Monday, July 30, 2018
Saturday, July 28, 2018
I got to see Teen Titans, last night. It was a fun movie. If you get stuck taking your kids, don't feel bad about it. They parody super hero films. They even have catchy tunes. Nicolas Cage finally gets to be Superman! I enjoyed it so much, that I might try to find the cartoons to watch.
Thursday, July 26, 2018
Wednesday, July 25, 2018
A petition has been started to try and get Disney to Rehire James Gunn for Guardians of the Galaxy. Please link in and sign the petition. He has apologized. Our President has done a whole lot worse and evangelicals make up every excuse to protect him.
Monday, July 23, 2018
I got through the rest of the film. I did get better. Overall, I would say this is a copy of the Avengers: Infinity War. DC has got some work cut out for itself. Maybe one day, they will be able to compete with Marvel. It took Marvel time to build up its fan base. Work on the stand alone films and build up the quality.
I got a new bike Saturday. Only problem is that I had no one to bring it home. I drive a small car. In addition to the bike I bought a carrier. It said it was easy to assemble. Angie can tell you that means nothing to me. It actually was not that hard to figure out. The instructions were too wordy and not easy to follow. I looked at the device and I figured out how it worked. No only that, I took all the straps and wrapped it around the bike. Driving home, the bike did not move, much.
I went out to the garden yesterday. The weeds were taking over. Also, it looks like a mole might be around. I got my gloves and went to work. It was so hot and humid out. I got through a lot of the weeds. I replanted an herb. When I did so, I did not notice that fire ants had taken over the area. I got bit on a knuckle and near my thumb. By that time, I was done. I sat on the couch to rest a second. Two hours later I got up.
Saturday, July 21, 2018
I started watching Justice League. It has the feel of a B version of Avengers Infinity War. It's like they knew it was coming, so they compiled this movie to beat their release. The CGI is very bad. The main villain looks like a video game character. Some of the early action has real choppy editing or just looks fake. Finally, the script. What's your super power? I'm rich. Surprised he did not ask what his meta power was. Sorry I did not warn you about this while it was in theaters.
Wednesday, July 18, 2018
Equalizer 2 was a great movie. It was not just a retelling of the first story. That stuff was more of a side story to the main story. It had action, humor, and drama. If you liked the first one, this one should satisfy you. If you did not see it, you can still see it. It is not dependent on the first one.
Tuesday, July 17, 2018
Monday, July 16, 2018
I went to see the documentary about Mr. Rogers Neighborhood. I found it very interesting. He is definitely lacking from TV today. Kids need his message. Our current one of hate and derision is not helping anyone. They even had a clip blaming Mr. Rogers for adults feeling entitled. I doubt they are talking about the rich. They are the ones with that problem. They are talking about the poor. Surprised Jesus taught so much hatred about the poor and infirm. Oh wait, that's not in the bible, it's in the Capital Bible with the Capitalist Jesus.
Friday, July 13, 2018
I saw Skyscraper. It was good. I didn't feel like I wasted my time. If you really think about the plot, then you would come up with so many questions. The action was so so. Nothing really special. If I had paid for it, I would have been disappointed. My expectations were pretty low. I really wish Dwayne Johnson would get up with a great director and a great script. He's like the B version of Bruce Willis or Arnold.
Thursday, July 12, 2018
Tonight is Skyscraper. I guess I will like this. I am setting my priorities pretty low for this movie. It looks like a cross between Die Hard and Inferno with a dash of San Andreas. I would say that it looks skewed towards the latter films, from what some of the people at last nights movie had to say about it. I say it's a popcorn movie. If your going in for a message or even a story, you miss why this was made. It was made to show off stunts and computer effects. The story is a small part of it. It probably took them many writers to come up with the story. It will show.
Just playing on the title of the film. This movie will probably get rave reviews. It's a small social satire. It has things that the preview does not show. I enjoyed it. It's not for everyone, but it is something different during a summer of sequels and reboots/remakes. The acting was great. It should make you think about society and our role in it.
Wednesday, July 11, 2018
Tuesday, July 10, 2018
Monday, July 9, 2018
I am still watching the Vietnam documentary by Ken Burns. It is on Netflix. If you have not seen this, you need to. It gives much more insight into the war than school did. I also see where history seems to be repeating in our country. It seems that when Nixon won, he did so by using dirty tricks, just like Trump. Of course, Roger Stone is affiliated with both of them. I like the fact that the story is told from many angles, not just the American angle.
I saw Ant Man and Wasp on Saturday. It was great. It built upon the first movie. I felt it was a more complete film. I wanted more at the end of the first one. It had action, comedy, and drama. If you do go see this, stay until the very end. There are 2 post film scenes. One is at the very end of the credits. Before bed, last night, media outlets were already saying this was a bomb. I don't see how. It made more money than the first one did. Sometimes, I think there are groups that thrive on killing popular things. Believe me, it was more exciting and fun than the Man of Steel. I'm trying to rewatch it. It has been so boring. I'm surprised DC let him make Batman V Superman.
Friday, July 6, 2018
Thursday, July 5, 2018
The first half of Ocean's Eight, I kept nodding off. It was not because of the movie. I was just tired. Luckily, I had to annoying movie goers to keep me awake. These two sounded like they were eating popcorn through a megaphone. One had a laugh like a evil character from a weird movie. The other one finished his popcorn and then started chewing ice.
Overall, the movie was good. It was just like the other Ocean's movies. If you liked them, this is a must see. The women did a great job. It really does not cover any new ground. Like I said, it is just like the other Ocean's movies.
Wednesday, July 4, 2018
I'm at work. No family to do things with. I figure I will do a little work and maybe go see Ocean's 8. I doubt I will be going to any firework shows. My neighborhood will take care of that. Someone on the block always has to light them off. When out dog was alive, it would scare the hell out of her. I hear there may be rain and it is hot.
Tuesday, July 3, 2018
I saw the First Purge last night. It was good. It starts slow, but picks up steam from there. If you like the series, it does not disappoint. I here that USA are doing a 10 episode series with The Purge. It should be good. I bet we will here Trump minions complain about this movie. As for him, I hope he does not see it and think that is a great idea. It's a movie that would play to his base. I heard one guy last night that it focused too much on the victims. I didn't understand that.
Monday, July 2, 2018
I went on my walk today. As I was walking, I saw a dead animal. Upon closer inspection, I realized it was an Opossum. Out of its pouch/stomach, there was a baby moving around. Across from it was a place that said Wildlife Management. I tried to walk in, but they had the doors locked. I sent them a message. I hope they help the critter. I looked for a Vet, but there are none that I know of.
I get to see The First Purge tonight. I have one concern though. I'm worried Trump might see this movie and think it's a message to him. His idiot republicans will jump wholeheartedly into it with him. The movie is structured in a way where right wing religious fanatics use killings to purge themselves of sin.
I saw Sicario 2 on Saturday. I took a day to process it. I liked what I saw. I feel like there was something missing. That thing was the Cartels. You really don't see them and you don't see the war they were supposed to have started. Not only that, but you have a shoot out and it makes you wonder why did it happen. It leaves itself open for a #3, but I hope they tell a more balanced story. This one was kind of lopsided.