Stuff I’ve Read, Watched, Done – June 27, 2022

You know, I feel pretty busy, but maybe that’s just because I’m watching so many movies and television.

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(Alternate) Box Office Blockbuster Tourney: Round Three

So as explained some time ago, we are again playing a seeded tournament-style elimination game amongst each of the US domestic box office champion movies from the last 32 years, but this time with all-female judges.  Seeding was done via Rotten Tomatoes scores, with ties broken with Metacritic scores.  Three of our five judges will vote on each match-up of two films, with the winner advancing to the next round and the loser skulking off into obscurity, until we have our overall Champion!

Jurassic Park

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Hunt for the Wilderpeople

I hadn’t been to the cinema since I saw Captain America:  Civil War in India, but getting back out there for Hunt for the Wilderpeople turned out to be absolutely worthwhile.  This movie, the latest from New Zealand director Taika Waititi, provided pretty much everything I’m after in a movie-viewing experience.  Before it started, I was wondering how long it was, simply because I was so tired.  But only a few minutes in I was hooked and fully engaged with the film’s blend of charming, funny, and poignant.

Hunt for the Wilderpeople

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