New Weekend, New Movies, New Movie Reviews

The weekend is upon us. With the weekend comes new movies. With new movies comes movie reviews. Very rarely do I listen too much to what the reviewers say. I mainly use a review to decide whether or not to pay $9 to see a movie in the theater or to wait until it is on demand. My problem with movie reviews in general is that they are subjective. Now, I realize there is some merit to most reviews as a baseline. If every single critic says a movie is so bad that you will want to gouge your eyes out… then I probably won’t go to see it. However, most times you can already figure out it is that bad by the title or the star. (The Hottie & the Nottie with Paris Hilton is a perfect example).

There are a few movie critics that I utilize in deciding if I should see a movie or not. Sometimes I make my decision by going the opposite of what they say. Personally, I can not stand Will Ferrell in almost every movie he makes. I know a lot of people like him,  but I don’t find a 42 year old acting like a 16 year old funny. I also am not a big fan of the recent spate of Judd Apatow movies, again making me unpopular I am sure. Critics however think they are the best thing in the world, even when they start off the comments with “sophomoric comedy at it’s best”. Maybe I am getting too old too fast, but I don’t find movies that rely on swearing and fart jokes as comedy to be very funny.

But I digress. I was talking about movie reviews. I have looked at web sites and what not that claim to be “real people” reviews in the past, but even these have disappointed me and take an opinionated slant. I know that is what “critics” are supposed to do but I guess I am of the “I don’t know art but I know what I like” ilk. (I really do want a painting of dogs playing poker)

I have thoughts of starting my own site or perhaps a blog where my friends and anyone else can just post their own reviews of movies. The kind of reviews that are just “I liked it because” or “I didn’t like it because” without a deep analysis or cinematic terms. I understand all these and look at movies from a very intellectual way at times, deconstructing them for various reasons, but I want to just know if it has good Three Stooges moments or not.

My whole point of this comes down to this. If anyone knows of any existing sites or blogs that convey what I am looking for, please let me know as I am pretty darn lazy and would have a hard time keeping up with my own site.

For now, I will listen to the critics and go see what they say is bad, (Siskel & Ebert hated The Dark Crystal and it is one of my favorites) avoid the movies they say are the funniest movies on the planet, (one critic I see most Friday mornings has a major man crush on Will Ferrell), and get dragged to whatever chick flick my wife wants to take me to because well, she is my wife.

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2 Responses to “New Weekend, New Movies, New Movie Reviews”

  1. Vickey Tillson Says:

    If you are going to get dragged to a chick flick I suggest The Ugly Truth. I just saw it and I liked it because…it was just funny. Raunchy, f bomb, “when harry met sally” moments and just all round predictable. yes, i said predictable, but i already knew it would be. the fun was seeing how they got from a to b. OR I thought “zack and miri make a porno” was great, but then I am a fan of Jay (of Jay and silent bob fame). Meh, I am rambling, but then again…nah, I don’t mind my rambling. Oh and I greatly dislike Will Ferrall and his whole lot of movies. I do not find it funny either what he portrays and I can really live without him. I got your back, bro. (I am doing the lawnmower to ganstas paradise now).

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