Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Record breaking weekend in Hollywood, fueled by women and girls

Not just New Moon, but The Blind Side and Precious are out performing expectations.

The next Hollywood exec who says women/girls don't go to the movies, needs find a new career. I'm so sick of hearing that any female driven movie that does well is a fluke.

We are over 51% of the population. Wake up Hollywood.

Numbers don't lie. Even older ladies (over 25 by Hollywood standards) came out over the weekend.

If you make movies people want to see, they will support them.

Now it would be nice if some of these movies were actually good. However, I get it's a business and Hollywood doesn't care about the quality of a hit like New Moon.


Romerican said...

I heard Precious was fantastic.

nyc/caribbean ragazza said...

Roamerican - yes it's receiving a LOT of Oscar buzz and controversy. I wonder if Italian rights were sold.

gibber said...

Precious was AMAZING. Gabby played the hell out of that role (actually everyone did). And what i thought was best about the movie is that there was just enough hope, just enough humor, to keep me from slitting my wrists. Oh I cried for sure, but it wasn't a complete meltdown! Very, VERY good movie.

I will wait to see New Moon when it comes out on DVD. (michael sheen FTW!)

I might see the blind side, because I love me some Tim McGraw, and it's based on a true story, AND, it's a football movie. Love all that.

nyc/caribbean ragazza said...

gibber - I am so excited for Gabby. Did you see her interview with Ellen or Conan?

I know some folks are salty about The Blind Side based only on the trailers. It is a true story and I do like the writer/director and Tim McGraw.

I think one reason there's a backlash against Precious and The Blind Side is because there are so few Hollywood films released with black leads/themes.

Each film is held up as some example of the entire race. If we had more films that reflected the wide range of the black experience in America then Precious could be judged as a film not "poverty porn".

T.O. GIRL said...

I saw the Blind Side the other day and really enjoyed it! It was touching, surprisingly funny, and just made you feel so good. It's definitely a must see!
By the way, I have been reading your blog for quite some time now and I think you are just awesome! :)

J.Doe said...

Personally I'm not a movie fan but in my family only my aunt and cousin (female)are almost fanatical about them and see so many films so I can't understand why the female segment of the population is so largely ignored. Oh well
Have a happy thanksgiving

nyc/caribbean ragazza said...

j. doe - Happy Thanksgiving to you as well.

I hope with all these movies doing so well, things will open up.

nyc/caribbean ragazza said...

Thanks T.O. for reading!!!

Los Angelista said...

Yes, we go see films and spend money, not just teen boys. I hope they wake up, too!

Happy Thanksgiving! :)

nyc/caribbean ragazza said...

Thanks Liz...hope you had a fantastic Thanksgiving with your family.

Diana Strinati Baur said...

I saw Gabby on the Tonight Show with C O. She was hysterical. I don't think she herself could believe she was there. Gibber, I am glad no wrist slitting took place. whew.

nyc/caribbean ragazza said...

Diana - it is quite a story. Gabby's mom (a singer) told her about the audition and she went on a fluke. She has done some school plays but was studying something completely different in college.