Marc Fennell

Marc Fennell

Agrees with the Tomatometer 78% of the time.

Biography:
Marc Fennell is a film critic, technology journalist, tv presenter, radio host, author and all-round media mischief maker. He is best known around Australia for being 'That Movie Guy' on triple j, ABC Radio and on various Network Ten programmes including The Circle, Ten News and The Project. His unique review segments on triple j (radio and tv) have racked up hundreds of thousands of downloads. Marc has also appeared on multiple Foxtel programmes including Showtime's The Movie Club and the Foxtel Movie Show. Marc co-produces a digital series about the art of movie trailers called Coming Sooner. He also produced & presented the 2012 series Bollywood For Beginners for SBS. Marc's imaginatively titled first book That Movie Book is on shelves through Harper Collins and ABC Books.

Marc's career began when he won an AFI Outstanding Young Film Critics Award. After 4 years as the film critic for Sydney radio station FBi 94.5 Marc was soon recruited to present DVD reviews for The Movie Show at the age of 19. Since then he's worked across broadcast, print and online media.

Publications:
ABC News (Australia) , Triple J
Total Reviews:
96
Location:
Sydney, Australia

Listing Of All Reviews & Articles

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Add Date
3/5 86% Boy (2012) " A sweet, charming flick where the humour reverberates with authenticity. A case of plot drift and abandoned subplots hold it back, though." — Channel 10 Australia
Posted Sep 8, 2010
3/5 73% Piranha 3-D (2010) " A movie fueled by the wet dreams and rage fantasies of a thousand pubescent boys. Perfectly attuned to its audience -- 3D boobs, gore and dodgy science abound. " — Triple J
Posted Sep 8, 2010
4/5 93% The Kids Are All Right (2010) " A smart, funny, insightful take on the dynamics of Modern Families. It taps into both the universal and specific dynamics of the family unit. Bening gives a career best performance." — Channel 10 Australia
Posted Sep 8, 2010
3.5/5 53% Going the Distance (2010) " A raunchy rom-com that is surprisingly authentic in its emotions and hilariously obscene." — Channel 10 Australia
Posted Sep 8, 2010
3/5 64% Tomorrow, When the War Began (2012) " Patchy acting, fantastic action and some great slivers of humour in a movie that only gives off the faintest whiff of a xenophobic nation terrified of being invaded. It's not like the rest of the world didn't already think we were red-necks." — Triple J
Posted Sep 8, 2010
83% The Ghost Writer (2010) " The Greyscale Adventures Of Tony Blair: SuperSpy (as I call it) is a deliberately directed, well acted and classy treatment of a plot that is so balls-out ridiculous I firmly believe the writer wears a tin-foil hat." — Channel 10 Australia
Posted Aug 17, 2010
4/5 82% Scott Pilgrim vs. the World (2010) " Perfectly interprets the world of a slacker through the language of all the pop-culture slacker's consume (games, comics, music) Also, it's an epic nerd-splosion of pure molten awesome. FTW." — Triple J
Posted Aug 17, 2010
3.5/5 85% Me and Orson Welles (2009) " You're not going to have huge laughs or terrible sadness or excitement. It's a bittersweet love letter to thespians of old." — Triple J
Posted Aug 6, 2010
3.5/5 86% The Special Relationship (2010) " The most unintentionally homoerotic film of the year. Eventually you start willing them to make out. Solid script. Slightly unconvincing Clinton performance from Quaid." — Triple J
Posted Aug 6, 2010
3/5 75% Greenberg (2010) " A well-made movie filled with authentic moments of humour and insight, If only the central character wasn't such an unlikeable tool." — Triple J
Posted Jul 26, 2010
4/5 86% Inception (2010) " Brain, meet spasm. Inception is the cleverest, most original use of a Blockbuster budget we've seen in years. Shame some of the characters are a bit underdeveloped." — Triple J
Posted Jul 26, 2010
3/5 64% Predators (2010) " A tight, surprising, well made action flick that relishes in macho-ness." — Triple J
Posted Jul 8, 2010
2/5 33% Jusqu'à toi " Acut-price, transatlantic version of Amelie that keeps you at clinical distance, when you need to see the world through their eyes." — Triple J
Posted Jul 8, 2010
3/5 66% The Karate Kid (2010) " A decent family film that shows how cultural accuracy is optional, hanging with strange old men is fine and all of life's problems can be solved with a roundhouse kick to the head." — Triple J
Posted Jul 1, 2010
2.5/5 49% The Twilight Saga: Eclipse (2010) " Tighter, scarier; this is the best of the Twilight films. Which is a lot like saying that getting punched is better than being stabbed." — Triple J
Posted Jul 1, 2010
5/5 99% Toy Story 3 (2010) " Funny, inventive, touching; flawless." — Triple J
Posted Jun 26, 2010
4.5/5 97% Animal Kingdom (2010) " Smart, intense, tragic, blackly funny, atmospheric and freaking awesome." — Triple J
