I just saw a big budget, blockbuster summer movie and I loved it. It had it all. It wasn’t The Myth of the American Sleepover but stay with me. I enjoyed the big budget, blockbuster summer movie because it had action, romance, humor and great special effects. It got me to thinking: “What if a movie only gave you one emotion? Like, what if you walked away with just a feeling? Would that be enough? Would that be entertaining?” And then I saw David Robert Mitchell’s The Myth of the American Sleepover.
Ok, I have a confession. I haven’t seen a Woody Allen film in the theater since, oh, maybe Shadows and Fog? And th e last Allen film I saw at all was Match Point. Yeah, I know, that’s reprehensible for someone who claims to love movies.
Not really sure why there is a “controversy” over this movie. Yes, she’s a bad teacher who drinks and gets high. Anyone REALLY never see that as a high school student? Think back a little harder to your metal shop, wood shop, or gym teachers.
You know, with all the comedies that come out, the glut of which have so much low brow humor, it’s refreshing when you see one tha you enjoy. Not to say there isn’t some low brow humor in Horrible Bosses, but thankfully, it’s actually FUNNY.
When people applaud in a movie theater after the film is over, one might assume it’s because they enjoyed it so much they instinctively show their appreciation. When this occurs after Transformers 3, I can only assume it means the audience is thankful the film is over.
In a summer full of comic book movies with varying degrees of success, I’m putting Captain America: The First Avenger in the “win” column.
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2 is as satisfying a final chapter as one might expect.
Strangely though, this particular unexpected combination actually works well enough to make Cowboys and Aliens a relatively fun summer popcorn movie.
This being my first ComicCon after a 3 year absence, it was fun to see what had changed and what had stayed the same. Also, it was good to come back to promote a show on Cinemax that I was in called Femme Fatales. The power of HBO pulling some of the strings to see to that I had a badge.
Rise of Matt Weinhold’s Respect for a Planet of the Apes Remake.