I'm not going to come anywhere near making a dent in all of the news-stories that I'm missing posting about this month due to fest obligations but I just had to pop in here on a relatively quiet (in that respect) day and suss out y'all's feelings on this week's news that Ansel Elgort has landed the leading man role of Tony in Steven Spielberg's remake or re-do or whatever he's calling it of West Side Story. That's the role that Richard Beymer played in the original and honestly this picture I once posted of Richard looks an awful lot like Ansel so this casting's not crazy.
That said I didn't like Baby Driver and part of the reason I didn't like Baby Driver was I didn't like what Ansel was doing in Baby Driver, so I'm on the fence. But that that said I am not much of a fan of West Side Story in general anyway, blasphemy of blasphemies - it's a lot of Musical and you know how I feel about those, at least when they're this straightforward. (Meaning I only tend to like musicals when they've got some kind of post-modern spin to them, or they were a part of my childhood a la The Wizard of Oz that got to me before I became a cynical monster.) So who cares what I think about this news anyway? Nobody! So y'all tell me what you think, People Who Really Care, in the comments...
I GOTCHER RIFF RIGHT HERE pic.twitter.com/8NkW9pCbXO— Jason Adams (@JAMNPP) October 1, 2018