Like most of you, I have a platonic ideal of certain characters that I carry around in my head. And a lot of times, it has to do with who I saw play a particular part when I was at an impressionable age. I’ve had a few of them bouncing around in my head this week, so I thought I’d share.
Once a movie gets as familiar as IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE, you start wondering about all the cool side characters who, although they may not have a lot of screen time, make the most of it by leaving a strong impression. And many of them hint at the dark underbelly of life in Bedford Falls.
From the people I’ve talked to about this, it seems like CK’s apology was a lot better received by men than it was by women. I think that maybe that’s because for most men, actions like CK’s are a hypothetical. Imagining this sort of thing is an intellectual exercise for us. For women, it’s just their reality.
Dear Marvel Studios,
Let’s face it, the MCU is killing it lately. You’re making hit after hit, and you don’t show signs of stopping anytime soon. THOR: RAGNAROK seems like a lot of fun, BLACK PANTHER looks amazing, and you’ve still got AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR on the horizon. You’re obviously doing almost everything right.
I doubt you’re looking for advice from another random yahoo on the internet, but I have some thoughts about how you could make things even better and sustain things going forward. So don’t consider these demands, exactly. They’re more like friendly suggestions, okay? Here goes:
All the news about Harvey Weinstein in the last couple of weeks has gotten me thinking about this age-old question again: Where do you separate the art from the artist? What do you do when you discover that the creator of a work you love is an asshole, has done something heinous, or is even an outright criminal? Is there a point where a person becomes SO repugnant that you can no longer support the creative work they were involved in?
We’re at the start of the fall TV season right now. In the age of cable TV, summer series, and streaming services, that’s not really the event that it used to be — You can watch new television episodes year round these days. But I figure it’s still as a good a time as any to take stock of the shows I’ve been watching (or trying to watch) this year and figure out where they stand with me.
She’s the forgotten character of BATMAN: YEAR ONE. Someone who appears in all of two panels, has no dialogue, and never even gets a close up. But what do we really know about Bruce Wayne’s hookup?