Don’t Give a Shit!

by Gunther Heinrich, 22 Jan 2011 in General Things

I just read a post of Hunter Duesing on WWTW in which he talks about the recent news surrounding the latest installment of Nolan’s Batman franchise – and the reaction of the fans towards it. Because I found this article very insightful as it nailed down what I was thinking during reading anyways, I decided to give my two cents to this whole matter.

As you might know, the recent news regarding the main antagonists in The Dark Knigh Rises started quite some fan hate. It’s basically the same pattern that happened during the production of The Dark Knight. Well, we all know by now is that The Dark Knight is one of The Best Movies Ever, at least according to IMDB, most reviewers and most of the fans. So what does this tell us about the current speculation and hate of the fans and more importantly the news itself?

It’s simple.

Don’t give a shit!

It might come to a surprise for the one or the other but I sometimes watch European movies. Admitted, anything else would be stranger than fiction because I am living in Europe.

Today was such a day I went local again. I watched a French movie about some high school kids. It’s called The French Kissers, and well, the titles fits the movie really well. In a way it was the depiction of the more than awkward phase of puberty in full bloom – accompanied by much slurping and smacking. In other words: More than once it was embarrassing not only for the characters but also for the audience.

Movies and Realism? Are you kidding me?

by Gunther Heinrich, 14 Feb 2010 in The Movie & Me

Some days ago James added a comment to my review of Pixar’s Up. Well, normally I wouldn’t reply to a comment via a post but by a comment myself but I think that James raised an interesting point about which I never really wrote about: movies and realism. Basically James called my criticism of Up uncalled-for because Up is not meant for realism (or written realistic) but more about the feelings of the main characters.

Okay. I get his point but he also totally misses my point because…

Since when did I ever care about realism in a movie?

Although there’s tons of news – as always – I simply can’t think of anything remotely interesting for me to blog about. Perhaps it’s this constant flood of news in my RSS reader that causes this lack of interest. Some of the news are indeed interesting but – let’s face it – most of them don’t get published in newspapers for a reason.

Ten Reasons we really watch Movies

by Gunther Heinrich, 6 May 2009 in Fun

There are hundreds papers out there that try to find scientific reasons for why we watch movies. Some reasons they come up with are to be entertained or to flee the harsh reality of life.

Bullshit!

Here’s a list of ten reasons we really watch movies in our movie theater of choice:

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