some movie reviews
March 14, 2016
I’m falling behind on movie watching and I can’t say I even really care. I’m on spoiler lockdown for Captain America: Civil War. Not going to watch any more trailers and I don’t want to know anything else until it comes out. That’s not until May, and I think I may even be out of town that weekend. Can’t even figure it out right now.
But I do have my long review of Deadpool up at Lightspeed. I don’t think I linked to it yet so there you go.
I’ll have a review of Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: Sword of Destiny out next month. Yes, it’s a sequel to the 2000 Chinese martial arts movie, released on Netflix only. It’s a strange new world of distribution, and I’m getting closer and closer to cancelling cable and picking up a few online subscriptions instead. TV ala carte. I can hardly remember the days when we had to read the TV schedule and wait for things to come on and make sure we were in the right place and the right time to see them. Remember when you watched a movie with the realization that you might never get a chance to see that movie ever again? Me neither.
What I did watch this weekend: The Sting was on TCM. This is one of my favorite, favorite movies. The classic grifter movie, with so much style and charisma and Newman and Redford and oh my gosh the music. Scott Joplin would be virtually unknown today if not for the score to this movie. The thing I learned this time: the actor playing Luther is Robert Earl Jones. James Earl Jones’ father. I did not know that. Thank you, internet search!