Friday, April 13, 2012

movie pass

I see that a couple of movies are opening this weekend. I'm afraid I'll have to pass. Just the 'R' rating description of The Cabin in the Woods gives me the creeps. "Strong bloody horror violence and gore." Doesn't that just grab ya?

Then there's The Three Stooges. Perhaps more tame with a PG rating, but this updated version of what we watched as kids promises "slapstick action violence, rude and suggestive humor." One review said those who would like it most are teen boys and young men.

Folks, I raised my own version of the three stooges. I've witnessed enough rude bodily noises to last a lifetime. I've seen all the poked eyes, smacked heads, tackles, trips and bathroom humor I need. I don't care to pay $8 and relive it for two hours.

Give me Jimmy Stewart in Rear Window. Or Audrey or Katharine Hepburn. On Golden Pond, Sleepless in Seattle, or the wonderful Waking Ned Devine. Miss Potter is another good one, all about Beatrix Potter. And yes I do give some new flicks a chance. We watched Moneyball the other night and liked it.

These movies might have fabulous premieres, and they probably won't miss me. Call me picky, but a movie has to be worth my while for me to watch it..

What are your favorite movies?

4 comments:

Anne said...

The Sound of Music, The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (and the movies following it), the Back to the Future movies, the Toy Story movies, the Pirates of the Caribbean movies, The Harry Potter movies, The Lion King movies....hmmmm, I guess I like movies with sequels!

Diana said...

One of my all time favorites is the African Queen, Humphrey Bogart and Katheryn Hepburn. I also loved the Narnia films....every one of them.

I do not like "reality TV" or movies that make me want to throw up as people are decapitated before my eyes. Purely escapest entertainment for me, please!

Karen Dawkins said...

The Blind Side, The Natural, and When Harry Met Sally are three of my favorites. It's hard to go wrong with Sandra Bullock, Robert Redford, Billy Crystal and Meg Ryan. :)

Anonymous said...

The Three Stooges, by far...David, Dan and Mark....yuk yuk yuk