Friday is already off to a rough start. The first story I saw on my phone this morning was about the London bombing. And well...American news feeds aren't often filled with gleeful stories these days. That makes it more difficult to be optimistic, but I'll give it a shot. Oh, hey. I have a new entry in my column over at Skiffy and Fanty. It's a review of the film IT. Overall, I liked it. Both the film and the novel some problems, and I'm still mulling those over. (I'm not sure I'll ever settle on an answer.) But the film is definitely worth seeing.
In other news, they're releasing a series of shorts related to the new Blade Runner. I have to say, the one I watched is really good. (Although, the sight of a white man breaking a black man's neck feels more than a bit icky in the current political climate.) Anyway, first, see the original, if you haven't already.
For the record, I never felt comfortable with the rapey scene between Sean Young's character and Harrison Ford's. Still, Blade Runner remains one of my favorite films. When I heard that Scott was making a sequel I groaned. I had a horrible feeling that he'd only do what was done to the Alien franchise over and over. (The is, make film after film based on scripts that miss what made the movie unique--the Feminist theme. Thus, puking out dull crap that just retells the conflict between human and alien.) I'm still worried about that. Anyway, here's the trailer for the new one.
"Every civilization was built off the back of a disposable workforce." Yeah. That makes me feel that they 'get' what they're working with. I even like what they've done with Harrison Ford. Check out the related shorts.
I love that one. It brings something new to the world and stays within its bounds at exactly the same time. Again, I'm trying not to hope too much.
That's the actor who plays Draxx in Guardians of the Galaxy. He's amazing. Anyway, I'll continue to tell myself not to hope too much. The odds aren't good. (Although, the remake of Fright Night was freaking AMAZING.) We'll see.
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