There are millions of things that I love, and millions of things that I just hate. I absolutely hate bugs. I absolutely hate heights (I’m not sure when I’ll go on a plane), but the one thing I hate more than that is when they take movies that you wanna see and they give them a fucking limited release.
Okay, I know why they do it. For one thing, they do it because they don’t know how it’s gonna do or how people are gonna respond to it. For example, Paranormal Activity. That film started as a limited release and then when so much hype started (as much as it was a little over hyped), they gave people a chance to see it through “demanding it.” I understand where it comes from and why people do it; but I still fucking hate it. You know why?
Mainly because films that I get so hyped for that could be a huge Oscar contender end up not playing in my area, and that makes me so mad I could bitchslap a kitty (and I love kitty kats).
The biggest right now, and the movie that inspired this article, was The Road. I’ve talked so much about how I’ve wanted to see this movie, how it was gonna be the best film of the year, and now I can’t see it (not driving for an hour to get to a theater). Why can’t it just play in the theater closer to me? The Hurt Locker, the list goes on and on.
Also, I get pissed when they release a film in select theaters in a certain month and then release it in theaters worldwide ONE MONTH LATER! Hell, last year with Slumdog Millionaire, which was an incredible movie, the same thing happened there. This year with The Lovely Bones, that could be the best film of the year, is being released next month limited and then being released all over the USA in January, a whole month afterward.
My point is that if your gonna release a film, release it everywhere so that people can go see this movie. In short, damn limited release, and damn the people who do that. I just wanted to get that off my back.
Have a happy Thanksgiving guys.