Friday, January 29, 2010
Friday's Top 5... Things I Learned From The Last Decade of Film
#5: If you can dodge a wrench, you can dodge a ball
Self-explanatory, really, and an excellent life lesson.
#4: Every couple of years someone will declare that the Musical is back
Some of my favourite films are musicals, but I've pretty much accepted that the genre is basically dead. Every couple of years it will sputter back to life for a moment but then just as quickly it will fade away. How about this for a rule: the musical cannot be officially declared "back" until there are at least three musical hits a year for three consecutive years.
#3: A promising career can be ruined in the blink of an eye
Hey, remember when Lindsay Lohan was poised to become a bona fide movie star? One of, perhaps, limited abilities but likeable enough to draw a sizeable audience? Well, from 1998 until 2004, that's exactly what she was. And then, about a minute and a half after Mean Girls came out, it all started to go downhill. The jury's still out on whether she'll prove to be a Tatum O'Neil or a Drew Barrymore.
#2: I... just don't get it
Maybe I'm just getting old (God I'm only 27!), but I kind of don't get why some newer stars are considered "hot." I mean, Robert Pattinson, Zac Effron and Megan Fox all look to me like they've climbed out of the uncanny valley. Put any of them next to a wax figure of themselves, and I doubt I'd know the difference.
#1: There is virtually no situation in life in which a quote from Anchorman cannot be appropriately applied
... and any situation that proves to be the exception to this rule is a situation I don't ever want to find myself in. Stay classy, internet.