It's Really Not The End of The World: But please - DON'T LOOK UP!
Now streaming on Netflix! Where it is described as
Two astronomers go on a media tour to warn humankind of a planet-killing comet hurtling toward Earth. The response from a distracted world: Meh. Starring: Leonardo DiCaprio, Jennifer Lawrence, Meryl Streep.
This movie is offbeat, provocative, witty, and irreverent.
SPOILER ALERT: OK ... the movie really is about the end of the world.
The end of the world is shown in this offbeat, provocative, witty, and irreverent video clip:
Or perhaps not so irreverent. The almost final spoken dialogue:
We really did have everything, didn't we?
Boy, it makes you think. But not for long! It seems like just a minute or two. Then the movie picks up 22,740 years later, when the people who left Earth before the impact (yes, there were a few, well-connected survivors) land on a lush alien planet, ending their cryogenic sleep.
Where they meet one of the inhabitants of said lush alien planet.
In case English (British or American) is not your first (or even second) language, here is an offbeat, provocative, witty, and irreverent video clip that shows Meryl Streep in yet another memorable performance.
Mike Nichols' hilarious blockbuster film about a very real mother-daughter relationship set against the backdrop of today's Hollywood. Based on Carrie Fisher's best-selling novel.
"I'm Checkin' Out" was written by Shel Silverstein - which makes this a very Jewish song. In 1990, the song was nominated for (but, amazingly, did not win) an Academy Award.
Which brings to what is left, after all these years of misuse, of Abq Jew's mind, another little-known piece of Jewish American musical ... history. Definitely not trivia.
Shortly after Thanksgiving 1961, two very talented vocalists tried out for the part of Miss Marmelstein in the Broadway production of I Can Get It for You Wholesale. One of them - 19-year-old Barbra Streisand - got the part.