I’m going to dismiss David Sims on the latest edition of Social Distance constantly referring to “drive-thrus” instead of “drive-ins” as a case of pandemic brain. (Do we have a term for that yet, by the way?)
In this edition: city streets, pricing by algorithm, barbershops, NASA’s ventilator, brutal numbers, old movies, NPCs, llamas, excess deaths, mariachis, coffee history, Muggletonians, air pollution, and the political conversation.
Gavia Baker-Whitelaw wants, once they are safe to re-open, theaters to screen old movies. Setting aside the odd-couple phrase “older films like The Sound of Music or Fight Club”, what would you want shown to fill gaps in the release schedule?
Someday I would like to see someone take the premise and setting of Dollhouse — but take it and its implications and complications and problems and intersections seriously from the very get-go — and make a movie trilogy.
For a good time, browse Xfinity’s free movie offerings, where you’ll find The Terminator under History & Biography and The Hunger Games under Comedy.
What would ciswarp drive be, I wonder.
The real lesson of tonight’s 🎥 rental — Birds of Prey (and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn) — is that maybe these movies need to be made by people with joy in their heart rather than people with a ponderous sense of their own self-importance. (I’d pay a premium for a Harley Quinn audio commentary track to Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice, especially if she were to just give up and go off on a lengthy tangent on absolutely anything else.) Hands down the best of this particular corporate franchise, Birds of Prey tells me to follow Margot Robbie wherever she wants to go in — and with — the DC movie universe.
I was going to spend my monthly free FandangoNOW movie on The Rise of Skywalker but Birds of Prey just became rentable, and even though the idea was to not spend actual money on the former, I think I’d rather spend my time on the latter.
Tonight would have been Birds of Prey if it were rentable yet, or The Rise of Skywalker had this month’s FandangoNOW code from Sprint Rewards showed up yet (so I didn’t give it any money), so instead it’s the start of a full Dollhouse rewatch.