Monday, September 30, 2013

Adventures in babysitting in an empty Movie Theater in New Jersey Episode 1: We're The Millers (2013)

Adventures in babysitting in an empty Movie Theater in New Jersey Episode 1: 
We're The Millers (2013)

I've been taking my baby to the Movies for just over a year now, he just turned 15 months, and before you say anything about how nutty that is, well, I usually take him to a matinee show in an empty theater so not to bother anyone. I've been a Moviegoer all of my life, and nothing will ever stop that. But I do respect others who go as well, so I tend to hit up New Jersey Movie theater multiplexes during the week and they are almost always empty, especially when a Movie has been playing for awhile.

The Cast of Millers, all engaging enough, save for Emma Roberts who is a bit dullsville. 

This week I chose We're The Millers because I needed a good laugh. And well, there are a couple of chuckles here and there but the Movie generally falls flat most of the time. It's one of those many comedies from the last 10 years or so that tries to be both funny and heartwarming, and well, just like the bulk of them, it doesn't exactly work. 

Millers throws around the F words and innuendo, but it's done in a way that never really feels like it's being taken far enough. The Filmmakers hold back because they want a resolution that will be somewhat uplifting, but why can't a Movie as such also take some real risks and truly shock you as well? Now that's something I could love. The Farrelly Brothers did it right in the late 90's with Kingpin and There's Something About Mary, and perhaps they are a little soft these days in comparison, but they had heart and genuine laughs. Or maybe I can just watch something like Stripes and not even bother with some of those newer ones. Ah, but I still love going to the Movies...  

Baby Meep didn't even bother watching the Film, he only seemed to care about a car chase late in the Picture (He seems to only care about car chases, anyway) so he spent the Movie's running time playing with his toy car, being bored and having an occasional snack. I had a drink and a pretzel and it was very good. There weren't enough Movie trailers for my liking, so I didn't see anything that really caught my eye. What will I be seeing next I wonder? Definitely not that Runner Runner Movie with Justin Timberlake. I can't believe he's a leading man in Movies. His voice! It's so whiny and high. I think even Baby Meep felt uncomfortable listening to him. Don Jon looks like fun and Gravity looks decent, if a little space-y for my liking.  

My rating for the Movie Show: C+
Baby Meep's: C- (not enough car chases and no booby shots. He feels gipped) 

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

New York City on Film: Dirty Old New York aka Fun City, Part IV

If you love Film and if you love New York on Film, I urge you all to check out Jonathan Hertzberg's Dirty Old New York aka Fun City, Part IV. This is his ongoing saga of New York City on film from the 70's and early 80's, and it's masterfully and beautifully put together.

Check it out right now!

Friday, September 13, 2013

Cinema Du Meep joins The Hysteria Continues for the Friday The 13th Part 3 Podcast!

Hey guys, have you ever listened to The Hysteria Continues podcast? If you already have, you've got excellent taste. Those guys are really fun to listen to and their really know their Slasher Movie stuff. And if you haven't, well, now you MUST.

Little old Meep was on their very special Friday The 13th Part 3 episode! It clocks in at 3 1/2 hours, but's it chock full of fun. I had a blast recording with them, and if you like the Friday The 13th Films, this will definitely be up your alley. Don't keep the now Hockey Mask wearing Jason waiting. Get to it...

Listen to it here:

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Sunday, September 8, 2013

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