About The Movie Brothers

What do you get when you mix two brothers, one an award-winning television director, the other an award-winning writer? You get the Movie Brothers, Brian and Matt Volke, two rabid film fans who wanted a forum to share their movie reviews and, sometimes, opposing  tastes. Brian sees through the lens, Matt through the page.

Films will be reviewed on a scale of 1-10. A film worthy of a 10 takes takes something like Stanley Kubrick’s “Paths of Glory” or Martin Scorsese’s “The Departed.” A film with a 1 is like “Mannequin 2: On the Move” or “Batman and Robin.”

We will also post Top 5 lists like, “Top 5 scariest movies” or “Top 5 movies we can’t wait to see this summer,” and have humor and commentary pieces, like “Enough with the TV Remakes” and “The Smurfs teaser trailer: What the smurf?!

The Movie Brothers also have some regular contributors, like Victor De Leon. Victor brings with him a wealth of experience. He studied film at Tisch School of the Arts at New York University and has written several screenplays. Each of Victor’s reviews will be of a classic film, and we’re excited to have his insight and experience added to our content. Kyle Baker is a regular contributor for reviews and commentary for both the podcast and website. He’s an avid movie lover and studied television and digital film design and production at the State University of New York at Fredonia.

You can also follow us on Twitter!

The Movie Brothers are also proud to partner with LAMB — the Large Association of Movie Blogs. Check it out here.

Large Association of Movie Blogs

Your comments are always welcome, and we hope you enjoy.

45 responses to “About The Movie Brothers

  1. Your homeboy from F-15, AESOB 17th Floor

    I have the entire Kubrick catalog in some weird Japanese boxed set. Paths of Glory is wonderful—because it’s such a humanistic portrayal of war. It’s DECADES ahead of its time. I love Clockwork and 2001, but that’s like saying I love getting blown. Parting shot…Barry Lyndon and EWS are both extremely underrated. EWS could have been a masterpiece had they not raped (or un-raped, as the case may be) the final cut.

    • I’m not such a fan of Barry Lyndon. It’s the one movie where I thought Kubrick was too into himself. He forgot about the audience.

    • Now that is a comment to be had and shared by all. “I love Clockwork.., but that’s like saying I love getting blown.” lol. I have to agree with Your Homeboy regarding Paths of Glory, Clock and 2001 – but Barry Lyndon I have issues with, as with EWS, but the latter gets some consideration with it being Mr. Kubrick’s farewell. Cheers-

      • My homeboy has some colorful, but affective descriptions. I really liked Eyes Wide Shut. Give it another viewing with some fresh eyes. You may change your mind.

        I still stand by Barry Lyndon. I didn’t care for it.

  2. Nice blog man! The ratings came with the theme iNove that im using.

  3. I like this site a lot. Good job! Thanks for commenting on my blog ipeoplewatch.wordpress.com, so that I could check out yours. I might have to get some of my news from you 😉

  4. “ Mannequin 2: On the Move”

    Oh man… just seeing that title made me chuckle. What a horrible movie!

    Good site! Keep up the great work!

  5. Mannequin 2 only gets a rating of 1? Doesn’t a character named ‘Hollywood’ played by Arsenio get it up to a 2? J/K… 🙂

  6. Hey guys, thank you for stopping by my blog and leaving a comment. Great site! Let me know if I can do a “guest” review sometime! Thanks!


  7. Nice blog! Even if you somehow gave Mystery Team 2 more points than Don McKay, I’ll defend your right to say so 🙂
    Will definitely keep on reading.

    • Hey Colin,

      I dig your blog, too. Nice work! We’ll add you to our blog roll.

      And for the record, when it was all said and done, I liked “Mystery Team” better. Had more fun watching it.

  8. Just stumbled across your blog and I really like it 🙂 It’s a great idea having the two of you write side by side and it’s interesting to see how your reviews differ. Movies are objective though and that’s the great thing about them, they always provoke a different reaction in everybody!

  9. The Movie Brothers are awesome. Love the blog!

  10. This is a really cool site! I’m realy liking your guy’s style.

  11. Just to let you know I have added the blog to my Blogroll, which you can check out here http://myfilmviews.wordpress.com/blogroll

  12. My sister and I actually have a similar site located here: http://firestonesonfilm.blogspot.com/

    We do not have resumes such as yours, but we do love movies, and we update every Monday and Friday (sometimes more frequently). Feel free to check it out :o)

  13. Great blog guys. How much weight do you put on documentaries?


  14. Great site guys. But is there any way to give BATMAN AND ROBIN less than a 1 for raping my childhood?

  15. Dr. Kronner,

    Batman and Robin is probably in my 10 worst films ever list. Sure, let’s give it a zero, particularly for scarring your childhood.

  16. Great site guys. If you get a chance have a look at mine thefriedgold.wordpress.com
    Can also be found at @thefriedgold

  17. Hey I’m going to be adding your cool site to my blogroll, please check mine out and if you like, then kindly do the same.
    Thanks Ax

  18. Great blog you guys have going over here! My site is more film music/soundtrack based. But I would love to link with you to your reviews. Feel free to check out my site http://elisamarielopez.com/
    Keep up the good work!

  19. great site! some really good tips! 🙂 Loved your post “The 10 worst movies we´ve ever seen 1”. Please check out our blog: http://azgroup.wordpress.com hope you like it as much as we love yours! 🙂

  20. This is a great blog. I especially like your reviews of awful movies, like “Legend.” I was wondering if you guys wrote a review about the 2001 comedy, “Big Trouble.” That film is absolutely bad in every way, shape and form.

  21. Yeah, it is. This film is especially irreverent because it was released about a week after 9/11 (The stupid plot involved terrorists putting a bomb on a plane.). In fact, “Big Trouble” stopped playing in theaters for that reason.

  22. Hey!

    Nick from http://www.cinekatz.com here. Doing some scout work for the LAMB. We’re wanting to make an email newsletter for community features as well as a list we’re making similar to Sight & Sound’s best movies of all time list. Just need an email! Email me at npowe131 at gmail.com

  23. Hey! What an incredible blog!! This has really been an inspiration for me and I would love it if you could skim over my movie review blog and offer me any advice you can. Really eager to improve 🙂

    Thanks a lot,

    • Hi Arena,

      Thanks for your kind words. I think your blog is off to a great start! Just keep writing, posting, tagging, and you’ll gain an audience. Social media helps, too. Connect to a twitter and facebook account. We are both movie lovers, but we wanted a very accessible site, so we keep our reviews tight and to the point — which helps believe me! I think the length of your copy is just right. I wouldn’t go any longer. Also, play around with a couple different layout templates. You can test them out without having to switch permanently. Another thing, I’d buy a URL. It’s like $25 a year through Word Press.

      Keep up the good work, and thanks for reading! We hope you come back!

  24. Hi! I’m a wanna be film maker, just starting out (so like in high school), and I have several questions because I’m not sure you have covered this.
    What are the components of a good movie? This question is what gets me baffled, because I’ve seen some hits that really shouldn’t be hits.
    What are some good exercises for someone who is not ready to commit to film making just yet? Like how do I get into movie making without getting all of the equipment and classes and all of that?
    Does a script have to look professional or can I just use Microsoft Word?
    Anyway, please respond, because I’ve been hunting for answers and I’d really like a professional’s opinion.

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