This is one of those things that I’ve been meaning to see for ages. So when I discovered it was on Netflix that became a lot easier. So I thought I’d mention it in case you were thinking of seeing it too and didn’t know it was there.
When I’ve finally got around to watching it I’ll let you know what I think too.
I was actually looking forward to this film. So I bought it on blinkbox last night. Well I couldn’t have been more disappointed. It was dull, misogynistic, vaguely pornographic for no apparent reason, and with a very poorly thought through plot that was full of holes and inconsistencies.
Also, it was boring. So boring, so pretentious. such a let down. I’m seriously considering asking for my money back.
If you haven’t seen it, then seriously, don’t bother at all. It’s awful.
So here we are again. May the 4th. It’s a special Star Wars day as we look forward to ‘The Force Awakens’ later this year, and very special for me as I’m looking forward to going to Secret Cinema which is ‘Star Wars’ this year and I think it will be awesome.
I went to see the recent film adaptation of this and really enjoyed it, so I thought I’d buy the graphic novel to see what that was like. At first glance it looks interesting, so I’m looking forward to giving it a good read soon.
I haven’t watched this in ages now, and I’ve no actual way of watching this copy either. I don’t have a VHS player anymore. I’m pretty sure that I have a DVD version somewhere or other though.
I’m a massive fan of Wes Anderson’s movies. I think I’ve enjoyed them all to a greater or lesser degree. However, I think that this might be one of his finest. To date my favourite has been “The Life Aquatic” by far, but this is a worthy rival. I have to say that it had all the best elements of his films, and astonishingly good performances by the entire cast. In fact, I’d probably go so far as to say it was almost flawless.
Ralph Fiennes was incredible. I think it’s one of the best things I’ve ever seen him do. I think I’m going to have to watch it again, and again, and again.
Whilst I’m not a huge fan of Virginia Woolf, this was a really interesting little exhibition and I actually found out a lot about her and her life from it. Probably like a lot of people, I knew snippets about her, but didn’t have the stuff to connect all the dots, and this exhibition was really useful from that perspective. Also going along with a friend who knew a lot more than I did helped a great deal.
It’s left me tentatively wanting to read more of her work, although I’m still not entirely sure where to start with that. Orlando is the only one I know slightly and that’s really only because of the film, which was excellent of course. Perhaps I’ll start simple, and watch the film again first.