How are we feeling as the big day approaches? Okay, I hope. If you need a distraction, the ramble’s here.
Ramble of the Day
I saw this prompt on Twitter, and figured I’d share:
Name a movie that more people should watch.— The Academy (@TheAcademy) May 22, 2019
The easy answer is Paddington 2. I don’t need to do a full ramble again about this film, but I’ll quickly mention that it is stylistically impressive, technically flawless, and simply enjoyable. There are probably a number of other good answers to this question, but that’s mine.
Why I’m really including this is because, as soon as I saw this tweet, I had a prompt of my own: Name a movie that fewer people should watch.
To this, I do not have an immediate response, though the likes of Bohemian Rhapsody, Green Book, and La La Land spring to mind. That all feels like a bit of recency bias, so I’m now going through movies that have angered me while watching them. I did share a few weeks (months?) ago that We Bought a Zoo was the first movie I watched that I felt I wasted my time watching. I also watched Ibiza: Love Drunk a few months ago and was very grumpy during it (feel free to ask my sisters).
I’ll leave it there, and will probably remember a decent option or two tomorrow while reading the comments. Until then, five movies off the top of my head is probably enough.
tl;dr: Let’s think of bad movies!
Links of the Day
Transfer updates: Adrian, Andy Carroll, and Samir Nasri will leave West Ham this offseason
Today’s longer read: Sam Knight on Football Leaks and corruption in the sport for The New Yorker