Fashion, not Hollywood are the only ones casting Asians

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(Thank Gooodness, fashion is leading the way…representing Asian Beauty Big time)

As if there wasn’t already enough discrimination and racism in the world, whether you have depression, a bad job, bipolar, dwarfism, adhd,  a chronic physical illness now we have to put up with this????

When was the last time you saw a Hollywood movie with an Asian in the lead? Why Not?

The producers pitching the idea to the studios for production and distribution and ad money claim that because there are no Asian “A-listers” (A la Julia Roberts or George Clooney) that they can’t get dough if they go with lesser known actors. So they do see one color. Green.

It is sooo blatantly wrong to do things like cast Emma Stone as an Asian-American in ‘Aloha” with Bradley Cooper….even  Mickey Rooney played an Asian  lead Character. And these producers are just plain WRONG. Or scared. Or prejudiced. The most ethnically diverse franchise, “Fast and Furious” did hundreds of millions at the Box Office, for example.

FASHION on the other hand is in the midst of what they call “The Great Disruption.” See above. My sister works at high end lingerie designer “La Perla.” In the last 8 mo, 30% of her casting choices have been ladies of Asian descent. And boy do they sell some intimate wear!!!!  (Chanel, Gucci, Burberry, etc are right behind her).

She just got another job that will take her to LA with her three children and husband. But she has blazed a new trail for La Perla in a sagging luxury market post 2008. Go Sis!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Fashion, not Hollywood are the only ones casting Asians

laperlasianLa Perla Ad

(Thank Gooodness, fashion is leading the way…representing Asian Beauty Big time)

As if there wasn’t already enough discrimination and racism in the world, whether you have depression, a bad job, bipolar, dwarfism, adhd,  a chronic physical illness now we have to put up with this????

When was the last time you saw a Hollywood movie with an Asian in the lead? Why Not?

The producers pitching the idea to the studios for production and distribution and ad money claim that because there are no Asian “A-listers” (A la Julia Roberts or George Clooney) that they can’t get dough if they go with lesser known actors. So they do see one color. Green.

It is sooo blatantly wrong to do things like cast Emma Stone as an Asian-American in ‘Aloha” with Bradley Cooper….even  Mickey Rooney played an Asian  lead Character. And these producers are just plain WRONG. Or scared. Or prejudiced. The most ethnically diverse franchise, “Fast and Furious” did hundreds of millions at the Box Office, for example.

FASHION on the other hand is in the midst of what they call “The Great Disruption.” See above. My sister works at high end lingerie designer “La Perla.” In the last 8 mo, 30% of her casting choices have been ladies of Asian descent. And boy do they sell some intimate wear!!!!  (Chanel, Gucci, Burberry, etc are right behind her).

She just got another job that will take her to LA with her three children and husband. But she has blazed a new trail for La Perla in a sagging luxury market post 2008. Go Sis!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I’m on a Charlotte Rampling Kick

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The hostess of horror is back with a new film, “45 Years”

Charlotte Rampling specializes in roles that attempt to normalize the most horrific. I call her the ‘hostess of horror.’

I became aware of her when I saw a Mickey Roarke Robert Deniro movie about selling one’s soul to the devil (an old theme if ever there was one) and she played a New Orleans Voodooienne who met her bloody end before they could extract her prophesies and spells. I learned about her role in “The Night Porter,” Reveled in her role as serial killer “Dexter’s” unconditionally approving, supportive and loving psychiatrist who specialized in childhood trauma and two recent films: The role of the stern, black and white “Women Must Endure these things” mother of Keira Knightly in “The Duchess.” It’s a terrific film also starring Ralph Fiennes as the uncouth Duke she is forced into marriage with. Then another film with Keira Knightly called “Never Let me Go” about using British Orphans solely for the purpose of organ donation. She played the head of the institution that schooled these orphans into thinking they were serving a high purpose parting with their parts one by one until they weakened and died. Now she’s back in a movie about a wonderful marriage shattered by something horrific. I can’t wait to see it.

She’s the model of a cosmetics campaign for Nas Cosmetics, joining octogenarian Joan Didion as a fine example of the grace of aging. What could be better for us? Sometimes life is horrible but we have to make the best of it and see light in the dark, as she seems to.

