Have you guys seen The Avengers yet? LOLOLOLJKJKJK. Everyone has seen The Avengers. I saw a thing this morning, though, that said it was on track to make another 60 million dollars this weekend. THAT’S SO MANY DOLLARS! In its third week? Come ON! And the thing is, I have a lot of conflicting thoughts about this whole thing. Because, on the one hand, when people decry that Hollywood is nothing but superhero movies and blockbuster franchise sequels, I totally get it. There’s certainly a place in the world for You Can Count on Mes (although Kelly would disagree, but what does she know), and there should continue to be a place, obviously. But it’s hard to argue with the pretty clear market forces at work here. What are you going to tell Hollywood? They want that sweet, sweet $$$$$. But on top of that, it’s actually kind of fun when we all watch the same thing! I don’t want that to always be the case. I want us to all watch different stuff sometimes. And admittedly, it’s not like us all watching The Avengers has opened up any particularly interesting avenues of thoughtful debate. It’s not exactly changing the conversation. But still, it’s fun when there’s an “event.” And to be honest, as a human being with tired eyes in his worn out head, I get excited for The Avengers and for Dark Knight Rises and for Jeremy Renner IS Jason Bourne, for THE SPECTACLE, in a way that will never happen with the new Hal Hartley movie. Maybe someday someone will be able to combine these two things: the excitement and the genuinely new and interesting. I don’t know. What’s my point? My point is new trailers.
Oh great, ANOTHER plagiarism thriller? Is that the only thing Hollywood can ever come up with anymore? LOLOL. I like that Bradley Cooper has become the go-to “writer” actor. Although, between this and Limitless it’s clear that he could never play an actual writer, only someone who wants to be a writer but has to cheat at writing. It’s a very specific type of character and he’s the only one who can do it. Something something James Lipton.
Won’t Back Down
Uh, what? “I saw you teach, you were great”? Who sees someone teach? I’m also pretty sure that if a teacher openly boasted of having punched a little girl in the face because she wasn’t following the rules, that the mother would bankrupt the school district with a criminal lawsuit and the little girl wouldn’t have to go to school anymore, she could just stay home and manage her investments. In any case, GREAT use of the Kelly Clarkson song at the end. What a banger!
I like the Duplass Brothers just fine. OK? Let’s move on.
The Good Doctor
I don’t understand why this movie is called The Good Doctor because he seems like he’s a bad doctor!!!! Please explain!!! Am I missing something?!
Hit & Run
Borderline Unrelated Question: is this a thing that has ever happened to anyone? I’m not talking about the car chases and the ass-rape jokes, I just mean, you see all these movies in which a loving husband turns out to be a formerly violent criminal and the wife is just shocked, SHOCKED to discover who she’s really married to, and it happens so much in movies that I’m starting to think it’s just a very common human experience. It happens in what, 35% of marriages?
The We and the I
This looks really, really great.