Thursday’s Thoughts

Posted: January 24, 2013 by Josh Kwasny in Thursday's Thoughts
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In light of this weekend’s releases, I think that I’ll stay home and rearrange my sock drawer. I may record it and post it on Youtube to offer an exciting alternative to these films. John Perritt can review it.

Some thoughts and questions to ponder:


Movie 43 – “A series of interconnected short films follows three kids as they search the depths of the Internet to find the most banned movie in the world.” –

1. Really? An entire movie about bad and offensive movies? We already have the American Pie and Harold and Kumar films. Do we need to travel deeper into the depths of depravity?

2. Why is it that “off-color” humor is so popular? Why do films of this nature do so well?

3. This film suggests that there is some kind of moral code in people (why else would movies be banned). In your opinion, how far is too far? Where do you draw the line?

4. I am sure there is some funny stuff here, but I am not sure it is worth a dive in the dumpster.

MV5BMjA4MDQwODg2NV5BMl5BanBnXkFtZTcwNTc5ODc2OA@@._V1._SY317_Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters – “In this spin on the fairy tale, Hansel & Gretel are now bounty hunters who track and kill witches all over the world. As the fabled Blood Moon approaches, the siblings encounter a new form of evil that might hold a secret to their past.” –

1. Wow. Gotta give this a couple points for creativity. Little Hansel and Gretel grow up to become vigilante witch killers. I suppose life would be better without witches.

2. This film could be entertaining.

3. Seriously. I got nothing.


Parker – “A thief with a unique code of professional ethics is double-crossed by his crew and left for dead. Assuming a new disguise and forming an unlikely alliance with a woman on the inside, he looks to hijack the score of the crew’s latest heist.” –

1. The trailer says, “It’s not revenge. It’s payback.” What’s the difference? Really, I don’t get it.

2. This film looks like a modern day Robin Hood (sort of). What do you think of Parker’s ethical code? “I don’t steal from those who can afford it. I don’t hurt people who don’t deserve it.”

3. The tagline of this movie is “To get away clean, you have to play dirty.” Are there times when we must do bad things for a greater good?


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