Last year's unsettling but understated teaser for the forthcoming movie The Green Knight, starring Dev Patel as Sir Gawain, came and went without much comment as Covid spread and theaters shut. But the new trailer released this week is more "epic fantasy" than "whispering horror" and everyone's excited now. It's got a perfectly Arthurian mix of misty pagan locales, gloomy cinematography and weird camp. Also: a talking fox.
This weekend I caught the 1971 outlaw biker flick The Pink Angels. It's interesting not because it's a good movie (it's bad, and so badly edited it laspes into incoherence) but because it's about gay bikers on a road trip. In 1971. From one of only two online reviews of any depth I can find:… READ THE REST
Neo's back in the Matrix and not-so-blissfully unaware of what has (or will?) transpire, but evidently soon makes connections. Most of the old cast is back, with Neil Patrick Harris a prominent newcomer, and Yahya Abdul-Mateen II as Morpheus. Lawrence Fishburne says that he wasn't asked and hasn't been told, though it also seems likely… READ THE REST
Conan O'Brien recently interviewed Daniel "Harry Potter" Radcliffe, who has turned out OK despite being the ultimate mass-culture child star. The "secret" is, frankly, that he never actually went to Hollywood and so was never subjected to its revolting pseudo-liberal predator-infested culture. Everything was filmed in England. I don't really have a satisfying ansswer. I… READ THE REST
From shelves that can't manage to stay level to weeds that grow faster than your beard, there are lots of things to tend to around the house these days. And if your tool arsenal is looking a little sparse, GardenJoy has some great tools that can really save the day. In fact, here are five… READ THE REST
Studies show that the COVID-19 pandemic has affected the mental health of many who might not have had such problems before, and it's hardly surprising given the plight New York City experienced throughout 2020. After living through such a tense time when it was rare that we could even leave our houses, New Yorkers may… READ THE REST
There's a reason why the movie Sideways was such a hit with audiences. Sure, it had a great cast and a fun script, but part of its success was baked into its premise. It was a comedy about people who took wine way too seriously. That's an idea that practically writes itself. You know all… READ THE REST