While we're on the subject, are there any movies coming out in the next month or so that you're excited about?
I have tickets to a screening of Renfield next week, which I am looking forward to because a campy comedy with Nic Cage as Dracula sounds like it was custom made for me.
If you didn't see him play an exaggerated version of himself in The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent, please watch it. Cage and Pedro Pascal made a delightful onscreen duo, and I really enjoyed their screwball antics.
Nic Cage is, honestly, one of my favorite actors. I love hearing him talk about his craft, and how earnestly he approaches every role. He's given spectacular performances in 2 of my favorite movies of the past 5 years.
I should probably do a more in-depth post about Mandy, my favorite movie from 2018. It starts as a simple love story about 2 damaged loners, but evolves into a gonzo revenge tale with gorgeous cinematography, a killer score, and a top-notch cast. Nic Cage, Andrea Riseborough, Linus Roache, and the legendary Bill Duke all give compelling performances. I am personally forcing everyone at Zenescope HQ to watch my DVD copy. Noah loved it and I am going to loop him in to share his thoughts in comments.
And then there's Pig, my favorite movie from 2021. I was really excited to see this because Nicolas Cage + chonky pig = perfect movie!! Cage plays a reclusive former chef who lives in the woods with his truffle-hunting pig. When the adorable critter is pig-napped, Cage enlists the help of Alex Wolff's character to track her down. It's essentially a character piece between the two of them, and they are both up to the challenge, delivering subtle, nuanced performances. There's no happy ending, but it's one of the most profoundly moving movies I've ever seen.
As I'm sure you all know, it's officially Swift Season! Taylor kicked off her Eras Tour 2 weeks ago, and many blessings to all of the TikTok-ers streaming live from each show. That means ya girl Sarah is staying up WAY past her bedtime on Friday-Sunday nights watching Swizzle's 3.5 hour concerts, but it sure beats the alternative of spending a mortgage payment on concert tickets, lol.
You guys have probably seen this already, but I just found out about our 2017 April Fools' cover. Soooo, I'd like to issue a (hopefully,) fun challenge! Post your best Taylor Swift memes in comments below, and I'll pick my 3 favorites to receive a copy of the 2017 GTOT April Fools' comic.
Thanks again to everyone for reading! Y'all are the best!
I can't believe I was behind on reading the blog post this week :( !(https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0618/3793/4758/t/1/assets/lggwv9tmtwwbrjgvpkm_1200x.jpeg?v=1681498629)
Oh I was most definitely part of the fiasco, and I’m very jealous you managed to snag tickets! I might just tailgate outside the stadium night of, lol.
I mean, Tay Tay memes are welcome year-round on this blog :)
Grats on Paradise Court and hope filming goes smoothly for all involved. I also can't believe that Zen did that cover. It's so ama…“Yo Tony, I’m really happy for you, I’ll let you finish, but Beyoncé has one of the best videos of all time. One of the best videos of all time!” …zing. Uh, wow, that was rude, Kanye. But seriously, such a great cover and I had a good laugh!
Anyhow, here's my contribution to the best Taylor Swift meme that I thought a Swiftie would enjoy. Hopefully you weren't part of the fiasco and I personally lost many, many hours of my life to it. But, I'm going to see Taylor later this year so it all worked out in the end (after she made TM sell the remainder of the tickets to Fan Verified folks like me who had codes but weren't able to actually check out with a ticket.)
I'll just say, I came woefully unprepared for a Tay Tay meme throw down.