December 14th, 2017
Oh look, Mormon TV! Because let’s be honest, that’s what Extinct is. No, it’s not all that overt, but it is co-created by Orson Scott Card, who is a complete religiously bigoted asshole, and produced by BYUtv (Brigham Young University), so yes, the Mormons had a lot to do with this.
But I’m not going to judge it on that basis, I’m going to look at it by its own merits and see if it’s any good. So is it? You’ll have to look below the fold to find out.
December 12th, 2017
I stumbled across this movie quite by accident, someone was talking about it and it sounded interesting. But what I got wasn’t what I was expecting, which is both good and bad. Museum is based on a manga series by Ryosuke Tomoe about a frog-masked serial killer and the race against time to save innocent lives.
So is it a good movie? Well, I guess the only way you’ll know is to look below the fold. See you there.
December 7th, 2017
I usually don’t pay a lot of attention to Hulu, but recently they’ve started coming up with some decent original programming and I might have to see what else they have. This time around, they brought us Future Man, a flat-out spoof of everything pop culture, especially 80s pop culture, created by Seth Rogen. It’s the first show he’s ever done that he hasn’t acted in. But the second I saw the trailer, I knew this was going to be something special and damn it, it was. So let’s hop into the future and see just what makes this such a great show.
December 3rd, 2017
This is a straight lift from 1959’s Giant Gila Monster, but even though it’s billed as a remake, there are enough differences that I don’t buy it.
And I’ll be honest, I am a fan of the original low-budget movie. It is one of my favorite Mystery Science Theater 3000 episodes and I own the non-MSTied version. Giant Gila Monster is a classic in bad 50s sci-fi with a ton of heart and enough going on to make it enjoyable while you’re laughing at how bad it is.
So while I may be the only one who really enjoyed this, let’s take a look at Gila!
November 30th, 2017
I really loved the first Tick live action series, it was a great show with what I consider to be the perfect actor in the role, Patrick Warburton. Of course, the animated series from the 90s was fantastic, so when I heard that Amazon Prime was going to reboot the series, I was certainly interested, albeit cautious. After all, I couldn’t imagine anyone else in the role but Warburton and even though I knew he was involved, he also wasn’t playing the titular character.
Even after seeing a “leaked” first episode just over a year ago, while I really liked it, I knew it had a lot of work to do to get past that hump. Well, yesterday, at least as I write this, Amazon dropped half of the 12-episode season and I had to watch it right away. But since I have no idea when the rest of the season is coming, I figured I’d review what I have so far. Was it worth the wait? Let’s find out.
November 26th, 2017
It’s funny that the woodworking forums are starting to recognize that nothing good can ever come from discussions about Saw Stop and are now starting to preemptively shut down any threads about them, knowing the shit storm that is to come.
November 23rd, 2017
I’m not a fan of Marvel’s Inhumans in the comics. Never have been, never will be. Sure, there are some stories that have been enjoyable, but overall, they’re just a hard pass because they lack everything that I care about in comic characters, that being reliability. But since Marvel TV has been pushing the whole inhumans thing for a while, as an alternative to being able to use mutants, hey, I have to get used to it or I might as well just stop watching a lot of Marvel TV. But when I heard that this show was coming, I figured it might be an “Avengers” moment, a way to bring all of the inhuman storylines together into something glorious.
Yeah, that didn’t happen. But let’s see what did as I review the first season of Marvel’s Inhumans.
November 19th, 2017
So, having nothing better to do, we went to a local reptile show. My oldest daughter was trying to refurnish her snake cage, so what the heck, right? Besides, I’ve been hankering to get back into reptiles, I’ve really missed having more of them around, so I might as well go look and see what was available.
Now, nothing against the show itself because it was well put together, but there were a couple of problems. First off, they didn’t take credit cards for entry tickets. You could buy tickets online before you went, and I wish we had done so, but there were no signs or anything else saying cash only. We stood in a very long line and were lucky we had the cash on us because usually, everything is plastic. Had we gotten to the front of that long line and not had the cash, we would have been pissed. But since we did, that wasn’t really a big deal.
What was, and again, this isn’t the show itself, but it was great if you were looking for bearded dragons, leopard or crested geckos or ball pythons. Even the common stuff, they had a small selection of normal colors, which sold out quickly, leaving only the expensive variants. Yes, there were sporadic tarantulas, some chameleons and a few pythons here and there, but if you wanted any real selection, especially anything that wasn’t ridiculously common, you were completely out of luck.
November 16th, 2017
I loved the first season of Stranger Things, it was one of the best shows I had seen in a very long time. But I had a really, really bad feeling about season 2, mostly because most shows that have an outstanding first season fall apart entirely in the second, because as I’ve said before, most shows blow their load on the first season and have no clue what to do if they’re lucky enough to get renewed.
So I was very wary going into the second season because I figured I was going to be very disappointed.
And wow was I wrong about that!
So let’s get into the second season of Stranger Things and why this continues to be an amazing television series!
November 14th, 2017
Caramel Day One
It recently occurred to my wife and I that our newest dog, Caramel, has never, not once since the day we got her at 6 weeks old, slept through the night somewhere other than on someone’s bed. Not once. She’s almost 2 years old now and she has never had to sleep alone.