The mighty always fall. There’s a moment, early in the recent Rolling Stones Documentary Crossfire Hurricane, where Mick Jagger discusses the level of truth to the band’s bad-boy image, as marketed by manager/impresario Andrew Loog Oldham: “When you cast actors for a part, you look to find actors suitable for the part. We were actors … More The Darkness of Kevin Spacey: Swimming With Sharks and How Hollywood Breeds Monsters
At the beginning of the month, I made a handful of predictions about Solo: A Star Wars Story. I saw it over the weekend, and have digested the various reactions to it on social media. Let’s now see how well I did: Everyone will go in with very low expectations. The rumor about this film … More Judging My Predictions: A Solo Review
After Mark Steyn administers the appropriate thwacking to Branagh’s recent flop PC adaptation of Murder on the Orient Express – in which perhaps the worst crime is giving Poirot a preposterous walrus mustache – he moves on to speak glowingly of Sydney Lumet’s 1974 version: Oh, to be sure, Lumet’s Orient Express is of its time, and the color … More Murder on the Orient Express and 1970’s Cinema
I have been sick and busy and sick these last few days, and am currently unable to even describe my current state as “like hot garbage” – barely warmed-over recyclables is more like it. So I’m going to link this one in. I admit that I have yet to actually watch Darkest Hour, despite having had … More Mark Steyn on Winston Churchill
One one level, having to deny that something is dead is evidence that a significant number of people thing it is, which is “dead” in pop-culture terms. And that’s true as far as it goes. But pop-culture isn’t everything. So on another level, the internet is filled with blogging. If you consider social media micro-blogging … More Of Course Blogging Isn’t Dead.
Predictions are usually wrong. If Game of Thrones has taught us nothing else, it’s that what we expect to happen is not what’s going to happen at all. I was convinced that all of Snowcean’s Seven was going to die in the Land of Always Winter except Jon Snow. I had a whole theory posted … More A Series of Predictions on Upcoming Star Wars Films
So a friend of mine texted me yesterday with the words “New Game of Thrones book out 11/20.” And I got all excited and stuff. Because I’d pretty much given up on ever seeing Winds of Winter this year. And that’s a day before my birthday. Serendipity, right? RIGHT. TWOW CONFIRMED. GET HYPE! Oh. No, winter … More Lost in Westeros