The Circle is shaping up to be one of the big hits of 2016. The movie, based on the social media/technology book by Dave Eggers (founder of internet humor site McSweeney’s) already stars Tom Hanks, Emma Watson, John Boyega, Patton Oswalt, and Bill Paxton. And they just added Ellar Coltrane, the boy from Boyhood. Keep your eyes on this movie, and I’m guessing we’ll be doing a geek book club on this novel in the near future.
I’ve heard from so many people how much they love the PBS series Downton Abbey. Which, for the longest time, I called “Downtown Abby” thinking the plot was about a girl named Abby who lived in downtown England. Much to my surprise, there was no girl named Abby anywhere to be found once I started watching the show. But just because there was no “Abby” and the story had nothing to do with going “downtown,” I still found myself sucked into the wonder and charm of early twentieth century England. Even if it is bat shit crazy.
Apparently I wasn’t the only one who giggled when best cinematographer nominee Dick Pope was accidentally called Dick POOP by Oscar President Cheryl Boone Isaacs (or Cheryl Boof Isaacs as she was later called). No. I was NOT alone in my sophomoric endeavors. Ney. All of Twitter joined me!