Today was a clearcutting day for a few broadcast TV networks. NBC, CBS, and the CW took their schedules to task and Katie and I lost about three hours of programming that we watch.
I love Freddie Mercury. Always have and nothing will ever change that.
Oh it was a happy Star Wars Day, indeed.
I’m not sure if these viewing stats from Netflix regarding Nathan’s preferred video themes say more about him as a kid or about me and my parenting of him.
Here’s a question for ya… if you could only watch the acting gigs of one actor for the rest of time, who would it be?
One of Nathan’s favorite book series of the last few years has been Aaron Blabey’s Bad Guys books. There have been 14 books that we’ve read multiple times. Me to him and him to me.
Last night, I finished the first volume of James Tynion IV’s graphic novel Something is Killing the Children.
I love Pete Davidson. No, not in the way Kim Kardashian loves Pete Davidson. I just think he’s a funny dude and I’m so glad he got his life straight so the world could see how funny he is.
Thank you, Robert Pattinson, for being the actor I always knew you could be and giving us the Batman/Bruce Wayne we’ve needed for so long.
AHHHHHHHHH!!!!! Obi-Wan Kenobi looks like it’s gonna be sooooo good!!!
This morning, we introduced Nathan to Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief (much to Rick Riordan’s chagrin, I know). But it’s still an enjoyably fun fantasy action film and Nathan liked it.
One of the big things I was always looking forward in being a parent was introducing my kiddo to Star Wars and watching through them all with them.
Given all the bullshit going on in this world, it’s nice to have a little giggle to offset the junk. Like when you read this headline…
Katie and I introduced Nathan to a new-to-him animated film, and by way of doing so, re-introduced ourselves after more than two decades… Anastasia.
While the movie Spencer was being made and early into its release, all I ever heard about was how Star Kristen Stewart nailed her role as Princess Diana in this story of a brief moment of her life.
Am I the only one who finds it weird when the same actor plays two different comic book hero/villain roles?
It's been a little while since I added any new listings to the Marvel Cinematic Universe list on my Rankings page. I thought it was because I had nothing to add, but apparently I do...
I love that Nathan has his “thing” when it comes to entertainment. Movies, TV shows, music… he certainly has his favorites.
Last night, Katie and I were looking for something to watch and came across a new series on Netflix starring Kristen Bell called, and this is for real, The Woman in the House Across the Street From the Girl in the Window. At least, that’s what I think it’s called.
What the devil is that post title? They're sounds. Utterances, really. In triple-double pairings. Ki-Ki-Ki-Ma-Ma-Ma and Ch-Ch-Ch-Aw-Aw-Aw. Both are arguably the sounds that make up the infamous soundtrack music that plays when Jason Voorhees is in the process of stalking and killing someone in one of the many Friday the 13th movies.
21 years ago, upon graduation from grad school, Katie and I dove into Sex and the City. It was already most of the way through the run of the show but we could get it from the library on DVD and I had my first DVD player in the form of a ROM drive in the side of my PowerBook G3… coincidentally, the same model used in the show by Carrie Bradshaw (Sarah Jessica Parker) when writing her column.
You can take the toys away from the boy (no, you can't), but you can never kill the boy's love for all things dinosaurs. And if this five-minute mini movie that was recently released as a promo for next year's Jurassic World: Dominion doesn't just continue to stoke the flames of dino fandom in my heart, nothing can.
I've been a fan of comic books for pretty much my entire life. But, admittedly, much like any other for-fun reading, the interest ebbs and flows.
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!