- "I have never been so thoroughly entertained by a review! I actually laughed my ass off reading it. Man, your writing is fucking great. There is no doubt you are at the top of the list when it comes to sending out screeners. We will push as many people as we can to your site."
-Brett M. Butler (Writer/Star of The Notorious Newman Brothers)
Tuesday, June 23, 2009, 8:52 AM
- "Wow! What a great review! Thank you for taking the time with our film. It's quite clear that you "got" what we were going for. As independent filmmakers we really appreciate any feedback both positive and negative.
Be in touch..."
-Monica Moehring (Writer/Star of Lights Camera Dead)
Sunday, May 17, 2009 3:37 PM
- "Wow! Thank you so much for your review...
You really hit the nail on the head...
Thanks again so much for you review...I couldn't be happier with it.
-Martin Binder (Writer/Director of One-Day Seminar)
Sunday, May 17, 2009 10:43 PM
- "Great review! Thanks so much, and I know Sandra will love to see your comments! She's been in several Realms. Great actress, great person.
Thanks again so much for your time and care in watching these episodes, and let's keep our fingers crossed for the film festivals!
Talk soon, my friend! "
-Christopher Del Gaudio (Writer/Director of The Realm of Never: The Unidentified Craft)
Monday, April 27, 2009 7:42 AM
- "Well done JC!
I am thrilled that the film has struck a chord with you. I am certainly hoping that it continues to do so with the more people who see it. There is a lot of more work on my end that I have to do. You have certainly given me a great boost to start.
Thank you. I am looking forward to you following the progression and I look forward to sharing with you my upcoming works.
Will be in touch,"
-David Branin (Writer/Director of Night Before the Wedding)
Friday, March 27, 2009 3:30 PM
- "I really liked the review. It makes me happy that people are “getting”
Thanks again for doing this."
-Will Moore (Writer/Director of Cowboy Smoke)
Monday, October 27, 2008 6:31 AM
- "I love the review! I really appreciate your input and your observations on the film. Yes, we found some damn good looking women for the film, huh? Also, I'm so glad it went over as good as it did to you. We really wanted to up the bar for this one, being a feature and all.
Anyways, I just wanted to personally thank you for the review, you get my full approval to post it, and wanted to know if I could use it in any future materials promoting : COLDSPOT. Let me know."
-Ed Radmanich III (Writer/Director of Coldspot)
Monday, September 22, 2008 10:10 PM
- "It was worth the wait. Thank you for remembering and enjoying.
All the best,"
-Jeff Brookshire (Writer/Director of Awaken the Dead)
Monday, July 7, 2008 12:14 AM
- "Just a note to say how much I enjoyed your review of The Evil Dead.
Sam Raimi and I arrived in London to promote Evil Dead back in 82' and heard all about the
Video Nasty controversy and that there had just been an armed raid
by the police on a Mom and Pop video rental store just
to rid England of The Evil Dead.
Whew! Fortunately we escaped with our lives and yet
Your Video Nasty reviews are priceless.
-Tom Sullivan (FX Artist of The Evil Dead)
Wednesday, May 28, 2008 10:30 AM
- "Amazing review. I'm thrilled and even touched by it. I never thought that it might be liked so much by someone who knows FILM - and doesn't know ME.
Thanks a million."
-Attila Szasz (Director of Now You See Me, Now You Don't)
May 15, 2008 3:46 PM
- "It's always great to have another (very nice) review. Thanks for all your
-Hunter Weeks (Writer/ Director of 10 MPH)
Thursday, May 1, 2008 2:16 PM
- "Hello J.C.,
All I can bring myself to say about your review of "Train Ride" is.... WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
When I first sent Stephanie your site, I had told her how impressed I was with it. I knew she would be also, and she was.
We have been speaking every day, eagerly awaiting your review of "Train Ride." I saw in your words before your review, there
was a keen cinematic resonance, but also a socially erudite consciousness, that very few reviewers have.
J.C., your review of the film personified every possible nuance I wanted to accomplish with it. The world needs to read every word.
The highest compliment I can possibly say about your review is that the late, great Esther Rolle will be looking down often and
reading every word with a smile on her angelic face.
May I please add a few words in your name title. You are 'J.C. Macek, the World's Greatest, Most Alert, and Most Conscientious Film Critic.'
Thanks a million again! Words cannot express my gratitude for everything you have done to being awareness and appreciation
for what I always want to be known as an important and universal film which features one of the greatest (Ms. Rolle) in her last
effort. I also really loved the advertisements you have on both sides of the review. Your thoroughness is flat out awesome.
God bless you and your endeavors always,"
-Rel Dowdell (Writer/ Director of Train Ride)
Saturday, April 19, 2008 11:18 PM
- "Glad to hear you enjoyed the film! Gris and I
enjoyed reading your review- we have no comments.
We appreciate the support!"
-Elizabeth Leger (Associate Producer of Cannibal Flesh Riot)
Sun, 6 Apr 2008 22:01:22 -0700
- "Hey J.C., we really dug the review over here! As with your other
reviews, I really dug the laid back friendly style blended with your
very thorough and insightful thoughts on the film."
-Brett M. Butler (Writer and Co-Director of Confusions of an Unmarried Couple)
Sun, 6 Apr 2008 14:02:42 -0400
- "Review is honest and accurate. Great!
-Michael J. Mainardi (Writer/ Producer of The Final Patient)
Mar 9, 2008 1:28 PM
- "Got the review bro!!! Thanks for the amazing words about me and the project."
