Friday Flix: WTF (Where’s The Flix?)
When I decided to reboot the blog by changing what days I post, I came up with Friday Flix because I enjoy watching movies. Then I realized the other day that I haven’t actually reviewed a movie in nearly 3 months! The last one I wrote a review for was “It’s Kind of a Funny Story” which I watched on DVD.
There’s really not much to say in my defense except I haven’t watched many new movies lately. Mostly I’ve been watching older movies (a lot of old noir ones) on the Netflix Instant and through the mail. I usually don’t figure anyone wants to hear what I think of a movie that came out before they were born. I generally do the same with books because who cares what a schlub like me thinks of a classic?
Anyway, it’s been almost a year since I actually went to the theater and wedged my fat ass into a seat to watch a movie. Mostly I blame Hollywood for this. First there weren’t many movies I really wanted to see in the theaters, except maybe a couple art ones, which either weren’t playing in my area or were for just a week or two. Then there’s the cost of a ticket, which can run up to $10 if you don’t go early, though I usually do.
But mostly I think it’s because of all this 3D crap. Used to be you just had regular movies. Then came IMAX, which didn’t mean much unless you went to special theaters. Then came IMAX* the slightly bigger than normal screens that claim to be IMAX but aren’t really. Again not every theater had it, so it didn’t much matter unless you went to the theater and they told you the fucking IMAX* projector was broken! But now you’ve got 3D into the mix, so for a lot of movies you have to choose between 3D and regular and sometimes 3D IMAX and 3D regular and regular.
Yuck. I’m a simple man. I just want to go to the theater, buy a ticket, and watch a movie. I don’t want a whole bunch of options like I’m buying a freaking car. I’m also very lazy and cheap, so I don’t want to go to the theater and shell out extra bucks unless it’s something I really want to see. Since that hasn’t happened yet and doesn’t seem like it’s happening this summer, I expect my movie reviewing drought is going to continue.
BTW, does anyone remember “The Critic” that briefly aired on ABC/Fox? I bought that on DVD over a year ago. There was a show that deserved a longer run. Though when you watch it now some of the movie parodies and references are outdated.
Anyway, as Jay Sherman would say: It stinks!
Monday: Why 2 words is not a story…literary snob alert!