Wednesday, January 28, 2009

This Is My Pretension

Really? This was the top grossing movie in theatres for the last two weeks? When there are, you know, good movies to be seen, like Gran Torino, The Wrestler, Frost/Nixon, and, to a lesser extent, Bride Wars*?

I suppose I should be happy for Kevin James in that, if he, a man of size, is finding successful leading roles, then I might just have a shot myself down the line. Nevertheless, I can't help being a little disappointed that more people for two weeks in a row have flocked to that movie at the expense of better quality fare. I mean, at least wait a few months and rent it on Netflix, people! Have a little discretion! Aren't you ashamed when you walk up to the box office, fish $11 out of your velcro-fastening wallet, and mutter "One for Paul Blart, please?"

That's why I'll be going to the matinee. Suckers.

*You have to root for somebody who wears this dress.

3 comments:

Buttercup said...

You should be a movie critic, AC. Really. On the side of your acting career:) And that is a hideous dress:P My sense of fashion isn't looking so bottom-of-the-barrel now:)

Analyst Catalyst said...

Yeah, the headline on that page about the dress where it says that she had stolen a tablecloth is pretty appropriate.

Christie said...

We saw Paul Blart at the drive-in with some friends and laughed quite a lot. Also froze our patooties off in the meantime because we sat outside on camp chairs. Also ate a lot of crappy pizza and chips and dip and several crappy sodas. Yep, all in all, it was an enjoyable evening. :) Oh, and the best part is that the drive-in is only $6.25 for two movies. Not a bad deal at all, hmm??