2017-08-12 13:08:57 UTC
THE GUEST BOOK: The pilot episode from a week or so ago of this new TBS
sitcom about people visiting a small hotel in the woods. In this
episode, Danny Pudi (POWERLESS) and Lauren Lapkus (ORANGE IS THE NEW
BLACK) try to get away from their evil baby for a weekend of romance,
but it gets derailed by a local stripper and her family. Mildly funny
premise that will get me to watch more.
ATYPICAL: The pilot episode of this new Netflix sitcom about a family
with an autistic kid. Parents (played by Jennifer Jason Leigh and
Michael Rappaport) seem to have two odd children (played by Keir
Gilchrist and Brigette Lundy-Paine) to raise in different areas of the
spectrum. Therapist Amy Okuda (THE GUILD) tries to aid in life's
navigation. This show is well cast and well acted and the first episode
was funny. I will watch more even though the lovely redhead (Megan
Easton) seems to have been nothing more than a ship in the night.
COLOSSAL: A 2016 film starring Anne Hathaway as a woman trying to deal
with her inner demons. She leaves her boyfriend and returns to her
hometown where she reconnects with childhood friend Jason Sudeikis and
discovers a bit of herself she never knew she had. I knew this film was
going to be 'sci-fi' in nature, but I had no idea that it would be a
mash-up with one of Ian's Lifetime original movies. Parts of this film
were brilliant (the two leads and the storyline) and parts of it were
frustrating (the underdeveloped side characters who didn't act
logically). If nothing else, the story didn't go in the directions that
I expected it to go. In ways, it reminded me of BIRDMAN. I'm quite
sure there was a bunch of metaphor lying around that I missed. Whatever
the case, it is a movie worth watching and it is a shame that it didn't
find an audience at the theater.
What did you watch?