Thursday, February 23, 2017

Here's a nerdy thing you might enjoy ...

I came across a couple of articles today that looked that the history of Batman and Superman, respectively, in video game form. Wow. I mean, I knew about some of these, because I've been alive long enough to experience them for myself, but there were so many for each character that I had no idea about.

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

What I thought of Jack Reacher: Never Go Back

Can we just get this out of the way first, Tom Cruise is immortal right? Okay, good, we're all on the same page.

Turn that page, and we may be of different opinions on this particular film.

No need to build up the suspense, I found it just "meh." I was underwhelmed. That's right, it underwhelmed me. I wasn't even just whelmed, I was underwhelmed.

Still, I'm going to recommend that you watch it. Especially if you enjoyed the first "Jack Reacher" film. If you are more inclined to like the books over the films though, I would recommend the opposite and steer clear. I think seeing this version would just make you angry, and then sad, and then angry again.

Lee Child, author of the Jack Reacher novels, does make a cameo. It doesn't save the film though. Sorry, didn't mean to get your hopes up there.

My thoughts on John Wick: Chapter 2.

Keanu Reeves returns as the title character in "John Wick: Chapter 2." Actually, let's be honest, everyone who didn't die in the first film returns for this second installment.

I'm not going to make you sit through the rest of this love letter to find out the "big" surprise that I really liked this movie. If you enjoyed the first one, you're not going to be disappointed by this follow up. Go and check it out. It's a good time from start to finish.

There, now you know. But, then again, there were a few things that I walked away with that didn't give me that fuzzy feeling in my tummy.

Monday, January 30, 2017

Yes, I Still Watch Cartoons, and So Should You

Specifically, I am going to recommend you take the time to watch "Trollhunters" currently available for streaming on Netflix. Don't be fooled, just because this is a cartoon on Netflix, it doesn't mean you should ignore it or relegate it to the "kids" section. Especially if you've enjoyed such other cartoons as "Gargoyles," "Batman: The Animated Series," or "Family Guy."

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

You Should Be Watching 'Lethal Weapon'

That is, if you aren't already. Obviously, I'm talking about the new series on FOX, and not the venerable movie franchise. Although, I highly recommend you watch those films as well.

This new series, starring Clayne Crawford and Damon Wayans is fantastic. It was really a surprise to both my wife and I how much we have come to really enjoy this show.

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Sherlock Season 4 Finale

I just finished the Sherlock finale. I ended up buying the episode on Amazon because my dvr didn't record it and I didn't want to wait until next week when the episode airs again. Now I feel guilty and may have to donate some funds to PBS. But, that will only happen after I recover from the finale.


Monday, January 16, 2017

Some News Links I Liked Today (1/16/17)

Let's get things started with someone I am particularly excited to see this year, from Netflix comes "The Defenders." Read about it over on /Film here.