Good Morning Everyone,
As I gear up for my southern excursion to the land of health and happiness that is Jacksonville, FL, I take pause to think about the Oscars. I rarely ever know any of the movies that win awards. I only actually recognize half of the famous people. I never know what outfits are ironic/edgy/new wave or just hideous until I read on yahoo the next day.
I think about this and it makes me wonder. Am I really watching the right movies. Not many of the movies I enjoy ever receive critical acclaim. Now here is the real noodle burner. The "academy" has approximately 6,000 voting members. If everyone of those members saw a movie in the Northeast at night for approximately $10 a ticket that would yield 60,000. If they saw the movie 10 times it would only yield 600,00. I mention this because most movie stars make a lot more than a percentage of 600,000.
I think the academy membership should be expanded to include us lowly, unsophisticated types... That really enjoyed Mr. Franco in Pineapple Express. I think movies like Super Troopers should get the credit they deserve and not be snubbed by cinematographical snobs. Sometimes making a bagillion people laugh deserves an award too.
I'm just saying. The high minded and low hanging fruit both have their place and both deserve a little statue.
In conclusion no matter what I love movies and I love going to the movie theatre. I just saw "I am number four". In my opinion it was good, not great, but I do love that girl from "Glee" and she is in it. So remember everyone, "all the world is a stage and we are all merely players"...
What say you Gorilla man?