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It’s Not the Catalina Wine Mixer, But…

A sequel to ‘Step Brothers’ doesn’t appear to be happening anytime this century. The popular comedy starring Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly appears to be a standalone favorite. Is that a good thing? A bad thing?

The debate rages on.

What is happening is a new film called ‘Holmes and Watson’ that stars Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly, which happens to be a comedy.

Hmmm…

Is ‘Holmes and Watson’ a Step Brothers’ sequel in disguise? Wouldn’t that be exactly what Brennan and Dale would do? Weren’t Sherlock Holmes and Doctor Watson like brothers in a sense?

Well played, Dragon and Night Hawk, well played.

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Where Am I?

Let’s play a game! More specifically, how about a riddle?   

It’s no ordinary day, that’s for sure,
for when you arrive, there’s an airy lure
After a while, it can feel mundane, just another routine,
been there, done that: The same old scene
Our imagination springs to life, where else?
‘Wait, do I still have my belt?’
You’ve dreamt about it, thought about it, realize time is running fast,
oh, here and there would be a blast in this world so vast
My seat is comfortable, everyone around me focused and calm,
all before I sink into reality, yet my mind is stuck on Guam
The final clue is all that awaits, for it’s up to you to cope,
with that board staring back, winking at you with some entertaining hope…

Where am I?

The answer will be revealed tomorrow!

Just Normal Things on Friday the 13th

Strange things happen on Friday the 13th. Stranger things happen on Friday the 13th when Netflix is involved.

Case in point:

10 new episodes of ’80s-inspired awesomeness formally known as season 2 of the hit Netflix original series Stranger Things arrive on Friday, October 27th.

PSA: Stock up on Eggo’s frozen waffles. You’ll probably get hungry during a 10-hour Stranger Things binge…

I’d Kill to Ride the Orient-Express

“Flashback Friday” is a thing in American culture.

But what about “Flash-Forward Friday”?

Murder on the Orient Express was a very well-received 20th century novel by Agatha Christie. In part, that praise may be the result of the stunning views and luxurious cabins that make up a train ride on and along the Orient-Express.

Breathtakingly beautiful.

Returning to Ms. Christie’s literary prowess, some may argue that her engaging mystery is a giant in the realm of crime fiction. And the reason the aforementioned category “crime fiction” is not limited to books in the previous sentence is because, as it’s turning out, Murder on the Orient Express is looking more and more like a thrilling cinematic ride in its own right.

Slated for theatrical release on November 10, 2017, the film’s cast (Kenneth Branagh, Johnny Depp, Daisy Ridley, Michelle Pfeiffer, Judi Dench, Penélope Cruz, Josh Gad, Leslie Odom Jr., Willem Dafoe) is preparing audiences for unrestrained (ironic, yes, I know) chaos this November that can only be matched by our own wild and crazy Thanksgiving dinners.

Here’s an early Thanksgiving treat: A second helping of sorts for Murder on the Orient Express in the form of its second (and recently released) trailer.  

Should I read the book or just wait and see the movie?

Reading is fun, that’s true. However, if I read the book before seeing the film and, thereby, discover all the entertaining spoilers, would I go mental? To that I might say, duh.

That never-ending, fundamental conundrum continues to (metaphorically) kill book and movie lovers. The back-and-forth book vs. movie debate will never reveal its definitive killer and victim (of sorts) to the end of providing a standardized answer in every person’s case…

unlike a certain train full of fascinatingly suspicious passengers.