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Hey there,

My name’s Aiden and…

– I dig movies, they’re generally pretty awesome.

– I currently reside in beautiful Vermont with my lovely wife and dog-like cat.

High Noon‘s my No. 1.

– Death From Above 1979 is a great band that you might not have heard of.

– The Once and Future King by T.H. White and Cat’s Cradle by Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. are the best books I’ve ever read.

– Final Fantasy VII is the best game I’ve ever played.

The Twilight Zone is the best show I’ve ever seen, but that Battlestar Galactica remake gave it a real run for its money.

– Mexican food is good. Real good. All about the mole sauce, baby.

– beer is good, too.

I guess that kinda covers it. Thanks for reading!

– Aiden R.

81 Comments leave one →
  1. Marc permalink
    January 14, 2010 11:53 am

    Aiden, you look like Agent Smith waiting behind the door to shoot Ne0:)

    Wanted to drop you a line and tell you the I, in return, have nominated you for the Kreativ Blogger Award. Thanks ever so much for considering G-S-T and I do hope you enjoy the well deserved reciprocity:)

    Keep on rockin!!

  2. February 9, 2010 5:13 pm

    This is my new place to read reviews.

  3. February 18, 2010 3:13 am

    my new fav..when i grow up i want to be just like u!!

  4. May 3, 2010 10:38 am

    Dude… that pic, just… awesome.

    • May 3, 2010 10:38 am

      Hahaha. Thanks, man. Saw it outside my neighbor’s door last year, seemed appropriate to capture the moment.

  5. June 21, 2010 6:23 pm

    Great blog! Caught you on LAMB.

    Stop by and check us out at

  6. June 22, 2010 9:34 am

    Thanks for reading! We added you to our blog roll.

    The Movie Brothers

  7. July 22, 2010 9:59 am

    We got posted on LAMB today. Woo hoo!

  8. July 22, 2010 11:12 am

    Correction sir, Xenogears is the best video game of all time.

    • July 22, 2010 11:20 am

      If that ever comes out on the American PS Store, I’ll hit that baby up and get back to ya’. Something tells me it ain’t gonna change though.

  9. August 10, 2010 6:44 am

    Subscribed. Looking forward to more!!! Great site, by the way. Love the header logo!!!

  10. August 11, 2010 8:30 pm

    Glad I found you. I’ll need to create my own film blog one day…

  11. September 15, 2010 3:01 pm

    I will have to check out The Once and Future King. Maybe you are going to start a book blog one of these days?

    • September 15, 2010 3:05 pm

      It’s on the agenda, just need to either A) get someone to pay me to do this full-time for a living, or B) become friends with a total bookworm who loves to write. only time will tell.

      And definitely read The Once and Future King. It’ll melt your face with awesomeness.

  12. October 2, 2010 11:24 am

    You had me at “Death From Above 1979 is a great band…”.

    • October 4, 2010 10:28 am

      Right back at ya’, man. Spread the word and thanks for visiting!

  13. October 3, 2010 11:14 pm

    Love your blog and I’ve only read one post so far, to quote you, and a bunch of other busy people: “not enough hours in the day”. I just watched Tennesee Williams’ “the loss of a pearl earring” or something like that, maybe it was diamond earring. I loved it. watched it twice.
    have a happy day.

    • October 4, 2010 10:13 am

      Never heard of that, but Williams was the man, will check it out. Thanks for visiting!

  14. October 3, 2010 11:17 pm

    “The Loss of a Teardrop Diamond”. may not be your cup o tea, but this 46 year old college student/mother/new blogger/cyclist/crazy woman loved it.

    • October 4, 2010 10:12 am

      Never heard of it, but will check it out. Thanks for the suggestion!

  15. October 16, 2010 3:57 am

    Great Blog Aiden.. I like the way your blog ging. Just droppin by to say that I will be back and read some more of your reviews. Keep up!

  16. January 22, 2011 7:10 pm

    Gotta say I love your tone as a blogger – never snarky or high-minded. Always good reads.

    • January 23, 2011 9:41 pm

      Thanks, man! Really appreciate you saying that, totally made my day!

  17. March 1, 2011 9:11 am

    I cross the Blog World from China to the West.And I find visitors on your website are in better mood.They write comments with their heat.It’s good.My English is not very good.But…just want to say that.

    • March 1, 2011 3:59 pm

      Thanks, man! Really appreciate that, I too am a big fan of the crew that hangs around these parts. And thanks for visiting, glad to see the Chinese division of the Cut The Crap Fan Club is slowly gaining steam.

  18. ssj50driver permalink
    May 15, 2011 5:03 pm

    Your tasted in video games is awesome! On a possible note you might enjoy playing Dragon Age 2. GOW3 was awesome and I hope they do make another one. Puzzle solving with action is just great.

