Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Netflix is Unleashing a Wave

Everyday, I see a new preview for a movie or show that Netflix is releasing.  I'm looking forward to it.  While studios have cut output, Netflix is stepping up.  They should think about releasing some of these movies at the theaters.  We all know they need some product.  What I see coming out is weak, minus a film or two.  The retreads are killing me.  It seems that Hallmark films and religious films are taking over.  I can't stand either.  If I want to be preached to, I'll go to church. 

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Academy Awards Nominations

The Dreadful award season is coming to an end.  We have to sit through the really big ones.  I'm sure the list will suck.  It will be white washed as usual.  Some early nods have disappeared.  Why?  Because their movies did not make lots of money.  I will not be tuning in.  I lost interest a long time ago. 

Monday, January 15, 2018

Morning Exercises

This morning, my daughter and I sweated through Just Dance.  I think we did pretty good.  I wanted to end early, but my daughter kept pushing me.  I think we lasted an hour.  We were both sweating.

Friday, January 12, 2018

Fewer Films

If you like going to the movies, your options are going to shrink.  With Disney taking over Fox, I read that they want to shrink the amount of movies released.  It said they really want to focus on tentpole movies.  This could be a big opportunity for Netflix and Amazon.  They are doing those smaller movies that the studios do not care to take a risk on.  They could make a deal with theaters to play before they stream.  Theaters need product.  I wish Netflix would take them up on an offer.  That would help pay down their debt. 

Thursday, January 11, 2018

My 600 Pound Life

I started watching this show on TLC recently.  I'll tell you, if you are overweight like I am, this show is motivational.  I'm no where near what these people are.  When you watch, you see what lack of exercise and a diet of fast food can do to a person.  One guy would eat whole large pizzas.  I don't want to end up like that.  It makes me think before I grab something bad to eat. 

Sunday, January 7, 2018

Hong Chau is an Amazing Actress

I first saw Hong Chau in Inherent Vice.  She only had a small role, but she really stood out for me.  Then, I saw her in Treme.  She was great in that.  Now, she is in Downsizing.  I have not seen this, but I want to.  People are praising her for her role as a Vietnamese activist.  There are also people attacking her for stereotyping.  I can see where this can happen in Hollywood.  It does not look like that.  What are people of color to do to make it in Hollywood?  Their roles are awfully limited.  They make the best of the roles they get. Hong Chau is very talented.  I'd love to see more of her in films. I'd love to see more Asian actors in film and television.  I hope during this award season, Hong Chau gets some recognition.  I hope the this will lead to more roles.

Top Secret Launch

We have a top secret launch tonight.  If it is being advertised and everyone knows about it, is it still top secret? I guess the secret is the payload it is covering.  I think the news should say we are having a launch with a top secret payload.

Friday, January 5, 2018

Marvel Live!

I was at an appointment with my wife, when I started reading the local paper.  They had a contest for Marvel Live tickets.  I knew my eldest would love to see this.  I figured what harm could come from entering it.  Angie was preoccupied.  I entered under her information.  Two nights ago, she got a call.  She seemed excited.  When she got off the phone, she told me she had won tickets to Marvel Live.  She did not even know she had entered.  Luckily, she did not tell them that.  I told her that I had entered her and did not think about telling her.  My eldest was really excited about it.  We won 6 tickets.  Most will be able to go. 

Tuesday, January 2, 2018

The Last Jedi Meaning

I read an interesting article about The Last Jedi.  The compare it to a class struggle.  The greedy rich versus the downtrodden poor.  I can see that.  It makes for a better storyline than one in which only certain people of a certain bloodline can lead a resistance.  Just think about the election, where Clinton was chosen to be that person.  She had flaws.  Yes, they were highlighted by the GOP and Russians.  But those flaws existed.  If she really wanted to be president after Obama, she should have dotted every i and crossed every t.  She did not.  The DNC could have picked a better candidate.  Now, we have an evil emperor, like Star Wars.  Trump is just like that.  As time goes by, he grows stronger and is emboldened by everyday he remains.  He does not even try to hide the crimes anymore.  He just tells everyone that he can do it.  Getting back to the movie, go see it.  Look for the meaning of class struggle.  I think they had great messages.  You can come from nothing and become a person people look up to. 

Monday, January 1, 2018

Drone Mishap

I got a drone for Christmas.  I finally got around to charging the battery.  Like all great men of the past and future, I decided to fore go the instructions and wing it.  I went into our eating area to start the process.  In our eating area are two ceiling fans.  It's Florida, so they are always on.  I plugged in the battery for the drone.  Then, it was time for the remote.  I plugged in the batteries.  I turned it in and nothing.  I'm pressing buttons.  Next thing I know, it comes to life and like Frankenstein's monster, it rises.  Only it rose faster than I expected.  I guess it would have been a great sitcom moment.  The drone flies into the blades of the fans.  I could imagine a pinball moment between the two fans.  My wife would have killed me.  Instead, I did a brave and stupid thing.  I swatted it down.  Let me tell you, those drone blades hurt. I quickly switched the control to off. It stopped.