I am genuinely sad about Code Black going off of the air. I was able to handle it when it was first announced, but now that we’ve seen the finale I’m stuck in a weird, sad pseudo-state of disbelief. Everything wrapped up, I do appreciate that there were no hanging ends… but that can’t be it… it can’t be over! That show was beautiful, every character was genuinely likable even if you didn’t like them. Almost every episode made me cry. And laugh. Dammit, NO!!! DON’T LEAVE ME!!!
So, now that Code Black is freaking awesome, the writing is on par, and everything is just going so well, it’s being canceled. No season 4. Why does every show I love get canceled?! I hate TV! The only saving grace here is that, with 9 episodes left of this third and final season, the writers are aware (and have been unofficially aware) that they have to wrap end the show and they seem to want to go out on a high note. So, at least there’s that.
Insanity is thinking that Song After Song would be any different from The Tree of Life Damn you, Malik! Please do something cohesive one of these days.
“You may be the pro, Joe. But I know who you really are and you’re all fucked up.” Meet Joe Black
… ok, did you see that? The season three premiere of Code Black? It was amazing! I’ve been singing this show’s praises since it aired, and still when it almost got cancelled last year, and now they’re back and it’s amazing. Good writing is imperitive to entertaining and cohesive television… I’ve said it before. More on Code Black later.
Hello, hello! Welcome back – part 2, movies that are fucking awesome… let’s rock. Keep in mind, this is a continuation of the same list, so there is no theme, no rhyme or reason, and no exclusivity… right. Here we go.
Originally this post was supposed to be about my top ten all time favorite movies, then it became top 25 favorites, then at 30 I realized I wasn’t going to be able to rank and list my absolute favorite movies definitively (we’d be here for a ridiculously long time), thus I arrived at a list of thirty-three (because thirty just didn’t seem right, 31 didn’t look right, and 32 is an even number… yes, I am weird, I know) films that I absolutely love. This list is not exclusive, nor is it in any particular order.
I recently went on a similar tirade about the importance of accurate captioning and how it’s half of the movie experience for people who depend on them so more care and artistry should be put into them. But I’m not deaf so my opinion doesn’t matter, ok fine, get it. I use captions to follow dialogue while there’s child-induced insanity clogging my ears – not the same urgency – but I still feel very strongly about this kind of thing. So hey, check this out, someone with a relevant opinion!
The tide gets too high. They do this every Spring. They cross the river to get to the other side, and one leads. The second one follows the first one. The third one follows that second one. Sometimes there’s thousands of them. And if the first one loses ground, then it’s over. The second one becomes the leader and he loses ground. And the third one follows him and loses ground. And it keeps going like that until they all drown.
That’s fucked up.
Two Lovers & A Bear
Every time I see Anne Hathaway in a movie I can’t help but think to myself, “why didn’t they get a better actress?”
It’s not that I dislike her, I’m just not really a fan. Two of my favorite movies are Brokeback Mountain and Interstellar, and I don’t find her distracting in either one of those BUT I can’t help but feel that a different actress would have been better. Eh, actually, keep her in Brokeback Mountain. And I guess I really can’t picture anyone else in her role in Interstellar, but I think that’s probably due to the fact that I’ve seen that movie a bunch of times and I love it the way it is.
She killed Les Miserables (that’s “killed the film”, not “killed it in that film”)… not to say that the film didn’t have a whole slew of other issues, but she was big one – you aren’t supposed to feel relieved when Fantine dies. Her accent in One Day is ridiculously inconsistent and distracting, it irked me to the point where I actually felt like she had it coming to her at the end. Two big roles that just weren’t good – hard to recover from that.
She did, however, just go public about what a hardcore pothead she is – so, at least there’s that. Respect.