October 10, 2020

What I'm Watching: Hubie Halloween

The Kid took off to see grandma for the weekend and that means Daddy gets to watch what he wants. I saw this trailer the other day and decided to watch it tonight, and I have to admit I was very pleased with it.

Adam Sandler delivers his usual town idiot character, the sweet but bullied imbecile. This movie has a ton of cameos and the typical adult humor that Sandler movies are known for, but it is still a pretty good show. In addition to the Happy Madison stable of collaborators and actors, there are several actors from my daughters Disney shows. One of those actors that was preparing to be in this movie is the late Cameron Boyce who passed away last year. He had played Sandler's on-screen son in Grown Ups and Grown Ups 2. In fact, Sandler has a special dedication to Boyce at the end of the movie.
All in all, a fun movie with quite a few laughs and tons of Halloween atmosphere. Give it a shot and let me know what you think!

October 5, 2020

What I'm Watching: The Monster Squad

I had all intentions of watching a new vampire movie with the Kid, but she was worried that it was too scary. Yeah, definitely need to have her watch more so that I can build up her tolerance. Anyway, we ended up watching THE MONSTER SQUAD. 

This movie came out the year after I joined the Navy so I wasn't necessarily the target market. In fact, I'm not even sure that the kids involved were the target market. This was the first time that I had watched it and have to admit that I really enjoyed it.

Now remember, I watched it with my 10 yo daughter. She probably should be a little older to watch this, but I explain things to my kid. Your discretion is advised. There is language and some scenes that probably will need some context by parents. I had to explain what a virgin is and how some things the boys did were not really appropriate. Some of the jokes were dated, but overall, if your watching and can lend context, then they should like it. My kid did. 

Are you a "Monster Squad kid?" Or are you like me and watching it much later in life?

October 4, 2020

The Mandalorian and Baby Yoda Return!

October 30th will see the return of THE MANDALORIAN and his ward, the Baby Yoda. We've already heard that Rosario Dawson will be showing up as Ahsoka Tano to the delight of many CLONE WARS fans. In the new Season Two trailer below, you'll notice a figure in the shadows. This new character is played by WWE superstar Sasha Banks, but there is still speculation to who she is. Many are talking on the interwebs that it may be Sabine Wren. In REBELS she associates with Ahsoka and it doesn't happen too much before the timeline of THE MANDALORIAN.

With the imminent approach of Season Two, these characters are everyone in the merch world. We had to pick up a shirt for school and some groceries and the Kid snagged two Baby Yoda items. For me, I'm just thrilled that it'll soon be back and so I'll binge the first season again.

So, are you ready for it? Have you watched it? What are you're thoughts about the mysterious lady?