2010 is shaping up to be a fairly lousy year for movies. But is it the worst year for movies? That's the question Joe Queenan
posed Friday in the Wall Street Journal. Sadly, it seems like he's on to something. Writes Queenan:
If the technology used in 'Inception' were available in real life, Mr.
DiCaprio might burrow into the subconscious of Hollywood plutocrats and
plant these paradigm-altering ideas: Stop making movies like 'Grown
Ups,' 'Sex and the City 2,' "Prince of Persia" and anything that
positions Jennifer Aniston or John C. Reilly at the top of the marquee.
Stop trying to pass off Shia LaBeouf—who looks a bit like the young
George W. Bush—as the second coming of Tom Cruise. Stop casting Gerard
Butler in roles where he is called upon to emote. And if 'Legion' and 'Edge of Darkness' and 'The Back-up Plan' and 'Hot Tub Time Machine' are
the best you can do, stop making movies, period. Humanity will thank
you for it.
All that, and and he didn't even mention "Knight & Day."
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