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But Queenan is no mere armchair sociologist. He is unafraid to venture into the field and put his own life at risk for the increase of cinematic knowledge. In the book's title piece, he shouts his way through movie after movie, trying to figure out what it is that makes people put up with hecklers. In the ongoing "Don't Try This at Home" series, Queenan puts cinematic plot points to the test, using the most rigorous scientific standards to determine whether you can really learn Portuguese in 20 minutes like John Travolta in Phenomenon (no) and if hot candle wax is really as erotic as it seems in Body of Evidence (don't even think about it). All in all, this is an indispensable volume for any serious film student. Especially if the film student in question really hates Vincent Spano. --Ali Davis
Yes, intellectually, Andre Bazin and Andrew Sarris have him beat hands down in terms of critical analysis of film but in terms of breezy, curmudgeonly American wit and pith, Joe... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Joseph M. Malham
I couldnt stop laughing at this story of how Queenan the movie reviewer decides he too can make a movie. The opening paragraphs will crack you up. Read morePublished on December 14, 2010 by derek
This is a book for serious movie fans and those not easily offended. Basically this book is a collection of short essays he wrote as a movie critic. Read morePublished on April 23, 2008 by Smeddley
I had never heard of Queenan before but I happened upon this book and it was on sale for 3 dollars so I figured, what the heck, it looks like fun. Read morePublished on May 24, 2006 by April @ My Shelf Confessions
Humorist and film critic Joe Queenan has one of the most biting sense of humors around. Reading along as he skewers Hollywood, a pompus institution that sorely needs it, is sheer... Read morePublished on July 15, 2003 by Brian D. Rubendall
Confessions of a Cineplex Heckler is a collection of previously released essays by Joe Queenan. They are all in the typical Queenan fashion of mean spirited humor that Mr. Read morePublished on June 26, 2001 by P Magnum
This is the first Joe Queenan book I have read (it was a gift), so I had no expectations one way or the other. Read morePublished on July 28, 2000
This a great collection of essays by Joe. There are some real treasures here and the beginning of the book had me crying in the aisles of the plane. Read morePublished on July 13, 2000 by Luis J. Fernandez