-Alex Ferrari (writer of Red Princess Blues Animated: The Book of Violence)
Fri, 25 Jan 2008 13:32:22 -0500
- "I thank you very much for taking the time
to watch the movie and for writing the lengthy review.
I truly appreciate the effort you put into the
Looking forward to showing you our future work soon."
-Richard Poche (Director of Crimson)
Sun, 20 Jan 2008 19:45:47 -0800
- "Hi, This is Sunny Bartholomew, I thought it was so funny what you said about me in ‘frozen scream,’, it was a bad film ,, but I was young, the movie was also so much fun to do, and the others actors were so nice,, also it was not my voice , but you noticed..."
-Janet Bartholomew Sat, 19 Jan 2008 13:13:19 -0800
- (RE: Adam & Evil) "That review is hilarious, even though I was the lead in it...lol...hopefully my next works will be better for you...Halloweenie boob camp 9...hahahah...."
-Adam (and evil) (The email was from a "Daniel Vallillee", though the dude signed it "Adam" and claims to have been the "lead"... so I'm guessing either this is Sean Arnfinson, or that I've been "Punk'd". Why print this unverified? Easy! I love the idea of "Boob Camp"!!!) Mon, 15 Oct 2007 20:27:01 -0400
That was really well written, funny, insightful, and so very VERY TRUE!
Have you come out of your fetal position yet?
My story goes like this:
Two weeks ago read on some random blog the top 20 geeky television
shows; it included some show called Wonderfalls.
Bored a couple days later, and decide to bittorrent all 13 episodes
and some new show called Pushing Daisies. Don't feel guilty because
they are tv, and tv is free.
Watch Pushing Daisies. Liked it well enough. It was quirky; the lead
actor Lee Pace was funny.
Watch Wonderfalls. Feel the earth below me swallow my heart up.
Finished all episodes in under a day and a half.
Every day after work for the week next, must watch an episode again.
Cannot decide on favourite. Am amused that Lee Pace is in both shows
that I dloaded just on random. Learn that the shows are done by some
of the same folks. Am amused by that also. Tonight, watch yet again
another episode. Or should I call that a 'sode?
Anyways, here I am two weeks later, still watching obsessively this
show from years ago and freaking out over its absolute genious,
quality, and heart.
I'm going to buy them on DVD now, its the least I can do.
Fox. What fuckers."
-S (AKA: Six Degrees Rising, AKA: Brazilian Girls)
Sat, 6 Oct 2007 22:22:16 -0700
- "To world's greatest critic, thanks for your review of MY movie which I based on the truew strory of the Hungarian industrialist Manfred Weis's similar deal with Himmler... my best regards to you.
May I add your insights into the script tell me you're a very fine critic indeed. I... do thank you for your courtesy and consideration."
-Kendrew Lascelles (Writer of The Aryan Couple) Sat, 22 Sep 2007 13:00:24 -0700
its erin michelle lokitz, one of the chicks in the
graveyard from mainline releasing.... i am dying at
your amazing review! soooo funny and soooo very very
true! i love it! what a terrible movie! fun to do
but not to watch...i cringed the whole time i watched
it, hoping no one i knew would...
thanks for making me laugh.."
-Erin Lokitz... From The Graveyard! Fri, 17 Aug 2007 18:18:51 -0700 (PDT)
- "WOW!!! My ego thanks you bro!! Thanks again for reviewing my little film. More stuff coming soon...
-Alex Ferrari (director of Cyn)
Sun, 15 Jul 2007 15:47:04 -0400
- " It's not me who has done it again, it is you who has done it again!
Thank you for your time, energy, and effort in reviewing our film.
Your review had me laughing. 'D-money' and 'Vince Mart'
That's too much. You are very kind and generous with
your words. Didn't think upon making this film it would go
over as well as it seems to be in the early going here.
Really glad you enjoyed it. Great to know the ending is holding
Many, many thanks to you,"
-David Branin (director of Honey, I'm Home!)
Thu, 12 Jul 2007 21:32:20 -0800
- "Thanks so much for the great review! "
-Anthony Gilmore (Director of Behind Forgotten Eyes)
Tue, 3 Jul 2007 09:12:22 -0400
- "AMAZING BRO!!! AMAZING!!!!
official website: http://www.behindforgotteneyes.com for
more information on the film and how to donate to the victims.
again man!!! "
-Alex Ferrari (Producer of Behind Forgotten Eyes)
Tue, 3 Jul 2007 09:12:22 -0400
- "The Lesbians in Louisiana think you're hot. They want to make an Oreo sandwich out of you...you being the cream filling."
---Charlotte Rice, author extraordinaire and lesbian
Thu, 12 Oct 2006 16:51:02 EDT
- "Thank you very much for watching The Wanderer and for your review. I really can't articulate my gratitude for your praise. Thank you very much."
-Richard Poche, (director of The Wanderer)
Sun, 8 Oct 2006 10:08:03 -0700
- "I thought that this review was very funny and brutally bitter in a good, snappy way. I saved the photo of SOAT in the toilet. Who knows when I may want to use it.
I have done two movies for the Asylum. The other one got much better reviews than SOAT, but it still sufferers from a lot of the same ultra low budget rush job problems.
Thanks for the critical eye and your good sense of humor."
-Eric Forsberg (writer of Snakes on a Train)
Tue, 29 Aug 2006 22:00:59 EDT
- "All in all I found the review constructive and entertaining. You have a way with words my friend."
-James Bridges (producer of The Cellar)
Tue, 29 Aug 2006 07:22:49 -0700 (PDT)
A 'precognitive psychic spelunker.'
