A look at self-made movie critics on the web

By Lisa Levy
Updated December 01, 2000 at 05:00 AM EST

”Everybody and their mother is a film critic on the Web,” says Self-Made Critic, a.k.a. David Neilsen. He should talk: Neilsen is one of the scads of critics to set up shop online. As ET’s Leonard Maltin says, ”Anyone who plunks down money (for a movie) is entitled to an opinion, but is it an opinion that anyone else cares about?” Well, we care.

THE SELF-MADE CRITIC (brunching.com/selfmade)
The SMC is a chatty character played by Neilsen. ”I’m interested in making you laugh,” Neilsen says. He’s usually successful. A

DAN AND DAN (dananddan.com)
Two guys see a movie, review it, then have a conversation, like Jerry Seinfeld and George Costanza. Sometimes funny, sometimes tedious. B

MOVIEJUICE! (moviejuice.com)
Billing itself as ”Hollywood’s Worst Nightmare,” this is mainly edgier-than-thou Mark Ramsey. It’s the place to read a thorough trashing of the latest blockbusters. B-