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Aug 27, 2010

TGITDNMAR (8/27/10)

It's that time again for TGITDNMAR, which (obviously) stands for Thank God It's The Day New Movies Are Released.

Please bring on Machete. Even The American, which I really don't have all that much interest in is looking fan-damn-tastic. These two...yeah...

Awww...look at that - after the running joke that was this, Takers went and got itself a new poster.

I really don't know what else to say about this flick. It looks pretty horrendous, has been delayed who knows how many times, and is a horrible actors' showcase, with not only a pair of musicians starring, but Hayden Christensen and Paul Walker on board as well. All of a sudden, co-star Matt Dillon appears to be quite the thespian.

I just might have to see this eventually. Hopefully, it's enjoyably bad.
Fletch's Chance of Viewing (in the theater): 6%

The Last Exorcism
The Exorcist and all of its sequels (I'm assuming). The Exorcism of Emily Rose. Paranormal Activity. The beginning of Constantine. This flick. Now, I'm not an expert on exorcism movies, but I can't help but notice one giant similarity between all of the movies I listed, which are probably amongst the most famous examples: the subject being possessed is always a female.

What's the deal? Can a man/boy not be possessed by an evil spirit? Is this some sort of representation of a male sexual fantasy, and the male-dominant Hollywood doesn't want to see a young man writhing around on a bed a.k.a. the only place where an exorcism can take place?

I don't care much about these flicks either way, but I see an opening in the marketplace. Someone get on it.
Fletch's Chance of Viewing (in the theater): 0%

5 people have chosen wisely: on "TGITDNMAR (8/27/10)"

Rachel said...

...the subject being possessed is always a female.

Of course! We women are weaker, dumber creatures who easily give in to the Devil. There's probably even science to back it up somewhere.

Just look at Eve and how easily the Devil tempted her with an apple. He realized how gullible she was and targeted only ladies after that, knowing if he wanted to bring evil into the world, that was the simplest way to do it.

Or Hollywood is full of sexist pigs.

Alex said...

I'm just going to second what Rachel said, she pretty much hit all the points I wanted to make. But thanks for bringing it up, Fletch!

Nick said...

Good point on the exorcism thing. Though the antichrist and/or Satan (with only a few notable exceptions) are always male. I'd like to see a female antichrist sometime.

Bob Turnbull said...

I think you're more likely to see a female antichrist before a male possession victim (actually, I'm pretty sure I have seen the former, but I can't quite bring to mind where...). The possessed needs to typically be innocent - and so who better than a young girl?

So yeah, what Rachel said.

However, don't give up on The Last Exorcism. It's a really strong film (the trailer doesn't sell it well). It takes its time with the characters and really develops some good tension and atmosphere. If I wasn't thrilled with where it went towards the end, I was already invested in the characters and it still did it in a fashion that gave me more than expected.

Fletch said...

@Bob - I read a solid review of The Last Exorcism the other day; still not really my genre, but it sounds like it's a lot more than any standard exorcism flick. I could definitely foresee a video viewing in the future.

Glad we've all come to the conlusion that Hollywood is full of sexist pigs. Time to go make my movie about a young boy that's possessed...