Ted Prigge

Ted Prigge
Tomatometer-approved critic
Biography:
Ted Prigge was born on March 27, 1979, and has been reviewing movies (off-and-on) for around four years now. Socially inept, he budgets his time around seeing movies, reading books, and going to film school at Temple University, with delusional hopes of one day becoming a filmmaker of sorts. Or at the very least a well-paid Hollywood hack writer. | <b>All-Time Favorites:</b> <i>La Dolce Vita, Some Like It Hot, The Graduate, Brazil, Manhattan, Bringing Up Baby, McCabe & Mrs. Miller, Repulsion, Citizen Kane, Annie Hall, 8 1/2, The Third Man, The Cook the Thief his Wife and her Lover, The Empire Strikes Back,</i> and <I>Pierrot le fou</i>
Favorites:
All-Time Favorites: La Dolce Vita, Some Like It Hot, The Graduate, Brazil, Manhattan, Bringing Up Baby, McCabe & Mrs. Miller, Repulsion, Citizen Kane, Annie Hall, 8 1/2, The Third Man, The Cook the Thief his Wife and her Lover, The Empire Strikes Back, and Pierrot le fou
Location: Philadelphia/Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA

movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year Review
3/4 27% The Out-of-Towners (1999) - rec.arts.movies.reviews EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 11, 2006
3.5/4 94% King of Hearts (1967) A really hilarious and very pleasing film that doesn't argue its message with the viewer via corny or ignorant measures. - rec.arts.movies.reviews EDIT
Read More | Posted May 6, 2003
4/4 94% Blood Simple (1984) Blood Simple is a bit like a horror film interlaced with a film noir backdrop... - rec.arts.movies.reviews EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 8, 2003
3.5/4 80% Carlito's Way (1993) - rec.arts.movies.reviews EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2000
3/4 77% The Butcher Boy (1997) Even if it's not as great as the films it rips off, it's gonna be a cult classic nevertheless. - rec.arts.movies.reviews EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2000
4/4 91% The Purple Rose of Cairo (1985) - rec.arts.movies.reviews EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2000
2.5/4 54% Mars Attacks! (1996) Probably the biggest let-down since the second season of Twin Peaks. - rec.arts.movies.reviews EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2000
1/5 19% Jungle 2 Jungle (1997) The material is so fowl that even a rewrite by Quentin Tarantino couldn't help it. - rec.arts.movies.reviews EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2000
4/4 80% Primary Colors (1998) To be blunt, Primary Colors is one of the angriest and cynical films about running for political office ever made, but luckily it doesn't allow these two overpowering feelings to crush the film's power as entertainment. - rec.arts.movies.reviews EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2000
3.5/4 85% Rosewood (1997) The film is totally engrossing, from start to finish, which is a good thing for a two and a half hour long film. In a lesser more preachy film, I would have been looking at my non-existent watch every couple minutes, but the time flew. - rec.arts.movies.reviews EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2000
2.5/4 42% BASEketball (1998) The chief problem is this film is too much in love with itself, too much in awe at what they can get away with. - rec.arts.movies.reviews EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2000
4/4 97% La Grande illusion (Grand Illusion) (1938) [A]lways fascinating flick to watch, filled with a great sense of humor that never makes this overly surreal, a dramatic edge which never feels forced, and emotion that never feels hokey or melodramatic. - rec.arts.movies.reviews EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2000
3.5/4 94% Blue Velvet (1986) I found it to be brilliant and all, but it's just not a film I would watch willingly again. - rec.arts.movies.reviews EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2000
2/4 62% The House of Yes (1997) Because it doesn't have the guts to go any deeper with the themes and ideas it introduces, it becomes shallow and pretty much redundant. - rec.arts.movies.reviews EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2000
2.5/4 61% Demolition Man (1993) Let me say, the view of Utopia is nice and all, but it's not nearly negative enough. - rec.arts.movies.reviews EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2000
1/4 35% Earthquake (1974) - rec.arts.movies.reviews EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2000
2.5/4 28% Nothing to Lose (1997) - rec.arts.movies.reviews EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2000
4/4 96% Mean Streets (1973) A ferociously original film. - rec.arts.movies.reviews EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2000
1/4 23% Out for Justice (1991) It's so stupid that it's boring. - rec.arts.movies.reviews EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2000
4/4 72% Deconstructing Harry (1997) - rec.arts.movies.reviews EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2000
3.5/4 80% He Got Game (1998) It's the best basketball film since White Men Can't Jump, only it's better. - rec.arts.movies.reviews EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2000
2/4 14% Mafia! (1998) - rec.arts.movies.reviews EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2000
3/4 93% Antz (1998) The script, although a little too short (bringing the film to about an hour and 20 minutes, more or less), is sharp and witty, and the story really works. - rec.arts.movies.reviews EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2000