    • May 16, 2011 12:11 pm

      Thanks, man. Yeah, I’ve heard nothing but good things about the Dragon Age games (and I’ll vouch for any Bioware game after playing through Knights of the Old Republic back in college), really need to check those out ’cause I could a good RPG after the epic disappointment of FFXIII. And GOW3 was totally awesome. Been a while since I played through the first two, but really had a blast with 3, maybe the most fun I’ve had with any of ’em.

  19. Diamond Tim permalink
    June 27, 2011 1:26 pm

    So that’s what you look like…It looks like a Twilight Zone episode…”it’s not fair…IT’S NOT FAIR!” or “Don’t go aboard that ship! It’s a cookbook!”, LOL…both titles would work with that photo! 😉

  20. September 22, 2011 11:34 pm

    Cool site. looking forward to more updates.

  21. David J. Fowlie permalink
    December 1, 2011 10:26 am

    Hey there – just found your site this morning (per a plug from “The Interrupters” on Facebook – currently my favortie film of 2011) and I like what I’m reading. I’m always lookin’ for other film enthusiasts to discuss movies and film. You can find my reviews at

    • December 1, 2011 11:12 am

      Thanks, man! Didn’t know I was getting so much love from The Interrupters until just now. Lovin’ it! Glad you liked the movie as much as I did and will absolutely check out your site (awesome name, btw.) Thanks for stopping by!

  22. February 11, 2012 1:29 am

    Love a good movie reviewer!! Keep up the good writing!

  23. February 11, 2012 11:09 am

    Hi Aiden, liked your blog so much, your doing good job! I’m blogger from georgia, tbilisi and I also write movie reviews, in georgian ofcourse:) good luck!

    • March 27, 2012 9:37 am

      Thanks! If I could read Georgian, I’d totally be hitting you up! But keep on keeping on regardless and thanks for stopping by!

  24. February 12, 2012 10:50 am

    Hi, I I am from China, love watching movies, as it is a universal language everyone can understand. I am also a blogger and sometimes write movie reviews. I like your posts which alllows me to improve my English as a side benefit. By the way, I have checked out a few after reading your posts and looking forward to wtaching them.

    • March 27, 2012 9:39 am

      Thanks! Flattered to be an inadvertent English teacher on the side! Hope you like the movies and thanks for stopping by!

  25. February 13, 2012 2:34 am

    Oo, ‘best show ever made…’ …Boston Legal.

    Nice work, look forward to reading more.

    • March 27, 2012 9:41 am

      Never seen a single episode of that show, but I’ve always heard good things.

      Thanks and don’t be a stranger!

  26. February 13, 2012 5:42 pm

    FFVII… IS the best game ever.

    If we weren’t both guys, I would ask you to have my babies.

  27. ragingcamel permalink
    February 14, 2012 4:55 am

    [quote] – Final Fantasy VII is the best game of all-time. [/quote]

    That made me click follow!

    Hi I’m Hanif from Jakarta, Indonesia. Happenned to land on your blog via freshly pressed, and next thing I know is that I’m reading your reviews during work hours!

    keep up the good work, mate!

    • March 27, 2012 9:42 am

      Hahaha. Glad we’re on the same page with that one.

      Thanks a bunch and don’t be a stranger!

  28. July 24, 2012 2:10 pm

    Dear Aiden, we love your blog and we’re always waiting for your next comments (we’re movie buffs…) It’s the honesty of it and the way you describe everything that does it for us (Rosie & Feralbulb). We – in some remote way – also write about movies. In truth, we write about celebrities. We’d love it if you’d visit our blog: sometime.
    Rosie & Feralbulb

    • July 25, 2012 11:30 am

      Thanks! Dig your blog and keep it up. I’ve actually never read anything but Zadie Smith and keep hearing great things about White Teeth. Are the rumors true?

  29. July 26, 2012 2:52 pm

    O Dear Aidan, 1. White teeth: no nonsense, very funny and it ought to be next on your reading list if we may. 2. As to the “rumours” – we’re more comfortable dubbing them “shared insights” or “enlightened reinforcements” – they are meant to be true: they’re born out of tarot cards and we’re serious about it. Some of it errs on the wild side because we do like a little gossip (but decent) and if Rosie lets me, I enjoy a fair amount of bitching. Besides, we can’t help our attention-seeking issues. Now, our readings’ famous recipients haven’t yet confirmed or denied any of our insights. Would you like us to do a reading for you? You’ll be our first resident writer-blogger? You may censor us before hand to your own taste and we promise to stick to your strictest instructions (just don’t tell Rosie about this). Or perhaps you’d like us to stick to Emma Stone next?


