Hollywood Jesus

Hollywood Jesus is not a Tomatometer-approved publication. Reviews from this publication only count toward the Tomatometer® when written by the following Tomatometer-approved critic(s): Ed Travis
Rating Title/Year Author
3:10 to Yuma (2007) Ed Travis 3:10 to Yuma is not only exciting, well-acted, and engaging, but it also reveals a deep sense of spirituality; of right and wrong. EDIT
Posted Apr 10, 2020
Death at a Funeral (2007) Ed Travis Tudyk's comedic timing and drugged impersonations could have made the whole film, but Death at a Funeral offers a lot more laughs than just acid trips. EDIT
Posted Apr 10, 2020
Lake Placid 2 (2007) Ed Travis Do yourselves a favor, skip Lake Placid 2. EDIT
Posted Apr 10, 2020
Futurama: Bender's Big Score (2007) Ed Travis I can see why so many fans were created in the short run of this TV show. As I watched and got accustomed to this universe, the laughs really kept coming. EDIT
Posted Apr 10, 2020
Sunshine (2007) Ed Travis Sunshine works on every level it strives for. If you come into the film looking for a thrill ride, the chances are good that you will be watching tensely with nothing less than the fate of the world hanging in the balance. EDIT
Posted Apr 10, 2020
Day Watch (2006) Ed Travis Although I really struggle to enjoy Day Watch fully, the film is packed with spiritual content that begs to be addressed... EDIT
Posted Apr 10, 2020
Commando (1985) Ed Travis Commando was Arnold's baby, his vehicle for bringing his unique brand of action-insanity to willing masses. EDIT
Posted Apr 10, 2020
Feast of Love (2007) Ed Travis Feast of Love gives an adequate sampling of what love looks like in many peoples' lives. However, it does not necessarily present the selfless kind of love that will ultimately change our lives and our world. EDIT
Posted Apr 10, 2020
Civic Duty (2006) Ed Travis The questions Civic Duty raises are better than the movie itself. EDIT
Posted Apr 10, 2020
Strange Wilderness (2008) Ed Travis Strange Wilderness offers little in the way of laughs or depth, but if low-brow comedy is your niche, then you could do a lot worse. EDIT
Posted Apr 9, 2020
Aliens vs. Predator: Requiem (2007) Ed Travis What I found was a cruel and brutal yet entertaining romp through the hallowed ground of the Alien and Predator franchises. Or, to put it in another way, this film is about as good as a sequel to a spin-off could possibly be. EDIT
Posted Apr 9, 2020
Hitman (2007) Ed Travis The question winks at us throughout the film: who really is the hunter and who is the hunted? EDIT
Posted Apr 9, 2020
The Foot Fist Way (2006) Ed Travis The Foot Fist Way has a chance at real cult comedy status. But I would also say that it isn't as incredibly unique as I would have hoped. But as I found myself laughing at the absurdity and the story, I realized I was really engaged by McBride... EDIT
Posted Apr 9, 2020
Chicago 10 (2007) Ed Travis Chicago 10 is a clever film, and visually engaging. EDIT
Posted Apr 9, 2020
The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian (2008) Ed Travis What works to Prince Caspian's advantage is that these great little actors have grown up some, and we believe they could battle or govern a nation, even if they are still a little bit young. EDIT
Posted Apr 9, 2020
Futurama: Bender's Game (2008) Ed Travis Bender's Game is a pretty solid standalone animated comedy feature. EDIT
Posted Apr 9, 2020
Kung Fu Panda (2008) Ed Travis Kung Fu Panda is ripe with genuine wisdom, and like any Kung Fu film, it delves into some pretty fascinating spirituality. EDIT
Posted Apr 9, 2020
Tropic Thunder (2008) Ed Travis The real lasting appeal of Tropic Thunder won't be the lavish production, but the rich send-up of acting as a profession, Hollywood as a culture, and war films as an inspiration to us civilians. EDIT
Posted Apr 9, 2020
Amadeus (1984) Ed Travis Amadeus is a film of high accolade...this film is grand on every level and I'm glad to have experienced it. EDIT
Posted Apr 9, 2020
The French Connection (1971) Ed Travis ...while The French Connection shows us the realistic problems of life on the street and the drug trade, it also totally entertains us. EDIT
Posted Apr 9, 2020
The Boondock Saints (1999) Ed Travis The Boondock Saints, on one level, is a really great direct-to-video cult film. Stylish, defiantly endearing, and even borderline iconic. EDIT
Posted Apr 9, 2020
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008) Ed Travis I loved The Curious Case of Benjamin Button. It is a very long film, but how could it not be in order to tell the story of a whole life? It is also a film that hinges on the viewers' acceptance of a man aging in reverse. It is a magical movie... EDIT
Posted Apr 9, 2020
Taken (2008) Ed Travis Overall this is a good, not great, release of a film that has made itself an enormous amount of money and earned its place among our generation's other semi-superheroic thrillers. EDIT
Posted Apr 9, 2020
A History of Violence (2005) Ed Travis A History of Violence was my favorite film of the year... EDIT
Posted Apr 9, 2020