Outstanding. One could expect this kind of versatile protagonist only from the Italians, and only in the 70's. If Dario Argento were dead, he'd be rolling in his grave.
Great review! Consider me a loyal fan! Your style is a nice mix of wise-ass
humor tempered with the love of bad film that few critics have. Thus, it never devolves into outright meanness. I mean, to tear this film [Alien 2] apart
would be like making fun of your niece's 2nd grade play. Just too easy. What
you've managed to do (and this is no small feat) is let us know in no
uncertain terms that yes, the film is bad -- and yet you make the
reader want to see it, anyway! Maybe this is not your plan when you sit down
to write these, but I think it's a far more noble, and more difficult
thing than to simply tear the movie apart.
-Francippio (Steve Abney)
Sun, 23 Jul 2006 07:29:26 -0500
- "What a simply fantastic review -- I lucked into finding a true mock doc lover masquerading in film critic's clothes! I'm so glad you liked it, but more than that, I feel like you totally "got" it. Nice to have someone get my humor and really respond to the film.""
-Chris Hansen (director of The Proper Care and Feeding of an American Messiah)
Sunday, June 4, 2006 7:16 PM
- "Dude, I love it! Honesty is always best. Thank you for the words. BTW your writing skills are superb...."
-James Bridges (director of When I Find Bin Laden)
Fri, 12 May 2006 13:59:33 -0700 (PDT)
- "I have been watching Wonder Falls on LOGO and you are so right. It is the kind of show I can watch and re-watch, which is good because apparently there are only a few episodes. I enjoyed the rest of your review too, found on line at http://www.worldsgreatestcritic.com/wonderfalls.html. I was looking for information about the show.
-Frank Irvin Fri, 9 Dec 2005 10:21:48 -0800 (PST)
Thanks for the kind words, you really got Tenth and Wolf.
It's gratifying to know that there's at least one of you out there."
-Bobby Moresco (director of 10th & Wolf) Sat, 19 Nov 2005 02:10:57 EST
- "Dear JC
) Wed, 16 Nov 2005 17:13:20 -0800
Your review inspires me to live up to all that you say.
Thank you so much for your support & encouragement.
-John Daly (director of The Aryan Couple)
(When a 21 time Academy Award Nominee and winner of no less than 13 of those statues tell me that I inspire him... well that's... I'm speechless!
- "You have given us the ultimate review. You hit on a lot of the points we were trying to accomplish. Just take the idea
for the story and tell it the best we could without dragging it out. It's great
to know people are responding to it in ways we had hoped."
-David Branin (Director: Shoot-Out) Sun, 30 Oct 2005 10:29:38 -0800 (PST)
- "Your reviews are great!"
-Worldnetdaily writer Marilyn Lois Polak Tue, 18 Oct 2005 10:38:59 EDT
- "Hey, thanks for the cool (and honest) review."
-James Ricardo (Writer, Director and Star of Opie Gets Laid)
Mon, 17 Oct 2005 00:40:53 EDT
- (RE: Number One by Pist-On) " Brother,,Quite possibly The Greatest review Ever Written...and Not Just because It was My Band...Just Because it was Dead on.
Man we could Of used you back in the day...We should Of Used your Review as A BIO!!!
I'm Speechless...For Once..Just Brilliant mate!!"
-Henry Font (Lead singer, songwriter, guitarist for Pist-On, and now SUMMERFLU!) Mon, 10 Oct 2005 16:29:47 -0700 (PDT)
- "We have enjoyed the reviews of the World's Greatest Critic for some time now. We would consider it an honor for you to review Limbo."
-Christopher D. Hale (Producer: Limbo)
Mon, 26 Sep 2005 19:07:44 -0700 (PDT)
- "...Answering your "forced-upon-me" subject line.... not much. But I do know who you are... I am not a stalker, I am not pissed at you, I don't think you are sexy, etc. But I do like your site and it made me smile multiple times. I am glad to hear you are fighting hard against the mediocrity that life imposes on us (as I am). Keep it up and best of luck to you.
p.s. I have a visually lame blog that I almost never write on since the 2004 election, but you did inspire me to log my first entry since April, so thanks for that! Check out what I wrote about you and your site...
Mark Nettles (Full disclosure, we first met in the Fourth Grade... check out the Blog Entry if you were ever interested in what the relentless Brother Kneumsi was like in Elementary, Middle, High and College. I'll bet you could guess though.) Mon, 15 Aug 2005 22:14:46 -0400
You're a riot, man. Thanks for that laugh, man. I needed it. As a matter of fact, I'm watching "Point Break" right now with THE world's best actor, Keanue! Ha-ha (yeah, right). Al Pacino once said of Keanue, "He's the worst actor I've ever had to work with." OUCH!
Good site, man. Keep up the good, smart-ass work. "
Sun, 26 Jun 2005 12:52:29 -0700
- "WOW!!! Thank you so much for a GREAT review. No rebuttals here! And again thank you for taking the time to watch our little short!!! I'll keep you up to date on the feature version if you like.
-Alex Ferrari (director of Broken)
Sat, 25 Jun 2005 01:25:26 -0400
- "'Wonder Falls' was, without a doubt, the best show on television! I too am very upset with the Fox network. They need to bring that show back and give it a chance. I rented the season dvd the other night and I agree that with time time that show definitly would've gotten it's fifth star. I was creative, funny and visually stunning. I wasn't like all of the other shows on television.....you know....EXACTLY the same as everything else! Bring back my 'Wonder Falls'!!!!!!!"
Fri, 24 Jun 2005 20:57:08 EDT
- "I agree with you MOFO big time!
