Holiday leftovers

Put together a refrigerator turkey sandwich with some Yesterday’s Movies seasonal favorites.

Regular reviews resume next week.

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Under the weather

I’m sick in a sleepy and achy way that clashes with critical thought, so I have to put this project aside this week and rest.

I just learned today that the comic relief boffin sidekick from Spider-Man: Homecoming, Jacob Batalon, was also the comic relief boffin sidekick in Rooster Teeth’s horror pastiche Blood Fest, less a lot of hair. I knew he looked familiar from something.

Ceci n’est pas un update

I really don’t like to miss a week so close together, but I’ve got two deadlines weighing down hard on me and I simply don’t have the time to review a movie this week.

I know I already made the last cancellation post about Net Neutrality, but this week the FCC made their vote, ignored the overwhelming criticism, and voted to reclassify the internet out of Title 2, allowing internet service providers to treat their customers’ data differently depending on what they want to encourage and what they want to gouge for, throttle, or totally block, which is a power they should not be allowed to have even if we were not in an age of service providers owned by entertainment giants that also own streaming video services that compete with other services.

The FCC was not going to be swayed from their reckless decision, but the courts and Congress will have the last say about it. You can help by calling or writing a unique letter to your representatives, donating to the EFF and ACLU, and if your state is not among the states suing the FCC, calling your state government officials and demanding to know why.

Recommended watching:

Summer watchlist

My plans changed at the last minute and I don’t have a review this week. But here are some movies I’ve been meaning to rewatch lately:

  • Blazing Saddles
  • The Producers
  • History of the World, Part I
  • Young Frankenstein (Yeah, I’ve been having a taste for Mel Brooks lately)
  • Moana
  • Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade
  • Anastasia
  • After Death

Some movies I’ve been wanting to watch for the first time and haven’t gotten to yet:

Finally, one of the best short films I’ve ever watched is available for everyone to see on Vimeo from the filmmakers, La Premiere. I’ve heard that they’re trying to turn it into something bigger, and I hope to see that sometime.