Friday, 6 February 2009

Movies suck.

I'm sitting on the computer listening to my oldest rhyme off the movies in the cabinet. I have no desire to see any of them. None. Nada, not one. We clearly need to increase our entertainment budget. We have tons of movies, half still on VHS. We have everything from science fiction to the ever present disney flicks. But I've worn most of them out. So we will sit here watching Jeopardy. Movie night will turn into a game show night. Most of what we have in here is certainly not appropriate for an 8 year old girl, even one who has seen her fair share of CSI when I wasn't looking.

I stopped at Blockbuster Video on the way home from work looking for a copy of Fritz Lange's Metropolis - the original 1927 version. The attendant looked at me like I had a huge booger sticking out of my nose. Kim needs the movie for an exam next week, but it isn't to be found anywhere. We're big fans of old movies, but they're hard to find anymore. Everything in the stores is new garbage. Most of the crap in there is direct to DVD shit that nobody cares about. Sadly, this does nothing for movie night.

We went through a phase a bunch of years ago we would rent the films that were written, directed by, produced by and starring the same person. Horror movies in the genre of Ed Wood are great - The ones where you can actually see the ketchup bottle entering the frame. Even funnier when you're drunk. But that was before kids. Now we have to find something appropriate. Ketchup horror ain't it.

I'm tired of fake feel good disney flicks with talking animals, I'm tired of slapstick stupid comedies starring two bit comedians who should have stayed on stage at a sleazy club, I'm tired of historical docudramas that are completely off base and do nothing but exaggerate the truth so horribly that our children are completely misled and fail history class. Of course this would be rectified by teachers actually teaching instead of using these dumb flicks as text books.

We just found Wall-E on VOD.

Maybe there's hope.


1 comment:

  1. I haven't rented a DVD in a long time. I live above a music store that rents DVDs, and has a lot of great movies that you can't find at Blockbuster, etc., and since the owner is one of my best friends, I can watch one anytime I want as long as it's available and I get it back so it can be rented the next day.

    I do, however, own a lot of DVDs that I love, again, a lot of which can't be easily rented. I do like some of the newer movies, but I agree with you aabout most Disney films since Lion King, and most comedies. I did love Juno and Wall-E, and both will be added to my personal collection.

    Admittedly, I don't own a lot of child-friendly movies, but I do have some classic Disney, and cartoon series (Thundercats, for example), as well as classic Warner Brothers cartoons, especially Bugs Bunny.

    Yep, if you want good stuff available to you, you mostly have to buy it, in my experience.


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