“I read the news today oh boy!” The Beatles had it spot on. Jackass is the #1 movie and that says sooooo much about our country. What! Are we nuts? I cannot for the life of me, understand how this could possibly happen. And do not say escapism…..! The appeal of this movie is beyond me. OK! Going to the movies is terribly expensive. Tickets, Popcorn, Soda and candy if you have kids, oh my. I love movies and I am a bit picky about which movies I see. I had noticed for the past 2 weeks, Johnny Knoxville was pimping, I mean promoting himself and his movie on every, I mean every TV show possible. Not just late night TV.
Get this. Johnny was even on Martha Stewart. What? Yeah, like he watches her on craft day! “Oh, Martha , I loved your Squash Soup and the Pea Pesto was divine.” Sure! Martha Stewart and Johnny were carving pumpkins like normal people. Woooh! Full body shiver on that! Not only is this movie taking your hard-earned money, it is taking even more than usual. TA.. DAAAA! It’s in glorious 3-D. Ka-Ching! Paying even more bucks for stupidity and frightful behavior. Would love to know how many at the theatre, were between the ages 12 and 18. Our future leaders. Should I be worried?
Allow me to speak on 3-D movies. I have watched many 3-D movies with and many without my children. I must say, overall I did not feel that the differences in the movie experience itself , was worth the up charge. For a total of 2 to 3 minutes of special effects in an entire 2 hour movie. Remember Jaws 3-D? I’m just not sold on it yet. I watched Avatar both ways. Not a huge difference, it was still great! Still, there is nothing like the experience of watching a movie on a gigantic screen with THX sound. That is my favorite part of going to the movies. As a young child, I had always walked to the theatre and would sit through 2 showings. Not possible today. Going over every scene in my mind, the wardrobe of both men and women, how cute the guys were and if the story was plausible. Even then I thought I knew how to make the picture much better! Just the physicality of being immersed in a great story is the draw of the Big Screen presentation. I loved it! One of my dream jobs would have been becoming a Movie Critic.
My favorite movie not in 3-D is INCEPTION. WOW! This movie did not need anything else to set your mind reeling. It was a tangled story and believe me it was thoroughly enjoyable. Action, adventure, ensemble cast. This was my favorite movie of the year. Inception will be out on DVD on December 7th.
The Town If you can catch this flick before it goes away, please do. Everyone who saw this movie really liked it. Ben Affleck, Jeremy Renner, Jon Hamm.
Up Coming Movies:
DUE DATE is in the vein of The Hangover, but not as vulgar. It is a road movie concerning a soon-to-be father (played by Robert Downey Jr.) and his cross-country trip to make it back in time for his baby’s birth — with the only roadblock being the dubious passenger (Galifianakis) who’s along for the ride. Should be very, very funny! Robert Downey Jr. Nuff said.
I cannot end without giving special mention to the movie The HANGOVER. No way was I going to see this movie. You know, another Men behaving badly movie with the usual scantily clad women and more crude language then necessary. Well, I got over that! I watched it at home and instantly became unglued. Not easily done for me. OMG! The crude language is a bit much as well, but I got over that as well. The over the top script was so bad, I felt guilty for laughing. Thank goodness for rewind on the DVD player. I never missed a scene. This is sooo not the type of movie I ever watch, there is just something…… I put the movie in when more bad news seems to find me. My friend and I exchange movie lines from The Hangover just to get us through the week. I must pray for forgiveness
And Then…..The Holiday Movies are coming, The Holiday Movies are coming!