So there are two reviews that I have seen for Star Wars Force Awakens (Globe and Mail and Roger Ebert.com) and both are positive generally about it. I am pleased to hear that. I did not read anything with a spoiler since I want to be going into this fresh. I will be taking youngest son to see Star Wars this weekend at some point.
I have a number of films that I will see during the upcoming time off. TIFF Lightbox has Macbeth. Others include Bridge of Spies, Heart of the Sea, Trumbo, Carol and Revenant.
On Netflix I have seen a few different things. One was a documentary about Atari and ET game in a landfill. Honestly don’t ask me why I watched this. No idea. It was really rather silly, especially the ego-maniac former software developer who was responsible for the very bad game ET.
I had also caught Cinderella which was decent but nothing spectacular. I do think that Cate Blanchett as the baddie step-mother here was not as memorable as Anjelica Huston in Ever After with Drew Barrymore. Terence and Stamp about the Who was just silly too.
Jack Ryan – with Captain Kirk was okay but predictable, I noted that Kenneth Branaugh directed and acted.
Disney shorts were good and interesting.
I am caught up on Downton Abbey and await the next season.
I did re-watch A Beautiful Mind last night and again was impressed by Jennifer Connolly. She supports and allows her husband to be what he could. And she had a number of leaps of faith that would never have been easy. Her moment of anger in the bathroom is a priceless scene and won her the Oscar in my mind.
Lots to see. Hopefully we can connect in the next couple weeks.