Friday, October 20, 2017

Death Note

On a friends recommendation I decided to give this Netflix original movie a chance. It stars no one of importance save William Defoe, who plays the demon. This is also the only reason I decided to give it a shot.

The movie looks scary but it's more thought provoking than terrifying. I enjoyed this a lot actually and since it is the Halloween season this may not be a bad movie to recommend if you ever get bored and have nothing else to watch on Netflix.

Give it a try.

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Board game cull

Ok, so this isn't what my actual collection looks like but I'm too lazy to take a picture, email, download then upload here so this'll have to do.

On top of donating clothes to hurricane victims I was also blessed with the opportunity to donate games. I donated 25 games, mostly classic games and kiddie games I knew would be played. Nothing to advanced or off beat because I know the casual gamer would shy away from such things. It helped out with space on my shelf and even though I still have games stacked on the floor, I'm happy with the end result for the same reasons I listed yesterday.

My room can't fit another shelf in it, I'm all out of wall space. Going forward it looks like either my books or games will have to start moving into another room. Speaking of books, I also have a stack on the floor as well without a shelf home, so something's got to happen eventually.

I look back on past YouTube videos of my room from only a few years ago and marvel at how empty it used to be and how it slowly grew this packed in such a short time! Really only a year. But I guess that's what happens when you pick up a hobby you enjoy.

There's only a hand full of games in my collection I'd be willing to part with, but overall I'm happy with how it stands for now.

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Clothing Cull

Earlier this year I talked about how I had too many clothes for my closet and drawers. Well last month I solved that issue when my local gym was doing a clothing run for victims of Hurricane Harvey.

Let me tell you, it felt good and 2 ways. One I was helping those in need and secondly I was helping myself clean out my closet!

Oh and don't think I donated ratty clothes either. Of the 100 items of clothing donated roughly 60% had never been worn with another 30% only being worn once. Most of those clothes my family has been giving me for years (though I've begged them not to gift me any) was given and my drawers are no longer busting at the seems.

Now to some folks, this would mean I'm free to buy new clothes? At least one or two new shirts to fill in the gap? Nope! I still have PLENTY left over and no plans to buy any more. To tell the truth, I could do this again with another 50 pair, but we'll cross that bridge when the next donation drive comes along.

Why not give the thrift stores or Goodwill you say? Because I know they won't use it all. Hurrican victims have no house and no possessions (usually) so I know they can use every bit of things that are donated. I'm just glad everything's found a home.

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Spiderman trilogy movie review

It's been years since I've re-watched these. Possible since they were in theaters. I recently watched them again to see how the held up and I'm happy to say they did!

Homecoming, is still great but this original series is not to be underestimated. Even the 3rd one, which suffers from bad casting (Topher Grace as Venom) and a crammed Venom storyline is actually really good. I would even argue it's the best of the trilogy!

Sam Raimi does a fantastic job delivering a series of popcorn films to enjoy. William Defoe is great as the Green Goblin even though his costume is TERRIBLE and makes him look like a Power Rangers reject. 2 is good as well but probably my least favorite of the three.

So just in case you were curious, there you have it folks!

Monday, October 16, 2017

Opening Night

I don't usually go to movies on opening night because I hate the crowds and waiting in line for over an hour just to get a decent seat. It sucks.

But when Megan and I went to a movie last month on opening night I did forget one of the best things about it. The experience of hearing the entire crowd, cheer, laugh, scream and applaud. It not something you get with any other group.

Don't get me wrong, I still like going a week after the crowd's have died down but that one thing is the only reason it makes it worth going to the theater on opening night. 

Friday, October 13, 2017

Gold review

After adding it to my que last month, I finally was able to get around to seeing Matthew McConaughey's movie Gold. A movie based off real life events about a company back in '93 who fooled the world into thinking they'd discovered the biggest gold mine in history.

It's an interesting story to tell and McConaughey was great as always in it. You plot line keeps you interested the whole time and they never go over the top with the story.

Pretty good and worth your time if you're looking for something to watch on Netflix!

Have a good weekend folks!

Thursday, October 12, 2017

TV Re-watch list

Time for the list for TV shows!

 I Love Lucy

Dang I love this show! I've only watched it all the way through once and that's when I was in (and writing) the Lucy themed dinner theatre's. Now that I'm thinking of writing another, I'd love another watch through this series.
 Batman '66

It's not just Adam West passing away that wants me to revisit this series again, I just loved it my first time through and look forward to reliving it again! I loved it as a kid but now as an adult this show is even better!
 Stargate

Not just SG-1 but I'd also like to re-watch the Movie, Atlantis, SGU and TV movies too! It's going to take a while seeing that's 18 full seasons of a TV show with 4 movies but I'm willing to go the distance once again!
Spartacus

Just saw it last year but am ready for a second go! LOVE this series.

That's my list, what's yours?