BROOKLYN – REVIEW

BROOKLYN – REVIEW – Soarisie Rohoonan and Domnonanhall Gleeson star with Emory… Sorry I’ll start again.

Saoirse Ronan, Emory Cohen, Domhnall Gleeson, Jim Broadbent and Julie Walters (cut and paste from Wikipedia!) star in Brooklyn, scripted by novelist Nick Hornby, from Colm Tóibín’s book: Brooklyn. Saoirse plays Aish… A… an Irish girl who has decided to emigrate to America because Ireland is full of the bitches, none more so than her boss at the haberdashery Miss Kelly. Her nice sister Rose has arranged everything and she befriends a nice lady on the ship who tells her how to behave in the America, when she gets there. Once settled in the Brooklyn of the title, Eilis (pronounced Ay-lish, [thanks Wikipedia again]) meets up with nice Julie Walters her landlady and the other young ladies, who at first appear to be bitches but are actually nice once you get to know them. A nice priest (Jim Broadbent) helps her out, even paying for her to go to night classes and study to be a book keeper. She meets a nice Italian boy, who quickly falls in love with her, but following a family tragedy she must return to Ireland where she discovers there are more opportunities for her than there once were. Which is nice.

No one gets raped, there’s no sexual abuse of any sort, no violence, nothing gets stolen, nothing blows up, and no one is hurt by falling masonry, there’s hardly even a cross word. Brooklyn is so nice, it’s almost radical in its niceness. Punk!  The past is posited as a better time, when men were chivalrous and priests kindly, and independent young girls with a modicum of spunk could make it. A time when you could use the word spunk without raising an eyebrow! I thoroughly enjoyed it.

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NEW TARZAN ALEXANDER SKARSGARD COMPLAINS OF ‘OBJECTIFICATION’

HOLLYWOOD – The titular star of the forthcoming The Legend of Tarzan Alexander Skarsgard has complained that he has been objectified by the filmmakers.

Alexander Skarsgard has gone public with claims that his latest movie, The Legend of Tarzan has objectified him and the director shot him ‘as if I was a piece of meat’.

It’s revolting. I’m a serious actor and I have a lot of ideas as well, and a brain, and a personality. But the minute I came into casting, it was just take off your shirt, stand there. Spraying water on me left, right and center. When I first met the director David Yates, I walked into the room and I couldn’t believe it. He was telling me about the role and I had to say to him ‘My eyes are up here pal!’

The Lord of the Jungle created by Edgar Rice Burroughs sees a new adventure starring a high profile cast. Margot Robbie plays Jane and Captain Leon Rom is played by double Oscar winner Christoph Waltz. Samuel L. Jackson, Djimon Hounsou, John Hurt and Jim Broadbent co-star. Despite his criticism, director Yates had nothing but praise for his star:

Alexander is a very talented actor. I mean have you seen his torso. Imagine him getting all steamed up in the rain forest. Rivulets of sweat running down his chiseled abdominal muscles. Excuse me can we open a window.

We asked Alexander if what he was undergoing might be similar to what his female co-stars had to undergo on a daily basis. Isn’t this just sexism?

Yes but ladies are sexy.

The Legend of Tarzan will be released in 2016.