John Venable

John Venable

"The whole 'This som-a-nom-biching coun-tree' monolouge from Johnny Dangerously."

Agrees with the Tomatometer 67% of the time.

Biography:
Been a movie reviewer for more than 4 years and have over 500 reviews online. I review for the common man. I don't care what other reviewers think of what I write, I'm trying to save people time/money by exposing cinematic poo.
Favorites:
Blazing Saddles American Beauty O Brother Where Art Thou? Monsters Inc. Monty Python & the Holy Grail
Publications:
Supercala.com
Critics' Group:
Dallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association
Total Reviews:
487
Total QuickRatings:
14
Location:
Dallas, TX

Listing Of All Reviews & Articles

Showing 51 - 100 of 487
Rating T-Meter Title | Year Add Date
8/10 41% American Dreamz (2006) " The Weitz brothers are a 2-headed John Hughes for post-2000 audiences...not always critically aclaimed, but almost always loved by the public. Once again, they succeed." — Supercala.com
Posted Apr 21, 2006
9.5/10 51% Lucky Number Slevin (2006) " Bottom line, this is thoroughly entertaining. This is the best role of Hartnett's career and he doesn't disappoint." — Supercala.com
Posted Apr 7, 2006
5.5/10 80% Brick (2006) " Assumes that you know film noir and then that you won't mind high-schoolers trampling one of your favorite genres. An admirable attempt that falls short in the end." — Supercala.com
Posted Apr 7, 2006
8.5/10 57% Ice Age 2: The Meltdown (2006) " Better than the original! Scrat the saber-toothed squirrel once again steals the film...love that squirrel!" — Supercala.com
Posted Mar 30, 2006
8.5/10 86% Slither (2006) " It's hilarious, gross, and insanely watchable! What would a Troma film look like if they had a decent script and a big budget? Like Slither!" — Supercala.com
Posted Mar 30, 2006
5/10 7% Basic Instinct 2 (2006) " The question on everyone's mind is 'Does she look good at age 48?' Oh yeah...make no mistake, she does." — Supercala.com
Posted Mar 30, 2006
9/10 89% The Devil and Daniel Johnston (2006) " Daniel Johnson's 'musical genius' is overblown. His only similarity to Brian Wilson is his mental illness, which is the true focus of this fascinating documentary." — Supercala.com
Posted Mar 26, 2006
8.5/10 86% Inside Man (2006) " A great writing debut from Russell Gewirtz that's deftly handled by Lee and the great cast." — Supercala.com
Posted Mar 24, 2006
7.5/10 73% V for Vendetta (2006) " Good, but not worth the $20 popcorn and cokes at the theater unless you know who Alan Moore is." — Supercala.com
Posted Mar 17, 2006
10/10 86% Thank You For Smoking (2006) " Rob Lowe is genius. That's right, I said it. Genius." — Supercala.com
Posted Mar 17, 2006
7/10 43% She's the Man (2006) " Stays in tried, true, safe territory and succeeds. It's a date movie for teens...nothing more, nothing less." — Supercala.com
Posted Mar 16, 2006
10/10 90% Neil Young: Heart of Gold (2006) " ...if you're considering waiting to see it on DVD, do yourself a favor and go see it in the theater. It'll be worth every penny." — Supercala.com
Posted Mar 3, 2006
8/10 55% 16 Blocks (2006) " Mos Def's channelling of Flava Flav is questionable, but entertaining...so is the film." — Supercala.com
Posted Mar 3, 2006
5.5/10 40% Running Scared (2006) " Includes scenes that are laughable [gunfight in a 10x10 room] and one that features Vera Farmiga that will go down in history as a classic/fan favorite." — Supercala.com
Posted Feb 24, 2006
8/10 72% Eight Below (2006) " What's not to like? These dogs will EASILY win you over." — Supercala.com
Posted Feb 17, 2006
4/10 23% Freedomland (2006) " Not a miserable failure, but a failure nonetheless...preachy and unfocused." — Supercala.com
Posted Feb 17, 2006
6/10 69% Curious George (2006) " Fun if you're under the age of 6." — Supercala.com
Posted Feb 10, 2006
3.5/10 22% The Pink Panther (2006) " Painful...truly awful." — Supercala.com
Posted Feb 10, 2006
9.5/10 82% The World's Fastest Indian (2005) " Doesn't attempt to cram a ray of sunshine up your keister and manages to tell a truly inspiring story nonetheless. Hopkins is great." — Supercala.com
Posted Feb 3, 2006
7/10 61% Something New (2006) " Beautiful people fall in love with one another despite their differences and women leave the theater with renewed hope...must be near Valentine's day." — Supercala.com
Posted Feb 3, 2006
6/10 42% Looking for Comedy in the Muslim World (2006) " ...a few laughs? Yes. But nothing that even borders on insightful in regard to Muslims. Wait for the DVD." — Supercala.com
Posted Jan 20, 2006
