Ahhhh ... the week is starting to wind down, and the weekend is just around the corner. Can't you see it? Can't you just see it peeking through on the horizon? Relax, and it'll be here in no time. Mark my words.
Well, well, well ... it would seem that the Mouse House has begun its build-up to the Ahsoka streaming premiere. I've said before that I do not believe that the Dave Filoni property will be the (cough cough) Second Coming of Star Wars; and I've in fact mentioned that I don't see Ahsoka being all that well known a character outside of general Star Wars fandom. She's really only occasionally mentioned in the mainstream, and if you can't tap into the cultural zeitgeist any other way then how do you expect this series to be a tentpole event? It just seems like the usual studio suits are investing too much hope into what might be more of a fringe element of the galaxy far, far away; but -- like all of you -- I'll keep my eyes peeled for signs of life beyond the rest of us. I mean no disrespect to Dave in the slightest but he always looks and sounds like a recovering stoner to me. Maybe he can pull it off.
I spent a good portion of my time yesterday screening flicks, honestly. I had a small pile built up, and I had to get into a few of them or there was going to be no end to the watching. I did view a few (reviews for Psychosis and Australiens are up with links respectively), and -- God willing -- I'll have one more up later today (a film noir). That's just a tease for what you folks have coming.
Also, my laptop is misbehaving notoriously. I don't think I've mentioned this before -- apologies if I have -- but it's developed this massively frustrating quirk in that the audio card seemingly decides when it wants to fully mute everything; and I can't get the sound to turn back on. In the past, it's only happened when I was using Zoom-like software, but now this glitch has expanded to damn near anything with audio. Does that mean it's getting progressively worse? Is the sound card dying? I spoke with a representative of the manufacturer yesterday, and I updated the sound drivers (which he initially thought was the problem). That didn't fix it. Eh, gad. I both hate and love technology. It's both a demon and a savior.
Otherwise, that's probably all I have for today, at least for now. I might watch another stream or two; and if time permits there could be more coming. We'll see.
In the meantime, here you go ...
Yes, yes, and yes: I realize a scant 53 citations is a bit low for the day, folks, and I'll work on that as I can. I did find a few items to add this morning -- along with a few more I'm still searching for online -- but it is what it is.
As always, thanks for reading ... and live long and prosper!