Fox got the chrome balls to cancel such a great show as 'Wonder Falls' its ridiculous! I find this sort of thing happening on all the networks though. Take 'Joan of Arcadia' for example. CBS and their wonderful wisdom, decieded that they needed yet ANOTHER fake, reality show for the Friday night slot, rather than keep JOA. Granted not many teenagers are at home at 8pm on a Friday. But why kill a show because the ratings weren’t really given a chance? Did they think "Hey, you know what, lets put this show on another time slot? Maybe that will get some attention?" Nope Fox, and CBS decided its better to kill something that makes you think. How ABC’s 'Lost' lasted this long I have no idea. Its a sad, sad nation we live in when people are glued to the tube watching reality TV. Don’t they get it? Reality TV isn’t reality!! I still say if you put 12 people on a deserted island with no food, shelter, and they have to fend for themselves for one month, you might have one person alive thirty days later, a little fatter cause he ate everyone else. I agree with you. Reality TV is for idiots. Keep up the good work."
-Mojo (Chuck Morell) Fri, 3 Jun 2005 15:49:59 -0500
- "No, this isn't hate mail! Trust me!
I just wanted to drop you a line, or perhaps several, to let you know
how much I love your site. Your reviews, always entertaining, and just
as amusing, are such a relief from the mainstream crap-o-matic reviews
we see on tv and, well, most of the other movie-review-type websites out
I love that you give your honest opinion as opposed to trying to
kiss the spit-shined asses of the hollywood big wigs.
Thank you for not being 'just another critic.'"
Gene Pool Design,
San Antonio, TX
Sat, 19 Mar 2005 22:29:28 -0600
- "I've read your review and it really helped open my eyes to how this show [Smallville] is destroying the continuity of Superman. I've noticed how much of the show doesn't fit, but as I've been speechless with how amazing the special effects in this show are, I really didn't pay much attention to what I thought were a few minor blemishes. My biggest gripe with the show has always been that Lex Luthor just knew too much about Clark and his powers, which is the main reason I'm emailing you.
Where I agree that he knows too much already, it's quite possible to assume that he wouldn't "forget" about Clark and his powers, but it's also possible to assume that after leaving Smallville, and a "Superman" surfaced that Lex may not make the connection solely on the fact that he doesn't interact with Clark at all, and is constantly over-shadowed by his arch-nemesis. Sure he has always considered Clark as "more than he seems", but to think that a kid from Smallville would don blue tights and a cape and be able to bench-press an 18-Wheeler in mid air might seem to him, just ludicrous, even if he survived a crash that would have cut a normal man in two, and tore the roof off a car underwater.
Sure, I'm just looking for reasons to not down grade this show, since right now, it's one of my favourite shows on TV...I guess anyone looking hard enough for explanations could find a way to make everything seem like it fits.
Of course, you just know everyone’s going to lose their memory, hey, if it follows on to the Christopher Reeve movies, all he has to do is just kiss the guy."
From, Adam Calderhead (exactly the kind of email I like to get. Funny, informed and opinionated!)
Tue, 08 Feb 2005 12:38:56 +0000
- "I couldn't agree more. American societal values are plummeting downward in an ever-growing anal retentive culture. Where everyone is someone special and your everyday people are not respected. Wonderfalls was a great show, however, the goofs in Hollywood have lost all recognition of the value of a great american culture."
Michael R. Nick
Milwaukee, WI Sun, 6 Feb 2005 09:41:07 -0600
- "I just found your site, and I agree with you almost 100%. I loved Wonder Falls, and kept looking for it. I never even considered they would cancel such a good show. I do, however, like the Law and Order series and CSI, CSI Miami, bugs and David Caruso, notwithstanding. Is there a campaign going to bring Wonder Falls back, or is it gone forever?
As for those so called reality shows, and the formulaic (is that a word?) drama shows, and the over acted ridiculous comdey shows, I'd rather stick a needle in my eye than have only those shows to watch. Of course the option of turning off the TV is a little bit more appealing. Like you say, if you can see the "punchline/ending") coming, it is time to stop watching."
Sat, 22 Jan 2005 16:40:50 -0800 (PST)
You are indeed the critic nonpareil! Your exposition of "American Psycho" was a flawless gem. Your rockin' encomium for Joan Jett was pitch perfect and assuaged much of the consternation I experience asking myself, "Why is she not huge right now? She just gets better!"
Two works invite the attention of a critic of your estimable worth: the Armistead Maupin novel "The Night Listener;" and the Christopher Moore novel "Lamb: The Gospel According To Biff, Christ's Childhood Pal."
I'd recommend the Maupin novel first as you will appreciate the unique challenges it offers.
Continue the good work!
Your humble fan"
-Ray Overfield (Feedback so nice I had to read it twice.)
Sat, 08 Jan 2005 03:34:17 +0000
- "I don't always agree with what you say but in general I do, and more to the point, regardless if I do agree with your conclusions or not, I believe them to be valid and insightful. =)
-Marc M. (Thank you, Kemosabe!)
Wed, 13 Oct 2004 16:35:57 -0700
- "You rock JC! You always give such great insight and just when I am getting all into it, you throw in a curve ball that makes me crack up and everyone around me thinks that I have lost the best part of my mind!
I remember back in the good ole days playing Resident Evil on Playstation (gasp! No 2 on the end…) as Jill and cracking up every time Barry said 'Blood'! in the opening movie clip cause it sounded like Blluuuuuuduh! Like his tounge was tripping up on his 9mm…
The good ole days…."
-Jennifer Neihardt... And there I thought I was a serious critic still playing on his N64!
