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Movies That Witness Madness Part VII

By

Ian Watson

Copyright 2012 Ian Watson

Published At Smashwords

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Introduction to Part VII: “Hollywood Horses#!t!”



Whether salaried or of the armchair variety, critics are mostly interested in big-budget (or at least high-profile) releases and will gladly trounce any film that doesn’t live up to, say, Vertigo or Citizen Kane, without bothering to separate the enjoyably bad from the just-plain-bad. Howard The Duck may be a movie critics love to hate but it’s also a film audiences hate to love, and for a good reason: it’s unlovable. It recalls Leonard Maltin’s review of the Demi Moore vehicle Striptease (1996): “Not funny enough, or dramatic enough, or sexy enough or bad enough to qualify as entertainment in any category.”

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