Friday, November 03, 2023

September and October Movie Ratings

It seems that there weren't as many funny movie rating reviews in the Boston Globe in the last two months, but there were some!

Clever wordplay always gets my attention.
Does singing make it more cultural?
Well, that covers it!
You know what you're getting into, right? (Not that I've ever seen a Scorsese movie, I don't think.)

There was a lot about profanity this time, wasn't there? How do you fall on this issue?


  1. Yes, a lot about swearing!!! These are pretty funny. I can go either way on swearing- a well-placed curse word can be very effective, but too much of it is offensive.

  2. Ha - yes, a lot about swearing! I don't mind swearing, as long as it fits the characters and doesn't feel gratuitous. Which is kind of a silly qualification since swearing is almost always gratuitous... but there are times when it feels natural/appropriate to the situation and times when it feels lazy.

  3. These are always so funny! I am generally unbothered by swearing, unless it's MEAN swearing, if you know what I mean.

  4. This was hilarious, CCR. Now I want to see some of these movies. Having trouble logging in via my gmail so assuming you know who JDJ is. Love you!

  5. Huh. I don't care about profanity usually ( I mean, I'm guilty of it myself!) unless I feel like it's too much, if you know what I mean? If it's distracting me, then it's a problem.

  6. Deeply enjoyable! My daughter made me watch Bottoms with her - it was hysterically funny and so fucking weird (I trust that answers the question about how I am with profanity - I guess there is such a thing as too much profanity, but I have much more of an issue with people who think swearing means a lack of intelligence or creativity - like, fuck off into the sun with that bullshit)

  7. As I sit here quietly guffawing at Bibliomama's comment. Well done. (I don't talk that way myself but others can go right on ahead if that's their thing.)

  8. Love these, as always.
    If the swearing is judicious and appropriate, then fine. If it's an excuse for lazy writing, then not so much.

  9. Love all the profanity feedback! Good to know that y'all won't mind if I let loose a bit.