Michael Caine tells The Times of London
that most contemporary Hollywood movies are "stunningly banal and formulaic." Which, of course, is true. But his criticism might carry just a teeny bit more weight if Sir Michael didn't refer to How to Eat Fried Worms
as a horror movie. Or was that mistake made by the reporter interviewing him?
"The Worm-Eaters" !?! Caine may have misspoke, but even the quickest look at the actual US Box Office list would have provided at least the correct title of "How to Eat Fried Worms." Lazy reporting knows no boundaries, apparently.
Also, Caine's statement that current films are "stunningly banal and formulaic" can't be said to apply to Idlewild. I like Michael Caine but he's coming close to sounding quite old-fogyish in this article.
Imagine creaky old man voice: "Well, back in the day, Sonny, we walked 10 miles in the snow to the theater -- uphill both ways -- and all the films were grand, I tell you, grand."
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