I think that I probably cry more than the average guy. Or at least more than society assumes that guys cry. In fact, I find I cry pretty regularly in movies, and not always at the saddest bits. Sometimes it’s when something happens that has to do with fathers & children. And often it’s as I’m simultaneously criticizing the film for its emotionally manipulative storytelling.
And while it’s rare that I’m genuinely embarrassed about crying in a movie, it does make me feel a bit uncomfortable. I guess I think it will look weird to my friends or my kids or whomever. Continue reading 47 Movie Blogs #46 – Movies That I’m Embarrassed to Admit Made Me Cry
So, right off the bat, I guess I should say that I don’t really believe in “chick flicks”. I mean, I do, of course. I understand the idea that some films are marketed more at a male audience and some are marketed more at a female audience. And sometimes, for some people, that it is a really important difference. “Chick flick” is a term generally reserved for movies that focus primarily on romantic or sentimental topics, and usually have a female lead character. Continue reading 47 Movie Blogs #43 – “Chick Flicks” That Guys Should Watch for Their Educational Value
Today we are talking about movies about memory, something that lots of movies have dealt with in one way or another, for both dramatic and comedic effect. Continue reading 47 Movie Blogs #33 – Movies About Memory
Sam leaps into Frankie La Palma, a mob hit-man who is having an affair with Teresa, the girlfriend of his “Godfather,” Geno. Al reveals a complicated plan to try to bring Sam back home, but this is spoiled when the Godfather discovers Frankie & Teresa’s relationship. Surprisingly, Sam leaps from Frankie to Geno, and must find a way to ensure that Frankie and Teresa can live happily together without suffering from Geno’s jealousy.
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