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Too Much Action

Today was quite the epic day. Came home from Agengers: Endgame and had a Game of Thrones to watch. So much action for one day.

Two epic adventures. One the end of an era. The other an amazing episode building up to a series finale that should be just as insane.



No ENDGAME Spoilers… at least until after midday on Monday… Kylie and I are off to see it at a 9:30am session… part may have already been spoiled for me via a cryptic graphic on Twitter, so I may have to impose a social media blackout just to be safe. 🥴


Captain Marvel

Finally going to see “Captain Marvel”! Our Gold Class session currently only has 9 people booked in total.

Have to see “Captain Marvel” before “Avengers End Game” starts next week.

Thanks Kylie for joining me, I’m dragging a reluctant David along because I booked the tickets while he was out. Perhaps we can go to Avengers sans David. 🤪


Captain Marvel was great! I think she’ll be pretty hard to make more movies about cause she’s powerful! 

I had read reviews about “wooden acting” by, and “no likeability” for Brie Larsen as the titular character. But after seeing it I’m realising these are likely more reviews from guys who are seemingly troubled by the idea of a powerful female character.

Brie was great; as an origin story, it was a nice introduction to Captain Marvel.


Freak Show

Freak Show (2018)
Freak Show (2017)

Sure it wasn’t bankrolled by a major studio like the wonderful “Love, Simon” but this is just as good as a coming of age movie with a gay protagonist.

It has so much heart, and a bit of Bette Midler… what more could you ask for?

If you find somewhere to watch Freak Show, do so, it’s gorgeous.


The Autopsy of Jane Doe

Watching The Autopsy of Jane Doe. I’m sure it’s great, Sunday-night-just-before-bed, viewing.

It has some great scary moments, and some gruesome scenes.

Daily Life Lego Movies

New Lego Minifig Set: Ninjago

Hearing that the next Lego Minifig collection is going to be Ninjago to align with the the Ninjago movie doesn’t thrill me, I don’t have any Ninjago figures at the moment, I’m more of a Pirate guy 🤣. But I shouldn’t pick on them yet until I see them… because heaven knows I’ll get them anyway and maybe I can recreate a scene from my favourite movie of all time…




The Pirate Movie

I think I’ve put a lot of posts up about this movie over the years… but it’s an important movie to me. Definitely one of my all time favourites.

“The Pirate Movie” isn’t just an awesomely wonderful romp of a movie. This adaptation of “The Pirates of Penzance” is a quintessential 80s movie; the costumes, the treatment, the songs… OMGoodness the songs.

The blending of cartoon animation during “Pumpin’ Blowin'” is cute and let’s not forget its complete disregard for the fourth wall or staying true to a period piece with it’s star wars, Bo Derek, and other non-1800s references.

I LOVE this movie and listening to the songs makes me happy, which given my funk of the last little while I certainly need.

So this is the long way of saying, today, The Pirate Movie soundtrack is my jam… it’s getting me through the day and making me a happier person.

Here’s the final song of the movie, the Happy Ending we all wish for. It’s not really a spoiler when the movie is 35 years old! 🤣


Odd Thomas (2013)

Having access to Netflix account is a godsend when one is ill. I’ve been able to binge watch “Scandal” all the way to the end and have TV shows we’d never see here on tap and movies by the dozens.

Odd Thomas” is just one of the movies you’ll find newish to Netflix and I really like it, it’s a great sick day movie. Ghosts, monsters and mystery.

Anton Yelchin stars as the titular “Odd Thomas” a guy with a gift, the ability to see dead people and other critters of the underworld, creatures called “bodachs”. Bodachs are forbearers of tragedy showing up before they occur to feed on the chaos, and chaos is about to hit Thomas’ hometown of Pico Mundon in a big way.

It’s a mystery who-done-it that will make you happy and woefully sad as it goes along on its merry little way. I was surprised to find no connection with the TV show “Pushing Daisies” (another favourite), the banter between Oddy and his girlfriend “Stormy” is very reminiscent of that between Ned and Chuck.