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Shawn "The Syncopation" Voldoski (From Borneo to All-Stars, 3/16 to 1/18)
Zoe "Z" Otto (From Borneo to All-Stars, 11/16 to 2/18, and from Heroes vs Villains to Last Chance, 11/20 to 10/20)
Taylor Ross (From Borneo to All-Stars, 4/16 to 3/18, and from Heroes vs Villains to Game Changers, 9/20 to 1/20)
Hailey Matthews (4/16 to 4/18)
Kelsey Harris (From Australia to All-Stars to Blood vs Water, 10/16 to 5/18 to 1/20)
John "Sandman" Sandy (From The Amazon to All-Stars, 9/16 to 9/18)
Bonnie Denson (From All-Stars to Guatemala, 17/18 to 1/18, and from Game Changers to Winners at War, 13/20 to 7/24)
Jeff "J-Peb" Pebbles (From All-Stars to Guatemala, 18/18 to 3/18, and from Game Changers to Last Chance, 10/20 to 1/20)
Pierce Cartwright (From China to Second Chance,12/16 to 1/20)
Sammy Abraham (From Exile Island to Second Chance, 8/16 to 2/20, and from Heroes vs Villains to South Pacific to Last Chance, 19/20 to 11/18 to 8/20)
Libby Allen (From Guatemala to Second Chance, 6/16 to 3/20)
Albert "Al" Meida (7/16 to 6/20)
Rebecca "Bec" Sutter (From Borneo to All-Stars to Redemption Island, 7/16 to 7/20 to 3/18, and from Game Changers to Last Chance, 15/20 to 13/20)
Alex Outlander (9/16 to 8/20 to 2/20)
Alec Banks (13/18 to 13/20)
Bria Barr (15/16 to 15/20 to 11/18)
DeShawn Woods (From Australia to Fans vs Favorites, 6/16 to 1/20)
Asia Williams (From Tocantins to Fans vs Favorutes, 4/16 to 2/20)
Vito Luco (From Borneo to Fans vs Favorites, 7/16 to 3/20)
Shaun Garvey (From Great Zimbabwe to Fans vs Favorites, 10/20 to 4/20, and from Heroes vs Villains to Game Changers to South Pacific, 6/20 to 2/20 to 1/20)
Astrid Valencia (From Second Chance to Heroes vs Villains, 10/20 to 1/20, and from Game Changers to Winners at War, 12/20 to 2/24)
Maximiliano 'Dice' DiCelo (From the Wild West to Heroes vs Villains, 6/18 to 3/20)
Fernando 'Nando' Gomez (From Second Chance to Heroes vs Villains, 18/20 to 8/20)
Carlyle Clyburn (From Second Chance to Blood vs Water, 14/20 to 7/20)
Drew Kemmerer (10/18 to 11/20)
Nastasia Suleiman (From All-Stars to Blood vs Water, 11/18 to 12/20)
Cattleya Peralta (From Fans vs Favorites to Philippines, 12/20 to 1/20)
Lance Spaddinkson (9/16 to 5/20)
Donnie 'Don' Bowman (16/16 to 14/20)
Chi Yuko (From the Wild West to Second Chance II, 5/18 to 1/20)
Karen Kelly (5/20 to 2/20)
Kendall Harris (From Blood vs Water to Second Chance II, 4/20 to 3/20)
Eric Chang (10/16 to 4/20)
Gavin Turnbull (12/20 to 5/20)
Vivian 'Viv' Valentine (13/16 to 7/20)
Kara Collins (16/18 to 8/20)
Lexi Chiaromante (18/20 to 14/20 to 5/20)
Felix 'Man in Black' Dabu (From Return to Borneo to Fans vs Favorites II, 3/16 to 1/20, and from Heroes vs Villains II to Winners at War, 11/20 to 1/24)
Sylvester Suleiman (From Blood vs Water to Fans vs Favorites II, 9/20 to 2/20, and from Heroes vs Villains II to Last Chance, 6/20 to 2/20)
Jaqueline 'Jacky' Miller (4/18 to 3/20)
Patrick Flynn (From Redemption Island to Fans vs Favorites II, 9/18 to 4/20)
Brooke Farmer (9/20 to 5/20)
Roman Stimac (4/18 to 3/20)
Timoteo 'Mr. T' Gomez (From Game Changers to Heroes vs Villains II, 4/20 to 2/20)
Miranda Carter (4/18 to 3/20)
Layla Worthington (From Game Changers to Heroes vs Villains II, 9/20 to 4/20)
Havana Domingo (8/20 to 7/20)
Moana Dajiuki (From Blood vs Water to Heroes vs Villains II, 15/20 to 12/20)
Giuseppe Milano (5/18 to 5/20 to 4/20)
Cody Diaz (14/20 to 2/18)
Demi Bourbon (From Koah Rong to Fans vs Favorites III, 5/18 to 1/20)
Prathamesh 'Prat' Singh (11/20 to 2/20)
Paris Kowalski (7/20 to 4/20)
Sabrina Boyd (From Koah Rong to Pre-Jury Gems, 12/18 to 3/18)
Knox Pasley (17/20 to 4/20)
Joey DiFalcone (10/16 to 6/18)
Ivor 'Butch' Butler (14/16 to 7/18)
Anna-Ray Abbotson (16/16 to 8/18)
Marcus Kruseman (15/20 to 9/18)
Dominic Hughes (13/18 to 10/18)
Connor Stepford (19/20 to 12/20)
Danielle Kyle (17/18 to 13/18)
David 'Dave' Turner (20/20 to 14/18)
Anthony 'Grandpa' Brown (20/20 to 15/18)
Lacey Ford (17/18 to 16/18)
Viola Middleton (From Heroes vs Villains II to Last Chance, 20/20 to 3/20)
Winter Nakkula (From Heroes vs Villains to Last Chance, 13/20 to 5/20)
Timothy Chang (From Game Changers to Winners at War, 16/20 to 11/24)
Top 5Most Liked Seasons (Based on Upvotes)
Winners at War (23 upvotes)
David vs Goliath (13 upvotes)
Ghost Island, Pre-Jury Gems (12 upvotes)
20/38 current winners are male, 18/38 current winners are female
Astrid Valencia (In Cook Islands), Jeff Pebbles (In Heroes vs Villains), Eliza Grey (In HvHvH), Knox Pasley (In Pre-Jury Gems), Lana Alexandrov, and Bill Vargas (In Last Chance) currently hold the record for most idols played correctly in a season (2)
Eliza, Bill, and Knox also all have played both idols correctly, and on someone other than them,
Bonnie Denson currently holds the record for most individual immunities won in a season (6)
Bonnie also holds the record for least amount of tribals eligible for elimination in (4)
El Diablo holds the record for most immunities won by a male (5)
Ethan Colwell has the highest average placement (1.5/18)
Amanda Harker and Jeff Pebbles are the only players to make it to day 38, and be voted off the day before final tribal, twice.
Bonnie Denson and Kamara Lee have the biggest improvement in placement between two seasons (From 17th to 1st)
Pierce Cartwright has the biggest improvement in placement between two back-to-back seasons (From 12th to 1st)
Chi Yuko has the biggest decrease in placement (From 1st to 24th)
Z, Kelsey, Pierce, Alec, Eric, Viv, Kara, and everyone on Pre-Jury Gems are the only pre-jurors to return, and make the jury or final tribal their second time playing.
Sandman is the only player to become the first juror twice.
Mrs. Fitchy and Cattleya are the only players to idol someone out successfully, and then be idoled out the following tribal
Borneo holds the record for having the highest amount of returnees at 12 (Timothy (x3), Andreita, The Syncopation (x3), Taylor (x4), Nastasia (x2), Lamar, Vito (x2), Sienna, Lance, Joey, Z (x2), Ray)
Ethan Colwell is the only player to return, and never be eliminated.
Fawn Kim and Man in Black are the only players to win twice
Mr. T and Sylvester are the only players to be the runner up twice
Tiebreaker votes for a winner have occurred in the final tribal councils of Cook Islands, Great Zimbabwe, Heroes vs Villains, and Heroes vs Villains II
u/MrMannyfresh050505 has had three players return, and go out in rocks their second time playing (J-Peb, Bonnie, Nando)
u/asiansurvivorfan has the longest streak of having their players featured in a season, suggesting at least one character from season one all the way to season 40
u/FrieNads is the first suggestor to win a casting perk over a casting speculation game
Timothy, Nick, Bonnie, Pierce, Mal, Fenny, Trey, Hud, Shawn, Kaitlin, Biggie, Marcelle, Kennedi, Cattleya, Fawn, and Chi are the only players to both win, and go out in the Pre-Merge
Bonnie, Pierce, J-Peb, Kelsey, Kam, Timothy, Hud, Shawn, Biggie, Cattleya, and Chi have been pre-mergers, winners, and jurors in different seasons.
Jeff Pebbles holds the record for most times played (7)
Redemption Island is the only returnee season that doesn't have a returnee as a winner.
Besides Blood vs Water and San Juan Del Sur, the only two seasons that had pre-existing relationships were Borneo (Taylor and The Syncopation) and Redemption Island (G and Anne)
Drew Kemmerer holds the record for most times voted out in a single season (3)
Heroes vs Villains holds the record for the season with the most successful idol plays (5)
Great Zimbabwe, Heroes vs Villains II, Last Chance, and Winners at War have the second-highest amount of successful idol plays (4)
Due to circumstances with idols, Bec, El Diablo, Eric, and The Trainwreck, are the only players to cast a singular deciding vote, in which the rest are negated by idols.
Sammy Abraham holds the record for most votes against negated by idols, with a total of 15 votes for him negated in Last Chance
Baloney is the only player who otherwise wouldn't have left leaves due to a problem with the simulation.
Second Chance, Borneo, Nicaragua, Heroes vs Villains, Micronesia, and David vs Goliath are the only simulators that have been used more than once.
Kelsey Harris is the only player to have a 100% chance of drawing a purple rock at a specific tribal
Dr. Kent Keltman holds the record for most votes obtained at a single tribal council (11)
Man in Black holds the record for most times played in the span of 10 seasons (4)
Man in Black holds the record for most times making the finale episode (4)
Timothy is the only winner to be medically evacuated
All-Stars is the season with the most rock draws (3 rock draws)
Asia's elimination in Game Changers has the record for the tribal with the most people targeted (6)
Any All-Star season after Game Changers are the only seasons where there is so much going on that I had to bypass Reddit's character limit to adequately tell the story.
Biggie is the only player to ever idol himself out of the game
Bonnie and The Syncopation are the only players to be on a season, but not actually play
Astrid is the only player to make final tribal council three times. Fittingly, she had a different placement all three times she made it to day 39 (3rd in Cook Islands, 1st in Heroes vs Villains, and 2nd in Winners at War)
THE TOP TEN SWOLDOW'S SURVIVOR PLAYERS I have decided to make a list of the top 10 greatest players to ever play the game. Here is my rankings.
Felix 'Man in Black' Dabu (One of two two-time winners, revolutionized the jury management strategy, made it to finale episode 4 of 5 times he played, won the first ever 24-person game of Swoldow's Survivor)
Fawn Kim (First person to ever win twice, proven to be just as effective on the top and bottom of a tribe, has probably the best social game this series has seen)
Astrid Valencia (First person to correctly play 2 idols, only person to make final tribal council three of five times she played, never went out pre-merge)
Taylor Ross (One of the best social games to date, weaponizes majority alliances, makes top five 4 of 5 times she played)
Shawn 'The Syncopation' Voldoski (Winner of the first all-star season, dominant strategically and physically, always finds a way to be in control, makes top five 3 of 4 times he played, one of two IOTI mentors)
Bonnie Denson (Most immunities won in a single season, fewest tribals eligible for in single season, one of two IOTI mentors)
Shaun Garvey (Best strategist this series has seen, used double idols to scare players into voting for others, last Yara standing)
Ethan Colwell (Only 2-time player to never be eliminated, first person to ever be winner and runner-up in consecutive seasons)
Kelsey Harris (Most iconic alliance to date, only player to go home by default)
Jeff 'J-Peb' Pebbles (Most times played, the oldest challenge beast ever, longest span of seasons between his debut and win)
Thank you all for your time! If you have anything you would like to reflect on about this series, do so in the comments. If you have a favorite moment, or even a different ranking of players than I have, feel free to do so below.
