Wednesday, December 22, 2021

Everything You Ever Need To Know About Life...

... you can learn from:

Quiz Show (1994)

Dan Enright: How much do they pay 
instructors up at Columbia?
Charles Van Doren: Eighty-six dollars a week.
Dan Enright: Do you have any idea 
how much Bozo the Clown makes?
Charles Van Doren: Well... we... 
we can't all be Bozo the Clown.

A happy 59 to the king, the man, Ralph Fiennes! I was considering doing a list of my five favorite performances of his today but then realized I did just that last year! See them right here. Seeing as how Ralph's one of my favorite actors that list had several runners-up, and one of them was the above performance (as an aside, where the hell is Quiz Show on blu-ray??? Whatchu doin, Criterion?) -- anyway the fact that work like that can live outside a Top 5 only speaks to Ralph's estimable career. Looking ahead for him there's, well, The King's Man is apparently out today? I had no idea until I checked. I missed all the screenings of this so I haven't seen it, but I have seen people tweeting out that Ralph's excellent (what's new). 

Coming down the road there's The Menu, which I'm really looking forward to -- that's the probable-cannibalism thriller that has him playing a fancy chef who invites a hot young couple (played by Anya Taylor-Joy and Nicholas Hoult so yeah, hot) to his private island and, presumably, tries to gobble 'em up. I don't know, I'm just guessing by the brief plot synopsis, the title, and the fact that that sounds like a thing a Ralph Fiennes character would do. Cannot wait to see it!

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