Movies 2022

I've watched 98 movies so far in 2022.

Title (Year of Release) - Date Watched (ツ) = Re-watch

  1. tick, tick... BOOM! (2020) - 01/07
  2. The Matrix (1999) - 01/08 (ツ)
  3. The Matrix Reloaded (2003) - 01/08 (ツ)
  4. The Matrix Revolutions (2003) - 01/08 (ツ)
  5. The Matrix Resurrections (2021) - 01/09
  6. A Quiet Place (2018) - 01/09 (ツ)
  7. A Quiet Place Part II (2020) - 01/09
  8. Beanie Mania (2021) - 01/14
  9. Writing With Fire (2021) - 01/30
  10. The House (2021) - 02/03
  11. Chess of the Wind (1976) - 02/05
  12. Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter (1984) - 02/10
  13. The Power of the Dog - (2021) - 02/10
  14. Dredd (2012) - 02/15
  15. Friday the 13th Part V: A New Beginning (1985) - 02/24
  16. Repulsion (1965) - 03/03
  17. Friday the 13th Part VI: Jason Lives (1986) - 03/08
  18. Attenberg (2010) - 03/13
  19. Scream (2022) - 03/14
  20. Licorice Pizza (2021) - 03/15
  21. CODA (2021) - 03/29
  22. Diner (1982) - 04/01
  23. Nightmare Alley (2021) - 04/02
  24. The Weekend Away (2022) - 04/03
  25. The Player (1992) - 04/04
  26. Friday the 13th Part VII: The New Blood (1988) - 04/05
  27. Pi (1998) - 04/06 (ツ)
  28. I Heart Huckabees (2004) - 04/09 (ツ)
  29. The Night House (2021) - 04/15
  30. A Serious Man (2009) - 04/19 (ツ)
  31. The Batman (2022) - 05/01
  32. Memories of Murder (2003) - 05/03
  33. Windfall (2022) - 05/08
  34. Friday the 13th Part VIII: Jason Takes Manhattan (1989) - 05/17
  35. Enough Said (2013) - 05/20
  36. The End of the Tour (2015) - 05/22
  37. Long Shot (2019) - 05/22
  38. La La Land (2016) - 05/22 (ツ)
  39. Le Ballon Rouge (1956) - 05/22
  40. College (1927) - 05/23
  41. The Cat and the Canary (1927) - 05/23
  42. IT (1927) - 05/23
  43. Underworld (1927) - 05/23
  44. The Unknown (1927) - 05/23
  45. Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans (1927) - 05/24
  46. Green Room (2015) - 05/24
  47. Cop Land (1997) - 05/29
  48. The Northman (2022) - 06/04
  49. Old (2021) - 06/14
  50. Mean Girls (2004) - 06/14 (ツ)
  51. Sister Act (1992) - 06/19 (ツ)
  52. Sister Act 2: Back in the Habit (1993) - 06/19 (ツ)
  53. O Brother, Where Art Thou? (2000) - 06/27 (ツ)
  54. Jason Goes to Hell: The Final Friday (1993) - 06/28
  55. The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014) - 07/01 (ツ)
  56. This Is Where I Leave You (2014) - 07/14 (ツ)
  57. When Harry Met Sally (1989) - 07/16 (ツ)
  58. Police Story (1985) - 07/19
  59. Jason X (2001) - 07/26
  60. The Blob (1988) - 07/26
  61. The Witch (2015) - 08/02 (ツ)
  62. The Umbrellas of Cherbourg (1964) - 08/05
  63. Singin' in the Rain (1952) - 08/07 (ツ)
  64. Freddy vs. Jason (2003) - 08/10
  65. Sorry to Bother You (2018) - 08/12
  66. Prey (2022) - 08/12
  67. Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World (2003) - 08/13
  68. Velvet Buzzsaw (2019) - 08/13
  69. Ida (2013) - 08/14
  70. Belfast (2021) - 08/14
  71. Escape from New York (1981) - 08/16
  72. Last Night in Soho (2021) - 08/20
  73. Friday the 13th (2009) - 08/23
  74. The Favourite (2018) - 08/24 (ツ)
  75. 1917 (2019) - 08/26 (ツ)
  76. Elvis (2022) - 09/04
  77. Everything Everywhere All At Once (2022) - 09/13
  78. Bears (2014) - 09/13
  79. Alps (2011) - 09/16
  80. Uncharted (2022) - 09/18
  81. Fiddler on the Roof (1971) - 09/19 (ツ)
  82. Terror Squad (1987) - 09/20
  83. Clue (1985) - 09/30 (ツ)
  84. Hocus Pocus 2 (2022) - 10/02
  85. The Trip to Spain (2017) - 10/18 (ツ)
  86. Suspiria (2018) - 10/20
  87. Matriarch (2022) - 10/22
  88. Barbarian (2022) - 10/27
  89. Fresh (2022) - 10/29
  90. X (2022) - 11/01
  91. Pearl (2022) - 11/01
  92. Marcel the Shell with Shoes On (2021) - 11/04
  93. Confess, Fletch (2022) - 11/06
  94. Letter Never Sent (1959) - 11/10
  95. Used Cars (1980) - 11/17 (ツ)
  96. The Menu (2022) - 11/20
  97. Blood Rage (1987) - 11/22
  98. See How They Run (2022) - 11/23

