TLOU #okay

I was today years old old when I realized Lumbergh is also Kent Davison (Veep).

Just watched Marcel the Shell. One daughter is still emotional after the movie, which we finished 20 minutes ago. ❤️


The Last of Us episode 5 was sure a gut punch.

My good friend, Nate, has started a newsletter about theology and R-rated movies. He plans on writing for an audience of both laity and clergy. If movies and religion hit two of your likes, I highly recommend it! Intro & the first letter. Blues Brothers incoming! 🍿

Not that I know soccer, but…

It looked hopeful at times, but US just doesn’t have the passing control of the top teams. And they were missing defensive coverage a lot. They seem to have the athleticism, though.

So I have this idea. What if there were a service that combined your consumed things into one feed. It’d ingest RSS from, say, Letterboxd, Album Whale, and Goodreads. It would display this unified feed simply, and maybe allow some tagging. Perhaps it should be built…

SIX night.

Watched Licorice Pizza tonight. I had no clue Philip Seymour Hoffman’s son was the male lead, but I could tell the actor was his son pretty quickly. Such similar mannerisms! 🍿

Saw Bullet Train and had a good time. Go and enjoy it!

I also just realized you could run a whole weekend movie series of good “stuck on a train” movies. 🍿

None of the trailers for The Rings of Power have given me any hope…until this one. Maybe?

Heh. Ran into old school Book-A-Minute and Movie-A-Minute. Reminds me of a project I tried way back in the early 2000s. I called it Flicksticks, and it used the only drawing I could pull off: stick figures. Freaky Friday:

🍿 Wrath of Man (2021)

It was pretty good…Guy Ritchie without the Guy Ritchie. Not sure why gave it ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️/⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️, but it was good!

I watched The Phantom Thread tonight in my quarantine room. Now I need a film studies class to explain it to me. 🍿

Shawn shared this with me today. It’s amazing.

🍿 The Batman (2022)

I went into this expecting a super hero movie. By the end I realized it was more of a crime movie. I would have enjoyed the movie more if I had that attitude while watching. There are some beautiful moments in this one.

🔗 The Former Netflix DVD Library Is a Lost Treasure We’ll Never See Again

This does make me sad. I’ve subscribed as recently as last year, and the disc subscription (for reproduction quality reasons) is something I enjoy when I have a period of free time.

📺 The Afterparty (2022)

Kind of a fun modern take on Clue.

🍿 Philomena (2013)

What an outstanding film! Judi Dench is superb and Steve Coogan provides a great counterpoint. I’ve loved Coogan for years, and was excited to see he produced and co-wrote. It is leaving Netflix in a week.


📺 Ted Lasso, season 2 (2021)

We watch television shows pretty slowly. Season 2 dug deep into some issues. And the twist at the end didn’t feel right to me, though watching over the course of months might have led to that confusion.

🍿 The Paper Tigers (2020)

For our monthly movie, a friend and I were mutually in a “let’s watch something light” place. This is certainly light. I’ll admit, though, it was just the thing and we had a good time entertaining ourselves with it.

🍿 Bo Burnham: Inside (2021)

I’m on the “mostly enjoyed Bo Burnham’s Inside” of history.

🍿 Spectre (2015)

The Daniel Craig Bond movies are always good. Maybe it was lack of sleep or impending sickness, but I was nodding off a bit during this one, however.

🍿 Ron’s Gone Wrong (2021)

Pretty decent little family movie. It had a few interesting ideas for the kids to chew on, I think.