I’m well aware that there’s been much ballyhoo about the fact that we’ll see a few movies this year that all have to deal with the Roman Numeral IX. There’s three – count ’em, three – similarly named, though completely different, films:
Peter Jackson’s production of District 9, which is a filler product until he can get the video game movie Halo off the ground.
And for the record, we already had a Ryan Reynolds flick (as if he’s a genre) two years ago that was called The Nines.
What is it about understated titles that these filmmakers and producers find so appealing? Does it save on toner? Why couldn’t they have used different numbers, or even letters for that matter? There are a lot of numbers and letters ripe for the plucking.
In the spirit of beating a dead horse, why don’t we take a look at a gallery of movie posters that kept the titles simple for the hearts and minds and marquee changers of America:
(IN CASE YOU DIDN’T NOTICE: Steven Spielberg has directed three of the above.)
How’s that for a headline? Can’t you just hear the newsiessinging screaming that one? As it turns out, two weekends ago I went to NYC for a Snuggie Pub Crawl (and also met a friend). This weekend, I went to Seattle to visit a friend… and almost went on a Snuggie Pub Crawl!
"Pub Crawl or Bust!" - soon to be printed on the front of my Snuggie
Alas, my travelling compadres on this latest sojourn weren’t too keen on picking up some “Slankets” (as they were referred to on last week’s 30 Rock), and we opted for traditional bar hopping, which was just as well. Albeit Seattle was a tad cooler than New York the week prior (making “blankets with sleeves” more comfy), which is ironic, because NYC is simply ‘cooler.’ No offense, Seattle, but no other city can compete.
SIDENOTE: Whenever I use the word ironic, I’m always afraid I’ll pull an Alanis. Am I alone in regard to this ‘worry?’
BONUS SIDENOTE: I’d say the biggest difference between the East and West Coasts (or at least New York and Seattle) is what follows the prefix hip-… Do you prefer –sters or –pies?
Anywashington, the trip was a great time. To conserve my energy, which is a euphemism for I’m feeling lazy today, here are some pics I took with explanatory captions.