Midsummer Movie Review: A Midsummer Night’s Dream (1968)

The lunatic, the lover, and the poet
Are of imagination all compact.
–Theseus (V.i.7-8)

Two years ago I reviewed two film productions here of Shakespeare’s fantasy-filled play A Midsummer Night’s Dream (1925, 1999). I even suggested that, given the sheer number of adaptations, it might become a midsummer tradition.

We missed last year, but…. Yeah, last year. Let’s try again, with a 1968 production that brings Diana Rigg (likely best-known to Bureau-cats for her roles in Avengers and Game of Thrones), Helen Mirren, Ian Holm (Bilbo to you), Judi Dench (many roles, but if you’re here, you likely thought of M), Paul Rogers, and nudity to Shakespeare’s comedy.

Greek mythology, faeries, magic, lovers young and old, and a well-meaning troupe of dubious actors await you.

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Dorky Geeky Nerdy #126 | 1970s Cartoon Trivia

Grab that super-sugary cereal and let’s watch some cartoons. This week, we’re featuring 1970s Cartoon Trivia. You know ’em, you love ’em.

The 1970s represents the end of an era, of sorts. In the 1980s, cartoons would be forever changed as they became 30-minute long toy commercials. But hey, let’s enjoy this one, brief, shining moment before we dive into those, shall we?


Bureau’s Breakroom’s Television Table – Week beginning 2021 June 20

Happy Father’s Day to all applicable Bureaucrats, as we start our television week with the return of Evil.  (Not the concept, the show.)  I am all of keeping some mystery is the episodes, but the complete lack of description makes it difficult for those of us compiling a television table.  You can be deceptively condensed, even a single sentence works, as Superman and Lois’s title is longer than its vague tease about Morgan Edge.  Father’s day must have everyone feeling nostalgic, as the Legends attempt to erase the season, Batwoman attempts to return to last season’s star, and The Flash returns to past villains.  Also, The Blacklist gives us another episode after I thought the season had wrapped.


[All synopses (and titles) from Trakt.tv below the cut, except when there really aren’t any. (If a show’s synopsis is a spoiler to you, do not click Continue reading →)]

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