By Ray Pride Pride@moviecitynews.com

“I didn’t want to see it. I could tell they didn’t want to see it. And yet, none of us wanted to say we didn’t want to see it. Each of us was quietly hoping that someone else would just say no and free us all from the obligation. It was like one of those Friday nights when you hope the person you made plans with will cancel just so you don’t have to. Yes, if you don’t want to see a movie, you should just say you don’t want to see it and be done with it.”

“I didn’t want to see it. I could tell they didn’t want to see it. And yet, none of us wanted to say we didn’t want to see it. Each of us was quietly hoping that someone else would just say no and free us all from the obligation. It was like one of those Friday nights when you hope the person you made plans with will cancel just so you don’t have to. Yes, if you don’t want to see a movie, you should just say you don’t want to see it and be done with it.”

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“I really want to see The Irishman. I’ve heard it’s big brother Martin Scorsese’s masterpiece. But I really can’t find the time. The promotion schedule is so tight, there’s no opportunity to see a three and a half-hour movie. But I really want to see it. In 2017, right before Okja’s New York premiere, I had the chance to go to Scorsese’s office, which is in the DGA building. There’s a lovely screening room there, too, with film prints that he’s collected. I talked to him for about an hour. There’s no movie he hasn’t seen, even Korean films. We talked about what he’s seen and his past work. It was a glorious day. I’ve loved his work since I was in college. Who doesn’t? Anyone involved with movies must feel the same way.”
~ Bong Joon-ho

“But okay, I promise you now that if I ever retire again, I’m going to ensure that I can’t walk it back. I’ll post a series of the most disgusting, offensive, outrageous statements you can ever imagine. That way it will be impossible for me to ever be employed again. No one is going to take my calls. No one is going to want to be seen with me. Oh, it will be scorched earth. I will have torched everything. I’m going to flame out in the most legendary fashion.”
~ Steven Soderbergh