I hope this can help others see a movie they have been on the fence about, or have maybe never heard of, thus helping to open eyes to new scenes, or warn off of movies that may be a let-down. All films included are first watch-through opinions. Date Started: 1/1/20 Date Watched: 2/7/20 21 Bridges (2019) Rotten Tomatoes: 51%/91% Starring Chadwick Boseman, Sienna Miller Runtime: 109 mins My Rating: B to B+ More than Black Panther. Chadwick Boseman has solidified himself as a talented actor outside of the MCU, embodying Jackie Robinson and Thurgood Marshall in "42" and "Marshall" respectively. Even with the end of the MCU, he can inevitably shine outside of playing Black Panther. "21 Bridges" asserts evidence of this, as Boseman envelopes himself in the role of an honest detective on the streets of NYC, a role that fits him well and carries a great deal of weight to the viewer (through genuine emotion and stage presence). Cops have been murdered, and it is the task of the lead detective to bring down the city upon the copkillers, and find out why his compatriots were gunned down. This film felt different than the ordinary police procedural, and it didn't rely on graphic or over-the-top violence to deliver its message. Instead, great use of tension through an intelligent score, and spectacular cinematography made 21B more engaging and entertaining. Cinematography was done by Paul Cameron, known for his work on "The Commuter", "Collateral", "Man on Fire", and "Man on a Ledge". The score was performed by Henry Jackman, who also worked on the score for "Captain America: Winter Soldier" and "Captain America: Civil War". I would recommend this to anyone who likes cop/detective movies, or action/drama mix movies. My Top 9 of 2020
2020.02.07 15:52 LukeWilsonStupidNose‘Do you want to do a superhero movie?’ - answers from directors, writers, actors and actresses (2020 update)
I did one of these a couple years ago and people seemed to like it, but I figured it could use an update. Take these with a grain of salt, of course, this is more for fun than anything. It’s a pretty long post so I’d probably recommend just skimming through for any names you’re interested in. Pedro Almodóvar
It’s too big for me! I like to see what I’m doing, to direct movies the same day. You have to wait too long to see the results. I like being able to impose my opinion as a director. I’ve made 21 movies. I’m used to doing it the way I like, not fitting with the Hollywood system. (Vulture, 2019)
You never know. I mean, Superman would always be interesting. But they’re already deep into reinventing him, so that’s not going to happen for a long time. I think with those films you have to be careful because they are about communicating with as big an audience as you possibly can. Audiences who go to see those films expect a certain type of movie. (CinePop, 2017)
I’m not really into superheroes and stuff like that. But you never know. (HeyUGuys, 2015)
I mean, I enjoy it as a viewer. I don’t think I would touch it as a filmmaker, but I can certainly understand the fun one has with that material, not to mention the admiration I’ve always had for the writers and artists of the comic books. Once in a while, I still do read X-Men comics. I’m just fascinated by the complexity of the narratives and the ambition of the storytelling, which is way beyond whatever they’re doing in the movies. (AV Club, 2015)
I’ve received some really enticing and cool offers, and I certainly want to hear what the offers are, but I am self-generating. I have so many films I want to make that I’ve written that are so vivid in my head.... Never say never, I definitely want to look at everything that comes my way, but it’ll take a lot to pull me away from these projects that are sort of on the tip of my tongue and that I’m ready to make. (Happy Sad Confused, 2019)
I wouldn’t want to, it’s not my thing, it’s just not my gig. (Collider, 2016)
I do read [the Marvel comics] a little bit. Who’s the British one? Captain Britain! There you go. Terrible costume, though. (BBC Radio 2, 2018)
Not particularly. (Variety, 2018)
I don’t think Marvel would ever want a director like me. I don’t expect any offers from them anytime soon. Of their movies, I did enjoy the films by James Gunn and James Mangold’s Logan, and I think there are great directors who can handle great projects like that. (Variety, 2020)
I sat down with Marvel years ago, but that’s not the direction I want to go at all. (ComicBook, 2019)
I wouldn’t be very good at it. I saw the Spider-Man movie, the animation, and I thought it was wonderful, but out of my league. Normally when you see a movie like that, you think, “I could maybe do that.” I didn’t think “Maybe” with this. It had a sensibility that felt truthful to its origins. Whoever made this, it is part of their bloodstream. You’ve got to recognise that you have no idea how to get there. I don’t think you should attempt one unless it’s in your bloodstream... Comics really aren’t in my bloodstream. (Empire, 2019)
I would love to. I think especially after working on GLOW, where we all felt like we were superheroes, in a way it has satisfied my desire to do something like that. But in some ways it’s only whet my appetite. (Business Insider, 2017)
I’m not the slightest bit interested in laboring in someone else’s house. (Daily Beast, 2017)
I want to work with good storytellers and good directors on projects that are fresh, and on roles that feel challenging. Like Heath Ledger in The Dark Knight, or Christian Bale in that film, or Tom Hardy and Anne Hathaway in The Dark Knight Rises. If it was something of that caliber, then that’s awesome. (Variety, 2018)
It’d be super-fun to be a superhero. I’m not averse to any particular budget. I’m just averse to a shitty story. (Metro, 2015)
I’ve always wanted to play a Marvel baddie. I’m not sure I fit the mould, though. Like a powerful, extraordinary woman. Somebody with superpowers would be really fun, but I’m not sure how many middle-aged women they have in Marvel. (Vulture, 2016)
I love making small low-budget films where I am really allowed to do it the way I want, and I think when you have those huge franchises there are a lot of cooks in the kitchen and meetings in conference rooms. But I’d never say never. (The Independent, 2017)
I don’t want to do a character that has been done several times before. I don’t want to be compared, like, “Well, his Commissioner Gordon was yada yada yada.” I don’t want to do that. I want to take something that hasn’t been done. (ScreenGreek, 2018)
I’ll never say no if I find something that’s interesting, and I think an audience would like to see it, and they’re going to be entertained by it, and I feel like I can contribute something. (MTV, 2018)
Guillermo del Toro
Well, I co-wrote a whole screenplay on Justice League Dark for Warner Bros., so that’s your answer. I love Deadman, I love Demon, I love Swamp Thing, Zatanna. That’s a universe, is one thing. I’m very attracted to that side of the DC universe. But I’m not a superhero guy. For me to like a superhero, the superhero needs to be a monster. (ComicBook, 2019)
You never know. They’re getting better and better as far as complex characters in these movies. I haven’t yet. But no, I don’t rule out anything. (ShortList, 2015)
I would do it in a second. I’m just waiting for the right opportunity. (Elle, 2017)
I love Marvel and I love the movies and I’d love the excuse to get in shape. (Variety, 2019)
Absolutely not. (Bloody Disgusting, 2019)
Yes. My body is suited to it. And I’d love to see what that experience is like. I think I could have a good time doing it. (Hollywood Reporter, 2020)
I love those guys at Marvel. We’ve been trying to figure out how to collaborate on something. (ComicBook, 2016)
I don’t think my goal is to throw myself into Marvel university. I love their stories, some of their characters are great, but I do it for the stories, for the people you work with, for the directors. We’ll see. (Metro, 2016)
Maybe. I was open to doing a zombie movie. I think in terms of stories — I don’t want to have to go and they say, “Okay, you have to dream up something for Meteor Man.” Or whatever. I don’t want to have to cobble together something around a pre-existing mask or uniform or cape or idea. (SXSW, 2019)
No, not interested in the franchise hero, superhero movie at all. It’s just not what I do. I’m glad other people do it and there’s always been those kinds of films, and there will always be those kinds of movies. It’s just now there’s been kind of, there’s a word for it in business where features as a business model have been more keen on, 95 percent of what they do is $200 million plus action films that appeal to all four quadrants that are these high-risk action films. It’s just not what I do. (ScreenCrush, 2018)
No, not really. I feel like they’ve all been taken... I do think there’s a place to make intelligent, big films. It depends on sensibility, too. I loved Guardians of the Galaxy. (Vulture, 2015)
I would be open to doing a bigger film but at the same time I think, for me, one of the guiding principles of what I try to do to make my career as I have tried to make it, I always have a sense of what I would drop everything for and I think the thing that I would drop everything for is my own work that I write and that I make. It’s not that I’m not interested in those things, it’s just that they don’t come first. (Silver Screen Riot, 2015)
[I was recently offered one, but] there was a scheduling and family issue. Otherwise, I was absolutely up for it. It was a juicy role. It was a baddie. I love a good baddie. (Variety, 2019)
I have no problem with Marvel. I’ve taken my children to Marvel movies and it’s a great experience — a bonding experience. It’s beautiful, and those films are brilliantly made. I loved the first Captain America. Terrific movie. So it’s not about shitting on them. The problem is not that — the problem is only that. It’s like if you went to the supermarket and you saw only one brand of cereal. Special K is all they had. Special K is not a bad-tasting cereal, but if that’s the only one you could get it would be awfully frustrating. If the movie business starts catering to smaller and smaller groups, it’s going to start hurting itself in a major way. I would argue that it already has. It’s my job as a director to try and push back against that a little bit. (IndieWire, 2019)
I really like physical stuff, actually. Even 300, I loved doing the training. It was thrilling to play that very strong woman. You get out of your head as an actor and you find the character through physical training. I’d love to do more of the superhero stuff. (ComingSoon, 2019)
It depends on the script, what the story is. I am a huge comic book fan, always have been. I have read comic books since I was nine or younger. And I am pretty knowledgeable about a lot of them. And I like the genre, and I like when they are done well. (Hollywood Reporter, 2018)
I haven’t seen a superhero movie in a long time where I thought, “Fuck, I wish I was in that.” You know? So for me there’s not, like, a huge rush. (Happy Sad Confused, 2017)
Neil Patrick Harris
I’d love to be some sort of villain in a big-budget action movie. Or a superhero franchise. That’d be rad. (Interview Magazine, 2015)
I guess I’ve been offered things like that that didn’t appeal to me. You have to be careful about what you’re famous for. You don’t want to be famous for something you don’t love. It brings people a lot of pain when that happens. (ScreenCrush, 2018)
I don’t see myself signing a long-term contract. That sounds frightening. Some of those actors who are in those movies really make challenging material work. That’s really impressive. I don’t see that as a challenge I’m dying to take on. (Hollywood Reporter, 2019)
Taraji P. Henson
I would love to be a Marvel superhero. (The New York Times, 2017)
I’ve had opportunities over the years. I really feel like you shouldn’t make a movie as a kind of exercise. You have to be all the way in. I was never a comic book guy. I like the movies when I see them, especially the origin stories. I never felt like I could be on the set, at 3 o’clock in the morning, tired, with 10 important decisions to make, and know, intuitively, what the story needs. (Happy Sad Confused, 2015)
If Marvel came along and wanted me to play a superhero, I probably would because I think that would be really, really fun. (GQ, 2018)
I didn’t grow up a comic book fan and I haven’t really seen any of those Marvel films or the Batman films. It’s just not really my taste.... It’s not part of my vision for my career or what I aspire to. (Yahoo, 2017) taste.
