the Gay Panic CHiPs Trailer

So, have you seen the trailer for the movie comedy adaptation of CHiPs? It’s quite notable for all the gay-panic jokes that it is packed with, making it seem as though this is going to be a major, major theme of the film. Okay, I guess (?) the show had a homoerotic subtext… I guess?…

Read the ONE negative review of Get Out

You may have heard that Get Out is the rare film to get 100% positive reviews on Rotten Tomatoes. And you may have been suspicious that at least some of these primarily white critics are eager to show everybody how much they just hate racism–they just HATE it!–by saying that every single thing about the film…

Movie Gun Violence

Here’s an interesting article that discusses a finding from a group that tracks such things, the Annenberg Public Policy Center (APPC) of the University of Pennsylvania, which finds that gun violence in PG-13 films began to exceed that in R-rated films since about 2011, and the gap continues to grow. Part of the finding probably…

2016 in Review

So I thought I might do a little “Best of 2016,” which began, as usual, with pulling up a complete list of every film released this year. Now, I had thought that 2016 was a particularly weak year for movies, and seeing the list of all films released this year only confirmed that. There is…

About This Blog

Well, if you’re a follower of Cinema de Merde, you know that updates have been very few and far between lately. I just don’t have the time to write long reviews for everything I see anymore, and I certainly don’t have the inclination to write long reviews of minor bullshit movies like The Girl on…