Whomever greenlit the atrocity that is Disney’s live action remake of Pinocchio needs to be shot, maimed, quartered, flayed, burned, acid washed…
It took just shy of a month, beginning back on August 13, but we finished watching all four seasons of Stranger Things tonight.
On Saturday, we went to see the More Fun Stuff Version of Spider-Man: No Way Home. This is basically the dozenth time we’ve seen this film between a few visits to theaters when it originally aired as well as a bunch of times at home streaming. We love this damn film.
My 43-game win streak on Waffle has come to an end!!
Are you all watching the Taylor Hawkins Tribute Concert that’s streaming right now? It’s been pretty good so far.
I know that it was actually yesterday that it happened, but it’s been 33 years since the release of Mötley Crüe’s amazing Dr. Feelgood album.
The old saying goes, “You should never judge a book by its cover.” I call bullshit. I ALWAYS judge books by their covers!
I’m so proud of Katie and Nathan. As of tonight, we are through with Stranger Things 2 and it only took about nine days.
On recommendation from my buddy Abe, I watched Pig, a movie starring Nic Cage as an Oregonian truffle hunter who seeks his prized pig after she’s kidnapped.
Nathan wanted to have a sleepover with Katie to celebrate the end of his first week of fourth grade. So I’m in our bedroom by myself unsure what to do.
Has anyone else gotten to a point with these themed entertainment universes where they're starting to not care anymore? By "themed entertainment universes" I mean things like the Star Wars Saga or the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) or the Jurassic Park Universe (JPU) or the DC Entertainment Universe (DCEU)?
Something unexpected happened today. Totally, completely, out-of-left-field, bonzo nuts… my wife and son decided to start watching Stranger Things with me.
Did I mention that yesterday at C2E2, I met Michael Rooker, the actor from The Guardians of the Galaxy, The Walking Dead, The Belko Experiment, Cliffhanger, and Mallrats, among sooo much more.
Yup, we finished the costume. He looked great. And he and I had fun. Tons of it.
I have always feared conventions and festivals. I don’t like crowds. I hate them, in fact. So, other than the Pitchfork Music Festival, I avoid them.
Why is that as the amount of entertainment offerings expands, I tend to shrink back into my same-old/same-old?
As a lover of music, documentary films, music memoirs, and, most importantly, the Thin White Duke himself, David Bowie, the upcoming release of Moonage Daydream makes me happy to no end.
This makes me immeasurably happy.
Few things make me feel worse than loving all the creative output made by someone up to a certain point and then suddenly not liking something by them.
I don’t know if I’ve mentioned it yet or not, but Nathan and I are going to our very first comic convention on Saturday, August 6. Chicago’s venerated C2E2 (Chicago Comic and Entertainment Expo) at McCormick Place downtown.
Dave2 wrote a post the other day where he listed all the Pixar films in his preferred order. Not that I don't already do this on my Rankings page, but I had to update it because I've been a little lax on updating with the MCU-level speed of new releases.
Last night, prior to the start of Jurassic World: Dominion, we got to see the trailer to the new alien invasion horror film from Director Jordan Peele. I’d seen the trailer a few times before but Katie hadn’t.
I saw Jurassic World: Dominion tonight and… I’m torn.
Lately, Nathan and I have become frustrated with our local comic shop. It’s right up the street from us and is huge and has a lot of variety but that’s becoming not enough for us.
For the past several weeks, Katie has been binge watching Grey’s Anatomy on Netflix. I’m not sure exactly why she chose to do it but she did and she is.
I always knew I was going to enjoy Top Gun: Maverick. But I also always figured it would be because it was campy, throwback fun.
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.