TRG [me.uk]

Watching, reading, listening, talking.

The state of my reading #

As I’ve mentioned in the about page, I don’t read as often as I’d like. This has nothing to do with not having enough spare time (I have nothing but spare time) and more to do with just not being in the mood; I tend to have a period of a few months when I’ll read almost every day and get through four or five books, but then one day will just stop and not pick any up for another few months. Read more …

The American (2010) #

This is an okay movie with a few minor niggles and a big one: it’s boring. And George Clooney’s character was mysterious to the point of being dull. Read more …

Seven Psychopaths (2012) #

The first time I watched this was because I was bored and selected the first mildly interesting looking movie I saw and was glad I had done so within the first few minutes; the scene with the two “bad guys” talking about their imminent kill and its climax made me sit up and start paying attention. Read more …

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (2018) #

There is nothing I don't like about this movie and I really do see something new each time I watch. The style is just *so* damn good, and Miles' "leap of faith" is one of my favourite sequences in any animation. Read more …

Avengers: Endgame (2019) #

I keep coming back to this movie for various reasons; this time it was because I was in a low mood and sought comfort in something familiar. I tend to skip a few scenes but watch the large majority of the movie. Read more …

Community: done #

I finished watching Community last night and I did get quite emotionally involved in the final episode; I felt bad for Jeff especially. The episode itself was really well done in my opinion and did a good job of closing down the stories. Read more …

Early musical influences #

Growing up I was subjected to the musical tastes of my father and my eldest brother; both had a preference for rock music, with my dad's being naturally older artists like The Animals, whilst my brother's was Led Zeppelin, Nazareth and the like. I couldn't help but be influenced by them and as a result my earliest choices reflected that as I listened to Adam And The Ants, Status Quo, and Queen - not exactly similar bands but still leaning towards the heavier side of the spectrum whilst most of my friends were into Madness, Wham etc. Read more …

Community #

I’ve been watching Community on Netflix these past few weeks. I had seen the memes all over the internet but never really took an interest until one of my carers basically insisted I watch it. I wasn’t too sure at first but started to enjoy it after the third or fourth episode. There have been a few moments where I have laughed out loud but on the whole it just raises a little smile now and again. Read more …