Mayor Bloomberg, Movie Curmudgeon

NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 21: Mayor Michael Bloomberg attends Paul McCartney's & Nancy Shevell's party at The Bowery Hotel on October 21, 2011 in New York City. (Photo by Rob Kim/Getty Images) Photo: Rob Kim/2011 Getty Images

It is an objective truth that the very best part of going to the movies is the trailers. Not so for Mayor Bloomberg. "I sat through an hour of trailers, and every one was stupider than the other,” Bloomberg harrumphed to M magazine recently, referring to his experience seeing Les Misérables, a title which also describes Bloomberg in most settings other people find enjoyable.