I was surfing through Netflix last night, looking for something on the dramatic side and found a Sci-Fi classic titled Chasing the Kidney Stone. Please join me by looking it up and reading the synopsis. I dare you to hold a straight face.
One of my favorite pastimes has been finding good shows I've missed out on on Netflix and one of my favorites has to be The IT Crowd. It is ridiculous, over the top, and features a great ensemble. That being said, this had me on the floor for a good ten minutes:
Some people are literally exhausted when it comes to the new surge of fairytales in our pop culture. We've gone from Fables to Once Upon a Time and deep in to the fiery pits of Hell with Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters. Some of it belongs to a strong body of work, while others just fall flat, but my love of fantasy and the stories of old can't keep me away from the cinemas this Friday for Jack the Giant Slayer.
The few of you that know me personally may have known that X-2 is one of my favorite comic book movies of all time, so I pretty much jump head first in to anything Bryan Singer is involved in (Days of Future Past is marked on my calendar...somewhere). So, when you tell me he has directed a film with Lord of the Rings style battles and it's about Jack and the Beanstalk at the same time? The kid side of me just can't stay away. Even if that kind of film is not your thing, it has great stars like Bill Nighy (Everything literally) or Ewan Mcgregor (Moulan Rouge, Trainspotting), and Nicholas Hoult (X-Men: First Class, About a Boy).
So, I don't know if you will be joining me this weekend for the movie, but I guarantee I will be there.
Thomas William Shaw is an author and stage actor from Birmingham, AL. He lives with his wife, Lauren, their children, and their cats in a quiet place. Occasionally he will post about it.