Four Swedish movie theaters have launched a new feminist rating based on the Bechdel test, in which two named female characters must talk to each other about something other than a man to pass.
"The entire ‘Lord of the Rings’ trilogy, all ‘Star Wars’ movies, ‘The Social Network,’ ‘Pulp Fiction’ and all but one of the ‘Harry Potter’ movies fail this test," said Ellen Tejle, the director of Bio Rio, an art-house movie theater in Stockholm’s trendy Sodermalm district.
Being a movie star may seem glamorous, until you see this interview Michael Caine, 80, and Morgan Freeman, 75, gave to a Seattle-Tacoma TV station, Q13, on Wednesday.
When the camera came back from showing a clip, his head was drooping way down on his chest. Freeman woke to nod now and then. And when answered the question: “What the key to being a great narrator?” He responded with, “Uh, probably just being a good reader.”
The last part is the best.