Widgett Walls

Agrees with the Tomatometer 76% of the time.

Biography:
Widgett Walls is the chief cook, bottle washer, and founder of Needcoffee.com, the Internet's equivalent of a triple espresso with whipped cream. Founded in 1997 as an entertainment arm of the floundering century-old Sleep Deprivation Institute, Widgett was charged with bringing insomnia and caffeine to the world at large. As part of this campaign, he began with a Lab involving the DreamCasting of movies. Eventually this grew into reviewing films, DVDs, literature, and anything else that Widge and his desperate staff of misanthropes can do to garner attention for themselves. Widgett also served as senior writer for Corona's Coming Attractions from 1997 to September, 2001. He writes fiction, poetry, and essays under a pseudonym. His most recent publications are 'Love Letters Unsent to People Unmet', which is available in book and audiobook form from One Tusk Productions. Also, his first novel, 'Mystics on the Road to Vanishing Point,' is available from One Tusk as well.
Publications:
Needcoffee.com , Sleep Deprivation Institute
Total Reviews:
801
Total QuickRatings:
282
Location:
Coast City, Iowa

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Showing 1 - 50 of 801
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Add Date
1/5 48% Maleficent (2014) " Disney's #1 villain...they've turned her into a glorified nanny and a prankster." — Needcoffee.com
Posted Jul 17, 2014
4.5/5 95% Snowpiercer (2014) " Utterly surreal and completely mental." — Needcoffee.com
Posted Jul 8, 2014
3.5/5 73% Godzilla (2014) " What is the line? 'It's not the Godzilla film you want, but it's the Godzilla film you need?' But it's neither." — Needcoffee.com
Posted Jul 5, 2014
4/5 92% How to Train Your Dragon 2 (2014) " I'm so impressed I actually saw a movie where I plonked down the coin for 3D and felt like I hadn't been robbed." — Needcoffee.com
Posted Jun 17, 2014
3.5/4 90% Live Die Repeat: Edge of Tomorrow (2014) " Tom Cruise: in regards to Oblivion? All is forgiven." — Needcoffee.com
Posted Jun 14, 2014
3.5/5 89% The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (2013) " I went back and saw the first film again fairly quickly after seeing it the first time because I enjoyed it so much. Wouldn't elect to do that with this one." — Needcoffee.com
Posted Dec 4, 2013
4/5 76% Kill Your Darlings (2013) " The story is slightly less important than the characterizations and the performances, because those carried everything." — Needcoffee.com
Posted Nov 26, 2013
4.5/5 97% Gravity (2013) " That is probably one of the best acted, most visually stunning adventure films ever." — Needcoffee.com
Posted Nov 20, 2013
3.5/5 65% Thor: The Dark World (2013) " I like the cast, I like the epic feel. It satisfied me in a way that Thor 1 did not." — Needcoffee.com
Posted Nov 9, 2013
2.5/5 60% Ender's Game (2013) " The film's strengths are people standing around talking, so can we get back to some people standing around talking? That feels weird to say. But that's what happened." — Needcoffee.com
Posted Nov 3, 2013
4.5/5 89% The World's End (2013) " What if John Wyndham decided to write a comedy?" — Needcoffee.com
Posted Aug 25, 2013
3.5/5 29% Kick-Ass 2 (2013) " Silly, ridiculous, violent and worthy." — Needcoffee.com
Posted Aug 17, 2013
2/5 68% Elysium (2013) " It almost feels like it's some sort of fable...but if that's the case...then it's so heavy-handed, you would need an exoskeleton to lift your hands." — Needcoffee.com
Posted Aug 15, 2013
3.5/5 50% Now You See Me (2013) " If you look at the film as escapist fare where you just go: 'My brain's off, you got a good cast, you got a good concept, roll with it' -- I think you'll be fine." — Needcoffee.com
Posted Jul 27, 2013
1.5/5 69% The Wolverine (2013) " They have yet to make a film that is as good as Hugh Jackman is at portraying Wolverine." — Needcoffee.com
Posted Jul 27, 2013
4.5/5 72% Pacific Rim (2013) " Is this going to give me enough of a story and enough characters to carry the amount of rocket-punching and monster-bashing that I want to see? The answer is yes." — Needcoffee.com
Posted Jul 14, 2013
0.5/5 31% The Lone Ranger (2013) " Between this and The Green Hornet, the Reid Family has been royally screwed by Hollywood." — Needcoffee.com
Posted Jul 4, 2013
2/5 68% World War Z (2013) " We could have had the zombie Red Storm Rising. Instead, we got 28 Days Later, on speed, in more locations, with a lame ending." — Needcoffee.com
Posted Jun 21, 2013
2.5/5 56% Man of Steel (2013) " Hopelessly convoluted in a way that only a cast this good could save." — Needcoffee.com
Posted Jun 15, 2013
1.5/5 11% After Earth (2013) " The script basically has its legs broken as badly as Will Smith's." — Needcoffee.com
Posted Jun 8, 2013
3/5 66% The Iceman (2013) " Person A went to Place B and shot Person C in D Face and that's all well and good...but if I'm going to spend time with someone, I want to know a little bit more." — Needcoffee.com
Posted May 27, 2013
3.5/5 68% Fast & Furious 6 (2013) " The answer to the question of 'What if the people behind Top Gear did a Mission Impossible film?'" — Needcoffee.com
Posted May 25, 2013
