Thursday, October 08, 2009

Questions for me, question for you


My thanks again to everyone who sent in suggestions on what to include in this new blog. I will most definitely continue the discussion of classic movies. My DVR is always jammed with films recorded from Turner Classic Movies. I often say that if that were the only channel I had, I would be quite fine with that. Coming soon: Reviews of Deception with Bette Davis and Claude Rains, and of Grand Hotel, the only movie to win a Best Picture Oscar - and no other Academy Award.

And if you ever have any titles you'd like me to review, I welcome suggestions.

I especially like the idea of a Q&A column in the style of Roger Ebert's Answer Man. While I would never claim to possess even half the depth of Roger's knowledge, I think this could be fun.

So take a look at his Answer Man page and see if you can come up with any questions for me. You  may do so by leaving a comment below or by emaling me directly if you're the shy type.

First off, though, I have a question for you. What theatrical movie should I review next?

Usually, the answer to that question was pretty easy. If I was in doubt, I would just review the film with the highest screen count. Now, however,  since I am no longer attending screenings and paying my own way, considerations are different.

I had been sort of interested in seeing Couples Retreat, the new vacation-gone-wrong movie with Vince Vaughn, Kristen Bell, Jon Favreau, Kristin Davis and Malin Akerman. Having scanned the icky reviews, however, my enthusiasm has waned. And nothing else opens this weekend.

Of the films I haven't seen, the one I am most curious to see is Ricky Gervais' The Invention of Lying, but word on that is mixed. I'm torn between seeing the more current film and what's probably the more interesting film. Which would be more helpful to you? Suggest, please.

1 comment:

HollyGoKimsy said...

For me, this is easy. I have no interest in "Couples Retreat", and judging from the RT meter, I'm in the majority. I'd see "The Invention of Lying". That looks interesting to me, plus it's a Jen Garner movie. I feel like I owe her because I refuse to see "Ghosts of Girlfriends Past".