Gotta admit, Disney+ is all that.
A friend at work shared a list of 10 Masterpieces You Have to Read Before You Die, vol. 1, from Amazon. In all fairness, it's actually one massive Kindle collection of all the books in a single file you can buy for like $1 or whatever.
No, not "deflated" as in a Tom Brady football. I mean like my emotional state when I go in and watch a movie I loved when I was younger only to discover that it does not hold up well.
Thirty years ago today, one of the most influential albums of my life was released. That would be Nine Inch Nails' Pretty Hate Machine.
[This post contains spoilers for Avengers: Endgame. Read at your own risk.]
It's amazing how dependent I've become on my iPhone. It does everything for me from receiving calls and text messages to playing any and all games to taking and sharing photos to verifying accounts and storing passwords to entertaining me via Spotify or podcasts or audiobooks. It does it all. And, no, I still don't have it back.
I was reading an interesting article about how celebrity book clubs have been giving a big boost to book sales lately. Clubs by the likes of Jenna Bush Hager, Reese Witherspoon, Noname, Andrew Luck, and, of course, Oprah have made big names out of (heh heh) no names.
Sometimes I go down odd rabbit holes.
There was a pretty interesting post a week or so ago on the Tor/Forge Blog about six fictional restaurants from SFF (science fiction/fantasy) novels that the writer would like to hang out at if they were real.
Tonight, I found Adrienne Shelley's brilliant and often criminally overlooked gem Waitress on TV, so Katie and I watched it. It's not like we haven't seen it before. It has just been a while so going back and revisiting it was nice.
Oh. My. God.
So Katie and I have been watching our way through the first three seasons of Riverdale on Netflix. Katie finally became interested after Luke Perry’s death earlier this year. This gave me a viewing partner which makes it a lot easier to actually get through it all.
For years, I’ve wondered if it was truly as bad as I remembered. I mean, hindsight isn’t always 20/20. Memory can be modified by the opinions of others.
We were at Office Max today picking up the last item Nathan needed to complete his supply shopping for first grade (FIRST GRADE!!) and were in line to pay when I saw Wonder Woman Volume 1 Blood by Brian Azzarello and Cliff Chiang by the register.
It kinda blew my mind to realize that I’m approaching the one year anniversary of me being an official book reviewer for Geeks of Doom. Well, one year since my first review posted on August 8, which means that I started reading for them a couple weeks before that.
I've heard horror stories in the past about television networks denying their content to service providers. What happens is that a contract expires between, say, HBO (or its parent company) and Dish Network. So HBO is no longer beholden to previous terms and wants more money or whatever and, until Dish Network coughs up the demands or they meet somewhere in the middle, Dish can't broadcast HBO or any of its subnetworks, etc.
I get a lot of people asking why I choose Spotify over other services like Pandora or Apple Music. I'm not going to focus on the negatives of the other services and will, instead, focus on one of the biggest positives of my chosen streaming music service... It gets me!
Did you know the actor Jeremy Renner moonlighted as a musician? I had no idea until I saw a Jeep commercial earlier that featured music from his band and footage of him singing.
I need to apologize to both Kevin Spencer and Marty Mankins. Why? Because they are the only two who voted in my Scorsese vs Apes debate and I’m going against their votes.
Back when I thought that Disney adapting their animated features into live-action films was a one-time thing (2015’s Cinderella), I was okay with it.
My mind was kinda blown this past Wednesday when all the new comic book day release information dropped and, there amongst the paperback rubble, was news that the new issue of The Walking Dead was the last.
Last night, Katie and I decided to start watching the Harry Potter movies again. We offered to show them to Nathan — at least the first two which aren’t quite so scary as the later installments — but he opted out.
We saw Toy Story 4 today and, um, well, suffice it to say, I wasn't blown away. This despite it having an aggregate user rating on IMDb of 8.5/10 and here I am about to say that I really don't think it deserves much more than a 6.
I realized something tonight as I was logging my most recent finished book into my Goodreads account, I am exactly nine reviews behind.
It really sucks when something that you’ve been looking forward to for a long, long time completely blows and disappoints the heck out of you in ways you couldn’t even fathom.
I’ve found some new videos that are pretty interesting. I thought I’d share them with you as well because I’m good like that!
A couple months ago, Netflix hit us with a new action-adventure movie titled Triple Frontier. It’s the story of five former U.S. Special Forces soldiers who set off to South America to steal millions from a cartel drug lord. Then we view the immediate consequences of their actions.
‘Tis the season for TV show cancellation announcements. I tend to enjoy this time of year because I like to see how much of my life I can get back each week by not having to watch old shows.
Word dropped late tonight that Hollywood found its new Batman... Robert Pattinson of Twilight fame. The backlash has been quick and severe.
Last night, I saw Avengers: Endgame for the second time. Since my Wife went with our SiL to see it and then I saw it with a coworker last week, it was my brother’s turn and I saw it with him.
Twitter has been alight with tweets about Disney’s announced movie lineup for the next eight years. I took a look to see what all the buzz was.
Nathan and I had a boys’ day and night! Why? Katie scored a free ticket to see the Cubs wrap up a three-game sweep against their arch rivals, the St. Louis Cardinals.
Not only is today Star Wars Day ("May the Fourth be with You!"), but it also coincides with Free Comic Book Day! It's like Mecca for geeks, I tell ya!
I am such a terrible dad. Super duper terrible.
Tonight, I finished reading a beautiful three-volume/15-issue set of comics titled Royal City by my favorite writer Jeff Lemire. It’s a simple concept, a family from a small town face off against their personal demons while struggling to figure out how to move on with life.