Jacob deNobel

Former small-town journalist and current Vin Diesel scholar.

Favorite films

  • RoboCop
  • PlayTime
  • Gremlins
  • Hellzapoppin'

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  • Mad Max 2

    ★★★★★

  • Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull

    ★★½

  • Frozen

    ★★★

  • Ravenous

    ★★★★★

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  • Mad Max 2

    Mad Max 2

    ★★★★★

    A perfect little fable.

  • Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull

    Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull

    ★★½

    Nerds are so wrong about the things that make this movie bad. Leaning into the '50s milieu (Cold War paranoia, atomic age design, giving Indy a shitty greaser son, and the introduction of aliens) are all great ideas that make perfect sense within the concept of the series. If Raiders et al are based on the serials of the '30s, why wouldn't you pattern the '50s set one after '50s B-movies themselves?

    Honestly, up until John Hurt is introduced, this…

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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?