I saw three movies in weekends this (sorta) weekend, although two of them were old. Thursday night I saw the Bond film You Only Live Twice, Saturday early I saw Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2 which was pretty fab. That’s 15 or 16 films for Marvel Studios so far, and not a single real dud yet. With Spider-Man Homecoming and Thor Ragnarok later this year, the streak seems likely to continue. Meanwhile, the Justice League trailer makes it look awful, although there are still hopes for the Wonder Woman movie. (Although the joke in the trailer was a clunker.) Luckily I have but a passing interest in those anyway.
Yesterday I saw Smokey and the Bandit at my local cinema, courtesy of Turner Classic Movies. I guess I’m not the only one who loves that film.
I also watched Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency, TV’s second run at the character. It reminded me strongly of the new Amazon adaptation of The Tick, with Elijah Wood playing a guy living (sort of) a life of quiet desperation who finds himself made an assistant against his will by a guy who is seemingly mad. Both shows are funny and quite dark, and both pretty good. Dirk Gently has been renewed for a second season.