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[26 Feb 2010 by Phantom Troublemaker | No Comment | ]
My Ten Best Movies

This list was a little easier than the one about movies that should die. The only tough part here was trimming it down to ten. One major difference between the two lists is that I am going to step up and list my favorites in order of preference. Any time I am writing something like this I use a simple “would I rather” system; as in, “Would I rather watch Garbage Pail Kids: The Movie or Citizen Kane?” Obviously, GPK moves further up the list…

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[24 Feb 2010 by Baldy | No Comment | ]
Star Trek (2009)

J. J. Abrams again shows himself to be a master storyteller who has one hell of a story to tell. He made a movie that is gripping, insightful, imaginative, and compelling. He makes us form opinions about the characters and to WANT things to go one way or the other. Watching this film is not a passive experience. Abrams made this into something that sucks viewers in and makes them want to KNOW what happens next. . .

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[22 Feb 2010 by Keeferman | No Comment | ]
Hancock (2008)

While HANCOCK might not sound like a superhero name, you quickly get used to it. The primary thing the movie has going for it (beyond Charlize Theron) is that it’s a little different. It’s not “different” in the bizarre or surreal way that movie snobs require when you use the word, but it’s definitely different from most movies of the genre…

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[19 Feb 2010 by Phantom Troublemaker | 4 Comments | ]
Ten Movies That Should Die

I have a wretchedly boring job that occurs in twelve hour shifts, so I am somewhat prolific against my will. I want to entertain, but my main motivation is making time go by. This means that there is not much of an editorial process between my brain and my fingers. What you read is pretty much how the thought occurred to me. My facts may not always be right and my tone certainly may not always be nice, but I think it is more fun for everybody if you get honest, unfiltered me. Except, of course, for the fact that I write from under a mask and a silly pseudonym…

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[17 Feb 2010 by Baldy | No Comment | ]
Zombie Strippers (2008)

This movie has one thing going for it right off the bat. Remember how just the title of Snakes On A Plane made people decide whether or not they wanted to see it? Same thing here. Don’t like zombies? You’re on the wrong website. Don’t like strippers? Hey, I support single moms. Do you see? If you actually decide to watch the movie, you already know that you will at least like the IDEA of the movie…

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[15 Feb 2010 by Gnoll | No Comment | ]
It’s a Podcast!

The For the Retarded Podcast is back, baby! In this first episode in nearly three years, hosts Gnoll and TB discuss a wide variety of topics. Plus, we bring back the For the Retarded Haiku Corner, debut the Ninety Second Nutshell, and discuss the possibility of the future of For the Retarded Radio! It’s 62 minutes of aural ecstasy…

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[12 Feb 2010 by Gnoll | 12 Comments | ]
The Top Ten Best TIE Fighter Variants

There are few vehicles from the Star Wars universe that are more iconic than the TIE Fighter. Sure, the Millennium Falcon may get the most love, and Rebel ships like the X-Wing are up there in popularity too, but nothing else really is really more identifiable more than those sleek, compact little bastards that swarmed our heroes in countless space battles from the original Star Wars Trilogy…

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[10 Feb 2010 by Phantom Troublemaker | No Comment | ]
Halloween 2 (2009)

After months of anticipation I finally got to see the result of the grueling sixteen hour day that I worked on the set of Rob Zombie’s Halloween 2. It was about five minutes of action in the middle of a bunch of other stuff. Here’s what I thought of it all…

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[8 Feb 2010 by Phantom Troublemaker | No Comment | ]
Watchmen 2 [?] [!]

Keep in mind that I don’t know nothin’ about nothin’, but the rumor mill has it that these pursuits would include new Watchmen media up to and including prequel comics, sequel comics, new animation (likely under DC’s excellent straight-to-DVD production banner), novels, toys, stuffed animals, video games and a line of Underoos. I might have made some of those up…

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[5 Feb 2010 by Keeferman | No Comment | ]
Iron Man (2008)

How do you cast Tony Stark without Robert Downey Jr.? Anybody who knows the Marvel Universe and knows American pop culture KNOWS that the character Robert Downey Jr. = the character Tony Stark. They’re the same person. You can’t not have Robert Downey Jr…

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[3 Feb 2010 by Phantom Troublemaker | No Comment | ]
Phantom Troublemaker Goes to the Royal Rumble!

