Movies

A king in waiting gives a king’s answer

One day in the pavilion at Karakorum he [Genghis Kahn] asked an officer of the Mongol guard what, in all the world, could bring the greatest happiness.“The open steppe, a clear day, and a swift horse under you,” responded the officer after a little thought, “and a falcon on your wrist to start up hares.”“Nay,” responded the Kahn, “to crush your enemies, to see them fall at your feet—to take their horses and goods and hear the lamentation of their women. That is best.”

Source: ‘Do You Want to Live Forever?’—John Milius’ ‘Conan the Barbarian’ • Cinephilia & Beyond

Reading this twitter thread brought me to that Cinephilia article. They used real blood.

Time for a rewatch!

Sitting in the dark watching the screen, somewhere

Will young people — trained during the pandemic to expect instant access to new movies like “Hamilton” and “Borat Subsequent Moviefilm” — get into the habit of going to the movies like their parents and grandparents did? Generation Z forms a crucial audience: About 33 percent of moviegoers in the United States and Canada last year were under the age of 24, according to the Motion Picture Association.

Source: Hollywood’s Obituary, the Sequel. Now Streaming. – The New York Times

Millenials and Zoomers have a little problem though… we haven’t got any money to spend. Even if there is an economic boom we will not benefit from it unless there is systemic change at all levels of government, business and society.

The cost of a single movie at the theatre will get us an entire month of streaming. The math isn’t hard.

X-files

Para aquellos que no recuerdan lo básico de sus Archivos Secretos X:

X-Files Mythology for Dummies

Si sigues alguno de los links en el articulo no te preguntes después porque sufriste de tiempo perdido.

X-files

For those who don’ remember their X-files basics:

X-Files Mythology for Dummies

If you follow any of the links in the article, don’t wonder later why you’ve suffered from lost time.

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Si no haz ido a verla, necesitas ir a verla ahora.

Sigues aquí? Ahora! que la chingada!

Pixar ha creado una obra maestra. Aunque los gorditos y los derechistas se quejen.

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If you haven’t gone to see it, you need to go see it now.

You’re still here? Now, gawdammit!

Pixar has created a masterpiece. Even if the fatties and the righties complain about it.