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

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Godzilla vs. Kong (2021)

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Godzilla vs. Kong (2021)

I offer up a ringing endorsement of Godzilla vs. Kong based on a rating that some might accuse of being generous.  I don’t think so.  The movie is about as much fun as one could have at a movie featuring a towering battle between Godzilla and King Kong – you get what you pay for.  […]

| April 5, 2021
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Zack Snyder’s Justice League (2021)

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Zack Snyder’s Justice League (2021)

I feel it necessary to enter into a review of Zack Snyder’s Justice League by noting that I am not unsympathetic.  I’m not giving the film a favorable review but I completely understand why Snyder felt compelled to return to a project that he had to abandon four-years ago after the death of his daughter.  […]

| March 18, 2021
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The 93rd Oscar Nominations: Two Steps Forward, Two Steps Back

The 93rd Oscar Nominations: Two Steps Forward, Two Steps Back

After the most troubling year in the history of The Oscars, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences finally revealed its nominees for the 93rd Annual Academy Awards to be awards April 25th, and, it’s a challenge to those who demanded more diversity.  Herein lies a historic year in which the Best Director category, […]

| March 16, 2021
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Coming 2 America (2021)

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Coming 2 America (2021)

I had a knee-jerk reaction going into Coming 2 America and it’s not without prior experience.  Comedy sequels have a long-standing history of offering up less-than-nothing, from Ghostbusters II to Men in Black II to Revenge of the Nerds II to Home Alone 2 they’re almost always a hollow cash-grab, a cynical exercise in which […]

| March 9, 2021
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Raya and the Last Dragon (2021)

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Raya and the Last Dragon (2021)

It is not news to report that the destiny of the Disney Princess has been very swiftly shifting over the past few years.  Responding to the call to get with the times, the folks at Disney have responded by changing what was once a bevy of virginal beauties waiting for a Prince that she hardly […]

| March 5, 2021
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Unholy Relics: Appreciating the Goofy Charm of ‘Batman the Movie’ at 55

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Unholy Relics: Appreciating the Goofy Charm of ‘Batman the Movie’ at 55

As a movie and as a TV series “Batman” belongs in a time capsule, not of Batman lore but of a loving tribute to the pop sensation of the swinging 60s.  To watch it again after almost 50 years is to be reminded of a time when television – and for that matter pop culture […]

| February 22, 2021 | 0 Comments
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‘WandaVision’ is a tasty, if baffling, little MCU treat.

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‘WandaVision’ is a tasty, if baffling, little MCU treat.

WandaVision is a new nine-part series premiering today on Disney+.  This review covers only the first two episodes. How did the song go?  “There’s something happening here.  What it is ain’t exactly clear.”  That’s pretty much the feeling that you get from WandaVision, a sometimes clever and sometimes baffling new nine-part series that has the […]

| January 16, 2021
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Pod Bay Doors Movie Podcast: The Movies of 2020

Pod Bay Doors Movie Podcast: The Movies of 2020

In this special episode, while Jerry and Doug watch nothing but screeners and are getting the films for upcoming episodes, they discuss all those new 2020 movies that were released. Yes, all those films that were released streaming or possibly in the theater during that hellscape of a year. #2020 #AllInTheFightforDemocracy #Ammonite #AthleteA #CripCamp #Da5Bloods […]

| January 6, 2021
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