3.5/4 91% Raising Arizona (1987) One of the most original and clever little comedies I've really ever seen, and it's all due to the greatness that is the Coen Brothers. - rec.arts.movies.reviews EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2000
4/5 79% Everyone Says I Love You (1996) - rec.arts.movies.reviews EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2000
4/4 97% Defending Your Life (1991) One of the funniest and most clever comedies that I've seen released this decade. - rec.arts.movies.reviews EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2000
4/4 96% Vertigo (1958) The film is not really a great suspense film, but really a fantastic introspective drama into the mind of a person much like the master of suspense himself. - rec.arts.movies.reviews EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2000
3/4 85% Anastasia (1997) Although a cartoon, this is actually a really entertaining film for everyone. - rec.arts.movies.reviews EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2000
4/4 88% The Man Who Knew Too Much (1935) [The film] never fails to intrigue you with its great characters and storytelling. - rec.arts.movies.reviews EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2000
3.5/4 67% Prospero's Books (1991) It's not concerned with anything but being hypnotic and using film's plastic elements to its extremes, or at least as far as Greenaway can take it. - rec.arts.movies.reviews EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2000
3/4 83% Spellbound (1945) The best suspense film dealing with psychoanalysis that I can remember. - rec.arts.movies.reviews EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2000
4/4 98% Strangers on a Train (1951) Of all the films Hithcock made, this is one of his absolute masterpieces. - rec.arts.movies.reviews EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2000
3.5/4 82% Barcelona (1994) The script and acting is excellent, supplying the little-known actors with some truly interesting and some very classic dialogue. - rec.arts.movies.reviews EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2000
5/5 87% Get Shorty (1995) It works so great as a whole that it is entertaining while it is intelligent. Imagine that. - rec.arts.movies.reviews EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2000
2.5/4 81% Scream 2 (1997) Scream 2 wishes it were as cool as the original. - rec.arts.movies.reviews EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2000
0/4 47% The Doom Generation (1995) A note to Gregg: grow up. Really. Move out of your parent's basement, read something other than Salinger, and get a day job. - rec.arts.movies.reviews EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2000
3.5/4 78% Scream (1996) There's a lot of uses of cliches, but all are handled with some lovely self-concious fun. - rec.arts.movies.reviews EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2000
3.5/4 100% Såsom i en Spegel (Through A Glass Darkly) (1961) It's almost a wonder that it works at all. - rec.arts.movies.reviews EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2000
3.5/4 97% Alien (1979) An atmospheric, claustriophobic, slow-moving creep-fest. - rec.arts.movies.reviews EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2000
2/4 46% Kids (1995) It's uncomfortable to watch in the worst way, and unentertaining in the most annoying way. - rec.arts.movies.reviews EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2000
4/4 85% Pleasantville (1998) - rec.arts.movies.reviews EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2000
2/4 5% The Avengers (1998) Okay, it's not that bad. But it's close. - rec.arts.movies.reviews EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2000
3/5 56% Conspiracy Theory (1997) - rec.arts.movies.reviews EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2000
1/4 17% The Babysitter (1995) - rec.arts.movies.reviews EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2000
4/4 97% Nights of Cabiria (Le Notti di Cabiria) (1957) Cabiria is almost impossible not to like, and Masina makes her into a unique character. - rec.arts.movies.reviews EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2000
3/4 65% The X-Files - Fight the Future (1998) Successful in two ways: for regular viewers, it whets their appetites to continue watching; for rookies, it just makes them want to watch the show on a regular basis. - rec.arts.movies.reviews EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2000
3.5/4 88% The Spanish Prisoner (1997) Viewing this film is like viewing two films which work hand in hand: one's an interesting film where we see a working man get the taste of hobnobbing with a rich yet somewhat creepy businessman; the second is like something out of a Kafka story. - rec.arts.movies.reviews EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2000
3.5/4 80% Fahrenheit 451 (1966) It's a totally intelligent film with a great message, wonderfully presented by Truffaut, with the upmost competence. - rec.arts.movies.reviews EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2000
3.5/4 89% Delicatessen (1992) An amazing film, filled with amazing style, a wonderful off-beat tone, and some bits of satire which work with the film instead of being apart from it. - rec.arts.movies.reviews EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2000
4/4 88% The Unbearable Lightness of Being (1988) - rec.arts.movies.reviews EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2000