I’m not a superhero guy. (Empire, 2019)
I want to do more action. I want to be a superhero. (Refinery29, 2016)
I’m friends with Ryan Coogler, and just seeing his path from Fruitvale Station to Black Panther, and seeing that his voice has arrived at Black Panther intact and he’s creating on this scale that I think has far more reach than the scale I’m creating on right now. Yeah, if the right character presented itself — I can’t imagine Ryan directing Doctor Strange, I just can’t. But I think even superheroes are characters. And I think what Ryan did so well in Black Panther was showing the human being that T’Challa is. So, if something like that presented itself, yeah, I’d be interested. So long as I had the freedom to create the way I create. (Houston Chronicle, 2018)
Of course. But — no one wants me to do that. (IndieWire, 2016)
The opportunity has been there if I really wanted to pursue that path and it still probably is to some extent. I am excited by this aboriginal Marvel character, Manifold. Aboriginal culture is the oldest culture in the earth; it’s so sophisticated and deep. It would interest me to take that out to the planet. There could be some amazing story there. (IndieWire, 2019)
I would love to be in the Marvel universe. I love those movies because they’re fun, but I also think they’re really well done. And certainly a lot of my friends are in those movies. (Total Film, 2020)
No, that’s a lot of working out. Lots of those people are hungry, and you have to be because you have to be in shape and I don’t want to be hungry for 10 years. (MTV, 2018)
I grew up reading Marvel comic books and it’s a joy to see the aesthetic replicated on screen so thoroughly. Yet the aesthetic is so well-grounded at this point I don’t think there’s anything I could contribute to it. So the answer is likely no. But I do love superheroes, so there might be the right superhero movie out there I may want to delve in. (Maclean’s, 2017)
I don’t really get offered those parts, or maybe I do. I don’t even know. Maybe I do and I just don’t even realize it and just say no to them. For me it’s just all about the director and it’s all about the script and the story. (Deadline, 2016)
I did Sing, I did Kubo and the Two Strings. But other than that I’m like, what have I done that my kids can see? ... I’ll be there in a little while! I’ll do something. (Fandango, 2018)
We’re always kind of talking. I think Feige is just the greatest, and what they’re doing is amazing. (Happy Sad Confused, 2018)
I must tell you, the possibility of my doing a superhero movie is remote in the extreme. (Twitter, 2019)
The funniest letter I got — they were sending [a packet for] The Avengers, right? For directors to pitch — and I got a package, which was full of comic books, but no treatment; there was no script. But the cover letter said “Marvel’s Avengers will be released on May 3, 2012” or whatever it was. That was the first sentence of the cover letter. Not, “We have the pleasure of enclosing the materials…” or “Here is the script for…” But the release date.... I mean, that’s not my world particularly. I’ll go see it, particularly with my kids, but I didn’t want to make it. (Moviefone, 2012)
I feel quite content. It’s a huge commitment to have the ambition to be playing those parts and to be doing those roles. I don’t know that I have that, the ambition that it takes, the drive that it takes. Yes, I think I have subconsciously shied away from that, I think the idea of that is daunting. (The Guardian, 2017)
Oh yes! ... I’d probably have to be the baddie. You know, because I’m British. (CineMovie, 2013)
I’m just looking for good stories, and the ones I’ve happened to find and commit to have happened to be in other countries, or are independent films. I’m not trying to avoid any kind of budget or genre of movies. (LA Times, 2016)
I don’t think I’m good at the whole green screen thing, but I’m not averse to trying it out. I’m more into, like, a weird concentration camp miniseries [laughs]. That’s a sure path to my own Marvel movie. (MovieMaker Magazine, 2019)
I don’t think I would be very good in something like that. (The Resident, 2018)
No! I’m going to be 60 in a year. Who would I play? The old brotherman? I guess that’d be the character.... Man, fuck that. I can’t be standing around in a movie with a stick and shit, pointing and telling people, “Oh, you should do this or that.” I’m just not down with the whole superhero movie thing. But, if I had to, I guess I could play a villain or some shit like that. (IndieWire, 2019)
I tread with caution around the notion of those kinds of characters. Depending on which one of them you’re playing, there’s always a danger you’re going to get so identified with this larger than life character that it could become tougher for audiences to believe you in other roles. (The Wrap, 2015)
I would do anything that I could understand in terms of how I fit in it. And you know, of course if I could fit in it. Anything’s possible. You know, I did Dick Tracy and I got an Oscar nomination, so come on. (Deadline, 2014)
I had a wee bit of a scarring experience when I attempted to be a part of a franchise, and it didn’t quite hit the mark. It makes you evaluate what kind of mark you want to leave on the industry. (Esquire, 2016)
So many of those properties — it’s a childhood dream to be able to essentially see what you saw in your imagination as a child, watching or reading or whatever you were doing with that stuff. It’s a filmmaker’s dream. But you know, I feel like I only have so much time. I have a lot of stories to tell, and it just doesn’t feel right. It just doesn’t feel right. I’m a comic book and graphic novel appreciator, but I can’t call myself a true fan boy. (Rolling Stone, 2019)
You asked me with a camera on this face and in this time of my life if I would be a superhero? (laughs) Maybe, if there’s a very funny one. (Reuters, 2015)
I don’t think so. I think there’s enough. I don’t think I have anything to add. (24 Oras, 2019)
If it was good enough and something I was interested in. I’m not sure if I’d sign up for something that was another seven or eight films or ten years, but a shorter franchise, yeah. (Business Insider, 2016)
When I was 15 or 16, I had a boyfriend who was an obsessive fan [of comics]. His apartment was so full of comic-books he made a path through the boxes to get places.... My boyfriend at the time was always on about the psychology of the characters, the ones that he really liked tended to have these strange histories. A lot of them are quite Freudian and strange. I liked Bill Sienkiewicz’s work, and Alan Moore is so special. The ones I liked were deeply, darkly screwed-up reflections of the world – where you can see how they became what they became and that past was super-psychological.... There’s some amazing things in graphic novels and comic-books, and they taught me a lot about filmmaking as well. Someone said to me that You Were Never Really Here’s like a graphic novel. I think I’ve learned a lot about filmmaking through comic-books, in terms of how to tell a story visually. That had an influence on me. If you’re able to do it without a committee, with a real set approach to it, where you have freedom and people trust you, that would be amazing. (Yahoo, 2018)
I love the films. You know how in summer, when studios compete for people to see their summer blockbusters, I am their dream. I see all of them. I would never rule out the opportunity to be in one. (The Sun, 2015)
Nicolas Winding Refn
I love Hollywood. I love glamour and glitz. I love camp. I love vanity, I love egos, I indulge in all that, but the bigger kind of approaches or the offers that have come my way or the interest, in the end, I’ve always just felt that I wasn’t the right person in the end for it. Doesn’t mean that it won’t happen. I mean I would love to do one of those comic book movies. (Collider, 2019)
There’s absolutely no danger of that happening [laughs]. But maybe there’s something for me somewhere in between that and my sort of films. I did really enjoy doing my little wagon crash in Meek’s Cutoff. It was one of the most fun things I ever did, and I suddenly realized, “Oh, this is why people love to smash things up. It’s so much fun!” (Variety, 2016)
I have a problem with superheroes in general, because, politically, superheroes are cops. Superheroes work with the government to uphold the law. And who do the laws work for? Put it like this: We all love bank robbers, because we know that in the two sides of that equation, the robbers are the ones to root for, not the banks. Only in superhero movies and the news do they try to make us think we’re against the bank robbers. (The New York Times, 2018)
I’m up for it.... I’m a guy that likes to work so I’m gonna work. And I’ll work with whatever I can to make it work. I’m not an absolutist about what a genre is so I’m not a no-man, I’m a yes-man when it comes to making something manifest. (Variety, 2017)
I would love to be a superhero—that’s all I want to do is play a superhero. (E! Online, 2015)
If a script came along that was strong, interesting, original, I would take it. A good script is a good script. (Vogue, 2018)
No one is banging my door down to be a superhero. I don’t know how good I would be. I have low bone density, so I don’t know if anyone really wants to put me in a cape and chuck me out a window. (Collider, 2016)
A studio offered us to do a sequel to this huge comic-book thing. We just said, “No, we don’t wanna do that!” But we are interested in working in the studio system. (The Independent, 2017)
Absolutely, I wouldn’t say no. But it very much depends on the character. And what exactly it is that you’re doing. I’ve definitely had conversations about that world before, but as yet, it hasn’t transpired. So for me, it just depends on the acting requirement. The films are definitely really cool. So, I don’t know. We’ll wait and see. (Digital Spy, 2019)
They’re highly enjoyable. I love being an audience member. I just don’t want to put on the suit. Nope, I’m not into [stunts]. That’s not where I see my career going. (Late Night with Seth Meyers, 2015)
If you do it with the right tone, then sure. (The Guardian, 2015)
Well, look, those movies are bananas. I see some of them and I’m like, “I couldn’t direct 30 seconds of that.” Just because so much of my time would be spent on things I’m ultimately not interested in. You look at my career, and it’s mostly just two people in a room. Two people in a room to me is exciting. If you look at history, it's the way gigantic things happen; it’s the result of two people in a room. I’ve always felt that was the richest tapestry you could come up with. So anything that isn’t about that, I’m immediately kind of like, “Well, why isn’t it two people in a room?” So you’re just spending all this time having conversations with VFX people, instead of with actors about what the scene is. And that’s what I’m interested in. It’s not that I’m a snob. It’s just that I wasn’t into comic books as a kid, and I’m not interested in things that don’t have to do with performance. (W Magazine, 2017)
I happen to have meetings coming up with both DC and Marvel. I have to go into these meetings and tell them as respectfully as I can that I’ve never read a comic book. It’s not that I don’t like them. It’s just that I’ve never been exposed to one. So, I’m hoping that somewhere in their library is a comic book character that I’m gonna love and I’m gonna wanna go back and start reading from the first issue on. (ComicBook, 2017)
I would love to play the Joker. That’d be beautiful. (Jimmy Kimmel Live, 2020)
I think maybe what I’ve learned is that I don’t want to do another [big franchise] ever again [laughs] … No, I mean, sure. Maybe. I never really limit myself. (Konbini, 2019)
There are younger guys than me that are better at it than I am. I’ll leave it up to them. (Vulture, 2014)
If the script is great, yeah. But so far, it’s not my cup of tea. (Hollywood Reporter, 2016)
If I could add some other level to it, but if it's the same as whatever those other people are doing right now, then no. No! I'm not saying it's not possible, but, like, when they wanted to pit Batman against Superman [laughs, hands flailing] My God! (Metro, 2016)
No, because I’m not from that culture. I’m French-Canadian which means that my culture is European. I was influenced by authors from France and Belgium, and Europeans are graphic novelists. Honestly, I know very little about most of them. (Happy Sad Confused, 2017)
I’m not leaving my trailer in a cape. (American Film Market, 2016)
[Big movies like that are] really made by committee. And that’s one of the reasons I don’t want to do it right now. Because I haven’t figured out my voice yet as a filmmaker. (Hollywood Reporter, 2019)
I haven’t been approached. You know, we’ll see what happens. (Joe.ie, 2018)
They usually take people after two films, and [Free Fire was] film six. So you can safely say they’ll not come fucking knocking on my door. (Q&A, 2017)
Totally, yeah. Absolutely. (MTV, 2019)
Evan Rachel Wood
I would love to be a superhero or something. (Cinephiled, 2014)
I’d like to do anything, if it comes my way and moves me I’m into it. (South China Morning Post, 2020)
2020.01.15 01:42 gypsy_rose_blanchardLooking for these bootlegs
Shrek- London 21 May 2011 A+, full show, bootleg, Cast: Nigel Lindsay (Shrek), Amanda Holden (Princess Fiona), Richard Blackwood (Donkey), Nigel Harman (Lord Farquaad), Landi Oshinowo (Dragon/Humpty Dumpty), Jonathan Stewart (Pinocchio) Cabaret Broadway - March 14, 2015 Alan Cumming (Emcee), Sienna Miller (Sally Bowles), Linda Emond (Fraulein Schneider), Danny Burnstein (Herr Schultz), Benjamin Eakeley (u/s Cliff), Aaron Krohn (Ernst), Hani Furstenberg (Fraulein Kost) Billy Elliot [Broadway, 2008-10-18] DVD A- Bootleg David Alvarez, Haydn Gwynne, Gregory Jbara, Leah Hocking, Santino Fontana, Frank Dolce Mary Poppins Manchester - UK Tour (VOB) Date: March 6th, 2009 Cast: Lisa O'Hare, Daniel Crossley, Martin Ball, Louise Bowden, Deryn Edwards, Tania Mathurin, Niamh Coombes, Anthony Jenkins, Valda Aviks. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory West End January 22, 2015 Alex Jennings (Wonka), Zachary Loonie (Charlie), Vincent Finch (Augustus), Rhianna Dorris (Violet), Daniel Rhodes (Mike), Nigel Planer (Grandpa Joe).; Finally a great capture of the wonderful show! Featuring ingenious stagecraft, the wonder of the original story that has captivated the world for almost 50 years. A chocolate garden, an army of squirrels and the curiously peculiar Oompa-Loompas must be believed to be seen in this gigantic new musical that is choc-full of fantastical treats to dazzle your senses.
2019.12.29 16:20 BunyipPouchI saw 192 movies in theaters in 2019. Here is my full ranking.
