I saw Denis Villeneuve's take on Frank Herbert's classic Dune tonight with some friends. I'm not going to say much about it because, well, spoilers and because sooooo many others have covered it in-depth enough (I recommend Dave2's review) that I really don't need to do the same. Plus I'm tired and it's bedtime.
I know I've expressed a lot of concern over the upcoming Dune cinematic release/remake. Most of it, as you would expect, centers on Timothée Chalamet as leading man Paul Atreides.
After catching my nearly 100th viewing of Hidden Figures last night on TV (that's a movie I can watch from any point at any time in any mood and love it), I had a hankering to listen to some tunes today from Ms. Janelle Monáe (Mary Jackson in Hidden Figures). I've always loved her music and knew her as a musician for many years before she made her first foray into acting.
Nathan asked an interesting question as we tuned in to the latest episode of Marvel’s What If…
If you've read my blog at all, you know I'm a fan of the Matt Fraction and David Aja Hawkeye comics. Heck, I've read the first half of the series three times and finally finished the entire series a few months ago. They're not perfect comics, but they're pretty damned good.
I guess I'm actually going to do this... I'm going to watch all that's available in terms of content pertaining to The Matrix in advance of the theatrical release of The Matrix Resurrections.
The trailer for the long-awaited fourth film in the Matrix franchise -- The Matrix Resurrections -- dropped today.
Bear with me on this weird little game of Six Degrees of Separation: Nathan Style, will ya?
As I announced previously, Katie and I were late to the game on Ted Lasso. Like… we only started watching season 1 in early June if this year. But we tore through it and loved it immensely and now we’re watching along as season 2 airs.
A co-worker had a little technical issue with a SaaS solution at work today. It was similar to one I had a week ago, so I mentioned it and told her what to look for. She did and was able to confirm that what we experienced was the same issue and would likely resolve itself with a little patience. Basically, it was a system glitch that would clear up, but none of her data was lost as she had feared.
Katie and I are officially obsessed with Outer Banks on Netflix. Part angsty teen melodrama… part After the Sunset… part Indiana Jones… part National Treasure.
Anthony Rizzo has been traded from the Cubs to the Yankees? I know the Cubs have been talking about the need for a shake up lately but dayamn!
I've kinda hit a strange place in my reading right now. For the last couple of weeks, I've been without an audiobook to which I want to listen.
For as many graphic novels as I list as being read in my Goals and Libroqueue posts, one thing I don’t do much of anymore is read new comic books. Weird, huh?
As a huge fan of Frank Herbert’s Dune, I’m hesitant about film and TV adaptations. I mean, really, how do you do justice to such a grand epic??
For years -- heck, decades -- Hollywood has sought to reboot the venerated Fletch film franchise that starred Chevy Chase in what I maintain was his best role ever. He was perfectly cast as investigative reporter Irwin M. "Fletch" Fletcher. You'd swear author Gregory MacDonald wrote the books with Chase in mind.
It's time once again for everyone's favorite web show... STATE AN UNPOPULAR OPINION!
How often do you find yourself watching something that you know is gonna be bad, that just reeks of pure camp going in, yet, for some odd reason, you wind up loving it anyway?
Today, we went on our first family theater outing since the opening weekend of Disney/Pixar’s Onward in March of 2020. We saw Disney’s Cruella, the live-action origin story of Cruella De Vil from 101 Dalmatians.
Katie and I are big fans of the 2019 version of Charlie’s Angels directed by Elizabeth Banks and starring Kristen Stewart, Naomi Scott, and Ella Balinska.
The other day, I dug up part of an old toy. It was a bat’leth or Klingon battle club from an old Worf figure from Star Trek: The Next Generation from Playmate Toys in the mid-1990s.
This just got interesting. As I told you yesterday, I completely forgot to go in for Record Store Day yesterday.
How many times has it happened to you that you’ve heard rave reviews, be they of music or TV shows or movies or books, and you just kept hearing more and more to the point where, when you finally get around to experiencing it yourself, it just sucks rocks?
Last year, as part of my reading goal, I read volume 1 of a graphic novel series called Sweet Tooth written and drawn by my comic hero Jeff Lemire.
When it comes to electronic asset checkout from my library, they offer two different apps for this purpose... they are Overdrive and Hoopla.
Tonight, due to a lack of stuff to watch and the regular TV season coming close to wrapping up, Katie and I decided to go back and rewatch J.J. Abrams' breakthrough series Felicity with Keri Russell, Scott Foley, and Scott Speedman.
Yesterday, I finished watching all six episodes of the first season of Disney+ and the MCU’s The Falcon and the Winter Soldier. I thought it was fantastic and loved nearly everything about it.
My copy of Kill or be Killed, the Deluxe Edition came in at the library on Friday. When the librarian brought it out from the holds area, my jaw nearly hit the floor.
Tonight, Katie and I are doing something we haven’t done much since the pandemic began... watching an original movie made for adults and not kids.
I’m not sure if I’ve ever mentioned this or not but one of my all-time favorite books is Frank Herbert’s Dune. Right now, just the first in the series. I can’t say I was enamored of the only other book I read in the series, Dune Messiah, but the original enthralled me.
Just gonna experiment with something and see how it works in different browsers, OSs, and all that web QC jazz. The experiment? Placing a Spotify playlist in the sidebar of this blog and seeing how well it works... if at all.
It only took me three and a half months, but I finally worked my way through the nine-episode standalone season of WandaVision on Disney+.
I realized something the other day as I was listening to Corbin Reiff's book Total F*cking Godhead: The Biography of Chris Cornell, I think music memoirs and biographies might just be my favorite genre of book.
By the time I turned three, I was pretty fully immersed in all things Star Wars. It was my life.
Awwwww, yeah, boyyyeeeeeeeeezzzz! The details and release list for the first two days of Record Store Days 2021 were released today! Of course, as you'd expect, there are a metric ton of records coming out. Re-releases, exclusive releases, etc. To those, I say "MEH!"