    • August 15, 2012 4:08 pm

      1. Just picked up White Teeth for 8 bucks at Barnes and Noble last week. Added to the top of my list…as soon as I finish all my required reading for this year’s adaptations (Wuthering Heights, Life of Pi (again), Anna Karenina, Cloud Atlas…you get the idea).

      2. I am flattered by the offer, truly. And nothing against you or Rosie, but having my future predicted by people who do it professionally has always kind of freaked me out. Just look at MacBeth. Things didn’t work out too good for that guy now, did they? All the same, thanks for tempting offer, but Emma Stone can absolutely take my spot.

      Sorry for the delayed response, btw. Life be crazy.

  30. August 23, 2012 3:10 pm

    Aw. Thanks Aiden for even considering me advice on books to read. I look forward to reading YOUR book one day, and I’m not predicting anything:) In the meantime, I (and even Rosie) keep looking forward to your new posts. All the best now.

    • August 27, 2012 6:54 pm

      Thanks for reminding me about White Teeth! Nearly forgot about it there, and when the day comes that I actually do write this damn book in my head, I’ll be forwarding you a copy. Keep on keeping on and thanks for reading!

  31. January 15, 2013 4:01 pm

    Nice blog Aiden! If you are interested in another fellow blogger’s reviews check out my site.

  32. March 22, 2013 10:06 am You have been nominated for an award.

  33. Veneranda Villa permalink
    March 28, 2013 11:21 pm

    Aiden! You are a real chingon!! I fell back in love with Nikita 1990,Luc Besson film, and did a quick search on reviews (not that I needed to be convinced) but came accross your blog. Amazing… how effin amazing is this internet thing. I concur everything about your personal bio, it’s been mexican approved by an official mexicana.

    Veneranda “Vinnie” Villa, San Diego,CA

    • March 29, 2013 8:19 am

      Vinnie! Have to admit that I just Googled what “chingon” meant, but holy CRAP, that’s the best compliment I’ve gotten all year! Really appreciate the kind words and I’m nothing short of elated to have Cut The Crap finally be Mexican approved. One less thing on the bucket list.

      Thanks a mil for stopping by and thanks for reading! Fans of Nikita are always welcome.

      • Veneranda Villa permalink
        March 29, 2013 11:28 pm

        Aww shucks Aiden…you’re a good hombre. In summation- Your reviews can be compared to the plot point taken from Easy Rider, ” I want to go in search of America.” No need for fancy words, just a whole-hearted gathering around the campfire.

  34. shock2provide permalink
    April 23, 2013 7:54 am

    Hey Aiden!

    Really good blog… Followed you.
    I just made a review. Could you read it and give my a feedback? That would be awesome thanks!


    • April 23, 2013 9:28 am

      Why thank you, buddy. Much appreciated and would be happy to head on over to your neck of the woods. Thanks for the comment and don’t be a stranger.

      • shock2provide permalink
        April 23, 2013 9:35 am

        Could you please write feedback? That would help me a lot. I really want to get better.

      • April 23, 2013 9:36 am

        Hahaha. I will, I promise.

      • shock2provide permalink
        April 23, 2013 9:36 am

        Thanks man 😛

      • April 23, 2013 9:37 am

        No problem. Happy to.

  35. Dylan Ray permalink
    August 7, 2013 9:03 am

    Love your blog! Haha the best game I’ve ever played is Desperate Housewives hahahahaha

    • August 7, 2013 9:09 am

      Haha. Thanks! Had to Google that to confirm that someone out there actually made a game out of that show. I seriously have no idea how they made a game out of that show.

      • Dylan Ray permalink
        August 7, 2013 9:11 am

        WHAT?! Hahaha!It’s one of the greatest show in the 2000s!!! And my favorite! Haha!!

      • August 7, 2013 9:14 am

        Haha. Can’t say that I’ve ever watched it, so I’ll have to take your word for it. Still, pretty stumped as to how you make a video game out of it.

      • Dylan Ray permalink
        August 7, 2013 9:23 am

        Haha okay!
        It’s actually like the Sims, except there’s a story line, which fits the theme of the show itself cause it’s known for it’s mysteries and scandals.

      • August 7, 2013 9:44 am

        Well there ya go, best game ever!

  36. August 20, 2013 4:28 pm

    Funny, Final Fantasy 7 is the best game I’ve ever played too! Love the franchise. And I so happen to love film! You have yourself a new follower 🙂

    • August 21, 2013 9:55 am

      Darn tootin’! Always happy to find common ground on these matters, even though it’s been a good seven years since I liked a new entry in the series. Still, there’s nothing like bonding over movies and Final Fantasy. Pleased to meet you and don’t be a stranger!

  37. Rev Up The Critic permalink
    August 26, 2013 7:11 am

    absolutely loving this blog, really is cutting the crap!

    • August 26, 2013 1:45 pm

      Haha, thanks! I aim to please and thanks for the kind words!


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