Florence Foster Jenkins (2016)
The story of Florence Foster Jenkins, a New York heiress who dreamed of becoming an opera singer, despite having a terrible singing voice.
::::::: Trump used to be more articulate. What could explain the change?
Many call this the best live concert film ever. I put it second in genre only to Scorsese’s Stones in “Shine A Light.”
Last night I dug out my old DVD. Ahh, Tina Weymouth on bass. And those incomparable backup singers! I could die with a smile….
Watching “Stop Making Sense” today, it’s striking how timely Talking Heads’ anxiety-driven songs are. When Byrne sings “Our president’s crazy / did you hear what he said?” (in “Making Flippy Floppy”), it takes a moment to process that he was referencing Ronald Reagan, not the current White House occupant.
Trouble in transit, got through the roadblock,
We blended in with the crowd
We got computers, we’re tapping phone lines,
I know that that ain’t allowed
Not better than “Prometheus,” IOHO.
Alien: Covenant (2017)
The crew of a colony ship, bound for a remote planet, discover an uncharted paradise with a threat beyond their imagination, and must attempt a harrow…
A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
“And if there were a God, I think it very unlikely that He would have such an uneasy vanity as to be offended by those who doubt His existence.”
-Bertrand Russell, philosopher, mathematician, author, Nobel laureate (18 May 1872-1970)