Check this: Uma, Sofia, and Lizzie Lovett

3:55:00 AM

On my to-do list this week:

The Hundred Lies of Lizzie Lovett, The Beguiled Sofia Coppola



Imposters


I talked about this new show yesterday, but I haven't been complete honest. There is one reason why I will continue watching and it wasn't the pilot. This trailer for the rest of the season reveals one very special guest star. Uma. I missed Uma. I have been rewatching Pulp Fiction lately and asking myself why Tarantino stopped working with her. No I don't ready gossip mags. And I don't want to know. Especially if it is foot related. Anyway, she looks funny and badass here, so stick around for this, quite a scoop, Bravo.


The Hundred lies of Lizzie Lovett By Chelsea Sedoti


The synopis of this YA detective novel lured me in, girl inserts herself in missing girl's life in order to solve the mystery of her disappearance, but it was the writer's decription that hooked me: 'When she’s not at the computer, Chelsea spends her time exploring abandoned buildings, eating junk food at roadside diners, and trying to befriend every animal in the world." Come'on how can I say no to that.


The Missing Season two


The missing the BBC/Starz show about the abduction of a small Britsih boy on holiday in a French village was such a bleak, addictive show with a great setting, and frustrating characters ( they are the best ones). Season two picks up the thread by focussing on a abducted girl in Germany. Only now she return in the first episode, after 11 years. The missing girl walking bloodied through the woods is an iconic image from Twin Peaks, used recently in Riverdale, and in The Family we had almost exact the same story of a missing child coming back, but with good reviews, French detective Julien Baptiste returning, and David Morresey, still my fave The Walking Dead villain, playing the missing girl's dad, this will stand on it's own.


The Beguiled Sofia Coppola


Sofia is finally making a Southern Gothic thriller. Why finally? Well she has always been a talented director but her movies can seem aimless. She had complaints of loose storytelling, and following bored characters, may bore the viewer. Now, I love aimless and brooding, storytelling that leaves things unsaid, but it is a smart movie to pour that languid, wandering, sensual touch into a dark tale with genre constrictions that will hold the story up. (Walls are bad but boundaries are good).
 This is a remake of the 1971 thriller with Clint Eastwood, and Colin Farell plays his role, as a wounded Union soldier rescued by a twelve year old girl and taken in by the ladies of the Miss Martha Farnsworth Seminary for Young Ladies, played by Elle Fanning, Kirsten Dunst and Headmistress Nicole Kidman. That last scream in the trailer is awesome.


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