Travis Vogt

Writer, comedian, regular job haver, former Scarecrow employee, comma user

Favorite films

  • All the President's Men
  • Jaws
  • The Thing
  • Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World

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  • Prey

    ★★★

  • Orphan

    ★★★½

  • The Brood

    ★★★★½

  • Cop Car

    ★★★

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  • Prey

    Prey

    ★★★

    I love the premise—they should’ve been doing Predator movies like this immediately after that guy tossed Danny Glover the gun. And as far as Predator movies are concerned, this is easily the best since 1990. I just wish I liked it more! It’s 90 minutes, not too fussy, with a great protagonist and a clear interest in the Predator mythology, but whenever the Predator-style action happens it looks blurry and cartoonish—you know, modern. I hate the new camouflage; the original…

  • Orphan

    Orphan

    ★★★½

    Really solid, I cringed when I saw that it was just over 2 hours, but it kept the fun coming and earns it. 
    —One of the most despicable villains in film history, of course I’m talking about Peter Sarsgaard. That weasel piece of shit, love the part when Orphan becomes the audience surrogate and stabs him again and again.
    —I love a wine drunk. At one point Vera is at her wits end and almost falls off the wagon, she…

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  • The Simpsons Movie

    The Simpsons Movie

    ★½

    I don’t mean to second guess the writers and producers, but it was possibly a misguided choice to make this movie not funny. As a person who has enjoyed the popular television show on which this film is based, I would say that one of the main aspects of it is that it is funny. In it’s prime, I would even suggest it was the funniest show of all time. Relentlessly funny, just a feverishly paced onslaught of brilliant jokes…

  • The Last Boy Scout

    The Last Boy Scout

    ★★★★

    If you’re gonna make a movie about tough guy masculinity, it’s a good idea to hire a properly miserable man to write it. Until now I’d never fully appreciated how bleak and honest this script it—the wise-cracking badasses played by Brice Willis and Damon Wayans are sincerely fucked up and almost completely unsympathetic. Willis’ character in particular is a pitch perfect combination of self-pity, self-righteousness and self-loathing, a pathetic misogynist who screams at his daughter and coldly neglects his wife.…