Book Bind ~ Ghouls just Haunt to have Fun


I took into consideration how long it took me to read (and give up on) the last book I read. So with that I wanted something that was familiar and I enjoyed once before, so first I thought to read a Stephanie Plum book by Janet Evanovich, but I’d have to dig through my pile (and I was too tired from the past two nights as I couldn’t sleep) So I thought to choose something that was on my to-read shelf.  I had a few choices but this book I thought would be the one I could most likely Hopefully finish in a week or less.

 

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Started- April 1st

Finished- April 7

I’m not sure if I mentioned it in the previous book of this series I read but I do love that Victoria Laurie mentions what inspired her or gave her the idea for the story.

This story not only covers a living mystery (or 2) but a paranormal one, and the two are connected! One deals with the death of a resident guest,  another is the appearance of a dagger and the spirit attached to it.

M.J.’s partner Gilley has set up a gig without speaking with her first (a running gag and very bad flaw of his). So M.J. and her team go to San Fransico for a ‘Haunted possessions’ show, that she was heavily against figuring it would exploit her abilities even though she’s the real deal.   There are three other mediums that will be on the show, sadly not all are real. There is Heath Whitefeather and 2 others. Of all places, they have to do it in the VERY haunted Duke hotel.

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Roseanne revival


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The original series ran from 1988 – 1997. It is one of the shows I am so glad they brought back  (yes I know I should be strung up and tortured for saying that, but sometimes, I do wish for curiosity sake or because I really miss ‘family)’. Now I’ve been watching the old episodes on one of the tv stations when I catch it on and aside from the 90s fashion, they are still funny. Ones I have seen umpteen times I still laughed at.

The coming attractions for the reboot sounded like Connor clan, just older. Yes the original cast is back even double Becky! Which there is a joke in the pilot episode of the new 2018 reboot. However, in the pilot of the reboot I did miss Johnny Galecki and Mark. In the new series, Darlene is I forget if its divorced or separated from David but he will be back for an episode however being as the actor Glenn Quinn that played Mark died in 2002, Mark is dead on the show. I didn’t hear how Mark supposedly died yet though.

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Kingsman: Golden Circle


2017    R     Action, adventure, comedy  2 hours 21 minutes

Julianne Moore, Taron Edgerton, Hally Berry, Channing Tatum, Mark Strong, Jeff Bridges, Colin Firth  Pedro Pascal  more here

Agents Eggsy (now Galahad)and Merlin team with their American counterparts, the Statesmen after their headquarters gets blown to smithereens.

The opening action scene is cool but sadly they have Matrix-like slow-mo stop and go fx which I hate. first off it not only ruins the momentum of the action sequence, but it also looks ‘cartoon-y’.  They used it too much (I think every action scene had the ‘trick’ in it to some extent.) Use that for one part of an action sequence fine… like a certain move that would otherwise not be noticed and needs to be shown just a little slower so we can appreciate it. This was used in a few points in one fight/action scene.

Oh I like the Statesman building. That;’s cool, and always wished they’d make buildings like that for real. (easier to find where you are going especially if you can’t find the building number.

The guy from  Game of Thrones forget character’s name but he’s a dead one.  I think his real name is Pablo Pascal gets his cowboy on with a LAZso (Lazer Lasso) and after a bit of an entertaining Whip fight ‘I feel like a tornado in a trailer park”

 

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Oh Action scene n poppy island and the Scissor sign!

I need to rewatch the first but while still somewhat enjoyable I don’t think it was as awesome as the first.

Though it was still better than Atomic Blonde, even with a cartoony looking effect.

F8 of the Furious


Dwayne (the Rock) Johnson, Tyreese Gibson, Ludacris, Michelle Rodriguez, Jason Statham, Elsa Ptaky,

So in this one Dom flip on his family or so seem and plays the villain’s sidekick, though Diesel is no sidekick.  But what would, could make Toretto tur on his own family?

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Logan Lucky


2017   PG-13  1:59  Comedy Channing Tatum, Adam Driver, Daniel Craig, Katie Holmes, Sebastian Stan, Hilary Swank, Seth MacFarlane  more on IMDB

 

A pedal to the metal comedy that revolves  around a heist by two brothers during Nascar’s Coca-Cola 500 race at Charlotte Motor Speedway in North Carolina. The bar Adam driver’s Logan brother works in is ‘Duck Tape’ gave me a laugh when I’d see it. Just sounds wrong for a bar. Daniel Craig looks funny like that and even more so sounding like a an American with a southern accent. He is bad ass looking, but not scary enough for someone in prison.

