Sunsets in Michigan and the Spooky Season
Issue #30: Another list for you this week!
Where the heck does the time go?!? I was thinking earlier that it has been almost four months since I moved to Michigan. It has been quite a while since I have lived in an area that has a real autumn. It is cool to see the leaves change and the scenery get so colorful this time of year. Fall is my favorite time of year. Not too cold and not too hot. The stores get into this weird pace where within a matter of weeks they fill their shelves with costumes and candy and then Christmas decorations. Some people enjoy fall because they look forward to the spooky season. I don’t necessarily care much about Halloween myself. I prefer Thanksgiving myself. What can I say? I like to eat. But we’re not there yet. We still have a week or so until we get to the night of the year where kids run around the streets in various costumes for their annual candy grab. Fun stuff. Sometimes even the pets get into the action with the costumes.
Also, happy birthday Princess Leia. Carrie Fisher would have been 66 today if she had not been taken from us so early. #RIPCarrie.
I don’t have much else to say this week but here is the rest of our program. . .
Here are some movies that I watched this week, either in the theater or on the multiple streaming services we subscribe to.
Halloween Ends: This one was kind of disappointing. I enjoyed both previous films (Halloween 2018 and Halloween Kills). This one just seemed to under deliver. I was expecting an epic conclusion to the series. While we did get a conclusion, it wasn’t nearly as epic as it should have been. In fact, I felt like not only did we barely even see Michael in this movie except for the last 15 minutes, it felt like the writers were trying to tell a different story in this one. Fine, if you want to tell someone else’s story, do it. But don’t call it Halloween Ends. Call it something else. Make it a spin off. That is what this movie felt like to me. We didn’t get the typical slasher movie that I expected to see out of a Halloween movie. The movie was more a side story about some character that was never part of the franchise. I mean, it was interesting to show the connection that the guy had with Michael but, again, this should have been a spin off of the franchise. I might be in the minority here. I have heard from several other people that has seen it that they loved it. I am not one of those people.
The Losers: I saw this one earlier this week on. . .uhh. . . I think Netflix. Mandy and I stumbled across this one when we were trying to find something to watch together. It looked interesting. I didn’t realize that it was as old as it was. It was released in 2010. It’s an action adventure that is based on a Vertigo comic book series of the same name. It is about a team of former special forces soldiers that wind up on a shady op and go after their mysterious benefactor. It starred Jeffrey Dean Morgan (this guy has been making the rounds on comic book series lately hasn’t he), Idris Elba, Zoe Saldana, and Chris Evans, among others. It wasn’t a bad film. Mindless popcorn action movie. I don’t remember it coming out in theaters. It’s worth checking out though if you’re into that sort of thing.
There is another movie that I watched last night (Thursday) but I’m going save that one for next week.
This week, in addition to my movie segment, I’m also including a new list! In the spirit of the spooky season, I’m listing my top 5 favorite horror movies. Here they are, listed in chronological order by date of release:
Night of the Living Dead (1968)
Child’s Play (1988)
Rogue One Radio
On this week’s episode, we went over our thoughts about episode 6 of Andor, aka The Eye. We were joined by a friend of ours, Greg, from the podcast Rebel Base Card. Had a good time talking about Andor and engaging with the chat room as always. The tunes we played on this week’s episode came from Timeshares, Season to Risk, and New Junk City. You can check out the video replay here:
Or the audio replay here:
Only one comic book was released this week from my pull list. It was Darth Vader #28.
I have not been doing as much reading as I had been in previous weeks. Currently, I am in the process of reading a trade paperback of Star Wars Legends Epic Collection: Tales of the Jedi Vol 1. That is a collection of all of the Dawn of the Jedi story arcs.
In an attempt to continue getting caught up on the Star Wars High Republic series, I’m also still working on the audio book of Justina Ireland’s Out of the Shadows.
I have been listening to this band quite a bit lately. I played a tune of their on this week’s episode of Rogue One Radio (not this tune though). I first saw this band live in the early 90s in Oklahoma City opening for Prong. I have seen this band live so many times I could not tell you a number. Anyway, this song is from their 2001 The Shattering. Enjoy.
Have a great weekend and remember to BE MORE KIND!
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