Posts Tagged ‘movies’

Bad Movie Blurbs

In Uncategorized on January 16, 2009 at 8:30 pm

Gelf Magazine examines the “best worst blurbs” of 2008, where a movie ad blurb totally mangles the reviewer’s intent.

The best: “Heather Newgen, ‘The first great romantic comedy of the year.”
Gelf’s take: We were unable to find Newgen’s review of the film online…'”


…critics lost even in NYC

In movies on April 23, 2008 at 6:35 pm

Slashing arts coverage even in NYC? It seems to be happening. Love the quote at the end from the Columbia J-School prof:

…On the international market, the only thing the U.S. is exporting in large measure is culture — that’s our primary export product — so coverage of it should be expanding, not shrinking, right?”

Our criticism shouldn’t be valued more when the cultural goods that do get exported are horrible anyway.