Author Archive: Jerry Roberts

Jerry Roberts is a film critic and operator of two websites, Armchair Cinema and Armchair Oscars.

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The Best Films of the Decade: #39. The VVitch: A New England Folktale (2015)

The Best Films of the Decade: #39. The VVitch: A New England Folktale (2015)

In just 28 days, the decade will come to a close and so for movie lovers like me it is an opportunity to look over the decade of movies that are left behind. Over the next few weeks I am going to count down the best films of the past 10 years from #40 to […]

| December 3, 2019
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The Best Films of the Decade: #40.  The LEGO Movie (2014)

The Best Films of the Decade: #40. The LEGO Movie (2014)

In just 29 days, the decade will come to a close and so for movie lovers like me it is an opportunity to look over the decade of movies that are left behind. Over the next few weeks I am going to count down the best films of the past 10 years from #40 to […]

| December 2, 2019
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Frozen II (2019)

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Frozen II (2019)

It is hard to envy the creative team assigned to build a movie called Frozen II.  The original was such a staggering success both financially and culturally that any attempts to follow it up inevitably falls in its shadow.  As the old saying goes, there are some acts that you just can’t follow.  Yet, you […]

| November 23, 2019
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The Mandalorian, Episode 2 – “The Child”

The Mandalorian, Episode 2 – “The Child”

If there’s a bright center to the universe, the Mandalorian has landed on the planet that it’s farthest from.  The second episode of the Disney+ exclusive “The Mandalorian” is exactly what I wanted from the first episode – an fun episodic adventure without a lot of dramatic baggage dragging it down. If the first episode […]

| November 19, 2019
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The Pod Bay Doors Podcast | The Room (2003)

The Pod Bay Doors Podcast | The Room (2003)

This week, Turkey Month drags on and lands on one of the single worst movies ever made: The Room (2003). A fascinating look into the mind of a man who believes himself to be a genius when in reality he has no talent whatsoever. We warn you, there are a lot of bad attempts at […]

| November 18, 2019
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Lady and the Tramp (2019)

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Lady and the Tramp (2019)

I didn’t want to see this movie.  Why, oh, why does Disney insist on repackaging their animated features as live action whether they deserve the form or not?  After the unwatchable horror show of the remake of The Lion King I didn’t even want to know about this movie.  Thus far I have been through […]

| November 15, 2019
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The Pod Bay Doors Podcast | Event Horizon (1998), Episode #123

The Pod Bay Doors Podcast | Event Horizon (1998), Episode #123

Welcome back to Turkey Month! This week, Doug and Jerry dive into sci-fi/horror with the absolute dud Event Horizon from 1997 directed by one of the kings of big-budget dumpster fires: Paul W.S. Anderson. When explosive decompression is your movie’s highlight, just throw it away. For all our sakes. So kick back, claw out your […]

| November 14, 2019
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The Mandalorian – “Chapter One”

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The Mandalorian – “Chapter One”

When Disney purchased the Star Wars properties from George Lucas in 2012 to the tune of 4.5 billion dollars, I will admit that I received the news with fear and confusion.  Absent of the mindset of having my beloved Star Wars in the hands of anyone else but The Sultan of Red Plaid himself, I […]

| November 13, 2019
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