Everyone can have some fries. Delicious fries. Or something.
I’ve spent a bunch of recent weeks inundating a friend with random fanfics then texting her to get her reactions like a creepy fanfic stalker.
THIS WEEKEND, I’m planning on seeing A Quiet Place and Isle of Dogs, and possibly also Rampage, Love, Simon, Blockers, and/or The Death of Stalin.
I have done four or five movies in a weekend before, but not usually when I have other stuff to do, and I do, but we shall see. I’m betting on two.
If you’re hanging out this weekend, here are some recs for streaming!
Flix has Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow, a film that attempts to grasp the age of radio scifi. Drenched, as it is, in cinematography reminiscent of film classics from Metropolis to noir detective fiction, it’s a lot more about style than about substance, but I think it’s fun.
Hulu has one of my favorite comedies, Steve Martin’s modernization of Cyrano De Bergerac, Roxanne.
I like it partially because the love interest is an astronomer and I am a giant space nerd and partially because of my deep and lengthy love affair with Martin’s work. It has one of the best scenes of someone standing up to a bully of all time and the characters are fun and goofy while still feeling real enough to bring the emotions home.
And, unlike the original play (spoiler!), it has a happy ending.
Amazon has oscar-winning drama Moonlight, which if you haven’t seen, you really should. It’s fantastic and so well worth watching.
Guess who broke down and subscribed to an additional streaming service? This guy! I mostly did it because I was sick of being exposed to ads when I am on an endless string of watching late night comedians or youtube gamers, but they have other content, too.
One of the things streaming on youtube currently, is Kedi, a critically acclaimed documentary about cats in Istanbul.
I haven’t gotten a chance to really browse their stuff, yet, so perhaps I’ll have more to say about their streaming stuff next week!
Netflix has The Iron Giant, which is gorgeous and moving.
Hulu has The Emperor’s New Groove – not Disney’s most classic film, but a lot of fun. And, if you’re looking for something shorter (or longer, if you consider the whole show together) you might try Gravity Falls, a cartoon about siblings in a town full of spooky and wacky happenings for the summer.
Prime has animated classic The Last Unicorn, which probably everyone should see or read at least once.
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That’s it from me for this week. Regardless of whether I spend the whole weekend in a dark theater or running around and actually getting life stuff done, I hope you’ll join me again next week!