Tag: Brad Jones

Tanner Reviews Jesus, Bro!

C9imV-mXcAMZeZNMan has it been a while! With me finishing my Master’s and working on Crit or Miss, I haven’t had a lot of time to see any movies of 2017. Luckily for me, this one dropped into my fucking lap from the internet. As you all will know, Brad Jones was something of an inspiration for me, as far as movie reviews are concerned, so I try to see as many of his movies as possible. I reviewed The Cinema Snob Movie a while back and now I get to watch the Christian exploitation spoof movie, Jesus, Bro! While this movie certainly isn’t one of the Ryan Mitchelle and by extension Brad Jones’ best, it is certainly still an excellent movie well worth the money spent.

Jesus, Bro! is the story of an angry YouTube celebrity and atheist Rick Whitehead (Dave Gobble). After a traumatic event in his childhood, Rick has evolved into the Rickhead who is a satire of the way contemporary christian movies portray atheists. After a drunken experience with some “holy beer” and his girlfriend Elizabeth Howard Grace (Allison Pregler) leaving him, Rick meets “Santa Christ” (Rob Walker) who convinces him to convert his followers to Christianity in order to get Elizabeth back. The movie focuses on Rick as he attempts to convert his stalwart atheist followers into Christians. Continue reading “Tanner Reviews Jesus, Bro!”

Tanner Reviews The Cinema Snob Movie

downloadAnd with this post, I am at review 100! Thank you to everyone who follows me and reads my reviews. I really do appreciate it. I love doing this and I want to keep going from here and make this site bigger, better, and more awesome with each day. So with the first major milestone, I wanted to do something special. Some may think that The Cinema Snob Movie is an odd choice for my 100th review, but please let me explain. I could have reviewed a number of films that are either popular and/or infamous. There are even a number of films that hit me on a personal level… But instead what I wanted to do is review a film by a guy who got me into the realms of criticism in the first place.

So it is story time. A few years back a friend of mine named Colin told me of a video by Doug Walker’s Nostalgia Critic. Now whenever a friend tells me I need to check out a video on the internet, usually I sigh because that means that I am going to either spend the next 30 minutes watching a meme or someone getting kicked in the nuts. But I gave it a watch… And it was okay. Doug Walker is a really funny guy and I enjoy his work but after watching the video I was pretty much content. A few weeks passed and I was bored with nothing to do so I said fuck it, I returned to Channel Awesome’s site That Guy With The Glasses and watched a few videos of different critics. Then I found one by Brad Jones’ character The Cinema Snob called Alice in Wonderland: An X Rated Fantasy. I saw this and said… well Jesus I have to see this. I watched it and enjoyed it. After I found his other site and saw all of the things that Brad Jones does including making movies, his radio style show Radiodrome, Brad Tries, The Cinema Snob, and so much more I was thoroughly impressed. While I found him to be very funny and enjoyable to watch… But what really inspired me about Brad Jones was the amount of fun that exuded from each of his videos. While the other critics I saw appeared to have a good time and liked what they did, Brad’s whole site exudes it. He truly made reviewing look like so much fun and since then I have been trying to do my own review site and have never once regretted a second of it. So with that being said, that is why I am reviewing his recent film, The Cinema Snob movie. Continue reading “Tanner Reviews The Cinema Snob Movie”

My first blog and a look into why I do what I do

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This is me during a game of Humans vs. Zombies, a story of which you can see in one of my videos.

Hello and welcome to my blog. If you are reading this odds are you have watched my videos and want to know more about what I do and why I do it.

I want to personally say thank you for taking interest in my journey or at least taking a passing glance.

So here is my story:

I’m 22 years old, a recent college graduate from Ohio University, and I have always been one of those people who annoyed their friends with their constant nitpicking of various movies, television shows, video games, and so forth.

One day while I was browsing through internet I came across a video by Brad Jones’ character the Cinema Snob and was immediately enamored with the world of internet reviews. After a year I was hooked on videos of internet reviewers from all over the world and while I was watching them I said to myself one thing: “Wow… It looks like they are having so much fun. Maybe I should give it a shot.”

So I set to work, to attempt to make my own review web series. However there was one problem… Whenever I watched these reviews each of these critics had their own area of expertise. Whether it was Anime, Comic Books, Nostalgic Movies, Video Games, Board Games, and so on, they all had this area that they were specialized in… But I didn’t.

I have always been an opinionated person and delved in each of these forms of media… But I never was in it long enough to become an expert at it. I watch anime but not nearly enough as your standard anime fan, I love to collect comic books but there are only a few series that I really fanatically collect, I play some video games but I can hardly be considered a gamer, and even though I was a huge movie snob I only took a few video classes and my degree is nowhere close to film studies.

So what is an opinionated guy who wants to create videos to entertain people, but has no really strong area of expertise to do? Well at first I created a really terrible character who I quickly trashed after realizing he was an utter failure.

After collecting myself and my thoughts I set to work for a second time… And I said, “I don’t have to be the King of any one area, I can be a Jack of all trades.”

So I decided to review it all. My web series, Tanner Reviews the World is my creation where I give my opinion on anything that I find that deserves a review. I don’t pretend to be an expert, because I’m not an expert.

I do believe the internet critic Linkara said it best “We are all critics, whenever you purchase something you are critiquing it.”

I am giving my opinions for the world to see in the hopes that you are entertained and can be enlightened by my opinions.

Thank you for following me on my journey to become an internet reviewer and I hope you continue to enjoy my work for years to come.

P.S. If you found my blog first and wish to watch some of my videos please check it out at the following link: http://www.youtube.com/user/TheTVTanner?feature=mhee