Jacob deNobel

Jacob deNobel

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Arts and Entertainment reporter for the Carroll County Times and Vin Diesel scholar.

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  • King Kong vs. Godzilla

    King Kong vs. Godzilla

    ★★★★½

    This was my most-watched Godzilla movie as a kid, but also my first time with the Japanese cut which I've been hungry to see for decades, and what do you know...it rules!

    The satire stuff is genuinely funny, and I insist that Honda's self-interested capitalists are more believable as human villains than Godzilla: KotM positing a well-funded military style ecoterrorism outfit.

  • The Avengers

    The Avengers

    ★★★★★

    I don't care what anyone says. This is a pop art masterpiece, and it's a miracle that it's any good at all.

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  • Dig!

    Dig!

    ★★★½

    You know how Ed Wood is about someone with no natural talent but a strong work ethic and positive outlook on life who recruits a stable of like-minded people to create a family?
    This is the exact opposite story of that.

  • Win a Date with Tad Hamilton!

    Win a Date with Tad Hamilton!

    ★★

    How in the hell did nobody making this realize that by making Tad such a good, genuine dude, that everyone is going to root for him and Rosalie to end up together? 
    Why is the audience expected to root for Topher Grace’s unrequited love while laughing at Kathryn Hahn’s?