21 thoughts on “Oh the Bad Movies & TV You’ll Watch 10!

  1. I’m wondering what the new Little Women pic will be like. Emma Watson is Meg. Or is it going to be another adaptation of a book that’s had a gazillion adaptations to it?

    1. Probably horrible but we’ll see! I think Emma would make a better Jo IMO.

      1. I agree even if she’s a bit old for it. At least the early parts until she goes to New York.

        1. She’s far too old for Meg, let alone Jo. Meg is 16 at the start of the book and 17 when she marries. Emma Watson is 29!

          1. I think they generally didn’t get the ages right, but some are less hard to believe than others.

    2. Speaking of that, did Emma Watson suck it up and wore a corset? I tried examining the promo pictures, but can’t tell due to the sheer clothing.

  2. The story is almost complete hogwash, except that the real P.L. Travers, author of Mary Poppins, did hate what Disney did to her book. But it’s a fun movie none-the-less.

    What was complete hogwash about “Saving Mr. Banks”? I’m aware that it wasn’t completely accurate in regard to certain dates regarding the Travers’ contract and possibly her reaction to watching “Mary Poppins”. Is there anything else?

    The BBC keeps churning out these one-off miniseries adaptation of Agatha Christie novels, and I’ll keep watching them! This one is set in 1954, and is basically centered around one very messed up family.

    On the other hand, I thought “Ordeal By Innocence” was complete hogwash. Producer-writer Sarah Phelps had not only changed the killer’s motive, but also the killer’s identity. Along with the fate of one particular character.

    1. Saving Mr. Banks added a whole backstory about P.L. Travers’ childhood to parallel the Mr. Banks storyline (hence the title). Follow the link for details!

  3. I admit I wanted to see Ordeal By Innocence for Matthew Goode alone! MMM, he is scrumdiddlyumptious!

  4. Interesting to hear you describe The Catcher Was A Spy as a good airplane watch because my mom watched it on an airplane and told me I had to see it (I didn’t). Then the other day, having watched it again at sea level, she lessened her endorsement. :-) I love baseball movies and I love spy movies and I have a thing for Cold War history but… not in a rush. :-)

  5. For some reason, looking at “Shackleton” makes me want an adaptation of “Sur,” the Ursula K. LeGuin story. Anyone else familiar with it?

    1. Yes, isn’t it adorable? And it’d be fun to fill in the gaps about the funding they received but dare not declare to the reader.

  6. Shackleton was not inept, you are thinking of Robert Falcon Scott, who to be fair also had circumstances beyond his control against him as well as some seriously bad decisions.

    1. As an explorer, Shackleton was terrible; his expeditions failed, he never got anywhere he was trying to go. As a personal leader, he was excellent — he kept all his men alive. He’s a fascinating figure.

      1. That’s true, but one of the reasons he never got where he was going was he didn’t take stupid risks. That he managed to save the lives of his expedition is an impressive feat.

      2. Another Arctic explorer wrote about the strengths of his various colleagues. He ended with something like, ‘And when everything goes wrong and you’re up against it get down on your knees and pray for Shackleton.

  7. I really enjoyed On the Basis of Sex (especially the 50’s suits she wears) but I think it’s more interesting because of the amount of detail in RBG’s life (as it was written by a relative and she assisted with the details) than because of anything costume-related.

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