Right, let’s start the year how I mean to go on.
Lots of random blogging that probably doesn’t mean a lot to anyone other than me!!
This is my diary in a way. Ranting, reviewing, gushing over actors (and actresses) and sometimes just venting. I find it therapeutic.
As I haven’t had the time for much of this over the last two years, I am determined to make up for it this year and what better way to start than by catching up with my ‘Dish of the Week’ posts that I haven’t updated since May last year!
I’m sorry, I know this is going to bore you, but I have decided that the first ‘Dish of the Week’ 2019, is going to be a joint venture, and two people who have already made the list several times in the past.
Adam Driver and Domhnall Gleeson.
My two favourite actors (with Adam just edging his way into the number one spot)
I do this for a reason.
This is a big year in my calendar as December will see the final instalment of the current Star Wars Trilogy and both of these guys are in it.
For anyone that knows me, you’ll know just how a big a Star Wars fan I am!
I have to admit that Adam was discovered purely because of Star Wars and this lead on to the discovery of his entire career from the TV series Girls, through to masterpieces like ‘Inside Llewyn Davis’, ‘Hungry Hearts’, ‘This Is Where I Leave You’, ‘Paterson’, ‘Silence’, ‘BlacKkKlansman’, and much more in between!!
The past year has been a frustrating one as I eagerly awaited the general release of ‘The Man Who Killed Don Quixote’.
One of Adam’s films that is still in legal wranglings over rights ownership that has meant that it has only had a limited release at film festivals and may never see a general release. I just hope that it at least makes it onto DVD!!
Domhnall is another matter. He came to my attention long before Star Wars in films such as Harry Potter when he played Bill Weasley, and when he played poor little Clan Techie in Dredd, and About Time is one of my absolute favourite chick flicks! Then of course there’s the amazing ‘Frank’ and the incredible ‘Ex Machina’, but it was again Star Wars that catapulted my interest in his career.
And he’s gone on to be in some of my favourite movies since Star Wars with ‘The Revenant’, ‘American Made’, ‘Goodbye Christopher Robin’, ‘Crash Pad’, and ‘Peter Rabbit’.!
And I’m still missing beautiful films like ‘Unbroken’, ‘Brooklyn’ and ‘A Futile and Stupid Gesture’.
The build up to Star Wars in December is going to be fun!
This is when we start to get a lot of speculation, snatched set photos and fan theories before we are finally treated to a teaser trailer and the actual title of the film.
What do I expect from the film?
Well, I’m hoping that Kylo survives. Not necessarily redeemed, but at peace with the force and his life.
Hux on the other hand, is going to die! There is no doubt in my mind that I will in fact be losing my General in the last film. Either in battle or more likely by Kylo’s hand.
I just hope he gets to seriously ‘bite back’ after the way he was treated in ‘The Last Jedi’.
The pair of them have other films on the horizon too, and I will blog about these as I get to see them, and of course, awards season wouldn’t be much without at least one of Adam’s film in the spotlight with that honour falling to ‘BlacKkKlansman’ this year. Watch out!