Ocean's 8--real movie or chick flick?

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June 11th, 2018 at 11:14:15 AM permalink
kenarman
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I seldom read any books by women authors and I read 2 or 3 books a month. Too much of the novel is usually taken up with unnecessary time explaining every detail of the emotions and second doubts that characters have. Said characters of course are usually women.
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June 11th, 2018 at 11:25:23 AM permalink
AZDuffman
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Quote: kenarman
I seldom read any books by women authors and I read 2 or 3 books a month. Too much of the novel is usually taken up with unnecessary time explaining every detail of the emotions and second doubts that characters have. Said characters of course are usually women.


Women will consume media made for men, but men will not consume media made for women. I saw an article that this starts as early as grade school. It is why the chick flicks never make the top money. I have read that even in isolated N Korea, women gravitate to the same kind of "chick flick" entertainment as they do in the rest of the world.
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June 11th, 2018 at 11:40:26 AM permalink
Evenbob
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Quote: kenarman
I seldom read any books by women authors and I read 2 or 3 books a month. Too much of the novel is usually taken up with unnecessary time explaining every detail of the emotions and second doubts that characters have. Said characters of course are usually women.


Yes! I have been reading all my life
and only have one fave woman
author, Mary Stewart. She's long
gone now, but her books had
none of the sturm and drang
most women fill their books with.

"the novel is usually taken up with unnecessary time explaining every detail of the emotions"

That describes most women I've known
when they try and explain something
in their lives. Just get to the point,
already. Even Dr Laura on the radio
told women callers to ask their question,
not give their life stories.
If you take a risk, you may lose. If you never take a risk, you will always lose.
June 11th, 2018 at 12:18:58 PM permalink
terapined
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Quote: kenarman
I seldom read any books by women authors and I read 2 or 3 books a month. Too much of the novel is usually taken up with unnecessary time explaining every detail of the emotions and second doubts that characters have. Said characters of course are usually women.

I have not seen the movie but A Wrinkle in Time remains one of my favorite all time books
Its been so long since I read Atlas Shrugged but I seem to recall mostly males in the book
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June 11th, 2018 at 12:30:52 PM permalink
ams288
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Quote: Evenbob
Never seen a chick flick I liked.


Are you the same Evenbob who raved about loving What Women Want in the Netflix thread?
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June 11th, 2018 at 12:39:39 PM permalink
Evenbob
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Quote: ams288
Are you the same Evenbob who raved about loving What Women Want in the Netflix thread?


If you think that was a chick flick,
you don't know what they are.
It was a Mel Gibson movie about
how to get women, not a movie
for, about, and starring 95% women.
If you take a risk, you may lose. If you never take a risk, you will always lose.
June 11th, 2018 at 12:43:35 PM permalink
terapined
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Quote: ams288
Are you the same Evenbob who raved about loving What Women Want in the Netflix thread?


I have no interest in that movie because reading the premise, obviously a chick flick
Sometimes we live no particular way but our own - Grateful Dead "Eyes of the World"
June 11th, 2018 at 12:50:06 PM permalink
ams288
Member since: Apr 21, 2016
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Quote: Evenbob
If you think that was a chick flick,
you don't know what they are.
It was a Mel Gibson movie about
how to get women, not a movie
for, about, and starring 95% women.


What Women Want, not a chick flick?

LOLOLOL

It was directed by Nancy Meyers, who ONLY MAKES CHICK FLICKS.

What Women Want
Somethings Gotta Give
The Holiday
It's Complicated
The Intern
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June 11th, 2018 at 1:21:44 PM permalink
Pacomartin
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Quote: ams288
Are you the same Evenbob who raved about loving What Women Want in the Netflix thread?


A woman has yet to direct one of the hundred most popular domestic films The cutoff is currently 52 million tickets. The closest was 2013 animated film Frozen which was co-directed by a woman.

For live action films, WWW held a record of sorts for 17 years. It was the most successful live action film directed by a woman that was not family oriented like "Look Who's Talking". It is not a chick flick per se, but there is personal growth.

Est. tickets
46,115,500 Wonder Woman" (2017) Director: Patty Jenkins
33,089,700 What Women Want (2000) Director: Nancy Meyers
30,599,200 Sleepless in Seattle (1993)Director: Nora Ephron
25,911,800 A League of Their Own (1992) Director: Penny Marshall
34,842,500 Look Who's Talking (1989) Director: Amy Heckerling
27,972,900 Big (1988) Director: Penny Marshall ~ FIRST FILM DIRECTED BY A WOMAN TO BREAK $100 million domestic

If any woman breaks into the top 100 it will probably be Patty Jenkins with the Wonder Woman sequel
June 11th, 2018 at 1:57:30 PM permalink
Evenbob
Member since: Oct 24, 2012
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Quote: ams288
What Women Want, not a chick flick?


That is correct. Nor is either Lara Croft
films chick flicks. Just because the woman
is in the lead, doesn't make it so.

9 to 5
Bridesmaids
Steel Magnolias
Mean Girls
Devil Wears Prada
Legally Blonde
Princess Bride
Momma Mia

All chick flicks, you get the idea.
If you take a risk, you may lose. If you never take a risk, you will always lose.
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