I luv Jeremy Irons, Kevin Spacey, Paul Bettany, Stanley Tucci &Tarantino

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Can’t wait for Quentin Tarantino’s “Famous 8” also his 8th film. He often is nostalgia driven in his choice of song, camerawork, choice of actors who haven’t worked in years. (he revived Uma Thurman and John Travolta in 1993’s “Pulp Fiction,”  Michael Keaton in 1999’s “Jackie Brown” and also the career of black actress Pam Grier from blacksplotation films like “Foxy Brown.” He also works with Samuel L Jackson, Kurt Russel, Germany’s Christopher Waltz (a two time academy award winner for best supporting actor) and Brad PItt.

 

Just for kicks yesterday I watched a movie about a financial crisis at an investment company. Their risk-benefit equation was off, and their stock was worthless. It featured Demi Moore, Paul Bettany, Kevin Spacey (for comic relief of the tension) Stanly Tucci, Jeremy Irons and Simon Baker. There was a priceless scene after 80% of workforce on the floor was fired summarily, security guards, instant disconnection of cell phone and internet access etc. It’s grave and tense. Paul Bettany walks into Kevin Spacey’s office. Spacey had worked their thirty years. His head was laying on his desk and you’d think it was work related anguish. Bettany says “What’s wrong?” Spacey looks up tearfully and says, “My Dog’s Dying, She’s at the vet, bla bla I’m spending a thousand a day to keep her alive” and I just burst out in hysterical laughter for five minutes.

 

Then at the end, when Jeremy Irons has told them to sell all of their worthless shares supposed to be worth trillions of dollars and bankrupt all the other people on wall street and their investors, there is this scene where he is fine dining with a white tablecloth in an exclusive restaurant in the building. He is hunched over his table, drinking his wine like a vulture. He is doing a very dishonorable thing, saving his ass and bankrupting others. He’s like a lion dining on the carcass of the investment world. It’s great work.

I luv Jeremy Irons, Kevin Spacey, Paul Bettany, Stanley Tucci &Tarantino

kevin

 

 

Can’t wait for Quentin Tarantino’s “Famous 8” also his 8th film. He often is nostalgia driven in his choice of song, camerawork, choice of actors who haven’t worked in years. (he revived Uma Thurman and John Travolta in 1993’s “Pulp Fiction,”  Michael Keaton in 1999’s “Jackie Brown” and also the career of black actress Pam Grier from blacksplotation films like “Foxy Brown.” He also works with Samuel L Jackson, Kurt Russel, Germany’s Christopher Waltz (a two time academy award winner for best supporting actor) and Brad PItt.

 

Just for kicks yesterday I watched a movie about a financial crisis at an investment company. Their risk-benefit equation was off, and their stock was worthless. It featured Demi Moore, Paul Bettany, Kevin Spacey (for comic relief of the tension) Stanly Tucci, Jeremy Irons and Simon Baker. There was a priceless scene after 80% of workforce on the floor was fired summarily, security guards, instant disconnection of cell phone and internet access etc. It’s grave and tense. Paul Bettany walks into Kevin Spacey’s office. Spacey had worked their thirty years. His head was laying on his desk and you’d think it was work related anguish. Bettany says “What’s wrong?” Spacey looks up tearfully and says, “My Dog’s Dying, She’s at the vet, bla bla I’m spending a thousand a day to keep her alive” and I just burst out in hysterical laughter for five minutes.

 

Then at the end, when Jeremy Irons has told them to sell all of their worthless shares supposed to be worth trillions of dollars and bankrupt all the other people on wall street and their investors, there is this scene where he is fine dining with a white tablecloth in an exclusive restaurant in the building. He is hunched over his table, drinking his wine like a vulture. He is doing a very dishonorable thing, saving his ass and bankrupting others. He’s like a lion dining on the carcass of the investment world. It’s great work.

Escape from Paris: Movies & TV The Good, Bad and Ugly. Foreign too.

I don’t want anyone to think I don’t care about  Paris, ISIS, Their threats to Russia, Recent acts of Terrorism, Mass Immigration from war torn countries and the lick.

