Eric Vespe

Eric Vespe
Tomatometer-approved critic
Biography:
I write for a movie news site called Ain't It Cool News. I'm a contributing editor and see a whole lotta movies. Life's good.
Favorites:
Jaws, Raiders of the Lost Ark, Monster Squad, Aliens, Casablanca, The Taking of Pelham 123, Sleepaway Camp, Shawshank Redemption, One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest, Iron Giant, The Original Star Wars Trilogy, The Lord of the Rings Trilogy, Pinocchio, Dawn of the Dead ('78), Blazing Saddles, Young Frankenstein, Poltergeist, John Carpenter's The Thing, Big Trouble In Little China, Escape From New York, Close Encounters of the Third Kind, The French Connection, The Exorcist, The Fly, King Kong ('33 and '05), Braindead, Bad Taste, Heavenly Creatures, Evil Dead I and II and tons more.
Location: Austin, TX

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
90% 1922 (2017) The premise of 1922 isn't as instantly catchy as Gerald's Game or as flashy as It, but the adaptation is successful - I could hear Stephen King's voice coming through loud and clear. - Slashfilm EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 26, 2019
B- 89% Villains (2019) Young filmmaking team Dan Berk and Robert Olsen do solid work here, keeping the camera moving so the film never feels static and never forgetting their ace in the hole is the relationship at the core of this story. - Collider EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 18, 2019
97% The Hurt Locker (2009) All in all, Bigelow, Boal and the rest of the team crafted a very entertaining movie that puts character first, but also gives you a real impression of what our troops are dealing with in the Middle East - Ain't It Cool News EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 3, 2009
70% American Teen (2008) I loved this movie. It's entertaining, emotionally moving. Sometimes it's mean, sometimes it's funny as hell, sometimes it's sweet, but it's never boring, repetitive or dull. - Ain't It Cool News EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 15, 2008
94% The Dark Knight (2008) THE DARK KNIGHT is a spectacular piece of storytelling. It is as giant a leap forward from BATMAN BEGINS as THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK was to STAR WARS. - Ain't It Cool News EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 15, 2008
70% The Wackness (2008) It's not an easy film to label. It's a comedy, it's a drama, it's just great. Whatever the mixture is that writer/director Jonathan Levine whipped up it works. - Ain't It Cool News EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 5, 2008
14% The Love Guru (2008) It feels like the Uncle at the reunion who got a laugh from his horny monkey joke at the last get-together so he does it again this year. Awkward and a little painful. - Ain't It Cool News EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 19, 2008
50% Get Smart (2008) Anne Hathaway [is] gorgeous, funny... She's everything that Barbara Feldon embodied in the TV show, but in a whole different way. They couldn't have found a better 99. - Ain't It Cool News EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 19, 2008