This past weekend saw the launch of the latest Star Wars film, Solo: A Star Wars Story. This is the one that fans thought was completely unnecessary and were hoping would never actually happen. Admittedly, I was partially in that camp. While I wanted to know for certain which tales were "real" and which were not, I didn't think I really needed to know to the point of dedicating a full 2+ hours to it.
I don't know if you all read the same way I do, but sometimes it takes me a while to hit that proverbial stride when I crack open a new book.
I think I finally figured out some comic books to read in light of the fact that all my current monthly reads will be dead by August. Mostly, like I've said, I'm going to dig back a little bit and read a few dead titles that are still recent, but don't require a month-to-month committment. Maybe I can even find them in the library. That would be nifty!
The other day, we all went to the library and picked up the largest and most varied stack of items I have ever seen leave a library.
With Descender ending in a few months, I’ve been scrambling to find new comics to read. This desire for “new” has even led me to go back through old stuff. Both stuff that I’ve read and want to revisit and some old stuff that’s new to me.
The other day, I was listening to Queen’s Flash Gordon soundtrack and was reminded of the line in the movie uttered by General Kala, “What do you mean, ‘Flash Gordon approaching’??”
I got some horrible news early this past week...
I'm just going to put it out there... I am scared to see The Avengers: Infinity War, Part 1. There. I said it.
Despite a strong desire to sleep, I got up, showered, and went to Record Store Day 2018.
As happens any time there are re-casting rumors for the role of James Bond, the world has its collective panties in a twist.
The other day, I took in one of my first * experiences with the up-and-coming horror movie powerhouse Blumhouse Productions.
I’m not a big fan of reading music reviews. Often times, I feel like a reviewer doesn’t give enough of a listen to an album before passing judgment. On the flip side of the coin, the industry suffers from rampant fanboyism so how objective can they truly be?
When someone first mentioned that Cloak & Dagger was coming to TV, I expected a remake of this...
I gotta admit that when I decided to get back into collecting audio cassettes, it would be easier than it has been to amass my collection.
The final lineups for the Pitchfork Music Festival have been announced and my mind has been made up, even more so than it was before.
Thanks in no small part to Hrishikesh Hirway’s latest episode of the Song Exploder podcast, I’ve been really digging on Ludwig Göransson’s score for Black Panther.
Do you take part in NCAA Men’s Basketball “March Madness” Tournament brackets? I do. I have for several years. I don’t always do well.
For the first time since I was a teenager and Dennis Miller headed up “Weekend Update,” Saturday Night Live has become can’t-miss viewing each week.
Katie and I just wrapped up watching season 1 of HBO’s Big Little Lies. Up until we watched it, this show was simply that show that I’d never heard of until it was all over the Emmys and SAG awards and I was left figuring I’d just never see it, like so many other shows.
After taking last year off, I’m making a triumphant return visit to the Pitchfork Music Festival this July.
I type this as Katie and I watch the 90th Annual Academy Awards show. We’re still watching despite having zero familiarity with the nominees (and winners, thus far) in the big 6 categories in these specific films. Don’t believe me?
The other day, I saw Black Panther. I felt like saying “finally,” but it was really only a week after it was released. So I don’t feel too bad.
Katie and I were talking about what may happen when Disney launches their new streaming service in a year or so. Obviously it would be one we’d strongly consider given all that Disney/ABC/Lucasfilm/Marvel owns.
As I’m hoping you’ve noticed by now, I am a fairly big fan of music. I do a vast majority of my listening via streaming media these days. Although, in my past, I was a concert-hopping junkie.
I remember seeing the trailer for Don’t Breathe back in 2016 when it was released theatrically. I thought it looked marginally interesting but never did anything about it.
As we really haven’t been watching as much of the Olympics as we normally do (God bless YouTube highlights) and our shows are not airing due to said games, Katie and I were worried we’d have nothing to watch on TV.
I’ve been annoyed these last couple months because we have a DVR season pass set for new episodes of Saturday Night Live.
So many options, so little time.
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?