James Brundage

James Brundage
James Brundage's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Filmcritic.com
Biography:
James Brundage has been writing movie reviews for over four years, and has still not figured out whyhe has put up with Hollywood for this long. He spends his time analysing the bizarre world of popularculture and writing books (as a hobby). Seeing as his literary classification would have to be as an absurdist, James decided one day that hewas no longer going to write reviews that were unbearably boring to both the reader and the writer,and thus he began to be fun. This is at about the same time when the online market opened up to himand the print medium began to shut him down. He has written the following works he is willing to tell you about: THE GREAT AMERICAN NOVEL (novel):a satire of the creative process CAPRICIOUS (novel):a semi socialist document that focuses on a heroin overdose at a party and makes a comedy out of it DOREEN'S ROOM (play/screenplay): a lyric work based upon a British friend's story about a man who can see thecolour (sorry, blokes, color) of emotions. In addition to the imdb, he also posts his reviews at several other websites.
Favorites:
Favorite Lyric film: THE SWEET HEREAFTER Favorite old film: CITIZEN KANE Favorite Italian film (tie): CINEMA PARADISO, LA VITA E BELLA Favorite film of 1999: What? In THIS year? Oh, fine, American Beauty, with Magnolia as a close second.
Location: Akron, OH

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
2.5/5 20% The Hitcher (2007) Simple and suspenseful, solely because of Bean's sociopath and Hawkinson's cinematic craftsmanship. - Filmcritic.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 20, 2007
2/5 9% See No Evil (2006) Manages to startle through the first half and snooze through the second. - Filmcritic.com EDIT
Read More | Posted May 24, 2006
2.5/5 26% Hudson Hawk (1991) so implausible and so over the top that it lets inconsistency roll off like water on a duck's back - Filmcritic.com EDIT
Read More | Posted May 23, 2006
3/5 40% Robin Hood: Men in Tights (1993) It is true, the legend had it coming, but this bad? - Filmcritic.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 23, 2006
2.5/5 25% Madea's Family Reunion (2006) Both of the villains are so far over the top they should be in the summer Olympics. - Filmcritic.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 28, 2006
1/5 43% Final Destination 3 (2006) pure, 100% grade-D gunk - Filmcritic.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 9, 2006
1/5 21% Into the Blue (2005) There is not one redeeming quality to this movie - Filmcritic.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 26, 2005
1.5/5 No Score Yet Inuyasha - Kagami no naka no mugenjou ( The Castle Beyond the Looking Glass ) (2004) poorly produced product that should have been stopped at the border for being so substandard. - Filmcritic.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 13, 2005
1/5 21% Into the Blue (2005) an endless font of implausibility and boredom whose only redeeming quality is watching the his and hers sex symbols on the screen - MovieWeb EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 4, 2005
3.5/5 23% The Amityville Horror (2005) out-fakes the first film ups the dosage. - Filmcritic.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 3, 2005
1.5/5 38% The Brothers Grimm (2005) there's not one time where it doesn't seem like Gilliam is making horror movies with paint by numbers - Filmcritic.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 28, 2005
4/5 72% Batman (1989) A cynical cinematic masterpiece. - Filmcritic.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 9, 2005
3.5/5 23% The Amityville Horror (2005) The frights are good enough to make teenyboppers bounce right off their seats - MovieWeb EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 16, 2005
4.5/5 No Score Yet Sonic Outlaws (1995) - Filmcritic.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 9, 2005
2.5/5 46% Grand Theft Parsons (2004) a sad joke without a solid punchline - Filmcritic.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 17, 2004
3.5/5 33% Seed of Chucky (2004) one of the best chop-slop comedies since Army of Darkness - Filmcritic.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 13, 2004
4/5 90% The Shawshank Redemption (1994) The Shawshank Redemption is one of those films that is a true work of both art and magic. - Filmcritic.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 31, 2004
2.5/5 39% Hannibal (2001) - Filmcritic.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 31, 2004
2/5 5% The Cookout (2004) A lowfat feast of stereotypes. - Filmcritic.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 6, 2004
4/5 74% Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle (2004) It doesn't make any sense, but damn if it doesn't pull it off in style. - Filmcritic.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 28, 2004
