So, it's been a couple of weeks since we did this.
I thought about doing a long post to catch up on some of the things I'd enjoyed, but in the end, that's not what this is about is about the weekend that was.
With that in mind, here we go.
Kingsman: The Golden Circle
- The wife and I quite enjoyed the first Kingsman movie. It brilliantly subverted classic spy movie tropes with its tongue firmly in cheek. The violence was amped up. The sex was overt. In short, they blew holes in the innuendo. The Golden Circle
is more of the same. The movie opens with a killer action set piece and keeps on blowing things up until the very end. Julianne Moore makes a fine villain. There is even the required gun fu battle set to a classic rock standard. Oh, and Elton John is a badass. If you enjoyed Kingsman
, you will enjoy The Golden Circle
Star Trek: Discovery
- I sat down last night and watch the debut of the new Trek series with my 14-year-old Trekkie son. He had been counting down the hours. I've got to say, I was impressed. It wasn't Encounter at Far Point,
but it was a solid first outing. The episode does a lot of the heavy lifting on character, command and Klingons. The starship is a sporty two-seater. The show now moves to CBS All Access which, I guess, I'm going to have to subscribe to. It's potentially a shrewd move by CBS to driver viewers to the service. Recommended.
- the press materials describe it as "The Screwtape Letters
meets The Revenant
" and "True Grit
with magic." Throw in some Jonah Hex, Josey Wales and Dark Tower and I think you're getting there. The debut novel from J. Danielle Dorn is a page turning tale of love, death, revenge and redemption set in post-Civil War America. From the Nebraska Territory to the Badlands, Li Lian uses her wits and her family's magic in a quest for revenge on the man who murdered her husband. Once I started I couldn't put it down. This one is for fans of westerns, horror, occult or, in my case all of the above. Devil's Call is available now from Inkshares.