And the reason has to be that this way they can cram more titles on the marquee, thereby attracting more customers!
All at once we have the following monosyllabic titles hitting the boards in a rush of inarticulateness:
And God knows what else!
Hollywood suddenly has marbles in its mouth and is tragically unable to complete a sentence, or even a phrase.
And this crazy trend is making people’s conversations even shorter than they used to be:
“Wanna see Trust?” “No, I already bought tickets for Hop.”
It’s insidious, all right.
Bring back the days of Something Wicked This Way Comes.
This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on April 4, 2011