I woke up this morning and felt like I was stuffed in a sleeping bag and beaten with a baseball bat. That’s what 50 feels like fellas, so eat your vegetables! Here’s what I’ve consumed this week…
House of the Dragon
Once I stopped trying to figure out how the characters were related to those in the original Game of Thrones series, I enjoyed the premiere episode quite a bit. Once again, HBO has spared no expense in the scenery, which is a joy to admire. Now, do we just enjoy it until the writers screw it up with a horrible finale?
I have a soft spot for metalhead movies, and this one was pretty fun. This movie was overflowing so much in the casting department that I fully expected Wayne and Garth to show up (they didn’t but Kurt Loder did, which was pretty great). Seriously, just watch this one to see who shows up.
I really liked the style of the first episode and the main actress is fun to watch. The show unexpectedly detoured into an exploration of Pakistani culture in America. Nothing wrong with that, just not what I was expecting. On a side note, can we just stop with the Marvel post credit scenes now? The gimmick has run its course.
Courtney Cox stars in a movie with Kurt Russell, Kevin Costner, Christian Slater, Howie Long, Ice-T, Bokeem Woodbine and David Arquette. Guess which one she married? I forgot how attractive she was before she invited the Botox repairman in to fix her plumbing. The amount of bullets expended during this one was enough to make John Wick cringe, but I could watch Kurt Russell impersonate Elvis all day long.
This one was a lot of fun and reminded me of the crazy action movies of my youth, but then it went off the rails when the supernatural element came into play. I would have enjoyed the story much more without that, since it basically turned into a Pirates of the Caribbean flick at that point. Emily Blunt is soooo good.
I’m not completely sold on this one yet. Honestly, I feel like I’m obligated to watch everything Marvel puts out, but the urgency is definitely waning. I loved watching Tatiana Mislay in Orphan Black — turning her into a CGI character seems like a crime. Again, I am starting to hate the post-credit scene gimmick.
I feel dumber for having watched this.
Alan Quartermaine’s King Solomon’s Mines
Such a fun ripoff of Raiders of the Lost Ark. Lucasfilm had to sue Cannon Films for this one right? Old movies like this are full of cringe today with the stereotypes flowing freely, and this one is certainly guilty of that. I wonder if Sharon Stone is proud of this movie today or wishes it was buried in a deep, dark mine. Personally, I thought she was perfect.
For the massive amount of cardboard and plastic, Planet Unknown was pretty easy to play and a lot of fun. It’s kind of like Isle of Cats meets Terraforming Mars. I didn’t win but did manage to hold my own against the other players who had played this one before.
This engine builder had my head spinning. After a few more plays, this one might be really good, but after taking two of the four rounds to learn what I was doing, I was already woefully behind. I need to give this one another try.
We have lots of resident box turtles in our yard, but I don’t see many baby turtles. This little fella was feisty but I had to move him before the lawn mower got him.