Like a lot of movie fans who started out in the trenches of genre film and fiction, I have a soft spot for absurdly bad, over-the-top b-movies. So when I say that Punisher: War Zone was one of the most hilariously awful movies I’ve ever seen, that’s sort of a compliment. Frost/Nixon, which I wrote about today, was a terribly frustrating film: engaging and entertaining in many ways, but shallow and unaware of its own limitations in many others. I’ve still got a couple more Oscar contenders to see, including Fincher’s Benjamin Button, but I’m really starting to worry that this whole season — even the whole year — will end up as a flop.
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