No seriously, manage your expectations

Dear studio execs, production presidents, film investors and bean counters:

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again. You people need to manage your expectations. When I open a newspaper log onto Deadline and read that a movie opens at number one with a $90 million take, and that people are calling this “soft”, or worse, “disappointing”, I get stabby. In what universe is earning NINETY MILLION DOLLARS in THREE DAYS “disappointing”? Continue reading “No seriously, manage your expectations”

The difference between a good movie and a good comedy

My life is in a constant state of upheaval right now. Working, writing, moving—there’s a lot going on. On top of that, a small gig I’ve had over the last few years editing the fiction section of an arts journal has grown exponentially this year after someone said something nice about the publication on the internets. So now add a couple hundred stories to read to the list of crap I have to do. Hopefully this will all settle down soon and I can get back to posting 2-3 times a week on here. Anyway, this past weekend found me desperately seeking an escape so of course I headed to the movies, and this time I wanted to see something funny. I just wanted to laugh, so I bought a ticket for The Other Guys.

Was it a good movie? No. Does that matter? No. Continue reading “The difference between a good movie and a good comedy”