The Color Purple (1985)

I didn’t know anything about this movie other than it’s a famous movie about black people, Whoopi is in it, and I think it’s supposed to be sad.

I’m reminded of another recent movie roulette pick, Steel Magnolias. I don’t know what you call this genre. There has to be something more specific than “drama”. “Tear jerker” and “chick flick” are not it at all; these movies are more serious. Anyway, I’m not a fan of this particular genre, but these are the kind of movies that get nominated for Oscars and thus end up in movie roulette.

So a twenty year old actress played the same character from age 12 to 42. What.

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Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead (1990)

I was just thinking how I haven’t had a really good movie roulette movie in a while.

I was kind of thinking the whole time like I probably shouldn’t be watching this movie because I have a headache and these people talk so fast it’s hard to concentrate, but I still laughed out loud a bunch.

Guildenstern: You can’t not be on a boat.
Rosencrantz: I’ve frequently not been on boats.

Rosencrantz: Let me get it straight. Your father was king. You were his only son. Your father dies. You are of age. Your uncle becomes king.
Guildenstern: Yes.
Rosencrantz: Unusual.

Guildenstern: In the morning, the sun would be easterly. I think we can assume that.
Rosencrantz: That it’s morning?
Guildenstern: If it is, and the sun is over there for instance, that would be northerly. On the other hand, if it’s not morning and the sun is over there, that would still be northerly. To put it another way, if we came from down there, and it’s morning, the sun would be up there, but if it’s actually over there and it’s still morning, we must have come from back there, and if that’s southerly, and the sun is really over there, then it’s the afternoon. However, if none of these are the case…
Rosencrantz: Why don’t you go and have a look?

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Gattaca (1997)

Spoilers for Star Trek: Deep Space Nine

I don’t remember when I first heard about this movie, but I do remember my stats prof showing us a scene from this movie once. I believe it was the scene where Vincent is born, and they’re like “32% chance of ADHD, 99% chance of heart disease, life expectancy 30.2…”. It’s not like super relevant to stats class, but who cares.

I watched “Doctor Bashir, I Presume?”, and I thought to myself “I should watch Gattaca”. But I forgot. A few months later, I watched “Statistical Probabilities”, and I thought to myself “I should watch Gattaca“. But I forgot. A few days later, I saw someone mention Gattaca on a Hacker News discussion about those genealogy/DNA test services, and I thought to myself “I should watch Gattaca“. And I did.

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On the King for a Day CD, “Crying in the Rain” is credited to King/Greenfield… and also to Warwar/Harris/Kerr/Cartagena. These are the names of the people who wrote “The Fugitive” by Iron Maiden. I don’t hear any interpolation of “The Fugitive” in Micky’s version of “Crying in the Rain”; I’m pretty sure it would be very obvious. I have no idea what is going on. I’m so confused right now.

It might just be someone having a laugh, because Micky Dolenz gets credited with “lead and background vocals, acoustic guitar, knee and stomach slaps”.

Every time I hear “It’s Not Too Late”, I have this picture in my head: It’s the ’90s. It’s a rock concert. The band comes back on stage for the encore. The guitarist slowly starts playing the opening notes. Everybody immediately recognizes the song and starts screaming.