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 Pod Bay Doors Podcast, Episode #37: The Last Temptation of Christ (1988)

The Pod Bay Doors Podcast, Episode #37: The Last Temptation of Christ (1988)

This episode, in our second Easter tribute, Jerry and Doug get serious and discuss Martin Scorsese’s highly controversial The Last Temptation of Christ, a movie that dares to explore the mystery of Jesus’ duality. Is it blasphemy? Is it devout? Is it both?  We are going to open up the discussion and let you decide.

| March 26, 2018
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The Revolted, Part 2: Showgirls (1995)

The Revolted, Part 2: Showgirls (1995)

Some things just don’t work out.  Sometimes the intention overrides the execution and what you come away with is a misstep that, if you’re lucky, you can easily get over.  When it comes to movies, sometimes the misfires come in gargantuan proportions.  Enter: The Revolted, a bi-weekly examination of big-budget, highly anticipated movies that, for […]

| March 25, 2018
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Pacific Rim Uprising (2018)

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Pacific Rim Uprising (2018)

As I enter into my positive comments on Pacific Rim Uprising, I do so with the realization that I’m kind of a lone wolf here.  Nearly all of my fellow critics seem to deride this sequel with a hate and vitriol that, given the fact that Guillermo del Toro isn’t at the helm, might have […]

| March 23, 2018
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The Pod Bay Doors Podcast, Episode #36: Life of Brian (1979)

The Pod Bay Doors Podcast, Episode #36: Life of Brian (1979)

This week, Doug and Jerry bless the cheese makers and celebrate Easter by talking about one of the paragons of Christian controversy (despite the fact that it really has nothing to do with Jesus). It’s . . . Monty Python’s Life of Brian!

| March 19, 2018
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Tomb Raider (2018)

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Tomb Raider (2018)

The new reboot of Tomb Raider is 118 minutes of “Who Could Care?”  Seriously, there’s nothing here.  It gathers points for looking appropriately grungy and having stuff move around on the screen but ultimately it leaves you empty and dissatisfied.  Here is a movie that is passionless, joyless, unoriginal and drags a perfectly good Oscar-winning […]

| March 15, 2018
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The Pod Bay Doors, Episode #35: Saturday Night Fever (1977) and unfortunately Staying Alive (1983)

The Pod Bay Doors, Episode #35: Saturday Night Fever (1977) and unfortunately Staying Alive (1983)

Pull on your leisure suit and slap on that funky beat, we’re going to the disco! Just don’t touch the hair! This week, Jerry and Doug catch the Saturday Night Fever on the dance floor with the movie that made John Travolta a star.  And then, we yuck it up over the chuck-it-up sequel Staying […]

| March 12, 2018
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The Revolted, Part 1: Wild Wild West (1999)

The Revolted, Part 1: Wild Wild West (1999)

Some things just don’t work out.  Sometimes the intention overrides the execution and what you come away with is a misstep that, if you’re lucky, quickly gets swept under the rug.  When it comes to movies, sometimes the misfires come in gargantuan proportions.  Enter: The Revolted, a bi-weekly examination of big-budget, highly anticipated movies that, […]

| March 11, 2018
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The Best Picture Winners

The Best Picture Winners

                                       

| March 7, 2018
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