Reviews written by dominiccobb

The Internet Fanedit Database (IFDB) is a database of fanedits vetted by the Fanedit.org Academy. IFDB is intended to provide information about what edits have been made, and allow fans of fanediting a means to review edits that they have seen. Neither IFDB nor its parent site, Fanedit.org, host links or files for fanedits.

IFDB_logo_02 Older edits which pre-date Academy approval may not meet the same quality expectations as newer fanedits, but are grandfathered in as they are part of the fanediting history, and in addition to their own entertainment value, help provide context for the evolution of fanediting as an art and educational exercise.


Below are the types of fanedits we index on IFDb. Click on a category for a description of the edit type:

FanFix

With a FanFix, the editor is typically attempting clean-up or otherwise modify the original so as to make it a more enjoyable viewing experience. Quite often this entails adding and/or removing portions of the movie, reordering scenes and in general, addressing aspects of story and/or character that detract from the movie. In general terms, a FanFix tends to be an effort to polish the movie, often removing contrivances added by studios or filmmakers which interfere with the story. The goal here is not to invent a new movie or narrative, but to clean-up the existing one and hopefully make the movie more enjoyable. Examples of FanFixes are havok1977's Codename: Wolverine, gekko's Mission Impossible 2: Disavowed and The Phantom Editor's Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Edit.

FanMix

Where a FanFix attempts to clean-up a story, a FanMix fanedit instead modifies the story so drastically as to make it a new and unique movie experience. In these "new takes" entire sub-plots and characters can be removed, character motivations changed and new endings created. Famous instances of such new takes include Remixed by Jorge’s The Dark Knight, Jack Marshall’s Star Trek Phase II, and CBB’s Titanic – The Jack Edit.

Extended Edition

Extended Editions (EE) attempt to create the fullest version of a movie as possible using deleted scenes from commercial DVD’s. Similar to the concept of a Director’s cut, EEs look to present all possible material available as an integrated movie-going experience. If a studio releases an official version that incorporates the same material in similar fashion, it is our site policy to remove the fanedit from the site as it can be legally purchased from a retailer. Extended Editions can be include deleted scenes only available in TV versions, such is the case with EEs like Ridgeshark's Army of Darkness: Primitive Screwhead Edition or Tranzor's The Warriors: TV Composite.

Documentary/Review

This particular form of fanedit creates a movie that does exactly as the name implies, documents a particular topic (quite typically a movie) or provides a review of a movie. Both incorporate movie footage and voice-over work that speaks to the events happening on-screen. The intent of these particular edits is not to create a fictional story, but rather inform, illuminate, or otherwise make comment on or about a particular movie, or set of movies.

Shorts

This category takes a movie (or TV show) and turns it into a significantly shorter piece of work, either as a stand-alone short movie, or broken/restructured into a series of edits in either the fashion of episodic television, or old-fashioned movie serials. These edits may modify visual style, or restructure the flow of events, but it is a broad category which allows for a wide-range of freedom and reinterpretation.

Special Projects

Some fan-based projects do not seek to create new, untold or heavily modified versions of a film or show. Special Projects are fanedits in which faneditors infuse personal creative choices to modify the viewing experience, yet are not significantly different from the original. The main purpose of a Special Project is to make minor changes to a movie that don't affect the story or plot too much but change the atmosphere of the movie or create a unique viewing experience.

Preservation

These aren't fanedits per se, but a collection of works not available commercially. These may include behind-the-scenes specials, interviews, outtakes, music videos, guest spots, and more for a particular film. Preservation projects are a means of collecting and preserving as much promotional material as possible for a film that may otherwise be lost.
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dominiccobb   October 28, 2016
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9.1
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9.0
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9.0
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Count me firmly in the "liked it" camp. In fact, when I first saw Into Darkness, I thought it might even be better than its predecessor (and this is coming...

dominiccobb   October 27, 2016
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9.1
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10.0
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10.0
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10.0
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8.0
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9.0

If any Bond film is asking for a fan edit, it's this one (and I myself have been asking for an edit of it for quite some time). Not a...

dominiccobb   October 27, 2016
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9.3
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10.0
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10.0
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10.0
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9.0
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9.0

Somehow putting down a proper review for this slipped my mind when I viewed it many months ago. Apologies. This edit deserves all the praise it can get. I was...

dominiccobb   October 27, 2016
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8.9
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10.0
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10.0
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8.0
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8.0
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9.0

Going back over old reviews I noticed that someway, somehow I never gave this a review? Oops. I can't explain it, but apologies. Maybe I did one and it got...

dominiccobb   September 09, 2016
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8.7
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10.0
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10.0
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8.0
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7.0
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9.0

Though I've been following this project (and other TFA edits) with interest, I'm one of the few under the impression that the film doesn't really need an edit. Maybe there's...

dominiccobb   November 02, 2015
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9.3
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10.0
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10.0
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10.0
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9.0
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9.0

A flawless edit front to back. OHMSS is a top five Bond film for me so I wouldn't have thought that an edit would be necessary, and yet this was...

dominiccobb   April 18, 2015
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8.7
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10.0
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9.0
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9.0
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7.0
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9.0

This is a quite enjoyable and commendable edit. It doesn't quite work very well as a film - the structure's all off - but I suppose that's to be expected....

