Media Diary (July 2022)

Some stuff I’ve experienced lately (and not necessarily only new releases):

Nope (Movie): Loved it, and I think I’ve finally wrapped my head around the shoe in the sitcom flashback scene

Black Bird (TV): Really good, and both leads are fantastic

Elvis (Movie): Reviews were pretty polarized, but I thoroughly enjoyed it…

Elvis Presley: The Searcher (Movie): …which of course sent me down an Elvis rabbit hole

The Bear (TV): Thank you, chefs

Candy (TV): Loved the whole vibe, looking forward to the other one now

Westworld (TV): This new season is so much better than last season

Crimes of The Future (Movie): Fascinating and creepy

Mind Over Murder (TV): A really interesting story, though I still can’t get over the fact that they pronounce it “BeATrice”

The Rehearsal (TV): Tremendous

Thor: Love and Thunder (Movie): Enjoyed it, but (like my wife) I’m kinda up for a bit of a Marvel break

The Anarchists (TV): Clown show

What We Do In The Shadows (TV): As always, a delight

Downton Abbey: A New Era (Movie): Good to see the gang back together, but nothing mindblowing

Only Murders In The Building (TV): It continues to be goofy and enjoyable

Mormon No More (TV): An interesting look at families adjusting to big life changes

Media Diary (June 2022)

Some stuff I’ve experienced lately (and not necessarily only new releases):

The Boys (TV): This season’s seafood scene with The Deep was daaaaaark

Top Gun: Maverick (Movie): Sure he’s been to Gold Base and likely seen some stuff, but the man can make an action movie

Worldwide: The Unchosen Church (Podcast): Right up my alley

Keep Sweet: Pray and Obey (TV): As is this, of course

The Worst Person in The World (Movie): Enjoyed it a great deal, and it was cool to get a taste of Oslo

Slow Burn: Roe v. Wade (Podcast): Obviously couldn’t be more timely

The Janes (Movie): Ditto here

For All Mankind (TV): Glad it’s back, what a great show

Our Father (Movie): Horrifying behavior

Sounds Like a Cult (Podcast): Love the variety of topics and their overall vibe

Physical (TV): Continues to be a fun (and short!) little escape each week

A Sexplanation (Movie): We’ve still got so far to go as a society

Ms. Marvel (TV): Initially felt a little too cute for its own good, but I’ve warmed up since, and the lead actress is super charming

Morbius (Movie): That’s right, I watched it and lived to tell the tale #itsmorbintime

White Hot: The Rise & Fall of Abercrombie & Fitch (Movie): Yikes all around

Media Diary (May 2022)

Some stuff I’ve experienced lately (and not necessarily only new releases):

We Own This City (TV): Gripping and maddening, as many of the best things are

Meltdown: Three Mile Island (TV): Speaking of maddening…

The Offer (TV): Soooo entertaining!

Ozark (TV): Big thumbs up for how they brought this to a close

Everything Everywhere All at Once (Movie): Incredibly creative

Obi-Wan Kenobi (TV): Hello there!

Star Trek: Strange New Worlds (TV): A vibrant and fun throwback

Doctor Strange in The Multiverse of Madness (Movie): Enjoyed it, but felt a bit like the second season of WandaVision

The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent (Movie): Exactly what I needed it to be

The Essex Serpent (TV): Just started, but on paper at least this is basically my wife’s dream show premise

The Deep End (TV): I was vaguely familiar with Teal Swan (from a podcast maybe?), but obv this is right up my alley

Pachinko (TV): Early on, but super impressed at the sheer scale of this project

Men (Movie): So…that ending, huh?

Hacks (TV): Glad to have this back, both of the leads are amazing

My Next Guest Needs No Introduction With David Letterman (TV): I always enjoy these new interview batches, especially if I know little to nothing about the person

Atlanta (TV): Consistently great

Made For Love (TV): Such a weird little show, but I continue to follow along