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question of the day: If it’s okay to worry that ‘Inception’ is too smart, where is the worry about movies that are too stupid?

Inception has finally arrived, and now we’ll see if audiences feel the same way about it as critics do: reviews range from pretty good to rapturous, with only a few detractors (and not just Armond White, either!) But I’ve been noticing a particular tenor in the predictions of how audiences may react that I find … more…

question of the day: Why do we like bad movies?

It seems like it’s been bad-movies news all week, what with Syfy’s two big announcements: DIY bad Saturday Night Syfy Original and Tiffany vs. Debbie Gibson. And then I came across an article by Leor Galil at New City Film about the apparent “sudden resurgence” of bad movies, particularly as a midnight-movie phenomenon: Alongside “The … more…

trailer break: ‘Greenberg’

Take a break from work: watch a trailer… Rich white boy angst! I mean, the Ben Stiller character has gotta be rich if he can afford to do nothing for a while, right? What a luxury! So far, the most interesting this about this movie is the kerfluffle over New York Press critic Armond White, … more…