Saturday, June 28, 2008

Things that have the same names as other things (or: where have you gone, Jill Sobule?)

Does this annoy anyone else? I was looking for Sunshine, the Danny Boyle-directed sci-fi picture that came out last year, at Casa Video. And I kept finding the other Sunshine, the snooty British Ralph Fiennes vanity picture from 1999. Why can't these producers exercise a little foresight and put just a little more effort into naming their pictures? Don't even get me started on Kicking and Screaming, the offensive Will Ferrell comedy/disaster, versus Kicking and Screaming the ruminative post-college comedy by Noah Baumbach.

But this is but a warm-up to the greatest offender of all, Katy Perry's I Kissed A Girl:

...aaaand here's Jill Sobule:


bean said...

'Suburbia', the 1984 Penelop Spheeris punk rock classic and 'SubUrbia', some Rickard Linklater nonsense from 1996. Whenever I mention the former, people are always like, "ooh I love that movie. Parker Posey, right?" No, dude. Wrong movie.

EmilyCC said...

Oh, I miss Casa Video!