I am shocked. I’m not frightened yet, I’m frozen.   My reactions swing from right to left. I know people who really feel strongly about increasing our military presence and taking extreme action against people in the Middle East. What do you think?  Most of us can’t do anything from here except enlist or write letters to the editor. Or vote.

Here’s  why I’m so into movies. I learn about other people’s  global convictions and how express them in their art. Not the business of going to Darfur or adopting ten children, but with their scripts, movies, film reviews and the like.

Here’s what’s coming up or playing now in Movies and in Amazon Prime’s Pilot season. If you don’t go to films, you can write them down and get them from Netflix, the Library or Amazon when they come out on video. This is what I do. Movies are expensive and I’m on a fixed income.

 

I’ll do documentaries next time.

 

 

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I read her reviews in the LA times when I was there and until now,  I never understood the deep political convictions she floated in her reviews. Like this one: “Morality tale plays right and left.” This was about a Gregory Peck Cold War Spy film. There is a double meaning in ‘right and left,’ conservative and liberal.

In the film review she accuses our government and the Hollywood studios of portraying political ideology as Right and Wrong, Black and White, Right and Left, instead of shades of gray. She further theorized that we needed to understand our enemies and why they were in conflict with Americans. I wonder what she would say now, about this Paris situation.

The Good, Bad and The Ugly in new and upcoming TV & Film:

I will deal with Christmas themed movies, Netflix’s  new TV shows and documentaries next week.

 

My New New Category: Tanked but not toast. Movies that the critics hate and did not do well at the Box Office.

Deep freeze at the box office, “Burnt” is well done.

Unfortunately for The Weinstein Company,  Their new haute cuisine film about a sober, troubled chef on the re-invent lacks pace from beginning to end.  An hour of vibrant, detailed closeups of culinary masterpieces stalls our realization of how high the stakes are and how high the odds are stacked against Bradley Cooper’s character.  Many are gunning for him to fail.  Sienna Miller, (Factory Girl) Daniel Bruhl, (Rush, Inglorious Bastards) Emma Thompson, Uma Thurman and Matthew Rhys (Phillip from ‘The Americans on FX)  costar. Word is the studio will push for an Academy Award nomination or two.  Weinstein usually does.  I wish them well.

If you love Quentin Tarantino

 

“The Hateful 8.” Gun slinging Western inspired by Sergio Leone, Spagetti Westerns starring Jennifer Jason Leigh, Kurt Russel and Samuel Jackson for starters. He’s reviving a cheesy wide-screen technology from the 1970’s that the Movie Studios employed to lure people away from their brand new television sets back to the theatres. Leave it to Quentin to employ a cheesy film making technique as a retro-comic touch like he did with “Jackie Brown.”

If You Love Moby Dick….

December 15 “In The Heart of The Sea.” After thousands of recent Television and Literary references to Herman Melville’s Masterpiece “Moby Dick, joking about people’s pointless and absurd obsessions, Ron Howard (A Beautiful Mind, Rush) is taking on The Great White Whale. It’s been stalled, so this date is not fixed for sure. It should be here by Christmas at least. Great Quote from film and book, “What offense did we give God to upset him so?” I guess it gets pretty wet out there.

“The Last Witch Hunter” Vin Diesel resurfaces, finally.

“Crimson Peak” Gothic Romance with Jessica Chastain.  A spooky haunted house.

“Spectre” Bond. James Bond. Daniel Craig. The only reason to see this is to take in Oscar Winner Christopher Waltz’s graceful menace. He was the hunter in Quentin Tarantino’s “Inglorious Bastards,” hunting down every last one. Remember?

November 20 Nicole Kidman and Julia Roberts “The Secret in Their Eyes.”

Steve Carrell “The Long Short.” Bad Loans somehow funny?

The Heist: Robert Deniro and others hijacking a school bus.

The Martian (Matt Damon’s “Green Light” take about diveristity in hiring only being important in casting choices (makes me keep Freudian slip-forgetting to put his movie on here…Sorry Matt. Just keep hiring enough women to say you do.)

