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Posted 06 February 2016 - 08:59 AM

Streets of Fire - 62%
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Posted 04 March 2016 - 04:14 PM

Teen Witch - 43%
The Covenant - 3%

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Posted 04 April 2016 - 06:24 PM

Bloodsport - 33%
The Quest - 14%
Can't Stop the Music - 8%

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Posted 16 May 2016 - 06:08 PM

Solarbabies - 0%
Hell Comes to Frogtown - 40%
The Avengers (1998) - 5%

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Posted 04 June 2016 - 12:50 PM

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Posted 06 June 2016 - 10:19 AM

Fun fact: the only two positive reviews on Rotten Tomatoes for Speed 2: Cruise Control are from Siskel and Ebert.

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Posted 06 June 2016 - 11:04 AM

View PostStickman Cinema, on 06 June 2016 - 10:19 AM, said:

Fun fact: the only two positive reviews on Rotten Tomatoes for Speed 2: Cruise Control are from Siskel and Ebert.


Those two have a history of being contrarian with movies on both negative and positive sides. People have this love affair with them because they weren't snooty film critics, for the most part, but they have done some cheap things in the past, like Siskel ruining the ending of the first Friday the 13th because he felt no one should see the movie and he didn't like the director, or Ebert getting into a fight with people over how he gave a classic like Godfather part 2 3 stars while giving the abysmal Godfather part 3, 3 1/2 stars, using an argument that he doesn't care if he's consistent in how he reviews movies. He's also given movies like Anaconda 3 1/2 stars, yes a higher rating than Godfather 2, while giving standing classics like Die Hard, Blue Velvet, and The Usual Suspects all under 2 stars.
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Posted 06 June 2016 - 03:52 PM

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Posted 27 June 2016 - 02:47 PM

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Posted 08 July 2016 - 11:06 AM

Mannequin 2: On the Move - 13%
The Shadow - 35%
The Phantom - 41%

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Posted 28 October 2017 - 08:54 AM

Update time since it's over a year!

Gods of Egypt - 16%
Stealth - 13%
Vampire Academy - 12%
Dreamcatcher - 30%
Gamer - 28%
Vampire's Kiss - 61%
The Lawnmower Man - 36%
Grease 2 - 32%
Escape from L.A. - 53%
Highlander II: The Quickening - 0%
Airborne - 29%
xXx: Return of Xander Cage - 44%
Surf Ninjas - 12%
Body Parts - 40%
Sleepwalkers - 15%
The Lake House - 35%
The Fate of the Furious - 67%
My Stepmother is an Alien - 19%
The Running Man - 63%
The Wraith - 33%
Ninja Terminator - N/A
Timecop - 43%
Chopping Mall - 57%
Hard Ticket to Hawaii - 20%
The Garbage Pail Kids Movie - 0%
Bratz - 9%
Miami Connection - 71%
The Last Dragon - 33%
Virtuosity - 33%
Jason X - 19%
Ultraviolet - 9%

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Posted 24 November 2017 - 07:09 PM

The Jazz Singer - 15%
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Posted 25 November 2017 - 09:26 AM

Coming up for the show:

Superman IV: The Quest for Peace - 12%
Freejack - 14%
Second Sight - 0%
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Posted 11 February 2018 - 08:32 AM

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Posted 11 February 2018 - 04:19 PM

View PostRyan Sz, on 06 June 2016 - 11:04 AM, said:


Those two have a history of being contrarian with movies on both negative and positive sides. People have this love affair with them because they weren't snooty film critics, for the most part, but they have done some cheap things in the past, like Siskel ruining the ending of the first Friday the 13th because he felt no one should see the movie and he didn't like the director, or Ebert getting into a fight with people over how he gave a classic like Godfather part 2 3 stars while giving the abysmal Godfather part 3, 3 1/2 stars, using an argument that he doesn't care if he's consistent in how he reviews movies. He's also given movies like Anaconda 3 1/2 stars, yes a higher rating than Godfather 2, while giving standing classics like Die Hard, Blue Velvet, and The Usual Suspects all under 2 stars.


They also made Kingpin seem like the funniest movie of all time (they couldn't stop smiling and giggling while reviewing it), so much so that my family decided we had to go IMMEDIATELY to the theater and see it that morning. It wasn't awful, it wasn't great... it was just fine, which was somehow the most disappointing it could have been.

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Posted 19 March 2018 - 11:57 AM

Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets - 49%
Ladybugs - 14%
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Posted 25 April 2018 - 03:14 PM

Adore - 32%
Geostorm - 13%
Beautiful Creatures - 46%

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Posted 26 April 2018 - 12:37 PM

View PostRyan Sz, on 02 September 2015 - 07:38 PM, said:

Spiderman 3 - 63% (actually shocked by this one)


TBH, I'm more shocked that it was even considered HDTGM material. The movies that they do are usually either notoriously bad or somewhat obscure and terrible, and this one was way more "just not as good as the previous ones in the series, mostly hated by the kind of people who are still whining online nonstop about the Star Wars prequels ruined their childhoods." It's like they confused "notoriously bad" with "notoriously hated."

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Posted 26 April 2018 - 12:43 PM

View PostCaptainAmazing, on 26 April 2018 - 12:37 PM, said:

TBH, I'm more shocked that it was even considered HDTGM material. The movies that they do are usually either notoriously bad or somewhat obscure and terrible, and this one was way more "just not as good as the previous ones in the series, mostly hated by the kind of people who are still whining online nonstop about the Star Wars prequels ruined their childhoods." It's like they confused "notoriously bad" with "notoriously hated."

You're right... not crazy enough or notoriously bad at all....

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Posted 26 April 2018 - 12:52 PM

One thing in general that screws up RT scores for HDTGM movies is reviewers giving them scores for being so bad they're good. The Room, for instance, has at least one of these on it's main RT page alone.

View PostPlanBFromOuterSpace, on 04 September 2015 - 07:51 AM, said:

Oh, it definitely go the other way too, as there were certainly things about the highest-rated films that have nearly perfect scores that critics were against at the time. "Godfather" , for instance was pretty violent for its day and also glorified that culture in a way that hadn't been done before.


A thing that RT does that I think is pretty cool is that they'll go back through newspaper archives (presumably only ones posted online), and find contemporary reviews for classic movies, even if they're 70 years old. Often these include almost the only negative ones the site has for the classics.

Also, only classic ones tend to really get this treatment, so don't expect to find a lot of contemporary reviews for Hard Ticket to Hawaii or anything.