15 thoughts on “Frock Flicks Free-for-All April

  1. Is anyone else deeply concerned for La Favourite starring Johnny Depp? I’m mainly worried about the dire lack of hairpins! Oh and Johnny is a slime ball!

    1. Yes, it was announced this week that it will be opening night at Cannes. How and why and who thought that was a good idea?
      I also read that the production was chaotic, with both Depp and the female director, Maiwenn, repeatedly not showing up to set. It will be released under the title ‘Jeanne du Barry,’ so perhaps dealing with Depp made them cut down his role and focus more on du Barry’s life post-Versailles (quite the ending scene to film). Probably, however, they just want to avoid confusion with the Colman/Weisz/Stone ‘Favourite’ on the international market.

    2. I was interested until I realized it’s a foreign language film. I find it hard to concentrate when reading subtitles, so I will probably pass. And I didn’t understand the odd casting in the lead until I heard she also directed it. Ah. Makes sense.

  2. Tom Jones concerns me. Manly no hats/Turbans for Sophia? Why not embrace her black identity? I guess they had a hat/turban budget? Who do you guys think?

      1. I saw you did a Snark Week commentary on this very subject! The Great Hat Shortage of the 80s/Today!

  3. Any chance you could review Shadow and Bone? It is fantasy, but they give one character (Nina) some fabulous bustle gowns!
    And will we see a review of the latest Little Women adaptation any time soon?
    Thank you for all you do!

  4. Saw the trailer for The Chevalier today. Think it’s been covered. Looked interesting. I don’t generally go the the theater (expensive, and paranoid), but might try to catch it on streaming.

  5. Saw the Three Musketeers this week. It was as if they all escaped from Pirates of the Caribbean and that Milady was cast to play Eva Green. Very swashbuckling as one could expect, but in a very muddy/bromance kind of way… meh.

  6. Are you taking suggestions for next snarkweek? Have you ever considered reviewing “The Court Jester” 1955, it’s a lot more lighthearted than your average medieval viewing it’s hysterical…cough…historical! It’s very “what the 1950’s thought mediaeval times looked like”, but no title cards with specific dates!

    It’s kind also of a spoof of Robin Hood, The Scarlet Pimpernel and probably others.
    Plus it’s got Basil Rathbone, Angela Lansbury, Glynis Johns, and Danny Kaye.

    Did I mention it’s a musical?

    1. I adore the Court Jester but as far as costumes go it’s typical Hollywood technicolor glamour, which beats the Dung Ages look!

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