Suffragette w Carey Mulligan, Meryl Streep, Helena Bonham Carter

Brooklyn: Coming of Age, moving to New York in 50’s

Truth: Robert Redford, Cate Blanchette and Matthew Modine about the CBS witchunt following an unflattering 60 minutes story about the Bush Dynasty pulling strings to keep George W out of ‘Nam.It’s about why Dan Rather, played by Redford, stepped down from journalism. It’s very moving, even if you are not a liberal.

James White: Sundance Festival Winner about an unrepentant druggie whose mom, Cynthia Nixon, is dying of Cancer.

“The Condemned 2:” Eric Roberts (Julia Robert’s underemployed terrific actor brother) Wrestling film

“Miss You Already” Drew Barrymore and Tony Collette as best friends. They both admit in interviews that it’s a chick flick. Color me Surprised.

“My All American.” Football film true story.

“Shelter” a drama about homelessness. Jennifer Connelly stars

“The 33:” Chile (coal miners trapped underground after a blast) Antonio Banderas, Juliet Binoche, Jennifer Lopez, Lou Diamond Phillips (Henry from Longmire) Cote De Pablo refurfaces at last (NCIS, she’s from Chile)

“By The Sea” Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie doing a ‘take’ on former celebrity couple Richard Burton and Liz Taylor. Troubled artists in a troubled marriage. Some violence and much grief. Written and directed by Ms. Jolie. Is said to be good if you can endure all of the gorgeous posing and art film aspirations seen in camera work, body language, dialogue, lighting, locale and wardrobe. Said to be opening November 10 in 10 theatres.

“Concussion” December when???Will Smith takes on the NFL on behalf of the player’s by discovering brain injury and related complications and trying to help install safeguards against further injury and disability Alec Baldwin Co-Stars. Supposedly in December. Gotta be by Christmas, right?

“Spotlight:” Boston Globe finally stops protecting the Catholic Church in story about investigative journalism’s duty and ability to expose human transgression and help put an end to it. Live Schreiber, Mark Ruffalo, Michael Keaton, Rachel McAdams (True Crime), John Slattery (Roger from Mad Men). It better be good. It’s gotten a lot of media attention.

.New Info on “Trumbo:” Bryan Cranston (Mad Men)as the blacklisted Screenwriter who manages to get his work produced from a jail cell. Also, I just found out that Helen Mirren plays the feisty, power-wielding MGM publicity gossip columnist Hedda Hopper. Apparently this woman was known for her flamboyant wardrobe and ridiculous hats with toy objects on them. It should be great.

House of Spies..Tom Hanks dir: Speilberg. This is a must see. Even tho it’s a cold war drama concerning spies, it also deals with integrity and professional respect.

 

 

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Foreign

Madam Phuang’s last Journey: Vietnamese about transgenders.

Song of Lahore: Pakistani film about a traveling orchestra.

“Love” Argentine Movie about love told thru sexual escapades.

“The Price We Pay,” French, about global income inequality. Supposed to be good.

The Nightingale: china

Mia Madre: Italy. It’s about a female film maker.

“Taxi” Iranian film shot from a car camera.

Televison….this is just what I’ve seen on TNT and Amazon Prime

 

TNT’s Agent X With Sharon Stone: Hackneyed mish-mash of various spy stories sewn together in a horrible, unintelligible patchwork quilt.

A few of Amazon’s new shows:

“Z: The Start of All things” Christina Ricci is terrific as Zelda Fitzgerald in this coming-of-age, finding-true-love drama.

Amazon: The Man In the High Tower ***** (What if the Nazis and Japanese won World War two? What if the Mentally ill, elderly, children and crippled were drugged to sleep and incinerated every Thursday?) So good it’s scary.

The Good Girls Revolt: It appears to be the story of the late Nora Ephron’s early days.  (Sleeping In Seattle, When Harry Met Sally, You’ve Got Mail, Books, Essays) A Feminist take on young idealistic female journalists in the 1960’s, when women were not allowed to be journalists but relegated to researchers. You know they’re not going to stand for it. The first show is about the rush to get the scoop on Northern California’s Altamont Concert, the Hells Angels who were security guards there and the deaths that occurred. Police Brutality? Say it’s not so.

