“Also, let us just give every single award possible to Andrew Scott. He brought the same energy of Heath Ledger’s Joker to Sherlock and damn was it fantastic. Best Supporting Female? Andrew Scott. Best Soundtrack? Andrew Scott”—simpleandunadorned
I never understood Minky because Mini is a girl that wants love. I see her as a hopeless romantic while Franky doesn't really understand love. They even address that in series six when they both run away. But Mini was afraid that Alo would break her heart and he continued to come back to her. Which she thought he would be gone after the first shag because of what her mom kept saying.. I'm rambling now sorry...
Mark Kermode - 'No, your eyes aren't deceiving you – 3D really is a con'
Like it or loathe it, 3D is everywhere, the 21st century equivalent of the snood. Last week, Sky launched its new 3D channel by screening Chelsea’s victory at Old Trafford in a “revolutionary” format designed to bring the excitement of the Premier League right into your local. All the major electronics companies are bombarding us with promos for 3D TVs which, we are assured, are the next generation in home entertainment, making boring old HD TVs “so 2009”.
Meanwhile, cinema distributors have become so addicted to the profit potential of 3D movies (thanks to the box office bonanza of Avatar) that even films shot in 2D (Alice in Wonderland, Clash of the Titans) are being hastily re-versioned into 3D to cash in on the latest craze.
This last area is particularly worrying because in the entire history of 3D cinema (which is almost old as the history of cinema itself) there are only a handful of moments which justify the headache-inducing horrors of “stereoscopy”. The sight of the creature from the Black Lagoon looming out of the depths to give Fifties drive-in viewers a thrill; or that moment in Flesh for Frankenstein where our hero is impaled upon a spike which hoiks out his guts and dangles them dripping in front of the audience.
Others of certain age may have fond memories of the eyeball extraction scene from Friday the 13th Part III which caused audiences to duck for fear of flying jelly. And I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t sneakily thrilled by Tinto Brass’s announcement that he’s working on a 3D “erotic film” which will “revisit an abandoned project about a Roman emperor that was ruined by Americans” and which sounds suspiciously like a rollicking 3D remake of Caligula.
The thing these movies have in common is that they are essentially trash – sleazy, crass and exploitative and owing more to the carnival sideshow tradition than to any history of narrative cinema. As such, they are perfectly suited to the phoney-baloney gimmickry of 3D, in the same way that Polyester suited Odorama and The Tingler needed the hidden seat buzzers of Percepto to put a spark into its audiences’ collective arses.
Beyond that, however, 3D exists not to enhance the cinematic experience, but as a pitiful attempt to head off piracy and force audiences to watch films in overpriced, undermanned multiplexes. It is a con designed entirely to protect the bloated bank balances of buck-hungry Hollywood producers. It is not a creative leap on a par with the advent of colour or sound, as demonstrated by the fact that the so-called “3D revolution” has already faltered on several occasions (the first 3D movie patent was filed in the 1890s and studios pushed the format in the Fifties, Seventies and Eighties to little effect). I know it, you know it, but fewer and fewer people are able to say it thanks to a multimillion dollar campaign which has fostered the lie that only wonky-eyed old farts don’t get 3D. Before you buy into this myth, take a look at what the champions of the format have to say.
Celebrities are paid millions and millions of dollars, while we begrudge our teachers, police officers, and fire fighters a decent salary. We also treat our service men and women and vets like crap. I find it sickening that our active military needs to ask civilians to donate basic supplies such as deodorant, toothpaste, and bug repellent. I think it’s shameful that our government is not supplying these items to our soldiers. We sure have our priorities straight in this country.