Posts in category "In Defense Of"

In Defense of...Gwyneth Paltrow

In Defense of...Gwyneth Paltrow
I, too, used to be a Gwyneth Paltrow hater. It was back in college, around senior year, 2000-2001. I was big into reading E! Online at the time, reading Ted Casablanca and whatnot. Gwyneth always seemed so snobby, so perfect, so being shoved down our throats (and at that point, it wasn’t even her doing... Read more »

In Defense Of...Warrior

In Defense Of...Warrior
“In Defense Of…” is a series of posts spotlighting the overlooked, underappreciated, and unfairly maligned movies of our time. Films given the “In Defense Of” treatment so far include The Next Three Days, Multiplicity, Speed Racer, Meet Joe Black, Alfie (2004), MacGruber, The Island, The Cable Guy, and The Last Castle. BY MATT CAMPOBASSO, special... Read more »

In Defense of…America's Next Top Model

In Defense of…America's Next Top Model
“In Defense Of…” is a series of posts spotlighting the overlooked, underappreciated, and unfairly maligned movies (or, in this case, TV shows) of our time. Films given the “In Defense Of” treatment so far include The Next Three Days, Multiplicity, Speed Racer, Meet Joe Black, Alfie (2004), MacGruber, The Island, The Cable Guy, and The Last... Read more »
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In Defense Of...The Last Castle

In Defense Of...The Last Castle
“In Defense Of…” is a series of posts spotlighting the overlooked, underappreciated, and unfairly maligned movies of our time.  Other films given the “In Defense Of” treatment so far include The Next Three Days, Multiplicity, Speed Racer, Meet Joe Black, Alfie (2004), MacGruber, The Island, and The Cable Guy. * * * “Take a look... Read more »

In Defense Of...The Cable Guy

In Defense Of...The Cable Guy
“In Defense Of…” is a series of posts spotlighting the overlooked, underappreciated, and unfairly maligned movies of our time.  Other films given the “In Defense Of” treatment so far include The Next Three Days, Multiplicity, Speed Racer, Meet Joe Black, Alfie (2004), MacGruber, and The Island. In 1996, Jim Carrey was on a roll.  In... Read more »

In Defense Of...The Island

In Defense Of...The Island
It’s almost become a national pastime to hate on Michael Bay and his movies.  For the last four years, he’s become defined by the Transformers series, rendering everything else an afterthought.  But back in 2005, Bay was on the verge of pushing his career into more respectable territory.  He’d dabbled in it once before with... Read more »
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In Defense Of...MacGruber

In Defense Of...MacGruber
This is the sixth in a series of posts spotlighting the overlooked, underappreciated, and unfairly maligned movies of our time.  Other films given the “In Defense Of” treatment so far include The Next Three Days, Multiplicity, Speed Racer, Meet Joe Black, and Alfie (2004). BY MATT CAMPOBASSO, special guest contributor to Hammervision Have you seen... Read more »

In Defense Of...Alfie (2004)

In Defense Of...Alfie (2004)
This is the fifth in a series of posts spotlighting the overlooked, underappreciated, and unfairly maligned movies of our time. Other films given the “In Defense Of” treatment include The Next Three Days, Multiplicity, Speed Racer, and Meet Joe Black. Chris Black famously joked at the 2004 Oscars, “Who is Jude Law? Why is he... Read more »

In Defense Of...Meet Joe Black

In Defense Of...Meet Joe Black
This is the fourth in a series of posts spotlighting the overlooked, underappreciated, and unfairly maligned movies of our time.  Other films given the “In Defense Of” treatment include The Next Three Days, Multiplicity, and Speed Racer. First things first: I’m a sucker for movies in which the main character knows that life as he/she... Read more »
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In Defense Of...Speed Racer

In Defense Of...Speed Racer
After disappointing audiences across the world with their lackluster sequels to The Matrix, The Wachowski Brothers faced an uphill climb on their next movie. Though they would go on to write and produce V for Vendetta in the interim, the big screen adaptation of the beloved ’60s cartoon Speed Racer marked their return to the... Read more »