Mar 1, 2021

Monthly Media Recap - February 2021

 A short month means not quite as many movies. That and I was totally absorbed by the Cecil Hotel doc on Netflix!


Streaming
 
Westworld (S1-S2, HBO Max) - The 1973 movie is one of my all time favorites and I wasn't sure how they would turn it into an ongoing series. I wasn't really expecting them to go in the direction they did but I love when sci-fi is used to address what it means to be human so I was all in. And then the end of the first season threw out a few wrenches and opened even more possibilites! Can't wait to keep watching.

Neon Genesis Evangelion (Netflix) - Anime is one area of where my geekness is sorely lacking. It's not that I don't like it. I loved the Japanimation that was on TV daily as a kid. I know people love this which is why I wanted to check it out. But I'm 4 eps in and so far it's not really doing anything for me. I'll probably give it a couple more before deciding if I'll finish it.
 
Crime Scene: The Vanishing at the Cecil Hotel (Netflix) -  I had definitely seen the infamous elevator footage before coming into this, maybe it was back during American Horror Story: Hotel was on and I was poking around into the hotel. The story starts out kinda creepy and then becomes sad toward the end. Personally, I think something happened to her other than a brain chemistry issue but we'll never know. The "internet sleuths" that ruined a dude's life based on pretty much no evidence are a bunch of jerks.

Feb 24, 2021

Behind the Music - Mah Na Mah Na

 On February 19th, Disney+ added all five seasons of the original Muppet Show (1976 - 1981) to its streaming catalog. The is pretty amazing considering the last two seasons have yet to receive a home release. Featured in the very first episode is the iconic (and infectious) musical number "Mah Na Mah Na". 
 

No doubt, you know the tune, but do you know this wasn't the first Muppet performance of it, or where the song originated?

Join us as we go Behind the Music with Mah Na Mah Na...
 

Feb 17, 2021

Tron Legacy Boots into Fortnite

It seems like the folks at Epic Games are out to get me. Get me to play Fortnite that is. I had somehow held back when previous Star Wars and Marvel events invaded the game. This past December, they brought in the Mandalorian (and Grogu!) so I decided to finally check it out. I've been enjoying the game a lot. I'm not great at it by any means (building still confuses me) but I'm okay.

Even with the Predator, Sarah Connor, and T-800 Terminator recently released, I thought the Mandalorian would be the end all of collaborations. Then they go and drop this on me last week.