Jaya: OKAY MOVIE YELLING. How did it take us until 2016 to even hear of this movie?
Matt: I have no idea! I feel like it existed 100% outside my consciousness until our friend told us about it the other week
KEN MARINO ELEVATES EVERYTHING HE IS IN. Also, Paul Rudd saying "I thought we could stay in and read from that book of Kierkegaard I bought you" is matched only by Jessica Alba's "Will you buy me a pony?"
If you, like many among us, thought that Fred Astaire maybe didn't have any feelings about Steve Martin, allow me to gently correct you. He hated him for making Pennies From Heaven, that bonkers-depressing 1981 musical that Pauline Kael loved (which, aside, I have always meant to develop an Opinion about Pauline Kael, because it seems like something that smart people do!)
Here are three biopics you should know if you don't already, all centering women who accomplished extraordinary things and were overlooked in favor of their male contemporaries. These movies were either made on a small budget and received relatively little media attention, or were, for various reasons, barred from wide distribution in the U.S. All will inspire you to reflect on the lives of women we know too little about.
Because, let's be honest, while I am totally into Stevie Nicks and candles and The Craft and whatever, it is enormously safe for me to do so, and I prioritize my physical safety and comfort over absolutely everything, and if there was even a chance that someday I could face social or legal repercussions for my vague, shallow interest in "witch shit," I would throw Stevie Nicks in a river.
Should you find, whilst entertaining friends and wearing your finest frock at a public assembly or a private ball, that you are suddenly disrupted, surrounded and confronted by a wash (rabble?) of those most unbecoming, debased, and uncouth of guests, the Undead, I am in hopes that the following will help you assess what is the proper way to respond, in a manner befitting ladies and gentlemen.
"Whoever hates disguises himself with his lips and harbors deceit in his heart; when he speaks graciously, believe him not, for there are seven abominations in his heart; though his hatred be covered with deception, his wickedness will be exposed in the assembly."