The Thrill Weekly


Today is supposed to be the most depressing day of the year. I'm having a great time, the sun shines, and I'm listening to Lana del Rey, but still, I wish they would adjust movie release schedules and TV to our appetites; instead of having summer be the popcorn movie time and autumn reserved for prestige fair,  why not make it so that the best movies and TV come out in January and February? Move those Oscars to June, shift the whole thing around. I'm kidding; my husband tells me I should state this every time because we realized he had taken me seriously all these years. 

I am not practicing laughing at my own jokes like a loser. 


But seriously, they should put more out in January. In January, we need to get landslided with the best entertainment they can offer. 

So, I'm underwhelmed by choice; still, let's start the Weekly Thrills recap: 

So I am not a winter person, and usually, I would like to indulge in something like the White Lotus on the coldest days. But I discovered that watching somebody having a more miserable time than you works like a charm. Kidding. Should I start using emojis in my usual conversation, The Circle -style? LMAO, aaaaaand send.

But seriously, The pale Blue Eye was a very pleasurable experience. Always been an Edgar Allen Poe Fan, so this might have been up my alley. Watching Christian Bale be devasted in a wooden cabin surrounded by snow, having to solve the mystery of slain and dissected cadets at West Point, accompanied by cadet Poe, in an extremely morbid movie, was great fun. It was a much better movie than I expected: gorgeous cinematography, good plotting, and a touching performance by Bale.

Some weeks ago, I struggled to decide which movie to see in the cinema, chose Bones and all, and have regretted it ever since—not kidding. One of the other choices was The Menu, and now that it I streaming, I am glad I didn't see it in the cinema. It is entertaining for an afternoon at home; Anya Taylor-Joy has a magnetic enough presence to sustain the movie; I did love the kitchen/servers part of the movie, but I was unconvinced by the Diners part ( it will make sense when you see the film). The Glass Onion was better at skewering the privileged; In the Menu, the people that receive the brunt of the critique do not seem rotten enough. And that last image of the hamburger would have been much more satisfactory, say if it was a plate of pasta. Kidding. But seriously, the anti-intellectualism of the movie rubbed me wrong. So you tell me you only have the choice between deconstructed haute cuisine and the plain hamburger? Yeah, no, not buying it. Sure, showing how pretentious cooking can become: fair, but that was done with one sentence in the Bear and the Prune explanation. There exists an entire universe between Haute cuisine and flipping burgers. As simplistic as that conclusion was, pretending to say something using that contrast was even more as superficial. Entertaining, yes, because of its pacing and flair. But it leaves you with nothing, while the Glass Onion will leave you with numerous YouTubers analyzing every Easter egg, which is a delight.

I have started the second season of Ginny And Georgia; this show is so sneaky. I thought I was bored with it, the fights between mother and daughter could not have kept me glued for much longer, but then came the end of episode three and the Marcus situation, and now I am hooked.

Kaleidoscope is fun, although I think I have the worst sequence: Green, Yellow, Blue, Violet, Orange, Red, Pink, and white.

I still need to finish the Recruit; messy and easy to watch, but why do all these women want to sleep with Owen? He doesn't seem ever to shower. I hope the ending will pay off; for now, it is shooting from the hip with very nonchalant plotting. 

Break Point is as thrilling and would be a great accompaniment to reading Carrie Soto is back.

Oh, and I can't wait for Poker face, the trailer looks amazing.