Some movies out this week that Gillian might find interesting.
Anonymous: Roland Emmerich is often called the "Master of Disaster", but if one views his work in its entirety, it would be fairer to describe him as the "King of Conspiracy". Nearly every film he's ever made has touched on conspiracy in one way or another: from his thesis film The Noah's Ark Principle (Cold War paranoia) to Moon 44 (multinational corporate subterfuge), Universal Soldier (government experiments on soldiers) and Stargate (ancient astronauts); from Independence Day (Area 51) to The Day After Tomorrow (climate change denial), 10,000 BC (Grahame Hancockery), and finally, just to show he's with it, the conspiracy of the moment, 2012. A casual viewer might think it's strange that he's shifted from scifi to Tudor period piece, and limited his budget to "only" $30 million, but it makes sense when you realise that he's chosen the oldest and hoariest conspiracy of all: Shakespeare didn't write his plays! OK, so it goes against every conclusion of hundreds of years of legitimate scholarship, but who cares? It'll draw the crowds. On that score, perhaps Shakespeare himself would have approved. Why Derek Jakobi or Venessa Redgrave approved enough to star in this I cannot say.
All's Faire In Love: A two-year plus delay is never a good sign, but I have to say, the sight of Christina Ricci in Renassance Faire clothes went a long way toward winning over. One thing: Gillian, you know people didn't really talk like that in the Renaissance, right?