in which it is too hot in the city (of London) to think...
everything that happened at Flick Filosopher from Monday, July 19th, to Sunday, July 25th
Another slow week ’round Flick Filosopher parts, what with some bastard heat in London popping up to show us that while the bastard virus is a crisis that may pass, the climate emergency will be with us forever. It was a week too hot to move, to think, or to do much writing. Air-conditioning is rare in the UK, so there was little escape from the weather (even if I weren’t still a bit afraid to be indoors in public spaces, my fully vaccinated status aside). And it turns out that supermarkets frown upon you sitting in the middle of the frozen-food section with your laptop to do a little writing.
Haha: just kidding. I didn’t attempt that. But supermarkets are the only places properly chilled in summer here.
It’s cooled down now here… and now we’re to torrential rains and urban flooding.
new at flick filosopher, Jul 19–25
curated: “The San Diego Comic-Con News Generator”
Look at the news I found! Can’t wait to check out these projects… [read more]
new and ongoing cinema releases, US/Can, Jul 23
Mark Wahlberg is Joe Bell; M. Night Shyamalan gets Old; more… [get the full rundown]
new and ongoing dvd/blu/vod releases, US/Can, Jul 22–23
Recent theatrical releases land on premium VOD: The Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard, The Conjuring 3, and Zola; more… [get the full rundown]
new and ongoing cinema releases, UK/Ire, Jul 23
Danish revenge drama Riders of Justice; M. Night Shyamalan’s latest thriller, Old; more… [get the full rundown]
new and ongoing dvd/blu/vod releases, UK/Ire, Jul 19–23
French drama Slalom, kiddie flick Peter Rabbit 2, more… [get the full rundown]
question of the weekend: what’s your favorite movie-related app or site?
The Body Fights Back documentary review: food for thought
Honest, compassionate, and very necessary, this is a provocation, a challenge to our individual and cultural preconceived notions about and neurotic relationships to food, weight, and body image. [read the review | VOD US/Can]
Tweet of the week…
coming up at Flick Filosopher…
Jungle Cruise, based on a theme-park ride
Space Jam: A New Legacy
Mark Wahlberg as Joe Bell
Old, the latest from M. Night Shyamalan
Summer of Soul
The Forever Purge
Fast & Furious 9
Luca, the new Pixar animated feature
The Tomorrow War, starring Chris Pratt
Oscar’s Best Animated Feature Soul and Best International Feature Another Round
Disney origin story Cruella
Peter Rabbit 2, for my sins
Riders of Justice, starring Mads Mikkelsen
(oh my god, there are just too many movies…)