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

Showing 51 - 100 of 249
Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
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
3/4 91% Panic (2000) " Another case of a film that is exactly what many people would like to see more of in theaters, and yet... Hollywood flinched. " ‐ Greg's Previews at Yahoo! Movies
Posted May 8, 2001
3/4 47% Better Than Sex (2001) " We've seen these sort of small, (extremely) intimate romantic comedies before, but this one has enough little quirks and one-liners that seem unique and genuine that it's worth seeking out. " ‐ Greg's Previews at Yahoo! Movies
Posted Apr 26, 2001
3/4 91% Dinner Rush (2001) " A fun little movie that celebrates good food and the commitments that one makes to friends and family. " ‐ Greg's Previews at Yahoo! Movies
Posted Apr 20, 2001
3.5/4 92% Startup.com (2001) " I found Startup.com to be a fascinating portrayal of one company's try for the ring, and the quick road to oblivion. " ‐ Greg's Previews at Yahoo! Movies
Posted Apr 8, 2001
2/4 47% Brother (2001) " Brother a violent, bloody, gory (get the point?) film, and through it all, Kitano wields one, maybe two, expressions, to the point that it becomes nearly hilarious. " ‐ Greg's Previews at Yahoo! Movies
Posted Apr 8, 2001
1.5/4 58% The Luzhin Defence (2001) " What makes this film boring? " ‐ Greg's Previews at Yahoo! Movies
Posted Apr 8, 2001
3/4 37% Beautiful Creatures (2001) " ...an entertaining and darkly clever little British crime film, giving the spotlight to the girlfriends of the hoods instead " ‐ Greg's Previews at Yahoo! Movies
Posted Apr 8, 2001
3/4 93% Spy Kids (2001) " Very entertaining... refreshing. " ‐ Greg's Previews at Yahoo! Movies
Posted Apr 8, 2001
3/4 32% Along Came a Spider (2001) " ...what surprised me, however is that ACAS knows about the [criminal mastermind] stereotype... and throws us a twist that turns the whole film on its head. " ‐ Greg's Previews at Yahoo! Movies
Posted Apr 8, 2001
2/4 55% Blow (2001) " Blow has a **** opening followed by 90 minutes of *1/2... Blow limps to its end, in a long slump after a quick rush, a bit, I guess, like cocaine. " ‐ Greg's Previews at Yahoo! Movies
Posted Apr 8, 2001
3/4 46% Greenfingers (2001) " It is quite funny, funnier to me than Saving Grace, actually. " ‐ Greg's Previews at Yahoo! Movies
Posted Mar 29, 2001
4/4 61% The King Is Alive (2001) " A bit grim, but the experience, story, and performances are of a high-enough caliber to warrant a recommendation. " ‐ Greg's Previews at Yahoo! Movies
Posted Mar 29, 2001
3/4 70% Series 7: The Contenders (2001) " This dark satire is the right movie at the right time. " ‐ Greg's Previews at Yahoo! Movies
Posted Mar 19, 2001
3/4 94% Last Resort (2001) " Throughout, the film captures that certain gloomy England of urban decay and rain, which makes Tanya's plight all the more emotional. " ‐ Greg's Previews at Yahoo! Movies
Posted Mar 18, 2001
3/4 54% Enemy at the Gates (2001) " An effective war epic that will take its unique place in the genre, as a respectful Western telling of a distinctly Eastern battle. " ‐ Greg's Previews at Yahoo! Movies
Posted Mar 18, 2001
4/4 92% Hedwig and the Angry Inch (2001) " "...tells this story smartly and expertly, but what makes it a masterpiece is... it's fun too." " ‐ Greg's Previews at Yahoo! Movies
Posted Mar 18, 2001
4/4 92% Memento (2000) " Memento is a puzzle of a movie... worth solving. " ‐ Greg's Previews at Yahoo! Movies
Posted Feb 20, 2001
3.5/4 67% I Want You (Beloved) (1998) Greg's Previews at Yahoo! Movies
Posted Feb 14, 2001
2/4 90% In the Mood for Love (2001) " As a film it just seemed too slow, even plodding. " ‐ Greg's Previews at Yahoo! Movies
Posted Feb 13, 2001
2/4 49% The Price of Milk (2001) " The concept of a perfect couple where the wife finds herself questioning her husband's loyalty seems promising, but the film doesn't do as much with it as it could have. " ‐ Greg's Previews at Yahoo! Movies
Posted Feb 13, 2001
2/4 39% Hannibal (2001) " Hannibal Lecter and his nemesis here, Mason Verger, feel like predictable 'comic book' villains. " ‐ Greg's Previews at Yahoo! Movies
