Friday, January 29, 2021
Tuesday, January 26, 2021
WOW! WOW! WOW!
My mother actually stated this show as a 10 out of 10 for her and along with the story in Entertainment Weekly, and the cast of this show, I knew I wanted to watch it.
It is only 6 hour long episodes and oh my goodness the amount of story that happens in those 6 hours is a massive undertaking and one that David E Kelley can more than handle.
An incredible story told by the most wonderful cast: Nicole Kidman, Hugh Grant, Noah Jupe, Donald Sutherland, and Lily Rabe and a supporting cast of people I hope to see for a long time to come.
It's a mystery wrapped in a courtroom drama wrapped in a family drama. Sooooooo very good.
I can tell you nothing specific because you need to watch it for yourself and enjoy the ride. It is beautifully filmed and the costuming is luscious. Nicole Kidman is a force to watch and I believe there is nothing she can't do at this point. Hugh Grant had me needing to watch Notting Hill after the show so I could clear my brain of his character. Donald Sutherland was pure, intense, heartbreaking, demanding and one of the best roles I have seen him create. But the actor who stole the show for me was the young boy, Noah Jupe. Oh what a joy to watch this young man portray his character. The emotions he had to go through, it was impressive.
Bonus information: the singer of the opening credits song is none other than Nicole Kidman. Simply beautiful.
4 paws and a tail
Friday, January 22, 2021
|Image from How Do You Know You're Doing Science Wrong? |
[Better Living Through Science -- Redux] -- Back in January 2011, a mere decade ago, this week's theme was inspired by a fan video that I had recently seen in my Facebook newsfeed. I used that very same video in the original post, and while you'll have to wait until later for specific details about it, I do have to confess that the fan video is no longer available, womp womp. But I did find a replacement, so for now, all I want to say about it is that it took footage from the then current incarnation of an older TV series and set it to a great song from a crazy-fun 80s movie (a movie that inspired a slightly entertaining 90s TV series, but that's a bit tangential even for today).
Tuesday, January 19, 2021
First viewing - I did not like the movie. Although I think some of it was because we didn't have closed captioning on and I missed a lot of dialogue thereby missing some of the movie context.
I did feel the first viewing was a little lacking and the movie was a bit over the top. But we watched it a second time during the watch along with Patty Jenkins and Gal Gadot WITH closed captioning and I liked the move much much more. It hit me differently too. I bought into the meaning and was very moved by it.
My biggest statement, though, I had during the two watches of the movie was "Why does a woman have to always give up everything?"
Even the villain man got his son back at the end. But Diana/Wonder Woman has to give up everything she has.
The movie is definitely eye candy and Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman will always make me happy. I had no issue with the Steve Trevor storyline overall and I liked how they made it work. Kristen Wiig as Cheetah was quite the casting choice and she blew me away. I always think that comedians make the best dramatic actors.
Be sure to stick around for the credit scene. It is brilliant perfection.
I definitely liked the first Wonder Woman better but I would watch this again (third times a charm) and probably will before our month of HBO Max is over - we signed up just to see Wonder Woman 1984.
Friday, January 15, 2021
Friday, January 8, 2021
I'll see you in seven!