Thursday, May 28, 2009

Don't Let Bad Taste in Movies Go Untreated

Whether or not you believe Hollywood has played a role in dumbing down our culture writ large, there are people who are not merely victims of slick marketing and simply have bad taste in movies. Unfortunately the previous (and more dangerous) problem is begetted by the preponderance of the latter. It is my hope that with a little friend-to-friend sponshoship where Good Cinema is concerned, we can do something about this.

Upon documenting carefully, and at first without prejudice, the growing littany of crap films my co-worker, MMCY, had paid upwards of $10.50 to see in the theatre, I decided something had to be done. And not only to save my friend and colleague, but to elevate the cinema experience for the rest of us whose options only become more disappointingly homogenous with the repeated success of bad Hollywood films.

Presenting an incomplete and unordered list of films MMCY has seen in the theatre:

1. You, Me & Dupree
2. Alien Vs. Predator
3. Hitman
4. The Transport (I, II and III)
5. Mortal Kombat
6. Date Movie
7. Pootie Tang
8. Don't Mess with the Zohan

Since this list was compiled over a disjointed discourse that unfolded over a series of months, it's assembly and presentation (much like other famous lists of grievances) had a shocking effect for its brutal truth and ugliness. It went down something like a drug intervention. After which we agreed that I would function much like MMCY's AA sponsor. Whenever he's in need, doubting himself, or thinking of buying a movie ticket he has to check in with me first.

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