Office Update and Movie Stuff
Issue #44: And the award goes to...
Hey there readers! Thanks for coming back for another issue of The Otter Limits and Happy St. Patrick’s Day!
I don’t have much for you this week but I thought I’d give you an update on the office setup. I am getting closer to being done with it though. I finally got around to buying some posters. I ordered 4 from Amazon and have received 3. I got some poster frames and got 2 of those posters up on my wall, along with a Boba Fett canvas thingy that I found at a store where I was shopping for poster frames.
I still have another poster incoming from Amazon and other than that, I still have some stuff out in boxes out in the garage that I need to dig out and get put up on the walls, in addition to the Funko Pops I have that I need to display somewhere. So I’m getting there.
Rogue One Radio
This week, DJ and I discussed chapter 19 of The Mandalorian (The Convert) and played tunes from American Cheese, Liars Academy, and Adventure Playground. You can check out the replay of the video below:
And as always, if audio podcasts are more your thing, you can check out the audio on Spotify or our other audio platforms.
Dave released another new episode of One Band 5 Songs this week. This time around he covered the career of Boston-based Celtic punk rock band Dropkick Murphys. Check out the episode on Spotify below:
This is coming late but I recently discovered (and by recent I mean several weeks ago) a podcast called The Captioned Life. It is, according to their bio, "A show about the most casual and dedicated fans of comics." Anyway, they recently (again, a few weeks ago) did a review on Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania that was enjoyable. You can check that out on Spotify below:
Jesus Revolution - Not a bad movie. It tells the story of the hippie Jesus movement in the late 60s and about the guys that started the Vineyard, the Calvary Chapel, and Harvest churches.
65 - I liked it. It was not the movie that I thought it was however. For some reason, based on the trailers, I thought it was a time travel movie. It was not.
Scream VI - I enjoyed this film. I have seen all of the movies in this franchise. I have to say that as far as horror/slasher movies are concerned, I think that this might be my favorite franchise. This one is a good continuation of the 2022 film. It is a little weird that Neve Campbell opted not to join this one but the way the story was laid out, it made sense. And the after credit scene (yes, there was an after credit scene) was one of the funniest things I have seen in a while.
So here's a little recap of this year's Oscar winners:
Best Picture - Everything Everywhere All at Once. I've not seen this movie but I thought about it. Of the nominees for this award, I have only seen 2 of them (Elvis and Top Gun: Maverick).
Best Director - Daniel Kwan/Daniel Scheinert for Everything Everywhere All at Once.
Best Actor - Brendan Fraser for The Whale. Have not seen this one either but another one I've thought about watching.
Best Actress - Michelle Yeoh for Everything Everywhere All at Once.
Best Supporting Actor - Ke Huy Quan for Everything Everywhere All at Once.
Best Supporting Actress - Jamie Lee Curtis for Everything Everywhere All at Once. Hmm...I didn't even realize that she was in this movie.
Best Original Screenplay - Daniel Kwan/Daniel Scheinert for Everything Everywhere All at Once.
Best Animated Feature Film - Guillermo del Toro's Pinocchio. Haven't seen this one either. Puss in Boots: The Last Wish was nominated. That one should have won. Great movie.
So it appears that Everything Everywhere All at Once was a favorite with the Academy this year. Typically, I don’t care much about the Academy Awards. The awards usually go to films that I don’t care about and/or did not like. The last year that a movie that I gave even a little rip about was in 2014 when Birdman won. In 2013, 12 Years a Slave won but I haven't seen that even though it is something I really want to see but just keep putting it off. And in 2012, Argo won. I actually really liked that movie.
Another thing I want to talk about regarding movies is my favorite films of 2022 list. I wrote this one up for The Future of the Force in mid-December but I realized recently that I had left a specific movies off the list. And then it dawned on me that the movie came out AFTER the list had been published. I started think of where this movie would be in the list and realized that it would have shown up pretty high in the rankings. So, with that min mind, here is my updated favorite movies of 2022 list:
10. Thor: Love and Thunder
9. Black Adam
8. The Northman
6. Bullet Train
5. Violent Night
3. Puss In Boots: The Last Wish
2. Wakanda Forever
1. The Batman
Strangely, I haven’t been doing a lot of reading this week.
This week’s new comics for me included:
In honor of St. Patrick’s Day, I felt like throwing up a track from the aforementioned Celtic punk band Dropkick Murphys. Enjoy!
Have a great weekend and remember to BE MORE KIND!
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