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November 15, 2011 Bryce Zabel 0

You know that here at The Smack we’re all about looking at movies through different filters. You’ve got your basic Smackdown, where we review two films in competition with each other; then you’ve got your […]

And the Smacky Goes To…

March 6, 2010 Bryce Zabel 0

This year’s poll of the Oscar favorites attracted hundreds of our most intelligent readers (see how much we’re willing to pander to those activists?) and they have spoken. We asked them not to vote for the film they think will win but for the film they think should win. They’ve given us a statistical tie between…

Beau’s Ten Best Films of the Past Ten Years

December 22, 2009 Beau DeMayo 5

The criteria I used is pretty simple: which films are not just good but really impacted the world of film? It’s relatively easy to make a film that entertains. And, in some ways, it’s even easier to make a film that does something “different” and “new.” But to make a film that both entertains and moves you, while advancing the art of filmmaking…that’s pretty hard. So let’s get this ball rolling as we reflect on a most eclectic period of film…

Help Us Crown a Christmas Smackdown Winner!

December 10, 2009 Bryce Zabel 1

Two years ago, we asked ten of our SmackRefs to each recommend a Christmas film that they have a special fondness for, something that can stand the test of repeat viewing. That poll turned out to be a squeaker with an unexpected winner when the nostalgia-rama “A Christmas Story” edged out traditional favorite “It’s A Wonderful Life” with a strong third place by the relatively new “Love Actually.”

Our Comment About Comments

July 30, 2009 Movie Smackdown 0

Here at Movie Smackdown! we know how much people like to talk about films. When you walk out of a theater, the chances are you’re comparing notes with your friends about what you saw. And, quite often, you’re comparing the evening’s film with another that it reminds you of in some way.

So, after you’ve read what our SmackRefs have to say here, let loose with your own thoughts.

The first thing that means is vote in one of our PollDaddy sponsored polls. They’re in each of our Smackdowns. We know that you expect our SmackRefs to tell you what they think, but we also know that you may have your own opinon. So do vote.

Also, consider our Comments section as the place you go to post your own reviews. Or disagree with our SmackRefs and they will respond to your comments for some back-and-forth.

Join us for a little film-on-film combat. […]

The Best Christmas Movie Is…

December 24, 2008 Bryce Zabel 2

…would you believe? … “It’s A Wonderful Christmas Story Actually.” It’s a three-way run-off! With Christmas only a few days away now, Americans are doing their part to jump-start the national economy by buying things […]