Sunday, February 07, 2010

The Things...

After the next Academy Awards in March, we'll start seeing movies in contention for next year. I have not seen "Avatar" just yet, but I'd like to, because I'd be showing support for some quality filmmaking, as well as watching a good story. I saw "The Hurt Locker" and was definitely taken with it. Tough story, well done.

There are a few things I'd like to see changed in the movies going forward. Some tired, old items I could really do without, in theaters and TV.

Let's retire these things and see if we can keep the creativity flowing:

  • Do we really need to have closeups of people drooling in their sleep?
  • Stop with the ridiculous shots of guys in Speedos. It's been done to death
  • Bodily-function humor. That stopped being funny in about the 3rd grade. Enough already
  • Vomit. We get the point without sharing the whole experience
I'd like to see some scary movies that are actually scary, not just a compilation of cool special effects. Thrillers like "Silence of the Lambs" were such a great experience. Think about what goes into the story, not just how you can hang the ending in order to set up 300 sequels.

I know that my particular demographic isn't the most attractive to Hollywood, but there are some attempts in Hollywood to make a film like "Shutter Island" worthwhile for adults. I hope they can get a trend going: Well thought-out, written stories that are great from beginning to end. These kinds of films make for some great viewing.

I love movies, and have always considered them among my favorite pastime. I once was an avid collector of pop music, with a ridiculous amount of albums, tapes and CD's in my possession. I cannot remember the last time I bought a CD. I mostly pick and choose from single tracks on iTunes because I can't recall one entire CD I'd be enticed to own. I don't want this to be the case with films.


  1. Haven't seen Avatar, nor do I have any interest in it.

    I just hate when they throw something totally lewd and inappropriate into an otherwise good movie.

  2. We are building up quite a nice movie collection, we loves our big screen and surround sound.

  3. I agree , what about jersey shores in your area? lol Anyway I wanna see shutter!

  4. Avatar is AMAZING.
    I saw it in IMAX 3-D (and if you can too, I recommend it).

    It's visually stunning.

    But yea...movies like Black Snake Moan are such a waste of time and money. Ye Gods, have you seen that train wreck of a movie?

  5. I don't like horror movies at all. Haven't seen Avatar yet. Wanted to see The Blind Side too. Heard it was really good!




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