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Couldn't think of a good place to put this video and I know a few people here like Kermode, so I figured I'd just create a thread for him.

 

 

Anyway, I kind of love the fact that he puts BvS as the 10th worst movie of the year based on Jesse Eisenberg's grating performance alone. 

 

I honestly didn't even realize that The Green Inferno had been released.


Edited by MrSaxon - 8/2/16 at 12:05pm
post #2 of 33
Through some weird telepathy I must have heard you thinking about this post because I just discovered and gorged on Kermode's YouTube channel last night.
post #3 of 33
And of COURSE Eli Roth made a tribute to Cannibal Ferox.
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I approve entirely of this thread.

 

I said previously but his review of Dirty Grandpa is wonderful. He just looks so defeated.

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Since Ebert's death, I think Kermode has become the foremost, and maybe the best, mainstream-media (i.e., off-line, though YouTube is usually where I find him) movie reviewer. He's well spoken and intelligent, and even when he's reviewing complete dreck, he finds interesting ways to describe why it's so bad. He's able to understand and appreciate low-brow popcorn fare as well as art-house cinema. I'll listen to anything he has to say about movies.

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Since Ebert's death, I think Kermode has become the foremost, and maybe the best, mainstream-media (i.e., off-line, though YouTube is usually where I find him) movie reviewer. He's well spoken and intelligent, and even when he's reviewing complete dreck, he finds interesting ways to describe why it's so bad. He's able to understand and appreciate low-brow popcorn fare as well as art-house cinema. I'll listen to anything he has to say about movies.

 

Yeah, I'd say this perfectly describes why I admire him as a movie reviewer. I may not always agree with his opinion, but i'm always interested in hearing him explain how he reached it. Furthermore, in an era where reviewers often give the impression that they've not seen anything released before their own lifetimes, and many aren't versed in the necessary language to explain why a movie does or does not work, Kermode comes across like a man who actually knows what he's actually talking about and can articulate it. 

 

 

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I approve entirely of this thread.

 

I said previously but his review of Dirty Grandpa is wonderful. He just looks so defeated.

 

One of my favorites of Sex and the City 2 where he begins by stating "you're not going to get a rant about this" only to then rant about it for ten minutes. 

post #7 of 33
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I really need to see I, Daniel Blake.

 

 

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Anyone else quite like Kermode's occasional fill in, Robbie Collin? Most of the other stand-ins bore me to tears, but Collin generally has pretty sharp observations and his Scottish accent is very relaxing.

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Not going to lie to you Paul, I never listen to the show when Mayo and Kermode are absent and you can't make me.

Ah, who am I kidding, I can't resist sharp observations and a relaxing Scottish accent, I'll give Collins his shot at the big time!
post #11 of 33
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I'm exactly the same as Bucho! Whilst Scottish accents on men do nothing for me (women on the other hand...), I too am prepared to give this Collin guy a chance! 

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I like him.  There is a bit of that feeling that you'd rather not bother if the main guys aren't on.  Doesn't feel like the 'real' show.  But that happens  (no one has manged to replace Pomerantz and Stratton on Aus TV and not for want of trying.  Even if they're pretty good "It's just not the same").

 

I don;t mind most of the replacements that much actually.  James King is alright, if a bit testy sometimes.  Boyd and Floyd are pretty good when they're together.  Dunno if I'd tune in to any of them particularly though.

post #13 of 33
David Morrissey was a fun host. Despite the fact that he hadn't seen most of the movies he was talking about.
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David Morrissey was a fun host. Despite the fact that he hadn't seen most of the movies he was talking about.

 

David Morrissey? As in, the guy who played The Governor on The Walking Dead?! 

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Yarp.
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Weird! I can't imagine him in that role.

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I'm a few minutes into this and am genuinely surprised. He's actually pretty good with interviewing someone, and I particularly like how he talks about his son's reaction to Inside Out whilst talking to Amy Poehler.

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Speaking of Inside Out that was another pretty strong Collin review.

 

I've never been much into James King, he's too much the bog standard normal guy, I like reviewers to surprise me a little. Floyd and Boyd are okayish but have a similar problem.

 

David Morrissey does do a surprisingly good interview. They tend to be more like two people discussing their craft than your usual promo stuff. Sanjeev Bhaskar's can be like that as well.

 

Fun David Morrissey fact: he did the audiobook for Morrissey's autobiography, as David St Hubbins would've wanted.

post #20 of 33
I don't remember what David Morrisey's like, but I do enjoy Sanjeev Bhaskar.

You were right about Collin too Paul, he did a fine job in Kermode's absence. Ben Bailey Smith was a solid partner for him too.
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A really nice look back at the wonderful Son Of Ranbow with director Garth Jennings (who I was unaware also directed Sing).

 

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I LOVE how much joy Kermode gets from mimicking Orlando Bloom's "Cockney" accent in this movie. 

 

post #23 of 33

Even though I'm not much of a slasher fan, I did like Mark Kermode's slasher doc.

post #24 of 33

I'll say this for Transformers 5, it did give us this great review that shows Kermode's bemused distain for the movie.

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I've never watched Sorcerer but this has inspired me to seek out a copy and give it a watch.

 

post #26 of 33

It's a great movie.

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post #28 of 33
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I don't know whether you're joking or whether that's the wrong link, Lou?

post #29 of 33
SORCERER is insane!

Grrrreat!
post #30 of 33
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Would you say that it holds up today or is it very much a product of its time?

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I only saw it for the first time about a year ago and I was grimacing from the tension/suspense during the bridge sequence.

It holds up.

All I'll say is that you may have to be a patient with the first third or so. It takes its time setting its characters up.
post #32 of 33

This almost made me spit coffee out of my nose, especially Mayo's Geostorm-comment. And as someone who's about to be dragged to see this, Kermode somehow managed to make me look forward to it.

 

 

post #33 of 33
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"I felt like somebody from a previous age, watching moving pictures on a wall and thinking 'I don't know what this means anymore'" - Mark Kermode

 

 

MY LITTLE PONY

 

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