This year I went to see 192 different movies in theaters, plus one rewatch. That's up from 162 in 2018, 140 in 2017, 9 in 2016, and 5 in 2015. I usually go 3 or 4 times per week, mostly on weekends. I keep track of dates/theaters/movies/ratings for fun and save all of the stubs. My ratings are what I give the movie right after seeing it, with no real 'checklist' or anything, mostly just initial thought/enjoyment/opinion. It's not meant to be taken super seriously, I'm not a professional reviewer. This is my full ranking for the year, from favorite to least-favorite, with a few small reviews/thoughts thrown in: Monos - 10/10 - Hands-down my favorite movie of the year and honestly high on my all-time list. It's Apocalypse Now meets Lord of the Flies, with some Beasts of No Nation thrown in. It builds a unique, lived-in world that's believable and brutal. Beautifully-filmed, some of the best shots of the year (the ending shot gets seared in your mind). Modern and grounded look at a militia/cartel fighting against an unnamed enemy in a Colombian jungle. It almost feels post-apocalyptic instead of 'cartel vs government', which I really loved. You get to imagine your own backstory as the story unfolds. Unforgiving and gut-wrenching, but hopeful too. Got a lot out of its cast. Can't recommend this movie enough. Really disappointed this didn't make the Best Foreign Language Film shortlist. "Masterpiece" gets thrown around a lot, but in my mind this is the only one this year. Marriage Story - 10/10 The Farewell - 10/10 Journey to a Mother's Room - 9/10 - Biggest surprise of the year, came out of nowhere. Deeply-personal story between a mother & daughter. It's very basic on the surface, and there's not much story (you start at Point A, and end at Point A), but it's the most emotional movie of the year. If you don't cry at least 3 times during this, you're probably not human. It's all about the unbreakable connection you have to your parent(s), from the day you're born until the day you die. It only takes place over the course of a few months, but feels like lifetimes. Beautiful little movie about separation, loss, and human connection. Waves - 9/10 - I could write 20 pages on how much I loved this movie. To keep it short, it's got a perfect soundtrack, perfect setting, awards-worthy performances (from Kelvin Harrison Jr., Sterling K. Brown, and Taylor Russell). Visceral story that grips you from the first minute and doesn't let go until the closing shot. Unique use of colors and aspect-ratio. It takes a huge risk structurally that pays off. It's also the only movie I went to see twice this year. Really worth it too, picked up on a lot of stuff on the second viewing. Would've went a third time if theaters kept it playing longer. Every tiny decision/action has a huge impact. Just watch this. Last Black Man In San Francisco - 9/10 Birds of Passage - 9/10 Apollo 11 - 9/10 - The best documentary of the year. Probably the best editing (and use of sound) I've ever seen/heard in a documentary. It's unique because they don't use interviews like most documentaries do, it's real sound the whole through. Impressive use of archival footage/audio. Uncut Gems - 9/10 - This movie wasn't on the Best Original Score shortlist for the 2020 Oscars. This aggression will not stand. The Mustang - 9/10 Wild Rose - 9/10 - If this doesn't win the Oscar for Best Original Song ('Glasgow'), I've lost all faith in the Academy. The ending concert scene had me crying like a baby. Jessie Buckley is gonna be big. Best music-drama since A Star Is Born. Transit - 9/10 Ad Astra - 9/10 - Top-notch acting, great atmosphere, world-building, existentialism, beautiful VFX, engaging score. Best opening scene of the year. Thoughtful commentary on modern society all wrapped in a Heart of Darkness blanket. If you're into space/exploration movies, then I recommend this. Surprised at the backlash this movie has gotten on /movies. The Report - 9/10 - This was a really good year for legal-thrillers and The Report was the cream of the crop. Tight, Sorkin-like script with top performances from Adam Driver & Annette Bening. Could change a lot of minds about the war on terror and use of torture. Parasite - 9/10 Once Upon A Time In Hollywood - 9/10 Midnight Traveler - 9/10 - If you feel like life is unfair and the odds are stacked against you, watch this movie. It puts everything in a different perspective. Every problem you have is going to seem minuscule compared to what this family went through. It's eye-opening and should fill you with anger. Luce - 9/10 - It's Kelvin Harrison Jr's world and we're just living in it. The Irishman - 8/10 Mickey and the Bear - 8/10 - Camila Morrone puts in the best breakout performance of the year. PTSD, drug-addiction, alcoholism, rural Montana, toxic relationships, James Badge Dale, following your dreams. What's not to love? The Art of Self Defense - 8/10 - The best dark-comedy of the year. So many great one liners. It's like Yorgos Lanthimos directing Death of Stalin, set in a karate studio. Surprisingly violent and depressing, but in all the right ways. Jesse Eisenberg's best movie since.....The Social Network? Peanut Butter Falcon - 8/10 - "Am I going to die?" "We all do, it's only a matter of time, now stop being a little bitch." - Favorite line of the year, really stuck with me. Everybody Knows - 8/10 Mary Magdalene - 8/10 Knives Out - 8/10 - Well-crafted whoddunit with an ensemble cast. Just a genuinely fun time at the movies. Ana de Armas with well-deserved leading role for once. A few of the characters are a tad bit unrealistic (and basically caricatures), but the movie doesn't take itself seriously enough for that to be a problem. Daniel Craig hamming it up with a Southern accent was fun. Old school film with a modern twist. The Lighthouse - 8/10 The Dead Don't Die - 8/10 - This movie really isn't for everyone, but I loved the dry humor and purposefully-bad chemistry/dialogue. The line delivery was off-putting but hilarious. Everything is extremely on-the-nose and it works. I could watch 10 hours of Tom Waits talking to himself. Us - 8/10 Villains - 8/10 Ford v Ferrari - 8/10 Midsommar - 8/10 Jojo Rabbit - 8/10 Official Secrets - 8/10 - Keira Knightley with one of the most underrated performances of the year. Another really good legal/political-thriller that exposes the dark side of government bureaucracy. Pain & Glory - 8/10 John Wick 3: Parabellum - 8/10 Queen & Slim - 8/10 Amazing Grace - 8/10 - Great concert-documentary. Some of Aretha Franklin's performances in this should give you insane chills. I actually had this one rated higher right after watching it, but then looked up some of the people shown on screen and it turns out some were real pieces of shit, while preaching to people like hypocrits. Felt gross and took a lot of the magic out. One of my few revised scores this year. A Beautiful Day In The Neighborhood - 8/10 Joker - 8/10 Non-Fiction - 8/10 - It's very French (talky and sexual) and the writing seems impressed with itself, but it's a good adult-drama that surprised me. I'm a big fan of Olivier Assayas and this is some of his best work. Rocketman - 8/10 Stan & Ollie - 8/10 Hustlers - 8/10 Avengers Endgame - 8/10 Doctor Sleep - 8/10 - It gets bloated and probably needed to be 20-30 minutes shorter (there's a shit ton of side-characters), but it was a worthwhile sequel to The Shining. Didn't feel like a cash grab and carries its own weight. Booksmart - 8/10 Little Monsters - 8/10 - I'd recommend watching this based just on Josh Gad's character. So over-the-top and hilarious. When he starts chugging hand sanitizer might be the most I laughed in a theater this year. Also Lupita Nyong'o playing & singing on the ukulele to a bunch of kids is exactly what I needed in my life. Cute zombie-comedy with a ton of heart. Spider-Man: Far From Home - 8/10 A Hidden Life - 8/10 - If there's a song from this year (or this decade even) that I'd want played at my funeral, it's James Newton Howard's theme from this movie. It's so beautiful and perfectly captures the feel of the movie. That song broke me down every time it played. I can't imagine this movie without it, it's that good. It's a shame this movie is getting ignored this awards season. Never Look Away - 8/10 Toy Story 4 - 8/10 Pavarotti - 8/10 The Biggest Little Farm - 8/10- If you're really into the inner-workings of a Californian farm, then this is the documentary for you. Abominable - 8/10 The Current War - 7/10 Artic - 7/10 - Well made, solidly-acted. I loved the small details about survival that this movie brings up, makes it very grounded and realistic. I'm kinda bored of survival movies in general so this didn't blow my mind or anything. Bombshell - 7/10 Honey Boy - 7/10 - Pretty big letdown because I had really high expectations for this one. Lacked the emotional punch I hoped for. Didn't land for me at all, kind of like Boy Erased last year. I appreciate how honest and revealing it was, took a lot of guts for Shia LaBeouf to put this out there but it's forgettable. Lucas Hedges' Shia impression was reallllly on point though, that was worth the price of admission right there. Mid90s last year was a 10/10 for me and I expected the same for this. It was good, not great. American Woman - 7/10 - Sienna Miller's performance in this is awards-worthy. The accent she does is perfect and it might be the most underrated role of the year. The movie gets way too tearjerky at the end though. It's basically 2 hours of bad shit happening to a good person, which gets a bit overwhelming. The Beach Bum - 7/10 Captain Marvel - 7/10 Spies In Disguise - 7/10 - Looked pretty generic based on the trailer, but was actually pretty funny. Cold Pursuit - 7/10 Tolkien - 7/10 - Not much happens but it felt really comfortable. Solid performances all around and they handled the WW1 scenes better than I thought they would. Expected to be bored out of my mind based on the reviews and trailer but it flowed well. As far as "Nicholas Hoult Biopics of Famous Writers" go, it's miles ahead of Rebel in the Rye 2 years ago. Jumanji: The Next Level - 7/10 Sauvage/Wild - 7/10 Detective Pikachu - 7/10 Maiden - 7/10 Dark Waters - 7/10 - . Good performances and an okay script, even though it beats you over the head sometimes. Total waste of Anne Hathaway. She's way too good of an actress for a boring, generic, 'supporting wife' role with just a few lines. Not even sure why she was in this. Overall, a solid legal-thriller, which is a genre I really enjoy and I've been missing since its late-90s heyday. Pretty crazy story too, scummy and evil corporate greed is always interesting to explore on film (like The Insider). Should've been 20 minutes shorter and less on-the-nose Adopt A Highway - 7/10 The Wedding Guest - 7/10 The Hummingbird Project - 7/10 Motherless Brooklyn - 7/10 The Lion King - 7/10 Last Christmas - 7/10 - It's really easy to bash this movie, a lot of the humor falls flat and the twist is ridiculous, but I couldn't help walking out with a smile. I love how committed Emilia Clarke was to the character, and her interactions with her boss and family were legitimately heart-warming at times. Also did I mention how ridiculous that twist is? Richard Jewell - 7/10 - This was decent. Even though it's clearly Clint Eastwood's personal crusade (and thinly-veiled propaganda piece in some regards) against the FBI & the Spooky Media™, it still told the story effectively/semi-believably. Some of the characters (Hamm/Wilde obviously) were pretty ridiculous caricatures though, was hard to take anything they said seriously, I mean come on. You just roll your eyes at most of what they say. Some of the situations and encounters are too-conveniently set-up but that's easy to overlook. It had very solid performances (Hauser was great, especially when he finally let's his emotion show, in that scene where he kicks the table). Much better than The Mule, and 20x better than 15:17 To Paris. Star Wars: Rise of Skywalker - 7/10 21 Bridges - 7/10 Before You Know It - 7/10 Hobbs & Shaw - 7/10 - This is peak "Stupid Summer Popcorn Movie" and I thoroughly enjoyed it. It's The Meg of 2019. Fighting With My Family - 7/10 Pet Sematary - 7/10 Downton Abbey - 7/10 - Never saw a single episode of the show before watching the movie, but it still felt familiasafe to jump right in. Yesterday - 7/10 Greta - 7/10 - It's a cheesy, predictable, non-scary horror film but I liked it. Sometimes you just need Isabelle Hupert to play a psychopathic serial killer. Felt very old-school, a movie straight out of the 1980s. Judy - 7/10 - It's the definition of Oscar bait and is emotionally manipulative, especially towards the end, but it does a great job at humanizing a Hollywood legend. Frozen 2 - 7/10 Aladdin - 7/10 The Souvenir - 7/10 Zombieland 2: Double Tap - 7/10 - Nowhere near as memorable/iconic as the first one, but it still got a bunch of laughs from me (especially the Thomas Middleditch/Luke Wilson scene). Above-average for a comedy-sequel, but I could see this one not aging well. The Two Popes - 6/10 - Two solid performances but underwhelming overall, too many cheap-looking flashback scenes, not enough Pryce/Hopkins. Reminded me of Can You Ever Forgive Me? last year, depending on the 2 leads to carry a weak movie/premise on their back, to disappointing results. Highly-overrated movie. Ready Or Not - 6/10 Anna - 6/10 - It's basically Red Sparrow but slightly worse. Saint Frances - 6/10 Hotel Mumbai - 6/10 Shazam! - 6/10 - Low-stakes, formulaic, superhero movie clearly made with strict budget limitations. It hits all the notes you'd expect a movie like this to hit. It was decent. Alita: Battle Angel - 6/10 Loro - 6/10 - One of the more disappointing movies of the year. On paper it sounds amazing, a sprawling biopic of an infamous/corrupt Italian politician/mogul by Paolo Sorrentino who's not that far removed from a masterpiece? Sign me the fuck up. But nah, this was a shallow, surface-level (like my reviews), pointless dull knife of a biopic. Too much shoehorned religious imagery too. Tone is all over the place. It can't decide whether it's serious or funny and gets lost in-between. It looked nice at least. It also wins this year's "Most Nudity" award, easily beating the rest of the field. Teen Spirit - 6/10 The Upside - 6/10 Gloria Bell - 6/10 - Great performance from Julianne Moore but this just felt like "Middle-Aged Crisis: The Movie". Just couldn't connect to it. I imagine the original is a lot better. On The Basis Of Sex - 6/10 Stockholm - 6/10 Give Me Liberty - 6/10 - This is an example of a movie that has its heart in the right place but bites off a lot more than it can chew. There's a beautiful, emotional story in here somewhere, but it's too muddled with ineffective editing tricks and too many side-stories. It's sweet in some ways and the true-life characters bring a lot of charm, but it didn't do that much for me. A lot of 'year-end' lists have this as one of the most overlooked movies of the year, but I don't see it. Rough editing, bad soundtrack. Child's Play - 6/10 Good Boys - 6/10 - Just watch Booksmart instead. Styx - 6/10 Woman at War - 6/10 The Lego Movie 2 - 6/10 Missing Link - 6/10 Long Shot - 6/10 - The chemistry between Charlize Theron & Seth Rogen was great but the jokes couldn't really match it. It's a unique mix of politics & humor, but fell short of being an actual crowd-pleaser. Echo in the Canyon - 6/10 Cyrano, My Love - 6/10 Dora the Explorer - 6/10 Brittany Runs A Marathon - 6/10 IT: Chapter 2 - 6/10 - Way too long. Felt like a never-ending series