Posted Feb 12, 2001
1/4 8% Valentine (2001) " One of the most inane entries in a genre already piled sky-high with inane entries. " ‐ Greg's Previews at Yahoo! Movies
Posted Feb 7, 2001
4/4 96% The Dish (2001) " Emotional and inspirational and funny in that quirky down-under sort of way. " ‐ Greg's Previews at Yahoo! Movies
Posted Feb 7, 2001
3/4 88% The Widow of Saint-Pierre (The Widow of St. Pierre) (La veuve de Saint-Pierre) (2000) " A beautifully shot tale of cruel bureaucracy which I found to be harrowing, emotional, and heartwrenching. " ‐ Greg's Previews at Yahoo! Movies
Posted Feb 7, 2001
2/4 71% Chopper (2001) " The film is not much more than a loose compilation of events, and so, we never get a sense of a larger story. " ‐ Greg's Previews at Yahoo! Movies
Posted Feb 7, 2001
1/4 No Score Yet The Last Best Sunday (1999) Greg's Previews at Yahoo! Movies
Posted Feb 7, 2001
3/4 87% Nico and Dani (Kr├ímpack) (2000) " What I most enjoyed about this film is that so much seemed real and uncontrived to me. " ‐ Greg's Previews at Yahoo! Movies
Posted Feb 1, 2001
9/10 81% Pollock (2000) " It all seems in retrospect like more than what you'd expect in a 2-hour film, but somehow, Harris gets it all in there. " ‐ Greg's Previews at Yahoo! Movies
Posted Dec 13, 2000
1/4 48% Black Mask (1999) Greg's Previews at Yahoo! Movies
Posted Jan 1, 2000
3.5/4 93% Princess Mononoke (Mononoke-hime) (1999) " This is clearly not a movie for kids under 10, as decapitations and maimings aren't that uncommon and the story is detailed, filled with subplots, and low on cookie-cutter characters and cutesy sidekicks. " ‐ Greg's Previews at Yahoo! Movies
Posted Jan 1, 2000
3.5/4 75% Quills (2000) " A powerful and atmospheric film that delivers a barrage of images and concepts of both sexual and philosophical natures. " ‐ Greg's Previews at Yahoo! Movies
Posted Jan 1, 2000
1.5/4 48% Me, Myself & Irene (2000) " Has a few funny bits, but most of the time, it relies upon sight gags and profanity, neither of which are humorous alone. " ‐ Greg's Previews at Yahoo! Movies
Posted Jan 1, 2000
2/4 30% Crazy in Alabama (1999) Greg's Previews at Yahoo! Movies
Posted Jan 1, 2000
4/4 77% Eyes Wide Shut (1999) Greg's Previews at Yahoo! Movies
Posted Jan 1, 2000
4/4 80% Fight Club (1999) Greg's Previews at Yahoo! Movies
Posted Jan 1, 2000
1.5/4 11% End of Days (1999) Greg's Previews at Yahoo! Movies
Posted Jan 1, 2000
3.5/4 78% Space Cowboys (2000) " This rocket adventure movie is certainly a departure for [Eastwood], and I think it could be a smart and entertaining one, as it brings him back into the sort of movie that made him so famous. " ‐ Greg's Previews at Yahoo! Movies
Posted Jan 1, 2000
2/4 63% Muppets From Space (1999) Greg's Previews at Yahoo! Movies
Posted Jan 1, 2000
3.5/4 57% Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace (1999) Greg's Previews at Yahoo! Movies
Posted Jan 1, 2000
3/4 71% Bringing Out the Dead (1999) Greg's Previews at Yahoo! Movies
Posted Jan 1, 2000
1.5/4 49% The Kid (2000) " Disney's The Kid has a very strong chance at being a 'surprise hit.' " ‐ Greg's Previews at Yahoo! Movies
Posted Jan 1, 2000
3/4 52% What's Cooking? (2000) " I was most impressed with the story of Kyra's character, and how her lifestyle affects her relationship with her parents. " ‐ Greg's Previews at Yahoo! Movies
Posted Jan 1, 2000
2.5/4 72% Limbo (1999) Greg's Previews at Yahoo! Movies
Posted Jan 1, 2000
3/4 67% Sleepy Hollow (1999) Greg's Previews at Yahoo! Movies
Posted Jan 1, 2000
3/4 63% Bring It On (2000) " Probably the best high school comedy this year so far. " ‐ Greg's Previews at Yahoo! Movies
Posted Jan 1, 2000
2.5/4 67% Stir of Echoes (1999) Greg's Previews at Yahoo! Movies
Posted Jan 1, 2000
2.5/4 44% Flawless (1999) Greg's Previews at Yahoo! Movies
Posted Jan 1, 2000
3.5/4 73% The Red Violin (Le violon rouge) (1999) Greg's Previews at Yahoo! Movies
Posted Jan 1, 2000
3.5/4 90% October Sky (1999) Greg's Previews at Yahoo! Movies
Posted Jan 1, 2000
3/4 87% Girlfight (2000) " An effective film. " ‐ Greg's Previews at Yahoo! Movies
Posted Jan 1, 2000
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