Hoboken Movie Lineup: 5/9/2014
Bow Tie Cinemas Movie Times Hoboken NJ
So do you think about how movies (“mainstream” movies), have gotten progressively more vulgar and over the top with each passing generation? I believe that the latest movie to grace the silver screen, Neighbors, starring Seth Rogen and Zac Efron is probably a good example.
The sophomoric plot line is: “A comedy about a young couple suffering from arrested development who are forced to live next to a fraternity house after the birth of their newborn baby.”
Apparently the movie is getting some glowing reviews, people saying it’s one of the funniest they’ve seen in a long time, etc. And I’m sure I’d probably even get a laugh out of it myself. But what I ask myself is “do I need to?” Don’t you ever wonder what the reasons are for pushing the envelope on stereotypes, sexual innuendos and gags? Is it because the audience isn’t capable of complex thought? Or that this is the simple “evolution” of subject matter in commercial cinema? Is Caddyshack or Animal House funny to today’s teenagers? Or are films like this necessary to continue destroying the moral fabric of this country?
Sure a two-hour distraction from life to be entertained isn’t necessarily the end of the world, and some of us might want an “escape” from reality. No harm in that at all. But this life observer just wants understand how the types of “works” coming out of America in 2014 reflect on society in general.
If you’re nostalgic – see the (more intelligently written dark comedy) 1981 version of Neighbors starring Dan Aykroyd and John Belushi.
Now have yourself a good time at this movie! Maybe they’ll even be some timeless lines you’ll cherish and repeat for decades to come…
Hoboken Movie Trailer: Neighbors
(Current Bow Tie Cinemas Movie Times in Hoboken, NJ below.)