This week Austin Wong returns for Valentines episode that is more of an anti-Valentines episode as we talk about 2 very different movies Closer and Comic Book Villains
Director: Mike Nichols
Stars: Natalie Portman, Jude Law, Clive Owen, Julia Roberts
Comic Book Villains
Director: James Robinson
Stars: Donal Logue, Cary Elwes, Michael Rapaport, Natasha Lyonne, DJ Qualls, Eileen Brennan, Danny Masterson
These kitschy Valentines favourites have been around since 1901 but the company who made them, Necco, filed for bankruptcy in 2018 making the candies unavailable last year. But the company was bought by Spangler Candy Company and the candies have returned just in time to add more sugar to an already sweet holiday.
The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen
The movie, released in 2003, was based on the well received Alan Moore comic series of the same name.
Closer The Play
Closer was the second play written by Patrick Marber and was first performed in London in 1997. It then moved to Broadway making its North American debut in 1999.
Jason Bateman show
The show we couldn’t remember was “The Outsider”
The Episode I watched was S4E1 “USS Callister”
The episode Austin recommends is S3E4 “San Junipero “
Love Death and Robots
Sorry, I misspoke it is not “Love Sex and Robots” but “Love Death and Robots”.
There are 18 episodes in the first season and here are my faves
E2 – “3 Robots”
E6 – “When the Yogurt Took Over”
E14 – “Zima Blue”
E17 – “Alternate Histories”
Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil
The movie based on a book of the same title by John Berendt came out in 1997, 23 years ago. I mean it was later than I thought but it still makes me feel old!
The short film released in 2013 was written, directed, and produced by Austin Wong.
Reel Asian Film Festival
As mentioned here is the link for the Reel Asian site and the fundraiser.