- "Fahrenheit 9/11
thats it, i think your report is well done! i dont like the bush administration i think one of the highes risk for war and terror (worldwide) is the bush admin. itself. moore is the other bad boy who juse the same technics and medias, but in this case its for a good thing. most people here in europe are afraid that bush will elect again for 4 years and there will come more fear and pain.
hello america, the world is not your enemy, and we dont hate you. we know who is accountable for this all. but its your decission who you ellect for president. we can not elect your president, neither wenn it affects us all.
all the best michael a student from austria"
-Michael Ladstätter (a student from Austria)
Tue, 17 Aug 2004 17:33:03 +0200
- pist on, n°1:thank you
I just want to thank for your help to find the cd "number one"by pist on.I bought one, and i just received it yesterday.thank you again and write you soon!"
-Charl Otte (Switzerland)
Sun, 15 Aug 2004 23:11:34 +0200
- "I think if you ever need to find a new line of work, you should definitely be a movie critic!"
-Jason Montgomery... though I thought I already was!
- "I am getting more and
more impressed with your reviews. Almost makes me
want to go see F 9/11. But since I can't support
anyone who doesn't respect the leadership of a country
I will not be seeing any Moore films, ever! Just
exercising my rights just like he is!!!"
-Jeff W. Warner (Via Email)
- "Your cleverness can get in the way of clearly communicating your ideas about the subject of the review.
I find your reviews logical, but credibility may suffer in some people’s eyes due to your apparent eagerness to turn a clever phrase. I find most of your phrases to be really good, some reach a little and I think I experience what we used to call a Generation Gap with some of your allusions being lost on me. You have a lot of fun playing with language and ideas and I think you will soon learn to hone your skills to communicate more effectively with your audience. Above all, I find your reviews fun to read, but I get frustrated when a lot goes over my head. Maybe it’s an age thing, but I can read the OC Weekly (aimed at hip 20 or 30-somethings) and get most of it. You know a heck of a lot of arcane things, but maybe your audience can’t grasp it. You might come off as 'Look at how much cool stuff I can allude to and how clever I am in how I say it.'"
-Ed Mace (You know, now that I think about it, complaints about my obscure references should have been as predictable as a Peter Cullen appearance at an Autobot Convention!)
Darlin, you write with style, reviews are amazing, witty….fun to read and you make me want to see Zombie whatever # just to see the movie in my mind you've written….
Now, negativity, those who can't bitch at those who can!
But you write REALLY well……in fact, I'm jealous so I just decided to hate you!"
- "J.C. you are quite the wordsmith my good man. Thank you for sharing your review [of Amores Perros], I whole-heartedly agree. Seriously, how hot is Goya Toledo?"
-Dylan R. Bailey, esquire. sometime around 5/21/04
Thanks for the review!!! The side bar is good, and your comments kinda
reflect where my thinking is going...
And yes, I do look at the world with a very tongue in cheek view :P or
tongue sticking out view ;p
I really appreciate your time :)
Thank you ever so much!"
-JA Steele (Director: The Third Society)
Tue, 18 May 2004 15:17:15 -0400
- "The cancellation of Wonder Falls. I had wondered what happened the this great show and was saddened to learned of it's demise. This is another example of terrible network deceisions going on at Fox (Greg the bunny and Family Guy are two other corpses). The show that reminded me of the good ol days of Northern Exposure, Wonder Falls we hardly knew ye. There was a rumor of a bring back Wonder Falls petition going on but I was unable to find any word of it. Perhaps the network will be kind enough to release a DVD (probably not but here's to hope.) Bravo on an excellent article.
Cheers to those with true taste
-Christopher Zajic (of Amazon.com... via email!)
Tue, 11 May 2004 11:40:19 -0400
- (RE: The Passion) "Wow, you have done it again. You have managed to be middle of the road, to me, of the reviewers. I listened to some of Nightline last night (and other news commentary the last several days) with extremes on both sides. There were even some Catholic priests that said it was too anti-semitic.
Technically speaking.....the side bars.....very effective.....I'd ask how you did it, but I wouldn't understand the answer.
I'm late getting ready for work.... will say more when I have more time."
Maaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa (My mother)
- "JC you are a genius! I loved your review and can’t wait to see the movie. I’m sure that your description of The Passion of the Christ fits it to a “T”. Thank you very much and keep doing what you’re doing. Pretty soon it will be “JC and Ebert!” :)
Keep up the good work!"
-Yesenia Aguilar (Via Email)
- "Hey guy! Have to say I agree quite a bit with your Revolutions review... I think the previous movie suffered from overexposure... watching it after seeing too many making-of shows really deadened the impact the movie might otherwise have had. But Revolutions did not have such a great degree of hype, and I think also responded to the criticisms of the second film. There is a lot more facial expression, (Neo takes off the shades mostly) in the fights, which I like (the previous film seemed a little cold since EVERYONE seemed to have the shades on). There are a lot more 'real' people in the big super-fights rather than total CG clones, which is good. I think the illusion was not so well executed in 'the burly brawl' of the second film, since they belabored on the CG likeness of Neo for almost a minute straight, and his CG double looked more like his stunt double than Keanu himself.
At any rate, I feel the third film is more than worthy, and has more genuine feeling in it than the previous two films. I would nearly recommend number three just for Hugo Weaving! His diabolical laugh after absorbing the Oracle is freakin' creepy!"
-James Edward Kidd (Okay, I quote him a lot... He always has something intelligent to say! Sue me! No, sue HIM!)
- "Just read your article about the buffy ending and I agree it was good but not great.
My visions of ending such a popular series would involve, Some nice wide shots of the school, buffy's house etc Kinda the calm before the storm, maybe a few flashbacks that hold some meaning to what happened in "chosen" for example Buffy becoming what she is or her relationship with Spike or Angel. Definatly not waste with what was in the first half of chosen. Most importantly I would have a sentimental ending, maybe a nice tune or something and not blast the credits theme out and maybe continue the piano music.
Anyway you said got something to say write it? so i did
-Danny M (Via Email)
Sat, 13 Dec 2003 22:57:46 +0000 (GMT)
- "I just saw the Bourne Identity (you are right about the Mini) and happened upon your review while in the middle of a desperate attempt to figure out what was causing those headaches Damon and his assasin cronies all suffered from. I still have no answer to that question but I AM in a much better mood. Your review was not only accurate but damn funny and I about fell of my chair laughing. Thanks!"
-Dalia (Via Email)
- "Well, doggoneit!
Most reviews, I start to skim after the first couple of paragraphs, but yours I read every word, devour each paragraph, enjoying the ideas, humor, phrases, inventions, creations, machinations, flagellations and occasional outrageous conflagrations.
Your work is most entertaining, J.C., and I think you should be published in Cahiers du Cinéma.
Then, I think you will go on to writing and directing the most interesting films in the 21st century, complete with your own cameos.
Keep up the good work, my man. You have wild thoughts that you coherently express in such a joyous manner.
Yes, Schmidt was horrorshow!
-Ed Mace (No intorduction needed, but for those of you ladies who want an introduction... you're not going to get one!)
- "I remember the first time I met JC. I went to visit my aunt in Metarie, LA and JC lived next door. I was 6 and he was 10 I guess. Of course I went over and introduced myself. But let me tell you all, JC was a little weird. Even tho his mom said his name was JC he introduced himself as Jem. I thought it was some sort of nickname until he asked me if I wanted to go with him down the street and try to sneak a peek at Boo Radley. Thinking this was some sort of game, and wanting to show that I wasn't wasily fooled, I asked JC if he like Harper Lee. That just got a blank expression from him so I shut up and we went looking for Boo Radley. We never found him of course, but JC and I formed an unbreakable bond that day and to this day he's like a big brother to me. I just love the crazy, simple bastard! About once a month or so I go and visit him in the sanitarium :)"
-Bri (Hey, look! Another completely factual story... well, except for the part after "I remember the first time I met JC." Bri rocks, man!)
- "best.JC.evar. Sweetest, nicest, and loveliest person on fuckster. He really knows what to do with a roll of tape, and a naked body. JC is yummmy."
-Scarlet Mayfair (I write all kinds of stories... one of which involves nudity and tape! It's made me very popular!)
- "JC is a wonderful conversationalist. He is also writing me into a vampire story. It will be a super cool vampire story just because it is written by JC, but I anxiously await. If it is really good, it can be part of my profile. I've always wanted to be a vampire."
-Alta (Real name Sepideh.. she's right... I am expanding my Vampire Stories to include her amazing self! I promise a teaser on this site when one is available!)
- "JC is great! A supurb convesationalist, I look forward to when hes online in he morning. He's my online coffee, keeping me awake at work. He's an excellent writer and is exquisitely charming; his smile shines though in his writing. JC is a great friendster. Add him and you add sunshine and love to your life."
-Katie (Coffee in and of herself!)
- "JC is my favorite acronym. He tells the best stories, and changes his name on a daily basis, I love it!"
-Brodee (Everyone needs a little Brodee in their lives... don't you?)
- "Brother Kneumsi Has the best eyes! We are SO HOT! Violet white weapon
-Haley... my Sister (V.W.W.O.D. was the name of a car I used to drive which glowed white... we're not Skinheads!)
- "Now I feel my friendster life is more complete because JC is my friend LOL Awww, big group hug! Everyone crowd in ;)"
-Bri... 3 guesses what site I met him at!
- "when JC first saw me, I was surfing off the coast of Long Island after a hardcore jaunt with Aquaman... JC being a dutiful married man, with a wife that has a thing for undersea heroes, asked me for my speedo... I looked him over a few times and decided that it was a legitimate excuse to get me naked so I agreed... I was shocked to find out that it was truly just so his lovely lady could have a Aqualad souvenir... I was heartily disappointed... I have since had Wonder Woman stalk him "
-Rog... (Dude... I sure am getting a lot of Gay Testimonials!)
- "To say that JC is "the best" or "the nicest guy" would be a crime : such dredful understatements of how truly wonderful this guy REALLY is should never be uttered. In fact, I don't imagine I could put into words how priveledged I feel to have run across JC among the other hundreds of thousands of entities on this site...but I did. Gotta love the Fates for that one. But if he weren't straight, and werent' married...I be relentless. Oh yes, he WOULD be mine. If you are reading this, and not trying to make JC your Friendster, you need therapy. "
-Drewcifer (The king, man!)
- "Sorry but I had to write this guy a legit testimonial. Let me start by saying that I've been bullshitting with this bad ass all damn day. The longest continuous conversation I think I've had with a married straight man since I moved out of my fathers house. To put it simply, JC fucking rocks the house. From his musical tastes to his highly developed views on just about everything, he's cool across the board. Definately one of my favorite friendsters. Rock on, man. And again, Happy Aniversary and congrats! "
-Johnny Dugan (again... not that I'm complaining!)
- "Like a rock, like a planet, Like a fucking atom bomb, I'll remain unperturbed by the joy and the madness that i encounter everywhere I turn I've seen it all before In book and magazines like a twitch before dying like a pornographic sea there's a flower behind the window there's an ugly laughing man like a hummingbird in silence like the blood on my door it's the generator oh yeah, oh yeah, like the blood on my door wash me clean and I will run until i reach the shore I've known it all along like the bone under my skin like actors in a photograph like paper in the wind there's a hammer by the window there's a knife on the floor like turbines in darkness like the blood on my door it's the generator "
-Johnny Dugan (a big bowl full of the man on this page already!)
- "JC and I were really excited about this great vacation package that we found...but you needed a secial billion dollar pen to go, which I didn't have and JC misplaced his. SO, instead, we decided to hang out on friendster. "
-StepH-Co. (Another true story... um... except for the vacation package!)
- "JC, where the hell are your pants?!lol, thx for the testie. I swear you are the sweetest person ever! you are truly the best, im lucky to have a friendster like you! you write me the best tetimonials and give me the best compliments. thanks for being so good to me!*MAUH*"
-Fiona (Doing Battle with Johnny for the most Testimonials!)
- "JC is gonna open a new site with me....
we are starting by collecting nude Friendsters... LOL add him to your list
ok... send me or him your nude pics. Screw Gabe
and Bridget... (wow, that could be a fun night!)"
-Kerri (Nude Mafia Ho! Yummers!)
- "Survey says . . . . kicks ass! Johnny gives him two enthusiastic thumbs up!"
-Johnny (I guess I got 5 stars!)
- "Hi everyone, I want to tell you about my friend
Jabberwocky-C! Jabberwocky-C is ... married. Sorry boys and girls, hands off. Happily married too, how rare is that? But! Today is Jabberwocky-C's anniversary so say hello and make a new friend. He also has the best taste in music ever. It's very similar to mine, which makes it the best."
- "JC-ster is a sweetheart! Just dont' sing Sugarray's "Fly" for him.... that song brings out the maniac in him! He will whip out the kung-fo moves he learned in Croching Tiger, Hidden Dragon. Man, he really can fly over rooftops! He is my hero! add him to your friendlist and maybe he can save your life one day!"
-Kerri (Mafia-Ho who now has strange tastes in heroes and spelling)
- "I have been friends with JC longer than any friend I have. He is loyal, compassionate, and a genuine person. He says what he means and he means exactly what he says, there is no bullshit to tread through. He is an incredible person and I have yet to meet anyone like him. We grew up in the same small shit town and had to deal with the same small minded ignorant people. He is like a brother to me so don't fuck with him."
-Isadora de los Reyes (longtime friend... Nobody ever had a better one!)
- "JC believes in me! And that gives me fluttery butterfly tummy goodness. Someday I will kidnap JC and drag him around the states on a tour of all the cool rollercoaster parks, and I know that even if he HATES being on rollercoasters, he's such a good friend that he would play along till his nausea took over, and then he would wait for me at the end of every ride and pretend he was a paparazzi and tell everyone that i was a rock star and snap pictures and beg for autographs. I would beam smiles at him and then stagger weak-kneed over to the concession stand and buy him loads of cotton candy (the pink kind, not the blue kind, cuz it makes my tongue itchy, and i know he would share, cuz he's just that cool). If there was a miniature JC action figure, I would krazy-glue it to my turtle's back and then I could see wee JC walk around the house all day, and that would just be peachy. One of my first friendsters, and always one of my favorites. You ROCK the town like only a hoopy frood can do! :) "
-Hannah Rames, Lead Singer of Sunflower Sutra (and... just wow)!
- "JC-ster's my favorite person ever! he writes me the best testimonials, hes so sweet, and so cute, and he replys to me when i write to him which is very much appriciated. This guy is so awesome, he deserves nothing but kindness and lovin' from everyone."
- "One day, JC and I were sitting around having a few beers, and he came up with this idea! "Let's see what happens when we have hamsters drink beer and listen to goth music! So we put in some Cure, and gave the little rodents some Amstel Light. We didn't notice much change till "Disintegration" came on. Then it seems like certain hamsters started trying to take control and others were going crazy. It was like a bad scene out of Watership Down? Then the little bastard jumped up and started trying to eat my eyes out!!! Thank god I was wearing contacts! But JC here jumped to my rescue and killed all the hamsters. He was my hero. To this day, I can't watch Dr. Doolittle anymore. "
-Kerri, Mafia Ho!
- "the last time i hung out with JC, we were in Vegas stayin' in the Luxor hotel and i was stumblin' back into our room after havin' been drinkin' myself into oblivion with this hot man-hooker who pounded my azz for about 4 hours. i walked in and saw JC standing there, with a stack of 100's in his hand. "you missed it, i won big down there tonite." he said, smilin proudly. "you missed it too, that guy i was just with was like, 11 inches long!" he grimaced at me as i hobbled over to my bed. "would you mind rubbin' vasoline in the crack of my azz, i think im gettin' a rash from that boy" i managed to get out. "no! we need 2 go celebrate!" he screamed, waving his money around. "ok, then cut me a line and go find me a percoset!" i offered, lowering myself into laying position. "no! we should go dancing! it'll be fun!" his smile was warm and friendly. "the last time i went dancing with you, i got so drunk that i tripped and landed on your c0ck about 40 times and you ended up cumming all over my new DKNY cashmere sweater!" i screamed. "well, i can pay you back for that now!" he offered. so we went dancing, well, rather, i limped thru the night. i kept fallin' asleep and whenever JC saw me gettin'drowsy he'd order a martini and throw it on me. later that night, as i was playing and rolling around in puddles of my own vomit, JC asked people to step around me without laughing. it was the nicest thing anyone had ever done! he even picked me up and threw me into the hotel fountain to clean off, before he left with 3 ho's he met on the casino floor! as i limped through the ghetto of Vegas, drunk and lost, i rememeberd how wonderful a friendster JC is, and even as those thugs were beatin' me down and hittin me on the head with my designer shoes, i remembered i needed to pimp JC out soon on friendster, soon as i got home! "
-Derrick... (The only part of that story that isn't true is the part that took place in Vegas!)
