Two weeks in I am ready to call it: 2017 is going to be awful. I know this is an unpopular opinion and no one was expecting it, but there is going to be some very bad stuff going on. Whatever superlatives that go along nicely with "ghastly" and "atrocious" and "blatant and illegal abuse of power" are going to be fair game. I am not going to list them all, you get the idea.
To offset the upsetting nature of the very very bad things that we have already started seeing on the television (or in the front pages, for you hoity-toity reading types), I thought it might be nice to create a bit of a happy place in the forum.
I am not going to create a watchlist and I may or may not index things. That said, if you happen to watch, for whatever ungodly, incomprehensible reason, a lovely movie, a comedy that makes you laugh, a story that put a smile on your face if only for those ninety minutes, you can put it here. Bring your Sing Streets
to the party, your The Hunt for the Wilderpeoples
, your Cary Grant oldies, everything that is going to get me complaining about amounts of saccharine and unearned relationship arcs. Slapstick is fair game, musicals are encouraged, Disney is pretty much mandatory (not The Fox and the Hound
), love stories about teenagers will be tolerated.
Anyone posting about a Marvel movie can also expect a cookie in the mail (Sandy-baked if I can get a deal). Just not The Dark World
If you post about a happy movie elsewhere, because it's a Top 100 submission, or it goes into another marathon, or you like to have things on the Respond thread, I would be grateful if you cross-posted here or posted a link.
My hope is that in a few months there will be enough recommendations here to provide anyone with a list whenever they need to turn their minds away from things. I am afraid we are going to need it.
ListsBondo1SOMartinTellerDarkeningHumouroldkidDarkeningHumourStorksWhat's New Pussycat?La La LandYour NameJuniorStormy WeatherSandyGuardians of the Galaxy
(with participation of smirnoff)BondoBoy Meets Girl