Let's face it, when people the world over think "America" and "Culture"
in the same thought, the next logical occurance is "Hollywood". Hollywood
rules us like a bunch of serfs to their fruity overpaid West Coast Lordships.
"Of course m'lord. 'Tis a lovely film. And of course, sire, it's
And that's it, isn't it? So many of the movies that come out are such
bland crap. They are designed to keep people off the streets and out
of trouble for two hours at a stretch, but rarely do anything more,
like address pathos or human emotionality.
But who needs that crap when ya got car chases?
And besides, everyone says that French Films are full of pathos and
the like. And yet, despite the fact that every French
actress is required, by French Law, to be fully nude for at least 60
seconds of screen time per film, i still can't watch their crap!
So maybe art in films is overrated? Who knows....
Anyway, here are some thoughts on some films that are written from
the perspective of "Joe Six-Pack". That is, these are written
as if by the Average American. To Mr. Six-Pack, entertainment is as
valuable as a good story that makes you think. Keep that in mind as
you read these reviews.