of fetch-quests. Good CGI & acting though. Mister America - 6/10 Crawl - 6/10 Trial By Fire - 6/10 - Great performances by Laura Dern & Jack O'Connell get overshadowed by an overly-preacy script. It doesn't let the audience make up its own mind. The Third Wife - 6/10 Godzilla: King of Monsters - 5/10 - This needed less humans, more monsters. Glass - 5/10 Escape Room - 5/10 Terminator: Dark Fate - 5/10 Dumbo - 5/10 All Is True - 5/10 Brightburn - 5/10 The White Crow - 5/10 - One of those biopics where the movie doesn't do justice to the story. Reading the Wikipedia page on this guy's life, you'd except an Oscar contender. Instead it was just okay. Watch Cold War instead. It's basically this movie but better. High Life - 5/10 - Unpleasant. Where'd You Go Bernadette? - 5/10 Scary Stories to Tell Dark - 5/10 Her Smell - 5/10 - This movie made me physically nauseous. The tight, claustrophobic, haze-filled shots in the first 2 acts really threw me off. It's temporarily redeemed by a reallllllly good third act and a solid performance from Elisabeth Moss. But then deflated by a terrible final scene. By the Grace of God - 5/10 - Based on the critical acclaim, director, and subject matter, I walked in expected to be blown away. Basically expected Spotlight, but this movie completely derails at the halfway point. Hard to sit through. Blinded by the Light - 5/10 The Best of Enemies - 5/10 The Aeronauts - 5/10 - This is mis-marketed as an intense survival story but it's really just a boring biopic with too many flashbacks. Fall of the American Empire - 5/10 Family - 5/10 The Goldfinch - 5/10 - It turns out an unfilmable novel really is unfilmbable, who would've thought? Shoutout to Jeffrey Wright & Finn Wolfhard for actually trying. Angel Has Fallen - 5/10 Gemini Man - 5/10 Late Night - 5/10 Black and Blue - 5/10 Diane - 5/10 - This was just depression-porn. Sometimes it works (Mungiu/Zvyagintsev), sometimes it doesn't (this movie). It's such a bummer. Wouldn't recommend this to anyone but Mary Kay Place's performance makes it watchable and engaging sometimes. Destroyer - 5/10 How To Train Your Dragon 3 - 5/10 Rafiki - 5/10 - I feel bad for this score because I get that this is a really important/significant movie for African Cinema, but I just couldn't get past the terrible acting, bad (like baaaaaad) dialogue, and lackluster story. Again, pretty big achievement that this got made and reached a global audience, but yeah, in a vacuum, it's undoubtedly a bad movie. Felt like an amateur movie on a shoestring budget. Captive State - 4/10 Wild Nights With Emily - 4/10 - This movie is what happens when someone asks the question "hey, what if we turned Emily Dickinson's life into an SNL skit?". I get what they were going for, and Molly Shannon is great, but this was extremely unfunny and probably the longest 84-minute movie I've ever seen. Dark Pheonix - 4/10 The Addams Family - 4/10 Midway - 4/10 To Dust - 4/10 Rojo - 4/10 - The only memorable thing about this movie is that there was a power outage about 90 minutes in so they comped my ticket and gave me a free drink. So that was cool, I guess. The Kid Who Would Be King - 4/10 MIB: International - 4/10 The Kid - 4/10 - There's a 98% chance that this movie is some kind of tax write-off or money laundering scheme. It somehow got 2 big names (Pratt & Hawke), co-starring the son of the producer in his first movie ever. Directed by Vincent D'Onofrio for some reason (???). Was dumped by Lionsgate in a few hundred theaters with 0 marketing/promotion, and flopped hard. It's dated, boring, and unoriginal. Cheesy dialogue. Literally a story that's been told a million times before, usually in much better ways. No reason for this to exist. Chris Pratt has the worst fake-movie-beard of all time in this, that's kinda worth checking out. Ramen Shop - 4/10 The Good Liar - 4/10- The most convoluted, needlessly-complicated plot of the year. Helen Mirren & Ian McKellen both phone it in (I don't blame them, they were given trash to work with). I hate when movies try to crowbar "WW2 flashbacks" into their movies when it's not needed. Climax - 4/10 Harriet - 4/10 Lucy in the Sky - 4/10 - Once or twice a year, a movie comes along that has such a frustrating/stupid/anti-climactic ending it makes me actually angry. This is that movie. Natalie Portman had another movie like that last year (Vox Lux). Hey Noah Hawley, what the fuck? Freaks - 4/10 - This movie would fit well in the "Good Idea But Bad Execution" subreddit. Tel Aviv On Fire - 4/10 Ma - 4/10 Frankie - 3/10 Stuber - 3/10 Serenity - 3/10 - In a year full of batshit-crazy twists (looking at you, Last Christmas), this easily had the batshit-iest twist. It's something you actually have to experience yourself, and be fully-immersed in it, to appreciate how mind-numblingly crazy it is. How they got A-list talent for this script is a total mystery, but it probably involves of a lot of favors and cocaine. It's almost "so bad its good". Almost. I can't wait for the sequel, Free Guy, next year. Maleficent 2: Mistress of Evil - 3/10 - More genocide than I expected for a live-action Disney fairy tale movie. Donnybrook - 3/10 The Photograph - 3/10 - Zzzzzzzzzz... Charlie's Angels - 3/10 Hellboy - 3/10 - This movie is like that annoying kid in middle school that tries way to hard to be edgy. It's gory and vulgar just for the sake of being gory & vulgar. It reminded me of the Predator reboot last year, had the same kind of dated/forced humor that seems to have no real target audience (except for the aforementioned middle school edgy kid I guess). Bad CGI and a boring villain. iirc it also had a lame sequel-bait ending which I hate. Happy Death Day 2U - 3/10 - The Sun Is Also A Star - 3/10 - It's filmed like a generic music video and has the emotional depth of a puddle. Don't Let Go - 3/10 The Invisibles - 3/10 Playing with Fire - 3/10 - This was just like Mark Wahlberg's Instant Family last year, except that it was worse in every imaginable way. No lie, the end-credits bloopers were by far better than anything else in the movie. It was the only time I even chuckled or felt any type of emotion. Cats - 2/10 - There's not much more I could say that already hasn't been said. Yes, it was bad. No, it wasn't the worst movie in history. For me, it was just so boring. Forgettable songs (except Beautiful Ghosts), no story/plot, nonsensical ending. Just wanted it to end. Jennifer Hudson just floating into space for no reason, Judi Dench giving me unwarranted lessons about raising cats, Ian McKellen slurping milk from a bowl, Extremely-Hairy-And-Naked-Idris-Elba, Cockroach Genocide, etc. These things all happened and we can't change them, and for us to grow as a society, we need to just move on and learn from our mistakes. Rambo: Last Blood - 2/10 The Sound of Silence - 2/10 - More like The Sound of Boredom, amirite? No but seriously, that's all I got. This movie was the closest I got to falling asleep in my seat this year. Synonyms - 2/10 Black Christmas - 2/10 - Extremely cheesy dialogue, cop-out violence, boring/predictable jump scares, low production value (bad even for a low-end Blumhouse movie), some of the worst one-liners you've ever heard, unrealistic/2D characters. Shitty ending. Wayyyyy too heavy-handed with the message. About as subtle as a flying brick to the forehead. Amateur acting, cutaway for every death, etc etc. After the Wedding - 2/10 - Overacted, muddled garbage. 47 Meters Down Uncaged - 1/10 Shaft - 1/10 - Crude, unfunny, soulless, grating, pointless. There's a million adjectives I could use to describe this reboot, and none of them are positive. This is one I'm surprised I didn't just walk out of. Probably didn't have anything better do do that day. Jexi - 1/10 - This year's worst movie. It's just the kind of movie that leaves a bad taste in your mouth, like you need to watch something else to get the stink of this one out of your mind. It was just so mean-spirited, from start to finish. Not a single joke landed, you just hated all of the characters. There are no redeeming factors. On the technical side, it was very basic, looked like a cheap music video. No memorable scenes, no good lines of dialogue, no originality in any way. None of the "cheerful"/"pick-me-up" moments earn any kind of emotional reaction. If you had a freshman high-school film student remake Her as a shitty comedy, this would be it. The fact that I paid money to see this is something I will never live down. Movies that I saw outside of theaters, not included in the list:
The King - 8/10 - Netflix
Paddleton - 8/10 - Netflix
El Camino: A Breaking Bad Story - 8/10 - Netflix
High Flying Bird - 7/10 - Netflix
Dolemite Is My Name - 7/10 - Netflix
Triple Frontier - 6/10 - Netflix
The Boy Who Harnessed Wind - 6/10 - Netflix
The Laundromat - 5/10 - Netflix
The Highwaymen - 5/10 - Netflix
Velvet Buzzsaw - 4/10 - Netflix
Bird Box - 4/10 - Netflix
Six Underground - 2/10 - Netflix
Movies that I saw in theaters in 2019, but are not included in the list due to original release date:
If Beale Street Could Talk - 9/10
Cold War - 9/10
Capernaum - 9/10
Mary Poppins Returns - 7/10
The Charmer - 6/10
Movies that I haven't seen yet but will see in the next few weeks:
The longest stretch I went without going to the movies was from July 21st thru August 20th, without a single trip to the movies. Partially due to an out-of-country trip and personal stuff. During this time I "missed out" on The Kitchen, The Nightingale, Brian Banks, and Honeyland. Mostly caught up to the rest.
The most theater visits in a one-week span was November 1st thru November 8th, with 8 movies that week.
The most in one day was 3 movies in theaters on March 15th, 2019 (Styx, To Dust, and Captive State).
There were 26 double-headers this year (two movies in theaters during the same day, usually back-to-back).
2019.12.07 11:41 creykA Complete List Of The Glimpses Into Alexis's Adventurous Life Before She Moved To Schitt's Creek. I Want A Spin-Off!
She got dumped by Stavros via text because he already RSVPed to Diddy's white party and didn't have time to come pick her up (he had already dumped her five times, didn't meet her in Rio like he was supposed to, and he gave her his ex-wife's engagement ring)
She got arrested when Stavros left his molly in her glove compartment
got a DUI for driving into the Prada Store on Rodeo Drive while high (in fairness, it did look a lot like the entrance to a parking garage)
when she was 17, she went to Thailand on spring break and escaped from a Thai drug lord's car trunk by bribing him with sex (Aroon was a lovely gentleman until he ran out of money)
co-chaired the teenage rosacea ball
dated all three Hanson brothers one summer because she needed backstage passes tor the Teen Choice Awards
learned how to play pool pretty quickly when she was in a Ugandan diamond smuggler's villa playing for her friend's freedom
Kirsten Dunst is jealous of her bangs (she told her so at the Marie Antoinette premiere)
her friends used to call her Marie, mainly because she was casually seeing Prince Harry so there was like the whole "is she going to be a princess?" thing but also because they were going through this very dark phase where they were partying too hard
stole a dress from Ashlee Simpson (or Ashlee stole it from Alexis and then Alexis stole it back)
would like to have a label to sell festival wear, hair feathers, and body jewelry
if a man doesn't ask for her phone number, he's either newly married or gay
doesn't like skin tags or old smell
went to this amazing little resto-lounge in Bangkok that specialized in Tahitian food and scalp massages
did not pose for the Rose family portrait because she was visiting Stavros in rehab
used to shoplift with her klepto friends in the Hamptons
used to text Zac Efron just a question mark whenever she wanted a booty call
upon arriving in Schitt's Creek, she was looking for a mechanic or someone at least 5'7" with full lips, an athletic body, and maybe a neck tattoo who hammered stuff
was once paid to talk up Heartblaster Energy Drink at a Third Eye Blind concert.
during the summer that Alexis wanted to be the next Jessica Simpson, Johnny and Moira flew in Barbra Streisand's vocal coach (who quit the business after just two lessons with Alexis - he now lives in a monastery)
the producers of her reality show "A Little Bit Alexis" insisted that she take acting classes after they started shooting
escaped the yakuza when she was 21 (while wearing high heels)
has sent her boyfriends off with people who weren't a threat like Pippa Middleton or Rihanna
She sometimes takes the edge off with medication intended for animals.
knows that Josh Groban has a thick leather bound binder full of ground rules for seeing other people
got Sienna Miller's bracelet when it fell off her wrist at a Halloween party
hooked up with Adam Levine after getting bubble tea
had an adventure with Vin Diesel where he was naked and crying
once passed off a mini horse and three guinea pigs as service animals
was one of the original Pussycat Dolls but only for two weeks because apparently she was "too pretty" (her first day with the PCD was a couple of hours of kegels, and then an afternoon of cheeky bellinis)
met Beyoncé in Mykonos during the semester she took off from her high school in Switzerland
her resume says she did four years at UCLA, which is technically true if you consider Bel Air an extension of the campus, which everybody does
was taken to the Playboy mansion when she was seven years old (And had a wonderful time in the children's grotto!)
maintained a successful semi-committed text relationship with Josh Hartnett while he was shooting Pearl Harbor
got a lower back tattoo that says "that's hot" in Hong Kong when she was 12
Turkish Cosmo once included her photo on their list of the world's best sarongs
was taken hostage on David Geffen's yacht by Somali pirates for a week (and nobody answered her texts!)
told a lot of people that Diane Sawyer sells fake bags on the down low
had a gap year in Belgium and a Tour de France boyfriend, but never learned to ride a bike
has negotiated in Arabic
got into Kiss Kiss in Tokyo without a lock of human hair
her first kiss was Jared Leto
sometimes gets this almost uncontrollable urge to talk to people or be complimented
had a friend in Venice Beach who sold raw milk and his entire compound was raided (possibly because he also sold drugs)
has been through tons of checkpoints in Johannesburg (it's like a drive through except everybody has a gun)
uses dandruff shampoo (but it's preventative)
has nude photos on the internet
she was described by Us Weekly as "up for anything"
she came up with all the flavors for her line of edible nail polish (which poisoned people)
she was picked up by the South Korean secret police on New Year's and had to sweet talk the consulate's lawyer to get a passport before midnight
Prince Harry trusted her with his life
she eats cake and leaves the icing
she has experience with being in a throuple
She went on a wine tasting trip in Bordeaux when she was seven years old
She has a driver's license in seven different countries and an F class license
“Dark Creation, The Mary Shelley Project”: Wednesday-Sunday 8 PM at Muse Clothing. Mary Shelley was 21 when she published her Gothic novel, Frankenstein. In our most experimental piece to date, co-founders, Elizabeth Braaten Palmieri and Emily Adams create a world where the real is surreal and the conscious unconscious in this dark piece that delves into the mind of the first female horror writer of our time. Greenhousetp.org.
