Originality is dead
“Eh…it was predictable.”
I can’t tell you how many times i’ve seen this phrase accompany a review of a film, television show, book, or any other medium of entertainment. Along with it being sort of a humble brag in many cases (this individual was soooo insightful that they saw the twist coming from half a mile away and around six corners, too), it’s also one of the worst, most basic, most surface, and ironically least insightful comments someone can make about a movie. And it’s everywhere.
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Last weekend, we headed over to California to get away for a weekend. Part of the experience was heading over to Hollywood to see a taping of the improv comedy show “Whose Line is it Anyway?” I remember watching episodes … Continue reading Whose Line Taping: The Ups and Downs (But Mostly Ups)
Last week, I was reading a box office analysis that was addressing why The Lone Ranger failed to generate good returns, and was, for all intents and purposes, a box office flop. The report had all sorts of factors, such … Continue reading Cure for the Box Office: Make Good Movies