View Full Version : Movies today apparently suck
10-02-2008, 03:20 PM
Check out the box office list from Rotten Tomatoes. All Rotten except for Burn After Reading.
Glad I'm not missing much.
10-02-2008, 04:31 PM
Yeah, but Beverly Hills Chihuahua opens tomorrow and is already fresh. Things are looking up!
10-02-2008, 04:34 PM
*sigh* Hollywood's creativity is dying on the vine lately.
It's this downtime before Awards season kicks into full gear. Summer blockbusters (****ty acting, but at least entertaining) are gone, and the award dramas aren't being released yet until the Oscars get closer.
10-02-2008, 05:33 PM
I don't know - right now movies suck, but for a while, I really enjoyed the series of movies that were coming out. Dark Knight single-handedly made my summer cooler. Wall-E was great. So long as we're picky about what we watch - I think you could argue that we're in a great time for movies.
10-02-2008, 08:47 PM
I agree the last month or two have been one of the worst hollywood droughts in recent memory. like ShawnLee, watching the Dark Knight over and over filled a good amount of that emptiness for me.
and don't forget people. movies don't have expiration dates. there is about 60-70 years worth of absolutely amazing calssics available on netflix. hollywood downtimes are always good chances to remind yourself of how great movies used to be. then it's time to head off to watch Beverly Hills Chihuahua. Woohoo!!
10-03-2008, 01:18 AM
My last favorites were Dark Knight and Ironman. Oh, I saw Hancock at the Dollar theater, it wasn't bad, definitely worth the 50 cents I paid to watch it (50 cent Tuesdays ! )
10-03-2008, 05:27 AM
Pretty much, a movie has to have the potential to blow my socks off before I'll plunk down my $8.50+ to go watch it in a theater.
Honestly, for the most part, I can wait till it comes out on DVD or whatnot. :shrug:
10-03-2008, 10:28 AM
and don't forget people. movies don't have expiration dates. there is about 60-70 years worth of absolutely amazing calssics available on netflix. hollywood downtimes are always good chances to remind yourself of how great movies used to be.
You know, I've tried watching older movies (from before, let's say, 1978) and I just cannot get into them. I don't doubt they were great at the time, but either the acting is stiff, the story doesn't resonate with me, or the pacing is too slow for my present day demands.
I've got a friend at work who has a large dvd collection of older movies, and the few I've borrowed from him (based on his suggestions), I couldn't make it to the end of the movie. I'd get 30 or so minutes in and have ZERO desire to watch the rest.
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