I did something last night I told myself I wasn't going to do. I had convinced myself I didn't want to do. I saw the remade version of It in theaters.
Canon (/'kanen') - noun - a collection or list of sacred books accepted as genuine
Because we are all caught up on Gilmore Girls, we can't find our Psych DVD sets, I haven't convinced Katie that Stranger Things is something she wants to see, and fall TV hasn't kicked back in yet, we started re-watching The Office on Netflix.
It only took three years since opening in theaters, about half a year of "possessing" my brother's Bluray copy of the movie, and a two-week countdown to the release of the sequel to finally watch Kingsman: The Secret Service.
Have I ever told you the story of this?**
I have seen a lot of war films in my time. Ranging the spectrum from camp to gore... realism to pure speculation.
I admit I really liked the first Thor movie from the Marvel Cinematic Universe. A lot of fun. I also must admit that I have not seen the second one. I'm not sure why, I just didn't.
It's not as though I watch a lot of movies these days but I do tend to be pretty "in the know," as it were, about the industry. So it's a sad day, personally, when a new movie completely evades my film radar.
It has been two years since I watched The Walking Dead and nearly three since I read any of the comics. As much as I used to love the series, I fell out of love.
Tonight marks the release of War for the Planet of the Apes, a movie I'm looking very forward to seeing. I love the PotA movies. Every one I've seen. Well, except that disastrous Mark Wahlberg piece of trash that marked my decline in appreciation for Director Tim Burton.
It's been all over entertainment websites and social media so there's no reason for me to go into details, but I just want to take a moment to say that it truly sucks that Daniel Dae Kim and Grace Park are leaving Hawaii Five-0. Truly. Sucks.
I had an interesting dream last night. It starred the characters from Scooby-Doo. Yeah, Nathan's loves are invading my dream state. Once they become LEGO versions of themselves, I know I'm in trouble.
There's nothing worse than when you're binge watching a show and you fall asleep and it keeps playing.
I really need to find this coffee shop (clearly a Starbucks)...
Sorry, no, this is not a Throwback Thursday of something of my own. It's a throwback that is tied in very tightly with a bit of entertainment news that was released today. The news being that Ron Howard has been hired to take over for fired co-directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller of the as-yet-untitled Star Wars anthology film about a young Han Solo and Chewbacca.
I gotta admit, the more I learn about CBS's Star Trek Discovery, the more I'm looking forward to it.
Take it from wise ol' Uncle Kappy, kids... when you want to get back into reading, the worst thing approach you can take is to try to read four books all at the same time.
Nathan is asleep and Katie is at the movies with the SiL so I decided to fire up an old favorite... Tombstone. To this day, my favorite western and one of the greatest action films ever. Kurt Russell is a stud.
I don't know if anyone has broached this subject yet, but I need to know... is Director Orson Krennic (Ben Mendelsohn) of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, the Benjamin Button of a galaxy far, far away?
Do you amass digital copies of movies like Katie and I do? On the semi-rare occasion that we actually buy movies to keep, we actively seek out combo packs that come with, at the very least, Blu-ray and digital versions of the film. Even better is when it has a DVD copy. Not that we ever use the DVD copy if we have Blu-ray. I mean, why would you?
With no TV shows recording at the moment, things have been kinda slow with viewing. It's funny that my complaining about TV has gone a full 180 from when I did nothing but whine about wanting more time back.
After a couple weeks of nothing but LEGO movies including the feature film as well as Batman and Scooby Doo variants, we felt it was time for a detox.
News from two of my favorite podcasts within about a day of each other announcing their returns for season two in the coming weeks/months? Oh it's a good thing, indeed!
Remember a few weeks ago when Katie and I had HBO free for a weekend and I detailed a bunch of movies I recorded to our DVR? It took some time, but I finally got a chance to get through several of them.
When I was young, I was pretty big into the slasher horror films of the 70s, 80s, and early 90s. I loved the mainstay characters like Freddy Krueger, Jason Voorhees, Michael Myers, Tall Man, Pinhead, Chucky, and the like. I was in heaven anytime they were available to watch.
Recently, Katie decided she wanted to start binge watching Gilmore Girls on Netflix. Neither of us have ever seen it before and she's loving it so far.
40 years ago today, life began for geeks the world over... Star Wars came out in theaters. It was the first of five theatrical releases of the original movie (not including the revised versions Lucas dropped on us in the 90s).
Nathan is watching The LEGO Movie again today. As I sat here watching it with him, it dawned on me that this movie is a more fun, family-oriented version of The Matrix.
Judge us if you must, but Katie and I watched pretty much the entirety of this season of Dancing with the Stars because we wanted to root for our Cubbie homer David Ross.
Have you ever heard of Russell Walks? If you're not familiar with him and consider yourself a fan of Star Wars and other forms of pop culture, you really should be.
Admittedly I was worried about trying to read a science fiction novel, but The Tenth Planet, by Dean Wesley Smith and Kristine Kathryn Rusch has been a really nice reintroduction to the genre.
All 702 pages of Ulysses S. Grant's two-volume Personal Memoirs are done!
One of the movies I recorded off HBO last weekend was Independence Day: Resurgence, the 2016 sequel to the 1996 original that I love dearly.
As you know, I love comic books. But my love has waned lately to the point where I'm only subscribed to two comic books of which only one is released on a regular monthly schedule. For a point of reference, there was a time when I was subscribed to as many as 8 or 10 different comic books on a regular basis.