Tag: movies

Parents aren’t that Stupid

As someone whose parents usually knew best, I have to wonder why cinema often depicts parents as stupid. In fact, this bothered my parents quite a bit. I remember many a movie that my dad paused in order to explain to six-year-old Shiloh and… Continue Reading “Parents aren’t that Stupid”

Attractive Actors and Asinine Plots

Actors can get away with a lot in life. Attractive actors can get away with even more. We’ve all heard of celebrities who get let off the hook for traffic violations and other petty offenses, but they can get away with more than crime… Continue Reading “Attractive Actors and Asinine Plots”

The Trope that Romantic Comedies can’t live without

Do you ever see real-life romantic comedies playing out? Think of all the romantic comedies you’ve seen and read. Do you see situations in your life that reflect those events? Most of us have probably had at least one sitcom experience, in which we… Continue Reading “The Trope that Romantic Comedies can’t live without”

The Case of the Vanishing Character

Do you find it unsettling when people vanish from your life? “Depends on the person,” you say. Fair enough. But in general, when people who formerly played some semi-notable or even regular role in your life leave it, you usually have a sense of… Continue Reading “The Case of the Vanishing Character”

Sequels: when Part II just isn’t a good idea…

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Sequels sound great, but when does too much of a good thing become a bad thing? I mean, let’s be honest: any time you read a great book or finish a great movie, somewhere in the back of your mind you wonder if there… Continue Reading “Sequels: when Part II just isn’t a good idea…”

What Makes the Cut?

We’ve all had that experience of watching one of our favorite books turned into a movie, and finding the movie version vastly disappointing. Hopefully you’ve also had the satisfaction of seeing a good film rendition of a favorite book, but it seems that experience… Continue Reading “What Makes the Cut?”