In this collection of movie-related essays, film critic Mike McGranaghan offers his point of view on a variety of cinematic topics. Among them: how to fix both the Oscars and the movie rating system; why movies based on videogames don't work; how to make movie titles more exciting; and why you really shouldn't get up and run out of the theater while the end credits roll. He also tells you why he hates to cry at a film, explores the portrayal of adoption in motion pictures, and makes his picks for the worst films of all time. Plus, learn how to play the patented Gauntlet Movie Game! Written with humor and a passionate perspective, Straight-up Blatant is geared toward readers who have a love of the cinema.
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