Entertaining Films

Vocabulary

A. = Adjective   ADV. = Adverb   IDM. = Idiom   N. = Noun   V. = Verb
alternative A. something which is done in a different way, not done in the normal way
In the U.S., alternative films are usually artistic films or foreign language films.
artsy A. extremely artistic, overly artistic, too artistic
This often suggests that someone tried too hard to make something artistic.
entertaining A. something which entertains; amusing and interesting
hilarious A. something which is very funny; something which makes you laugh
intense A. 1) containing strong emotions or feelings 2) extreme
An intense film is one which emotionally drains you or makes you tired. Intense is not necessarily negative, it just means that a movie is not light or relaxing.
light A. relaxing, amusing, not too intense
This is the opposite of "intense."
mainstream A. something which is usual, or commonly done
Mainstream films are those which are usually high-budget, popular, and made for entertainment. "Mainstream" is the opposite of "alternative."
superficial A. 1) not deep or profound; lacking real content 2) only on the surface
suspenseful A. something which makes you keep guessing or makes you question how something will end
thought-provoking A. something which makes you think used to describe many different things, such as movies, books, conversations, ideas, issues, etc.

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