white noise (netflix) why did we watch this again?
pinocchio (netflix) - very good. would recommend.
the menu (on the plane) - very good. would recommend.
jurassic world: dominion (amazon prime) - amusing, would not recommend.
ticket to paradise (on the plane) - saccharin. would not recommend.
patagonia films (on the plane) - i’ve been
watching these on flights lately. they really make me feel like i’ve been
living my life wrong.
vengeance (amazon prime) - you people … 100%. effectively captures a lot
of what society feels like in a weird way.
cocaine bear (movie theater) - amusing and dumb. largely as you would expect
it to be. can’t honestly recommend that you spend hard earned dollars on this
at the theater, but we wanted to get out. wait for it to show up on hulu. be
triangule of sadness (hulu) - black comedy brilliance. i’ll be thinking about
this movie for a while.
knives out, glass onion (netflix) - shrug emoji.
i think we’re alone now (hulu) - strangely compelling. it was nice to see a
post-apocalyptic movie that was understated in execution and not focused on
the banshees of inishirin (HBO) - i can’t understand any of the motivations
and this is bleak as it gets. that despair factors into the movie is
thoroughly unsurprising. pretty amazeballs scenery and a performance from
colin farrell that’s really far better than i ever expected.
renfield (peacock) - fumb dun.
vesper (hulu) - this was an interesting take on biotechnology and sci-fi.
their depiction of monsanto seemed pretty dead on to me.
oppenheimer (theater) - really good. insert your scientist, moralization,
truman was a bigger deal, etc. hobby horse here. i was entertained for 3 hours
and feel like it got my money’s worth. q: who knew communists could be so
sexy? a: oppie.
guardians of the galaxy, vol. 3 - that was dumb. someone explains the appeal
of this to me again?
the pope’s exorcist - hilarious.
cha cha real smooth (apple tv+) - ends better than i thought it would about
the last of us (hbo) - great. get HBO(+|max|whatver) for this alone.
the mandalorian: season 1, 2 (disney+) - i guess i see the appeal.
mark maron: from bleak to dark (HBO) - really enjoyed this.
ted lasso: season 3 (apple tv+) - pablum, still one feels like one needs to
succession: season 4 (HBO) - yes, so much this.
beef (netflix) - juice. totally worth the squeeze.
lucky hank (AMC+) - bought this bob odenkirk series via prime. insert shrug
kaleidoscope (netflix) - i’m a sucker for a good heist flick
better call saul (netflix) - waited for the last season to come out on
netflix. to be honest, kind of savored watching this …
high desert (apple tv+)
black mirror: season 6 (netflix) - dark.
the righteous gemstones: season 3 (max, or whatever HBO is calling themselves
these days) - i’m glad this is on slow drip. the temptation to crank thru is
this is hands down the most amusing steve zahn performance i’ve seen in
years. who, working the local angle here, i just discovered is from
the bear: season 2 (hulu) - the 7 fishes episode might be one of the 10 best
episodes of anything, ever. if jamie lee curtis doesn’t get some sort of award
for this, it’s rigged. rigged, i say.
yellowstone: season 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 (peacock) - i don’t really get the hype.
it’s like low-grade succession with half-assed writing. on a ranch. that said,
i loaded up the ipad and watched it on the plane when traveling.
killing it: season 1, 2 (peacock) - brilliant. i don’t think i’ve seen a more
biting and relatable commentary on the state of life in the united states than
physical: season 1, 2 (abandoned in season 3) (apple tv+) - more compelling
than i was expecting. they’re really nailing the 80s vibe. season 3 became
midnight mass (netflix) - introduction to the flanaverse. a fun take on the
whole angel/vampire shtick on a remote island. oh, and priests who sleep with
their parisoners … classic.
the fall of the house of usher (netflix) - more from the flanaverse. fumb
dun. a decidedly amusing and engaging adaptation of edgar allen poe’s work.
30 coins (max nee, HBO) - european catholicism, demons, spanish and subtitles.
monarch: legacy of monsters (apple tv+) - godzilla and shadowy scientific
90 pount rucksack: on the creation of the
10th mountain division and the creation of the modern mountaineering and ski
culture. a little long at times and keeping the characters straight is a bit
of a challenge, but you get an idea of what an old boys club things were
heading in the WWII.
cafe: preet bharara and co. worth flinging cash at.
blister: blister ski stuff. i’m
fascinated by this, but honestly i only get like 40% of this.
gear:30: misc. gear wonkery.
again, honestly i only get like 40% of this.
marginal gains - bike dorkery. leans
heavy into micro-optimizations which are lost on this middle-aged dork. i
just need to lose those 10 wholly unnecessary pounds.
the drive: peter attia, md - totally worth
subscribing for. in depth discussion of all sorts of health and longevity
BHA podcast and blast with hal
herring - i’m not a hunter,
but these are my people. don’t let hal herring’s voice trick you, this
podcast is pure gold. one of the best donations i make each year.
adventure journal -
sense a theme here? i’m going through some sort of slow-speed mid-life