Widgett Walls

Agrees with the Tomatometer 75% 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:
800
Total QuickRatings:
282
Location:
Coast City, Iowa

Listing Of All Reviews & Articles

Showing 51 - 100 of 800
Rating T-Meter Title | Year Add Date
2.5/5 48% Snow White and the Huntsman (2012) " The number one thing that saves this film...is Charlize Theron." — Needcoffee.com
Posted Jun 2, 2012
3.5/5 70% Men in Black III (2012) " The third film manages to remember what the second film forgot about the first film: be fun." — Needcoffee.com
Posted May 26, 2012
2/5 34% Battleship (2012) " 'Veterans & Aliens'? That would have been a better movie." — Needcoffee.com
Posted May 18, 2012
1/5 37% Dark Shadows (2012) " If you're going to take this, which wasn't a comedy, and play it for comedy...make your movie funny." — Needcoffee.com
Posted May 12, 2012
5/5 92% Marvel's The Avengers (2012) " I want to find Joss Whedon and give him a manly hug and buy him a beer." — Needcoffee.com
Posted May 5, 2012
0.5/5 23% The Raven (2012) " It's not even Edgar Allan Poe: Game of Shadows." — Needcoffee.com
Posted Apr 27, 2012
2.5/5 38% Lockout (Unrated) (2012) " The only thing this film was missing was the New World Pictures logo to come up at the beginning of it." — Needcoffee.com
Posted Apr 26, 2012
4/5 92% The Cabin in the Woods (2012) " Do you remember what it was like to have fun [with] horror movies? I do...and so does the film." — Needcoffee.com
Posted Apr 15, 2012
3.5/5 85% The Raid: Redemption (2012) " Bring some Dramamine. I mean...it's worth it. But bring some Dramamine." — Needcoffee.com
Posted Apr 9, 2012
1.5/5 25% Wrath of the Titans (2012) " It's no Krull, let's put it that way." — Needcoffee.com
Posted Apr 5, 2012
4.5/5 84% The Hunger Games (2012) " There's a whole bunch of really nice subtle things that they do that they don't feel the need to Broadcast." — Needcoffee.com
Posted Mar 24, 2012
2.5/5 51% John Carter (2012) " I felt like there was this awesome party going on that I just didn't have an invitation to. It seems that if you'd read the books, this would have been awesome." — Needcoffee.com
Posted Mar 10, 2012
2/5 54% Dr Seuss' The Lorax (2012) " My favorite part of The Lorax was the Despicable Me 2 trailer. Honestly." — Needcoffee.com
Posted Mar 2, 2012
3/5 25% Act of Valor (2012) " If you expect them to act and banter like the marines from Aliens, you're gonna be disappointed. But that's not what the film promised, nor what I showed up for." — Needcoffee.com
Posted Feb 25, 2012
0/5 18% Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance (2012) " Ghost Rider eats souls and this film has eaten my will to live." — Needcoffee.com
Posted Feb 17, 2012
3.5/5 53% Safe House (2012) " Denzel Washington takes any material he's got and he elevates it." — Needcoffee.com
Posted Feb 11, 2012
3.5/5 66% The Woman in Black (2012) " Daniel Radcliffe plays the haunted Hammer hero so very well." — Needcoffee.com
Posted Feb 4, 2012
5/5 93% Beauty and the Beast (2012) " Disney, please understand ... what people are actually showing up for ... they just want to see classic Disney on the big screen. The 3D is incidental." — Needcoffee.com
Posted Jan 30, 2012
4/5 79% The Grey (2012) " What this movie wants to do is to punch you, repeatedly, like *it* was Liam Neeson and not just starring Neeson. Because if you have a gut, this movie will punch you in it." — Needcoffee.com
Posted Jan 28, 2012
2/5 80% Haywire (2012) " Ultimately what the film looks like is...that a bunch of actors really wanted to get beatdowns from an MMA fighter." — Needcoffee.com
Posted Jan 20, 2012
2/5 77% A Dangerous Method (2011) " I think I know less about psychoanalysis now than I did before going into the cinema." — Needcoffee.com
Posted Jan 14, 2012
4.5/5 98% The Artist (2011) " Was there ever a guy who could play an old school movie studio mogul like John Goodman? No." — Needcoffee.com
Posted Jan 13, 2012
4.5/5 83% Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (2011) " One of the best arguments for there being a Best Ensemble Oscar I've seen in some time." — Needcoffee.com
Posted Jan 2, 2012
4/5 86% The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2011) " It is extraordinarily bleak. I mean, it's not Requiem for a Dream bleak, but it's on up there." — Needcoffee.com
Posted Jan 1, 2012
3.5/5 75% The Adventures of Tintin (2011) " It appears that you have to go animated for Spielberg to direct like he's Spielberg." — Needcoffee.com
Posted Dec 22, 2011
