Love the Kevin Kwan (iG) novel “Crazy Rich Asians“. So I’m really looking forward to watch the movie (to be directed by Jon M. Chu (twitter)) starring Constance Wu (Rachel Chu, THR report), Gemma Chan (Astrid via Variety, LOVE Gemma in Humans). @henrygolding (imdb) is playing Nick Young (via Kevin).
I really enjoy the new Anne (2017 CBC) (Facebook) (based on the 1908 novel Anne of Green Gables by Lucy Maud Montgomery) starring Amybeth McNulty (Twitter) in the role of Anne. You can watch the full episodes online at CBC.
I really like this official Facebook page video “Meet the cast and crew who have brought this new take on a beloved classic to life.” where the show creators talk about from episode 2 onward there are more creative story telling with sprinkles of the classic moments added to the inspired story.
Bonus: Quoting John Doyle G&M, “And it is somewhat startling to find the Tragically Hip’s Ahead by a Century used over the opening credits. It’s a song with profound resonance for so many Canadians. And the line “Illusions of some day casting a golden light” amply works its magical power here.”
“The Life and Times of LM Montgomery” (poor audio but still nice to watch)
“A great man once said that the true symbol of the United States is not the bald eagle. It is the pendulum. And when the pendulum swings too far in one direction, it will go back.” – Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg (1933-) stated in a 2017 BBC interview (video) that US is “not experiencing the best of times”. Justice Ginsburg also used the idea in this quote in a 1999 forum (video) with UK Supreme Court Justice Baroness Hale of Richmond.
CBC News, “Denis Villeneuve, from Quebec dreamer to Hollywood’s new king of sci-fi – Montreal director’s Arrival is up for 8 Oscars, but he’s just getting started” #DenisVilleneuve #OscarNominated #Arrival #BladeRunner2049 #Dune #Quebec #Canada
WaPo, “He yelled ‘Get out of my country,’ witnesses say, and then shot 2 men from India, killing one” [K’s note: If this is not hate crime in USA, I don’t know what is?!]
Guardian, “EU politicians back call for UK to agree €60bn exit bill before trade talks Czech, German and Italian politicians support European commission line that Britain must agree to pay up before talks“
ABC News, “How Movies Helped Boy with Autism”