Something odd has happened after seeing hundreds and hundreds of movies. I feel like the very vast majority of films out there don’t bring out the rush of emotions, the exhilarating feeling and the true emotional resonance that we all seek out when we go to the movies.
The summer blockbuster season has essentially come to an end and it is time for a quick retrospective look at the cinematic offering so far this year. Like most years, there has been the pleasant surprises and the painful disappointments, gems we dug and duds we didn’t. Post your thoughts and rankings in the comments!
Having only very recently caught the Harry Potter bandwagon, I have been wondering why it took me so long to give it a chance. The question of the week is: What movies have you intentionally resisted from watching and why?
One of the endearing beauty of watching movies is being able to be immersed in a fictional world so vivid and compelling that it almost feels like you are there. Sometimes, you even wish you were there because after all, that’s the reason we look to escape with movies, television shows, novels or video games.
It’s no secret that Hollywood loves its happy endings but for many people, it’s the unhappy or ambiguous conclusions that end up being the most memorable ones. The question of the week is: What are your favorite unhappy/ambiguous endings?
On Ryan McNeil’s latest episode of the Matineecast his guest, Jessica of the Velvet Cafe, recounted the story of the time she made her way into the theater to see the ABBA: The Movie even though she was not of the proper age. Which is why today we wonder, what R rated movies have you snuck into?
We all have them, actors that we simply can’t stand to watch. Simply seeing their face appear on screen is enough to make us gag in disgust and we will purposely avoid a movie they are in. It’s hard to explain because we usually can’t stand those actors for no good reason. What actors do you hate and why?
It’s amazing to me that J.K. Rowling was able to infuse so much subtext into the novels and create something that has consumed the heart of millions all over the world. That said, I feel that she fumbled it at the end. The question of the week is: Should Harry Potter have died at the end of the saga?
They have sent a chill down our spine or made us turn away in terror. They have caused us to wake up in the middle of the night because of a bad nightmare. Simple but always fascinating question this week: What are the scariest movie scenes you’ve ever seen?