It was not out right funny, more like most of it fell flat or you laughed to yourself about it. Certainly NOT a laugh out loud comedy.  I was surprised Sebastian Stan I guess you could say had a bit of a cameo, playing one of the drivers. Speaking of which, the film was filmed during the actual Race, so i an just imagine how they had set Stan’s racing scene up (of course besides a stunt double) if they didn’t just change the colors and number of the car with some computer program instead. There’s so many way I can think it could have been done, or maybe all of them were used. I do believe I also saw his best friend and trainer in the movie as well.  Seeing him in the movie put a smile on my face (something I haven’t been doing much of lately).

I can’t say I’m a fan of any of the stars of the movie aside from Sebastian of course but he’s not a main stay. I’ve seen Driver in a few movies and he just seems to always stand there even if he has something to do its like he’s rooted to the spot, I thought it was just in one of the Star Wars new movies but sadly I don’t see why he’s in ‘big’ movies.  Tatum I can at least appreciate as he doesn’t seem dead in the water in his movies but for some reason I still try to limit watching anything with him in it.  I still think Craig was a bad move for Bond and heck if he really is over doing the role, why not Henry Cavill for a young version (maybe a prequel series?) or Idris Elba

Honestly for some reason I didn’t think they were going to pull it off, I will give you that I mean the heist not the movie but I don’t remember it doing well in the theater. Shame they didn’t do an alternate version where it goes sideways that something goes wrong.

its average at best

there’s nothing really impressive to ‘write home’ about.

 

 

 

Happy!


Syfy    Wednesdays

 

The Following presentation is RATED

WTF

Killer Santas, Drunks A-holes  Sick Jokes Depraved Lobsters, Flying Horses, Weirdos,

Strung Out Unicorns, Cheap Booze, Questionable Hygiene

parental Discretion is advised

for VERY Mature situations.

 

The series is based on a Bonkers graphic Novel by Grant Morrison, about a former corrupt cop Nick Sax who becomes a hitman. The character is like a walking version of the movie CRANK!

He’s fueled by self-pity drinking and drugs.

Reading a preview from the TV guide, Meloni describes the show as “Roger Rabbit meets Quentin Tarintino

 

The first scene definitely fits the WTF! Had me cracking up. Meloni’s former detective is in a bathroom looking at himself, and well I won’t ruin it.

Haley goes to some ‘Wishies’ (who reminds me of Teletubbies)  kids concert with her mother, and invisible friend the blue unicorn HAPPY! Typical kid leaves parents side and I’m sure you can figure out the rest. She is kidnapped by a bad Santa (who at first I thought was swamp thing dressed as a decorated tree.

The Scaramucci’s are scheming against the former cop. Man if half the guys in the mob have the looks of most of these guys…I’m in. Oh darn… already a widow!

How many times did he just (possibly) die in the first 17 minutes?Apparently, his superpower is not staying dead.

Happy gives us a dizzying view of the city in his quest to find someone to help him, help save Hayley. When he finds Sacks in an ambulance after a shot of morphine. Whimsical, wacky and dark as well.

So the 2nd episode is much like the first, a crazy WTF! whirlwind of Happy the unicorn trying to get Sax to help him find Haley (and it’s for sort of twist reason). The show is funny, dray and dark humor included, you are not sure if you want to give Meloni’s Sax a beating or have a beer with him.

Unlike Sax, Skip the drugs, just watch the show!  But do enjoy a beer or your favorite beverage

 

 

 

 

Thor Ragnarok


3D   PG-13  Chris Hemsworth, Tom Hiddleston, Cate Blanchette, Mark Ruffalo, Karl Urban Tessa Thompson, Jeff Goldblum,Taika Waititi Idris Elba

Valkyrie.. first of all… Valkyries have wings (where the Christians got angels from)  Director Taika Waititi wantschris hemsworth thor movie to make it clear that racial diversity in his cast was not the primary goal.  “I’m not obsessed with the idea that you cast someone just to tick a box. You should cast people because they are talented”. (and with that I give my respect! as I have always felt the same.)  “with Valkyrie, I wanted to make sure we weren’t making a female character that was boring and pretty. What I wanted was someone who was going to play the opposite and be even more the ‘guy’ character than the guys. Ultimately I thought Tessa was the best person we found. *Honestly… aside from her work on Vikings…. Katheryn Winnick would have been better, (She’s Blond, pretty but definitely not boring, she has her own martial arts school(s) and her character on Vikings is a kick-ass shield-maiden. (which all that martial arts helped her get the role)  In my belief, when shield-maidens die, they become Valkyries. One day in researching the Valkyries of the Norse, I found there is one with the name Lagertha!

So what were the other Avengers up to during Ragnarok?

  Spiderman Homecoming Easter egg reveals the Norse religion has made a comeback

 

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