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!"
It's fun to watch Nathan's tastes evolve in terms of pop culture and pop media and whatnot. I've noted for you before how he's getting into hard rock music at eight years old. That's still going strong.
Well, this was a little bit of good news yesterday in my inbox...
As I mentioned last week, Nathan has developed an appreciation for The Scorpions. Yes, it has moved beyond just “Rock You Like a Hurricane” into other tracks.
I remember reading all the stories back in the day about how Ben Affleck, while married to Jennifer Garner, ruined her friendship with 13 Going on 30 costar Mark Ruffalo.
Sometimes you just gotta take a little time to scroll through your Reddit timeline to see what fun stuff may or may not be there.
As I’ve stated before, it’s both a blessing and a curse when modern kids movies revisit old music to add to their soundtracks.
A few weeks ago, my brother contacted me to ask if I was interested in taking back my old Van Halen concert shirt.
Yeah. See what I did there? "Deflated"? On the night that Tom Brady won his seventh Super Bowl? Heh heh.
Apparently, M&Ms is releasing a new commercial during the Super Bowl. I have seen it via the Today show and it is pretty amazing. If you're interested in watching it, you can check it out on the Today show site.
Usually when our DVR service “records” episodes of Saturday Night Live for our season pass, it also records a lead-up classic episode. We usually just delete these trimmed-down hourlong episodes because I just don’t care to revisit old episodes.
Because who hasn't always wanted to hear Huey Lewis & the News' "Hip to Be Square" mashed up with Metallica's "Enter Sandman" with a dash of Judas Priest's "Living After Midnight" and Megadeth's "Peace Sells"? It's the mashup you never knew you needed in your life!