Tuesday, October 4, 2016
New release roundup for September '16 and links
Well, you didn't think I stopped watching new movies last month, did you? I would've loved to have devoted entire posts to these films, but instead I'll give you the Reader's Digest version:
- Southside With You. Who woulda thought someone would make a movie about how the President and First Lady met? Or that it'd be this good? Rookie writer-director Richard Tanne forged this screenplay from all the bits of information publicly known about how Barack Obama and Michelle Robinson met, in Chicago in 1989. He gets two terrific performances out of Tika Sumpter and newcomer Parker Sawyers. The result is a smart and warm romantic drama that makes you forget who these two young people will eventually become.
Fritzi reimagines Star Trek as a silent film.
Danny has seen about 8000 movies and ain't done by a long shot.
Did you ever wonder what the deal was between Norma Desmond and her monkey?
On screen masking and why it's important for movie theaters.
Awhile back, I wrote about a documentary in the works about cargo biking. Now, at last, there's a trailer.
Courtesy of my pal Michael Neno, here's a look at a Star Trek convention program from 1976.
Thanks once again for joining me for my Star Trek month. Numbers-wise, I did okay. I hit my minimum pageview goal for the month (barely). I had thought so many consecutive posts might have an effect on the pageview counts of individual posts, but that doesn't appear to be the case. When I began WSW, I remember thinking I had to provide content as often as possible no matter what, but there was no way I could sustain that pace. Props to those who can.
My monthly series on Star Trek today will continue to the end of the year, and then that'll be it - at least, until the next time I get a hankering to write about one of the movies or something. And of course, I'll talk about the premiere of Discovery in 2017 (though now it won't be until May).
I need a break, so I'm gonna take one. See you in a week.