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April 2018

#NowPlaying Jan Garbarek - Dansere #tweet

Looks like Netflix just switched to their new custom font for me #tweet

WWE hagiography aside, Bruno Sammartino lived the kind of life ripe for a movie treatment #tweet

I’m pained by the notion that Studio Ghibli is considered a genre unto itself, let alone anime as a whole. (It’s a medium, not a genre!) But gripes aside, this is a fine list for the uninitiated, with a spread that spans drama, action, romance and more avant storytelling. #video

Rampage was… meh. Pains me to say it b/c I like The Rock and we’re at a level above Michael Bay bull, but it is what it is: https://boxd.it/r7UvV #tweet

You know when you get a cold that bungs up your sinuses so bad you can’t hear bass frequencies? You don’t? Well anyway that’s me right now #tweet

A short documentary about an incredible trove of letterpress blocks for movie advertisements dating from the early 1980s to before the Talkie era, happened upon by chance by two friends antiquing in Nebraska. It really makes stark what might be lost in the move from the tangible to the digital in media. [c/o Kottke.org] #video

One can hold these beliefs simultaneously: Assad is a prick, and carpet-bombing Syrians has zero upside #tweet

Until they put WorldWide on the Network, WCW Saturday Night is the closest I’ll get to staying up after 1am on Thurs nights to watch on UTV #tweet

This arrived today, and now stands with the Million Dollar Man and Kevin Owens in keeping with the theme of Wrestlers With Beards https://t.co/ApZvJ4zleE #tweet

I’m listening to a new Bush Tetras song in 2018 #tweet

My Letterboxd reviews for March 2018

Alexander Skarsgård in Mute

And I thought my February in movies was bad: only seven films watched in March. Not even two a week. And April isn’t looking much better, considering almost half the month has gone by and I haven’t seen a single movie. Quality, not quantity, I keep telling myself, even when the results don’t always bear that out. More…

Today, I would be most grateful to breathe, and to taste things again #tweet

I won’t have a review for Making the Grade in time for its release tomorrow, but I enjoyed it; reminded me a lot of Être et Avoir #tweet

People getting weirdly antsy in my timeline about Jaws, Silence of the Lambs, etc being contextualised as horror films #tweet

When they say the Repeal campaign ‘lacks urgency’, I think they mean they’re frustrated at its refusal to play the usual ‘game’ #tweet

This is great; Cedric’s excitement is infectious. And if you didn’t watch his match with Mustafa Ali from last night, get that fixed pronto https://t.co/i3ajW3LQTt #tweet

Finally caught up with the Namajunas/Jedrzejczyk fight from UFC 223 and it didn’t disappoint, even if it was nearly all striking #tweet

Was listening to the POST Wrestling Mania review and they actually said Rousey’s match was the best on the card and weren’t taking the piss #tweet

It’s time for the WrestleMania Kickoff which means all wrestling tweets from me for the next seven hours #WM34 https://goo.gl/beYWKx #tweet

You know what? I’m glad my prediction for Gargano/Ciampa was off; what actually went down was exponentially better #NXTTakeOver #tweet

Joey Janela’s Spring Break 2 observations: Kikutaro is JUSTICE; Invisible Man did well for himself; Mikey Whipwreck is King Kong Bundy now #tweet

The best thing about Matt Riddle’s Bloodsport is that it was less than two hours long #tweet

I’m sure Mark Henry’s sentiment was genuine, but what he said was also completely unfair to Martha Hart #tweet

That Snickers Almond advert annoys me to an unreasonable degree #tweet

Three’s range of upgrades is… not good. I have no option to step up from my iPhone SE that isn’t €€€ for little cost benefit #tweet

There’s Conor McGregor being a national embarrassment again #tweet