leaves-the-dissolve-20150501

 

That Facebook post is heartbreaking.

post #105 of 9347
Weak. He's one of the greats.
post #106 of 9347

wait, really? Damn.

post #107 of 9347
It's times like this I get the feeling that online journalism isn't taken seriously.
post #108 of 9347
The Dissolve is beginning to live up to its name.
post #109 of 9347
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Originally Posted by Hammerhead View Post

It's times like this I get the feeling that online journalism isn't taken seriously.

 

There will come a time when web-only journalists are universally given as much cachet as print or broadcast, but it's 10-15 years away. Or more.

post #110 of 9347
Until then: listicles!
post #111 of 9347
Crazy, I assumed Rabin was considered their star writer.
post #112 of 9347
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Until then: listicles!

 

I actually have no problem with the listicle as a format. It can be a decent way of organizing thoughts, it's just so often abused by lazy writers. Also, it sounds like testicle.

post #113 of 9347
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Originally Posted by Paul C View Post

Crazy, I assumed Rabin was considered their star writer.


Me too. I'm not going to speculate but there must've been something more to it. Rabin's one of the very best writers working on the internet.

post #114 of 9347
I'm one of the best who does it for free.
post #115 of 9347

You're our star writer.  Barry's our starfucker.

post #116 of 9347
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Originally Posted by Mangy View Post
 

http://blogs.indiewire.com/criticwire/nathan-rabin-leaves-the-dissolve-20150501

 

That Facebook post is heartbreaking.

 

What the hell? Totally didn't expect this.

 

The AV Club is a shadow of its former self as well. Seems like every review they give these days is an A or A+.

post #117 of 9347

Maybe tangentially related to film critics, but something that really bugs me is when a negative review is posted or linked to on Facebook, and someone inevitably comments, "Disappointed to know this isn't very good."

 

Um, no.  You don't know that at all.  You know this partcular person didn't like it.  And while their tastes and opinions may have aligned with yours in the past, their review shouldn't be taken as the definitive last word on the subject.

post #118 of 9347
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Originally Posted by felix View Post
 

 

What the hell? Totally didn't expect this.

 

The AV Club is a shadow of its former self as well. Seems like every review they give these days is an A or A+.

and then funny enough, they give Avengers a B-.

 

I like AVclub, and I think they do their best work when they're writing about television.

post #119 of 9347
I like their TV reviews as well, and while I know the letter grade should be the least important aspect of it, they tend to grade them even higher than films.
post #120 of 9347

Just another voice saying AVClub's TV writing is generally aces. And the comments sections are usually pretty good, too (for TV writeups).

post #121 of 9347

Yeah, they're pretty much the first place I go after a show now. Some of the reviewers are, obviously, better than others but the guys they have on the Doctor Who and Game Of Thrones reviews (well, the non-book one at least) are especially good. I also agree about the comments section. After CHUD, it's the best place to have intelligent discussions regarding a show you're watching. I made the mistake, once, of going to the IGN comments section for a Black Sails episode in which one of the pirate captains had been revealed as gay. Won't make that mistake again.

post #122 of 9347
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Originally Posted by MrSaxon View Post
 

Yeah, they're pretty much the first place I go after a show now. Some of the reviewers are, obviously, better than others but the guys they have on the Doctor Who and Game Of Thrones reviews (well, the non-book one at least) are especially good. I also agree about the comments section. After CHUD, it's the best place to have intelligent discussions regarding a show you're watching. I made the mistake, once, of going to the IGN comments section for a Black Sails episode in which one of the pirate captains had been revealed as gay. Won't make that mistake again.


Is it any worse then AICN?  That just flat out awful.

 

I agree on AV and the talk backs on badddigest or whatever it's called now are often very good. 

post #123 of 9347
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Is it any worse then AICN?  That just flat out awful.

 

 

It's probably around the same, although I've not been to AICN in quite some time. I used to go there every single day (and that's where I first heard about CHUD) but very little draws me there now, outside of the Docbacks run by Glen Oliver.

post #124 of 9347

Here's a great article on Orson Welles and "The Lady From Shanghai" over at Grantland.

post #125 of 9347
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although I've not been to AICN in quite some time. I used to go there every single day (and that's where I first heard about CHUD) 

 

Same here. I think my first exposure to CHUD was the first dustup between the sites. Man, I remember the heady days of the mid-90s when AICN was considered THE site for movie news. AICN and Dark Horizons were daily (if not more often) online destinations for me.

post #126 of 9347

Here's a terrific AV Club interview with one of the people who restores older films for Criterion.

post #127 of 9347
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Same here. I think my first exposure to CHUD was the first dustup between the sites. Man, I remember the heady days of the mid-90s when AICN was considered THE site for movie news. AICN and Dark Horizons were daily (if not more often) online destinations for me.


