On this episode, Mike returns after another long layoff with a whole bunch of reviews, ranging from blockbusters (Iron Man 3, Star Trek: Into Darkness), to documentaries (Taxi To The Dark Side, Which Way Is The Front Line From Here?), to indies (Mud, Upstream Color). All that and random other stuff!
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And another month has gone by sans update… Super disappointing for me, to be honest. I was hoping to get back to a semi-regular schedule once I got my new computer up and running. But that’s the thing: it’s not up and running. Problems with the new system have persisted, so even now I’m working on a computer that is only sort of functional. As near as I can tell it’s something to do with the video card. I’ll have to get it looked at.
But screw it. If you wait for everything to be perfect before forging ahead, you’ll never get started in the first place. So let’s just carry on, shall we?
Rather than do the usual news post thing, today I’ll talk a bit about some of the stuff I’ve been watching lately. First though, a quick word on the podcast… Yes, it will live on, and yes it’ll be back soon. I’m planning on doing the next one this coming weekend, after I’ve had a chance to watch – and more importantly, digest – Upstream Color (which is now available to buy/rent on iTunes and various other locations). Looking forward to that.
So I’ve seen a few movies in the last month, though not so many as I might’ve liked. I went on a horror binge for a bit, and I’m planning on doing a write up about some of those. In terms of newer releases, I also checked out Iron Man 3 and Star Trek: Into Darkness. So for this first post back, I’ll share some really brief thoughts on those…
Iron Man 3 was good! It wound up going in a really weird direction that I definitely didn’t see coming (and I’m sure if you’ve seen it you’ll know what I mean). Shane Black definitely brought something to the franchise. He subverted my expectations in a really odd way and even though I didn’t really love the reveal, I hope his involvement with the franchise continues.