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JoBlo.com Presents... The 50 Coolest Movies of All Time Paperback – October 28, 2002

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 204 pages
  • Publisher: Quiet Storm Books (October 28, 2002)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0971429669
  • ISBN-13: 978-0971429666
  • Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.5 x 8.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 9.4 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #6,219,906 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By A Customer on September 25, 2003
Format: Paperback
I discovered this book through JoBlo's website, and it's a wonderful take on all of our fave films. Jo not only gives a fair and honest review to some of the best movies out there, he includes fascinating tidbits on "behind-the-scenes" action, as well as why he found each film so engrossing. It's as well-written as the reviews you find on his website, each chapter endowed with Jo's razor-sharp humour and wit.
I've recommended this book to all of my fellow film-loving friends. If you love movies, you'll love this book and must add it to your library. Trust me, you won't be disappointed.
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By A Customer on September 22, 2003
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I've been a fan of Berge Garabedian for a while, and spend a good deal of time on his website, joblo.com. Garabedian's style is user-friendly. He resists the common, off-putting preachiness that most main stream movie-goers so loathe, and delivers straight-forward, honest, and simple insights. It sits on my shelf with Ebert's HATED, HATED, HATED classic and one or two others.
As a fledgling film critic myself ([...] it has proved incredibly helpful. I was given Joblo.Com Presents as a Christmas gift last year and I still find myself reaching for it. Highly recommended.
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Now this is what I call a review book! I'm a huge movie buff, and most review books I've bought so far are just plain annoying. Critics trying to be smart, trying to see the artsy in everything.
Well, with Berge G., it's all different. He presents the 50 Coolest Movies of All Time, and his book definitely is the Coolest Review Book of All Time. What makes the difference is that this man is a movie buff himself -- he knows what he's talking about. Add to that the writing, which is always funny, always spot-on, and always engaging, and you'll enjoy this cool book as much as you'll enjoy any of the movies reviewed: balls to the wall.
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After blasting through the intro, I started going through the 50 films, starting with my favorites. I like the organization of each review - plot, critique, what's cool about the film, and film tidbits. The plot is concise (mostly just a couple sentences). The critique's are fun and easy to read, and the 'what's cool' and film tidbits are pretty interesting. The book is written in a chatty, internet style, and thus, feels very casual. Overall, a fun, quick read.
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Joblo has done something interesting with this book. He wrote a book that reviews movies that is actually fun to read rather than come off as a dull encyclopedia. He writes reviews for the ordinary guy or gal who just wants to see some good movies. Some movies I have never given a thought about seeing were reviewed in that little black book of movie goodness and he convinced me to lay down the money to rent them. I was paid back ten fold by discovering some really outstanding movies. I guess what I'm trying to say is that this is the best movie review book around on the market and it's got my seal of approval.
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I purchased this book just to support JoBlo.com. Not only was I pleasantly surprised, I was down right shocked. This is a fantastic and entertaining collection of movie reviews. JoBlo abandons the asinine critical stigma that states "If a movie is popular or succesfull, then it cannot be good." His reviews are funny, informative, and unique. He attacks them from an everyman perspective. As much as I love very intellectual dissections of films, I also love his approach. The inclusion of absolute classics from the likes of the Coen Brother's ("The Big Lebowski") and John Woo ("Face/Off") side by side is massively refreshing. I personally become frustrated when reading a positive review of a movie I loathe, but his reviews are never heavy handed. He always states "I personally think this because...", instead of assuming that there is a right or wrong answer in film criticism. I definately recomend this to any fan of film. Kevin Smith's ("Clerks" "Dogma") foreword is also a hoot.
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I purchased this book knowing who the author is, and what I was expecting was this awesome, grand, insightful book. What I got was a smart, witty, and brillent book about movies! Do you know what the 50 coolest movies are? Well you have to find out and read the book. Each review if full of detail, along with the plot, critique, trivia about the film, and what JoBlo (Berge) liked the best about the film. If you're looking for a boring movie review book, go read something by Rodger Ebert. If you're looking for an entertaining, fun book then I definitely recommend JoBlo.com presents...The 50 Coolest Movies of All Time!
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