Z The Start of All Things: Zelda Fitzgerald as previously mentioned.

There is a new Western…forget the name…

There are four animated series and I don’t watch those.

 

 

Escape from Paris: Movies & TV The Good, Bad and Ugly. Foreign too.

I don’t want anyone to think I don’t care about  Paris, ISIS, Their threats to Russia, Recent acts of Terrorism, Mass Immigration from war torn countries and the lick.

I am shocked. I’m not frightened yet, I’m frozen.   My reactions swing from right to left. I know people who really feel strongly about increasing our military presence and taking extreme action against people in the Middle East. What do you think?  Most of us can’t do anything from here except enlist or write letters to the editor. Or vote.

Here’s  why I’m so into movies. I learn about other people’s  global convictions and how express them in their art. Not the business of going to Darfur or adopting ten children, but with their scripts, movies, film reviews and the like.

Here’s what’s coming up or playing now in Movies and in Amazon Prime’s Pilot season. If you don’t go to films, you can write them down and get them from Netflix, the Library or Amazon when they come out on video. This is what I do. Movies are expensive and I’m on a fixed income.

 

I’ll do documentaries next time.

 

 

deniro bradley cooper Pauline Kael PaulineKaelBookMovies are my hobby. I’m reading a book about the late Pauline Kael, who was the most influential and political film critic ever. (New Yorker, Look, McCalls and the LA Times.)

I read her reviews in the LA times when I was there and until now,  I never understood the deep political convictions she floated in her reviews. Like this one: “Morality tale plays right and left.” This was about a Gregory Peck Cold War Spy film. There is a double meaning in ‘right and left,’ conservative and liberal.

In the film review she accuses our government and the Hollywood studios of portraying political ideology as Right and Wrong, Black and White, Right and Left, instead of shades of gray. She further theorized that we needed to understand our enemies and why they were in conflict with Americans. I wonder what she would say now, about this Paris situation.

The Good, Bad and The Ugly in new and upcoming TV & Film:

I will deal with Christmas themed movies, Netflix’s  new TV shows and documentaries next week.

 

My New New Category: Tanked but not toast. Movies that the critics hate and did not do well at the Box Office.

Deep freeze at the box office, “Burnt” is well done.

Unfortunately for The Weinstein Company,  Their new haute cuisine film about a sober, troubled chef on the re-invent lacks pace from beginning to end.  An hour of vibrant, detailed closeups of culinary masterpieces stalls our realization of how high the stakes are and how high the odds are stacked against Bradley Cooper’s character.  Many are gunning for him to fail.  Sienna Miller, (Factory Girl) Daniel Bruhl, (Rush, Inglorious Bastards) Emma Thompson, Uma Thurman and Matthew Rhys (Phillip from ‘The Americans on FX)  costar. Word is the studio will push for an Academy Award nomination or two.  Weinstein usually does.  I wish them well.

If you love Quentin Tarantino

 

“The Hateful 8.” Gun slinging Western inspired by Sergio Leone, Spagetti Westerns starring Jennifer Jason Leigh, Kurt Russel and Samuel Jackson for starters. He’s reviving a cheesy wide-screen technology from the 1970’s that the Movie Studios employed to lure people away from their brand new television sets back to the theatres. Leave it to Quentin to employ a cheesy film making technique as a retro-comic touch like he did with “Jackie Brown.”

If You Love Moby Dick….

December 15 “In The Heart of The Sea.” After thousands of recent Television and Literary references to Herman Melville’s Masterpiece “Moby Dick, joking about people’s pointless and absurd obsessions, Ron Howard (A Beautiful Mind, Rush) is taking on The Great White Whale. It’s been stalled, so this date is not fixed for sure. It should be here by Christmas at least. Great Quote from film and book, “What offense did we give God to upset him so?” I guess it gets pretty wet out there.

“The Last Witch Hunter” Vin Diesel resurfaces, finally.

“Crimson Peak” Gothic Romance with Jessica Chastain.  A spooky haunted house.

