Rogue One is fine. The continuity and shoutouts (Captain Antilles, anyone?) reach gratuitous levels, but still not as bad as Sith.
Thankfully, no mention of Yoda.
Me at the beginning of 2016; me about 5 hours ago, wishing 2016 would GTF off my planet already. pic.twitter.com/BsXMiJzBMo
— Messenger Puppet (@messengerpuppet) December 13, 2016
I really thought this was going to be a Pon Farr kind of year (ideally without the treachery). It started out with such promise. I still blame Mötley Crüe for starting all the shit dominoes that fell, screwing with the time line.
Star Trek Beyond was great, and I just loved Jaylah. It still labors under the burden of being part homage. Itstill follows the blockbuster formula of gratuitous, obscenely powerful yet surprisingly un-devastating urban destruction. And impossible physics.
Despite that, it was great. No spoilers.
My fraternity’s national organization is
filled with North Korea-like hardliners hamstrung by institutional inertia and a centripetal focus. Basically, their response to some legitimate concerns about financial and fiduciary matters has been to stick the information in a file and wait for the complainants to die.
Today marks my third wrestling match with the 30 foot long anaconda. For those of you that wonder, this is the process:
The Prep: the “Koolaid” sucks, but it’s a million times better if you follow your own “one-way” signs instead of the “alternative” prep. (NTTAWWT)
It’s not the bowl or the horcrux that’s empty at the end.
I did not set foot in any theater showing 50 Shades of Grey. I never read the books. What I have learned about it though, is a couple of important things:
In other words, it’s a total chick movie. The ample chick nudity is a date night dude lure, just like the football was in Jerry Maguire.
As for an actual viewer review, “OK, but the movie in my head [from reading the books] was better.” I agree. The movie in MY head really was better. In my case, it was an actual movie in my head, a continent away: Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, because of this anniversary. Also, because it is anything but a chick movie.