I’m not an NBA fan, but the final moments of last night’s Raptors-Sixers game seven seemed like a scene from a movie, with Kawhi Leonard’s buzzer-beater shot bouncing up off the rim four times before dropping through the net for the win. True drama.
I watched SNL this weekend for the first time in awhile. So many of the sketches were one-note and laugh-free. But Heidi Gardner is a star and Emma Thompson can do anything.
Left this tidbit out of my review of “Poms” the other day. At the end of the credits, as in all major motion pictures, was the notice, “No animals were harmed in the making of this movie.” What made it odd this time is that I couldn’t recall seeing any animals in “Poms,” making this the easiest assignment ever for whoever was monitoring things for the Humane Society.
I don’t watch movie trailers because they give too much away, but movie Twitter was abuzz this weekend with the trailer for a new biopic of Judy Garland starring Renee Zellweger. From what I’ve read, the film appears to tell the story of the last year or two of her life, which is a shame. I hate projects that focus only on the downward side of anyone’s career (e.g. “Stan and Ollie,” which showed none of the fun of Laurel and Hardy’s success). Also, I wonder whether we’ll hear Garland’s voice or Zellweger’s when she sings. I hope it’s the former. Her classic, “The Man That Got Away” from the 1954 version of “A Star Is Born” is one of the great vocal performances in movie history.