“Robin Hood”: 6:30 PM Thursday-Sunday at Launer Auditorium, Columbia College. Robin Hood and his band of Merry Men raise a ruckus, swashbuckling their way into our hearts as they do all the wrong things for the right reasons. As Robin Hood fights for justice, dodges the Sheriff of Nottingham, and woos Maid Marian, the stage comes alive with swordfights and archery, word play and physical comedy in the age old battle of good vs. evil. Pacecolumbia.com.
“A Raisin in the Sun”: 8 p.m. Thursday through Sunday at Maplewood Barn, 2900 E. Nifong Blvd. Lorraine Hansberry’s landmark play tells the story of a black Chicago family dealing with death and its future. $3 to $10. maplewoodbarn.com.
“A Raisin in the Sun”: 8 p.m. Thursday through Sunday at Maplewood Barn, 2900 E. Nifong Blvd. Lorraine Hansberry’s landmark play tells the story of a black Chicago family dealing with death and its future. The show continues May 4-7. $3 to $10. maplewoodbarn.com.
“The Mystery of Edwin Drood”: 7:30 p.m. Thursday-Friday at Macklanburg Playhouse, 100 Willis Ave. Stephens College presents Rupert Holmes’ musical mystery, based on an unfinished writing of Charles Dickens. $8 to $16. Stephens.edu.
“Violet”: 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday at Talking Horse Theatre, 210 St. James St. An awardwinning musical by Jeanine Tesori (“Fun Home”) and Brian Crawley, this show follows a young woman whose scars lead her to seek out a TV evangelist. Tickets are $13 to $15. talkinghorseproductions.org.
“Music Man, Jr.”: 7 PM Friday-Saturday and 2 PM Saturday-Sunday at Warehouse Theatre. Oh, we got trouble! Right here in River City! A fast-talking con man meets his match in the no-nonsense town librarian in this classic musical, which is sure to please all ages. Trypskids.com.
Missoula Children’s Theater: Peter and Wendy 3 PM and 6 PM Saturday at Jesse Auditorium. Back by popular demand, The country’s preeminent professional children’s theatre company, The Missoula Children’s Theatre, returns to Columbia and will be recruiting local children to stage an original musical adaptation. Concertseries.org.
Shelter Insurance Fountain Ceremony Thursday 5:30 PM. Festivities begin at 5:30 PM, with music by the Banana Oil Pan Band. Free family activities include various yard games, face painting and rides for kids on Ma and Pa’s Choo Choo Train. Colorfully dressed clowns will hand out free balloons, bubbles, flower seeds, and Shelter Insurance Almanacs. Food trucks available on site for food purchases.
Weekly Wildflower Walks Thursday 5:30-7 PM at Rock Bridge Memorial State Park. Each week, park volunteer Randal Clark will lead a hike to a different part of the park and show participants the wildflowers that are in bloom as spring progresses. Whether you come every week or attend only once, you’ll learn about the identification and folklore of each wildflower. This is Clark’s 36th year to lead wildflower walks at Rock Bridge Memorial State Park. Meet at the Devil’s Icebox parking lot. Reservations are not required.
Stephens Lake Park Amphitheater Concert Series: Kids Night: Mid-Mo Magic Show/ Babaloo Music and Fun Thursday 6 PM. Join us at the beautiful Stephens Lake Park Amphitheater for an evening of music under the stars. Bring a blanket or low lawn chair. Concessions available but carry-in food and drinks allowed. Concert Series sponsored by KPLA 101.5.
Leadercast CoMo 2017 Friday 7-5:30 PM at The Crossing. For the sixth year, Leadercast, a one-day leadership event broadcast live from Atlanta to over 100,000 leaders worldwide, will be in streamed in Columbia for more than 850 CoMo Leaders. Join us for Leadercast CoMo on May 5, 2017, for an unforgettable day of inspiration, learning, networking and more. Comoleadercast.com.
First Friday in the North Village Arts District 6-9 PM. A FREE gallery crawl held the first Friday of each month in the North Village Arts District. Come explore the unique venues and enjoy the live music art and entertainment.
Mayfest: First Friday Block Party on Cinco de Mayo Friday 7 PM at Rose Music Hall. Join us for the inaugural First Friday MAYFEST BLOCK PARTY in the North Village Arts District on CINCO DE MAYO! We’re closing down Orr Street to feature live music from LA MOVIDA on the Roots & Blues Front Porch stage, food & craft vendors, and beer! Stop by on your First Friday stroll through the North Village Arts District’s many galleries & shops! Gates open at 6pm and this is a free event!.
Brew ‘n View: The Rocky Horror Picture Show Friday 8 PM at The Blue Note. Come on Columbia, let’s do the time warp again! Our last Rocky Horror was a packed house of freaks and geeks and we hope to see you all again! Mark “The Master” Chambers, KD “Riff Raff” Berrey and the rest of The Lipps Players participation group will again host The Rocky Horror Picture Show as part of the Note’s new Brew ‘n View series! Look for lots of laughs, great music, dancing and chaos – this show is the very reason why fishnets were invented!.
Boone County Farmers Market Saturday 8-12 PM at the Columbia Mall. When in Season, the following products expected at the market include: Flowering Plants, Vegetable Plants, hanging baskets, tomatoes, peppers, potatoes, onions, beets, radishes, spinach, lettuce, apples, peaches, berries, cucumbers, zucchini, meats, jams, jellies, soaps, baked goods, kettle corn, watermelon, cantaloupe, pumpkins, gourds, winter squash, etc.
Columbia Farmers Market Saturday 8-12 PM in the ARC Parking Lot. Fresh vegetables & fruit, meat, farm fresh eggs, cheeses, honey, cut flowers, plants, artisan items & more. As a producer-only market, everything sold here is offered by the farmers and artisans who help sustain our region. SNAP (food stamps) accepted at all markets. Live music every Saturday! Rain or Shine.
CoMo Wellness Conference Saturday 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM at The Crossing. ‘Good health starts with good food.’ The conference will take place from approximately 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., with a break for lunch.
Chasing the Sun 5K Saturday 9 AM at Stephens Lake Park. Do you support renewable energy? If so, join Renew Missouri for our annual Chasing the Sun 5k! Our annual Chasing the Sun 5k is a walk-or-run clean energy fundraiser that supports Renew Missouri’s mission to transform Missouri into a top 20 state in renewables and efficiency by 2020.
Trail to a Cure’s 10th Annual Bike/Walk/Run Saturday 9 AM at the Katy Trail in Rocheport. The primary purpose of this event is to raise funds for HIV/AIDS research and services. There are a variety of options for all ages and for all experience levels. Walk and run event distances are 5K, 10K, and a 1/2 marathon. Cycling distances include 18, 32 and 50 miles. All distances are approximate. Start times vary begining at 9:00 am and all events end approximately at 2:00 pm at the Katy Trail State Park trailhead. Registration includes a post-event celebration with food, live music, massages, and other activities. This is a rain or shine event. Pre-registration is discounted and is available at firstgiving.com/TTAC.
May Psychic Fair Saturday 10 AM at Good Nature. Take a look into your future with a fair full of tarot cards, crystal energy healing and predictions about your destiny. Put our local mediums to the test and venture into a world of the subconscious.
Hike to Hidden Treasures of Rock Bridge: Shooting Star Wildflowers Saturday 1:30 PM at Rock Bridge Memorial State Park. Enjoy the beauty and variety of spring wildflowers in the woodlands of the Gans Creek Wild Area. Park naturalist Roxie Campbell will share information about wildflowers and read from the 1891 diary of Edward Jacobs. See shooting star flowers and the view from shooting star bluff. This hike will be about two miles all on-trail. This hike is free. Reservations are required because space is limited. When you call (573-449-7400), you will be given driving directions. This hike is recommended for ages 8 years and up. Children must be accompanied by a responsible adult. Prefer no dogs.
TriZou Triathlon Sunday 8 AM at Mizzou. The annual TriZou Triathlon was the very first Ultramax event. TriZou has now grown into one of, if not the largest, pool swim triathlons in the nation. It is certainly one of the most popular early-season triathlons in the region. Over the years, several USAT National Champions and hundreds of USA Triathlon All-Americans have raced in the special elite field.
Orr Street Farmers and Artisans Market Sunday 9-1 PM at Wabash Station Parking Lot. Produce, art, jewelry, crafts, music by Austin Jones and the Bootheel Boys, and Ozark Mountain Biscuit Food Truck.
Kitchens in Bloom 2017 Sunday 12-4 PM at 480 N Cedar Lake, 2305 Longview Dr, 717 Hilltop Dr, and 2101 Bates Creek. Tired of scrolling through endless Pinterest posts of perfect kitchens and décor with no idea how to recreate it? Step into some real-life #KitchenGoals with a tour of four exemplary examples in CoMo. Warning: tour may cause immediate plans for your own renovations.
Dog Paddle Sunday 1 PM at Logboat Brewing Co. Here’s to a Sunday both you and your pet can appreciate. Enjoy beer, food from the grill and music from Tree House while your canine chews on a beef stick and runs around the property. Proceeds will go to the Spay Neuter Project, too, a cause both you and Spot can get behind.
Columbia College Student Art Show: through April 26 in the Sidney Larson Gallery inside Brown Hall. Multiple mediums will be represented in this group show.
Amalgam: Through its closing reception from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday at the George Caleb Bingham Gallery, University of MIssouri Fine Arts Building. This exhibit features the work of MU seniors. art.missouri.edu.
Katina Bitsicas: through May 31 at Resident Arts, 1023 E. Walnut No. 3. A professor at the University of Missouri, Bitsicas conveys narratives through video, still photography and other mediums. A reception will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday. residentarts.org.
Exposed South: through May 5 in the George Caleb Bingham Gallery inside the University of Missouri Fine Arts Building. Billy George displays work as part of his master of fine arts thesis in fibers. art.missouri.edu.
Rooted, Revived, Reinvented: Basketry in America Through May 14 at the MU Museum of Art and Archaeology, 115 Business Loop 70 W. The exhibit explores the evolution of — and influence of various cultures and traditions on —basket-making in America. maa.missouri.edu.
Comestible: through May 5 at Columbia Art League, 207 S. Ninth St. The latest CAL exhibit is an exploration of culinary delight.
Orr Street Studios Alumni and Retrospective Show: Begins Monday at 106 Orr St. This exhibit is in honor of the space’s 10th anniversary. orrstreetstudios.com.
Collections Show: Thursday through Aug. 1 in the Sidney Larson Gallery inside Brown Hall.
The Romance of Ruins: through Aug. 13 at the University of Missouri Museum of Art and Archaeology, 115 Business Loop 70 W. This exhibit looks to ruins of the ancient world for inspiration, showing how “romantic decay” was a muse for artists working in the 18th through 20th centuries.
Spring Exhibit: At Sager Braudis Gallery, 1025 E. Walnut. Exhibiting artists are Mark English, Josh George, Edward Kinsella, Jeffrey Love and Joel Sager. sagerbraudisgallery.com.
Mid-Missouri Arts Alliance Members Show: Friday through June 18 at the Montminy Art Gallery, inside Boone County Historical Museum, 3801 Ponderosa St. The group show will feature works in mediums including photography, painting, clay, wood and more. boonehistory.org.
