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Mark Naff breaks down the various adaptations of Two-Minute Warning.
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Romona Comet reviews the recent Netflix movie The Lovebirds.
THIS WEEK ON MONSOONVISION
Movie: Never Too Young to Die (1986)
“Lance Stargrove, a young man who, with the help of secret agent Danja Deering, must avenge the death of his secret-agent father at the hands of evil hermaphrodite Velvet Von Ragnar.”
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BOOKS READ THIS WEEK
I haven’t actually been watching a lot of movies lately (besides Justice League Dark: Apokolips War which you can read my full thoughts on here). However, I have been reading quite a bit. So since Kane is out of the trenches this week and I’m filling in I’m shaking things up a bit.
Bambi: A Life in the Woods
The forward stated that Bambi was a delicious book. And while at no point did I think of wanting to eat the deer, the book is actually really great. I haven’t seen the Disney film in years, but I know for a fact the book is much better. There’s a lot of interesting stuff to pull from the pages. If Disney really is planning on remaking Bambi, I hope they try and make it much more faithful to the source material. (5/5)
I read this YA novel in a day. It’s about homeless teens and an art drop-in center for at-risk youth. I got this book at a book fair a year ago, and decided to read it because I knew I could read it quickly. It’s a fast read in no small part due to author Eric Walters knowing how to craft compelling stories with interesting characters. I highly recommend this book as well as Walters’s two novels set during and after 9/11. (5/5)
TV SHOWS WATCHED
Riverdale Season 1 (episodes 11, 12, 13)
As a life long Archie Comics fan, I finally decided to take the plunge and get back into Riverdale. I saw a season 4 episode earlier this year while hanging with some friends and thought it looked so ridiculously dumb that I had to see how the show had reached that point. I watched season 1 back in 2017 as it was airing on The CW, but only while rewatching it this time did I notice how good the first season actually is. Like really good. Once you can move past Riverdale completely revamping and moving these iconic characters into a dark and mature setting the plot is full of twists and turns. I know that it eventually starts to go downhill in season 3, but for now Riverdale is pretty great. (4.5/5)
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Season 7 (episode 1)
AoS returned for its final season this week and man was it good! Coulson is back as a LMD and the gang is in 1931 trying to save HYDRA to save S.H.I.E.L.D. I love the season long arcs the series has been doing for the last couple years and with the promise of seeing lots of familiar faces show up, it looks like AoS will be going out on a high note. I’ll make sure to post a Spoil Away! thread once the seventh season finale drops. (5/5)
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