Edward Champion

Agrees with the Tomatometer 73% of the time.

Biography:
As part of a multimillion-dollar laboratory experiment financed through government pork and shady corporate subsidies, the idiosyncratic gestalt entity Edward Champion (referred to lovingly by professionals in the field as Gadzooks Toast VIII) came into being sometime in the mid-1970's. He discovered a variety of things during the ensuing stage of Pavlovian self-awareness: (1) He was fond of images that flickered at 24 frames per second; (2) he was more devoted to coffee and Kit-Kats as a form of cinematic sustenance over popcorn; and (3) he proved exceptionally finicky when it came to certain titles. Accordingly, after stints as a filmmaker, writer, college radio DJ, public access television producer and one-time front man of possibly the worst garage band of all time, he stumbled upon the role of film critic, which he continues to practice when not immersed in other creative endeavors.
Publications:
rec.arts.movies.reviews
Total Reviews:
83

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28% Drive Me Crazy (1999) " Four score and ten minutes was the length of the flick." — 24 Frames Per Second
Posted Jan 1, 2000
93% La Vie Rêvée des Anges (The Dreamlife of Angels)(The Daydreams of Angels) (1998) " Reminiscent of The 400 Blows in the way that it captures a specific feeling at a specific age." — 24 Frames Per Second
Posted Jan 1, 2000
5/10 56% Deep Blue Sea (1999) " It is not only implausible ... but it is mega-stupid." — 24 Frames Per Second
Posted Jan 1, 2000
1/4 66% The Devil's Advocate (1997) rec.arts.movies.reviews
Posted Jan 1, 2000
64% EdTV (1999) " A far cry from the elaborate fictional universe suggested by The Truman Show." — 24 Frames Per Second
Posted Jan 1, 2000
71% Get Bruce (1999) " Plays more like an aloof paean to the comedy writer than a penetrating documentary." — 24 Frames Per Second
Posted Jan 1, 2000
4/10 46% Deterrence (2000) " The ending is as ridiculously conceived as the Pet Rock, securing this film's place in movie history as the politically-themed heir apparent to Def-Con 4." — 24 Frames Per Second
Posted Jan 1, 2000
58% Blast from the Past (1999) " Wilson and co-writer Bill Kelly, after serving you a collection of lies, ask you to take the premise of this movie seriously." — 24 Frames Per Second
Posted Jan 1, 2000
71% Enemy of the State (1998) " An action movie with a message, even if the message itself is about as profound as a plate of lima beans." — 24 Frames Per Second
Posted Jan 1, 2000
54% For Love of the Game (1999) " Dear Mr. Raimi:" — 24 Frames Per Second
Posted Jan 1, 2000
3/4 88% Titanic (2012) rec.arts.movies.reviews
Posted Jan 1, 2000
25% Godzilla (1998) rec.arts.movies.reviews
Posted Jan 1, 2000
38% Palmetto (1997) rec.arts.movies.reviews
Posted Jan 1, 2000
81% The Emperor and the Assassin (Jing Ke ci Qin Wang) (1998) " A torrid sensory experience that eludes the mind but pleases every other body part." — 24 Frames Per Second
Posted Jan 1, 2000
9/10 71% Man of the Century (1999) 24 Frames Per Second
Posted Jan 1, 2000
6/10 76% Gladiator (2000) " Editing that looks as if the film had been handed to a demented butcher in post-production." — 24 Frames Per Second
Posted Jan 1, 2000
8/10 81% Better Living Through Circuitry (2000) " A earnest little movie that covers its ground succinctly and refreshingly without the clueless flavor-of-the-month approach one would expect from a one-hour MTV special." — 24 Frames Per Second
Posted Jan 1, 2000
9/10 67% The End of the Affair (1999) " An enchanting Chinese box." — 24 Frames Per Second
Posted Jan 1, 2000
3.5/4 88% Twelve Monkeys (12 Monkeys) (1995) rec.arts.movies.reviews
Posted Jan 1, 2000
8/10 67% Small Time Crooks (2000) " Woody Allen set out to make a funny movie with Small Time Crooks, and nothing more. And he succeeded." — 24 Frames Per Second
Posted Jan 1, 2000
51% Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me (1999) " Shamelessly recycles gags from the first film." — 24 Frames Per Second
Posted Jan 1, 2000
4/10 26% Diamonds (1999) " Represents the closest approximation of the moviegoing experience with a charitable donation." — 24 Frames Per Second
Posted Jan 1, 2000
86% As Good As It Gets (1997) rec.arts.movies.reviews
Posted Jan 1, 2000
5/10 73% Snatch (2001) 24 Frames Per Second
Posted Jan 1, 2000
26% Breakfast of Champions (1999) " Too obsessed with circumventing the ideas that could have made it a esoteric delight." — 24 Frames Per Second
Posted Jan 1, 2000
88% Fantastic Planet (1973) " Jonathan Swift would be proud of the Oms." — 24 Frames Per Second
Posted Jan 1, 2000
41% Celebrity (1998) " There's only so much that can be done with the stock characters and situations that Woody continues to employ." — 24 Frames Per Second
Posted Jan 1, 2000
67% Broken Vessels (1999) " Works in large part because of the novelty of the script." — 24 Frames Per Second
Posted Jan 1, 2000
9/10 89% 42 Up (1999) " Now that his subjects have gone through a significant portion of their lives, the cinematic result is more poignant than ever." — 24 Frames Per Second
Posted Jan 1, 2000
67% Dogma (1999) " Smith seems to prefer standing on his own dogmatic soapbox rather than co-existing in the underground trenches that his characters inhabit." — 24 Frames Per Second
Posted Jan 1, 2000
36% Dog Park (1998) " That not-so-rare movie in which an alleged comic prodigy ... is given a blank check by a studio to allow his so-called comic magic to run rampant." — 24 Frames Per Second
Posted Jan 1, 2000
6/10 82% Fantasia 2000 (2000) " The magic was being forced on me in a tight commercial package, almost as if a subliminal message was chanting 'The Mouse is God! The Mouse is God!' as I was watching it." — 24 Frames Per Second
Posted Jan 1, 2000
87% The Matrix (1999) 24 Frames Per Second
Posted Jan 1, 2000
46% Forces of Nature (1999) " An endless barrage of unfunny jokes about the horrors of marriage." — 24 Frames Per Second
Posted Jan 1, 2000
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