Michael Szymanski

Michael Szymanski
Tomatometer-approved critic
Biography:
Mike is a freelance film critic who sees about 400 films a year. He lives in Hollywood right smack between the biggest movie complex in the world at Universal Studios and the most well-known movie theater in the world Grauman's Chinese Theatre. He writes for Scifi.com, Hollywood.com, Wordmag.com and has written for the Los Angeles Times, Zap2it.com, Entertainment Weekly and E! Online.
Favorites:
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Location: Hollywood, Calif.
Official Websites: zap2it.com/movies

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
4/5 80% Magic Mike (2012) If you're expecting any frontal nudity, you'd be disappointed. Although there is a quick shocking moment of a fluffing device, it's not like the frontal nudity in the last of the "American Pie" movies, or other R-rated movies. It doesn't go that far. - Sci-Fi Weekly EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 29, 2012
99% How to Train Your Dragon (2010) Although it's an exciting ride to an easily predictable yarn, this is one kids' movie that is fun for everyone. - Syfy Wire EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 26, 2010
4/5 18% The Fourth Kind (2009) Frankly, this movie is quite scary when it's viewed with the idea that this is the film version of creepy disappearances that are really happening in Nome, Alaska. When it's not that, it's almost laughable. - Sci-Fi Weekly EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 21, 2009
4/5 No Score Yet The Perfect Getaway (1998) I love this movie enough to pay to go see it again and see what I missed along the way. - International Press Academy EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 21, 2009
4/5 75% The Daytrippers (1997) Unfortunately, to reveal that this funny family movie is bisexual actually will ruin the film for anyone who wants to see it. - International Press Academy EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 21, 2009
2/5 28% The Twilight Saga: New Moon (2009) One of her suitors stays out all night with his weird friends. The other does his "Brokeback Mountain" thing with his buddies in the woods. - Sci-Fi Weekly EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 21, 2009
3/5 62% Find Me Guilty (2006) - Hollywood.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 8, 2009
9/10 25% Blood: The Last Vampire (2009) I think this is a world-class film! It contains great martial arts and great storytelling, and it turns the vampire genre on its ear. - Sci-Fi Weekly EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 18, 2009
6/10 69% Funny People (2009) Even on "The View" the day before the film opens, the ladies wondered whether men really talk about their own junk (and their friend's package) as much as they do in the movie, and whether women actually find that funny. - International Press Academy EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 18, 2009
8/10 No Score Yet Wrangler: Anatomy of an Icon (2008) Jack Wrangler, gay porn star married to a woman, is dead at 62; and personal memories - International Press Academy EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 18, 2009
9/10 13% Steam (2007) This is a movie that I can safely recommend to both my sister and my mom, to Republicans and Democrats, to my students in college to my son's elementary school teachers, to my close friends and even total strangers. Not many movies are like that. There's - International Press Academy EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 18, 2009
7/10 83% I Love You, Man (2009) "I Love You, Man" is going to make a lot of guys squirm, but only those who are uncomfortable with their own masculinity. Why can't guys talk about masturbating? Now, maybe they can. - International Press Academy EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 18, 2009
6/10 37% X-Men Origins - Wolverine (2009) Hugh Jackman's animal magnetism is palpable in "X-Men Origins: Wolverine." He's more sexy than he has ever been in the past X-Men films, and the movie shows him in bizarre bromance relationships with other mutant freaks as well as a very intimate and most - Sci-Fi Weekly EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 18, 2009
7/10 64% Watchmen (2009) The brilliant writer of the comic books that this is based on, Alan Moore, is well known for bisexual characters (women mostly, of course), in his work. - Sci-Fi Weekly EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 18, 2009
2/10 24% Little Ashes (2009) It's not even worth it for Robert Pattinson, who is shown in the movie, nearly fully naked, with his privates tucked between his legs, but everything else showing. - International Press Academy EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 18, 2009
6/10 29% Myra Breckinridge (1970) If you truly analyze this, it's a very bisexual scene, and it's a classic, and I was told by a film buff friend that it was considered an A-list movie at the time. - International Press Academy EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 18, 2009
8/10 84% Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (2009) Harry Potter grows up. Harry Potter needs to shave. Harry Potter shows more interest in the young ladies at Hogwarts. - International Press Academy EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 18, 2009
6/10 79% Humpday (2009) There hasn't been a mainstream movie since maybe "The Crying Game" that has so subtly brought up the possibility of a man's bisexuality than "Humpday." - Sci-Fi Weekly EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 18, 2009
7/10 39% The Time Traveler's Wife (2009) OK, sometimes the movie gets really weird, but overall it's a very entertaining escapist sci-fi romance%u2014and these days that's a rare event. - Sci-Fi Weekly EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 18, 2009
9/10 90% District 9 (2009) Another metaphor for the misplaced, displaced and disassociated bisexual is how "District 9" shows how cruel humans can be%u2014especially to something they don't understand. They have characterized these giant insect-like aliens as lazy, predatory, omniv - Sci-Fi Weekly EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 18, 2009
1/5 12% The Hills Have Eyes 2 (2007) - Hollywood.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 20, 2008
3/5 90% Duck Season (Temporada de patos) (2006) - Hollywood.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 20, 2008
2/5 15% The Condemned (2007) - Hollywood.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 20, 2008
2/5 60% Shopgirl (2005) - Hollywood.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 20, 2008
3/5 No Score Yet Lake Dead (2007) - Hollywood.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 20, 2008
2/5 47% Candy (2006) - Hollywood.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 20, 2008
3/5 70% Mulberry Street (2007) - Hollywood.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 20, 2008
3/5 25% The Lost City (2005) - Hollywood.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 20, 2008
3/5 77% The U.S. vs. John Lennon (2006) - Hollywood.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 20, 2008
3/5 26% The Zodiac (2006) - Hollywood.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 20, 2008
2/5 12% The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning (2006) - Hollywood.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 20, 2008
3/5 9% See No Evil (2006) Gore fans won't be disappointed. - Hollywood.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 20, 2008
2/5 56% Nightmare Man (2006) - Hollywood.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 20, 2008
3/5 11% Blood and Chocolate (2007) - Hollywood.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 20, 2008
3/5 100% Borderland (2007) - Hollywood.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 20, 2008
4/5 16% Eragon (2006) - Hollywood.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 20, 2008
3/5 38% Firehouse Dog (2007) - Hollywood.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 20, 2008
3/5 26% Poster Boy (2006) - Hollywood.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 20, 2008
1/5 11% The Benchwarmers (2006) - Hollywood.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 20, 2008
5/5 90% Starter for 10 (2006) Pure feel-good romantic nostalgia, whether you lived in 1980's London or not. - Hollywood.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 20, 2008
3/5 87% The Ground Truth (2006) - Hollywood.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 20, 2008
3/5 8% The Reaping (2007) - Hollywood.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 20, 2008
2/5 87% Jesus Camp (2006) - Hollywood.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 20, 2008
4/5 68% Aurora Borealis (2006) - Hollywood.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 20, 2008
3/5 28% Saw III (2006) - Hollywood.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 20, 2008
4/5 68% Shortbus (2006) - Hollywood.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 20, 2008
3/5 93% The Host (2007) - Hollywood.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 20, 2008
4/5 56% Fuck (F*ck) (2005) - Hollywood.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 20, 2008
3/5 75% The Matador (2006) - Hollywood.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 20, 2008
2/5 No Score Yet Unearthed (2007) - Hollywood.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 20, 2008