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The Cynical Optimist 11/8/09 »

The Fraze Vs. the “Alien” prequel

The Cynical Optimist 5/8/09 »

The Fraze on “Moon” and “The Hurt Locker”

Elm Street Set Visit Preview! »

We visit the Chicago set of “A Nightmare on Elm Street”

The Cynical Optimist – 1/7/09 »

The Fraze checks out “Transformers 2″; recalls memories published in print

The Cynical Optimist : T2 Fun Facts! »

Adam Frazier, and Paramount, with some “Revenge” trivia!

The Cynical Optimist has a Hangover »

”Another classic romp that will no doubt change the shape of comedy to come”

The Fraze’s Review : Drag me to Hell »

”It was funny. It was scary. It was intrusive. It was revolting. It was a damn good time”

The Fraze’s Review : Terminator Salvation »

”Hey, at least it’s better than Rise of the Machines”

The Cynical Optimist – 22/5/09 »

A frustrated Adam Frazier looks at the state of cinema today

The Fraze’s Review : Star Trek »

”It’s a good time, but it’s not perfect”

The Cynical Optimist Vs. Wolverine »

”All I will say is, I will never watch this movie again”

The Cynical Optimist – 24/4/09 »

The Fraze checks out the first season of Lucasfilm’s “The Clone Wars”

The Day the Earth Stood Still [DVD] »

“As a remake, had a lot of potential. There is a story and a message worth retelling and reemphasizing. Unfortunately, Derrickson’s take on it was rather underwhelming. There were several moments I enjoyed, which might actually make the film more disappointing – for the squandered prospect of what it could have been”

Frost/Nixon [DVD] »

“Frost / Nixon is Ron Howard’s best film. That’s my opinion. That’s my critique”

The Cynical Optimist – 17/3/09 »

Checks out the ‘Big Blue Penis’ in “Watchmen”

The Cynical Optimist : Lost mythology »

What does the hit TV series have to do with Egyptian mythology?

Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist [DVD]
18 Feb
Written by Adam Frazier

Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist [DVD] »

It’s been three weeks, two days, and 23 hours since Tris (Alexis Dziena) broke up with Nick (Michael Cera). And now here she is at his band’s gig, with some new guy. Everyone knows a girl like Tris, or as I like to call her, the destroyer of worlds.

The Cynical Optimist Vs. G.I Joe »

The Fraze doesn’t like what he’s seen so far…

The Cynical Optimist – 27/1/09 »

The Fraze’s Review Round-Up! “Button”, “Valkyrie”, “Slumdog” and more!

The Cynical Optimist : Best of 2008 »

A collective culture look back on the best and worst moments of the year

The Spirit »

It’s not a guilty pleasure, and it’s not one of those movies that’s so bad it’s good. It fails at even being laughable and enjoyable. I will say that some critics have chosen to be excruciately cruel to it, comparing it to ”Battlefield Earth” or ”Gigli”, but I assure you The Spirit is not that horrid – it’s just really bad, dumb and all-around worthless.

The Strangers [DVD] »

A truly terrifying film starring Liv Tyler and Scott Speedman. In the vein of John Larroquette’s iconic narration of “The Texas Chainsaw Massacre,” “The Strangers” opens with a similar, unsettling advisory:


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