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Village 8 Louisville Exclusives presents 'Bachelorette' [Movies]
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I don't know if it has ever come across in my persona as your friendly local film reporter, but in real life I can be kind of pretentious about some things – food, beer, books, etc. When it comes to movies, I'm pretty open. I like film both good and bad – and bad can be fun to dissect and pick apart. But every so often I'll see something, or a trailer for something, and I just have to sit back and wonder – how the hell

does this crap sell? There are all sorts of recycled Hollywood formulas, but the one that gets me worked up the most are what I think of as exploiting the perceived “modern” adult culture – men and women in their thirties acting like quirky children. (For a great recent example, check out the trailer for

What to Expect When You're Expecting.

)

I surmise it began with people like Judd Apatow, who actually worked it with hilarious success in films such as

The 40-Year-Old Virgin

and

Knocked

Up

.

This is supposed to be relevant and funny, but the last successful attempt was

The Hangover

, and since then it just feels insulting – and worse, it makes one wonder about our culture, since people are actually seeing these things. (And don't even get me started on

Bridesmaids

– I have no idea why people think it's funny, and I have a whole prepared rant about why it is insipid and offensive, and not in a fun way.)

So now that I've done my little rant: Village 8 Louisville Exclusives presents a limited run of the film

Bachelorette

, which tells the story of a woman who is now engaged and all her friends who are now having to deal with the whole ordeal. Quirky shenanigans ensue. I'm sure it's supposed to be funny.

Bachelorette

is scheduled to run at Village 8 until this upcoming Thursday, but this is subject to extension. Village 8 is located at 4014 Dutchmans Lane. For further information and showtimes, check out the theater's website.

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There are legitimate theories that the Big Bang originated from the collapse of a black hole in a fourth-dimensional universe. This stuff fascinates me, and I love reading about it. I love reading about science. And about anything, for that matter, provided it's interesting - and everything is potentially interesting, so I'm fascinated by a lot of things. I also read a lot of fiction (Kurt Vonnegut deserves deification) and watch a lot of movies (Charlie Chaplin also deserves deification). I've made a few short films myself. I'm also a writer of everything - I'm close to a Bachelor's in English at IUS. My life consists of reading, writing, bartending, and taking care of my daughter full-time. Life is busy and life is stressful, but that's why there's music and art and other forms of relaxation.

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