Which I think is so awesome, but… like… why. I thought maybe today was the anniversary of the release but that would be May 16. Odd. And why 12:30PM? They didn’t advertise it either. So do they expect people to show up at the theatre planning to see another film and then be like “Oh, Top Gun is playing! Let’s go see that instead!” I actually would probably do that because randomness is funny but idk. More awesome Tom Cruise movies should randomly be played at theatres. VANILLA SKY NEXT PLEASE!!!!!!!!!
I’m mad that I haven’t seen Scream 4 like 8 times already but I am sick as a dog, AGAIN, and I can’t do anything so I’m just going to have a movie marathon at home and hopefully get to go the movies soon because there are finally some things I really want to see but I have to see Scream 4 like at least 12 more times first so yeah.
I just think people should be able to do whatever the fuck they want as long as it isn’t hurting anyone else. I think that if someone wants to sleep around then that doesn’t affect me at all so why would I give a flying fuck? Why would I take the time to call them out as a slut and try to make them feel bad about it? There are so many movies who portray the BAD character as girls who have sex and the GOOD girls are the virgins and that’s total bullshit because there is nothing wrong with either girl - the virgin or the “slut”. This movie seems to have a protagonist who is a sexually active young woman and they aren’t portraying her as bad which is awesome. This doesn’t even need to be said, but if she were a guy, people would just be cheering on the character telling them to fuck as many girls as possible. EYEROLL.
I don’t know much about this movie, but from the trailer, I see a young girl harnessing her confidence and doing what she wants and not caring about what people think of her and more movies need to be like that.
As for the teacher thing, of course you shouldn’t try and fuck your teacher. If any of my friends tried to go after our teachers when I was in high school there would have been some serious side eyeing going on from me, but that would be because of the age and authority figure factor. I don’t have a problem with age differences normally but I do when one of the people is underage. I’m not cheering on Kat Dennings’ character in this because she’s after her teacher, I’m cheering her on because of the reasons I listed above. Like I said, all I know of this movie is from the trailer, so I may have a completely different opinion once I see it (which will hopefully be soon, it goes into limited release on May 6). As of now though, I applaud the movie for being anti-slut shaming.
Well, the short answer is, yes of course you should watch it. Anyone anywhere who is even slightly curious should watch it because it’s amazing. However, you (as someone who has never watched a scary movie) are not going to appreciate Scream the same way the rest of us do. One of the reasons Scream is considered so revolutionary and genius is because it is part horror movie, part horror satire. It’s the first self-aware horror film ever. It turned the horror genre on its side by parodying it while at the same time delivering a genuinely good horror picture. It makes fun of horror cliches, so if you’ve never seen a horror movie, you’re not going to know it’s a cliche. The group of teens in the movie are obsessed with horror movies themselves and are constantly referencing them. Some of the references are blatant, others are just kind of a wink. They talk about what’s going on in their lives as if it’s actually happening in a horror movie, which introduces us to one of the best scenes ever where the biggest horror movie fan stands up and declares, “There are certain rules that one must abide by to successfully survive a horror movie!” He lists three things that happen very often in horror movies, and you’re just not going to find it as funny or brilliant cause you don’t know how on the money it actually is. ALL OF THAT SAID, you can still enjoy the flawlessness of Scream. Absolutely, you should watch it. And if you enjoy it, check out the sequels because they are all fantastic.
If we didn’t have Marty I would drop dead. Anyway, I’ve gotten a lot of messages asking me this same question and I promise I am going to have a reviews post up soon. I have a stack of new (and old!) movies to watch and it’s going to happen this weekend because I am planning to lay low. =)
Thank you thank you thank you! I love messages like this. It’s awesome you spent all that time looking at the blog, glad you like it.
As for Leo, the whole thing used to really bother me (and, I admit, when I saw his Shutter Island snub happen I nearly dropped dead), but then I remind myself how little the awards really even matter and I don’t care. I mean, Marty didn’t win an Oscar until 2007. That in itself shows you how they don’t mean much. It’s one of those things where it’s like, if you get one, it’s a great honor. If you don’t, who cares.
I read barley any film blogs. Off the top of my head, here are some on tumblr:
Oh and there’s also Roger Ebert’s blog, but he tends to talk about like 29083190 million things, not just film. I still enjoy it though. If anyone reading this wants to reply with their film blog link, go right ahead.