fivezero's Movies & TV Roundup (November 2017)

Movie & TV Roundup: November 2017

I apologize for being AWOL this week—a stomach bug hit our household again, and while Peanut and I have gotten off fairly scot-free, Mr. Fivezero and baby Olive were not so lucky. On the plus side, everyone’s on the mend, and having a fairly braindead week meant the husband and I were able to bingewatch the first season of The Blacklist.

Honestly, there is just so much on my current watchlist! Newer things like Alias Grace, Blue Planet II, The Punisher, and Valerian & the City of a Thousand Planets hang out with stuff from the last few years I never got around to seeing, like Hidden Figures, Sicario, and Intruders S1. And, of course, there’s always stuff I totally missed a while back that have come back onto my radar: About Time, Flight of the Conchords, and MacGruber.

There’s never enough time to see everything I want to! Here’s the piddly amount that I managed in November (with many thanks to my MIL for babysitting so we could get out and watch our most highly anticipated movies of the fall, It and Thor: Ragnarok):

What I Saw

  • Thor: Ragnarok [2017]
  • It: Chapter One [2017]
  • The Good Place (Season 1) [2016]
  • Free Fire [2016]
  • American Gods (Season 1) [2017]
  • The Blacklist (Season 1) [2013]

What I’m Still Watching

  • Brooklyn Nine-Nine (Season 5) [2017]
  • Mr. Robot (Season 3) [2017]

Here are reviews of the shows I saw:
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fivezero's Movies & TV Roundup (October 2017)

Movie & TV Roundup: October 2017

This month, I have a shorter list than usual, mostly because I’m in the middle of watching a bunch of shows, some of which I’m actually following week-to-week. Blargh! Who has the patience for that anymore? Just dump it all online! Do you know how painful it is waiting for each episode of Mr. Robot?!

I started watching last fall’s hit comedy, The Good Place, which has got me quite hooked. Here’s a cute beauty-related snippet from the third episode:

Jameela Jamil and Kristen Bell in The Good Place
“Well, I should really be going. I have to begin my 12-step Korean skincare regimen.”
Jameela Jamil and Kristen Bell in The Good Place.

Finally, I saw the original Blade Runner back in university (it’s a little before my time) and I don’t remember thinking all that much of it, apart from digging Sean Young’s outfit. Now that the new Blade Runner is out, I thought I should give it a rewatch. (All of this goes for Mr. Fivezero, as well, except the Sean Young part.) Mr. Fivezero finished it, said it was better than he initially thought, but it’s not love. I fell asleep. So I need to rewatch it…again.

But whatever. Hooray! Brooklyn Nine-Nine is back!

What I Saw

  • What We Do In the Shadows [2014]
  • The IT Crowd (Series 1–2) [2006]
  • Mindhunter (Season 1) [2017]
  • Stranger Things (Season 2) [2017]

What I Started Watching

  • Blade Runner [1982]
  • Brooklyn Nine-Nine (Season 5) [2017]
  • Mr. Robot (Season 3) [2017]
  • The Blacklist (Season 1) [2013]
  • Jack Whitehall: Travels with My Father (Series 1) [2017]
  • The Good Place (Season 1) [2016]

Here are mini reviews of the shows I saw:
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Post a Quote Challenge: Day 3

Stashmatters has tagged me to do the Post a Quote Challenge!

The rules are simple: post a quote each day for three days, and tag another blogger to do it each day. I guess you’re actually supposed to tag three bloggers per day, but that seems excessive to me. One quote, one tag! 😀

Today, I am tagging: mrsstrawberryblonde!

My third and last quote is from the classic Mel Brooks comedy, Spaceballs. It’s a Star Wars spoof starring Bill Pullman, Daphne Zuniga, John Candy, and Rick Moranis as the villain who utters my favorite line from an immensely quotable movie.

Spaceballs, Dark Helmet, Evil will always triumph because good is dumb
Spaceballs. Image: tshirtvortex.net

And now, to end Post a Quote Challenge on a sad note. Rick Moranis, the Toronto-born comedian who appeared in many memorable movies from my childhood (The Ghostbusters movies, Honey, I Shrunk the Kids, L.A. Story, and Spaceballs, to mention a few), retired from Hollywood in the 1990s to raise his two children after his wife died of cancer. What a dad!

He still occasionally does voices for animated projects, like Brother Bear, so it’s nice to see that he hasn’t completely disappeared from moviemaking.

Spaceballs, Dark Helmet, Evil will always triumph because good is dumb
Rick Moranis as Dark Helmet in Spaceballs. Image: todayifoundout.com

I never did see Little Shop of Horrors, so I think I’ll rectify that this weekend.

Thanks for reading! And thanks to Stashmatters for the tag!
—fz

Post a Quote Challenge: Day 1

Stashmatters has tagged me to do the Post a Quote Challenge!

The rules are simple: post a quote each day for three days, and tag another blogger to do it each day.

First, I am tagging: The Sock Mistress!

I’m not really into motivational quotes and the like, so I’ll just pick a few of my favorite lines from movies and TV.

Baldrick…
You wouldn’t recognise a subtle plan
if it painted itself purple and danced naked
on top of a harpsichord, singing,
“Subtle plans are here again!”

Blackadder’s Christmas Carol