this might be the time for me to go into film reviewing

the critics didnt like super man

the fact that the critics are that out of step from what audiences like


which industry?

the ginormous film reviewer industry.

speaking of which, how many are there left who you’d want to see on tv?

or who you really truly rely on when making your movie making descions?

there are a few i like, but most of them i avoid like the plague because

a) they seem to have no problem doling out spoilers willy freakin nilly

b) they come across as super smartypantses

c) they pretend that these films weren’t made for one reason: to please the audience

of course there are exceptions

like the little man in the chair in frisco

the little man

what more do you need than that?

well sometimes you do need a rant against a certain dumb trend or terrible story

but theyre never about the right things.

also most films are reviewed by reviewers in sterile screenings.

there should be a week moratorium on reviews so critics could see films in public

with the madding crowd!

i love seeing if my stuck up little neighborhood will clap at the end of movies.

ironman: no

superman: yes

this is the end: loudly

shouldnt that be in the review? or doesnt what the audience think matters?

i would think that if film critiques are part of journalism, then why exclude reportage from some other witnesses?

sports journalists tell you how the crowd reacts, so to political reporters.

anyways. the critics blew it with superman. yes a few moments were ridiculous.

but mama mia the opening 15 minutes alone sets the bar so high that the fact the following gazillion minutes isnt a complete letdown is a miracle.

man of steel

i give man of steel a super crazy clapping little man

saw two really good movies today


man of steel was crazy good
best special effects I’ve ever seen
and somehow better than Star Trek and Iron Man 3 combined

yet only half of the critics liked it

true there were some weak, confusing, and cringe worthy moments

but then another wave of awesome showed up

it’s actually good that the problems existed in the film

no need to show off


then I finally saw Searching For Sugar Man

which I remembered had been nominated for an Oscar last year for best doc

and maybe won or something

So I watched it and had to stop it because I was going to cry it was so beautiful.

there’s nothing I like better than crazy stories about music

and this is probably the craziest story I ever heard about music.

and sweet.