Thursday, November 15, 2007

Trend-Spotter!

Okay, this is weird: earlier this week, I saw three movies in three days in which a dog was killed. You never see dogs killed in movies (unless you're watching Fear, but then you forget about the dog and only remember Marky Mark fingering Reese Witherspoon on a rollercoaster anyway). And now three in three days? Am I just seeing the wrong movies? Or the right ones?

One thing I do know: that one guy from the Michael Haneke Q&A last month is probably fuming right now.

11 comments:

Mathan said...

In fairness Joe, you neglected to mention you were attending the Michael Vick Film Festival.

Glark said...

2/3 killed by Josh Brolin too.

Lis said...

is one of the movies I am Legand or whatever that Will Smith movie is called? My boyfriend wants to see it but refuses to watch movies where dogs are killed... even if they're just in the movie for a few seconds... freak.

Joe R. said...

No, I Am Legend doesn't open until Christmastime, I don't think.

Lis said...

Apparently I don't pay attention to these things. I thought since I kept seeing those previews it was sooner. Sorry!

Joe R. said...

No need to apologize. Maybe they will kill a dog in I Am Legend. That would be, like, a record.

Lis said...

Oh I'm pretty sure they will, and perhaps it will be a zombie dog before the actual death... or after the actual death as it were.

StickyKeys said...

So you saw American Gangsta? Or would that make four?

SPOILER!

Anonymous said...

Is there any chance you can tell us what movies they are? Because my husband & I are like Lis's bf - cannot stand dog-death in movies & it seriously wrecks our movie enjoyment. Spoilers and all, I know, but any way you can clue me in? (And thanks, StickyKeys for the American Gangster alert.)

Joe R. said...

Sticky: Yup -- good movie. Should be blogging about it soon.

DON'T READ BELOW IF YOU WANT TO BE PLEASANTLY SURPRISED BY DOGGIE DEATHS

Anon: American Gangster, No Country For Old Men, P2

Lis said...

Wow! I guess I'll be seeing all of those solo... No country surprises me the most I think. I mean I know it's uber violent but Doggie death is usually reserved for some director who's just not sure how to show us someone is truly evil so they resort to a dog death... I expected more from the Coen brothers. Unless of course no one kills said doggie...