December 2nd, 2014
Happy Holiday season to you.
I'm feeling it way more this year than last. Suzy (my dog for those of you who don't know) had been diagnosed
with cancer and we were waiting on pins and needles for the inevitable shoe drop.
It finally did on December 20th and while it's still not easy, it is easier.
Anything would be...
There is a lovely article in this month's Boulevard Magazine that features a talk I had with its author, Tom Hawthorn, about PIc A Flic's place in the world and what changes around here during Christmas time.
It may be my favourite piece I've read about the store.
Movie wise, as the year winds down, I'm looking back, not looking forward too much. Busy compiling my best of the year list for 2014 and kind of marvelling at how rich a year it was for me and film together.
There wasn't a ton of movies I liked--there was mostly garbage or meaningless forgettables, actually--but the ones on my list had often, a profound impact on me.
That list and the ones created by the rest of the staff will be up in early January.
If I am looking forward it is to a film far off in 2015.
I can't believe I'm even typing this, as acknowledging my excitement might just make it vanish.
Have you seen the trailer for Star Wars - Episode 7: The Force Awakens (doesn't that title just roll off the tongue beautifully?)?
I used to love Star Wars.
You could say I was almost in love
with R2-D2 in a near-erotic way.
Near-erotic, people--get your minds out of the gutter!
Then George Lucas released the prequels in 1999 and my whole nerd-world came crashing down.
I didn't care about Star wars 1 iota.
(R2 was still the bee's knees though...)
This trailer gave me goose bumps! Only once, mind you, but goose bumps from something Star Wars related? I never thought that would happen again.
All it took was one moment. An image of the Millennium Falcon soaring in a clear blue sky. This looked real.
Like they had built a workable Millennium Falcon and flew it around in the New Mexico sky.
This trailer basically broke the internet with the massive reaction it received so I'm talking about something that is old news now. If the movie delivers on the promise held in this teaser, I am going to predict that it will be the highest grossing film of all-time.
Here's a link to watch it if you are interested:
You probably don't care, and I couldn't blame you, but in this time of imagined Festivus miracles, it's nice to know that the impossible is still possible.
Thanks for reading and again, happiest of holidays to you and yours.