Dandy Cat

Always great to find out that the new networking equipment you just purchased fixes all of your home internet issues. My latency was monstrous—I’m talking 1476 ms pings.

If I never have to use another Spectrum-provided modem again, it’ll be too soon for me.

Title Card: Casino Royale (2006)

The title card for the film, Casino Royale.

Casino Royale was written by Neal Purvis, Robert Wade, and Paul Haggis and was directed by Martin Campbell. It was released in 2006.

The film was produced by Barbara Broccoli and Michael G. Wilson, along with Eon Productions, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures, and Columbia Pictures.

Arguably the best Bond film ever made (so far). Yeah, I said it. 🎞

While streaming the classic rock station, I heard an ad for a separate Apple Music radio show between songs. And here I thought the $30 a month I’m paying (Apple One subscriber here) was going to give me a totally ad-free experience.

We’re all just captive audiences.

UPDATE: Seems like Jason Snell is having the same issue. I’m not going to change things, but maybe his public complaint could move the needle?

Title Card: Pushing Daisies (2007–2009)

The title card for the tv show, Pushing Daisies.

Pushing Daisies was created by Bryan Fuller. It premiered on ABC and ran from 2007 to 2009.

The show was executive produced by Bruce Cohen, Bryan Fuller, Dan Jinks, Barry Sonnenfeld, Peter Ocko, and Brooke Kennedy, along with Jinks/Cohen Company, Living Dead Guy Productions, and Warner Bros. Television. 🎞

Pour one out for a technological world changer. Bye iPod.

Poking fun at the first Avatar slowly became the thing to do since its release (and for some good reasons), but damn if the trailer for Avatar: The Way of Water doesn’t look amazing.

Thirteen years is still way too long to wait for a sequel.

‘Sex Education’ Star Ncuti Gatwa Named Next Doctor in ‘Doctor Who’

By Alex Ritman at The Hollywood Reporter:

Sex Education‘s Ncuti Gatwa is to take command of the TARDIS, having been named the new Doctor in the BBC’s Doctor Who. He replaces the outgoing Timelord Jodie Whittaker, who unveiled she was leaving last year. Gatwa becomes the first Black actor to play the iconic figure.

“There aren’t quite the words to describe how I’m feeling. A mix of deeply honored, beyond excited and of course a little bit scared,” said Gatwa.

Oh my good gosh, I’m the most excited I could possibly be for this news! Ncuti Gatwa has always been one of the standout actors on Sex Education, a show that I adore. Now I get to see more of them in another incredible show? Happy early birthday to me!

I’m very happy for them and I can’t wait to see their take on this monumental character. Gatwa says,

“Unlike the Doctor, I may only have one heart, but I am giving it all to this show.”


Title Card: The Batman (2022)

The main title card for the film, The Batman.

The Batman was written by Matt Reeves and Peter Craig and was directed by Matt Reeves. It was released in 2022.

The main titles were done by Elastic.

The film was produced by Dylan Clark and Matt Reeves, along with 6th & Idaho and Dylan Clark Productions. 🎞

Amazon Freevee Orders ‘Bosch: Legacy’ Season 2, Inks Disney Movie Licensing Deal

Amazon Freevee (formerly IMDb TV) announced the pickup of Season 2 of “Bosch: Legacy,” a spin-off of series “Bosch” that ran for seven seasons on Prime Video — ahead of the May 6 premiere of “Bosch: Legacy” on the ecommerce giant’s free, ad-supported streaming service.

All I care about here is Bosch and now we’re all guaranteed at least two seasons of this new spin-off. Everyone involved seems bullish about this show. I’m glad to hear that it won’t be a stinker.

And Amazon Freevee is still a silly name. Maybe a little clever if you squint your eyes and look at it sideways, but silly.

Letterboxd Diaries—April 2022

Total movies watched: 24.

Favorite movie of the month: The Batman.

Worst movie of the month: Naked Singularity.

Be sure to follow me on Letterboxd! 🎥

Title Card: Rififi (1955)

The title card for the film, Rififi.

Rififi was written by Jules Dassin, René Wheeler, and Auguste Le Breton and was directed by Jules Dassin. It was released in 1955.

