For the second year in a row, Katie and I went with my brother and his wife to see a Professional Bull Riders (PBR) event here in Chicago. I really can’t explain why but I love it. It’s a ton of fun.
A coworker brought up an interesting point to me the other day... Indiana Jones is a completely pointless character to the overall action of the Nazis and Nazi sympathizers in The Raiders of the Lost Ark.
Have you seen (what I think is) the most recent Farmers Insurance commercials?
I saw Star Wars: The Last Jedi earlier this evening. And, well, um, yeah. Maybe this tweet sums it up best...
You know how you build yourself up for something that you think is going to be really cool? You get this mental idea that it is going to be the greatest thing since sliced bread? Then you take part in that activity only to have it let you down on every possible level.
One more night until...
Hey, if any of you are players of the iOS/Android app Star Wars Card Trader by Topps and you have the following card available for trade, please take a look at my deck and 1:1 me in-app.
Remember the good ol’ days when Netflix was the only streaming provider in town? If it wasn’t on Netflix, it wasn’t anywhere! Especially since Netflix killed all bricks-and-mortar video rental stores.
I’m so accustomed to the days of companies only caring about gaining new customers instead of trying to keep existing ones that when a really good deal comes from a company, I tend to think it’s for new customers only.
Someone tell me there’s some reason behind this. Some handout that everyone received and I just missed the official announcement.
Obviously I hope you like The Last Jedi. But man now I REALLY hope you like The Last Jedi.— Rian Johnson (@rianjohnson) November 9, 2017
A coworker shared this with me today. Immediately after seeing it, I said, “That would be so awesome if it were real!” His response? “It IS real!!”
Have you seen Thor: Ragnarok yet? No? Why not? Because it only came out today? Well that’s no excuse! No excuse at all!! Even Katie and I ventured out on opening day for it! And if we can, so can you!
As I missed our downtown business community Trick or Treat event last Thursday, today was my first chance to really see Nathan in costume and doing “his thing” as Balthazar Bratt. He was rocking it.
The spate of return-from-the-dead TV shows of late has been stirring a mix of emotions with me. I’m not talking about a one-off reunion, mind you. I mean when the actors and creators get together for either a multi-episode arc or even a half or full season or a spin-off show.
Remember how gung-ho I was about War for the Planet of the Apes' release more than two months ago? Well, I finally saw it tonight on the big screen.
It was a weird music day for me today. I was wrapping up a new paint job in our master bathroom and decided to take a listen to the new album Concrete and Gold by Foo Fighters.
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.