This has been a pretty incredible year for movies. So much good stuff has made it to the big screen and Katie and I have been able to watch a lot of it. A lot more than we normally would have. So I have plenty to choose from for Kevin’s 7: Movies list.
Year in Review
Music. My daily lifeblood. Since we started listening to a lot more music at work and I began contributing as the occasional Office DJ, it’s become even more important. None of us can do without it, honestly.
I’m changing things up a bit this year. As you may recall, my Kevin’s 7 lists are all Top 7 within their respective categories... save for TV. That list has always been seven random awards with a single awardee.
2018 has been a fun year on the comic front. I’ve read 38 graphic novels, so far, of which most were ones I’d never read before and were not on the list last year. Heck, five of my seven books below are new to the list! I’ve just been picking up random books and enjoying the heck out of them.
Let the madness begin!!!! Yes, it’s actually time to begin my Kevin’s 7 year-in-review lists. I know I say this pretty much every year, but how are we here already??
Yeah, I get it. The domestic box office slumped a bit this year. But guess what? I saw a lot of movies that I really enjoyed. So many, in fact, that I can’t just do a list o’ seven. I’m gonna do TWO lists o’ seven.
I would like to say that having a new job where we all like to listen to music has made tackling this list a lot easier. I have listened to so much more music in the last four months than I did the entire previous year and a half. So this list is fun again!
I have to admit that a lot has happened with regard to my podcast listening habits this year.
‘Tis the season, y’all, for KEVIN’S 7!! Before I start, I should explain... wait, why should I bother to explain myself again when my disclaimer from last year says everything I need to say here.
I suppose I could've done my Kevin's 7: Movie list yesterday. I know I said we were seeing a movie that might be worth adding to the list sometime today.
Three days left and two Kevin's 7 lists remain! Ho boy. Time to hammer this home, folks. Let's start with TV!
This is usually one of my favorite lists to complete in any given year. But not this year.
Before I get into my Kevin's 7 ranking of comic books, I need to admit that I really didn't read that many comic books this calendar year. There were a few, sure. But much of my reading came about from a backlog of titles that I am only now getting around to reading.
I can't believe it's already time to revisit Kevin's 7. Where did the year go?
Now, for my final Kevin's 7 of 2015... MOVIES!!
Now for one of my favorite lists of the year... MUSIC!!
That's "tweaking" not "twerking." With an "a." One letter makes all the difference, doesn't it? You wouldn't want to see me do the latter anyway. Not pretty. Really.
Another Thursday and another Kevin's 7 best of list. This week? TV SHOWS!!! First off?
Wow! Is it really time already to start year-end lists? It is almost the middle of December, so I guess it is! Here you go... the first of my Kevin's 7 rebranded year-end recaps. This first one? All about comic books!
Any of you who have read my blog longer than four months knows that I have readily taken part in the pretty well overdone art of writing up best-of lists at the end of the calendar year. For at least a handful of years now, in fact.
A little late this list is, wouldn't you say? By "little late," like, "ridonkulously late."
Per a post from Tankboy calling out music reviewers for publishing their best-of lists too early, I decided to delay mine as close to the New Year as possible. No, I'm not going to wait until 2015, but I did push it off as much as I could allowing myself as solid a shot as possible to listen to 2014 music. Hey, December 28 ain't too bad for a YEBO Music list, right?
'Tis the season for YEBO 2014: TV Awards!!! Don't lie. You've been looking forward to this all year, haven't you? I knew it. Let's get started.
It's that time of year again, folks! Yup, year-end best-of lists are going to be littering the web very soon if they haven't started already.
I do believe this is it for my Year-End Best-Of (YEBO) lists. And this one is TV! What always makes this one special is that Katie and I work on it together. Maybe down the line when he's old enough, Nathan will join in the fun, as well.
You all may be a little disappointed by what you're about to read. Today was going to be my Year-End Best-Of (YEBO) Movies list. I went through the list of 2013 movie releases on Wikipedia and discovered something rather disconcerting...
Welcome to my second Year-End Best-Of (YEBO) list of 2014 all about music! In a few moments, I will detail for you my favorite albums of the year. As always, you must realize that, since I'm not a professional music critic, I'm not just given free albums to listen to. I actually have to seek out albums myself either via purchase, from the library, or loaners from friends. So I really don't have too many albums on which to base this list. Only about 52 full albums and two EPs. It was a pretty sparse year. But it was more than enough for me to pick a ten best.
So here you go, in reverse order (10 to 1), my top ten albums of 2014...
Welcome to the first of my Year-End Best-Of (YEBO). Is it cliche to write posts like this? Heck yeah! It's a gimme post... that requires a year's worth of work. Fuhgeddabout da hatuz. I enjoy YEBO posts.
This first installment will cover comic books that I've read. I'm going to post a list of my top five and then a few honorable mentions at the end of it. You'll understand why they're "honorable," I hope.
I've gotta do my Year-End Best-Of (YEBO) Movies list a bit differently than in years past. The problem is that Katie and I didn't see all that many movies this year and, to put it bluntly, there are very few we would truly consider to be "great," let alone 10 of them as my previous list formatting would require.
I'm just clipping along on these Year-End Best-Of (YEBO) lists, aren't I? If this were any other year, I'd be waiting until the tail end of the year (even more tail end than today, December 23, represents) to write these. Now I'm actually done with all but two of my YEBO lists.
I'm such an overachiever! Must. Stop.
The way I figure it, this might just be the last opportunity I have this calendar year to present you with a Tu(n)esday! Next Tuesday is Christmas and the one after that is the first day of 2013. Well, if we survive December 21, that is.
Wow. Where does the time go?
Sorry I didn't give you a Snippet Wednesday last night. But I've got an idea for you... I need to start doing my year-end best-of (YEBO) lists and I thought, at least with a few of them, I can do them as Snippets. Might be interesting, right?
Plus, I've gotta change things up a bit around here with my YEBO lists as I don't feel right doing a top 10 countdown for music or movies as I wasn't entirely "committed to the cause," as it were, with either. I can easily name a favorite album of the year, but movie? Not so easy this year. So I may just do Snippetized lists of ones that I enjoyed of each.
TV Awards will be done the same, though. No way to Snippet that. Oh, and I'm adding one or two YEBO lists this year. And this is the first of those...
Welcome to the first ever blog post written using my new combination of iPad and Apple Wireless Keyboard. This is quite handy. I can get used to this.
The only issue I'm having right now is that that iPad version of Safari doesn't allow for rich-text formatting with the WYSIWYG editor of my blogware. Oh well, I guess I get to do HTML formatting. That'll be fun. Especially with a post like this.
I know, I know. I said Thursday. And here it is Friday. Still and all the same, though, it is now time for the Kapgar Top 10 Albums of 2011!!!
As much fun as this post typically is and as much as I enjoy music, I always hate posting this. Why? Well, there are typically two reasons:
Hi-ho! And welcome to the 2011 Primetime TV Kappy Awards!
For the record, that was supposed to be a sorta impersonation of Kermit the Frog and not an invitation to prostitutes to read this post. Not that prostitutes who are so inclined are not allowed to read my blog. I wholly encourage it. I just don't actively solicit it... or them... or... hell, let's just get on with it, shall we?