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I'm with Alyssa. I want to hear across the movie aisle Eras Tour review. I think you can have an interesting conversation about what makes a concert movie great. Also, she has done 3 Tour movies and 4 shorter television concerts.
I’m with Alyssa too. The Eras Tour was a massive cultural event. Why wouldn’t you review a movie about it?
Oh I know. Because it’s for “little girls.”Sonny’s open contempt for female led entertainment was palpable. We see the stupid action movies, violent fantasy movies & boring sporting events (golf? really?!) with our boyfriends & husbands. But ask
them to join us at Taylor Swift show, a plot driven drama with a female protagonist, a romantic comedy, or - GASP - a musical? Well that’s s bridge to far. That’s girl stuff. The crossover only goes one one way.
The way men demean and dismiss anything women like is condescending & contemptuous.
I'm less interested in more concert films and far more interested in if some filmmakers might cut out the studios and work directly with theaters. For instance, if this opportunity was offered to George Lucas with the Prequels you better believe he would've done it. He had nothing but contempt for the studios. Along those lines could Francis Ford Coppola doe this with Megalopolis. My dude Frankie Ford paid $120M out of pocket. Could he just go to AMC and make the same deal? I mean, yes, I doubt that Megalopolis will do Taylor Swift business. Still, it will be interesting to watch unfold. https://variety.com/2022/film/news/francis-ford-coppola-funding-120-million-dollars-megalopolis-1235184765/
Props to Alyssa for suggesting to have Sony's wife sit in for him. I personally would not go see an Eras tour movie but would enjoy hearing the crew talk about it.
In case no one else noticed, this is the weekend that announced that there is no normal to go back to in the entertainment business. Spectrum/Disney, Swift/AMC, to say nothing of ABBA’s avatar tour, it’s perfectly clear that a whole lot of actual creative thinking needs to happen if there is to be a functional entertainment business. The (let’s do it again because it worked once and use as many people as we can to talk about it at meetings) corporatized model that has become the norm has simply been blown up. I don’t know what comes next, but it’s not going to come out of “compromise”!
I saw Equalizer 3 this weekend and liked it. I agree with the 3 of you that there was a whole subplot with Dakota Fanning that was left on the cutting room floor. (Once I realized that Mare's (of Easttown) ex-husband left Eastern Pennsylvania and being a teacher to join the CIA counterterrorism group, I wanted more!)
Something I have wondered for awhile are these movies the reason we can't stream the 80s Equalizer series anywhere?