Mizzou Baseball vs. Murray State TUE 6 PM Taylor Stadium.
Mizzou Softball vs. Ole Miss FRI 6:30 PM, SAT 2 PM, and SUN 12 PM Mizzou Softball Stadium.
MLB Pitch, Hit, and Run SAT 9:30 AM at Albert-Oakland Park.
Lany, Machineheart 8 p.m. at The Blue Note; $16.50 to $17.
The Brothers Comatose, Trout Steak Revival, Grass Fed Mule 8 p.m. at Rose Music Hall; $10 to $12.
Leighton Roden 7 to 10 p.m. at Murry’s.
Viva La Berg, Svpacharged, Sound Affects 9 p.m. at Rose Music Hall; free.
Tom Andes 7 to 10 p.m. at Murry’s.
Beach Slang, Zach Sullentrup and His Terrible 20s, Half Moon 8:30 p.m. at Rose Music Hall; $13 to $15.
Trapt, Smile Empty Soul, Toy Called God, Troy, Things on TV 8 p.m. at Club Impulse and Rehab Room; $20 to $22.
Artie’s Univibe 6:30 p.m. at Jazz, A Louisiana Kitchen.
Odyssey Chamber Music Series: Knoxville and Mexico 7 p.m. at First Baptist Church; $10 to $25.
La Movida 7 p.m. at Rose Music Hall; free.
The Flood Brothers 10:30 p.m. at Rose Music Hall; free.
Planet Jazz 6:30 p.m. at Jazz, A Louisiana Kitchen.
Cody Pursiful 6-8 PM at The Station House.
Johnny Fox 6 PM at Cooper’s Landing.
Triple Treat with Columbia Chorale, Columbia Civic Orchestra, and Columbia Community Band 7:30 PM at Battle High School.
The Flood Brothers 6 PM at Cooper’s Landing.
Royal Thunder, Don’t Mind Dying 8:30 p.m. at Café Berlin; $10 to $12.
Violet and The Undercurrents with Molly Healy 1-6 PM at The Station House.
Aaron Kamm and the One Drops 9 p.m. at Rose Music Hall; $6 to $8.
Stop Day Power Fest 8 p.m. at The Blue Note; $7 to $10.
Andrew Sieff with Hennessy Brothers 6:30 p.m. at Jazz, A Louisiana Kitchen.
DeepWater 7:30 p.m. at VFW Post 280; $8.
Tom Andes Trio 9 p.m. at Murry’s.
Marcella’s Ghost 1 PM at Cooper’s Landing.
Luke Mitchem 5 PM at Cooper’s Landing.
MOVIE GUIDE BEAUTY AND THE BEAST - Bill Condon (Dreamgirls) directed this live-action retelling of the Disney animated classic from 1991. As before, this fairy tale centers on a young woman named Belle (Emma Watson), who is forced to live in an enchanted castle with a prince who is cursed to look like a hideous Beast (Dan Stevens). In time, the pair fall in love as Belle learns to see the good man hiding behind the Beast's monstrous exterior. BORN IN CHINA - This documentary from Disneynature follows three animal species in the wilds of China: A snow leopard tries to protect her two cubs from predators, a golden snub-nosed monkey squabbles with his family, and a panda mother cares for her child. THE BOSS BABY - The Boss Baby is a hilariously universal story about how a new baby's arrival impacts a family, told from the point of view of a delightfully unreliable narrator, a wildly imaginative 7 year old named Tim. THE CIRCLE - As Mae rises through the ranks of the world’s largest tech & social media company, she is encouraged by the company’s founder to engage in a groundbreaking experiment that pushes the boundaries of privacy, ethics and ultimately her personal freedom. COLOSSAL - Anne Hathaway stars as Gloria, an unemployed New York City resident who, out of desperation, relocates to her hometown. She quickly lands a job with an old classmate (Jason Sudeikis). Each night, she drinks herself to sleep, and each morning, she wakes up to the same terrible news story: a giant, monstrous creature is wreaking havoc in Seoul, South Korea. Gloria soon makes a startling discovery about the monster. And that's just the start of this riveting, shapeshifting film. THE FATE OF THE FURIOUS - In the eighth installment of the Fast and the Furious series, Dominic Toretto's crew are rocked to their core when they must face their most dangerous adversary yet: Dom himself (Vin Diesel), who is now working with a shadowy cyber-terrorist known only as Cipher (Charlize Theron). As DSS agent Luke Hobbs (Dwayne Johnson) and the rest of the team attempt to fight back, they find themselves in an alliance with their old enemy, assassin Deckard Shaw. FREE FIRE - Brie Larson, Armie Hammer and Cillian Murphy star in this taut, wildly entertaining chamber piece. Set in Boston during the 1970s, the film unfolds in an abandoned warehouse, where a mysterious businesswoman (Larson) and her wise-cracking associate (Hammer) have arranged a black-market weapons deal between an IRA arms buyer (Murphy) and a South African gun runner (Sharlto Copley). Suffice to say things don't go as planned. GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY: VOL 2 - Peter Quill and his fellow Guardians are hired by a powerful alien race, the Sovereign, to protect their precious batteries from invaders. When it is discovered that Rocket has stolen the items they were sent to guard, the Sovereign dispatch their armada to search for vengeance. As the Guardians try to escape, the mystery of Peter's parentage is revealed. KONG: SKULL ISLAND - A secret government organization mounts an expedition to Skull Island, an uncharted territory in the Pacific. Led by an explorer (John Goodman) and a lieutenant colonel (Samuel L. Jackson), the group recruit a disillusioned soldier (Tom Hiddleston) and a photojournalist (Brie Larson) to investigate the island's peculiar seismic activity. But once there, they discover that Skull Island is home to a gigantic ape called King Kong, and find themselves caught up in an ongoing war between the beast and the area's indigenous predators. THE LOST CITY OF Z - A journey into the Amazon results in a stunning discovery and a mysterious disappearance in The Lost City of Z, an epic about real-life explorer Percy Fawcett. At the dawn of the 20th century, Fawcett (Charlie Hunnam) encountered evidence of a previously unknown civilization. His bigoted scientific peers dismiss the claims, but alongside his wife (Sienna Miller), son (Tom Holland) and aide-de-camp (Robert Pattinson), Fawcett returns to investigate. PHOENIX FORGOTTEN - A young woman investigates the disappearance of her brother and his two companions in the Arizona desert. Her quest for answers leads her down a strange path that suggests the “Phoenix Lights” are somehow directly related to her missing sibling. THE PROMISE - When Michael, a brilliant medical student, meets Ana, their shared Armenian heritage sparks an attraction that explodes into a romantic rivalry between Michael and Ana’s boyfriend Chris, a photojournalist dedicated to exposing political truth. RISK - You might remember Laura Poitras as the artist/journalist who broke the Edward Snowden-NSA story, first in a series of Pulitzer Prize-winning articles and then in an Oscar-winning film called Citizenfour. When Snowden contacted Poitras about blowing the whistle, she was already several years into another top secret documentary: a film intimately following Julian Assange, Sarah Harrison and the rest of the scrappy team at WikiLeaks. Shot over six years, Risk is startlingly up-close and bracingly candid as it studies Assange, his colleagues and Poitras' shifting relationship with the controversial organization. UNFORGETTABLE - In this woman-centric thriller, a jilted ex-wife (Katherine Heigl) makes life hell for her former husband's new bride (Rosario Dawson) and tries to manipulate her behavior to ultimately come out of top.
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2016.06.18 05:13 autotldrWarner Bros Pushes ‘Lego Movie 2’ Release To 2019
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Warner Bros has shifted release dates for four of its upcoming films, including The Lego Movie 2, which moves almost a year ahead from 05/18/18 to 02/08/19. No word on why the sequel to 2014's huge hit has been moved, but it now comes out almost exactly five years to the day after The Lego Movie, and just under two years after The Lego Batman Movie, which bows February 10, 2017. Not bad symmetry for a franchise that so far has done very well for WB. In addition, Dean Devlin's disaster flick Geostorm is getting shuffled around the schedule for the second time, moving from 1/13/17 to 10/20/17 - it was originally set to bow on October 21, 2016. The Owen Wilson/Ed Helms comedy Bastards, about two brothers who set out in adulthood to learn who their real father is, has been moved from 11/04/16 to 01/27/17. Bastards' move to January doesn't denote lack of confidence however, as the new slot sees it up against a new outing from the reliable Resident Evil franchise, Resident Evil: The Final Chapter, and Trainspotting 2. Finally, Ben Affleck's next directorial effort Live By Night, a period crime film in which he wrote and also stars in alongside Chris Messina, Zoe Saldana, Sienna Miller, and Brendan Gleeson, has been moved up the schedule, hitting theaters 01/13/17 instead of 10/20/17.
2016.02.05 20:02 autotldr25 Science Fiction Books Being Adapted Into Movies
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Also starring Sienna Miller and Jeremy Irons and featuring a breakout turn from Luke Evans, the film is getting mixed but intriguing reviews after screenings at TIFF and the San Sebastian Film Festival, with some reviewers adoring it and others not knowing quite what to make of it. The Divergent Series: Allegiant - March 18, 2016.By now, you know whether you like the Divergent series or not, but if you're a fan, then the third film in the tetralogy should be fairly exciting, especially now that the series has diverged so significantly from the novels. It won the Locus Award and was nominated for the Hugo Award when it came out in 2007, and is now set to be adapted into a film by John Cameron Mitchell, who is best known for originating the title role in Hedwig and the Angry Inch and directing the acclaimed film Rabbit Hole, starring Nicole Kidman and Aaron Eckhart. The film stars Samuel L. Jackson, John Cusack, and The Hunger Games' Isabelle Fuhrman, and will be directed by Tod Williams from a screenplay co-written by King himself. The Gone World by Thomas Sweterlitsch - TBA.After the success of Sweterlitsch's first novel, Tomorrow and Tomorrow, the film rights to his upcoming follow-up The Gone World were optioned before the book even got an official release date. Iron Man 3 helmer Shane Black was attached to direct the film back in 2014, but has been put on the backburner while he directed the Ryan Gosling film Nice Guys and works with Fox to reboot the Predator series.
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2015.07.27 02:51 ramjeet2Do Asian and Indian men struggle a lot more in "liberal" areas and with white women that lean liberal/democrat?
As a male of Indian heritage who was born and raised in Texas (a red state), I noticed that I faced little to no issues when it came to attracting women and mostly dated white girls that looked good. It was not uncommon to see Mexican, Indian, and East Asian guys with white girls in Texas and some of these girls were quite attractive too. What got me was that no one made that big of a deal out of it either, people just accepted the couple and everything was alright. I thought that just being good looking and having game would make a guy desirable to various types of women, maybe I was being a bit naive there. I notice a small trend after reading some posts online about the struggles of Asian and Indian guys in North America. Seems like areas such as San Francisco (liberal area), New York City (very liberal area), Toronto, and Vancouver are places where Asian and Indian guys have it rough. On one hand, Asian and Indian women in these areas are desperate to get with a white guy as some say. Attractive white women in the "liberal" areas seem to avoid Asian and Indian guys like the plague and automatically group them into a stereotype based on their race and ethnicity, whether it is an FOB or a westernized guy, they are the same thing to them. Lets not even mention white males who lean liberal/democrat, most are happy with a white girl dating a black guy but will riot if a Sienna Miller lookalike hooks up with an Asian or Brown guy. I have ironically found that white women who lean right or have politically conservative views seem to be much more open to dating an Asian or Indian guy than their "liberal" counterparts. Now this is the idea I seem to get. I have talked to guys from places like NYC and San Francisco who saw me dating a white girl that was attractive and instantly commented saying how rare or unheard of it would be for an attractive white girl to date an Indian or Asian guy in those cities. On the other hand, I noticed that back in Texas, no one made a big deal out of it. My experiences are limited but would you say I am on to something here?
2014.11.20 00:10 blueprintorginator2Have you seen or known hot blondes in the US with boyfriends or husbands that were not white themselves? (celebs don't count)
I understand that this question might seem awkward to some so if that is the case, then don't answer it. In comments, I want to see answers to the question which talk about people you know in real life or have seen. Not pro athletes or famous people. If you are in any ways uncomfortable answer this question, then I prefer you not answer it or post on this question at all. According to the OkCupid race survey, most white women strongly preferred to date within their own race. Now hot blondes are one subset of White women but they are also some of the most desired, men say they prefer brunettes but a Sienna Miller lookalike has a lot of guys who want to be with her. All that aside I am curious to see with strong data on OkCupid saying that white women in the US prefer not to go interracial at all as a whole, just how improbable this kind of interracial pairing would be. I live in Northern California and despite the many asian and latino men present, mostly all of the hot blondes here exclusively go for white guys and in some cases a black guy. On the other hand, you see plenty of gorgeous asian and latina women with white men, it is very common here. As a mexican guy, this isn't the best place in the US for exotic looking men because ethnic women (asian, indian, arab, and mexican) strongly go for white men while attractive white women here generally refuse to go for guy that looks exotic (is not white or black). That's my experience, I want to hear what people on here have to say. If you have seen or known such couples, then what race was the guy? (name as many different races of men you have seen it with)
I got myself a BBC ID card with a fake name "Richard Jameson" cleverly made of the 3 presenters names - so that i could book hotels and get up to mischief without getting caught. Used to wear a balaclava everywhere to hide my face anywhere near a Top Gear shoot and generally be as sneaky as possible.
