Sorry for my absence the last few weeks. It's been kinda bumpy around home base.
The world keeps turning in spite of it all, so it's time to get back on the Monday horse.
Still, I've had a chance to get into some pop culture goodness. Lots of Oscars in this one so I'm timely as always.
Let's take a look at it, shall we?
JUSTICE LEAGUE: NO JUSTICE
- the minds at DC continue to tweak their universe. The No Justice mini-series found all of the big DC teams scrambled into new configurations by Brainiac. Their goal is to stop a group of elder space gods. Yup, you read that right. It's a wild ride full of magic, tech and fisticuffs. The story builds off the events of Metal, so if you haven't read that, you might be confused. Still, if superteams battling it out to save the universe is your thing, you'll want to read this one.
- one of the things I did was grind through the Oscar contenders. The wife and I watched the Queen biopic the Friday of Oscar weekend. While I enjoyed Rami Malek's performance, I couldn't get over the inaccuracies in the timeline. The announcement of Freddie Mercury's AIDS diagnosis was the final straw. The movie is fun and worth a watch for the final scene alone. Still, it wasn't Best Picture worthy.
- same thing for this one. I enjoyed Green Book. I just don't think it was Best Picture worthy. In a field of nominees that included BlacKKKlansman, the Academy had the opportunity to make a statement and they took the easy way out. The movie is largely an reverse Driving Ms. Daisy update. It doesn't do anything new or address any real issues. It just made the voters feel good about themselves.