1.5/5 9% Catwoman (2004) So bad that I actually recommend you see it. It's the movie you and your friends will rip on all summer long. - Filmcritic.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 21, 2004
3/5 12% A Cinderella Story (2004) It's got enough humor to get a smirk about every five minutes, but also has enough cheesiness and stupidity that I'll have forgotten all about the movie in about a week. - Filmcritic.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 14, 2004
4/5 95% Monty Python's Life of Brian (1979) I'll take a bad Python over a good modern comedy any day. - Filmcritic.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 29, 2004
1.5/5 3% RoboCop 3 (1993) It's just stupid. - Filmcritic.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 18, 2004
1.5/5 31% Robocop 2 (1990) George Orwell has to be turning over in his grave - Filmcritic.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 18, 2004
1.5/5 17% Curdled (1996) it's a golf joke that takes forever to get to the punch line - Filmcritic.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 2, 2004
1.5/5 13% Love Don't Cost a Thing (2003) it just ain't right - Filmcritic.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 14, 2003
1/5 8% My Boss's Daughter (2003) There's not a single shred of the movie that makes sense. - Filmcritic.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 22, 2003
1.5/5 39% Rugrats Go Wild (2003) Rugrats Go Wild! doesn't have an iota of that sweet, cynical charm that has made the show something parents could watch - Filmcritic.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 17, 2003
3.5/5 23% Bulletproof Monk (2003) For all its kitsch Bulletproof Monk is simple, silly fun. - Filmcritic.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 20, 2003
1.5/5 20% House of 1000 Corpses (2003) House of 1000 Corpses is perhaps the most un-scary 'scary movie' I've ever seen. - Filmcritic.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 15, 2003
1/5 7% Extreme Ops (2002) It has all the excitement of eating oatmeal. - Filmcritic.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 1, 2002
1/5 26% Friday After Next (2002) The only reason you should see this movie is if you have a case of masochism and an hour and a half to blow. - Filmcritic.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 22, 2002
3.5/5 49% Jackass - The Movie (2002) Grotesque, stupid, pointless, and funny as hell. - Filmcritic.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 28, 2002
1.5/5 4% The Adventures of Pluto Nash (2002) Very stupid and annoying. - Filmcritic.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 19, 2002
2.5/5 No Score Yet Freedom Song (2000) - Filmcritic.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 14, 2002
3.5/5 83% Clockwatchers (1998) - Filmcritic.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 18, 2002
4.5/5 70% Bobby G. Can't Swim (1999) A boisterous, exhilarating ride worth paying for. - Filmcritic.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 5, 2002
1.5/5 17% Rollercoaster (2003) - Filmcritic.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 28, 2002
5/5 40% Spectres of the Spectrum (1999) - Filmcritic.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 22, 2002
2/5 86% Just, Melvin: Just Evil (2000) - Filmcritic.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 22, 2002
4/5 No Score Yet Lenny Bruce: Swear to Tell the Truth (1998) - Filmcritic.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 13, 2001
3.5/5 90% Getting to Know You (2000) - Filmcritic.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 13, 2001
2.5/5 15% Thirteen Ghosts (13 Ghosts) (2001) The majority of the audience, for better or worse, was screaming, shaking, yelping, booing, hissing, and yelling throughout the movie. - Filmcritic.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 25, 2001
4.5/5 No Score Yet North Beach (2000) As clichéd as the plot sounds ... North Beach has the rare panache required to pull it off. - Filmcritic.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 5, 2001
1/5 12% Original Sin (2001) One of the most torturous films of the summer, definitely front running to make my bottom ten of the year. - Filmcritic.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 6, 2001
3/5 48% Deceiver (1998) - Filmcritic.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 19, 2001
3/5 No Score Yet Killing Time (1998) - Filmcritic.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 5, 2001
4/5 95% Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977) Spielberg is nothing if not adept at punching our buttons and making us puppets in his hands. - Filmcritic.com EDIT
Read More | Posted May 30, 2001
5/5 88% Once Upon a Time in China (2001) Raises the bar for a genre often thought of as meaningless dribble, showing that a Kung Fu movie can be more than just spectacular fight sequences. - Filmcritic.com EDIT
Read More | Posted May 29, 2001