Lady Bird, the writing and directorial début of Greta Gerwig, looks like great fun.
Saoirse Ronan, late of Brooklyn, plays “Lady Bird,” a character based on Gerwig’s own younger persona. Laurie Metcalf, coming off a Tony Award Best Actress win for A Doll’s House, Part 2. reportedly steals the show as her mother.
Supporting are Tracy Letts, Lucas Hedges, Timothée Chalamet, who’s certainly having A Year.
The film is scheduled for a 10 November 2017 release.
Someone on Quora, a site that I’ve lately come to love, asked about the meaning of the phrase “France is Bacon.” It shows up, now and then, in the oddest places.
I knew the answer to this one, because I still remember the first time I read the origin story. It came in response to a Reddit Inquiry entitled “What word or phrase did you totally misunderstand as a child?”
Redditor Lard_Baron responded with this charming reminiscence:
After all this time, that story still makes me smile.
Last month I wrote an item about The Disaster Artist, James Franco’s new film about Tommy Wiseau and the making of Wiseau’s chef-d’œuvre, The Room, which is generally considered to be one of the worst movies ever made. You can read my comments and see highlights from both films here.
A new trailer was released today. It just gets better and better.
I also found this video of a conversation between the Franco brothers and the characters they play in The Disaster Artist. James Franco is, of course, Tommy Wiseau, and Dave Franco is Greg Sestero, who played “Mark” in The Room and wrote the book on which The Disaster Artist is based.
The film is scheduled for release on 1 December 2017.
I’ve posted in the past about the wonderful ads used to promote Australian beef and lamb. Like this most recent one, they’re often controversial—vegans, in particular, seem to object to them, for some reason—but always brilliant.