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WRECK-IT RALPH: Reviewed by Ebert & Armond

WRECK-IT RALPH: Reviewed by Ebert & Armond

Roger Ebert is the world’s most respected film critic. Armond White is its least. See what happens when they hang out every week here at At The Buzzer with Gary Sundt’s new web comic-movie review hybrid, “Ebert & Armond: At The Movies”.

Check out my fancy Tumblr (http://ebertandarmond.tumblr.com) and Twitter @gsundt for more comics, additional content, and random whatnot!

The Lorax — ☆☆☆ out of 5

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The Lorax (Danny DeVito) plays cards with a barbaloot, humming fish, and baby swammy swan in "The Lorax."

As Posted on At The Buzzer on March 4, 2011

By Gary Sundt

The Lorax is my favorite of the many animated adaptations of Dr. Seuss’ works from the 1960s and ‘70s — where bizarre and vaguely hippie-dippie tunes were set against the rough lines and bright-yet-cruddy pastels that are synonymous with the artist’s humble illustrations. Now we have a feature-length version courtesy of the studio and director of Despicable Me, where the viewer enjoys state-of-the-art CGI artistry wrapped in a cotton candy-coated color scheme not found anywhere I’ve seen in nature. Continue reading

The Artist — ☆☆☆☆☆ out of 5 stars

Jean Dujardin stares at something off-camera in The Artist. (Photo courtesy of http://kalafudra.wordpress.com)

As Posted on AtTheBuzzerShow.com on February 4, 2011

By Gary Sundt

As I live in Los Angeles, I am an avid listener to the hilarious Kevin & Bean Show in the mornings on KROQ 106.7 FM. This past Tuesday, Kevin was complaining about The Artist, this year’s apparent frontrunner for the Best Picture Oscar at this year’s Academy Awards. Not only does our man Kevin dislike the film, but he has gone as far as to call it “utter BS.”

He has, of course, made up his mind having never seen the film, under the guise that it is for hipsters and intellectuals. He’s wrong, but we’re going to circle back to that. Continue reading

The Grey – ☆☆☆1/2 out of 5

Liam Neeson tapes broken bottles and a knife to his hands in The Grey. (Photo courtesy of moviespad.com)

As Posted on At The Buzzer on January 28, 2011

By Gary Sundt

At the risk of spoiling the entire film, I must warn anyone who was stirred to see The Grey from its promising trailer. It’s not that the latest picture from writer/director Joe Carnahan (NarcSmokin’ Aces, The A-Team) isn’t his best yet — in point of fact, it is — but it’s that the film that was sold to you is not really what you’ll be getting. It’s not dissimilar to Drive, an art film stuck with a “fast and furious” trailer. These aren’t bad movies, but the false pretense on which you see the film may leave you dissatisfied. Continue reading

Sex, Trees, Wizards, and Aliens, or The Very Best of 2011

When I googled “Shame,” this is what the image search gave me…

As Posted on AtTheBuzzerShow.com on January 21, 2012

By Gary Sundt

Hey there, gang! My name is Gary Sundt, and this is my very first piece as film critic for At the Buzzer. To those who know my film criticism, hello again. To those who are new to the game, glad you could make it, and check out my past reviews over at garysundt.wordpress.com. And to those who have a problem with my opinions and wish to strike up a debate about films and filmmaking, please feel free to do so as I’ll be thrilled to pound your very wrong opinions into the ground.

Now that we’re done with formalities, let’s get to my breakdown of the Best Films of 2011. While I thought coming up with 10 films I loved from 2011 would be difficult, I’m rather surprised to discover just how much there was to love. I’ve written a lot of these lists in the past, and I’d like to try something different this year by merely denoting my favorite flicks and giving them awards I’ve seen fit to make up.

From lizards to mutants, from aliens to sad people, from sex to sex with the Irish — here’s my recap of the very best of 2011 in film. Continue reading