March 6, 2009, - 5:50 pm
L.A. Times Movie Writer’s Schlussel Obsession Continues, Big Hollywood Responds; Watchmaniacs Compare Schlussel, Ebert Reviews
By Debbie Schlussel
Remember Patrick Goldstein? He’s the Los Angeles Times Movie Writer who has this fixation with me. He stalks my reviews and comments on the great Big Hollywood site and elsewhere.
In his latest harangue, Goldstein writes a full column devoted to the dissection of my reviews and site and whines that he never heard of me before, and now my reviews are making waves. Heh. His biggest intended insult–since I like Ann Coulter, a great wit, talent, and intellect–is actually a huge compliment:
Schlussel makes the saber-toothed Coulter look like Miley Cyrus.
Anyway, our friend, the great John Nolte–movie critic and Editor-in-Chief of Big Hollywood (also a screenwriter and director)–writes a great response to Herr Goldstein, making one from me unnecessary, since I couldn’t possibly do better or even close to as good as John’s solid smackdown. A sampling:
My wife and I argue about once a year. It comes from nowhere and starts for no reason. It’s a cleansing of sorts where we burst into a litany of long held grievances: You live in the bathroom! You leave dirty dishes in the sink! You have the TV too loud at night! You drive too fast . . .! Anyone listening to this little rock throwing contest would think we were crazy, and this kind of “crazy” is what came to mind while reading the L.A. Times own Patrick Goldstein’s burst into a fit of rock throwing at Debbie Schlussel. . . .
Read the whole thing.
Meanwhile, some Watchmaniacs (my term for the blind worshipper dweebs who salivate over “Watchmen” and send the world’s wrath your way if you disagree as I did) have spent their oodles of time comparing my negative review of “Watchmen” to that of Roger Ebert (who gave it four stars). They concentrate on a certain area they seem to have more of an obsession with than they claim I do.
Schlussel vs. Ebert
swinging computer-generated penis frequently in your face on-screen
a naked blue man, complete with discreet genitalia
Obviously, the first quote is from my review, and it’s the accurate one. Roger Ebert loved this trashy movie.
As longtime readers know, this isn’t the first Schlussel v. Ebert. Roger and I have had our tangles (here, here, and here).
He even cited me in one of his movie reviews, in response. But he’s actually a nice guy, despite his completely wrong-headed politics, which often seep into his reviews and definitely dominated his support of Islamic terrorist Ibrahim Parlak.