I recently got my hands on a copy of Only Lovers Left Alive, a 2013 vampire movie starring Tilda Swinton and Tom Hiddleston. Despite both me and my mom being super hyped about it prior to its release, we both failed miserably at getting ourselves to a theater in our area where it was actually playing. I’d nearly forgotten my desire to see the movie at all when lo and behold, someone who’d purchased the movie at a different location brought it into the store where I work to return it. Sensing the hand of divine providence, I snatched it up, and as soon as we had a chance to sit down with it (and a glass of wine or two) we popped it into the DVD player.
How to describe what happened after that? Suffice it to say, Only Lovers Left Alive is not like any other movie I’ve seen.
I could not be more pleased with Doctor Who’s 50th anniversary episode. It may not have been perfect, but it certainly was one of the most entertaining episodes of Doctor Who that we’ve seen in a very, very long time.
The Hollow Crown is a BBC miniseries in four parts, with each episode consisting of one of Shakespeare’s historical plays. Specifically, the series is made up of Richard II, Henry IV Part I, Henry IV Part II, and Henry V. The casting is tremendously (geekily) star-studded, featuring the likes of Tom Hiddleston, Ben Whishaw, and John Hurt among many others. I actually only knew this was a thing that existed because of this interview that circulated post-Avengers.
By now, I hope you’ve caught up with Series 7.2 of Doctor Who. The last episode of the season, called “The Name of the Doctor,” concluded with an amazing scene that needs to be seen to understand what I’m going to be talking about. Obviously, everything after the jump is spoiler-filled. So don’t read/watch unless you want any part of this brave new world we’re entering.