Best Three Reasons Why Movie Studios Need to Rethink Movies

I was planning on going to the movies this weekend so I looked reviews to some of the movies that would be opening this weekend or had already opened in theatres.  That is what I do – I need to read the reviews to see whether the movie is worth seeing or not.  Sometimes that’s not necessary and the preview of the trailer or tv spot is good enough for me or catches my interest.  However this weekend was different.

I know that the Fast and Furious 6 had a huge opening weekend las week and I’m a fan of the movies (really its because I have a huge crush on Paul Walker.  He is so good-looking…but enough with getting side tracked) but didn’t really feel like sitting in a theatre with hundreds of people this weekend so I researched other movies.  Now You See Me was my second choice and after that it was Star Trek.   In the end, I didn’t get to either and that made me think, especially after reading some ‘scathing’ reviews about After Earth, staring Will and Jaden Smith and directed by M. Night Shyamalan.  The critics were harsh (and really funny) – I’ve attached a link to some of the best ones that EW PopWatch (Entertainment Weekly) were highligting.  http://popwatch.ew.com/2013/06/02/after-earth-reviews-m-night-shyamalan/

Anyways this got me on the post for today.  Why are movie studios spending all this money (in the hundreds of millions) for awful movies.  Who makes these decisions?  Could the money not be donated to something more worthwile?

1.  All the ‘bombs’ being release (i.e. After Earth, Hudson Hawk, The Adventures of Pluto Nash, The Alamo, Cutthroat Island)

Cover of "The Adventures of Pluto Nash"

Cover of The Adventures of Pluto Nash

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2. Movies need to be entertaining, not dull or boring (sorry Beautiful Creatures – I heard that people got up and left the theatre because the movie was boring)

3.  Remakes (i.e. Footloose) – have movie studios run out of ideas??? Why recreate a classic movie.

My first choice was wasy on this one – there are so many other movies I can list here where millions of dollars were lost.  It’s sad because people starve – that money could have fed them.  Yet studios continue to spend millions and millions of dollars on these types of films.

In the old days, movies didn’t need to cost hundreds of millions and they still were able to entertain.  This can be said for movies today.  Sure, I loved the Avengers and that cost a lot to make but I also liked independent films.

Remakes…I hate them.  I love the original movies.  Why do movie studios need to remake classic movies. For a new generation! No, movies would transcend those generations – i.e. Sixteen Candles (please, please don’t make a remake, it just would be the same).

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Best Three Things I would Take to a Desert Island

English: One of the uninhabited islands of Lak...

English: One of the uninhabited islands of Lakshadweep (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Today I was in a workshop and one of the exercises that the facilitator directed us to do was determine the top five things we would take to a desert island (for some context, this since may people had different things in their top five …there was a lot more to it but I won’t bore you with that).  However this exercise got me thinking about what would be the best 3 things that I would bring to a desert island.  For me, there was an infinite amount of possibilities and in this case my best three list was generated by ranking the best things that I would bring with me to ensure that my desert island experience was the best possible one I could have.

1.  Books

2.  A man

3.  Infinite supply of food and water

Some people might find it funny that I chose books as the number one best pick but for me, I love to read and this just seemed like a natural choice.  If I am going to be there for a long time, what better way to pass the time but to lounge and read.  These books will be the gateway to other worlds, to feelings, to adventures and so many other things…it is endless and frankly just the best way to spend my time.

My second best pick was for pure selfish reasons.  Hey, if a girl is on a desert island she needs some companionship and to be honest: sex.  Plus, you need someone to interact with.  We all remember the Tom Hank‘s movie Cast Away where his best friend was a volleyball called Wilson, well I wouldn’t want to end up like that.  If I am on a desert island, I want to live it up.

Food and water.  These are elements that are essential to survival and wouldn’t allow me to enjoy the books or the man.  Plus if there was always an infinite amount of food and water, it would save from having to always go looking for it.

Best Three 80s Movies

Like millions of people out there I was unfortunate enough to catch a cold. I was feeling miserable and spent the day curled up on my sofa with Netflix.While lying there, full of precription drugs, I put together my best 3 80s movies – and here they are.

1. Sixteen Candles

2. Ferris Bueller’s Day Off

3. The Goonies

In this case, there are alot of honorable mentions such as Dirty Dancing, Weird Science, The Breakfast Club, Pretty In Pink, Girls Just Want to Have Fun, Top Gun.

Sixteen Candles is my number one choice.  It has everything – romance, comedy, drama.  It’s a movie that you can never get tired of watching and let’s face it, Jake Ryan is still hot (even in 2012) and he picked her!    There is so much good that I can say about it but I won’t bore you.

      

As for my other two choices, they are the movies that I remember most.  They are filled with great characters, scenes and just what I think a best 3 movie should be made of.