Tuesday, February 07, 2012
Maybe It's Me
Maybe it's me or does anyone else find that much of the current crop of much touted movies suck?
I heard so much about "Ides of March" with the current heartthrobs George Clooney (which for the life of me I fail to see his sex appeal) and Ryan Gosling (which I definitely DO see his sex appeal). So I'm all geared up to watch this highly rated movie in my Bedroom Movie Theatre on my 60 inch Sharp flat screen TV and what do I see and hear? A darkly lit movie (I thought my TV needed adjustment), mumble dialogue (whatever happened to actors clearly enunciating words?) and a story line that I CANNOT follow. As much as I like Ryan Gosling his romantic suavo lothario act is starting to wear on me.
One of my all time favorite actors Phillip Seymour Hoffman is in this movie and I couldn't understand what his character was about. And I don't even know the female "actors" (as ACTRESSES like to be called now days). I was bored out of my skull fifteen minutes into this movie. I ejected it out of my DVD player and reached for my next Netflix rental, "Kiss the Girls."
Again, two good actors: Ashley Judd and Morgan Freeman. Again, I encountered the same problem. Dark lighting, mumbled dialogue and hard to follow story. Even worse, this movie was obviously made by someone who hates women. I'm not into women being beaten, humiliated and degraded. That may turn on some movie goers but not this movie goer. As I've said many times before, I'm not a Broadway Showtune Gay Guy (never GOT that Gay Gene) but I do like a good movie. A little violence doesn't bother me but when it is gratuitous, THAT bothers me. And believe me, I know when it is GRATUITOUS.
I would rent one of these stupid ass ROM-COMS (romantic comedies) but I can't seem to find a good movie there either. The last good movie I saw was "The Help." I saw it THREE TIMES in the span of three days.
Maybe it is JUST ME. What do you think?