The trailer for season two of The Handmaid’s Tale is here and it looks like a real no fun bummer; but fashion. It’s a decent trailer but I kinda feel like I’ve seen it all before. For starters, they lost major points for originality by doing that thing they all do these days where instead of dialog there’s a slowed down, minor key version of an uptempo song and it makes me stabby. I want to snap the index finger off of whoever keeps plucking the same key on the piano over and over and over again. Your movie or television program is dark and twisty, WE GET it!
Here’s the trailer.
Like I said, it all seems very familiar. There are only so many times you can stick a camera on a drone to show ladies in red arranging themselves into the form of a pentagram, or whatever. Besides, Busby Berkeley already did it better. Also, there is something Elisabeth Moss does with her face and neck in the scene where she’s with her husband and daughter that I hate. She looks like she’s trying to swallow a frog. Here’s what I saw watching this:
The Martian, Planet of the Apes, that Mean Joe Green coke commercial, Pulp Fiction, The Remains of The Day, Citizen Caine, Cool Hand Luke, The Crucible, a Canadian remake of Born of the Fourth of July, Signs, Miller’s Crossing, that weird 1984 Mac commercial, The Girl on The Train, The Hunger Games.
That said, I enjoy most of those points of reference so I’m on board. I hope Elisabeth manages to hork up whatever it is that’s choking her.
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Hollywood decided to wear black at the Golden Globes last Sunday night in silent protest of the industry’s sexual assault problem. But four days later, most Hollywood people at the Critics’ Choice Awards went with color.
Kate Bosworth didn’t wear color, but she did wear a mess. Kate is wearing a dress by Brock Collection, but if I hadn’t been told who made her dress, I’d assume she went into a formal event showroom on a particularly dry day, collected too much static electricity while trying on a bridal gown with her socks on, and accidentally left the store with a child’s christening gown that was stuck to her. The best part is that the fun didn’t end when Kate turned around.
I’m sure many people, myself included, were hoping and praying for some high drama at the Golden Globes last night. The moment Elisabeth Moss’ name was called as the winner for Best Actress in a Television Series Drama for The Handmaid’s Tale I braced myself for a messy moment. I was disappointed.
Attention enthusiasts know that the Emmys are a tasteful affair; you’ve got to balance out your ass with some class. Thankfully, Ariel Winter showed everyone last night how to do it. Ariel came in a dress by Steven Khalil featuring not one, but two crotch-high leg slits. Angelina, who? I’m sure her dress was very expensive, so for those of you hoping to find the look for less, I would probably suggest Craigslist the day after the next AVN awards.
Elisabeth Moss is a talented actress who’s been in a number of quality projects (Mad Men, Top Of The Lake, that earnest yet somehow sensual Excedrin Migraine commercial). But talented people can have faults. Like being cultists! Elisabeth’s a big-time follower of what happened when L. Ron Hubbard obviously bet a pal he could make millions by starting his own wacky religion. She’s way dedicated. Hence, her reportedly bouncing from the room when Scientology Suppressive Personality #1 Leah Remini won a Television Critics Award earlier this month.
The Television Critics Awards were held last week and Leah Remini won an award for Outstanding Achievement in Reality Programming for her show Scientology and the Aftermath, which is a scathing rebuke of Scientology. Also attending the awards ceremony was Elisabeth Moss. She was there as a nominee for her role in A Handmaid’s Tale. Well, when time came for Leah to accept her award, Elisabeth was all “Xenu, take me away!” and quit that bitch, because Elisabeth is all about that Thetan life.