Wednesday, June 20, 2007


It is odd for me to talk about movies being I haven’t been to a theater in over three years now. Movies aren’t marketed to men in their 50s. The target audience is 16 year old white boys.

With this said here are some of my observations on films.

Have you ever noticed that movies about baseball are usually pretty good and movies about football usually suck? Have you ever met a guy who likes chick flicks? Strange, huh? How is it I have never seen a bad film come out of Australia? Why are the films of Ireland and New Zealand always depressing? Ever notice that the movie usually sucks if the word “Man” is in the title? (except Waiting for Guffman.)


Blogger Hahn at Home said...

Did you hear that James Caan is putting together a production company to make and market films to adults over 55? Other stars, like Robert Duvall are on board with idea. Thing is, it won't work if you don't go see the movie!

I go to the theatre maybe once every 2 years and it's always for an independent film at a small, old-style theatre.

Man in the Grey Flannel Suit was good. So was Man Who Knew Too Much.

6:37 AM  
Blogger Beth said...

Like you, I haven't been to a movie theatre in ages - but I do rent one once in awhile.
Last one? The Queen. One of my boys graciously offered to watch it with me. He was asleep within ten minutes.
Yeah, it was a chick flick. An Academy Award winner but, hmm...
I'd rather read.

7:46 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You may be on to something there...

I have two teenage white boys in my house so we see A LOT of movies that are all pretty much the same. If I ever want the house to myself I just have to rent a chick flick and all the males scatter. It's funny, really.

8:01 AM  
Blogger LeLo in NoPo said...

Waiting for Guffman is one of the funniest movies ever. Loved it.

8:02 AM  
Blogger Mike S said...

Guy, "About Adam", "The Price of Milk", and numerous other Irish/Kiwi flicks are comedies. The problem seems to stem not from a lack of funny Irish & Kiwi films, but more a lack of imagination of those responsible for getting the films shown/aired in the US. The same folks would have us believing every Chinese film has martial arts as a theme and all Japanese productions are about gangsters or the supernatural.

1:13 PM  
Blogger The Guy Who Writes This said...

I do want to see Sicko.

10:38 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think its safe to say there's a couple'o copies of Sicko comin' your way.. . . .

10:16 PM  
Blogger Mom of Three said...

At this stage of life, I only go to the theater to see kid flicks, and not very often at the price. But we loved "Night at the Museum," and "Cars." If I have to watch the thing 50 times once it comes out on DVD, I had better like it as well.

11:30 PM  
Blogger The Guy Who Writes This said...

Anon, that is probably how I will end up seeing it since I don't like theaters with all those people who find it necessary to eat during a show. Eating is a pretty noisy ordeal.

Mo3, you are only 40, so what are you saying?

5:40 AM  
Blogger Mom of Three said...

Yeah, so my kids are really young! No Quentin Tarentino films for them!

11:58 PM  

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