After the Credits: Just turn the damn thing off

Thoughts on just turning off movies that aren't worth your time

While covering the Fantasia International Film Festival, I tried to watch as many movies as possible. I haven’t done that, in part because of a film called The Dead Experiment, a film so boring and useless that I actually stopped watching 12 minutes in. Why is this noteworthy? Because I’ve never done that before. Nor have I ever walked out of a theater. So that’s what this video is about. Me having a realization that I should have had years ago.

You should watch it anyway.

Also, other things happened on the site. You should check those things out, especially Hubert and Jim’s awesome discussion about formulaic storytelling. All that and more can be found below.

[This week’s film is From Russia with Love, and possibly Dr. No as well. Header image from Home Hinges.]

Flixist Originals

Flixist Discusses: Save the Cat & formulaic storytelling

How do prior expecations affect your enjoyment of films?

Interview: Paul Rudd

NRH’s Weekly Analysis: X-Men something something, Part 2


Enter to win an Art of Elysium book!

Harvey Weinstein is Terrible

Weinstein plans to cut Snowpiercer by 20 minutes


Off Label

Prince Avalanche

Zipper: Coney Island’s Last Wild Ride

We’re the Millers

National Security

Book Reviews

World War Z: The Art of the Film

Fantasia Reviews

The Tiger Mask


After School Midnighters

Weekly Releases

Netflix Now: Of Human Bondage, James Bondage Edition

New Releases, week of 8/10/13: Sing Sly Sing Edition

Box Office Numbers: Tickets to the Gun Show


There’s already a Planes sequel in the works

Now You See Me conjures up a sequel

Maybe Stallone was on to something [Bruce Willis is kind of a dick]

New Pee-wee Herman film likely to shoot in 2014 (finally)

Depp & Bruckheimer blame critics for Lone Ranger flopping


Previously on After the Credits…

No one is afraid of the dark in 144p

Why would you want to see trash?

The Korean Romantic Comedies of NYAFF 2013