I couldn't make a photo shoot once because i was filming for Top Gear elsewhere and they booked a stand in - apparently Jeremy said "get rid of it" and refused to have his photo taken with him, which made me laugh. With some very rare exceptions, i did all of my stuff from walking through London to all the testing off camera and all the studio work.
I really liked working with all three of them! Jeremy can be a pain in @ss but hilarious in the same second, Hammond loves a fight and that's endearing and James is mad, i used to spend hours watching his eyes spinning around like a loon.
I was meant to be there the day Hammond was hurt but was called away to work with Jeremy - it was horrible when it happened and thankfully he pulled through. Like i say he's a fighter.
Great job but i decided to leave because after 8 years the game was up in terms of keeping it secret. The BBC had leaked my name to the Radio Times and the tabloids ran varous stories, so i handed in my notice. I wanted to go full time racing again anyway so it was a new lease of life, but it didn't work out well for the cardboard cut-outs of STIG..!
My race mechanic had the original 1991 spec Quattro when i started racing in 1995 and the things he could do with it on a country lane were unreal. More recently when i was racing in Formula 3 my engineer took me out in an A3 and after seeing the way it gripped i got rid of my Toyota Supra and bought the A3, then proceeded to put 250,000 miles on the clock. It refused to die!
In the end that car had leaks everywhere, dents from being parked in London and i had ragged it every second of its life. But it still clung to the road like shit to a rug. I eventually scrapped it, being heartless and needing the cash, but there some love there. Kind of.
Many journalists can't drive very well so i don't believe what i read. And most people should judge a car from their own test drive i reckon. I've never driven an Audi that understeered - the only model that might be over-engineered is the TTRS, but the standard TT is wicked, i drove one last week.
As for heritage.. the rallying pedigree is mega but look at Le Mans. They don't just win - they destroy the competition and having seen up close the attention to detail and the preparation, the skill and the passion that goes into that racing program it makes it hard not to admire them.
I hit a kerb in a Formula 3 car at Rockingham at 135 mph and my point of view was towards a fluffy cloud which i thought might become my final destination. When the car finally landed i had a nice concussion but i managed to win the top wheelie award in Max Power so it ended well.
The Police are pretty cool in my experience but i've only ever pulled The Stig card when i was wearing The Suit - otherwise it would have been a double whammy - jail and get fired. When a cop asked my name (as he detained me on the M1 in a caterham) i shouted slowly "T H E S T I G" and he laughed and walked off.
Still learning - i had the best teachers which is to say i've raced some big talents and you have to learn quickly or finish 2nd all the time. I got the job by writing to the boss, meeting him and then driving a car - quickly. Quite traditional. I beat the Old Stig's lap times and got hired - SWEET!
I love the old Challenger, purely because of "Vanishing Point" - driving them is something else. When you press the pedals it's like writing a letter and asking politely if the car might respond sometime in the future.
I rarely got to hang out because it's hard to drink a beer through the old helmet, but when we toured the world we had some good parties - until the 3 musketeers started playing musical instruments. Then i tended to hail a cab.
Most fun - easily a Formula One car, but actually at Le Mans i drove a car a few years back with an F1 engine, huge wings and killer brakes that was dynamite to drive. 220mph through a winding ribbon of tarmac past trees and people waving beers from a Ferris Wheel - awesome.
I helped design the Ascari - that's a bit strong really. I drove it and worked with the clever designers so they could chip away at the marble and produce the KZ1. It became a kick-ass racecar and we had a lot of success in FIA GT racing with it, and the GT2 edition was incredible. Had it not been wet on the day we took it to Top Gear it could well have posted the fastest time, still today.
I love dots - it's morse code for ..--..-.- something... Gilles Villeneuve was the best to watch, by far, but Senna remains the best. It's hard to compare but really when you watch him action and the psychology he brought to the sport, he was unbeatable.
I can't play Forza - i got stuck on Level One and nearly threw my xbox through the TV! And GT is quite cool but i just don't get it. It still feels arcade like and i end up loading Black Ops II to get some trigger time instead. But i don't live by myself anymore so those days on Xbox Live are Looongg gooone.
I grew up going fast in the back seat of my dad's car and without realising it i was hooked on speed from day 1, so the racing career was a dream come true. It's totally addictive - out of body in a way
It's 100% concentration, so long as your body is fit enough to cope with the G force and the physical abuse of wrangling the controls. That's the part i love most, you lose track of your body completely - it's like breathing - and the whole world is reduced to a flight path and a gut feel. It's never boring! Ok it was once - i did a 24 hour race in a 2CV and you spent 100% of the lap on full throttle. I thought my luck was in when the car got smashed up but they just bent it straight and sent me out again ;)
Love Corvettes - but the ZR1 was a bit disappointing - i prefer the C6 which was a simpler beast, like me probably. I also drove the Batmobile! That was the best - engineered by the Brits but it had the Corvette engine.
I once suggested that we do a feature on Tyres because they made such a big difference to lap times e.g. Pirelli or Bridgestone - and the Boss said "not if you want anybody to watch the show" but i disagree i think people want to be informed about stuff that matters.
Thank you for logging in! I wouldn't change a thing although with experience i wouldn't make as many mistakes , hopefully.. ! I loved being The Stig, especially the first two years, they were Golden and if you asked the boss Andy Wilman he would almost certainly agree. It was very much a family unit that grew into a commercial beast, but still has some great talent spinning the wheels.
For me the best part was rocking up, getting chucked the keys to something expensive and walking out the TG cabin door onto a cold stretch of tarmac to give it some large around the track. That was great. And terrifying the celebs of course - i did my best to relax them but some folks really [email protected] themselves.
Natural talent is hard to measure and besides it doesn't always trump hard work. Scott Dixon was my team mate in America and he's a huge talent - but Dario Franchitti for me is the maestro! He's incredible in Indycar and i'm wishing him a speedy recovery because he's currently in hospital after a big hit yesterday. He's also the nicest guy you could meet in this business - top man.
The time i spent in the army had more influence on my outlook than anything else i've done and affected my whole approach to life, so it certainly helps with racing. You learn never to quit and to break through self imposed limits, which in the end aren't real.
The Police were always really helpful. We filmed the Bugatti in East London and just when i thought we were about to be arrested the word came through from the cop who had said "make sure he gives it some". They helped us contain the area so it was safe etc.
At first i thought it would be hard to gel with anybody from behind a mask and sitting in a small red bricked hut, by myself. In reality everyone was up for a laugh and filming Top Gear is such a good time that you can't help but get on. The crew really set the tone, the magicians wielding the cameras - and their banter was just as vital to the off cam chemistry.
It felt like falling down an elevator shaft. 8 years of one mindset is hard to break and it felt really uncomfortable people suddenly knowing who i was - but it was absolutely fantastic at the same time because so many people had such a positive affinity with the character.
The time i spent in the army had more influence on my outlook than anything else i've done and affected my whole approach to life, so it certainly helps with racing. You learn never to quit and to break through self imposed limits, which in the end aren't real.
Grand Am DP is a huge success racing wise and NASCAR makes the show go round so you have to admire what they built. There's some big brains working on how to make them run alongside P2 but my money will be on the LMPC / Formula Le Mans cars being the formula to race in next year.
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2013.08.27 01:17 dragonskyBond Of The Week: Daniel Craig
The last thread in our "Bond Of The Week" series. In this series we've talked about the 5 (official) actors that played Bond and the time has come for us to talk about the current 007. Mr. Daniel Craig. After Brosnan left, MGM had to find a new Bond. The rumours were flying around as many names were in the mix of becoming a new James Bond. In the end the guy who will be the Bond of the 21st century turned out to be Ben Affleck....no wait that's not right..... who put this in my script.... just let me find the real thing.....oh yeah that's right. The Bond of the 21st century, the Bond of the next generation turned out to be non other than Daniel Craig. The blond haired Englishman got the role of the most famous agent of all time. But as every decision in Hollywood, Craig immediately got many haters. Many people were against the idea of having a blonde actor portraying Bond. "His name is James Bond not James Blonde FFS!", said some people disapproving MGM's decision. Some even made a anti-Craig-as-007 site. In the end the decision turned out to be final and we got our next Bond in the name of Daniel Craig. But who is Daniel Craig ? Daniel Craig was born on March 2, 1968, in Chester, England. He moved to London when he was 16 to join the National Youth Theatre. His film debut was in The Power of One and he featured in the BAFTA-winning BBC miniseries Our Friends in the North. Craig worked with Steven Spielberg on the film,Munich and in 2006 he took on the role of James Bond in Casino Royale and reinvigorated the franchise. Craig grew up near Liverpool, and enjoyed going to the theater with his mother and sisters. Many of his mother's friends were actors, and he felt drawn to the profession. "I kind of fell in love with the idea of acting... I liked the idea of it—you know, shouting a lot and dressing up and all that," Craig told Interview magazine. Craig moved to London when he was 16 to join the National Youth Theatre, and then studied at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. After graduating, Craig made his film debut in The Power of One (1992), a 1950s drama set in South Africa. His career then received a substantial boost with his role in the 1996 BBC miniseries Our Friends in the North. The serial drama experienced great critical reception, and won several major awards in the year following its broadcast, including two British Academy Television Awards, four Royal Television Society Awards and two Broadcasting Press Guild Awards. Another important role came in 1998 with the film Love Is The Devil a biopic about the artist Francis Bacon (played by Derek Jacobi). Craig co-starred as Bacon's lover George Dyer, a small-time thief. Craig later described the project as "the first film I did that 'made me.'" That same year, Craig had a small role in the historical drama Elizabeth starring Cate Blanchett. In 2001, Craig appeared as the romantic interest to Angelina Jolie's character in the action film Lara Croft: Tomb Raider based on the popular video game. Although the film was panned by reviewers, the movie was a hit with viewers—Tomb Raider debuted at No.1 at the box office, and became the highest-grossing video game adaptation to date. Craig then gave an impressive performance in 2002's Road to Perdition, a film adapted from the popular graphic novel of the same name. In the film, Craig played Connor Rooney, the murderous son of a mob boss (played by Paul Newman). The actor's stand-out performance was lauded by critics and fans alike. He then demonstrated his range as an actor when he starred as poet Ted Hughes in the drama Sylvia (2003), which also starred Gwyneth Paltrow. The film explored the life of Hughes's wife, poet Sylvia Plath, and the couple's troubled relationship. Craig's made his debut as a leading man playing an unnamed character—called XXXX in the credits—in the 2005 crime drama Layer Cake. In the film, Craig played a sophisticated drug dealer who seeks to retire from his criminal enterprise. That same year, Craig got a chance to work with famed director Steven Spielberg in his epic film, Munich (2005). In the film, Craig played an Israeli agent working on a team charged with tracking down those responsible for the massacre of Israeli athletes at the 1972 Olympic Games in Munich. Around this time, rumors had begun to swirl about Craig becoming the next actor to play the role of legendary spy James Bond. Fans, who were used to previous Bonds played by actors such as Sean Connery or Pierce Brosnan, objected to having Craig in the part. Many fans felt he was too blond or too old. Film critics believed that, for a serious stage-trained actor like Craig, playing Bond would be an ill-advised move. But Craig believed it was a great opportunity, agreeing to a five-film contract. "When I accepted the job to work on Bond, I genuinely did it to change my life. I knew that it would flip everything on its head... I've never made movies for money—I've always made them because I truly wanted to do them," he explained to Interview magazine. Proving the skeptics wrong, made Bond history with 2006's Casino Royale. He helped reinvigorate the long-running film franchise with his modern take on Bond, described by one critic as "a noble thug." Casino Royale became the highest-grossing Bond film to date, earning $594 million worldwide. Craig starred as 007 in the next installment, Quantum of Solace in 2008, another box-office hit, followed by the 2012 Bond blockbuster Skyfall. Once romantically linked to Sienna Miller and Kate Moss, Craig has been dated producer Satsuki Mitchell for several years. He has a daughter from a previous relationship. In December 2010, Craig began dating actress Rachel Weisz, his costar in the horror film Dream House. The couple married in June 2011 in New York. Craig is scheduled to appear in at least 2 more Bond movies and couple of movies were the blue-eyed actor will be part of more serious roles, but there is no doubt that he will always be remembered as Bond. James Bond. P.S. I hope that you enjoyed this series.
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