The film was produced by René Bezard, Henri Bérard, and Pierre Cabaud along with Pathé.

The 32 minute heist sequence in the middle of the film is astounding and masterful. 🎞

What a weird day (and world).

I’ve never been more happy to be on Micro.blog.

If you told me that Facebook and Lumon from the show, Severance, are the same place, I would believe it without question.

Title Card: The Great Escape (1963)

The title card for the film, The Great Escape.

The Great Escape was written by James Clavell and W.R. Burnett and was directed by John Sturges. It was released in 1963.

The film was produced by James Clavell and John Sturges, along with The Mirisch Company. 🎞

How does one go about enacting a no-airplane region over their house and neighboring area? Put up big “FLY SOMEWHERE ELSE” signs? Write to my congressperson? Something, something Kickstarter?

I sure could use a lot more quiet around here.

I can’t decide what my favorite film genre is:

  • Explosive courtroom dramas from the ‘90s, or
  • Twitchy paranoid thrillers from the ‘90s.

I need to find a taut and suspenseful courtroom thriller from the ‘90s. That would be the best movie ever.

I often try to think about what I can do to make the world a better place.

I was reminded of a serious problem recently: Why don’t the number of hot dog buns in a package ever match the number of hot dogs you can get? Six buns to eight dogs? Madness.

What better way to improve the world than create a company that ends this madness once and for all? Coming soon: The eight bun package! Sure to revolutionize barbecues everywhere and make the world just a little bit nicer.

In terms of the longest and most intimate relationships I’ve ever had, the one that takes the cake has got to be my tinnitus.

My wife isn’t really a jealous person, but still, nobody tell her about it.

I just finished playing the brilliant Horizon Zero Dawn and followed it up by jumping straight into the sequel, Forbidden West.

Excellent exploration and intense action mixed together with a deep story about what happens post-post-apocalypse.

I hope it won’t end up having told the story of our real-life future, but there are so many parallels.

Title Card: Boogie Nights (1997)

The title card for the film, Boogie Nights.

Boogie Nights was written and directed by Paul Thomas Anderson. It was released in 1997.

The film was produced by Paul Thomas Anderson, Lloyd Levin, John S. Lyons, and JoAnne Sellar, along with Lawrence Gordon Productions and Ghoulardi Film Company.

This was the first P.T. Anderson film I ever saw and what an introduction that was! 🎞

My wife and I finally finished the tv show, Castle, last night. It took us nearly two years to get through those 173 episodes.

Save for the final few minutes of the last episode, it was pretty great. I’d recommend it to anyone who likes fun procedurals.

Discovery Closes $43 Billion Acquisition of AT&T’s WarnerMedia

Discovery completed its $43 billion acquisition of WarnerMedia from AT&T on Friday to form new company Warner Bros. Discovery, Variety has confirmed.

WarnerMedia owns HBO, HBO Max, CNN, Warner Bros., DC Films, New Line Cinema, TBS, TNT, TruTV, Cartoon Network/Adult Swim, Turner Sports and Rooster Teeth, among other brands, and is part owner of the CW Network along with Paramount.

Discovery is the parent of Discovery Plus, Discovery Channel, HGTV, Food Network, TLC, Investigation Discovery, Travel Channel, Turbo/Velocity, Animal Planet, Science Channel and OWN (Oprah Winfrey Network).

What’s going to happen now will be, to say the least, mysterious and interesting. Here’s hoping that they can keep everything in their respective lanes. I don’t care to see a bunch of gritty, HBO-style reality shows.

Title Card: Shaun of the Dead (2004)

The title card for the film, Shaun of the Dead.

Shaun of the Dead was written by Edgar Wright and Simon Pegg and was directed by Edgar Wright. It was released in 2004.

The film was produced by Nira Park, along with WT2 Productions, Big Talk Productions, Inside Track 2, and FilmFour.

The titles were designed by Oscar Wright.

My first introduction to Edgar Wright’s films and probably still the most memorable for me. 🎞

After seeing three people make the same moving violation while out driving today I’m left to wonder if people are worse drivers now because of the pandemic or had I not been paying attention until lately?

Either way, it feels less safe than ever to drive.

I have found the greatest music video ever made: