Audiences have spoken (sung?) and declared The Greatest Showman a bona fide box office hit. Despite a slightly quieter opening weekend than anticipated ($8.8 million, weekend of 12/20/17), the movie has hung on weekend after weekend, with unprecedented drops, even against blockbuster openings through the holiday season. Heck, it’s April and we’re talking about the sing-a-long version of TGS while the Last Jedi (which also … Continue reading The Greatest Showman: Razzle Dazzle v. Reality
Against my better judgement, I watched the season opener of BBC America’s Copper. The show is, as far as I can tell, about a rough and tumble detective named Kevin Corcoran in 1864 New York. I was wary to watch it because the commercials made it look like the BBC interpreted 19th century New York City (i.e. the biggest city/most urban area in the United … Continue reading BBC America, “Copper”, and Haberdashery
Today’s person is a nutcase. I came across him while reading the book, King Leopold’s Ghost, by Adam Hochschild (which I highly recommend). He was born John Rowlands in Denbigh, Wales in the year 1841 (ahh, a good year). Sadly, neither his mom, Elizabeth Parry, nor anyone else in his family wanted to take care of him. As a result, he was sent to St. … Continue reading Dr. Livingstone, I Presume?