Here at BoxOfficeBoredom.com we love movies but are bored with being in the box office. The writers on this site have seen more movies than any man or woman ever should. And because we love movies so much, we’ll sort through the masses so you don’t have to. Browse around for a film by review, date posted or more right here on BoxOfficeBoredom.com. Leave the movie watching to us, and let us help you plan your next movie night!
About the Contributors….
Jason King The original guy behind Box Office Boredom, creator, webmaster, and your ATM of movie information. I came up with the idea for a review site 9 years ago after having my whole dorm floor asking me for my opinions on movies, since at the time I worked at a theater. Instead of explaining my views 50 times, I’d just send them to the site. Next thing I know I’ve got a dorm floor full of readers, and an audience that I never expected. What can you expect from me as a critic? I’ve spent a lot of time in front of a movie screen, and in front of a DVD player so I know a good movie and a bad movie when I see one. You can expect me to be a little on the cranky side only because I have seen films that really deserve praise, and I find it harder to praise films that are mediocre. Big budget movie or not- some films just don’t make the cut. Some people have told me that I hate everything. That’s not true! I do like some movies! Although my list of films I love grows more and more everyday, I thought I would give you a chance to know what a few of my favorites are. They include: American History X, Primal Fear, Fight Club, In the Bedroom, High Fidelity, Road to Perdition and Clerks. The best of the best being set to the side, I also have a list of most hated films ever. This list is growing rapidly every day but here are a just a few: Wes Craven Presents Carnival of Souls (Not to be mistaken with the original,which is good)Get Carter, Rollerball, Envy, Crossroads, The General’s Daughter and The Adventures of Pluto Nash ,and All The Real Girls.
Matthew Parkinson I’m Matthew, the youngest of the contributors to this site. Film is my passion though, and I will be studying it at university. Hopefully I’ll end up getting some career involving film in the future, and my reviews are an attempt to get some experience with the medium that will get me a leg up on future competition. It seems that jumping on the bandwagon consists of posting some of your favourite movies, so I will do that. Snow Angels, Inception, Orphan, I Heart Huckabees, Just Peck, and Transsiberian would be some of the ones that I really, really enjoyed, and wish for you all to watch. Seriously, they’re really good — definitely deserving of a watch. Movies I really dislike are the ones that follow: Mega Shark vs. Giant Ocotopus, Napoleon Dynamite, Killers, American Psycho, Zodiac, Tiptoes, Rampage, Atonement, and Pearl Harbor. Yes, a couple of those are movies that most people found bad. Many of them were liked by the majority though. Know this, film directors: If you bore me, I will not like your movie. It can have whatever message you want, but if I’m nodding off, be prepared to be trashed.
The Mike Howdy! This is The Mike, and contrary to popular belief, I’m still here. I’m a little older, a little wiser, and I’m starting to get hair in really weird places. But I still watch movies that aren’t French (unlike the fellow who almost has my name that posts here). Now that I’ve been out of school for a while, you’d think I’d be writing more reviews. But alas, I have not. A list of my favorite movies would include most anything by Alfred Hitchcock (with Rear Window, Vertigo, and North by Northwest leading the way), Halloween, Casablanca, Big Fish, American Beauty, Arsenic and Old Lace, Young Frankenstein, The Exorcist, The Rock, The Spanish Prisoner, The Princess Bride, The Shawshank Redemption, It’s a Wonderful Life, Sunset Boulevard, My Man Godfrey, King Kong (original or recent, not 70’s) and Blackboard Jungle. You’ll also see me give primarily good grades to horror films, Schwarzenegger or Stallone films, and comic book films, and generally avoid chick flicks and anything with Denzel Washington. And if I’m not here I’m slaving away at work, watching classic DVDs, or watching football. That’s all!
Jeff Fro I am the “Old School” of the bunch. But I live a very young life out here in Ventura, California. I perform with a few community theaters when I am not seeing films or working. I have been known to break into song and even won the prestigious Karaoke Champion trophy at the 2003 Ventura County Fair. Take that Gwenneth and Huey! As for favorite films, I have many. I tend to gravitate to drama and sci-fi more than other genres of film. Some of my favorites have included Broadcast News, Terms of Endearment, Star Trek 2:Wrath of Kahn, Alien, Sideways, Young Frankenstein, Arthur, Kramer vs Kramer, Tootsie, Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back, and I also have an attraction for the smaller “art house” films.
Michael …and I’m back. Hola et bonjour! Je m’appelle Michael! Contrary to popular belief, I don’t think I know everything about movies (or film, or cinema for that matter) as there are still plenty of experiences I eagerly await at either the theatre or on a Criterion disc. Even so, my two personal favorite directors would probably at the moment be Spike Lee and Jean-Luc Godard, although from my rather limited vantage point of world cinema, I also enjoy Wong Kar-Wai, Francois Truffaut, Cameron Crowe (I’m trying to tell myself Elizabethtown didn’t happen), and maybe David Lynch. My favorite films, always evolving, currently include: Rent, Eyes Wide Shut, Belle de Jour, Munich, The Terminal, The 40 Year Old Virgin, Wedding Crashers, Million Dollar Baby, Elephant, Undertow, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, American Beauty, Spirited Away, 2001: A Space Odyssey, Jules and Jim, Baby Boy, Bamboozled, Summer of Sam, Clockers, He Got Game, Grave of the Fireflies, Blow-Up, A.I.-Artificial Intelligence, Cleo from 5 to 7, Masculine/Feminine, Weekend, 400 Blows, Day for Night, Happy Together, 2046, Chasing Amy, Thirteen, Lost in Translation, Lolita (Kubrick’s not Lyne’s awful remake!), Vanilla Sky, Contempt, Le Samourai, Alphaville, and Ali: Fear Eats the Soul. Although I don’t have a “top ten” or anything, a few films that really, really stand out to me are Goodfellas, Breathless (Godard’s of course, not Richard Gere’s), Almost Famous, Ducktales: Treasure of the Lost Lamp, cause it’s fantastic, and Touch of Evil cause it kicks ass! When not watching movies, I also like reading, trying to learn the French language, debating the nature of the interplay between science and art with Mr. Ryan Lott, and bicycling. And that’s about all for now, well, until I shed my skin and become someone new next Tuesday…until then!
….And our thanks goes out to….. BoxOfficeBoredom.com wants to thank Joe at Hamsterbay.com for his years of support. His server has been the host of Box Office Boredom for many years. We couldn’t have done it with out him!