The Exterminating Angel

After an upper class dinner, the hosts and guests all adjourn to the parlour for after-dinner drinks and discussions. When the hour becomes late, the guests all decide to stay instead of heading home, sleeping on chairs and the floor instead of to some of the numerous bedrooms. Come the morning, still none of them leave, and they soon begin to wonder if perhaps there is some unseen force keeping them retained within the room.
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My Week in Movies, 2016 Weeks 12 & 13

The problem with having goals is my time gets spent trying to achieve them, and I often find myself striving to fulfil these predetermined tasks instead of doing something I want to do now. Thus, most of the movies I watch are ones I need to for the task at hand – be it to meet a goal, or in preparation for a podcast. And so it was that this past week I found myself longingly looking at a LoveFilm DVD of Robin Hood: Men In Tights, a film I’ve never seen but would probably enjoy, but which I did not have the time to watch. My partner had no interest, though to be fair she’d already sat through two Robin Hood movies in recent weeks and doesn’t much care for parodies or musicals, and my time to watch films outside of her presence is filled with the ones I’ve yet to cross off my many numerous lists. All was not lost though, as some unplanned and unlisted movie watching was accomplished this week, and of a film I’d owned for years without ever popping into the player. What film was that exactly? Well read on to find out.
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