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.
Unexpectedly busy this week, caught without a post.
I recently came across Stephen Fry and the Gutenberg Press, and I think it’s fascinating, if that’s something you’re interested in.
There will be no review this week due to unforeseen circumstances.
You should go see Black Panther or A Wrinkle In Time if you haven’t yet.
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.
As ever, this is a busy time of year, and some things end up sliding for more important tasks this week. This post is the slide.
Screaming at your representatives to keep the FCC from killing net neutrality in a move that will benefit approximately zero Americans who are not telecom owners is an important task one might do this week.
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)
- Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade
- 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.
It’s a holiday weekend. People are regaining consciousness from sleeping off big meals, people are wrestling each other for ten dollars off a low-grade tv, people are staying home pointedly not buying anything, people are watching movies in theaters. Reading blogs doesn’t happen much.
But if you would like some leftovers, here’s some suggested reading and viewing: