You might have heard there was a recent dust-up on Twitter (as William Shakespeare once wrote: “The Twitter. The Twitter all around us, governs our conditions”) when Samuel L. Jackson took to task New York Times chief film critic A.O. Scott for his review of Jackson’s latest film……something called (consulting my notes) The Avengers. I think it might have made a bit of bank recently.
Anyway, Jackson had initially landed this hardcore haymaker: “”#Avengers fans, NY Times critic AO Scott needs a new job! Let’s help him find one! One he can ACTUALLY do!” The Film Nest came to Scott’s defense – “Disappointed to hear @SamuelLJackson respond irrationally to negative review of #Avengers. People aren’t entitled to their own opinion?” – which then prompted Jackson to land a severe body blow: “That is My Opinion! @TheFilmNest & what’s irrational about it? They aren’t going to fire his jaundiced ass & You & I Know It!” (It seems Mr. Jackson’s trash-talking skills aren’t quite the same when he doesn’t have Quentin Tarantino writing the screenplay for him.)
A.O. Scott was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize in 2010 for Criticism “for his incisive film reviews that, with aplomb, embrace a wide spectrum of movies and often explore their connection to larger issues in society or the arts.”
According to IMDB, Samuel L. Jackson “Has the rare distinction of having played characters that have been eaten by both a shark and a dinosaur.”
That is all.
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