Here’s a quick review of some of the movies, television shows, music, and other media that I’ve consumed and thought was worth sharing for the month of May 2018.
Deadpool 2 – You don’t get to say this very often, especially in the realm of comic book movies, but for me, the sequel was better than the first one.
Solo: A Star Wars Story – I went into this movie with the lowest of expectations, and was pleasantly surprised. It’s been said that this is the Star Wars movie that no one really asked for, and it’s really true. That didn’t stop me from going opening night, though. One bad thing about this movie is that is robs the character of Han Solo some of his mystery by not only explaining, but showing some of his conquests that were only hinted at in the original movies. Conquests such as winning the Millennium Falcon in a card game from Lando, and of course the legendary Kessel Run.
Donald Glover as Lando totally stole the movie, though.
Barry – I talked about Barry last month, but the first season of this show just ended, and oh man it was great. This is one of the best shows of the year. You can watch it for free on HBO.com
- Four out of Five by Arctic Monkeys (Apple Music / Spotify)
- Allocate by Damien Jurado (Apple Music / Spotify)
- Gravedigger’s Chant by Zeal & Ardor (Apple Music / Spotify)
- Curse of the Contemporary by LUMP (Apple Music / Spotify)
- 1933 by Frank Turner (Apple Music / Spotify)
- Severed by The Decemberists (Apple Music / Spotify)
Skyward – This is a new series from Image Comics that tells the story of day when gravity on earth becomes a fraction of what it should be, and then jumps 20 years into the future where people have adapted to the new low-gravity world. I’ve only received the first issue so far (series started in April), but this looks to be a fun read as it progresses.
Action Comics Special #1 – There are a few short stories in this issue, but the main story – “The Last Will and Testament of Lex Luthor” is what made this a stand out issue. Superman’s home world is reborn, Lex Luthor, his greatest enemy, becomes an unexpected ally. The choices and path Lex takes in this story are great.
Born to Run – I got this audiobook for Christmas last year and after a few false starts finally listened to the whole thing. I’m not the world’s best reader, so I thought an audiobook would be the best way to consume Springsteen’s memoirs. Especially since the Boss himself reads it. The books was a great read (listen?) and Springsteen the entire book just like he writes his songs. This is a must read/listen for any Springsteen fan.
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