We went to B’s place the other day to watch some movies, and decided on the Star Wars trilogy. J was muttering and complaining for most of the first, something about revisionism because in the remastered versions Greedo shoots first, in the Mos Eisley sequence with Han… (are we sad?). I don’t see what the problem is, but J has some very strong thoughts on the matter. I am often a fan of revisionism; it can lead to some very interesting history, and is at least convenient for pointing out that our interpretation of past events can never be static. However. I must say that there was, in fact, a piece of revisionism that really, really annoyed me. At the end of Return of the Jedi – after everything is just fine – and the ghosts turn up… they have Hayden $%@^ Christensen appearing! Not the original Darth/Anakin! Really, really upsetting.
Movies/TV of 2017
Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency (Netflix 2016) * Ascension * The Sum of All Fears * A Series of Unfortunate Events (Netflix) * The Italian Job (2003) * Serlock Holmes (movie)* Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows * Arq * Arrival (rewatch) * The Expendables 2 (rewatch) * Like Water for Chocolate * Gone in Sixty Seconds (rewatch) * Master and Commander (rewatch) * Gladiator (rewatch) * Spy Game (rewatch) * Logan * Iris * Robin Hood (2010) * The Abyss (rewatch) * Hidden Figures * The Martian (rewatch) * Under Siege (rewatch) * Last Cab to Darwin * Person of Interest (season 2) * Escape Plan (rewatch) * Person of Interest (season 3) * Person of Interest (season 4) * Chef’s Table (season 1) * Person of Interest (season 5) * Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise * Moana * Doctor Strange * Arrival (rewatch) * For the Love of Spock * Rogue One (rewatch) * Mad Max: Fury Road (rewatch) * Ghostbusters (2016) (rewatch) * Sahara (rewatch) * Wonder Woman * The Blacklist (season 1) * The Blacklist (season 2) * The Mummy (rewatch) * Agents of SHIELD (season whatever we’re up to) * The Blacklist (season 3) * Orphan Black (season 5) * The Mummy (2017) * The Fate of the Furious * The Zookeeper’s Wife * Kong: Skull Island * The Good Place (season 1) * Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation (rewatch) * Rogue One (rewatch) * Wonder Woman (rewatch) * The Blacklist (season 4) * Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them * Ocean’s Eleven (rewatch) * Iron Man (rewatch) * Iron Man 2 (rewatch) * Iron Man 3 (rewatch) * Grease 2 (rewatch) * The Poseidon Adventure (rewatch) * The Towering Inferno (rewatch) * Wynonna Earp (season 1) * Thor (rewatch) * Searching for Sugarman * Thor: The Dark World (rewatch) * The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies * The Expanse (season 2) * Men in Black (rewatch) * Men in Black II (rewatch) * Men in Black III (rewatch) * Thor: Ragnarok *