shower_in_my_socks: His bit about Lawrence of Arabia not being made now is because an epic drama with a huge budget is a giant risk. See: Cleopatra, Heavens Gate.
shower_in_my_socks: He obviously knows what he's talking about, and I agree with a lot of it. His bit about Lawrence of Arabia not being made now is because an epic drama with a huge budget is a giant risk. See: Cleopatra, Heavens Gate.
Confabulat: I think there are more "movies for grown-ups" today than there were decades ago. You just don't see them making huge numbers at the box office. Doesn't mean they don't exist, lazy person.
ihopOVERpancakes: So any movie with an action sequence is unwatchable and worthless? This is exactly the kind of pretentious shiat that makes people hate the New Yorker.
doglover: Soccer moms and hen pecked girly men decided to start rating movies "for the children" and made it unprofitable to get too high of a rating. Hence, PG-13 became the terminal illness of art in Hollywood and now the only good movies for mature audiences are foreign or indie.
propasaurus: DamnYankees: coco ebert: DamnYankees: coco ebert: I think romances and romantic comedies though tend to be awful and not geared towards anything close to the reality for grownups.This isn't true either. The problem David Denby has is that he's no longer just a grown-up; he's a senior citizen. Most of the big comedies made these days are for grown ups - Denby just doesn't like the fact that grown-ups are 25 years younger than him, and he doesn't like their humor, so he tries to take the bullshiat high ground by defining that comedy as not "grown-up".That may be. I just can't think of the last time I saw a romantic comedy I could remotely relate to and I'm 32.(500) Days of SummerThe 40 Year-Old VirginLars and the Real GirlHigh FidelityKeep in mind, romantic comedies have ALWAYS been a genre of shiat. How many legitimately great romantic comedies are there, ever? Harry Met Sally and Annie Hall? That's, like, the whole list.Just off the top of my head: The Awful Truth, Philadelphia Story, Bringing Up Baby, Ball of Fire.
coco ebert: I think romances and romantic comedies though tend to be awful and not geared towards anything close to the reality for grownups.
DamnYankees: shower_in_my_socks: His bit about Lawrence of Arabia not being made now is because an epic drama with a huge budget is a giant risk. See: Cleopatra, Heavens Gate.He's simply wrong about that. You want epics with huge budgets? Prometheus just came out this year! It wasn't brilliant, but not every epic will be. The Lord of the Rings movies. Kingdom of Heaven. Gladiator. Avatar. There Will Be Blood. The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford. Apocalypto. The Last Samurai. Master and Commanders. Lots of others I'm just not thinking of.This guy is a whiner.
GAT_00: (out today from Simon & Schuster)Ah. So this is a 'shiat I made up' article.
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