When I found out friends had visited New York but I didn’t get to see them, I used to be disappointed, mad or sometimes sad. In my mind, I’d think, “I thought we were close. How could you not make time for me?*” Now that I’ve made two visits back to New York since relocating to Los Angeles, I totally get it.
No more articles about LeBron not being clutch.
No more ESPN FirstTake segments about LeBron not being able to close.
No more clips from “The Decision” or the post-signing celebration in Miami.
The narrative is dead.
Long live the King.
(Until they start talking about how disappointing it is that he only has one title but that won’t be for a few years,)
I guess these are a little spoilerly but not too much of a surprise.
Source: Watch With Kristin
Julie Delpy’s follow-up to 2 Days in Paris starring Chris Rock as her new boyfriend with her family coming to visit. Rock’s acting isn’t what I’d call goo but I trust Delpy.
Prometheus, Ridley Scott’s kinda/sorta prequel to his 1979 sci-fi classic, Alien, is visually stunning but surprisingly empty. I really wanted to love this movie more than I actually did. It felt like two films uncomfortably mashed together. One film is a straight-up Alien prequel with the typical “trapped in an alien enviornment/no one can hear you scream in outer space” tropes but with Scott’s flair and panache (this is probably from the original script by Jon Spaihts). The other film, likely from Damon Lindelof’s rewrite, is a philosophical about the nature of our creation and what makes us human. The movie asks all the big questions like “Who made us?” and “Where did we come from?” but when it comes to answering those questions, well…let’s just say you can take the writer out of Lost but you can’t take Lost out of the writer.
100 days until the greatest night of my life.
Even though we’ve got a lot of things done, I still feel like we have a lot of details to take care of (Cindy has been better about writing about our wedding planning). However, one thing didn’t occur to me until recently
After attending Tony and Christina’s wedding in New Orleans and following Kevin and Jennifer’s wedding in Florida via Instagram and Skype, a small fear started to creep into my mind. What if our wedding isn’t fun? What if, after all is said and done, people don’t have a good time? I know I should be focused on making sure Cindy and I have the best wedding day we can possibly have but I don’t want friends and family to travel cross-country (or from other countries) to not have a good time.
My wedding is 100 days away and I’m already thinking about what people will say when it’s over.
Cindy also wrote a post about out 100 Day mark and our guestlist.
This post contains spoilers for the first two seasons of Game of Thrones.
I should preface this post by saying that I have not read A Clash of Kings, the second book in George R. R. Martin’s A Song of Fire & Ice saga. I made the decision a few months before the season started that I would read each book after the corresponding season. While I did enjoy the first book, A Game of Thrones, I would rather be surprised by the HBO show than the books. I would rather care about what’s on the screen than constantly be thinking about what’s different and what they left out. I don’t want to hear, “It makes sense in the book.” The show should be able to stand alone.
While the second season had a lot of strong episodes and performances, I don’t think it was better than the first. The last two episodes, “Blackwater” and “Valar Morghulis,” contained the best and worst of the series. Spending all of “Blackwater” in one location for Stannis’ (Stephen Dillane) attack on King’s Landing was a wise decision that led to a tense, well-plotted episode. I think the price of that great episode was paid for in “Valar Morghulis.” That episode was a mess, bouncing from place to place in five to seven minute bursts. Even the extra ten minutes didn’t help as everything still felt rushed. I kept hearing that A Clash of Kings was the worst book. I didn’t believe it until I saw that last episode. The reveal of the White Walkers at the end wasn’t enough to salvage it.
A few weeks ago, DC Comics announced that a major character was going to be reintroduced as gay. So comic fans speculated which major character it was going to be. I thought it should be Captain Marvel because he didn’t really have any serious romantic entanglements in the previous continuity (ignoring for a second that he’s really a pre-teen but that might have made it more awesome and influential).
It was revealed this week that the now gay character is Alan Scott. If you just said, “who?”, I rest my case. Scott is DC’s original Green Lantern (before they came up with the Guardians, Oa and the entire mythology that spawned Hal Jordan) and was a member of Justice Society of America. This is HARDLY a major character. Adding insult to injury, Scott is going to be in Earth-2 so he’s not even in the current continuity that the average person is aware of. Why couldn’t it have been Martian Manhunter, one of the Robins or one of the more recognizable Green Lanterns like Kyle Rayner or John Stewart? It’s great that DC is adding a LGBT character but given the fanfare, I wanted more. This was just too safe.
DC Comics already has gay characters – Batwoman/Kate Kane, Renee Montoya/The Question, Obsidian (coincidentally Alan Scott’s son from the previous continuity) – so one more shouldn’t be a big deal (actually they could use a few more). DC Comics trying to ride the wave of Obama coming out in support of gay marriages to try and push a few more issues.