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Anything Nice to Say: Olympus Has Fallen

Gerard Butler is known for his flops. One movie, though, stands out as a film that kicked off a franchise that’s still going strong. We take a look at Olympus Has Fallen. Spoiler alert: Angela Bassett is a national treasure.

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The Story Behind Anything Nice to Say

In 2020, I started a YouTube channel called Anything Nice to Say. The idea was to watch the movies that no one liked, the movies everyone thought were bad, but had never actually seen. I’m a pretty critical person. The origin story for quite a few writers is that they, once upon a time, read […]

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Anything Nice to Say: John Carter

The works of Edgar Rice Burroughs, author of Tarzan, has seen a number of adaptations over the years, but it seems like none so maligned as John Carter. Estimated losses on the movie was $200 million, making it one of the biggest flops of all time. But, just because it was a flop was it […]

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Anything Nice to Say: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2014)

What’s the deal with the heroes in a half-shell? Michael Bay’s take on the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles franchise started off rocky with pre-production leaks and backlash to casting choices. Concept art and a leaked script didn’t help matters and the movie seemed doomed to fail before the teaser trailer even dropped. That doesn’t mean […]

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Anything Nice to Say: Tron: Legacy

Tron: Legacy may not be the best movie, but it’s definitely a work of art. The combination of the visual aesthetic with Daft Punk’s soundtrack is outstanding. Here are some of the nice things I had to say about the sequel to 1982’s Tron.

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Anything Nice to Say: Godzilla (1998)

The American Godzilla of 1998 might not be the best Godzilla (in fact, it’s not canonically recognized) but it IS the best Godzilla with Jean Reno in it. Also, it’s basically a by-the-numbers Roland Emmerich film. See if I could find anything nice to say about Godzilla.

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