Monday, April 24

The Usual Suspects

The Usual Suspects is one of those films that is referenced frequently in pop culture. With that said, I know about the 'plot twist' beforehand, so my viewing is mostly about if the film is still enjoyable even if you know the big reveal. It's a simple heist story; when a burning ship was discovered at the port in California, the road leads back to a small-time crook and sole survivor Verbal Kint, and a criminal line up he partook in six weeks ago. 

Thursday, April 20

Thursday Movie Picks: A Disappearance

Thursday Movie Picks is hosted by Wandering Through the Shelves. This week's theme is about disappearances in movies. Here are my picks for the week. 

Thursday, April 13

Thursday Movie Picks: Rivalry

Thursday Movie Picks is hosted by Wandering Through the Shelves. This week's theme is about rivalry. There's a lot to choose from for this week, so I'm going with rivalries that produce hilarious results. Here are my picks for the week. 

Thursday, April 6

Thursday Movie Picks: Cars/Racing

Thursday Movie Picks is hosted by Wandering Through the Shelves. This week's theme is a theme that I know next to nothing about - cars and racing. Both haven't appealed to me in any way except for transportation needs, and my choices this week shows the lack of knowledge about the theme. Here are my picks for the week.

Thursday, March 30

Reading Wrap Up: January to March 2017

Initially I wanted to do a monthly reading wrap up but I haven't been reading much this year so I scrapped the idea. Last year I picked out 3 random books per month and talked about them. I'm just going to do a quarterly collective wrap up and talk about five books I liked For this quarter, I managed to read 15 things. It's a low count considering the pace I was going through last year but still good. Here are the top six that I enjoyed, in no order.

Monday, March 27

The Big Lebowski

The Big Lebowski tethers on the premise of mistaken identity when Jeff "The Dude" Lebowski was mistaken for someone else and gets himself embedded in a mess that he has nothing to do with. This movie plays a lot into pop culture, especially with the iconic character played by Jeff Bridges. This movie brought together a string of varied personalities to produce what is a hilarious comedy.