TV-to-Movie
dominiccobb   October 29, 2014
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9.2
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10.0
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10.0
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9.0
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9.0
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9.0

A rather brilliant condensing of Lost season 1 into a single three hour film. It's all there, all the characters, the plots, the emotional beats. Besides a few strange moments...

Shorts
dominiccobb   October 29, 2014
(Updated: October 29, 2014)
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8.7
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8.0
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9.0
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9.0
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8.0
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9.0

A funny little short. The use of various sources is clever, but sometimes leads to confusion (though I will admit to being very surprised/impressed at the spread of Reno 911...

dominiccobb   October 29, 2014
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8.7
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10.0
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10.0
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9.0
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9.0
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8.0

This is a very well done sharpening of the already short La Jetee. There are only a couple noticeable edits, other than that it’s all good. I’m slightly disappointed that...

dominiccobb   October 29, 2014
(Updated: October 29, 2014)
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9.2
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10.0
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10.0
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9.0
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9.0
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Hahahaha this was great. Loved the serial style. Ending was perfect. I almost feel like the beginning went on too long, and really the whole thing could have been shorter,...

Shorts
dominiccobb   October 29, 2014
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9.1
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10.0
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10.0
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10.0
Narrative 
 
8.0
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9.0

What the, who the, how the, where the… when the? This short only gives you a vague idea of what’s going on, but that doesn’t matter as much as you...

Shorts
dominiccobb   October 29, 2014
Overall rating 
 
9.6
Audio/Video Quality 
 
8.0
Visual Editing 
 
10.0
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10.0
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9.0
Enjoyment 
 
10.0

Wow, what the hell was that. In a strange paradox I bet it’s near impossible to understand this short if you haven’t seen Back to the Future, while if you...

Shorts
dominiccobb   October 29, 2014
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8.8
Audio/Video Quality 
 
10.0
Visual Editing 
 
10.0
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10.0
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9.0
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8.0

A nice little short. Very well made, seamless cuts all around. I feel like this is a story that really requires more meat and, um, time. It works, but the...

dominiccobb   October 29, 2014
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8.2
Audio/Video Quality 
 
10.0
Visual Editing 
 
7.0
Audio Editing 
 
7.0
Narrative 
 
9.0
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8.0

A fun short. The essence of the story and the characters are here, and that’s great. The editor did a good job condensing the film, though I wish some scenes...

dominiccobb   October 29, 2014
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8.1
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10.0
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10.0
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10.0
Narrative 
 
8.0
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7.0

This short didn’t do much for me. I suppose I’ve never been a big fan of Field of Dreams, I’m not super into baseball or Kevin Costner. This was a...

Shorts
dominiccobb   October 29, 2014
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9.1
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10.0
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9.0
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9.0
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9.0
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9.0

This was an enjoyable short, very funny. Editing is practically invisible except for a couple cuts and the sepia tint and old time credits (which I’m not certain were necessary,...

FanMix
dominiccobb   July 28, 2014
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9.0
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9.0
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10.0
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10.0
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8.0
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9.0

Peter Jackson's King Kong is a favorite of mine. I actually *gasp* prefer it to the original 1933 film. The biggest criticism of the film is that it is too...

dominiccobb   July 28, 2014
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8.9
Audio/Video Quality 
 
10.0
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10.0
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10.0
Narrative 
 
7.0
Enjoyment 
 
9.0

I could have sworn I wrote a review for this years ago. Maybe it got lost in the switch to IFDb. Maybe I never posted it. It's entirely possible that...

dominiccobb   July 28, 2014
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8.8
Audio/Video Quality 
 
10.0
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10.0
Audio Editing 
 
10.0
Narrative 
 
9.0
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8.0

I watched this awhile ago and forgot to write a review. So I watched it again. And here's the review: Very, very well done! Rogue set out...

dominiccobb   June 15, 2014
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8.5
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10.0
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10.0
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9.0
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8.0
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8.0

The Hobbit trilogy seems to be films asking to be fan edited. Initially planned as two movies, the first half was almost ready to go when Peter Jackson decided to...

dominiccobb   April 22, 2014
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8.3
Audio/Video Quality 
 
10.0
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10.0
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9.0
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7.0
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8.0

