Friday, July 13, 2018

Atlanta 1.09

Juneteenth

Van drags Earn to a party thrown by Monique, Van's friend, and Craig, her white husband. It is a Juneteenth party Earn doesn't want to be there. He deals with it in a number of ways. At first he won't play along, then he does, then Van starts losing interest in being there.

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Cowboy Bebop 1.10

Ganymede Elegy

The Bebop stops on Ganymede, Jet's home planet. They are there to turn in a bounty whom they caught between this episode and the last one. Edward is still with them but doesn't play a very big role in this episode. The same can be said about Faye. She catches some rays in a bikini while Spike turns in the bounty and Jet visits an old friend, an old girlfriend, Alisa.

Sunday, July 8, 2018

GLOW 2.02

Candy of the Year

The first show of the season doesn't go very well or at least not well enough. Sam decides to make all the wrestlers audition for time on the show. Debbie tries to get Sam and Bash to listen to her. Behind her back they are very dismissive. She invites them both over for dinner but they don't show. Instead Tammé shows up for dinner and the two talk one-on-one for probably the first time. Something that Tammé says gives Debbie an idea for how to yet the crowd more excited, candy. She buys a few cases of Nerds, the candy of the year to hand out at the match.

Thursday, July 5, 2018

Atlanta 1.08

The Club

Earn, Paper Boi, and Darius hang out at Primal. Paper Boi is there to make an appearance. He is getting paid for it or at least that's how it is supposed to work. Earn spends most of the episode trying to get the club's manager to pay up. He doesn't like to drink but has a few anyway, which isn't to his benefit. Paper Boi is grumpy because he gets upstaged by another performer who is more popular than him. He hangs with a woman who seems very friendly but when the night ends he finds out that she already has a boyfriend.

Not bad but also not my favorite episode. There is one moment that was so surreal it made me laugh.

Wednesday, July 4, 2018

L.A. Confidential (1997)

I saw this movie at the Uptown on Connecticut Avenue when it was first released. I recall being very impressed.

There are lots of characters in this movie but there are three that are highlighted early in the movie: Jack Vincennes (Kevin Spacey), Bud White (Russell Crowe), and Ed Exley (Guy Pearce). They are all police officers but they each seem to be at different points in their career. Vincennes is the oldest of the three. He spends most of his time as a consultant on Badge of Honor, a TV show. White is a detective who gets suspended early in the movie because he won't testify against several other officers including his partner. Exley is the youngest of the three. He is pushing for a promotion. He wants to become a detective but his supervisor nixes it. An incident on Christmas Eve provides him the opportunity to jump the chain of command and get a promotion in return for testifying against several other officers.

Sunday, July 1, 2018

GLOW 2.01

Viking Funeral

Pre-production starts for the first season of GLOW. Sam is feeling the pressure although he doesn't frame it like that. Ruth has ideas but Sam doesn't want to hear them. Sam oversees the construction of the set while Ruth take the ladies to the mall. They take a camera man with them and he shoot lots of footage of them goofing off at the mall. They edit it all together into a montage and show it to Sam, who loses his cool after seeing what they produced.

Friday, June 29, 2018

Cowboy Bebop 1.09

Jamming with Edward

The Bebop stops on Earth. What brought them there isn't clear but when they hear about a big bounty for a hacker they stick around long enough to learn that once again not everything is as it seems. The hacker's name is Edward. They go looking for him but can't seem to find any reliable information about Edward. Instead of finding Edward, Edward finds them.