Netflix Failure #2: Scary Movie 4

Because if your main joke is injuring your characters, then those characters had better deserve it.  And although Wayans & Co. score some points by having Dr. Phil amputate his own foot, the other actors are so boring that I can’t even muster the energy to hate them.

8 Responses to Netflix Failure #2: Scary Movie 4

  1. Decaduo says:

    Not to be overly critical of anybody’s Netflix decisions (I’ve certainly made some whoppers of bad decisions), but sort of like the tree falling in the woods, if the fourth installment of a failed franchise turns out to be a failure, is it really a ‘failure’ — or just an unfortunate lapse in Netflixian Queue judgment?

  2. Pulao says:

    Sort of like the time I rented Kamasutra, and it turned out to be an awful, barely-semi-pornographic film. Surprise!

    And, hey, Decaduo– do you know that there’s an active blogger at this site called duodecad? Are y’all related? 🙂

  3. Kris says:

    My Netflix failure (or mine and Pulao’s) is “Me and You and Everyone We Know.” Or something like that. We haven’t watched it. It just sits on top of the TV, reducing our available Netflixes from 3 to 2.

    First, we had to choose between “Me and You” and “The Squid and the Whale.” We went with the Squid /Whale (pretty good, by the way — there’s my reviewing chops for ya). Later, it lost out to Heroes and Studio 60 on actual TV. Last night, we choose season 5 DVD of the Simpsons. Every week we don’t watch it, it becomes less and less desirable, like the kid picked last at recess.

    Oh, and the correct spelling is “Duodenum”.

  4. Matt says:

    The thing is, if you’re in the mood for stupid comedy–which I was–a movie parody starring Leslie Nielsen should be just the thing, right?

    There’s my grand, epic defense of my Netflix-queue strategy.

  5. Aakaash says:

    Oh dear. “You and Me…” is sitting on top of the TV? *sigh*
    There’s still hope though, right? Didn’t Hedwig grow roots for a while too?

  6. Pulao says:

    See, the problem is that while I’m “studying” for the exams, I can just take short breaks. So, I watch TV shows. This summer, I ‘ve seen My So Called Life, Firefly, Sports Night etc. etc. (I haven’t thought up an excuse to explain Hedwig yet.)

    Now we’ve got Good Night and Good Luck, and Me and You… which might actually stay on top of our tv until Nov. 2nd. On Nov 3rd– I have to watch a bunch of movies, read some books (like the final Lemony Snickett), celebrate my birthday, and hear Bharati Mukherjee speak.

  7. Aakaash says:

    Pulao, I completely understand and it makes perfect sense. Unless, of course, you watch three or four episodes of a TV show in one sitting. Which never happens, right? Because it CERTAINLY never happens with me. Battlestar Galactica Season 2, where art thou?
    Also, celebrating one’s birthday should never take more than half an hour, what is this – ancient Rome?

  8. Pulao says:

    Obviously, it’s not so much about what actually happens (viz. obviously marathon tv-show-watching), but about the possibility of what could happen (one ep. of the Simpons, and then I stop.)

    Sort of like that time in college when I didn’t go to the dollar theatre to see some movie with everyone, because I had to stay at home and write a paper on *Frankenstein*. Sure, the only thing I’d written when everyone got back was “In Mary Shelly’s *Frankenstein,*” — but I HAD to stay home because there was always the chance that I COULD have written more.

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