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Are Peter Travers and Jeffrey Lyons really "quote whore

 
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 28, 2002 3:15 pm    Post subject: Are Peter Travers and Jeffrey Lyons really "quote whore Reply with quote

Why is there so much of a knock on those 2 critics?

Travers only reviews like a few movies a month, which seems to explain why they're all good reviews(i.e. the ones he recommends most out of the big handful he's seen), and isn't Rolling Stone only like a monthly issue?

No, I don't think Lyons has great tastes in movies or anything, but if he's not a "quote whore", doesn't he still have a right to his own opinion?
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 29, 2002 2:35 am    Post subject: Oh man. Reply with quote

You're kidding, right? If you can read the article here http://www.hollywoodbitchslap.com/hbs.cgi?feature=559 and still be asking that question, your definition of a quote whore needs work.

Travers hypes everything. Not just a few films a month he digs, we're talking everything. He hyped Joe Dirt. JOE DIRT, man!

And he went so OTT with Knight's Tale, that not only did the distributors thank him and his masters by giving the cover of Rolling Stone space in all of their ads, but also the title of the magazine, in it's actual font, with the entire review printed alongside it. If your politicians were so blatantly bought out, the Feds would be called in.

Of course, as per usual, every other critic in the western world thought Knight's Tale was awful, but Travers exalted, "He will rock you!"

When you can open the newspaper and find five ads for films featuring Travers quotes (and I just did) and only two from the most respected reviewer in the business, Rolypoly Roger (who just happens to review everything, whereas we're led to believe Travers only reviews a few things a month), then something's definitely rotten in Travers-Town.

The man's a hack, and I call him on it. Show your face around these parts, Travers, and deny that your editors asked you to get quoted as often as possible to help publicize the magazine.

Nuff frickin' said.
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