Not A Review Of “Spectre”

So last week I saw the most recent James Bond movie, “Spectre”, which means I’m finally caught up on all the Daniel Craig Bond flicks.

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Our Heroes, standing in front of someone who is not Baron Samedi

I think Bond and Dr. Swann may have just finished their rendition of Maxim Kozhevnikov and Yulia Zagoruychenko’s samba routine to “Hip Hip Chin Chin” …

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Not A Review Of “Deadpool”

So this week, we (meaning I) watched “Deadpool“, the (other) superhero movie featuring a foul-mouthed anti-hero who dispenses insults and jokes almost as fast as he kills bad guys.

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Not A Review Of “Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter”

So the other week we I watched “Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter“.

Me: <shows NetFlix envelope to wife>
Wife: “What’s that?”
Me:  “‘Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter’.”
Wife: “Uh-huh.”

Later:

Me:  <loading disc into player>
Wife: “What’s this?”
Me:  “‘Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter’.”
Wife: “You were serious about that?”

Sadly, yes. Yes I was was.

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Nice hat.

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Teaser Tuesday 6/28/2016: “The Girl with All the Gifts”

So this week I’m reading The Girl with All the Gifts, by M.R. Carey, a post-apocalyptic zombie “hungries” novel in which society has been laid waste by a mutated (possibly weaponized) form of Ophiocordyceps.  Perhaps it takes place on the same devastated earth as “The Last of Us” …

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Not A Review Of “Jurassic World”

So this week we’ve been watching “Jurassic World“, in which things get a little out of hand at the Wild Animal Park Safari Park Jurassic Park Jurassic World theme park, a lovely place which looks like someone put the Safari Park and Sea World together in a tumbler, shook it up, and poured the resulting slurry out into a Hawaiian valley.  The cause of the chaos this time is not a hurricane or corporate espionage, but rather, some overly ambitious genetic engineering combined with generally poor animal husbandry and a door that could maybe have been reinforced a little better. This all leads up to a designersaurus that’s much smarter and more versatile than it should be, which uses its mad skilz to escape its enclosure and go marauding.  Hilarity ensues.  And by “hilarity” I mean “lots of people getting eaten by dinosaurs”.

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Abandon all hope, ye who enter here.*
*Does not apply to Chris Pratt or Bryce Dallas Howard

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Not A Review Of “Avengers: Age of Ultron”

So this week we (meaning I) finally got around to watching “Avengers: Age of Ultron“.

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Q: How many Avengers does it take to stop one renegade robot?
A: All of them, plus a few extra.

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Not A Review Of “Birdman”

So over the last week or so we watched the film “Birdman“, in which Michael Keaton plays a washed-up actor who used to play an avian-themed superhero named Batman Birdman.

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Not “Batman”. Also not “Jackie Brown”. Also not “The Paper”. Also not …

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