Is anyone running AGEBOC ’17?
This is Lindsey Morgan. She is supposedly the new Batgirl, in a film to be directed by Joss Whedon. I’ve never heard of her.
I’ve had my copy of Film Comment for a while but just leafed through it for the first time. Here is the results of their annual poll of the best films of the year (2016, of course).
- Toni Erdmann
- Cemetery of Splendor
- Certain Women
- Manchester by the Sea
- Things to Come
- No Home Movie
- The Lobster
- Right Now, Wrong Then
- Love & Friendship
- Kaili Blues
- The Handmaiden
- Everybody Wants Some!!
- The Fits
- The Other Side
Of all the movies I see each year, both in theaters and other ways, I’ve only seen six of these. I disagree about Elle, which I didn’t care for. My Netflix queue is already to capacity so it may be awhile until I get to these. Anyone seen any of the more obscure ones?
Oops, we don’t have a random thread for this month yet. Here’s an article with a conversation between Wesley Morris and A.O. Scott on the year’s best acting, including the intriguing agreement between them that Kristen Stewart is the best actress working right now. Discuss.
Anything but the election.
Apparently Luke Cage, impervious to bullets, can also crash Netflix:
Jackie Chan is receiving an honorary Oscar: https://www.yahoo.com/news/jackie-chan-anne-coates-lynn-stalmaster-frederick-wiseman-160829887.html
What’s wrong with this headline:
Channing Tatum to Play Mermaid in ‘Splash’ Remake for Disney
Story here: http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/channing-tatum-play-mermaid-splash-916172
Noted without comment: Scarlett Johansson is the highest-grossing actress of all time:
Disney is apparently not happy with Rogue One and has ordered reshoots. Supposedly the movie is not testing well.
Reading the sad news of Star Wars: The Phantom Menace child star Jake Lloyd’s legal and mental troubles made me think back to this interview he did at a Star Wars convention back in 2009.
It’s clearly an interview that doesn’t go well and many in the YT comments blame the interviewer (he does ask some inane questions) but for mine it’s pretty clear that Lloyd is passive-aggressive from the word go and not only hates doing the interview, but seems to half-hate that he’s at the convention and back in the public spotlight. Seeing this interview and reading about his troubles would surely put off any parent from having their child do acting.
It’s been twenty years since Fargo.
“So that was Mrs. Lundegaard on the floor in there. And I guess that was your accomplice in the wood chipper. And those three people in Brainerd. And for what? For a little bit of money. There’s more to life than a little money, you know. Don’t you know that? And here ya are, and it’s a beautiful day! Well, I just don’t understand it.”
“February made me shiver,
With each newspaper I’d deliver.
Bad news on the doorstep,
I couldn’t take one more step,
And I can’t remember if I cried,
When I read about his widowed bride.
But something touched me deep inside
The day the music died.”