Friday, April 28, 2017

What I Learned This Week .. April 28, 2017

Another week has come and gone my good friends. Here is what I found interesting about it, and would like to share with you.

(1) Hot off the success of the latest film in the franchise, "The Fate of the Furious" co-stars Dwayne Johnson and Jason Statham are getting a spin-off. Yippe-ki-yay.

Thursday, April 27, 2017

My Latest Addiction .. "The Expanse"

A brief description from Google:
Hundreds of years in the future, things are different than what we are used to after humans have colonized the solar system and Mars has become an independent military power. Rising tensions between Earth and Mars have put them on the brink of war. Against this backdrop, a hardened detective and a rogue ship's captain come together to investigate the case of a missing young woman. The investigation leads them on a race across the solar system that could expose the greatest conspiracy in human history.
Yeah, that alone didn't do it for me, so I ignored the show for years. It debuted in November 2015, but it wasn't until this week in April that I decided to give it a shot.

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

My "Spin" on "The Fate of the Furious"

Yeah, okay, I know, I'm not off to a good start with that headline. I felt sick as I wrote it, and now as I write about writing it. Oh well. Moving on.

Our first film without Paul Walker. His absence was felt, let me just put that out there. I know this franchise has become more of a "Vin Diesel" and "Dwayne Johnson" vehicle, as of late, but I remember the first one. Paul was the only star I knew then, and thought he really brought credibility to the film. Of course, since then, each of the actors that have remained have grown in their own right.

The new ones that come in also stand out and have their own role to play. Pun intended. But, Paul's character, Brian, is sorely missed.

That being said, there is still plenty to take away from here. Allow me to share with you what I thought of this film once the credits started to roll.

Friday, April 21, 2017

What I Learned This Week .. April 21st 2017

Happy Friday boys and girls! Let's get started and go over some of the things that I've learned this week.

1) The Universe doesn't want me to grow up. This is clear now. I mean, why else would there be so many things from my childhood coming back in one form or another? There are cartoons, live action shows, movies, you name it. For example, I read 2 articles this week about new versions of things from my childhood coming back to life.

That's right, Where in The World is Carmen Sandiego? is coming back via Netflix in 2019 and DuckTales returns later this year. See, the Universe won't let me grow up! But hey, I'm not arguing.

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

I Have Had Some Time on My Hands ..

My recent move from LA to Nashville has left me with some time on my hands to catch up on some of the films that I've been wanting to watch. After relocating, I was supposed to have been approved for a space in the company's building, but that has not happened yet. So, I've been working from home, and therefore, I don't have to worry about commuting. This allows me the opportunity to watch movies right after work hours, and to stay up a little later as well. Let's get started!

"Tennessee Welcomes You"

That's what the sign said as the wife and I drove over a bridge on our way to our new home in Nashville. As you know from my last post, we packed up and left California in March, and headed out east to settle down in Nashville.

It's only been a few weeks now, and we are still getting settled. There are numerous differences, but also, many similarities between LA and Nashville. Luckily, most of these are good and help to put us at ease during this transition. The rest, I wouldn't say are bad, they are just going to take come getting used to.

For example, learning the geography as you see described in the picture below. This is necessary in order to understand what the folks on the news are telling you as they describe weather and traffic and whatnot.

Then, well, there are some other things too.