- "Ruby Rhod teach Leeloo word 'green' about JC. Wow! I like. But you look so sad. Smile for Leeloo! "
-Leeloo, the Fifth Element!
- "J-c is a seXy bitch! "
-Fiona... Sexy Bitch!
- "J-c is a wonderful person! He's very compassionate, intelligent, funny, and entertaining....and he loves comic books! (Can't get any better than that). His family and friends are lucky to have the privilege of his presence. It's a shame he's not in the Houston area anymore. =( "
-Shrerri... Cute Houstonite
- "not only does j-c have an impecable taste in music, but he has this "aura" that makes you have to talk to him..its a pleasure to have you as my friend! did i mention that he was absolutely gorgeous? what more could you want out of a friend? "
Morgan Wonka... active Willy Wonka Fan, and future Great Glass Elevator Operator!
- "J-c doesnt know it yet, but hes soon going to be addicted to me. "
-Fiona... who is apparently addicted to me!
- "I have to agree with my girl down a few spaces. J-c is definitely one of the greater breeders. Rock on! "
-Allen (not a "Breeder"!)
- "J-c look dark and broody but he actually rike to thumb-wrestle! Who knew? "
Sometingwong (Real Name unrevealed)
- "this guy rocks. He's super sweet, great sense of humor and his positivity is a great upper. He appreciates a good thing when he sees it, or hears it. "
-Sky... former Bass Player for Torn Paper Dolls and raving beauty!
- "yay! definatly one of the cooler breeders out there. you make me happy. =oD "
-Kelly... as beautiful as the women she dates!
- "J-c is one of my devoted minions and a fine toady. He does my bidding, bathes the women and brings them to me, tastes my food for poison and promotes my evil agenda. But, even if he wasn't such a competent lackey, I would still be friends with him as he is intelligent, fun and most importantly, laughs at my jokes. "
-Matthew Ferguson (Shut up... just shut up! You had me at "bathes the Women!")
- "What can I say about J.C.? My first memory of him is of him getting tangled up in a stage curtain at a local bar/cafe. Shortly afterwards, he started working with me and life has never been the same. He is one of a handful of friends who make an honest effort to keep in touch, and I appreciate that. He and his wife are one of the coolest couples I know. "
-Falk (AKA Amy Pope... an indictment is not a conviction!)
- "J.C's extremly cool....Laughs a lot @ my jokes- I like that! ha! Thanx for the testimonial it's good 2 talk 2 u too... The board's crazy, remember derrick and his comments...lol... Friendster orgy...hihi...ciao ;) "
-Màrìna (Croatian high school student in Italy! You can't make these up!)
- "JC quoted depeche mode and says there are no homos in california so im kinda in the middle of hating him and hating him alot. but i couldn't hate him all that much cuz after i told him i like my bread buttered on both sides, he still talked to me. he said i look like prince circa 1983 and i dunno if that means im feminine looking or anorexic or both but hey, atleast he didn't say i look like micheal jackson circa now. :-) "
-Derrick Reaves (actually I said I had more gay friends back in Louisiana than I have in California... I never said there weren't any gay people here... But I did quote depeche mode in relation to Eliza Dushku's Foamy character on Buffy!)
- "OK this time I am going to be serious and not leverage any inside jokes which might mislead the viewing public. =) J.C. was my roomie for a year... my first and last roomate, and a better one I couldn't have asked for. We worked together well at the movie theatre back in the day, and that made being fair about bills and sharing space much easier. He's seen me thru some rough spots, and we've both taken turns getting drunk (and then injured) at Wallace Lake Dam... This guy is always entertaining, looks out for his friends, and is like a brother to me. Thanks for the memories, bro... except for the pants! Man could I have done without that! Sheesh! "
-James Edward Kidd (the inside jokes he mentioned have to do with a wedding in at which we all got drunk and kissed people like characters in a song by the Clovers! I was so ashamed the next morning!)
- "J.C. is one of the coolest people I have met in recent years (ok, J.C., can I cash that check now????)...hehehe...seriously, a person of great wit, charm and intelligence....there are not too many of those left anymore. AND he speaks so highly of his lovely missus....I can hardly wait to meet her too! Anyway, he's welcome in my circle...which may not be a good thing for him...hehe "
- Tracy Rush (and she lives up to her name!)
- "That clown? I tell ya that J.C. is nothing but trouble! He'll nail your pants to the wall the second he gets the chance! Don't turn your back on this guy! "
-James Edward Kidd (he's right... I really did nail his pants to the wall... many times!)
- "I love my JC!!! He's one of the kookiest people I've ever known, and he let me into the bar he worked at when I was 15....oh wait...he was only 17. Then my future husband made him quit until he turned 18...a week later. But he still let me in. Besides, who else am I going to gripe to about the crappy way Farscape ended, blown to bits by a random alien. Grrr...that still makes me mad....but it's all better when I think about how cool JC is!!"
Lindsey Grey Todd Phillips (one of my oldest, dearest friends who actually gets me... which scares many people!)
- "You are the HERO!"
-Esther Lee (Who thinks I am a HERO!)