7-19-08 I’m a slacker…Yes it’s true.
Apologies everyone. I know i have been slacking off the last few weeks. I’m afraid this summer has gotten very busy and since the damn website has been slow anyway, Cajun Carl and I have been busy with other things. I am moving into a house and Carl, well his used celebrity napkin collection is coming along nicely. That’s all i can say. We’ll try to throw some stuff up here from time to time, but may not begin again, in earnest, until September, when all of this should be settled.
6-4-08 Ok, ok, Yes, I’m still doing these!
Summer weather is getting here, so it’s been awhile since fired one of these out. Lot’s new, though, as regular visitors can attest. Besides keeping up with several new reviews each week, including theatrical releases, new on video and classic titles, we have started adding quotes for most of the movies we see, so you can search for quotes by movie title, just by choosing the movie quotes category (on the right).
And that’s not all! Far from it! You will find new quotes in the movie quote challenge section on the left, as well as a bunch of new trivia questions. I’ve also revamped the movie categories, adding more and making them more specific so that you will find the movie types that you’re looking for more quickly.
The podcasts continue to accumulate and gain popularity. Thanks to all of our listeners, and those of you who haven’t yet, check them out. You can download them from i-tunes to listen to on your podcast or listen to them on your computer and even download right from the site. Enjoy. Thanks for hitting us. Thanks for reading and come back soon!
2-3-08 Wow, has it been that long???
My apologies loyal readers. I thought that had done a What’s New update when I got back from my trip (for a few more details on that, check out the Golden Globes Podcast (remember, you don’t need an I-Pod – just download from the ‘Listen to our Podcasts’ tab and listen while you do, whatever. Anyways, Happy New Year!
January was a great month for us, as our hits tripled. I’ve added lots of reviews, most of which can be found in the New in Theater and New on Video categories. Below, I’ve listed the new ones I remember adding:
Rambo (The confusingly named new feature)
There Will Be Blood
Cloverfield – something different here, in case you haven’t heard already.
Glory – civil war classic
The Bucket List
Good Luck Chuck
Alien Vs Predator: Requiem
September Dawn – true American 1800s tale of a nasty slaughter
Fired – interesting doc about getting canned
The Ten – comedy about the ten commandments
Down In The Valley – Ed Norton film from a few yrs ago
Shoot’em Up – pretty good, tongue in cheek shooter
The Game plan
Sydney White – retelling of Cinderella tale
Daddy Day Camp
The Invasion – Kidman’s Invasion of the Body Snatchers re-make
Fido – pretty good zombie comedy
The King Of Kong: Fistful of Quarters – appealing video game documentary
I’ve also added my top ten list for 2007, and put up a post on the upcoming Academy Award nominees (with my picks and opinions, of course). We’ve added several new podcasts. That’s all I can think of right now. Thx for clicking and thx for reading! Enjoy!
12-27-07 – Golden Globes, Here We Come!
Belated merry Christmas, everyone! Another Christmas has passed, and I’m sure we all ate too much, drank too much and spent too much. Time to hunker down and watch a few flicks, or if you are like me, take for the warmer climes for a week or two. I leave tomorrow, so there is unlikely to be much in the way of new content during that time, unless Carl learns how to turn on the computer by himself. Not to worry, though, I’ve added lots over the last couple weeks, so you will have lots to read. Below is semi-accurate list of what I’ve added in the last couple weeks.
I Am Legend Charlie Wilson’s War Walk Hard Atonement
Juno (up later today) Sweeney Todd The Vanishing Ray
Thelma and Louise Hollow Man Christmas With the Cranks
Also, I’ve added a worst movies of 2007 list. We’ve completed the Golden Globes list and predictions for those that we’ve seen. As well, I’ve started adding quotes from movies I’ve reviewed right at the end of the review. Now you don’t have to pour through the movie quotes challenge if you just want to get a line or two from a certain film. No, no, don’t thank me. Just click on an ad and buy something.
We have added a couple new podcasts to our growing library, and remember, even if you don’t have an I-pod, you can download the podcasts for free and listen to them on your computer. I hope you all have a great new year, and look for more new stuff shorting after January 5th.
12-13-07 – Check out the new look!
Not hard to tell what the biggest news is this week. We have brighter, more easily readable look to go along with a new and improved banner. But you don’t come here to see the banner (Or if you do, then you probably aren’t reading this).
I did lots of reviewing this week as I immersed myself in Christmas features until I was laughing with Ho Ho Ho, instead of my usual cackle-snort combination. You will notice a new Christmas movies category and in it you will find many newly added reviews, most of which should be listed below:
A Christmas Story The Santa Clause Die hard
Bad Santa Family Man The Grinch
Elf Polar Express Nightmare Before Christmas
Scrooged The Ref Home Alone
…And that’s not all! In addition to big video releases, that I reviewed while they were in the theaters, I have added The Nanny Diaries and a couple of newly released movies that are little known and pretty good. Check out reviews on Chalk and Interview.
I didn’t stay huddled in front of my DVD player all week, though. I did get out see The Golden Compass, which is both reviewed and the new feature of our latest podcast. That’s all for this week! Thx for reading and check back soon for more!
12-05-07 – I’m A Lazy SOB
Well, its been a month since I updated the What’s New page. Sorry about that. It’s not that nothing is new. Its just that I have been so busy doing our weekly podcasts and reviewing movies, new and old that (plus wasting obscene amounts of time doing the kinds of silly boring things that I do in my life)I have woefully neglected this page. Okay, but enough excuses all ready! What’s new??
We have added four more podcasts to our series and are now reviewing three movies per episode and they sound a lot better now that Carl has finally solved his microphone problem that made him sound like he was speaking from the bottom of a Lipton‘s Soup can.
