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With an English degree that was collecting dust and a whole lot of time on my hands, Cut The Crap Movie Reviews was born in May of 2009. The idea: justify my existence as The Movie Guy at trivia night by writing about movies the way I’d talk about them with friends. Years later, it’s blossomed into a black hole of a commitment, but that’s okay, it’s still a good time.

With that said, thanks to everyone who keeps reading this stuff and enabling my unhealthy obsession. Y’all know how to make a nerd blush.

– Aiden R.

43 Comments leave one →
  1. January 19, 2010 1:54 am

    hey, man. love your site, your reviews and the movies you pick to write about. um, that’s it, but props are always good, especially when there is little good film commentary. cheers.

  2. May 3, 2010 10:35 am

    I like your style Aiden, to the point, no messin around. The site looks good, especially like the banner image.

    • May 3, 2010 11:19 am

      Thanks, man. Right back atcha. The banner’s by my friend Ben Bishop, super-talented artist/graphic novelist from Maine. You can check out more of his stuff at if you’re interested.

  3. May 9, 2010 10:38 pm

    wow, amazing site. someone SHOULD pay you to do reviews! drlloyd

  4. June 21, 2010 4:30 am

    Wow. Interesting project. 🙂

  5. October 3, 2010 3:58 pm

    Hey, just thought I’d post a here letting you know how refreshing it is to have a reviewer out there who does things this way. You pick great movies, and the reviews are great reads. Thanks for doing something to keep good film alive!

    • October 4, 2010 10:19 am

      Thanks, man. Really appreciate that. Will keep on keepin’ on and thanks for visiting!

  6. December 7, 2010 4:02 am

    Yo dude, just put up a fresh post about James Bond January, hope you’re still in.

    Also, feel free to spread the love as this is gaining centipedic legs all the time :-p


    • December 7, 2010 2:49 pm

      Still in, man. Thanks for reminder and will spread the word.

  7. February 15, 2011 1:22 pm

    very nice reviews! reading on and on. and also love the design of your page.

    • February 17, 2011 2:58 pm

      Thanks and thanks! Much appreciated. The simpler the better I always say.

      ALWAYS say that.

  8. bleaver03 permalink
    February 24, 2011 1:03 am

    very nice work on the reviews! I enjoy reading your work

    • February 24, 2011 4:34 pm

      Thank you much, really appreciate it and glad you dig it! Don’t be a stranger!

  9. June 14, 2011 1:57 pm

    Love your site! Very nice. haha I think most of us get into blogging without realizing it’s a black hole of commitment. O.o Oh well, it’s still fun.


    • June 14, 2011 2:08 pm

      Hahaha. Yeah, that was a big surprise all right, but at least it’s fun, right? Thanks for the kinds words and thanks for stopping by!

  10. July 6, 2011 2:57 pm

    Love your blog! I really like your style!! Great job and looks like you are enjoying every bit of it. 🙂

    ~ AVA

    • July 10, 2011 8:30 pm

      Haha. Thanks! Yeah, it’s been quite the ride alright and definitely helps to have some kind of excuse for all these movies I watch. Thanks for the kind words and thanks for stopping by!

  11. February 11, 2012 4:14 am

    Awesome. Just AWESOME.

  12. February 11, 2012 8:58 pm

    Thanks for helping me navigate new movies:) Interested in Midnight in Paris. BTW, I have an English degree as well, but from China where English majors can work in any industry or…find nothing to do…Have a great weekend:)!

    • March 27, 2012 9:38 am

      Hahaha. That’s exactly what it’s like for English majors over there, too. I know the struggle well. Thanks for stopping by and hope you love Midnight in Paris!

  13. February 12, 2012 6:51 am

    I like what I’ve seen of your blog so far. I don’t really write much about movies myself, but I did do a post in which I tried to watch Catwoman and remain sober — here, .

    Subscribed. Hope to get into movies a bit more thru your posts.

    • March 27, 2012 9:40 am

      Oh, man. That’s no easy feat. Never seen it in full myself, but it’s been playing on Cinemax like crazy lately and the ten minutes or so that I’ve seen is more than enough to appreciate the challenge. One day I will follow suit.

      Thanks for stopping by and happy to help!

  14. February 13, 2012 8:39 am

    after reading that, i get the feeling that i will be your fan. damn. and hi 🙂

    • March 27, 2012 9:41 am

      Haha. Thanks and hi!

      • March 29, 2012 12:58 am

        it’s really cool that you have found something to do with your degree. i’m an english major, too.

  15. April 4, 2012 10:34 pm

    Love your reviews and the movies you choose. Nice job!

  16. May 27, 2012 6:01 am

    aiden, have you seen The Raid before ? it’s a martial arts movie form Gareth Evans, but all of the cast are from Indonesia, i heard it was famous enough in US, you’ll love it 😀

    • May 29, 2012 10:03 am

      I haven’t, I somehow missed it, but I know all about it and I’m dying to see it. Looks like I’ll have to wait ’til video, but I’m betting you’re right, sounds like a winner. Will let you know when I finally get around to it!

  17. March 29, 2013 10:45 am Nominated you for an award

  18. June 10, 2013 1:57 pm

    Hey dude, you have some really rad content! I just wanted to drop a line to let you know that I love reading your posts, and I will be sticking around for more. Take it easy!

    • June 10, 2013 2:11 pm

      Well hey now, thank you very much! Much appreciate the kind words, not enough people use “rad” in conversation any more, so I’ll keep fighting the good fight if you will. Anyhow, thanks for stopping by and look forward to seeing you around! Keep it real!

  19. August 10, 2013 10:34 am

    I’ve got to say you’ve a really great blog, can’t wait to read more of your posts.

    • August 12, 2013 8:50 pm

      Thanks, man! Much appreciated. Keep up the great work on your end as well!

  20. October 18, 2013 7:18 pm

    I like your site. Hey I have a suggestion, if you needed one… Have you seen Living in Oblivion? I remember laughing like an idiot while watching this movie, but it’s been a while… A little taste:


    • October 28, 2013 3:06 pm

      Never seen it/heard of it, but looks like a good’n. Will give it a go and thanks for the heads up! Thanks for stopping by and keep on keeping on!

      • October 28, 2013 3:25 pm

        Well alrighty, I’ll just go do that then! And I look forward to your review.

  21. July 22, 2014 4:00 am

    Dude, the fact that you have TWO Tarantino characters in your banner-thingie signifies that you are, in fact, awesome.

  22. July 22, 2014 4:01 am

    Also… if you like music reviews ‘n’ such… would be delighted to have you read my blog sometime!

    I don’t have time for crap, either.

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