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Movie Review: A Christmas Story Christmas

A Christmas Story Christmas

A Christmas Story Christmas

Starring: Peter Billingsley, Erinn Hayes
Director: Clay Kaytis

My Rating:

Christmas movie month is December but the Christmas season starts the day after Thanksgiving. This is when we decided to watch the sequel to “A Christmas Story”. The usual comments ensued when this movie was announced. “Hollywood is out of ideas!” “Why ruin a classic?”. Yadda yadda yadda. I’ll admit that I was skeptical. I’m not one of those people that can continuously watch this movie during its 24-hour marathon on Christmas Day. However, I’m also not one of those people that despise it either. Once is good enough for me.

The question then is, how well does this movie live up to the original?

I quite enjoyed it! As far as Christmas movies go, this is definitely in the top 20 must-watch Christmas movies! I would still recommend watching this one even if you are not a fan of the original movie. In fact, I might even go so far as to say this is better than the original! I may even watch it a second time this year!

Spoiler Alert!!!

WoW: On the Eve of Dragonflight

Well folks, here we are. We are on the eve of Dragonflight, Blizzard’s 10th World of Warcraft expansion. I have moved all my toons out of Oribos and back to their respective capital city. As we return from saving the afterlife and begin our adventures in the Dragon Isles, let’s do an expansion character recap.

Being the nerd that I am, I have a spreadsheet in Google sheets to track my goals all through the Shadowlands. I began this spreadsheet during Battle for Azeroth but kicked it up a notch during this expansion. Many have already told me that there are addons that will do a lot of this for me. I appreciate the suggestions but I enjoy doing it my way instead. I am going to use that spreadsheet to discuss my Shadowlands progress. You’ve been warned that this post will be a little data-heavy.

Andor Episode 12

Andor Episode 12

Title: Rix Road
Director: Benjamin Caron

Andor Episode 12 is the Season One finale; just in time for Thanksgiving (if you live in the US). This episode will give you plenty to talk about at Thanksgiving dinner (instead of politics). We know there will be a time-lapse between this season and the next. How will this season end?

Cassian returns home for his mother’s funeral, which has a sacred and honored tradition on Ferrix. However, is he walking into a trap? Everyone is there looking for him to either arrest him or kill him. Tensions among the citizens are high because of the Empire’s presence and things are hitting their tipping point.

Andor Episode 11

I love the symmetry of this scene with Rogue One

Title: Daughter of Ferrix
Director: Benjamin Caron

This is the penultimate episode. Andor (and Melshi) have escaped their prison on Narkina 5. Where are they going next? Perhaps to recover Cassian’s money? Maybe to Ferrix to check on Maarva? What about the Spellhaus attack? Let’s talk about Andor Episode 11!

We are building to a crescendo as Cassian is again a fugitive from the Empire. A moniker he will have for the rest of his life. As he and Melshi plan their next moves, Luthen and Mon Mothma are forced to make more sacrifices for the Rebellion.

Andor Episode 10

Andor Episode 10

Title: One Way Out
Director: Toby Haynes

Time for the great escape. Every Tom, Dick, and Harry will be watching this episode (IYKYK). It’s hard to believe we only have two episodes left after this one and then we have to wait until 2024 for Season 2! Be that as it may, let’s discuss the events of Andor Episode 10.

This is another exceptional episode. Some great edge-of-your-seat action and suspense. There is also more exceptional acting, which I will get to later. This episode is everything I wanted in a Star Wars-themed prison break. You really get the sense that not all of these guys are hardened criminals. In fact, most of them, like Cassian, may be wrongfully imprisoned.

Thoughts on Tales of the Jedi

Tales of the Jedi

Last Wednesday, along with the 8th episode of Andor, Disney also released a series of animated shorts called Tales of the Jedi. There are six in total, the longest episode is about 18 minutes. They cover specific significant moments in the lives of Count Dooku and Ahsoka Tano. I am going to cover some of my thoughts on Tales of the Jedi but in doing so, there will be spoilers.

First, before the spoiler warning, I want to say that I did enjoy these shorts. I didn’t watch them immediately, but I now see why everyone enjoys them so much. I hope they make more but perhaps about other Jedi because it’s cool to get different perspectives on these characters. A Leia and Rey series of shorts would be amazing!

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