So … I didn’t wind up having/making time to watch any of the films mentioned my last email that were expiring from Netflix and Amazon, but thank you to everyone who replied with their suggestions! It seems like Seven and As Good as It Gets should be high on my list the next time I have the opportunity to see them.
Two stray thoughts: One, I would like to take this time to inform you all that the official Twitter account for the 2019 movie Cats
has assigned me the “jellicle” moniker of The Great Rumpus Cat
Two, I was deeply concerned by a recent report in Vulture that Disney is preventing independent movie theaters from screening movies owned by 20th Century Fox
, which is now owned by Disney. That includes a lot of classic movies
that won’t be on Disney+, including Raising Arizona, Aliens, and the Princess Bride, which are being locked away in the vault for cynical business reasons. As a film fan, this is a distressing test of my patience with Disney (one of many to come, I’m sure), and I’d encourage everyone to sign this petition
asking The Mouse to change course. Like all online petitions, it probably won’t do anything, but you’ve got nothing to lose by trying.
OK, the Great Rumpus Cat has decreed that we may now proceed with the reviews …