8/10 46% Hoodwinked (2005) " Cory Edwards did a great job with a little seen style of computer animation and clever writing that bounces along for a quick and fun 80 minutes." — Supercala.com
Posted Jan 13, 2006
8.5/10 55% Glory Road (2006) " Until inspirational sports films stop making us feel good, expect several more. This is a fun ride that will make you smile." — Supercala.com
Posted Jan 13, 2006
8/10 76% Match Point (2005) " When you get 'lucky' and things go your way, is that always a good thing? Allen explores that notion and has a deliciously clever response. The ending alone makes this worth seeing." — Supercala.com
Posted Jan 8, 2006
8/10 81% Shadow of the Vampire (2000) " Incredibly entertaining even without knowledge of Nosferatu." — Supercala.com
Posted Dec 31, 2005
4/10 22% Lucky Numbers (2000) " The ping-pong ball trick was funny...but that was all." — Supercala.com
Posted Dec 31, 2005
6/10 53% The Family Man (2000) " I voted for the happy ending, thusly, my enjoyment was diminished." — Supercala.com
Posted Dec 31, 2005
10/10 88% Shrek (2001) " Absolute perfection!" — Supercala.com
Posted Dec 31, 2005
9/10 73% Remember the Titans (2000) " One of the most entertaining films of the year." — Supercala.com
Posted Dec 31, 2005
4/10 15% Random Hearts (1999) " It's a chick flick, and my chick fell asleep during it." — Supercala.com
Posted Dec 31, 2005
6/10 47% The Perfect Storm (2000) " The story could've told itself in a compelling way without invented drama." — Supercala.com
Posted Dec 31, 2005
6/10 80% The Opposite of Sex (1998) " A few poorly cast actors bring this one down a few notches." — Supercala.com
Posted Dec 31, 2005
4/10 32% Message in a Bottle (1999) " Leaves one feeling empty." — Supercala.com
Posted Dec 31, 2005
9/10 87% The Matrix (1999) " It's incredible." — Supercala.com
Posted Dec 31, 2005
7/10 27% Hollow Man (2000) " The violence in this movie is very graphic, so if that isn't your thing...skip it." — Supercala.com
Posted Dec 31, 2005
3/10 11% Highlander - Endgame (2000) " This is the last one in this long dead franchise...unless they do something stupid." — Supercala.com
Posted Dec 31, 2005
1/10 21% Ghosts of Mars (2001) " A turd wrapped up in a nice bow is still a turd." — Supercala.com
Posted Dec 31, 2005
7/10 44% Final Fantasy - The Spirits Within (2001) " The story is well written and incredibly smart, but probably a bit too spiritual for western audiences." — Supercala.com
Posted Dec 31, 2005
7/10 44% Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood (2002) " ...if you plan on having a man watch this film with you, do him a favor...and don't." — Supercala.com
Posted Dec 31, 2005
8/10 97% Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2001) " ...my expectations were high, and I wasn't disappointed." — Supercala.com
Posted Dec 31, 2005
4/10 43% Center Stage (2000) " If I was a 12 year old girl who takes any sort of dance classes, this would be my favorite film of all time...but I'm not." — Supercala.com
Posted Dec 31, 2005
6/10 45% The Cell (2000) " Visually stunning, but rather pedestrian." — Supercala.com
Posted Dec 31, 2005
8/10 65% Bandits (2001) " There's good on-screen chemistry, good acting, and an incredibly well written and clever ending." — Supercala.com
Posted Dec 31, 2005
6/10 38% Anaconda (1997) " If you shut your brain down you'll have some fun." — Supercala.com
Posted Dec 31, 2005
3/10 32% All the Pretty Horses (2000) " I'm a fan of all involved, but this is a really tough watch." — Supercala.com
Posted Dec 31, 2005
2/10 20% Practical Magic (1998) " An absolute waste of time." — Supercala.com
Posted Dec 31, 2005
4/10 62% The New World (2005) " It's the most inaccessable film I've seen in a while, but is not without its merits. Emmanuel Lubezki should win a cinematography Oscar, but won't...Brokeback will." — Supercala.com
Posted Dec 23, 2005
8/10 78% Munich (2005) " Not even my favorite Spielberg film of 2005." — Supercala.com
Posted Dec 22, 2005
6/10 40% The Ringer (2005) " It's a sweet film that has an 'after school special' feel to it...makes one pine for the days of Dumb & Dumber and Kingpin. Jed Rees steals the film, he's great." — Supercala.com
Posted Dec 22, 2005
9.5/10 85% The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada (2006) " A simple, rugged tale about friendship, loyalty, keeping your word, and the importance of human life. It's also a must see." — Supercala.com
Posted Dec 20, 2005
5.5/10 29% Fun With Dick and Jane (2005) " Not a disaster, but not as much 'fun' as the title might suggest either. Wait for the DVD or even cable." — Supercala.com
Posted Dec 20, 2005
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