Friday (Movie) Review: Spiderman: Homecoming

My rating: 3.5 of 5 stars Okay, yes, I am still catching up on some of the MCU movies. I've seen the direct Avengers series in the theater, as well as a few of the others (like Ragnorak), but some of the others I didn't catch while they were still in the movies houses. So, I'm … Continue reading Friday (Movie) Review: Spiderman: Homecoming

Friday (Movies) Review: Hunter Killer and Shattered

We watched these two Gerard Butler movies recently. Hunter Killer is the more recent of the two, released in 2018. Shattered (originally titled Butterfly on a Wheel) is from 2007. They are very different movies, so I am not going to try to compare them. I'll just give a few thoughts. Hunter Killer: ( 2.5 stars) This is your basic military … Continue reading Friday (Movies) Review: Hunter Killer and Shattered

Friday (Movie) Review: Spectre

My rating: 3 stars In this fourth outing for Daniel Craig as the world's superest super spy, we are given what is supposed to be, I suppose, SPECTRE's origin story. The film opens with Bond being suspended for the umpteenth time after a bit of an incident in Mexico City. MI6 has been dismantled (see … Continue reading Friday (Movie) Review: Spectre

Monday Musings: When A Fictional Character Breaks Your Heart, Part 2

Last week, I wrote about the real emotional impact of a beloved character leaving one of my long-running favorite TV shows. If you missed it, you can catch up here. This week, I am going to try to figure out why this sort of thing breaks my heart in a very real sense. I think part … Continue reading Monday Musings: When A Fictional Character Breaks Your Heart, Part 2

Wednesday Wanderings: Marvel v. DC and Audience Engagement, Ursula LeGuin on the Writing Industry, Spicy Foods, and the MCU in Order

Well, I knew this a long time before there were movies and TV shows, but it seems Marvel does a better job at engaging the general public than DC: Marvel v. DC Study Ursula K. LeGuin died last week and not only did the fantasy and science fiction world lose a giant voice, but all … Continue reading Wednesday Wanderings: Marvel v. DC and Audience Engagement, Ursula LeGuin on the Writing Industry, Spicy Foods, and the MCU in Order

Friday (Movie) Review: Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

5 of 5 stars Finally got to see it this week. As so many have said, if you liked the first one, you will love this one. I'm going to talk about it a little, but fair warning: ******MINOR SPOILERS AHEAD****** Okay. The story basically is the Guardians are hired to protect some fancy batteries … Continue reading Friday (Movie) Review: Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

Wednesday Wanderings: Last Jedi Trailer, Shy Octopus, Oldest Dwelling in UK, and Scale Model Solar System

A trailer for Star Wars: The Last Jedi has been released: Last Jedi Trailer If this little dumbo octopus doesn't make you smile, there may be no hope for you: Dumbo Octopus This stone dwelling is the oldest house yet discovered in the UK and is surprisingly intact, including stone furniture: Ancient Stone Dwelling These … Continue reading Wednesday Wanderings: Last Jedi Trailer, Shy Octopus, Oldest Dwelling in UK, and Scale Model Solar System

Wednesday Wanderings: Camping in Churches, Exoplanets Discovered, Guardians of the Galaxy 2 Trailer, and Why We Think Things Are Cute

Now this might actually make me want to go camping (or champing): Camp in Medieval Churches Astronomers have discovered seven new planets that may have Earth-like properties: Exoplanets Discovered The new Guardians of the Galaxy trailer debuted on Tuesday on Jimmy KImmel's show. The first link is the bit on the show with Chris Pratt … Continue reading Wednesday Wanderings: Camping in Churches, Exoplanets Discovered, Guardians of the Galaxy 2 Trailer, and Why We Think Things Are Cute

Friday (Movie) Review: Dr. Strange

My rating: 4 of 5 stars I went to see Dr. Strange with Stephanie on Wednesday. Overall impression? It was good! Perhaps not quite as much fun as some other of the Marvel Universe movies, but quite enjoyable. Plenty of action, some humor, a few outright laughs, and pretty much what you would expect from a … Continue reading Friday (Movie) Review: Dr. Strange

Wednesday Wanderings: Marvel Movie Easter Eggs, Maybe the World is Better then We Think, Living on Mars, and Navy Women Sing Folk Song

Came up here to the office this morning and found no internet. When the BaldMan checked the Xfinity app, sure enough, it said: There is an outage in your area. No kidding! So, I went and did other things: a manicure, some laundry, you know, the Things You Do When There Is No Internet. We … Continue reading Wednesday Wanderings: Marvel Movie Easter Eggs, Maybe the World is Better then We Think, Living on Mars, and Navy Women Sing Folk Song