I Want Movies!

Our local movie theaters are the worst. Here is what’s showing this weekend:

1. American Hustle – something typically Hollywoodian with FBI agents, crooks, and mafia.

2. Anchorman: The Legend Continues – this seems to be a TV show people confused with a movie.

3. Frozen – based on Andersen’s depressive Snow Queen.

4. The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug – haven’t people had enough of the Hobbit already?

5. The Hunger Games: Catching Fire - another episode of yet another TV show that wouldn’t end.

6. Saving Mr. Banks - an inane glorification of Disney.

7. Tyler Perry’s A Madea Christmas - and another episode in another TV show.

8. Walking with Dinosaurs – would be fun if I were eight.

9. Out Of The Furnace - the only movie that is about the actual reality and the only one I wanted to watch. But there is only one showing, and that’s at 12 am.

Do notice how completely escapist the entire list is. Escapist and predictable, since everything is either Disney or is a sequel to something people have seen already.

I want to watch something but nothing new is getting released.

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19 comments on “I Want Movies!

  1. Out of the furnace got awful reviews!
    I’m kind of confused what you mean by TV shows.. All of these are movies. Yes it’s strange that they form a series, but that’s the new hollywood model as it is lucrative. I don’t really have a problem with it, as I don’t think sequel really necessitates predictability.
    Popular movies and books are always escapist and fluffy, I’m not a fan either..

    Too bad you don’t even have dallas buyers club, or 12 years a slave!

    • “that’s the new hollywood model as it is lucrative”

      - Maybe it’s new for Hollywood but it is obviously borrowed from television.

      “Out of the furnace got awful reviews!”

      - That’s why I was hopeful for it. This is a country where everybody thinks Titanic and Godfather are works of art, so. . . you know. :-) :-)

      “Too bad you don’t even have dallas buyers club, or 12 years a slave!”

      - Yes, on the border with a former slave state, 12 Years a Slave is not showing. Bizarre. :-(

  2. “Du mußt dein Leben ändern …”

    Might I suggest “Das Leben der Anderen”, aka “The Lives of Others”?

    Or perhaps you could watch Danish gangster flicks — “In China They Eat Dogs” is suitably dark, as is “Old Men in New Cars” …

    Just because nothing that’s new is interesting doesn’t mean you can’t find something new to you …

  3. Since I have kids I end up watching a lot of cartoons.
    “Frozen” is not bad at all, it’s an interesting twist on the story, and sisterly love is the core theme. I think you might enjoy it. The music was pretty good, and I am as always blown away how good computer graphics has become.

  4. I’m glad I’m a stay at home Mom. “Careers” are way overrated. How many people will say on their death bed ” I wish a spent more days at work” ?

    • “How many people will say on their death bed ” I wish a spent more days at work” ?”

      - Very many. I’d say, millions.

      Have you tried reading books? Or doing something else useful with your life? This would help you stop trolling blogs and pretending you are a woman and not a lonely, miserable guy.

    • Are you joking? Tons of people say “I wish I had started my own business, or accomplished x, or not wasted that opportunity/ not wasted my talents, etc.” That stuff comes from working, believe it or not.
      After my first year at university I immensely regretted spending more time socializing than working on my studies.

  5. I liked “Let the Right One In” (Swedish, not Hollywood version) and “Pan’s Labyrinth.” Both films with fantastic elements, but very rooted in the real life. The second movie is about:

    “In the fascist Spain of 1944, the bookish young stepdaughter of a sadistic army officer escapes into an eerie but captivating fantasy world.”

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