Seagalogy: A Study of the Ass-kicking Films of Steven Seagal

Seagalogy: A Study of the Ass-kicking Films of Steven Seagal

by Vern (Author)

Synopsis

Vern, the self-styled 'outlaw film critic', is known to millions for his hilarious reviews on the "Ain't It Cool News" website, and is described by "Hellboy" director Guillermo Del Toro as "equal parts Hell's Angels and Pauline Kael...a national treasure!"Now Vern unleashes his magnum opus: an in-depth study of the world's only aikido instructor turned movie star, director, writer, blues guitarist, and energy drink inventor - the ass-kicking auteur Steven Seagal. From "Above the Law" to his guest appearance on Channel 4's "Friday Night Project", his entire career is covered in Vern's inimitable style.As Vern himself puts it, "Seagalogy" is "a book that will shake the very foundations of film criticism, break their wrists and then throw them through a window."

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Format: Paperback
Pages: 416
Publisher: Titan Books ltd
Published: 23 May 2008

ISBN 10: 1845769279
ISBN 13: 9781845769277

Media Reviews
* Equal parts Hell's Angels and Pauline Kael, Vern is a National Treasure!!! Guillermo Del Toro, director of Pan's Labyrinth and Hellboy * Film criticism genuinely gets no better than this. I would be jealous if I didn't enjoy reading him so damn much 'Moriarty', Ain't It Cool News Editor We can't believe this actually exists, but the world is certainly a better place for it. New York Magazine Uproariously funny... the film book I never knew I always wanted to read. Nerve.com
Author Bio
As a frequent writer for Ain't It Cool News, Vern has gained notoriety for his unorthodox reviewing style and his expertise in the films of Badass Cinema. His review of the slasher movie CHAOS earned him a wrestling challenge from its director; his explosive essay on the PG-13 rating of LIVE FREE OR DIE HARD prompted Bruce Willis himself to walk barefoot across the broken glass of movie nerd message boards to respond. Guillermo Del Toro, the director of PAN'S LABYRINTH, called Vern a national treasure.