This was a pretty cool edit, though it was ultimately underwhelming. Similar thoughts could be said about Captain America: The First Avenger, I suppose. I had hoped that this edit...

dominiccobb   March 18, 2014
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9.0
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10.0
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10.0
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9.0
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8.0
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9.0

Terminator Salvation is a really cool movie. And I'm inclined to say it's good. I think it's a little underrated - there was a lot of good set up in...

dominiccobb   March 17, 2014
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9.7
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10.0
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10.0
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9.0
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9.0
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10.0

This is a very good edit of a fairly good movie. That's how I'd sum up my thoughts. Revenge of the Sith is easily the best Star Wars prequel, but...

dominiccobb   March 16, 2014
(Updated: March 16, 2014)
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9.2
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10.0
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10.0
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9.0
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9.0
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9.0

Ah, Episode II. What a strange creature this film is. Surely it's the worst Star Wars film, but if that's so, how is it that this edit makes for such...

dominiccobb   February 06, 2014
(Updated: February 09, 2014)
Overall rating 
 
8.7
Audio/Video Quality 
 
9.0
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10.0
Audio Editing 
 
10.0
Narrative 
 
9.0
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8.0

This isn't the first edit of The Phantom Menace I've seen, and it probably won't be the last. Unfortunately there's only so much you can do with the film, and...

dominiccobb   February 06, 2014
(Updated: February 06, 2014)
Overall rating 
 
9.5
Audio/Video Quality 
 
9.0
Visual Editing 
 
9.0
Audio Editing 
 
9.0
Narrative 
 
9.0
Enjoyment 
 
10.0

A Day in the Life by Neglify (9.1/10) Very well put together edit about my favorite John C. Reilly character. A solid short. ...

Shorts
dominiccobb   February 06, 2014
Overall rating 
 
8.9
Audio/Video Quality 
 
10.0
Visual Editing 
 
9.0
Audio Editing 
 
9.0
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8.0
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9.0

Very fun edit (nice considering my main issue with Robocop 2 is general lack of fun). Loved the intro especially and all of the cameos. The announcer maybe could have...

dominiccobb   February 06, 2014
(Updated: February 06, 2014)
Overall rating 
 
8.2
Audio/Video Quality 
 
10.0
Visual Editing 
 
10.0
Audio Editing 
 
10.0
Narrative 
 
6.0
Enjoyment 
 
8.0

Cool edit. Good fun. Editing is good, nice job condensing the stories. Problem lies with the narrative, or lack of it. I get that it's supposed to be extra short...

dominiccobb   February 06, 2014
(Updated: February 06, 2014)
Overall rating 
 
7.6
Audio/Video Quality 
 
8.0
Visual Editing 
 
6.0
Audio Editing 
 
6.0
Narrative 
 
8.0
Enjoyment 
 
8.0

This is a tough one. I enjoyed it, but it wasn't easy to watch. I don't really blame the editor for this. He took up a thankless task, trying to...

Shorts
dominiccobb   February 06, 2014
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8.9
Audio/Video Quality 
 
9.0
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10.0
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10.0
Narrative 
 
10.0
Enjoyment 
 
8.0

Quite funny short. A nice change of pace from the other shorts. Story is fluid, good editing job, for sure. Very amusing.

dominiccobb   February 06, 2014
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9.1
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10.0
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10.0
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10.0
Narrative 
 
8.0
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9.0

Very nice edit, highly enjoyable. Not much to say. Editing was pretty great. Narrative wasn't as great, though can't really blame the editor. Just a lot of things happening in...

Shorts
dominiccobb   February 06, 2014
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9.0
Audio/Video Quality 
 
10.0
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9.0
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10.0
Narrative 
 
8.0
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9.0

Great short. I love me some Lethal Weapon so I thought this pretty cool. Though it's not exactly as fun as your typical Riggs adventure, that's not a fault because...

dominiccobb   February 06, 2014
(Updated: February 06, 2014)
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8.6
Audio/Video Quality 
 
10.0
Visual Editing 
 
10.0
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10.0
Narrative 
 
8.0
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8.0

Well, very interesting short. Pi's a pretty crazy movie as is, so chopping it up and playing with the narrative, as the editor has done, makes it even crazier. It's...

dominiccobb   February 06, 2014
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9.1
Audio/Video Quality 
 
10.0
Visual Editing 
 
10.0
Audio Editing 
 
10.0
Narrative 
 
8.0
Enjoyment 
 
9.0

Very well put together edit about my favorite John C. Reilly character. A solid short. The end is troubling on a couple of different levels....

dominiccobb   December 13, 2013
(Updated: December 16, 2013)
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9.7
Audio/Video Quality 
 
10.0
Visual Editing 
 
9.0
Audio Editing 
 
8.0
Narrative 
 
10.0
Enjoyment 
 
10.0

Great stuff. There's not much to say, so my review will be brief. I love LOTR, so I was there opening night for AUJ. I knew...

dominiccobb   August 16, 2013
(Updated: November 19, 2013)
Overall rating 
 
9.8
Audio/Video Quality 
 
10.0
Visual Editing 
 
10.0
Audio Editing 
 
10.0
Narrative 
 
9.0
Enjoyment 
 
10.0

Whoa. I just watched this edit and I felt I must immediately write a review. This might turn into a rant or a stream of consciousness, that happens when I'm...

