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Earl Dittman (born circa 1960) is the owner and film critic for Wireless Magazines, a Houston, Texas-based company that he has said includes five pop culture publications (such as Behind the Screen and Rhythm and Groove) distributed in various markets in the United States. He is also a freelance writer, primarily for entertainment-related features.
Dittman is known for his overwhelmingly positive and heavily quoted review blurbs, especially for widely panned movies. Film and media critics have alleged that Dittman's reviews are intended to get him mentioned in international advertising and press material for movies, which has given him the pejorative title of a quote whore. Critics have also noted that some of his quotes have been included in advertisements for movies that had not been pre-screened for critics. Dittman was named as one of top ten "movie quote whores" of 2005.
Excerpts of his reviews include:
- Racing Stripes - “Soon to take its place as one of this generation's most hilarious, smart and entertaining family classics.”
- Son of the Mask - “Hilarious! Wonderfully witty. A comedy for the child in all of us.”
- Guess Who - “Outrageously funny! Absolute comic perfection!”
- The Adventures of Shark Boy & Lava Girl - “Spectacular! An eye-popping, action-packed masterpiece!”
- Scooby Doo - “You'll howl with laughter!”
- RV - “RV is spectacularly hilarious.”
- Catwoman - “100% pure fun and excitement!”
- Into the Blue - “A heart-stopping, edge-of-your-seat thriller. Jessica Alba gives a knockout performance.”[dead link]
- Pulse - "The scariest movie of the year!"
- Spider-Man 3 - "The best Spider-Man yet!"
- Daddy Day Camp - "One of the funniest family comedies"
- Wilkerson, James E. (2003-09-21). "The real Earl Dittman is pleased to stand up". The Morning Call. Allentown, Pa. Retrieved 2017-07-16.
Dittman, 43, grew up in Houston ...
- Leopold, Todd (2003-08-28). "It's the feel-good article of the year!: The business of movie blurbs". CNN.com. Retrieved 2017-07-16.
- Roeper, Richard (2004). Schlock Value: Hollywood at Its Worst. New York: Hyperion. ISBN 9781401382964.
- Earl Dittman at Digital Journal
- Jim Emerson (January 12, 2006). "Movie Quote Whores of 2005". rogerebert.com. Archived from the original on September 9, 2006.
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- Movie Quote Whores by Jim Emerson, Roger Ebert's website editor
- Ask Yahoo!: Has the movie critic from "Wireless Magazines" ever disliked a movie?
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