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.
I've been debating for a while now what my next Rankings page addition should be. I've narrowed it down to two options. Oh, let's be honest here. I struggled so much that it took me this long just to come up with two. There is no "down."
You ever get asked that question, “If you could have dinner with one person, living or dead, who would it be?” Who did you answer?
I was watching all the Alien-related videos on the Kroft Talks About Movies channel on YouTube when he presented an idea I had never previously considered.
At long last, it is here! The first official trailer for episode IX of Star Wars! To henceforth be known as The Rise of Skywalker.
Have you seen the National Geographic documentary Free Solo about Alex Honnold's free solo climb up El Capitan?
Can I tell you how excited I am to see Taron Egerton as Elton John in the fantasy biopic Rocketman? So so so so excited! Not just because even Elton is singing Taron’s praises but also because the Eltaron bromance has finally come full circle!
I have never seen the movie Nacho Libre. I’m hit or miss with Jack Black and this one always struck me as a big tick mark in the miss column.
Remember that movie bracket from — oh when was it??? — yeah, Wednesday. Anyway, a coworker of mine was wondering what the point was. How do you score something this arbitrary?
The other night, I went out with some coworkers to catch a showing of Captain Marvel. We're all geeks. We revel in it. We were excited to finally see it.
Forget about college basketball! Thanks to io9, we have some real brackets to play with this spring!
It’s amazing to me how often Katie and I can rewatch episodes of Parks & Recreation.
It is done! I have now finished all movies in the individual and shared Alien and Predator franchises. And I feel good!
As if trying to remember what streaming service is hosting which show wasn’t enough, now I may have to start dealing with this with podcasts, too.
So Steven Spielberg wants to block streaming services such as Netflix from being Oscar eligible?
I'm clearly becoming obsessed. But, if you cannot become (safely) obsessed with a movie, with what can you become obsessed? Yanno, without firing off a bunch restraining orders.
Is anybody else watching the finally launched Whiskey Cavalier spy thriller-romance-comedy series on ABC?
I have no words for all the awesomeness that this Star Wars: Always trailer represents.
The Oscars are happening as I type this. We’re recording them to replay later after Nathan’s asleep so don’t ruin anything for me.
This sounds so horrifying, but I couldn’t stop laughing. And I feel as though something like this could so easily happen to me.
Do any of you moviegoing folks buy in when theaters offer the reusable popcorn buckets and soda cups that offer a refill at a discounted price?
I gotta tell you that watching all these Predator and Alien films has been so much fun! Even the bad ones. I wouldn't trade the experience of pseudo-binging these movies for, well, much of anything else. I don't want to go so far as to say "anything." That just sounds bad.
We went to see The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part today. First off, the movie is fantastic! I liked it so much more than its predecessor. Great new characters. Great story. Great visuals. Yadda yadda.
With golden parachutes, executive overpay, line-level employee overwork, customer screwovers, small business squelching, and so much more, I already harbor enough disgust for corporate America. Then I watch a movie featuring an evil corporation and it all comes bubbling up again.
What a boring AF Super Bowl game.
While Katie is away on a girls’ weekend, Nathan and I will have an at-home boys’ weekend. Well, mostly at-home anyway.
Back when it was first announced that the CW was going to create a show all about the classic Archie comics gang, I was totally on board. Then they started announcing casting decisions and I was getting really excited.
We now have two Roku SEs hooked up in our house and tied into Hulu, Netflix, MoviesAnywhere, Disney Now, And a couple other services that we’re trying out and you wanna know what we have not used (much) in weeks?
Welcome to my must-see list of movies for 2019! Okay, "must-see" might be a bit overreaching. "Wanna-See"? Oh, and this isn't for all of 2019; just the first half of it. I'll do a list for the second half a little later on once IMDb populates their release list and makes more trailers available. So let's call this Kapgar's Wanna-See Movie List for the First Half of 2019. Oy, that's clunky. Oh well.
On Tuesday night, I went with coworkers to see The Life Aquatic with Arthur Curry... er... Aquaman. Being such a big deal release and one that I was pretty interested in seeing and that it was so highly hyped that it received a sequel approval before it was even released, I feel like it warrants a post review.
While clearing through our bookshelf, I discovered I had two books there that have been on my shelf, unread, for two decades.
Katie and I (unofficially) resolved to build more puzzles this years. “More”? How many more? Considering we haven’t done a puzzle since either before Nathan was born or, maybe, his first year of life when he wasn’t mobile and couldn’t steal a piece and eat it, anything is “more.”