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I just came back from a pretty good 5-day out of town trip via a miserable 9-hour bus ride, so this past week's weeknotes are coming in late and will probably be a bit short.

The World

My Week

  • As mentioned, I was out of the house most of the week. Will probably write about the trip sometime later this week.

Media Diet

I did manage to watch some stuff this week though.

  • Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga (2020)

    • I finally watched this because it kept coming up in our quiz nights. When I first heard of it, I thought it was some sort of documentary. Turns out it's a comedy film starring Will Ferell and Rachel McAdams. The story is okay and the performances are pretty good. Some of the comedy bits seem unnecessary and/or go on way too long, perhaps a typical problem with Will Ferell films.

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  • Porco Rosso (1982)

    • Beautifully animated, as with all ghibli films. I thought it was going to be a war film, but it was really more of a duel about romance. Pretty good!

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  • The Boys season 3

    • Some good episodes in there, but I feel like the finale landed a bit flat for me. The season overall was okay, maybe not as good as season 2? Anthony Starr as Homelander continues to be one of the best-acted villains in television, esepcially in any scene where he is able to portray that seething insanity barely being kept in check. The Boys subreddit was recently in chaos because apparently many right wing fans didn't realize Homelander was actually a bad guy!

This coming week:

  • Alchemy Horizons: Baldur's Gate dropped on Magic Arena this week and Thor: Love and Thunder is in the theaters, but I was out so I have not yet had the time to enjoy them. Will probably start streaming HBG this week and watch Thor soon.
  • The 2022 GMTK game jam is next weekend and I plan to participate! I haven't done any gamedev in a while, so I hope I'm not too rusty!
Mon, July 11, 2022, 2:24 p.m. / / blog / #weeknotes #movies #tv #philippines #covid / Syndicated: mastodon twitter / 460 words

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tv The Boys season 3 Jul 09 2022 3.5