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Books 2022

I've read six books so far in 2022.

Author/Publisher - Title (Year of Release) - Date Completed

  1. Ari Shavit - My Promised Land (2018) - 02/27
  2. Alana Newhouse - The 100 Most Jewish Foods: A Highly Debatable List (2019) - 04/02
  3. Lawrence A. Hoffman - The Art of Public Prayer (2009) - 05/01
  4. Peninnah Schramm - Jewish Stories One Generation Tells Another (1993) - 06/21
  5. Stella Suberman - The Jew Store (1998) - 08/03
  6. Dennis Prager, Joseph Telushkin - Why the Jews? (2003) - 10/02

Currently Reading

  • Mordecai M. Kaplan - Judaism as a Civilization (1981)
  • Stephanie Butnick, Liel Leibovitz, Mark Oppenheimer - The Newish Jewish Encyclopedia (2019)

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TV 2022

I've watched many seasons of many shows/specials so far in 2022. (ツ = Re-watch)

  1. The Sopranos - S3-7
  2. Love - S3
  3. Al Madrigal's Why is the Rabbit Crying? (2013)
  4. Sort of - S1
  5. American Auto - S1
  6. Yellowjackets - S1
  7. Ghosts (US) - S1
  8. Top Chef - S18
  9. Derek DelGaudio's In & of Itself (2020)
  10. Love is Blind - S2
  11. Love is Blind: Japan - S1
  12. Veep - S1, 2 (ツ)
  13. Severance - S1
  14. Search Party - S5
  15. The Dropout
  16. The Great - S2
  17. The Great Pottery Throw Down - S5
  18. Apple & Onion - S1
  19. The Baby - S1
  20. Under the Banner of Heaven
  21. Fred Armisen's Standup for Drummers (2022)
  22. Somebody Feed Phil - S5, 6
  23. Only Murders in the Building - S2
  24. Gary Gulman's The Great Depresh (2019)
  25. Norm Macdonald's Nothing Special (2022)
  26. Catherine Cohen's The Twist...? She's Gorgeous (2022)
  27. Taylor Tomlinson's Look at You (2022)
  28. Rutherford Falls - S2
  29. The Bear - S1
  30. The Resort - S1
  31. Simon Amstell's Set Free (2019)
  32. Taylor Tomlinson's Quarter-Life Crisis (2020)
  33. Reboot - S1
  34. The Great British Baking Show - S13
  35. Evil - S1-3
  36. The Amazing Race - S34
  37. Survivor - S42, 43
  38. Ken Burns' The U.S. and the Holocaust
  39. Guillermo del Toro's Cabinet of Curiosities
  40. The Big Brunch

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Public Private Thoughts: November 18, 2022

I hope that Trip Hawkins has a nice Thanksgiving.


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...'cause I won't remember...

A few years back, detailed slightly when I wrote about Signal (please use Signal!), I got a little too deep into the weeds regarding privacy/security. Not that that's a bad thing to be thinking about and take actions to protect, but it also got me to a spot where I started making an effort to try and be less on my phone and more engaged in the moment. And not that that's a bad thing either, but the two together have resulted in me not being on Instagram anymore and me not pulling out my phone as much to take a picture of something, and so now most of my memories of being somewhere or going on vacation are only really viewable through the lens of my wife's phone/camera/eye. She has a lovely eye for things and we have some cross-over in our interests, but it's a weird thing to think about, and I'm not sure what even made me think of it just now.

