People have been dealing with a lot of change and redirection lately. Not everything expected to happen gets to happen. This week I expected to review a movie and then that didn’t happen. Yesterday’s Movies will be back next week.
The mood for this week includes
- The Music Box, the classic Laurel and Hardy short about carrying a piano up a steep hill, again and again and again.
- The Money Pit, a young couple’s dream home project spirals out of control.
- The Long, Long, Trailer, a young couple pulling everything they own behind them, learning a lot in the process.
The house lights are raised in the theater this week due to the blowing-stuff-up holiday. Enjoy the explosions.
I find myself without the time to review a movie because of some movie-making business coming up suddenly, so here is a selection of reviews about movies about movie-making:
- The Cameraman, a Buster Keaton slapstick spectacle
- After The Fox, Peter Sellers scams a small European town by making a movie with them.
- Bowfinger, Steve Martin scams Eddie Murphy into making his movie with him.
- Lost in La Mancha, a movie about failing to make a movie.
- This Film Is Not Yet Rated, a movie about the movie industry’s failure to rate itself fairly.
Put together a refrigerator turkey sandwich with some Yesterday’s Movies seasonal favorites.
- Nobody makes Thanksgiving movies like Planes, Trains, and Automobiles. It doesn’t happen.
- Die Hard is popular any time of year, but especially this month.
- The World Is Not Enough is even more perennial.
- If you can find Fitzwilly, you should see Fitzwilly.
- I’m not in a rush to see White Christmas because Holiday Inn was good as it was.
- Give One Magic Christmas another chance.
Regular reviews resume next week.
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.