“Spectre” Bond. James Bond. Daniel Craig. The only reason to see this is to take in Oscar Winner Christopher Waltz’s graceful menace. He was the hunter in Quentin Tarantino’s “Inglorious Bastards,” hunting down every last one. Remember?

November 20 Nicole Kidman and Julia Roberts “The Secret in Their Eyes.”

Steve Carrell “The Long Short.” Bad Loans somehow funny?

The Heist: Robert Deniro and others hijacking a school bus.

The Martian (Matt Damon’s “Green Light” take about diveristity in hiring only being important in casting choices (makes me keep Freudian slip-forgetting to put his movie on here…Sorry Matt. Just keep hiring enough women to say you do.)

Suffragette w Carey Mulligan, Meryl Streep, Helena Bonham Carter

Brooklyn: Coming of Age, moving to New York in 50’s

Truth: Robert Redford, Cate Blanchette and Matthew Modine about the CBS witchunt following an unflattering 60 minutes story about the Bush Dynasty pulling strings to keep George W out of ‘Nam.It’s about why Dan Rather, played by Redford, stepped down from journalism. It’s very moving, even if you are not a liberal.

James White: Sundance Festival Winner about an unrepentant druggie whose mom, Cynthia Nixon, is dying of Cancer.

“The Condemned 2:” Eric Roberts (Julia Robert’s underemployed terrific actor brother) Wrestling film

“Miss You Already” Drew Barrymore and Tony Collette as best friends. They both admit in interviews that it’s a chick flick. Color me Surprised.

“My All American.” Football film true story.

“Shelter” a drama about homelessness. Jennifer Connelly stars

“The 33:” Chile (coal miners trapped underground after a blast) Antonio Banderas, Juliet Binoche, Jennifer Lopez, Lou Diamond Phillips (Henry from Longmire) Cote De Pablo refurfaces at last (NCIS, she’s from Chile)

“By The Sea” Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie doing a ‘take’ on former celebrity couple Richard Burton and Liz Taylor. Troubled artists in a troubled marriage. Some violence and much grief. Written and directed by Ms. Jolie. Is said to be good if you can endure all of the gorgeous posing and art film aspirations seen in camera work, body language, dialogue, lighting, locale and wardrobe. Said to be opening November 10 in 10 theatres.

“Concussion” December when???Will Smith takes on the NFL on behalf of the player’s by discovering brain injury and related complications and trying to help install safeguards against further injury and disability Alec Baldwin Co-Stars. Supposedly in December. Gotta be by Christmas, right?

“Spotlight:” Boston Globe finally stops protecting the Catholic Church in story about investigative journalism’s duty and ability to expose human transgression and help put an end to it. Live Schreiber, Mark Ruffalo, Michael Keaton, Rachel McAdams (True Crime), John Slattery (Roger from Mad Men). It better be good. It’s gotten a lot of media attention.

.New Info on “Trumbo:” Bryan Cranston (Mad Men)as the blacklisted Screenwriter who manages to get his work produced from a jail cell. Also, I just found out that Helen Mirren plays the feisty, power-wielding MGM publicity gossip columnist Hedda Hopper. Apparently this woman was known for her flamboyant wardrobe and ridiculous hats with toy objects on them. It should be great.

House of Spies..Tom Hanks dir: Speilberg. This is a must see. Even tho it’s a cold war drama concerning spies, it also deals with integrity and professional respect.

 

 

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Foreign

Madam Phuang’s last Journey: Vietnamese about transgenders.

Song of Lahore: Pakistani film about a traveling orchestra.

“Love” Argentine Movie about love told thru sexual escapades.

“The Price We Pay,” French, about global income inequality. Supposed to be good.

The Nightingale: china

Mia Madre: Italy. It’s about a female film maker.

“Taxi” Iranian film shot from a car camera.

Televison….this is just what I’ve seen on TNT and Amazon Prime

 

TNT’s Agent X With Sharon Stone: Hackneyed mish-mash of various spy stories sewn together in a horrible, unintelligible patchwork quilt.

A few of Amazon’s new shows:

“Z: The Start of All things” Christina Ricci is terrific as Zelda Fitzgerald in this coming-of-age, finding-true-love drama.

Amazon: The Man In the High Tower ***** (What if the Nazis and Japanese won World War two? What if the Mentally ill, elderly, children and crippled were drugged to sleep and incinerated every Thursday?) So good it’s scary.

The Good Girls Revolt: It appears to be the story of the late Nora Ephron’s early days.  (Sleeping In Seattle, When Harry Met Sally, You’ve Got Mail, Books, Essays) A Feminist take on young idealistic female journalists in the 1960’s, when women were not allowed to be journalists but relegated to researchers. You know they’re not going to stand for it. The first show is about the rush to get the scoop on Northern California’s Altamont Concert, the Hells Angels who were security guards there and the deaths that occurred. Police Brutality? Say it’s not so.

Z The Start of All Things: Zelda Fitzgerald as previously mentioned.

There is a new Western…forget the name…

There are four animated series and I don’t watch those.

 

 

Movies: New, Notable and the ones that slipped away, unnoticed.

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Bryan Cranston in “Trumbo.”

He looks different from Mad Men, huh? Do you like him with hair or without?

Movies: New, notable and some unnoticed that SLIPPED BY us by and are on video or should be soon.

Movies: New, notable and some unnoticed that SLIPPED BY us by and are on video or should be soon.

Trumbo”  “Breaking Bad’s”Cranston about a screen writer during the McCarthy communist witch hunts. November.

“Spotlight” about Boston Globe journalists uncovering a Catholic Church coverup of pedophilia and other abuses of young children. Liev Schreiber, Mark Ruffalo, Stanley Tucci Rachel McCadams (Roger from Mad Men)  November

Peace Officer (about a cop) Peace Officer is a documentary about Police Violence.

Testament of Youth with newcomer Alicia Vikander and Kit Harrington as an almost suffragette woman during WWI era in England. She doesn’t want a husband, she wants to go to Oxford. The father is played by Dominic West of “The Affair.” Finally streaming. Slow at first but worth it.

Darwin Paul Bettany This is from 2009, but we didn’t see a wide screen release of it because it’s a British Film!!!

House of Spies..Tom Hanks dir: Speilberg. This is a must see. Even tho it’s a cold war drama concerning spies, it also deals with integrity, and upholding our constitution, which Tom Hanks argues is what essentially defines us as true Americans.

To look forward to. Ron Howard takes on an adaptation of “Moby Dick” in a film called “In the Heart of the sea.”

“HaiL Caesar” with George Clooney, Cohen brothers again.

“Carol” Cate Blanchett and Rooney Mara are in love. It’s set in the past when gays had to closet themselves so things are difficult for them.

“Return to Sender” Rosamund Pike (from Gone Girl)

“The Killing Season”DeNiro and Travolta (on video) these guys end up hunting each other.

“Burnt” Bradley Cooper. Something about a guy who has nothing to lose.

Also Older: “Slow West” Michael Fassbender plays a bounty hunter in 1880’s Colorado.

“Truth” with Cate Blanchett, Robert Redford Dennis Quaid and Elisabeth Moss.

“Room” with Joan Allen 2015 Canadian-Irish drama film directed by Lenny Abrahamson and written by Emma Donoghue, based on her novel of the same name. The film stars Brie Larson, Jacob Tremblay, Joan Allen, Sean Bridgers, and William H. Macy.

Plot – ‎Cast – ‎Production – ‎References

99 Homes with Michael Shannon, Predatory real estate practices during the loan foreclosure crisis. Evictions a gogo.

Iceman with James Franco, Winona Ryder, Ray Liotta & Michael Shannon again. Shannon got an Oscar Nomination for his performance in this organized crime movie. Liotta has a big part. Listen Up Phillip  Elisabeth Moss about a struggling writer

Listen to Me Marlon  Documentary Indie  I think I saw an ad that Showtime was going to air this.

Labyrinth of Lies..;.Germans questioning Nazi’s

Ashby with Mickey Roarke  Xfinity

“Shanghai  Gong Li John Cusak old but new

Pay the Ghost Nicolas Cage…Xfinity

Lost in Hong Kong  Gong Li, again.

Legend: Movie about the Krays

Labyrinth of Lies