The Best Movie of the Summer

Yeah, I’m going for a clickbait title, what are you gonna do about it? You’re reading this so obviously it worked. So strap in and get ready to have me just absolutely gush over Eighth Grade. Eighth Grade is the directorial debut of comedian Bo Burnham and was also written by him. It follows the story of Kayla as she tries to navigate the final week(s?) in middle school and it is a masterpiece. My immediate comparison would be Lady Bird from last year and if you’ve like ever had a conversation with me about that movie you know that…

Top Shelf

With me saying goodbye to my MoviePass I thought it would be worthwhile to look back and see just how much value I really got out of it, and I certainly extracted a lot of value. I had MoviePass for 8 months, meaning I paid about 80 dollars into it. I saw exactly 50 unique films with it, averaging $1.60 per film. Pretty good stuff if you ask me. But watching a lot of movies is one thing. Did I actually watch more good movies because of MoviePass? To figure that out I went through each of the 50 movies…

End of the Road

Welp, it looks like the end is finally coming for MoviePass. Over the past couple of days, many customers have struggled to use their MoviePass cards to purchase tickets. MoviePass claimed that what was going on was a technical issue, but a recent filing here shows MoviePass’s parent company Helios and Matheson Analytics Inc. receiving what I can only understand as an emergency loan of 5 million dollars in order to keep the service running. The full filing can be found here. Alongside the need for emergency funds, a new service update was released today letting customers know that not…

Mission: Impossible – Procrastination

I knew I’d be doing a write-up on the Mission Impossible movies the night before the newest one came out. I just knew it. Luckily I kept an ok pace so I only have to write about one more, Rogue Nation. Uhh… Rogue Nation is pretty good. Def not as good as Ghost Protocol though. I just don’t think the stunts were as off the hook as they were in Ghost Protocol, except that plane one right at the beginning, that was nutty. Starting the movie off with something that bananas probably set my expectations too high though. I think…

Conversion

This past week I became a full-on convert to two new ways of thinking. First is the obvious superiority of Dr. Pepper to all other pops. I can’t believe it took me so long to come to such an obvious conclusion. I’ve been trying to force the idea that Coke was the way for me and even wasted countless hours debating it’s superiority over Pepsi only to now, halfway through my twenties realize that I was looking in all the wrong places for the best pop to drink. So how did I come to this revolutionary realization? Well, one day…

Reaction

How does one follow up yesterday’s post? A good question and I don’t have an answer so I simply won’t. Instead, we’re gonna veer off into some random topic completely and totally unrelated. How about competitive Fortnite? Yeah, that sounds good. If you haven’t heard, there’s this little game called Fortnite that’s starting to make a splash in the world of esports. Something about the developer, Epic Games, planning to drop a cool 100 million in prize money over the course of 2018 and 2019. That is a large sum of money. Combine that with the absurd popularity of the…

Multiverse Implications of the New Mulan Movie?

Yesterday I spent an inordinate amount of time thinking about Mulan. Not the classic animated film from 1992, but rather the upcoming live-action remake due out in 2020. (That’s about the only thing I’m looking forward to in 2020) I’m not all that concerned about whether it’s going to be good or not, frankly I can sum up how I feel about nearly all the new Disney remakes with an emphatic “meh”, and I just don’t see that trend reversing itself anytime soon. I’m much more interested in the fact that out of all the new Disney remakes, Mulan looks…