Same.  Still visit AICN just about daily, but haven't been to Dark Horizons in ages!  Don't forget back in the 90's there weren't many movie sites for news and stuff. 

post #128 of 9347

Yeah.  AICN, then added CHUD and Dark Horizons to my reading back in the mid 90s.  Now it's pretty much CHUD, AV Club, and Reddit.  I've long since stopped reading anyone's actual reviews, though.

post #129 of 9347
Is Harry still catching hell over that Kickstarter embezzlement scandal?
post #130 of 9347

Harry could cure cancer and still catch Talkbacker hell for it until the day he died.

post #131 of 9347
I often wonder about the private lives of Talkbackers. How do they fill their days when they're not trolling or watching "Friendship is Magic?"
post #132 of 9347
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How do they fill their days when they're not trolling or watching "Friendship is Magic?"

 

Furiously masturbating to an image of Harry Stamper crying.

post #133 of 9347
Thank you for helping me fill out one of my blank Cards Against Humanity.
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post #135 of 9347

Looks like Kermode and Mayo are testing the waters for some kind of visual version of their radio show/podcast. Seems to be quite well made, though I'm not sure it deviates from the podcast enough to make it essential viewing for someone like me who listens to it on the commute.

 

I used to work in the building they're filming it in, I'm pretty sure.

post #136 of 9347

The Dissolve is over.

 

No.

 

No.

 

NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO.

 

Not like this.

post #137 of 9347

What the hell!

post #138 of 9347
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Originally Posted by bendrix View Post
 

The Dissolve is over.

 

No.

 

No.

 

NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO.

 

Not like this.

So depressing. For about a year, it was the best movie website ever created. (sorry, CHUD.)

post #139 of 9347

Hard to believe. But www.tor.com has some interesting articles.

post #140 of 9347
That sucks, I hope everyone involved finds new gigs asap.

Have to say though... I did prefer classic AV Club to either site after the Dissolve exodus. It struck just about the perfect balance between serious and silly. Dissolve clearly had the noblest of intentions but could be a bit on the dry side.
post #141 of 9347
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Originally Posted by Paul C View Post

That sucks, I hope everyone involved finds new gigs asap.

Have to say though... I did prefer classic AV Club to either site after the Dissolve exodus. It struck just about the perfect balance between serious and silly. Dissolve clearly had the noblest of intentions but could be a bit on the dry side.

 

This, yes. My respect for Dissolve's content was always tempered by my distaste for the way they poached AVC.

post #142 of 9347
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Originally Posted by Hammerhead View Post

 

This, yes. My respect for Dissolve's content was always tempered by my distaste for the way they poached AVC.

Eh, good writing is good writing. AV Club was plunging over a cliff even before those writers left.

 

I love jokes, but I think everybody could stand a bit more dry erudition in their life.

post #143 of 9347

Is The Dissolve the website someone suggested that Nick should emulate over in the most recent changes coming to CHUD thread?  Because now I hope not.

post #144 of 9347
I guess they lived up to their name.
post #145 of 9347
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by bendrix View Post
 

The Dissolve is over.

 

No.

 

No.

 

NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO.

 

Not like this.

I just threw up fourth dimensionally, backwards and forwards across time.

post #146 of 9347
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Originally Posted by TzuDohNihm View Post
 

Is The Dissolve the website someone suggested that Nick should emulate over in the most recent changes coming to CHUD thread?  Because now I hope not.

 

I believe it was in the sense of good writing on good features and being less worried about breaking news. 

 

 

The Dissolve was probably my favorite movie website - they didn't have a LOT of content, but if they did 15 articles a week, at least 10 were very good to essential. 

post #147 of 9347

Todd Vanderwerff weighs in on the end of The Dissolve.

http://vanderwha.tumblr.com/post/123582335889/dissolve-ends

post #148 of 9347
Drew McWeeny should be careful. Might find himself in legal hot water over Tweets like this he sends to thousands of people:

https://twitter.com/DrewAtHitFix/status/622128666399510528?s=09

I feel bad for the guy, but regularly bitching about his ex-wife in public probably isn't the smartest move.
post #149 of 9347
*starts following Drew McWeeney*
post #150 of 9347

So, so stupid.  My Divorce was fucking hell, but I never ever mentioned a word of it on social media.  Plus, keep your shit private.

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