Saturday, December 03, 2016

Hoky-smokes, that's a lot of movies


Army of One starring Nicolas Cage. Cage acts Cagey.

The Purge: election year starring [I don't know]. People kill people.

X-Men Apocalypse. Several years ago I stopped keeping track of these movies.

Free State of Jones starring [shirtless guy]. Slave rebellion during Civil War.

Hell or High Water starring Jeff Bridges, Ben Foster. This is supposed to be pretty good. That is a big accomplishment after they stuck Chris Pine in the movie.

Outlander: season two starring [actors]. Scots go to Paris to stop a rebellion and then a nother rebellion in Scotland. Or something. I'm not sure.

X-Files: the event series. Mulder and Scully return for si episodes. I can think of three pop songs that reference this show. Here is one of those.

Ash Vs. The Evil Dead: the complete first season starring Bill Campbell. Ash battles baddies over 10 episodes.

The Nice Guys starring Russell Crowe and Ryan Gosling. Crime and punishment comedy. I've wanted to see this for a while.

Absolutely Fabulous: the movie starring [those two famous actresses whose names I cannot remember]. Two drunk socialites get drunk and cause trouble.

Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates starring Anna Kendrick and Aubrey Plaza. Two guys advertise for dates and two crazy people respond. I bet Zac Efron takes his shirt off again.

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Thicker Books


Prince Lestat and the Realms of Atlantis by Anne Rice. I have no idea what this is about. I presume the Lestat guy is still a vampire. Let me check... yep, part of the series. Rice lives in Palm Desert, California. I wonder what July is like there. Let me check that too... well, the average high is 108 Fahrenheit.

The Whole Town's Talking by Fannie Flagg. Something about a cemetery.

When All the Good Girls Have Gone by Jayne Ann Krentz. The illustration on the endpapers is stormy water around a city skyline and lightning in the skies. The credits list the jacket designer but I am not certain if she also did the endpapers.

Mister Monkey by Francine Prose. When Boy #2 was a toddler his favorite toy was named Mr. Monkey Monk. Prose is a visiting writer at Bard College. I have no knowledge of Bard.  Let me look it up... well, Bard is 100 miles North of Manhattan and has 2,000 undergraduates.

The German Girl by Armando Lucas Correa. Young woman on the SS St. Louis's infamous voyage in 1939 and her descendants 70 years later.

Victoria by Daisy Goodwin. Yeah, that's a Kinks tune.

The Fate of the Tearling by Erika Johansen.  Fantasy novel about a queen.


The Horse Encyclopedia by DK.  A big book about horses. The Danish Warmblood has "no fleshiness in the jowl."