Greg Dean Schmitz

Agrees with the Tomatometer 70% of the time.

Biography:
Greg Dean Schmitz is a Wisconsin native best known for creating the website Upcomingmovies.com in 1997 as one of the most popular early online sources for finding information and opinions about movies (often many years) before they were released. In 2002, Schmitz moved his site to Yahoo! Movies as Greg's Previews of Upcoming Movies. In the mid 2000s, Schmitz experienced health problems, which led to Greg's Previews shutting down in 2007. Schmitz rebounded in early 2008 by taking over the Weekly Ketchup at Rotten Tomatoes, which he continues to publish each Friday afternoon. Schmitz has also in the past been a contributing columnist for Fandango, was a founding member of the Online Film Critics Society, has appeared on The Howard Stern Show, filmed a pilot for MGM Television, and has been quoted in many major publications.
Favorites:
Favorite Movies: "Excalibur," "Muriel's Wedding," "Citizen Kane," "Almost Famous," and "Ferris Bueller's Day Off."
Publications:
Fandango , Greg's Previews at Yahoo! Movies , rec.arts.movies.reviews , Rotten Tomatoes
Total Reviews:
249
Total QuickRatings:
4
Location:
Santa Monica, CA (formerly Madison, WI)

Listing Of All Reviews & Articles

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
3/4 49% The Passion of the Christ (2004) " I can't bring myself to condemn this film... [Gibson] made the film he was inspired to make, which included writing, directing, producing, financing and marketing [it] himself " ‐ Greg's Previews at Yahoo! Movies
Posted Feb 26, 2004
3.5/4 87% 28 Days Later (2003) " I've never seen a vampire... but a gang of swarming, bloodthirsty people... now that's scary. And so is this movie. " ‐ Greg's Previews at Yahoo! Movies
Posted Jul 1, 2003
3.5/4 62% Hulk (2003) " Ang Lee's treatment is deadly serious, but a lack of winking humor is appropriate in the case of this dark heroic tale, and the action sequences are riveting, thrilling and cathartic. " ‐ Greg's Previews at Yahoo! Movies
Posted Jun 21, 2003
77% A Decade Under the Influence (2003) " an entertaining introduction of the "auteur directors" that emerged from 1968 to 1978 " ‐ Greg's Previews at Yahoo! Movies
Posted May 19, 2003
73% The Guys (2003) " Besides the fact that it's about 9/11, it's also an effective film because you learn something about the lives of the firemen who are willing to lay down their lives for our safety, which was true long before the year 2001 " ‐ Greg's Previews at Yahoo! Movies
Posted May 19, 2003
94% Lost in La Mancha (2003) " If something about you causes you to root for Terry Gilliam too, you should definitely seek this film out " ‐ Greg's Previews at Yahoo! Movies
Posted May 19, 2003
3/4 67% Song for a Raggy Boy (2007) " If this had been fictional, I probably would have been harsher on the story, but since it's a true story, what would have been a weakness can be perceived as a strength " ‐ Greg's Previews at Yahoo! Movies
Posted May 2, 2003
3/4 88% MC5*: A True Testimonial (2002) " the story of the MC5 is one that is trapped between art and politics... just like they were " ‐ Greg's Previews at Yahoo! Movies
Posted May 2, 2003
3/4 55% Prey for Rock & Roll (2003) " an effective musical drama about the dream that female rockers out there are still pursuing, often for years... that particular story is not told that often, which makes this film worth seeking out " ‐ Greg's Previews at Yahoo! Movies
Posted May 2, 2003