We recently added a bunch more quotes and trivia questions, as well, so Jeopardy junkies, enjoy! I continue to add two or more reviews on new theatrical releases each week. They are usually posted on the Sunday of the week the film’s are released to the general public, since I don’t seem to be getting invitations to press screenings, yet. It’s the Man keeping us down! Write to your political representative and demand that the Manhattan Movie Maniac be freed from the shackles of oppression and be free to attend press screenings. I’m counting on your help! Mostly because I’m too damn lazy to do anything about it on my own, I guess.
I’ve added lots of classic titles to our library including The Wanderers, Die Hard, Glengarry Glenross, Angel Heart, Christmas Vacation, Iceman, The Sixth Sense, New Jack City, Wall Street, Youngblood and lots more. I usually add around 4-6 classic titles each week and these won’t show up on the New on Video or New In Theater lists, because, well, because they’re not new. Duhhh.
I’m a couple days late, but the video release dates for December are now up and ready to aid you in your holiday movie viewing. No need to thank me, just click on an ad and buy something once in awhile. That’s thx enough :).
Thx for reading and check back often. I plan to update this section more regularly and start putting a full list of classic titles that have been added so you can read my reviews on your favorite flicks as I add them.
11-05-07 – More Podcasts!
Halloween has passed and the I guess the Christmas season is upon us, if we have to believe the barrage of stores trotting out all their “ho-ho-ho, take out your wallet crap”. Here, not much has changed, except I must reluctantly fall in with the early Xmas rage by posting a review on the first movie of the season of good cheer (and bad music), Deck The Halls. On a non-Noel note, there are more podcasts available (we just finished #5, reviewing American Gangster and Dr. No), and we added more quotes. There are also a slew of new trivia questions on the way. they should be up any day now. And reviews! Lots of new reviews.
This is release season in Hollywood and I have been doing my best to keep up, by seeing three new movies a week. Newest additions are Bee Movie, Dan In Real Life and the aforementioned American Gangster. Take care and remember only 212 shopping days til xmas! Okay, okay, its less than that, but come on, isn’t this a little early for the decorations?
10-18-06 – More Stuff! Lots More Stuff!
As a kid, I hated waiting for Christmas to open my presents. As a reviewer, I hate waiting for 2008 to pick the best movies of 2007, so I’ve made a ‘best so far’ list. Check it out and tell me how wrong I am, how right I am or just say Sam, I am.
Our second podcast is out there and has reviews and chatter about We Are The Night and Grumpy Old Men, as well as some quotes and as many bad jokes as we could come up with. Get the download link just above the What’s New tab at download our Podcast.
I will see 2 or 3 new theatrical releases this weekend, which will probably include 30 Days of Night and Rendition. Reviews will be up by Sunday evening (hopefully sooner, but I am a lazy S.O.B.). There is a new category (Mob Movies) and more quotes and trivia will be up shortly, as well, so enjoy. Thx for reading and enjoy Realmoviereview.com
10-12-06 The New Podcast is here, the new Pocast is here!
Yes, yes it’s true. The Manhattan Movie Maniac, along with Cajun Carl has gone audio! We have just posted our first episode on I-Tunes. Hit us up at
Our Podcast on iTunes
to hear us review The Heartbreak Kid, talk about the site and make a few jokes. Our plan is to try to do this every week and expand to three movies per week (one new in theater, one new on video and one classic choice). I will review each for you, then we’ll hear what Cajun Carl has to say (he won’t shut up until we listen, so might as well get it over with). Check it out and pass it on to all your friends, family, co-workers, classmates, team members, etc, etc. Busy weekend coming up! I plan to have four new theatrical releases reviewed for you by Monday. In the meantime, we have added more quotes and trivia. Action fans read the review on The Kingdom. For drama lovers, there is Shake Hands With The Devil and if you ladies are looking for a night out, The Jane Austen Book Club was a pleasant surprise. Enjoy!
9-26-07 Fall is here!
…And with it, the first Oscar contenders. I saw three at the theaters this week and enjoyed them all. Eastern Promises was a great in The Departed kind of way and I am picking it as an Oscar nominee for Best Picture and for Viggo Mortenson as a best actor. Also biting his nails at envelope time, may be Tommy Lee Jones for The Valley Of Elah, a very good military style mystery. I expected Resident Evil Extinction to be crap, but even it turned out to be a decent action flick – just don’t expect too much.
Saw the wierd, but entertaining Bug on video and Evening has to be the bleakest waste of acting talent I’ve seen in some time. many will disagree, no doubt (what else is new?), but I don’t need to watch a movie to be depressed. I can manage that all on my own, thanks. Check the reviews on these and others to find out more and have a great week!
Well, another summer is gone and with it, the usual slew of summer blockbusters that are often long on effects and action and short on thought and story. As we get into fall, we can hope to see more adult-oriented fare, particularly those that hope to throw their hats into the Oscar race. Whats new? Well, now we have a ‘what’s new’ section where I will blab a little each week or so about what I’ve have seen and let you know about any changes that we have made to the site. I hope you find it useful, informative and entertaining and that you can find it in your heart to forgive my inevitable typos that come from hastily firing something up.
I watched a few of my favorite flicks from my personal collection this week and did reviews on them, so if you are interested, check out Mystic River, Fargo, Street Smart, Frequency, Highlander and, as soon as I get around to writing it up, American History X.
At the theatre, I saw 3:10 to Yuma (ok, but a bit disappointing) and Resurrecting The Champ was a pleasant surprise and the best of a mediocre lot. For more details, check out my reviews and have a great week.
Da Manhattan Movie Maniac is in da house!