Hollywood Love Stories Vs. The Giant Mechanical Man

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Tod Kelly

Tod is a writer from the Pacific Northwest. He is also serves as Executive Producer and host of both the 7 Deadly Sins Show at Portland's historic Mission Theatre and 7DS: Pants On Fire! at the White Eagle Hotel & Saloon. He is  a regular inactive for Marie Claire International and the Daily Beast, and is currently writing a book on the sudden rise of exorcisms in the United States. Follow him on Twitter.

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  1. I would just like to say that any post that takes the time to denigrate “Maid in Manhattan,” even obliquely, deserves whatever the Internet has by way of thunderous applause.

    Also “Little Black Book,” which I saw for free at an advance screening and still felt like I’d overpaid.Report

  2. Avatar George Turner says:

    I prefer my movies more formulaic, with three acts and fifteen beats, so that I can just move my slider bar to the plot points I’m expecting.

    Good Slate article on the formula and why Hollywood blockbusters are starting to feel like the same movie.Report

  3. Avatar Kolohe says:

    “(Though Topher Grace is nonetheless outstanding in his two dimensions.)”

    This is the perfect tagline for Mr. Grace. (and better than the one I was going with “when you need a Go To guy but can’t afford Tobey Maguire”). Grace is going to be a great character actor when he’s 50.Report