I have dedicated this page to movies, series and books that I have watched, read or listened to in 2022 (these have to be fairly current to make the list). Newest content is at the top. Here’s the only deal for this year: Half of what I watch need to be watched while I’m on a treadmill. Go!
The Expanse, Season 1: I’m definitely a little behind on this series, but what a start. I really like when there are multiple independent plotlines that will eventually cascade together. Great intrigue thus far.
The Orville, Season 3: What a train wreck. They took away all the humor and left mediocre politically pandering sci-fi in its place. The episodes are genuinely hard to finish at this point and I’m only sticking with it because I was a fan of the first two seasons.
The Boys, Seasons 1-3: Wow. Gruesome, disgusting and an absolute treat in term of visuals and story telling (not perfect, but great). The introduction of a non-permanent super hero serum is a little off the rails, but I’m willing to roll with it just to see who dies next.
The Batman: Definitely better than I expected it to be. Robert seems a little young for the role (maybe too scrawny) but I think overall everything worked.
Everything Everywhere All At Once: Trippy! I liked it.
Jurassic World: Dominion (Theater): That was a pretty wild ride. I appreciate the effort the writers made to merge the two worlds together. The last half of the movie was formulaically intense. It worked for me.
Top Gun: Maverick (Theater): This is an example of a good movie. Lots of awesome action, solid casting and the feel good ending that the world desperately needed.
Infinite (Amazon Prime): This movie way beyond stupid. Literally nothing made sense to me. Keep that egg safe!
Wrath of Man (Amazon Prime)
Dune (Amazon Prime)
Ghostbusters: Afterlife (Amazon Prime)
Turning Red (Disney+)
The Eternals (Disney+): That’s a fairly massive chunk of history the movie tries to bite off. It sort of works. Certainly fun to watch.
Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings (Disney+): Really liked it. Awkwafina always seems to add to but then take away from some of the mood (not a knock- she’s either really great or, conversely, over the top). Love the story, settings and action.