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??
While it's true that I've seen all the Harry Potter movies several times each, there's nothing quite like watching them with your own kiddo for the first time. I know I mentioned this before, but we've moved much farther along in the series than I ever expected us to do.
I finished a book!
An actual, physical, non-audio, non-graphic-novel book!
One of my old college roommates once subscribed to the belief that to be a fan of a general concept, you must be a fan of all specific instances of it. If that reads like mud, I apologize. I couldn't think of a better way to word it.
Katie decided tonight that, instead of watching something we have saved on Hulu or AT&T TV Now, we’d begin watching the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) movies in chronological order.
Nathan’s been editing his Spotify playlist a bit lately. Removing some old songs he doesn’t want to hear anymore, adding some new ones, reordering a little.
When Nathan and I have a little boy time, we like to go to our local comic shop. I really love that he’s into reading and that he digs comics and going to the shop with me. Seriously, I only have to whisper “comic shop?” and his eyes get big as saucers.
A couple days ago, a guy I know posted his 10 Movies to Know Me. In other words, these movies are so vital to him personally that understanding him requires an intimate knowledge of these films.
While browsing through Audible yesterday, I noticed something that always bugs me to no end. The changing of book covers to match a movie/TV poster or marketing campaign.
Back in December, I told you all that I was trying out some Great Courses lessons via Audible. Well, I did. And I quit.
It is a pretty super date, don'cha think? 02/02/2020... a perfect numeric palindrome... 02022020. I like when that sort of thing happens.