It was all over the news — the fairy tale of Brangelina is over. It was reported that Angelina Jolie filed for divorce from Brad Pitt on September 19, 2016, citing irreconcilable differences. We knew something was different for several months now. Angelina was thin as a reed and we have not seen them together in different events the way we used to see them. Often, we see Brad alone, claiming that Angie was either sick or indisposed. And when we do see them together, even with the kids, there is that grim look on both their faces — none of the smiles, whispers, or laughter we saw years ago. ( Read more )
We saw it coming with Super 8, the soundtrack of Guardians of the Galaxy, The Goldbergs, and even more. The 70’s and 80’s vibe is making a comeback. When it started, we just can’t put our finger on it. Chris Pratt dancing to “Hooked on a Feeling” by Blue Swede definitely got everyone’s attention. All of a sudden, millenials are asking about all the songs in the Awesome Mix Vol. 1. I think we finally got tired of listening to songs made up of 1 or 3 sentences like Work or Run the World. After watching Avengers 2 or Civil War, we keep wondering why it was not as exciting as we thought it would be.
Netflix’s Stranger Things finally confirmed it — we are beginning to crave more of the 70’s and 80’s. Hey, it’s cool seeing a group of superheroes fly and smash all over New York. But it was way cooler seeing kids on bikes outsmarting the bad guys and a little girl beating the scary alien to save her friends. For many of us Gen X guys, maybe it’s nostalgia. It reminded us of how we felt when we watched ET for the first time. Or how we loved Stand by Me and The Goonies. ( Read more )
Out of all the crappy TV series we have been seeing for the past years, one stands out distinctly from everything else. While many would normally read my ravings on Game of Thrones or The Walking Dead, I’ve kept mum about one TV series that actually gives my brains a good workout. Mr. Robot is a psychological thriller (techno thriller) created by Sam Esmail that premiered in June 2015. It stars Rami Malek as Elliot Alderson, a cyber-vigilante with apparent social and emotional disorders. We are unaware of the extent of his psychological disorders when the series began. We just know that he sees a psychiatrist regularly. Towards the end of season 1, we discover that he has a Dissocciative Identity Disorder as the show reveals Mr. Robot as his alter ego. ( Read more )