The hilariously forthright successor to the bestselling It's Only a Movie
In It's Only a Movie, the incomparable Mark Kermode took us into the weird world of a film critic's life lived in widescreen. Now,The Good, The Bad and the Multiplex 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 will appeal to all Mark Kermode's existing legion of fans, and should win a few new followers, too.
“Very angry and very funny”
“Kermode has nutsy-boltsy knowledge, fierce and idiosyncratic enthusiasms ... and some very interesting things to say”
“As impressive as it is entertaining ... Takes a wrecking ball to the studio chicanery”
“Expertly written, funny and fascinating”
“Catching Mark Kermode in full rant is like witnessing an irate bloke slagging off an unfaithful mistress. Only funnier ... Disagreeing with Kermode is just as much fun as agreeing with him”
“A spectacularly well-researched and vehement argument”