Just got back from a long Labor Day weekend at the lake. Stories were told. Games were played. Drinks were drunk. Here’s what else I’ve been consuming…
My Cousin Vinny
This movie is an absolute gem — it is just as good today as when it was released. So many movies from the 80’s and 90’s are unwatchable today, but this one really does stand the test of time. Marisa Tomei is perfection in this movie.
One Crazy Summer
This movie has every trope to make it a great summer goofball movie from the 80’s, but it just doesn’t quite reach the sweet spot. I was reminded that Bobcat Goldthwait was a thing. I wonder where he is today.
Rings of Power
This one has a lot of potential and I’m looking forward to seeing where it goes. This is the kind of show that could go on forever. Amazon has clearly spent some money in the effects department, I just wish they had given the same attention to the Wheel of Time series and its graphics.
This movie blew me away. I wasn’t prepared for the frenetic energy and graphics that just kept coming, and I could not take my eyes off of it. This movie was so fresh, that I think we will surely see its style infiltrate many future films to come. Weirdly, my least favorite part of the movie was Tom Hanks’ portrayal of Col. Tom Parker. I’ve never been a big Elvis fan, but I definitely put on his playlist as soon as this movie ended.
War of the Ring Miniatures
Why on earth would they ship this game with only blue and red minis when there are over eight factions? The individual armies need to be their appropriate colors, so I did a very quick paint and wash and then dry brushed these minis to just give them a little life. I enjoy painting miniatures, but I doubt I would ever consider doing a detailed paint job on over 200 minis for a single board game, so this quick color shift will have to do.
Lords of Waterdeep
We spent a long weekend at the lake with family, so I got to play more games than usual. Waterdeep always finds its way to the table when we’re in mixed company with casual gamers. It’s always fun to visit the hive of scum and villainy known as Waterdeep.
The Siege of Runedar
This is a co-op tower defense game that gets more difficult with each turn as the tension intensifies. This one was a lot of fun to play but I’m pretty sure you could never beat it.
One of my all time favorite games. It’s easy to introduce this game to someone who has never played it before, and the dice rolling can make or break your dreams of building the best rocket engine in the galaxy.
At first glance, this didn’t look like a game I would normally play or enjoy, but it was actually pretty fun. It was definitely a point salad at the end, but this would be a great gateway game for a dog-lover, who wanted a light strategy game.
George (GI Jigsaw) says
I loved One Crazy Summer.
New posts! Can’t wait to dive into what you’ve been writing.