2/5 60% Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows (2011) " The thing that was so prevalent in the first film--that I found missing here--was simply unadultered fun." — Needcoffee.com
Posted Dec 19, 2011
4/5 93% Mission: Impossible Ghost Protocol (2011) " 'Excuse me, Mr. Brad Bird? Would you be interested in directing a Bond film next?'" — Needcoffee.com
Posted Dec 17, 2011
4.5/5 94% Hugo (2011) " Achingly beautiful." — Needcoffee.com
Posted Dec 4, 2011
4.5/5 84% My Week with Marilyn (2011) " Michelle Williams...let me tell you something: she was Marilyn Monroe. Or...if she's not playing Marilyn Monroe, she's playing what we all think Marilyn Monroe is." — Needcoffee.com
Posted Dec 3, 2011
3.5/5 96% The Muppets (2011) " It is a film that works for...fans who remember what the Muppets were but it's also a great way of establishing who the Muppets are." — Needcoffee.com
Posted Nov 26, 2011
3/5 68% A Very Harold & Kumar Christmas (2011) " I went in expecting: a stupid Christmas movie that had way too much fun being egregiously in 3D...and I got that." — Needcoffee.com
Posted Nov 22, 2011
3.5/5 68% Tower Heist (2011) " As a special message from me to Eddie Murphy...man, I really missed you. Welcome back." — Needcoffee.com
Posted Nov 19, 2011
2/5 35% Immortals (2011) " As goofy and on-the-nose as it is...I literally was sitting there going, 'Oh, this could be a Krull for our times.'" — Needcoffee.com
Posted Nov 14, 2011
3/5 24% The Three Musketeers (2011) " I wanted big and ludicrous and silly, with swords and airships. That's pretty much what I got." — Needcoffee.com
Posted Oct 22, 2011
1.5/5 35% The Thing (2011) " It feels like a prequel/homage/remake of the first two films all rolled into a kind of fleshy burrito that throbs." — Needcoffee.com
Posted Oct 18, 2011
3.5/5 60% Real Steel (2011) " If there had to be a Rock Em Sock Em Robots movie, I'm actually kinda pleased it was this one." — Needcoffee.com
Posted Oct 8, 2011
1.5/5 25% Killer Elite (2011) " Pockets of really interesting action in a sea of tedious exposition." — Needcoffee.com
Posted Sep 23, 2011
5/5 90% The Lion King (2011) " Is the 3D version superior to the 2D version? No. Is the film still magnificent? Yes." — Needcoffee.com
Posted Sep 19, 2011
2.5/5 93% Drive (2011) " It's probably not the film that the trailer would lead you to believe that it is. I think it tries to be more than that and I don't think it makes it." — Needcoffee.com
Posted Sep 16, 2011
4/5 84% Contagion (2011) " It feels very stripped down and authentic and finely crafted." — Needcoffee.com
Posted Sep 9, 2011
2/5 72% Fright Night (2011) " A film that can't decide what it is...but Colin Farrell and David Tennant know what they are. So that's something." — Needcoffee.com
Posted Aug 22, 2011
3.5/5 90% Attack the Block (2011) " This is the UK version of Super 8." — Needcoffee.com
Posted Aug 21, 2011
2.5/5 24% Conan the Barbarian (2011) " If I just said the words 'Hawk the Slayer' and you just got a little thrill, then you're totally down with this movie." — Needcoffee.com
Posted Aug 20, 2011
4.5/5 100% Everyday Sunshine: The Story of Fishbone (2011) " It's not just the story of Fishbone--it's the story of creating art, living with oneself, living with others, and moving on with things." — Needcoffee.com
Posted Aug 17, 2011
1.5/5 45% 30 Minutes or Less (2011) " Wants to be dark, wants to be funny...winds up really being neither." — Needcoffee.com
Posted Aug 12, 2011
3/5 82% Rise of the Planet of the Apes (2011) " It's not a bad film. But take whatever money you would have put towards a movie ticket and instead give it to the Alzheimer's Association." — Needcoffee.com
Posted Aug 5, 2011
3/5 44% Cowboys & Aliens (2011) " You want cowboys. You want aliens. And you want them to fight...it didn't promise anything else." — Needcoffee.com
Posted Jul 30, 2011
1/5 22% The Smurfs (2011) " Keep repeating to yourself over and over: 'It gets Jonathan Winters a paycheck. It gets Jonathan Winters a paycheck.'" — Needcoffee.com
Posted Jul 29, 2011
4/5 79% Captain America: The First Avenger (2011) " Oh man, it is a great film. It is pretty much exactly what I wanted." — Needcoffee.com
Posted Jul 24, 2011
4/5 66% Hobo With a Shotgun (2011) " Rutger Hauer is a genius." — Needcoffee.com
Posted Jul 8, 2011
0.5/5 36% Transformers: Dark of the Moon (2011) " The thing is an unadulterated mess. The moments of entertainment that you get...get drowned in all the other detritus that Bay brings to the table." — Needcoffee.com
Posted Jun 29, 2011
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