Trailer thoughts: Murder on the Orient Express

Wow okay. Let’s start with the good:

Firstly, the cast – just look at them: Kenneth Branagh! Judi Dench! Michelle Pfeiffer! Derek Jacobi! Willem Dafoe! Leslie Odom Jr! Daisy Ridley! Penelope Cruz! That is a pinnacle cast.

The costuming and set design looks stellar. I desperately want to be on that train in that dining cart, wearing a beautiful pea coat. Well done costuming and sets.

I trust Kenneth Branagh’s sensibilities, I really think this is going to be a fun movie.

However if we focus on the bad for a minute:

WHO CUT THAT TRAILER WITH IMAGINE DRAGONS? WHO IS THIS MOVIE INTENDED FOR???

 

Smoking at the MET gala makes you a jerk

Let’s talk about these celebs smoking IN the MET gala on the night in question. And not just cigarettes.

Smoking at the MET gala

I’m going to do a roll call of people spotted smoking:

  • Frances Cobain
  • Courtney Love
  • Marc Jacobs
  • Bella Hadid (well of course, she did)
  • Dakota Johnson
  • and Rami Malek

    There is not enough sideeye in the world for you all.

The MET is one of the most beautiful museums in the world. There are priceless artifacts and paintings everywhere. Granted I don’t know how they arrange these pieces when a gigantic party is happening with red wine (dear God, please move them away) but you still shouldn’t smoke in the fucking MET. Have a little respect and wear a patch or something, it’s not your Goddamn lounge room. Go outside even.

I hope that Anna Wintour would rescind invitations to these people next year for being so openly disrespectful (we haven’t yet gotten to my outrage seeing them sitting on the bathroom floor in super-expensive gowns) but I don’t think she will. As I said, it’s turning into Coachella in bad formalwear.

Thinking about plastic surgery and living the skin you’re in

A very long time ago when Perez Hilton was still a thing, I recall coming across a story about my girl Tay and how it was obvious that she’d taken a break to get bolt-ons -his term, not mine. The entire thing, I’m not going to link to it, read like an exercise in body shaming and made me feel slightly queasy (just like reading any of Perez’s articles really)

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To put my finger on why it bothered me so, and that I’m still thinking about umpteen years later Continue reading