Last night, the wife, the daughter, and I sat in our car in the freezing cold at 11:30 at night looking at the Super Blood Wolf Moon. It was awesome. We are big fans of space and astronomy around here. My daughter thought it was the coolest thing ever. I kind of did, too. I am forever blown away by the fact that we’ve sent robots and real, live human beings into space and lived to tell the tale.
One such tale is First Man, Damien Chazelle’s movie about Neil Armstrong, the first man to have set foot on the moon. It is an incredible story and I’m a big fan of Chazelle’s filmography. I’m just sad I didn’t get a chance to see it on the big screen. But a top notch Blu-ray should be the next best thing. Read Gordon S. Miller's rave review.
Also out this week that looks interesting:
Best F(r)iends: Tommy Wiseau and Greg Sestero (the guys who made the infamous movie The Room) teamed up for this two-volume collection about a homeless drifter who starts working at a morgue owned by a man hiding a mysterious past.
The Hate U Give: Based upon the popular book, this teen drama focuses on a young lady who switches between her poor, black neighborhood and the wealthy, white prep school she attends.
Mickey and Nicky (Criterion Collection): Peter Falk, John Cassavetes, and Ned Beatty star in this drama about a small-time Jewish gangster in trouble with the mob.
4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days (Criterion Collection): Romanian film about the final days of Communism in that country. It follows two people who find themselves burrowing down a rabbit hole of unexpected revelations.
Beat the Devil: Twilight Time is releasing this John Huston comedy starring Humphrey Bogart and Peter Lorre from a script by Truman Capote amongst others. I’ve somehow never seen it and I think it's high time that was remedied.