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September 19, 2023

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There's a Frasier reboot.

New documentary on Netflix about alleged UFO encounters.

Zach Snyder pitched a Star Wars sequel to Kaffeine Kennedy, who turned him down. But he made the movie anyway, stripping out the legally-protected parts of the Star Wars IP. Is it a Star Wars killer? A: No, of course not. Star Wars is already dead and cannot be re-killed, though Kaffeine Kennedy does keep trying.

The third (and almost certainly last) of Branagh's Poirot films just opened this past Friday. I had wanted to go see it, but didn't. The movie didn't make much money, just $14.5 million, but it's being reviewed pretty well -- 76% positive critic ratings and 79% positive audience reactions on Rotten Tomatoes. I assume people aren't bothering to see it because the previous two Poirot films were, as the Belgians say, la poopie. At least this one there are no superior theatrical films to unfavorably compare it to.

BTW, Tina Fey plays the Agatha Christie self-insert character Adriane Oliver, who is the world's most popular mystery writer. The character isn't a Mary Sue, though. She's like John Watson -- she's capable but she's not threatening to steal the spotlight from the actual hero.

Update: A commenter points out that this is a Disney movie, acquired through 20th Century Studios.

I did see the Jennifer Lawrence movie No Hard Feelings. It was hilarious and even a good, affecting movie. It's definitely a raucous movie that earns its R-rating. Jennifer Lawrence's seduction attempts -- which are one step more sophisticated than just roofying the kid --are funny and cringeworthy, particularly as we see that she's not arousing anything in the kid except anxiety and outright fear.

The movie may appeal to people sick of woke hypersensitivity, because Jennifer Lawerence's character keeps cracking the very thin eggshells of the 19-year-old Zoomer she's trying to seduce, as well as his fellow Zoomers.

Definitely worth your time, if you're in the mood for a sex comedy.

Really funny. I was genuinely surprised at how funny it was and how much I liked it. It was directed by Gene Stupinsky, who is one of the best directors of The Office (he did "Scott's Tots" and some other classic episodes), and who also just created Jury Duty, which I know some of you saw.

Sony released the first nine minutes of the movie as a promotion so you can watch and decide it it's up your alley.

I've linked an earlier trailer for The Creator:

Update: Commenters are telling me this is a Disney movie, so 1, I do not trust the hype from shill critics, who Disney is known to wine-and-dine for positive reviews, and 2, even if it is a good movie, I'll be skipping it.

Disney probably didn't originate it; they probably acquired it when they acquired Fox. Oh well, it's still a Disney project, and therefore to be boycotted.

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