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Overview (2)

Date of Birth 20 December 1981Springfield, Illinois, USA
Height 5' 7" (1.7 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Brad Jones was born on December 20, 1981 in Springfield, Illinois, USA. He is an editor and producer, known for Midnight Screenings (2011), DVD-R Hell (2011) and Brad & Jerrid (2009). He was previously married to Jillian Zurawski.

Spouse (1)

Jillian Zurawski (17 April 2010 - 24 May 2012) (separated)

Trade Mark (8)

Wears a black shirt under a black blazer and thick glasses.
Dead-pan delivery.
Goatee
Deep, smooth voice.
Catchphrase: "If I want [X], I'll stick with [Y], thank you very much".
A reference to Caligula (1979).
A shot where two people discuss a certain character, then the camera pans to that character, who was listening the whole time.

Trivia (14)

He originally did episodes of The Cinema Snob (2007) on YouTube before one of his episodes, a review of The Nail Gun Massacre (1985), was removed for copyright by the filmmakers. He has since said that if not for this debacle, he would not be as successful on Blip as he is now.
Founder of TheCinemaSnob.com.
Owns several pieces of memorabilia from Caligula (1979), including the double vinyl soundtrack and the special Caligula edition of Penthouse magazine from 1980.
Based the character of The Cinema Snob on Roger Ebert's review of Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter (1984).
Is a huge fan of Pierre Kirby.
His favorite TV show is Mystery Science Theater 3000 (1988). His favorite episode is their riff of Los nuevos extraterrestres (1983).
His favorite drink is Crystal Pepsi. Ever since it was featured on his Brad Tries... (2010) video series on his web site, and due to high viewer feedback, Jones has been leading a crusade to try and get Pepsi to bring back the discontinued beverage.
Stated that Midnight Heat (2007) is his favorite film that he has made.
His favorite films are Caligula (1979), A Clockwork Orange (1971), Dawn of the Dead (1978), The Toxic Avenger (1984), The Hollywood Knights (1980), Saturday Night Fever (1977), and Vice Squad (1982).
Favorite actor is Nicolas Cage.
Out of all the movies he's reviewed as The Cinema Snob thus far, Brad Jones has confirmed that Nukie (1988) is the worst film he has ever seen.
Has two cats named Lloyd and Chloe.
Resides in Springfield, Illinois working on various video productions such as The Cinema Snob, Brad Tries, The Big Box, etc., for his web site. [January 2011]

Personal Quotes (5)

[on Cars 2 (2011)] When you got a movie where Larry the Cable Guy has the most screen time in a movie with voices of Bruce Campbell and Franco Nero ... then, you've got some problems.
I never took any film appreciation classes; they just never interested me. They're all about "let's try to find the symbolism in Godzilla stomping on Bambi." Honestly, I just wanna watch the damn movie, and I can do that at home for free. Not everything is deeply symbolic.
[on the exploitation genre] It doesn't have to be a good story, just entertaining. The appeal is, you really can do just about anything with it. You can take qualities of other genres and put them into these movies: Horror with comedy, horror with romance, horror with action. The appeal is to just to see how far you can go. It's really about how much balls the person behind the camera has.
[on YouTube's copyright policy] YouTube is not about its members, it never has been about its members. YouTube is all about them covering their own asses, and that's what they do best. They will ruin hours of work put into videos by removing the sound from them, and they will shut off entire accounts at the drop of a hat if they feel they will catch any heat from anything under the sun. They're a site that somewhere in their earliest days they lost their passion and just became another totalitarian website. The fact that they're still the #1 website is beyond me. That would make as much sense as Napster still being a #1 sharing site.
How is it that studios are so willing to back the "R" rated raunchy comedy, yet become completely neutered when it comes to slasher films? The PG-13 slasher film is the same thing as releasing a porn without sex, or a comedy without the funny parts. It makes no sense and people should not support that.

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