FanMix
dominiccobb   May 08, 2013
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9.5
Audio/Video Quality 
 
10.0
Visual Editing 
 
10.0
Audio Editing 
 
9.0
Narrative 
 
8.0
Enjoyment 
 
10.0

I said God Damn! I was fairly certain going into this that it would be the most bad ass fan edit of all time, and let me...

dominiccobb   February 22, 2013
Overall rating 
 
9.0
Audio/Video Quality 
 
9.0
Visual Editing 
 
9.0
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9.0
Narrative 
 
9.0
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9.0

First, thanks Severian. I'm glad I have this version of Prometheus to watch now. I'm one of those people who really liked the theatrical Prometheus. But I...

dominiccobb   February 02, 2013
(Updated: July 22, 2014)
Overall rating 
 
9.4
Audio/Video Quality 
 
10.0
Visual Editing 
 
8.0
Audio Editing 
 
10.0
Narrative 
 
8.0
Enjoyment 
 
10.0

Pretty freaking swell edit. First of all, I would like to apologize to Neglify, as it has taken me a very long time to finally watch this....

dominiccobb   February 01, 2013
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8.4
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8.0
Visual Editing 
 
8.0
Audio Editing 
 
7.0
Narrative 
 
8.0
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9.0

Ever wanted to cry during Episode I and still be able to look at yourself in the mirror? Well the Ridiculous Menace gives you that chance. There's...

dominiccobb   November 25, 2012
Overall rating 
 
9.7
Visual Editing 
 
9.0
Audio Editing 
 
10.0
Narrative 
 
9.0
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10.0

Great, great edit. First of all, I would like to say that this edit is quite brilliant. No more so is this obvious than in the...

dominiccobb   September 16, 2012
Overall rating 
 
8.8
Audio/Video Quality 
 
10.0
Visual Editing 
 
7.0
Audio Editing 
 
8.0
Narrative 
 
9.0
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9.0

Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull. A lot of people don't like it. I do. That being said there are a few things about...

dominiccobb   September 10, 2012
(Updated: September 15, 2012)
Overall rating 
 
8.2
Audio/Video Quality 
 
9.0
Visual Editing 
 
7.0
Audio Editing 
 
7.0
Narrative 
 
7.0
Enjoyment 
 
9.0

Review by DominicCobb — November 29, 2011 @ 2:54 am STAR WARS EPISODE III: SPECIAL EDITION by STANKPAC Overall an enjoyable edit. The pace...

dominiccobb   August 26, 2012
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9.5
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9.0
Visual Editing 
 
9.0
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9.0
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9.0
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10.0

Review Date: August 23, 2011 THE WAR OF THE STARS by THE MAN BEHIND THE MASK It seems there’s not much to say about...

dominiccobb   May 07, 2012
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9.8
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10.0
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10.0
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10.0
Narrative 
 
9.0
Enjoyment 
 
10.0

Wow. I have always had a soft spot for the prequel trilogy (don’t kill me!) and especially for Revenge of the Sith. But that didn’t...

dominiccobb   April 26, 2012
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10.0
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10.0
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10.0
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10.0

Excellence. TMBTM has achieved something truly special here. Every second of this edit is endlessly interesting and wholly original. Never before have I seen anything...

dominiccobb   November 11, 2011
(Updated: March 16, 2014)
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9.0
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10.0
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9.0
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10.0
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8.0
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9.0

STAR WARS EPISODE II: THE REPUBLIC DIVIDED Incredible. Simply incredible. L8wrtr has managed to turn a bad film into a really good one. Attack...

dominiccobb   November 11, 2011
(Updated: November 19, 2013)
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8.7
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9.0
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9.0
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8.0
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8.0
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9.0

STAR WARS EPISODE I: SHADOW OF THE SITH by L8WRTR The Phantom Menace. What is there to say about the original 1999 prequel? Well, I would like...

dominiccobb   August 15, 2011
Overall rating 
 
10.0
Enjoyment 
 
10.0

STAR WARS: REVISITED by ADYWAN Wow, just wow. This is the first time I’ve ever watched a fan edit, and it’s simply amazing. The color, the lightsabers,...

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