Thoughts on themed entertainment and the web, status reports on Variable Stage attractions, and also just nonsense sometimes (a lot of the time).

KNIVES OUT - Hey I loved it! I went in knowing absolutely nothing and it thrilled me in every scene. Good job. #movies

HOT ROD - I appreciate that The Lonely Island does their thing to the most that a thing can ever be done. #movies

THE TAKING OF PELHAM 123 (2009) - Every movie should be about the New York City subway. #movies

DRIVE - So precise and fable-like, but unfortunately so extremely graphic too. #movies

EL CAMINO - It was really nice to dip back into this world, but I expected more than…nothing? Oh well. #movies

A thing I don’t understand and that is very hard to search for on the web because everyone is asking the opposite: why isn’t air travel more expensive? Train travel, at least in the US, is comparatively very expensive. Trains seem, to me, cheaper to operate and maintain than airplanes. What’s happening here?

NIGHT MOVES - I think I was into what this one was trying to say but I wish it had said more. Jesse Eisenberg has a knack for playing unlikeable characters. #movies

Oh! My Mastodon feed converter sometimes doesn’t work because Mastodon removed Atom feeds in v3.0.0. So eventually it will never work. Got it.

After many years of paying $1 to visit The Met, I finally purchased a membership yesterday. I wandered around for a couple hours but immediately after entering, I found a couple galleries I’ve never seen (234-236). There are still nooks and crannies of this place I don’t know about, I’m sure!

RUSHMORE - As the credits appeared I started laughing uncontrollably and also realized I had been crying!! How did I wait so long to watch this delightful little stinker do his thing? #movies

THE SQUID AND THE WHALE - I remember this movie being one of my first perspectives on Brooklyn. I so wish I could go back and ask myself how I felt about the people in this movie. I probably had bad opinions. #movies

THE BANK JOB - I was wondering why the first half galloped along so briskly but it all became clear eventually. A British period heist conspiracy thriller! Who knew! #movies

For those of you who chart the weather by my watch band: I switched from nylon to leather today so now it is cold

OCEAN’S THIRTEEN - Haha yes this one is still good too. #movies

OCEAN’S TWELVE - I feel like I’ve changed a lot since the first time I saw this one but it still pushes all my buttons so who knows? #movies

“Over the Garden Wall” is still very beautiful. You can watch the whole series in one sitting and I think you should!

LITTLE MONSTERS - This had the classic horror trope of a contrived situation that kept accelerating toward a climax, but instead of a big scary thrill it was charming and sweet! I liked it a lot! #movies

AD ASTRA - A desaturated confrontation with humanity set to space travel and scored by Max Richter is one of my favorite genres but this was…ponderous. #movies

Link’s Awakening is…my perfect game

The tricky thing, at least right now, about building an ActivityPub server is that if you’re doing something wrong, it’s almost impossible to discern why. (I wish there were a way for Mastodon to alert a host when it fails to federate.)