4/5 87% Star Trek Into Darkness (2013) " 'Evil Benedict Cumberbatch.' It's almost as much fun to say it as it is to watch it happen on the screen." — Needcoffee.com
Posted May 17, 2013
2.5/5 49% The Great Gatsby (2013) " It feels like the actors are just Acting So Hard--you'd think with the 3D you'd see their Acting-Ness coming right at you." — Needcoffee.com
Posted May 12, 2013
4/5 78% Iron Man 3 (2013) " They decided to make a sort of mad James Bond film...except instead of Bond, you've got Tony Stark...who, by the way, has a suit of armor." — Needcoffee.com
Posted May 4, 2013
0.5/5 54% Oblivion (2013) " The part of the film that works the best? Morgan Freeman looks absolutely awesome in those sunglasses." — Needcoffee.com
Posted Apr 19, 2013
1.5/5 48% Olympus Has Fallen (2013) " On the actual Secret Service entrance exam, please tell me one of the first questions is: 'Should you run directly into the line of fire? Yes/No.'" — Needcoffee.com
Posted Apr 13, 2013
0.5/5 62% Evil Dead (2013) " If you watched the first film's vine attack and went, 'You know what this needs? This needs to be more like hentai.' If you thought that, then this film is for you." — Needcoffee.com
Posted Apr 7, 2013
1.5/5 28% G.I. Joe: Retaliation (2013) " If you played with G.I. Joe action figures...any crazy storyline you came up with is probably less silly than this." — Needcoffee.com
Posted Mar 30, 2013
2.5/5 59% Oz the Great and Powerful (2013) " You know, its heart was in the right place." — Needcoffee.com
Posted Mar 15, 2013
3/5 93% Zero Dark Thirty (2013) " A well-acted, well-intentioned, disjointed mess." — Needcoffee.com
Posted Jan 14, 2013
4/5 88% Django Unchained (2012) " This is pretty much exactly what you would want from a Tarantino western." — Needcoffee.com
Posted Jan 5, 2013
3/5 61% Jack Reacher (2012) " The ultimate marriage between Action Guy Tom Cruise and Non-Tom Cruise Tom Cruise." — Needcoffee.com
Posted Dec 25, 2012
1.5/5 64% The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (2012) " 'Well, that was the longest video game trailer I have ever seen. No, seriously, are you going to show the real film now?'" — Needcoffee.com
Posted Dec 15, 2012
4/5 90% Lincoln (2012) " What I wanted to say to Daniel Day-Lewis and Sally Field: for God's sake, just stop and take your Oscars...you're breaking my heart and you're killing me." — Needcoffee.com
Posted Nov 17, 2012
4/5 92% Skyfall (2012) " Traveling the world, solving a mystery, hunting people down, killing some of those people...everything that you want James Bond to do. Then it takes an interesting turn." — Needcoffee.com
Posted Nov 12, 2012
4.5/5 66% Cloud Atlas (2012) " If there is a fault to be found with this film, it's that it wants to be about everything. But if it was any less than that, it wouldn't be this film." — Needcoffee.com
Posted Nov 7, 2012
3/5 49% The Man With the Iron Fists (2012) " This film is what you would get if you took somebody who had watched all the martial arts films in a 1980s video store...if you took their id and ran it through a juicer." — Needcoffee.com
Posted Nov 4, 2012
3/5 83% Seven Psychopaths (2012) " When the film itself is jerking you around, the cast is carrying you through it." — Needcoffee.com
Posted Oct 22, 2012
2.5/5 21% Taken 2 (2012) " This latest installment in the Liam Neeson Punching Things franchise...it is talkier, feels longer, is shakier and just feels less satisfying." — Needcoffee.com
Posted Oct 6, 2012
4.5/5 93% Looper (2012) " I don't know where you guys found that kid... Was it the same lab where they grew the Fannings?" — Needcoffee.com
Posted Oct 3, 2012
2/5 55% The Bourne Legacy (2012) " There comes a point at which you have enhanced soldiers fighting with non-enhanced people stuck in the middle...where you're just remaking Terminator 2." — Needcoffee.com
Posted Aug 19, 2012
3.5/5 65% The Expendables 2 (2012) " You know...that balls-to-the-wall, ludicrous, stupid, ridiculous, amazing, awesome film that you thought you were getting with the first film? Well, better late than never." — Needcoffee.com
Posted Aug 17, 2012
3/5 30% Total Recall (2012) " Kate Beckinsale moves like a freaking predator...[that's] predator with a lower case 'p.'" — Needcoffee.com
Posted Aug 4, 2012
4.5/5 88% The Dark Knight Rises (2012) " Tom Hardy can apparently do more with only 20% of his face than most people can do with all of their face." — Needcoffee.com
Posted Jul 21, 2012
4.5/5 73% The Amazing Spider-Man (2012) " It appears that someone's actually made a Spider-Man movie." — Needcoffee.com
Posted Jul 4, 2012
3.5/5 78% Brave (2012) " That is the worst thing you can say about the film: it's a good, solid Disney film. Not a Pixar film." — Needcoffee.com
Posted Jun 25, 2012
0.5/5 35% Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter (2012) " Reminds me of the Star Wars prequels... Vampire powers and limitations seem to work a lot like the Jedi...it depends on what's convenient for the plot at any given moment." — Needcoffee.com
Posted Jun 22, 2012
2.5/5 41% Rock of Ages (2012) " Well. Its heart was in the right place." — Needcoffee.com
Posted Jun 15, 2012
3/5 73% Prometheus (2012) " Gorgeous, somewhat baffling, and not altogether unpleasant." — Needcoffee.com
Posted Jun 9, 2012
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