Until Thursday, I had no idea that the NFL season was starting this weekend. Sad, isn't it? That's how removed I am from sports due to the pandemic. Not that I watched a lot of sports before that. It's called parenting. But, Katie and I would watch some Bears and Cubs and Blackhawks when we could. It just wasn't often.
I thought I had seen everything there was to see regarding footage of the 9/11 terror attacks on the World Trade Center in New York City. A buddy sent me the link to this documentary made by two French filmmakers who were there.
Yesterday, Nathan found the 2006 live action Charlotte's Web on Netflix and turned it on. As I had never seen it before, I was watching over the top of my laptop. Decent enough film. Julia Roberts was a fantastic voice choice for Charlotte.
Last night, I couldn’t fall asleep. Nathan had moved into our room and I didn’t feel like waking him up to move him back. So I went to his room and fired up the TV and watched Bill & Ted Face the Music, the third in the slacker duo trilogy starring Alex Winter and Keanu Reeves.
I began reading Black Panther comics years ago as part of the Marvel Knights sub-branding. I loved Marvel Knights and read several titles. Even for heroes I’d never previously checked out.
I’m still kinda upset with myself for falling under my reading goal last month. I know I’m only one book shy but I’ll be damned if I let that be the first toppled domino.
I found this gem of a shirt on Twitter today from Consequence of Sound. It made me laugh. I had to share. It’s supposed to be the concert t-shirt for the summer of coronavirus.
Man, this whole HBO Max brouhaha is really starting to get to me.
There’s a lot of invective on social media these days. Mostly related to a Cheeto in an ill-fitting suit, but whatever. So it’s nice to have a conversation with a friend on social media that’s all fun, reaffirming why you took to, say, Twitter to begin with.
I have always loved taking the time to wander around in bookstores and libraries and discover something new and unexpected. It’s more fun than knowing what you want, honestly.
Katie and I have spent the last several nights rewatching the Jason Bourne films. We did not include The Bourne Legacy as it was not Matt Damon and “rewatch” does not apply to Jason Bourne, which we were watching for the first time.
If there's one show that Nathan has watched in recent history that I've enjoyed more than any other, it's clearly Phineas and Ferb. Two brothers finding something new to do on each of their 104 days of summer vacation?
Wait, wait, wait... there’s a whole new He-Man and the Masters of the Universe cartoon set to air on Netflix??? And it’s anime???
While this post would normally be saved for a Tu(n)esday post, the fact that today marks the 40th anniversary of the release of one of the most influential hard rock albums ever released I feel warrants a deviation from the norm.
I was tagged back in May by a Facebook friend to...
...post 10 comic book characters that have influenced my interest in comics - one character a day for 10 days. No explanation, no review, just the character, and each day I am to nominate someone to do the same.
As you all know, the status of movie theaters the world over is in a state of flux. It's a combination of already declining profits due to the speed by which streaming services and physical media are able to air new films, the cost of movie prints, the cost of maintenance and upgrades and operations of these theaters, competition, and, of course, COVID-19.
As a result of last night’s realization, we decided we had to try to watch something new tonight. We chose My Spy on Prime Video starring Dave Bautista, Chloe Coleman, and Kristen Schaal.
Lemme lay this out... we pay for subscriptions to Netflix, AT&T TV Now, and Disney+. We have a Hulu subscription that we get for free because we have a premium Spotify account. We have Prime Video as part of our Amazon account. And we have access to the Plex home media servers of three of my friends, one of which has 1,600+ movies available.
I just wrapped up reading Dr. Ibram X. Kendi's How to Be an Anti-Racist (review forthcoming) and I'm trying to figure out what my next audiobook will be. I feel a need to go the fiction route and, after watching the teaser for next year's release of Isaac Asimov's Foundation on Apple TV +, I'm thinking some hard science fiction might be the way to go.
45 years ago today saw the release of one of my favorite films of all time. One of those movies that truly affected my life, be it for better or for worse.
Yes, Apple TV+, I will watch Greyhound when it comes out on July 10! Really, I promise! Hey, it’s Tom Hanks, Elisabeth Shue, WWII, and submarines. How could I not watch it??
I need two cans of the Pamplemousse LaCroix... I need that filled with Johnnie Walker Blue and CBD oil.
Given the plethora of free entertainment that's been made available during this pandemic, it's shocking how little of it I've taken part in. Even the live music that everyone and their mother is streaming.
First off, yes, I was able to successfully charge my iPod Shuffle. Based on the first 10 or so tracks, I was really digging on Beck when I last synced it up.
While digging around for a backup lightning charging cable to use in the kitchen, I found something unexpected.
Since we, as a full family, are now through the eight-film Harry Potter series and have even watched them each at least 2-3 times, I think it's safe to go ahead and do my rankings! This should, in all honesty, be a pretty easy one to rank and likely won't ever see any updates. Oh, except for when I get around to watching the Fantastic Beasts films. Okay, one update.
On the negative side of today, Netflix’s Space Force was, um, strange to say the very least. Some of the driest humor to come from Greg Daniels ever.
I’m looking for a new audiobook. I love music and music history. Can you see where this is going?
Tonight was the reunion of the cast of Parks and Recreation for a charity special. Preceding that special was a clip show sponsored by the Paley Center.
For a couple years now, a buddy has been telling me about Humble Bundle, a group that bundles together video games and sells them at tiered pricing that is a huge discount over buying them new. Each tier has a minimum spend and includes additional games the more you pay.
Katie and I were struggling to find something to watch tonight when we came across The Money Pit on Netflix. While watching it, I realized something...
Remember my complaint about how working from home has been limiting my music listening? I decided to take advantage of today being New Music Friday to take a few steps to remedy that.
Remember Cougar Town? Remember Scrubs before that? Remember when Cougar Town and Scrubs merged for a few brief, glorious minutes?
Oh, man. SyFy — née The SciFi Channel — is running a weekend long Harry Potter marathon. With how Nathan’s been trending lately, our Roku is never leaving that channel.
Wait a second here! Not only did Mark Waid — of Archie fame — start writing a standalone series titled Invisible Woman based on Susan Storm from the Fantastic Four, but he’s also three issues deep??