4/4 87% X2: X-Men United (2003) " Would this sequel not just live up to being a sequel of the first film, but even more closely live up to the expectations of fans, some of whom have been fans for over three decades? YES. " ‐ Greg's Previews at Yahoo! Movies
Posted Apr 28, 2003
3/4 35% The Real Cancun (2003) " Somewhere between Jackass with girls and an R-rated version of MTV's The Real World ... Better than The Bachelor, Joe Millionaire or American Idol. " ‐ Greg's Previews at Yahoo! Movies
Posted Apr 22, 2003
3/4 100% New York in the Fifties (2001) Greg's Previews at Yahoo! Movies
Posted May 7, 2002
3/4 67% A Shot At Glory (2001) Greg's Previews at Yahoo! Movies
Posted May 3, 2002
4/4 78% Maryam (2002) Greg's Previews at Yahoo! Movies
Posted Jan 30, 2002
4/4 83% The Others (2001) Greg's Previews at Yahoo! Movies
Posted Jan 1, 2002
4/4 92% Ghost World (2001) Greg's Previews at Yahoo! Movies
Posted Jan 1, 2002
4/4 81% The Man Who Wasn't There (2001) Greg's Previews at Yahoo! Movies
Posted Jan 1, 2002
4/4 91% The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001) Greg's Previews at Yahoo! Movies
Posted Jan 1, 2002
4/4 81% Mulholland Drive (2001) Greg's Previews at Yahoo! Movies
Posted Jan 1, 2002
1.5/4 83% In the Winter Dark (1998) Greg's Previews at Yahoo! Movies
Posted Nov 21, 2001
3/4 No Score Yet Lovers Greg's Previews at Yahoo! Movies
Posted Nov 13, 2001
4/4 No Score Yet El Coronel no Tiene Quien le Escriba (2000) Greg's Previews at Yahoo! Movies
Posted Nov 13, 2001
3/4 69% Everything Put Together (2001) Greg's Previews at Yahoo! Movies
Posted Nov 7, 2001
4/4 54% Spriggan (2001) Greg's Previews at Yahoo! Movies
Posted Aug 30, 2001
3.5/4 90% Iron Monkey (2001) " Iron Monkey embraces its Shaolin roots, complete with fighters who announce their special moves ("Shaolin Golden Palm!", "Shadowless Kick!", "Flying Sleeves!" etc.). " ‐ Greg's Previews at Yahoo! Movies
Posted Aug 20, 2001
3/4 86% Warriors From the Magic Mountain (Zu Mountain: New Legend of the Zu Mountain Swordsmen) (Xin shu shan jian ke) (1983) " This 1983 fantasy kung fu classic is pure visual flash and thrill, making up for in 'eye candy' what it lacks in a story " ‐ Greg's Previews at Yahoo! Movies
Posted Aug 20, 2001
4/4 53% Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back (2001) " a dense comedy (whereas Jay is just... dense), which is to say there are more jokes... than in any comedy I've seen in a long time " ‐ Greg's Previews at Yahoo! Movies
Posted Aug 5, 2001
4/4 77% The Turandot Project (2001) " This is a classic 'East meets West' situation, and it's great fun to watch it all come together. " ‐ Greg's Previews at Yahoo! Movies
Posted Jul 20, 2001
4/4 73% A.I. Artificial Intelligence (2001) " Jude Law's Gigolo Joe [is] a Jiminy Cricket with a libido, even if it is mechanical. " ‐ Greg's Previews at Yahoo! Movies
Posted Jun 29, 2001
2/4 72% Happy Accidents (2001) Greg's Previews at Yahoo! Movies
Posted Jun 12, 2001
3/4 43% Evolution (2001) " The part of me that grew up reading sci-fi novels was tickled just enough, and the comedy was just (barely) funny enough, for me to recommend this. " ‐ Greg's Previews at Yahoo! Movies
Posted Jun 9, 2001
3/4 30% The Animal (2001) " Considering that this is a movie about a man whose sex drive is controlled by animal urges, I was expecting a lot worse everytime a goat or cow appared on screen " ‐ Greg's Previews at Yahoo! Movies
Posted Jun 9, 2001
