The Good, The Bad and The Multiplex

The Good, The Bad and The Multiplex

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In "It's Only a Movie", the incomparable Mark Kermode showed us the weird world of a film critic's life lived in widescreen. Now, in "The Good, The Bad and The Multiplex", he takes us into the belly of the beast to ask: 'What's wrong with modern movies?' If blockbusters make money no matter how bad they are, then why not make a good one for a change? How can 3-D be the future of cinema when it's been giving audiences a headache for over a hundred years? Why pay to watch films in cinemas that don't have a projectionist but do have a fast-food stand? And, in a world in which "Sex and the City 2" was a hit, what the hell are film critics for? Outspoken, opinionated and hilariously funny, "The Good, The Bad and The Multiplex" is a must for anyone who has ever sat in an undermanned, overpriced cinema and asked themselves: 'How the hell did things get to be this terrible?'show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 336 pages
  • 136 x 212 x 28mm | 358.34g
  • Cornerstone
  • Random House Books
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1847946038
  • 9781847946034
  • 97,231

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"Very angry and very funny" Empire "Kermode has nutsy-boltsy knowledge, fierce and idiosyncratic enthusiasms ... and some very interesting things to say" Guardian "As impressive as it is entertaining ... Takes a wrecking ball to the studio chicanery" Word "Expertly written, funny and fascinating" Shortlist "Frankly alarming" Metroshow more

About Mark Kermode

Outspoken, opinionated, and never lost for words, Mark Kermode has carved out a career in print, radio and television based entirely on the belief that The Exorcist is the greatest movie ever made and that the Pirates of the Caribbean films should be buried in a very deep hole where they can never bother anyone ever again.show more

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"Very angry and very funny"show more

Back cover copy

In It's Only a Movie, the incomparable Mark Kermode showed us the weird world of a film critic's life lived in widescreen. Now, inThe Good, The Bad and the Multiplex, he takes us into the belly of the beast to ask: 'What's wrong with the modern movie business - and how can we make it right?' If blockbusters make money no matter how bad they are, then why not make a good one for a change? How can 3-D be the future of cinema when it's been giving audiences a headache for over a hundred years? Why pay to watch films in cinemas which don' t have a projectionist but do have a fast-food stand? And, in a world in which Sex and the City 2 was a hit, what the hell are film critics for? Outspoken, opinionated and hilariously funny,The Good, the Bad and the Multiplex is a must for anyone who has ever sat in an undermanned, overpriced cinema and asked themselves: 'How the hell did things get to be this terrible?' 'Mark Kermode lives, breathes and eats movies' Guardian 'Insanely passionate, and brilliantly subjective' Word 'More opinions than Delia Smith has baking trays' Sunday Timesshow more

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1,436 ratings
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4 48% (684)
3 30% (432)
2 6% (79)
1 1% (10)
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