Posted Jun 16, 2010
3.5/5 58% Shrek Forever After (2010) " As far as blatant milking of cash-cows go, it retains much of the heart and charm of the franchise, if not the cracking humour." — Triple J
Posted Jun 16, 2010
4/5 76% Kick-Ass (2010) " Kick Ass. It's epic. Intimate. Genuine and genuinely messed-up." — Triple J
Posted Apr 14, 2010
4/5 85% A Single Man (2009) " The movie wasn't so much directed as it was designed." — Triple J
Posted Mar 1, 2010
4/5 91% Up in the Air (2009) " At its best when it finds humour and sadness in the grey areas between what is traditionally "right" and "wrong"." — Triple J
Posted Feb 25, 2010
94% In the Loop (2009) " The plot isn't the most important part of this flick. It's about the characters and watching them screw up in the most stunning ways... It's the comedy of failure." — Triple J
Posted Feb 25, 2010
4/5 91% Precious: Based on the Novel Push by Sapphire (2009) " It's a simple story, told well with some blinding performances." — Triple J
Posted Feb 25, 2010
1/5 34% The Wolfman (2010) " You couldve recast the whole film with a row of totem poles and I'm not 100% sure anyone would've noticed the difference." — Triple J
Posted Feb 25, 2010
4/5 65% Watchmen (2009) " It's not that the movie is bad -- it's definitely not a bad film. The source material, however had the makings of a BRILLIANT film." — Triple J
Posted Mar 13, 2009
65% Zack and Miri Make a Porno (2008) " Zack and Miri may be a gross-out movie, but it's a damn clever one." — Triple J
Posted Feb 27, 2009
2.5/5 68% Revolutionary Road (2008) " Sooner or later it becomes very hard to escape the sense that nothing actually happens in this film." — Triple J
Posted Jan 22, 2009
94% Slumdog Millionaire (2008) " The climax was so tense I actually fell off my chair. And the ending had me in tears. Tears of joy." — Triple J
Posted Dec 19, 2008
49% Twilight (2008) " If you're a fan of the book, I'm so sorry." — Triple J
Posted Dec 19, 2008
55% Australia (2008) " The plot's key turning points have either too much or not enough emphasis and are often in the wrong spot." — Triple J
Posted Dec 1, 2008
1/5 16% Max Payne (2008) " Max Payne. Epic Fail." — Triple J
Posted Nov 7, 2008
3/5 61% Newcastle (2008) " It's flawed, but when Newcastle works, it rocks." — Triple J
Posted Nov 7, 2008
1% Disaster Movie (2008) " Honestly, if the makers of this ever got serious about making web-based comedy, I reckon that they would absolutely rock it." — Triple J
Posted Oct 3, 2008
2.5/5 26% Eagle Eye (2008) " Without giving anything away, let's just say that the ending of Eagle Eye is about as subtle as being impaled to death by an American flag." — Triple J
Posted Sep 26, 2008
96% Waltz with Bashir (2008) " You're constantly aware of the fluidity of memory, without being seriously distracted by it." — Triple J
Posted Sep 26, 2008
4/5 94% Not Quite Hollywood: The Wild, Untold Story of Ozploitation! (2008) " You sense that we still only view something 'Aussie' as being impressive after a foreigner validates it." — Triple J
Posted Sep 26, 2008
81% Lars and the Real Girl (2007) " It's certainly not a bad movie, but not everything it could've been." — ABC News (Australia)
Posted Aug 31, 2008
84% Forgetting Sarah Marshall (2008) " Hey, it won't cure cancer. But it is a lot of fun." — ABC News (Australia)
Posted Aug 31, 2008
36% Southland Tales (2007) " I'll give it this: Southland Tales is never boring." — ABC News (Australia)
Posted Aug 31, 2008
78% Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (2008) " The thing I loved most about this movie is just how ludicrous the whole thing is." — ABC News (Australia)
Posted Aug 31, 2008
67% The Incredible Hulk (2008) " There comes a point when all this action starts to feel a bit mechanical." — ABC News (Australia)
Posted Aug 31, 2008
—— Independent " One of the most compelling, clever and insightful satires on the world of aussie party politics I've seen in a long time." — ABC News (Australia)
Posted Aug 31, 2008
51% Get Smart (2008) " It's a trailer." — ABC News (Australia)
Posted Aug 31, 2008
—— Ten Empty (10 Empty) (2008) " Ten Empty is an exhausting film. But it doesn't offer anything back." — ABC News (Australia)
Posted Aug 31, 2008
4.5/5 94% The Dark Knight (2008) " Oh, and if skin-crawling performances, complex storytelling, and profound ideas don't do it for you...did I mention that the film is completely badass?" — Triple J
Posted Jul 17, 2008
3.4/5 93% Iron Man (2008) " Ironman is great fun, but it could've been better. And judging by interviews with director Jon Favreau the sequel sounds like it'll be a corker." — Triple J
Posted Jun 8, 2008
3/5 81% Lars and the Real Girl (2007) " It's a movie driving in neutral. It never really gets as clever, as emotional or as funny as I wanted it too." — Triple J
Posted Jun 8, 2008
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