A Strange Review: W1A

"Hah?" is what you're saying to yourself right about now, or "Huh?" or "Heh?" or "Where's my avocado?" So I was rummaging through what's new on Netflix and came across this gem of a Britcom I had never heard of before, and if you know me, you know that's strange, because I love and adore … Continue reading A Strange Review: W1A

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Idris Elba and the James Bond Kerfuffle

So Roger Moore thought the erstwhile star of The Wire and Luther couldn't play James Bond because Bond should be "English-English," which is to say white. And the author of the latest James Bond novel who is not Ian Fleming thinks Elba can't play James Bond because Elba's too "street," which I think is code … Continue reading Idris Elba and the James Bond Kerfuffle

A Very Strange Preview: Sergio Leone’s “The Siege of Leningrad”

The only stories I love to read more than "The Making of ..." this or that film are stories about films that almost got made, kinda got made, never got made. I recently treated myself to a popcorn book, The Greatest Movies You'll Never See, and although I knew broadly about several of these would-be … Continue reading A Very Strange Preview: Sergio Leone’s “The Siege of Leningrad”

Strange Quote of the Day: Ronda Rousey

"Honesty pays, but it pays very slowly, and doesn't pay consistently." https://youtu.be/AL2ampi5uqs If you have a low tolerance level for locker-room language, I advise against clicking the play button. Or, you may want to cut to the second half of the discussion, about the science of making weight, steroids in the sport, training routines, reading … Continue reading Strange Quote of the Day: Ronda Rousey

The Superman Movie That Never Got Made, Thank Goodness

So if you're into movies, you've probably heard about this aborted project: a Tim Burton–directed "Superman Dies" starring Nic Cage as the Man of Steel. The script had among its writers Kevin Smith, of Clerks, Chasing Amy, Dogma, and Comic Book Men fame. So imagine: the director who gave us the Michael Keaton Batmans and … Continue reading The Superman Movie That Never Got Made, Thank Goodness