I know today, per my schedule, is supposed to be the final day of Kevin’s 7 highlighting my top 7 films of the year. However, there are still a couple days left in the year and I may still watch a movie or two that might merit inclusion on the list.
While a vast majority of the skits were little more than callbacks to his great characters from 1980-81, tonight’s episode of Saturday Night Live hosted by Eddie Murphy was dead on and exactly what that show needed in an otherwise weak season.
‘Tis the season for wreaths! Unless you’re a bunch of sick assholes who don’t deserve to breathe the same air as the rest of us.
Remember Zachary Levi? The guy who played the good-hearted and goofy, but lovable spy Chuck in the NBC series several years ago? Yeah, Katie and I watched that for the first few seasons until it became a bit too ridiculous to stomach.
A few months ago, I wanted to cancel out of an Audible account I had because I had a ton of books from my work at Geeks of Doom. Why pay for books when I was getting them for free?
A few months ago, Katie and I discovered the Gerard Butler Fallen trilogy. For the uninitiated, they are Olympus Has Fallen (2013), London Has Fallen (2016), and Angel Has Fallen (2019) and feature Butler as Mike Banning, a Secret Service agent in service first to President Benjamin Asher (Aaron Eckhart) and then President Allan Trumbull (Morgan Freeman) as he tries to save them and others from a variety of threats both external and internal to the government.
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.
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.