Anyway, I'm going to try to take more pictures while just being mindful of it. That's something I would like to get better at doing.


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Mr. Belvedere: Dancing Daniel Craig

Belvedere Vodka's new commercial has Daniel Craig pulling a Christopher Walken, dancing through a hotel (no flying though). A fun watch if you want to see Craig having fun, loving life. Also, it's directed by Taika Waititi.


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Reel Talk: Carter the Coen Collaborator

A lovely write up on longtime Coen Brothers collaborator Carter Burwell.

The Polymath Film Composer Known as “the Third Coen Brother” by David Owen, The New Yorker


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Reel Talk: Long Live Mia Goth

Still reelin' from the Ti West, X / Pearl double-feature I did with my good friend Jesse the other night. Both are great-yet-different movies, but also: Mia Goth forever?


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Public Private Thoughts: October 31, 2022

We bought two 18-count variety boxes of full-size candy bars. We have 12 left. Everyone received a treat this year, so happy Halloween, y'all.


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The Decline of Arpège

This is a story that makes me sad about a restaurant my wife and I enjoyed on our honeymoon. Sounds like she and I made it in just before its decline. I'm happy to have had a good experience and that memory, but it's a bummer to hear about how the past few years have not been so great for the place.

The decline of Arpège by Meg Zimbeck, Paris by Mouth

Alain Passard of Arpège embraces my wife.
Hey, that's my wife you asshole!
(Alain Passard, chef/owner of L'Arpège, embraces my wife after our meal.)


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Weekend Update: October 23, 2022

Some random weekend things:


Friday

Wife and I had a nice impromptu night out on Friday. Dinner and good drinks at FRAMEbar. Just feelin' it, and it was worth it.

Also, I order myself a Pixel 7. More as that develops.


Saturday

We're back to the beginning of the Torah cycle, and study was a really good time at Temple on Saturday morning.


Sunday

Good times and joy flew out out the window on Sunday when 17 bags of landscaping rocks were hefted about. The end result looks nice - almost makes the hard work worth it - but my body will surely disagree tomorrow.

At least I had some good jams to listen to while doing all that manual labor!


Hey! How was your weekend?


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New Music Day: October 21, 2022

This week is rich with new releases, but also an album of covers, and a delightful re-release!


New

  1. Archers of Loaf - Reason in Decline
  2. Carly Rae Jepsen - The Loneliest Time

    I listened to the new CRJ album while doing chores and yard work this weekend. I like it!

  3. Sloan - Steady

    I listened to the new Sloan album while driving to and from various locations this weekend. I like it!

  4. Taylor Swift - Midnights

  5. Tegan and Sara - Crybaby

But also

  1. Slater-Kinney - Dig Me In: A Dig Me Out Covers Album (Various artists covering Sleater-Kinney's Dig Me Out)

Re-release

  1. Jon Brion - Meaningless

    I listened to a few songs while laying in bed, but enjoyed the album upon initial release 20 years ago. Nice to have it back in my life.


Happy listening!

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Public Private Thoughts: October 19, 2022

For no particular reason at all, I was thinking about Alps a lot this morning. Love that Yorgos.


I have no idea why Coke is calling its normal, everyday line of beverages its "Value Collection." Weird.


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Public Private Thoughts: October 18, 2022

If you have Hulu and aren't watching Reboot, then I don't know what you're paying for.


RIP Jason Voorhees Actor, Ted White


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HBD Mom

Happy 72nd birthday, mom! (she doesn't read this)


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Signal Boost(ers)

I remain somewhat of a Signal loyalist, but this news is kind of a bummer. I suppose I understand where they're coming from, but I feel like their explanation is a little weak, and that what they aren't saying is how removing this beloved feature will help with multi-platform app parity down the line.


I got my second Covid booster and flu shots on Monday night. I was a little achy Tuesday, but good until a small fever kicked in at night. Today though, I've just been achy and exhausted. Here's to hoping I wake up tomorrow feeling 100%.


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