Happy Friday, gentle readers, and welcome to The Daily Grindhouse! (I really need to think of a new name for this daily announcements, if you ask me, but I'm honestly at a loss for inspiration on this front presently. Don't worry: I'll keep focusing on coming up with something new ... something that would be a little more in keeping with All Things Genre instead of just giving a nod to both my 'daily grind' and the 'grindhouse' nature of entertainment ... but for now it'll have to do.)
So ... how've you been?
Me? Oh, thanks for asking. I spent a good portion of yesterday watching films in the daytime. I had a few streaming links that had been provided to me, and I wanted to get a few of them out of the way. I did post one review yesterday, but the other well? Well, as it turns out, that one doesn't actually 'street' until the first week of January, 2024, so my distributor buddy asked me if I could hold off on publishing the review until a bit closer to time. Normally, these folks will tell folks like me that the reviews are 'embargoed' until a certain date, but this one had no such restruction. Here I was -- doing my duty -- and I was thinking I could share my thoughts with all of you, but -- alas -- you'll have to wait a few more weeks for that one. Hopefully, all of you will find it worth the wait.
The other little side activity I've been doing is the wifey and I have been making our way through the second season of Star Trek: Strange New Worlds. No, no, and no: we haven't subscribed to Paramount+ -- nor are we bloody likely to -- so we've had to wait to get our Trek 'fix' with these home video releases. While Season 1 of the Trek incarnation was reasonably solid -- yes, it has some of the same politicization I rant so fondly against here and there, but it was respectably tempered -- we're both honestly struggling to get into Season 2. There's a part of me that wonders if a good deal of these scripts were actually ideas thrown into the melting pot for Season 1: when they weren't selected as being 'good enough' for an inaugural season, they were simply pulled out of the hat for the second outing of episodes. Alas, I think we're seven episodes in, and there's really only been one memorable adventure. That doesn't bode well ... but it is what it is.
Otherwise, I've done my duty and preserved a fabulous assortment of people, places, and things that you can celebrate in the interim. December 15th is definitely a sight to behold, and here's the important linkage that you're all hungrily waiting for ...
Please feel free to take a gander, at your leisure, and maybe even squeeze in that visit while you're winding down in anticipation of the weekend.
As always, thanks for reading ... thanks for being a fan ... thanks for sharing ... and live long and prosper!