French Connection II (1975) Ed Travis I believe that The French Connection II is all about the slow-burn chase. And I believe the film succeeds in being its own unique thriller that doesn't mindlessly ape its predecessor. EDIT
Posted Apr 9, 2020
Defiance (2008) Ed Travis I recommend the movie as a redemptive and uplifting tale of heroism... if only to call attention to the real heroism of the historic Bielski brothers. EDIT
Posted Apr 9, 2020
Revolutionary Road (2008) Ed Travis Maybe I would have been more willing to mull over that commentary if any piece of me had actually liked Frank and April Wheeler... EDIT
Posted Apr 9, 2020
Ran (1985) Ed Travis One can hardly watch Ran without feeling a sense of prophecy fulfilled. The tragic results displayed in this film suggest we all need to discern more deeply exactly who we can trust to lead us. EDIT
Posted Apr 9, 2020
Earth (1998) Ed Travis Earth's narrative focuses on a tour around the globe's various ecosystems and highlighting some of the animal families' life cycles in those areas of the planet. That is the extent of the story, as narrated by the engaging James Earl Jones. EDIT
Posted Apr 9, 2020
Tombstone (1993) Ed Travis One interesting thing about the story is that it appears that the writers really did include a lot of research and attempted to create a lot of accurate details in the characters and in the story. EDIT
Posted Apr 9, 2020
John Carpenter's Escape From L.A. (1996) Ed Travis Themes of rebellion, anarchy, freedom of speech, and the threat of corruption run through many of Carpenter's works. And Escape From L.A. seems to have been Carpenter's opportunity to pull out all the stops. EDIT
Posted Apr 9, 2020
Daybreakers (2009) Ed Travis Amazingly, this horror/action hybrid does an effective job of wrestling with these deep questions through a fascinating vampire world. EDIT
Posted Apr 9, 2020
The Edge (1997) Ed Travis I really enjoy this unique character that Hopkins created in The Edge, and I feel he owns the movie. EDIT
Posted Apr 9, 2020
The Lovely Bones (2009) Ed Travis I was drawn to the film because of Peter Jackson's involvement, but the creativity of the imagery did not astound me. EDIT
Posted Apr 9, 2020
Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans (2009) Ed Travis ...part of the fun that Herzog seems to be having with Bad Lieutenant is calling into question "good" versus "evil" and where those lines cross and where they crumble. EDIT
Posted Apr 9, 2020
Escape From New York (1981) Ed Travis If you don't like Escape From New York, then you and I will have some trouble seeing eye to eye-patch in our taste in movies. EDIT
Posted Apr 9, 2020
Evil Dead (2013) Ed Travis We are shocked, scared, and horrified by what happens on screen during the running time of The Evil Dead. But we love it because of its creativity, craftsmanship... EDIT
Posted Apr 9, 2020
Hatchet (2006) Ed Travis I think Adam Green did a great job of tapping into what made former slashers not only hits at the box office, but archetypal characters. EDIT
Posted Apr 9, 2020
Ip Man (2008) Ed Travis I am finally aboard the Donnie Yen train, and Ip Man punched [my] ticket. EDIT
Posted Apr 9, 2020
The Return of the Living Dead (1985) Ed Travis Return of the Living Dead continues the Romero tradition with comic flair and enough horror to keep any fan happy. EDIT
Posted Apr 9, 2020
Jacob's Ladder (1990) Ed Travis Jacob's Ladder wrestles with our fear of death, the power of our dreams, and the presence of angels (or are they demons?) in our lives. EDIT
Posted Apr 9, 2020
Class of 1984 (1982) Ed Travis An awesome piece of genre fare. EDIT
Posted Apr 9, 2020
14 Blades (2010) Ed Travis ...all that said, it has its fun moments and Yen is just a total tough guy. Never has a small wooden box been filled with so many fun weapons of death. EDIT
Posted Apr 9, 2020
Undocumented (2010) Ed Travis I can't say I didn't like it, but I can say it is unpleasant to watch. EDIT
Posted Apr 9, 2020
Buried (2010) Ed Travis The viewer is stuck in the coffin with Reynolds, and we feel all the clostrophobia of it. But we also feel his frustration as he talks with people who don't seem to actually care about him and are more concerned about the "situation." EDIT
Posted Apr 9, 2020
Rubber (2010) Ed Travis Sometimes, life has no reason... and then the movie about a malevolent telekinetic tire gets into full swing. Fun times! EDIT
Posted Apr 9, 2020
Primal (2019) Ed Travis The devolved monsters never really devolve much past a gross set of teeth, and the plot doesn't evolve too much beyond a standard body count. But the mystery of what this cave is, where it came from, or what is inside it was intriguing enough. EDIT
Posted Apr 9, 2020
True Legend (2010) Ed Travis This marks maybe the first ever film about Drunken Boxing to take a serious dramatic approach and it was a fun film with heavy fantasy elements. EDIT
Posted Apr 9, 2020
Snake in the Eagle's Shadow (1978) Ed Travis This is a kung-fu classic! EDIT
Posted Apr 9, 2020
Legend of the Fist: The Return of Chen Zhen (2010) Ed Travis This could be best Kung Fu film made in the last 10 years. EDIT
Posted Apr 9, 2020