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On Watching Crappy Movies - Sometimes, You Get A Surprise

I'm watching my pile of crap movies...

You know me.
You know that my gut reaction is to HATE anything that could possibly pass for a "chick flick".

...which is funny considering that my boy is the biggest, teenage girl you've ever seen... (laughs)

So anyway...

I've just finished "Uptown Girls" and "Mona Lisa Smile"... and while I wanted to despise them both - they were actually less vile than I anticipated. This IS NOT to say that either was 'good' - just that neither made me want to tear my eyes from their sockets.

On the other hand... I'm watching "Hatchet" - which is a little on the painful side.

As much as I love horror - I hate crap horror. I hate "film school" horror.

I remember watching the commentary on a H.G. Lewis movie - the interviewer asked him about making "bad movies" and Lewis replied, "I don't make bad movies. Everything is in focus. The dialog is synced to the film." (or something to that end).

And he's right; it can be said that he made "low budget movies." Or that he made "exploitation movies",  but very, very technically, he did not make "bad movies".

But 'hatchet' - bad. period.

Maybe I'm too critical.
Maybe I'm too cynical.
Maybe I don't give people enough of a chance.
Maybe I'm not fair.

... yeah, and maybe I'm happy that way.


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