A different brain

I was out at a karaoke bar recently and someone sang 'What It's Like' by Everlast. This somewhat cheesy, quintessentially 90's song came out when I was a teen, and I've always known all the words but somehow I've never really heard them before. Or maybe it's that, being older and having a bit of …

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Stranger Things: Season 2, episodes 3 and 4

This show is getting dark. There is something incredibly creepy about what is happening to Will, and I stayed up late to watch another episode I wasn't planing on because of it. This show really knows how to do creepy and dark, without having obnoxious jump scares or shocking blood and violence. That's something I've …

How to avoid looking back?

I never used to look back, to wonder or care about how I could have done things differently. Maybe it's part of getting older, but I've started having those thoughts more often. I started listening to a new book recently, 'Replay', about a man who dies, and wakes up 25 years in the past, in …

Stranger Things: Not just 80’s nostalgia

Remember when the big movies coming out that everyone was excited about weren't remakes, or reboots, or based on a comic book or video game or brand name or fairy tale or popular book series? Well, maybe this is 80's nostalgia after all... Stranger Things not only has the refreshing attribute of being something new, despite …

Dumb and Dumber To

Well I wouldn't bother writing about this except that I made a point to write a post about EVERY movie I watched this year that I hadn't seen before. So, here goes. This movie was stupid, mean-spirited, thoughtless and lazy. And that coming from a fan of the original. It started out promising. The idea of …