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Why Are Movie Titles So “Bad?”

posted by Nell Minow

Dan Kois has a funny piece in Slate about the use of the word “bad” in so many recent movie titles.  I love the movie posters Slate created for retitled classics.  Would you see “Jaws” if it was renamed “Bad Fish?”

  • http://AddaURLtothiscomment Toby Clark

    This may explain the title of the true crime miniseries “Underbelly: Badness.” (The series itself is decent, though it doesn’t quite have the power of previous installments).

  • Toby Clark

    The Seth Rogen movie Neighbors was released locally as Bad Neighbours, apparently to distinguish it from “Neighbours” (Everybody needs good neighbours/With a little understanding/you can find the perfect blend.)

    • Nell Minow

      That make sense, Toby — did you see it? What did you think?

      • Toby Clark

        Nope. I’m not a fan of Seth Rogen, and like you I’m not a fan of movies about irresponsible jerks who won’t grow up.

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