I fucking hate downtown Atlanta. It’s dirty and gross and you run into all sorts of mean, rude fucking assholes down there. The traffic is terrible and the roads don’t make any fucking sense. Plus, you’re about fifty times more likely to get mugged and raped by a transvestite crack whore than you are anywhere outside of the perimeter…

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[2 Feb 2010 by Gnoll | One Comment | ]
The 82nd Academy Awards: Predictions and Pontifications

It’s been several years since I’ve done one of these things. In this site’s former life as Movie Criticism for the Retarded, this was an annual event for a while, but this is the first time in three years that I’ve churned out my (usually wildly incorrect) predictions of how the Oscars will pan out this year…

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[1 Feb 2010 by Baldy | No Comment | ]
Dance of the Dead (2008)

Last year, here in Atlanta, a film was made that is near and dear to my heart. It’s Dance of the Dead. A high school prom is attacked by zombies and the only people who can save the attendees are those people who couldn’t get dates. How beautiful a setup is that?…

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[29 Jan 2010 by TB | One Comment | ]
An Open Letter to Horror Movie Directors

Feigning credibility by pretending your film and idea is real does not work. People such as Whitley Strieber and Richard Hoagland may echo my sentiment when I beg you to stop pretending your great spooky idea may be based on real events. There is a genre called science fiction and horror for a reason. The operative word there is fiction. Just because you shoot something in first person doc style with a handheld and infrared does not warrant true story…

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[28 Jan 2010 by Phantom Troublemaker | No Comment | ]
TV Review – Spartacus: Blood and Sand

What I’m trying to say here is if you liked any or all of the above but thought they’d be a lot better if they had a billion percent more gore, full-frontal nudity and use of the words “fuck”, “cock” and even the dreaded “c-word that shall not be named” then you should stop reading this right now and order STARZ…

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[27 Jan 2010 by Keeferman | 3 Comments | ]
Unbreakable (2000)

First, let me acknowledge how amazing The Dark Knight was. It was amazing. Heath Ledger wasn’t overhyped, he was actually that amazing. Amazingly, Gary Oldman wasn’t underutilized this time around. Christian Bale, even with all the hoarse whispering, is still the best Batman evar. The script (and its execution) was sophisticated. Amazing as it was though, it’s not the best superhero movie ever…

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[26 Jan 2010 by Baldy | 6 Comments | ]
Six-String Samurai (1998)

God bless Netflix. I sign up, I spend ridiculous numbers of hours telling it which movies I like and don’t like. I rate the movies it sends me, I watch movies online, I get put onto new and interesting things…

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[22 Jan 2010 by Phantom Troublemaker | One Comment | ]
Phantom Troublemaker Goes to Hollywood (sort of): The Director’s Cut

I originally posted this earlier last year, right around the time it happened. We were specifically told not to post anything online about the experience. I kept everything nice and vague and posted it here. Now, at last, the truth can be told in its entirety. I was an extra in Rob Zombie’s Halloween 2. I don’t even know if I’ll be in the final cut or not, but here’s what went down…

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[20 Jan 2010 by Gnoll | 3 Comments | ]
Pac-Man Merchandising Mania!

Since the relaunch of this site involves somewhat of a Pac-Man motif, I thought it only fitting that the first new article since the relaunch involve everyone’s favorite pixellated dot-muncher himself. Now, just about everyone in the world is familiar enough with Pac-Man, but those who weren’t around between 1980 and 1984 don’t understand just exactly how ubiquitous this cheese-wedge-looking motherchomper was during his formative years…

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[14 Jan 2010 by Gnoll | 3 Comments | ]
Avatar (2009)

So by now, you’ve probably seen Avatar. If you haven’t, you know someone who has. Chances are, that person has told you either how blown away they were by the movie or how bad they thought it was. You probably haven’t heard from many people who said something along the lines of “yeah, it was okay”, because that’s just not the kind of movie this is. It will leave an impression on you, regardless of how apathetic you are…