Thoughts on Children of Men?
I was so pissed to find out today that they remade a cool little itallian film i love called "The last Kiss" and is coming out soon. Am I the only one who thinks this is because american audiences (in general) are too lazy and ethnocentric to view art from different cultures?
I think some people hate Crash because it won the academy award. If it hadn't of won the award, perhaps, more people would like it.
New Spider-Man 3 teaser trailer: http://www.apple.com/trailers/sony_pictures/spider-man_3/large.html
Am I the only one who thinks that this is a terrible way to do the "black costume" spidey?
Am I the only one getting sick of Tobey's stupid faces he makes.
Blah! I can't even watch #2 because anymore because it bothers me so much...
((Crossposted to own journal))
So I figured I could post a little question that would strike up some conversation between people in this community.
What's one movie that you really hate but it seems like everyone around you can't get enough of?
Mine would have to be "Hostle". It's one of the dumbest movies I've seen in a very long time. I wrote a "review" or a "reasons why I hate this fucking movie" post in my own journal a while back. Here's the link: http://paranoiaebw.livejournal.com/582131.html#cutid1
. It's full of spoilers though but whatever the movie sucks donkey balls.
So what's your answers?
Is X-men 3: the Last Stand even worth the discussion??Discuss.
This is kind of connected with what I was talking about earlier in the day:
Q. I must take issue with your response to Jay Leno's question about whether Hollywood is out of step with the mainstream public. Your response was, "Maybe the moviegoing public is out of step with good movies." How incredibly insulting and arrogant! Your comment illustrates an obvious belief on your part that the people involved with financing, writing, directing and acting in films -- most of whom live in the unnatural and aesthetic environments of Hollywood and other cloistered situations -- know better than I and the rest of the public what WE want and need in entertainment! Many of us are TIRED of the continual diet of political, environmental and societal issues forced upon us by today's moviemakers. The overwhelming and continual box-office success of the lighter fare vs. the others proves my point.
Donna Larson, Princeton, Minn.
A. No, I think it proves my point. These 2006 films "won" their weekends or placed second: "Hostel," "Underworld: Evolution," "Big Mamma's House 2," "When a Stranger Calls," "Madea's Family Reunion," "The Hills Have Eyes," "Ultraviolet" and "Date Movie." Only three of these, by the way, were "lighter fare," unless vivisection and evisceration make you smile. During the same weeks, these films were not embraced at the box office: "The Matador," "Cache," "The New World," "Transamerica," "The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada," "Tristram Shandy" and "Tsosti." If I prefer the films on the second list, does that make me arrogant? Moviegoers "tired of the continual diet of political, environmental and societal issues" are finding lots of films that entertain them, and those of us who prefer more challenging films have to look a little harder.
Here's some insight from Daniel R. Huron, of Texas City, Texas: "I was reading a review of 'Syriana' from Reuters but I stopped reading, not because I was offended by their opinion, but because the reviewer insisted on commenting on its box-office potential. According to the reviewer, the film was unlikely to connect with the 'under-25,' 'mainstream audience' because it is so 'dialogue heavy.' My feeling is, who cares? Shouldn't a reviewer critique the film for what it is and not for its potential to make money?"
Taken from this weeks "Movie Answer Man" on RogerEbert.com-http://rogerebert.suntimes.com/apps/pbcs.dll/section?category=ANSWERMAN
So I saw “V for Vendetta” the other day and I must say I enjoyed it. I found it’s messages mixed at times but overall it was alright. I’m a huge fan of the graphic novel and I do understand that the changes may take away from the actual movie. I guess the reason I enjoyed it though is because I thought it was going to be a big piece of shit with a ton of action scenes in it. While they did add some action I don’t think they over did it and it worked well.
The biggest problem with the movie is this: ( ((SPOILER ALERT!!))Collapse )