The elitistacademic is down with a wicked case of the yucks. Medicated and forced to rest, I have embarked on “Filmapalooza 2011: Sick-in-Bed.” [I'd love to have some shirts made.] Whatever is close at hand, whatever is on TV, I’m watching and reviewing—in two-sentences. I’ll throw a factoid in brackets here and there just to keep it quippy.
The Queen (2006)
Tony Blair has mummy issues and saves the monarchy. The cold Queen sees a stag.
Henry V (1989)
Hal butchers French and some French. Patrick Doyle sings. [Hagrid is Falstaff.]
Never Let Me Go (2010)
Fails to attend to the genre, and I don’t care. So beautifully sad my whole body hurts.
The Adjustment Bureau (2011)
True love changes timelines. Men in hats put it back. [Elizabeth Bennet (Jennifer Ehle) as the bartender?]
Mrs. Brown (1997)
Gerard Butler begins a film career. The Queen is sad.
Tune in tomorrow.