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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (575 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Mark Kermode Narrator: Mark Kermode Publisher: Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: August 2011 ISBN:
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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?'

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Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Myke | 2/18/2014

    " A great book by the only film critic who's opinion i'll listen to even if i don't agree with him on certain movies, though admittedly i do tend to agree with Dr K many a time. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Soren | 2/7/2014

    " Lots of whining about the current state of going to the cinema: bad projections, bad customer service, bad concessions, and just bad movies. These stories start off amusing, but quickly become tiresome. There is no attempt to understand why the movie-going experience has become as it is, or any suggestions for how to improve it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Andrew Liverod | 2/5/2014

    " Terrific book and I agree with pretty much everything Mark says about modern cinema. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Simon | 1/21/2014

    " Tedious bleating and smugness. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Simon Hutchinson | 1/2/2014

    " I enjoyed this book. I couldn't agree more on 3D, I couldn't disagree more on Inception (so overrated) but overall it is informative and really funny in parts "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Norman Revill | 12/25/2013

    " Mark Kermode writes like he talks - at fifty to the dozen. He's relentless. Once started on a theme, he's the dog with the proverbial bone; he won't let it go until he's thrashed the life out of it. He knows an awful lot about film and he loathes 3-D with a passion. Fine. I expect opinions and he's a film critic. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Joe | 12/18/2013

    " An excellent polemic on the state of modern cinema, I found myself nodding along to every chapter. I must watch more subtitled films. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ann | 12/17/2013

    " Not as entertaining as the radio show, but the main points of the book are excellent! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mike | 12/2/2013

    " Always an entertaining raconteur, Kermode's book reads as he talks on the radio, in fact it's like listening to one of his extended rants, and that's no bad thing. A shame he goes on at some length about 3D to the extent that his argument gets a bit 'techie' but otherwise good stuff. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Brian Wilson | 11/24/2013

    " Fantastic analysis of the state of modern cinema. Also very funny. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Paul Charles | 11/18/2013

    " An engaging, thoughtful, and satirical look at the state of modern film. Why should we support independent cinema, watch foreign films, and avoid Sex and the City 2? Worth reading, even when you vehemently disagree. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Olly | 10/1/2013

    " A fun read, but anyone who listens to the radio show will have heard most of the arguments and anecdotes before. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Gitta | 5/22/2013

    " So far, very much like the radio show. Which I like. So it's all good. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Stephen | 10/6/2012

    " Basically his opinions from the radio show without Simon interrupting. Entertaining nonetheless. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Richard Irwin | 5/4/2012

    " Excellent read, especially if you like films as I do. Mark has a knack for bringing problems to the fore and answering them with intelligence and wit. Will get his 1st book very soon. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Steve | 5/4/2012

    " As it says on the back cover 'Outspoken, opinionated and hilariously funny' the book does indeed match these claims. Whilst not everyone will agree with his points you have to acknowledge his reasonings. A very good read especially for the visit to the multiplex chapter. Recommended. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Stephen Hunter | 4/23/2012

    " An enjoyable attack on the problems with modern cinema, if you're into that sort of thing. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lee | 12/6/2011

    " Basically a polished transcript of his Kermode Uncut blog/Radio 5 show with Simon Mayo. Not that that's a criticism. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Peter | 10/17/2011

    " The first chapter was a bit grumpy old men. But after that I thought Mark had a lot of interesting stuff to say on the fad of 3D and blockbusters. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Samuel B. | 9/19/2011

    " Quite a funny book and you can tell Mark Kermode really likes actual film instead of digital. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Stephen | 9/15/2011

    " Basically his opinions from the radio show without Simon interrupting. Entertaining nonetheless. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Myke | 9/6/2011

    " A great book by the only film critic who's opinion i'll listen to even if i don't agree with him on certain movies, though admittedly i do tend to agree with Dr K many a time. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Simon | 9/5/2011

    " More a collection of rants than anything else - entertaining but not much meat on the bones. Still, an enjoyable listen, in particular for the erratic history of 3D. "

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