Sometimes in life you just have to say what you think.
Even if it makes you a bit unpopular.
I think Modern Family (formerly the best sitcom on TV) now sucks and The Artist (formerly Best Picture or maybe according to the Academy still is) was long and boring and I wish I had at least gotten popcorn to make the evening enjoyable.
What the hell happened to Modern Family? The plot lines are now incredibly predictable, Gloria is always shouting and last week’s episode about women always acting like mad crazy biatches when they have their period was just so cliched and insulting.
I’m not going to use that other annoying cliche… jumped the shark. But I’m just saying that if Manny was water skiing, he would totally jump over some kind of big finned fish.
I’d rather watch New Girl for the hilarious roommates or Happy Endings for the quick banter or Parks & Recreation for the quirky characters.
As for The Artist… As someone who once played the role of Watson in a production of Sherlock Holmes at acting camp and only had about three lines but got to be on stage the entire time (how awesome is that?), I certainly appreciate limited dialogue. The Artist is a cool concept and I like the way the movie is a nod to Singing in the Rain.
BUT oh my god did I almost fall asleep. Rick and I haven’t seen a movie together in a theater since the Hangover came out. That was 2009.
So after three years, maybe my expectations were a little high for movie date night. Plus, that Oscar hype.
Here’s how it went down. I will make this MUCH shorter than the movie. First I liked it. Then I got tired. Then it got really long in the middle. Which made me more fatigued. Then there was some tap dancing. Which perked me up. And then it was over. Which made me happy.
We ran into another couple at the theater. They had just come out of Project X. No, not the 1987 Matthew Broderick chimpanzee film. Although I’m sure they are going to re-release that in theaters nationwide very soon. I’ll keep you posted. I’m referring to the new Project X which is apparently about a totally EPIC teen party.
So would you rather sit through a film with no dialogue or blasting music? It’s a sad choice for a Friday night at the movies.
mama bird notes:
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