"I guess I have a lot of problems, so many that I don't have time to go into them all in detail. Suffice it to say I'm anal, obsessive, vain, quick to temper, overly introspective, lazy, judgmental, insecure, and self-righteous. Probably the most annoying thing about me is that I'm hugely opinionated. But I kind of make up for that by always being right."

Monday, February 20, 2006

Stop Teasing Me!

I love movies. I own a 73-inch high-def TV, and over 4,000 DVDs. Probably the worst thing I could imagine seeing, before settling back to watch a great movie, would be footage of my children being tortured. Thank God that’s never happened. The second worst thing I could imagine seeing would be actual scenes from the movie I’m about to watch. As strange and perplexing as this may sound, this happens all the time.

Ignoring the fact that seeing part of a movie right before watching that movie often spoils it by giving away crucial plot points, I can’t understand why studios insist on pitching a movie to me that I’ve already bought or rented. What is the point of this “tease,” other than to infuriate and confound the viewing public?

I guess maybe I should just be happy that filming my kids being tortured is apparently less cost efficient than simply ruining my viewing experience by giving stuff away.