Scarlett Johansson digs older men

If there is one thing Harvey Weinstein’s Hollywood has taught me it’s than gorgeous young starlets are attracted to older men.

Leading Men Age, But Their Love Interests Don’t (2013)

Tom Hanks is a bit of an outlier, I should point out.

Is this going to change any time soon?

I doubt it.

related – Emma Stone, Jennifer Lawrence, and Scarlett Johansson Have an Older-Man Problem

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Blade Runner 2049

I liked it.

Far exceeded my expectations. I expected the plot to be confusing or non-existent. It was believable and entertaining. I did not guess the ending … even though Grace whispered it in my ear.

I saw it in 3D though the stunning apocalyptic visuals would be just as fascinating  without 3D on a big screen.

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It’s pretty sexist — as are most Hollywood scripts Seems guys like Harvey Weinstein are still insisting female actors be sex symbols.

Calvary (2014 film)

Calvary is a 2014 Irish drama film .. It stars Brendan Gleeson … 

In a dark Catholic confessional, an unseen man tells Father James he was horribly sexually abused as a child by a priest, promising to kill James at the beach the next Sunday (James being a good man whose death will impact the church more than would that of an abusive priest). James has a week to arrange his affairs.  …

Calvary received positive reviews from critics and has a “certified fresh” score of 89% on Rotten Tomatoes …

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Good but not great is my review.

Dunkirk (2017 film)

Like many, I saw Dunkirk in the theatre. It’s the highest-grossing World War II movie ever.

Christopher Nolan wrote the script, which looks at the evacuation from three perspectives — land, sea, and air — with deliberately little dialogue, intending to create suspense through visuals and music. …

The film has received critical acclaim for its screenplay, direction, and cinematography, with some critics describing it as Nolan’s best to date, as well as one of the greatest war films ever made. …

It’s very authentic for a Hollywood film. There’s no green screen.

That said, I found Dunkirk to be one weird movie. I’m not sure I can even recommend the film.

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Stephen King – It (1986)

I can’t explain it. 

Only the 3rd Stephen King book I’ve read, It was much like the other two. Far, far too lengthy. 

… narrative bagginess … circuitous, repetitious book … a thousand sprawling pages …

Adrian Daub – Where “It” Was: Rereading Stephen King’s “It” on Its 30th Anniversary

All three King books I’ve read would have been much improved by being half the length.

The unnecessary and weird sex thing would be first to go. What’s with that?

I vow never to read King again. And that’s a shame because he’s such a good story teller.

I did not see the 1990 television miniseries and hope never to watch the new hit film adaptation nor the inevitable sequel(s).  Scary movies are not my thing.

 

 

Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017)

Andy, Barrett and I saw the best ever Spider-Man.

… based on the Marvel Comics character Spider-Man, co-produced by Columbia Pictures and Marvel Studios, and distributed by Sony Pictures Releasing. It is the second Spider-Man film reboot …

Everything about this film is excellent. It doesn’t have a boring moment. Entertaining dialogue. Great casting.

Zendaya as Michelle “MJ” Jones, one of Parker’s classmates is awesome.

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Viggo Mortensen – Captain Fantastic

Kelly recommended this film. I loved it.

Captain Fantastic is a 2016 American comedy-drama film … starring Viggo Mortensen. The story centers on a family that is forced by circumstances to reintegrate into society after living in isolation for a decade. …

Mortensen was nominated for a Golden Globe for Best Actor and at the 70th British Academy Film Awards for Best Actor in a Leading Role and the Academy Award for Best Actor at the 89th Academy Awards. …

On review aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes, the film has an approval rating of 83% …

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