Current Things: August 2023

Currently Reading

Currently Watching

  • Justified: City Primeval
  • Foundation, Season 2
  • What We Do in the Shadows, Season 5
  • The Afterparty, Season 2
  • The Righteous Gemstones, Season 3
  • Star Trek: Strange New Worlds, Season 2
  • It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, Season 16

Currently In Queue

Currently Listening


  • Still playing Zelda. Still just messing around and not really trying to beat it.
  • I’ve been listening to Maggie Rogers latest album on near repeat for the past month. The first album was good, but this one is great
  • Alamo Drafthouse is running a second-month-free deal for their Season pass (i.e. their version of MoviePass). We got it for the next two months to knock out all the summer movies!

Finished in July:

The Bear, Season 2: together, we’re more than the sum of our parts, but someone needs to remind the chefs of that

Mission: Impossible: Dead Reckoning Part One: if the definition of a perfect movie is absolutely nailing what the filmmakers set out to do, this is the perfect

The Bear, Season 1: Life is relentless and only each other can help it relent

I kept waiting for this movie to come into its own, but it never really did. It felt like a rehash of stories that other Pixar movies have done much better. Those water and fire effects, though!
Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny: I appreciate the movie’s rumination on getting older, but I’m not sure enough of it was there to justify its existence outside of a nostalgia trip. Still enjoyed it, though.

(also– as expected–anything can be made better by adding some Phoebe Waller-Bridge)

Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania: I think a lot of stuff happened in this movie

Previously, in Current Things…

July 2023
June 2023
May 2023
April 2023
March 2023
February 2023
January 2023
December 2022
November 2022