3.5/4 92% Amores Perros (2001) " The performances here are, again and again, natural and convincing, with many of the actors making their debuts. " ‐ Greg's Previews at Yahoo! Movies
Posted Jun 9, 2001
3.5/4 77% The Tailor of Panama (2001) " John Boorman's direction here is impeccable, capturing well the look and sounds of Panama City, and mixing it in with the film's story. " ‐ Greg's Previews at Yahoo! Movies
Posted Jun 9, 2001
2/4 26% Swordfish (2001) " Strictly style above content, to the point that even cracking is shown as being a bit like Tetris " ‐ Greg's Previews at Yahoo! Movies
Posted Jun 9, 2001
2/4 86% Sexy Beast (2000) " Like a sandwich with great bread and distracting meat " ‐ Greg's Previews at Yahoo! Movies
Posted Jun 9, 2001
3.5/4 51% Lost and Delirious (2001) " Piper Perabo is the real winner here, with a role that showcases her flamboyant acting style and personality we didn't see in 'Coyote Ugly.' " ‐ Greg's Previews at Yahoo! Movies
Posted Jun 8, 2001
4/4 58% Pandaemonium (2001) " An imaginative and engaging film. " ‐ Greg's Previews at Yahoo! Movies
Posted Jun 7, 2001
4/4 76% Moulin Rouge! (2001) " ...the 'Star Wars' of romantic musicals, reinventing and revitalizing the genre in one gutsy burst of cinematic glam and joy. " ‐ Greg's Previews at Yahoo! Movies
Posted Jun 2, 2001
1.5/4 25% Pearl Harbor (2001) " Bay and company chose to prop up a poorly written romance as an epic, with death, war, and mayhem as plot devices. " ‐ Greg's Previews at Yahoo! Movies
Posted May 26, 2001
4/4 82% Innocence (2001) " Approaches the subject with reason and a good dose of reality. " ‐ Greg's Previews at Yahoo! Movies
Posted May 22, 2001
3/4 33% Angel Eyes (2001) Greg's Previews at Yahoo! Movies
Posted May 22, 2001
4/4 88% Shrek (2001) Greg's Previews at Yahoo! Movies
Posted May 22, 2001
4/4 94% Children Underground (2001) " If you have a stomach for harrowing, depressing true tales of man's inhumanity to man, Children Underground is a fantastic document of a nation's priorities gone wild. " ‐ Greg's Previews at Yahoo! Movies
Posted May 15, 2001
4/4 92% Dogtown and Z-Boys (2001) " The rebellion, the rock music, and the frenetic introduction to skating culture all combine to make [this] one of the most entertaining and fun movies of the year. " ‐ Greg's Previews at Yahoo! Movies
Posted May 15, 2001
3/4 100% Otomo (2000) " I was impressed by the decision to make Otomo a bit of an anti-hero, seeming aware that in desperate times, good people may say or do things outside the norm. " ‐ Greg's Previews at Yahoo! Movies
Posted May 15, 2001
3/4 58% A Knight's Tale (2001) " What a great idea to plunder the history books (and Renaissance airs) and single out a now-defunct sport like jousting. " ‐ Greg's Previews at Yahoo! Movies
Posted May 11, 2001
4/4 93% In the Bedroom (2001) " an amazingly deft debut for actor-turned-director Todd Field, who has obviously been watching the great directors he's had a chance to work with " ‐ Greg's Previews at Yahoo! Movies
Posted May 9, 2001
2/4 89% The Road Home (Wo de fu qin mu qin) (2001) " ...story of an illiterate young woman so completely in love with a man who doesn't seem to care left me with a bitter taste. " ‐ Greg's Previews at Yahoo! Movies
Posted May 9, 2001
2/4 47% The Mummy Returns (2001) " I think perhaps Sommers accomplished all that he wanted to with that first film, because there is very, very little here that is new or fresh anymore. " ‐ Greg's Previews at Yahoo! Movies
Posted May 9, 2001
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