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Game of Thrones Season 6 – Will It Book?

We’re halfway through HBO’s Game of Thrones season 6 – the season that’s gotten ahead of the books. It seems like a good time to check in, about whether things happening are from the books, might be in the books, are totally different from what we think is going to happen in the books…

The way that made sense to me to organize a bit geographically. It feels like all the action is going to one day end up all in one place, but we’re not there yet. And people have moved all over the place from when they almost all started in Winterfell way back when.

Brace yourselves. Spoilers below!

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What’s on Netflix, May 2016

The answer is… sort of nothing. I mean, there’s a few movies definitely worth watching, but for the majority this month seems like a good chance to catch up on things if you’re behind. Still need to see some of those classic movies that came on Netflix last month? This is a good chance to do so, they’ll be sticking around for May as well.

Sixteen Candles

Honestly, this is about the only movie that stood out to me as being worth watching this month. If you grew up in the 80’s or 90’s, this movie is an absolute classic. John Hughes perfectly captures the awkwardness of teen lives, from dealing with family to having a crush on someone who seems well out of your league.

To Catch a Thief

An Alfred Hitchcock classic. If you haven’t seen it, it’s worth checking out at least once – if anything at least to see the beautiful elegance of Cary Grant and Grace Kelly.

Beyond those two movies, there’s a lot of sequels (Kindergarten Cop 2…) and not-so-great comedies from the 90’s and 00’s like Bring it On 1 & 2 and The Nutty Professor. Several additional seasons of shows are being added, but really, use the month of May to catch up on what you’ve been meaning to watch.

What are you watching on Netflix right now?

What’s On Netflix April 2016

I’ve been a tad bit distracted this week getting ready to pack for a trip back home, but that hasn’t stopped me from noticing that new seasons of a few of my favorite shows are coming to Netflix this week.

Archer Season 6, available now

Archer is one of my absolute favorite shows, but I feel like I need to include a disclaimer. It is one of the most irreverent, offensive shows on TV, so if that is not your brand of humor, it’s probably not for you. However, if that sounds like your cup of tea (or, with Archer, whiskey) then all 6 seasons are now on Netflix just in time for season 7’s premiere tonight.

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What’s Good on Netflix: March 2016

There’s actually a lot of really exciting things either already on Netflix or coming out this month. You can see a full list here, but I’m highlighting a few of my favorite choices below.

Love, Actually and Robin Hood Prince of Thieves

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dat hair tho…

I feel as though Netflix is answering the need for more Alan Rickman this month by adding these two titles. Love, Actually is one of the only romantic comedies I can tolerate, and I haven’t seen Prince of Thieves in ages, but now that it’s on Netflix I think I will, if anything for the ridiculous 80’s hair.

Becoming Jane

If you’re a Jane Austen fan, this movie is worth checking out. Although not as well done as adaptations of Austen classics, it has a fantastic cast and a suitably melancholy plot.

Corpse Bride

A Tim Burton classic, and definitely worth watching if you haven’t seen it before and like the whimsical and macabre.

Blade Runner

A cult classic,  now available on Netflix! Which is great for people like me who have never had a chance to watch it (I’ve been busy?)

Star Trek 1-3 (yes, Wrath of Khan and Search for Spock!)

KHAAAAAAAANNNNNNNNNNNN!

House of Cards (season 4)

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If you have yet to get into House of Cards, you need to this weekend. (I apologize in advance, you may not get anything done due to this suggestion.) Kevin Spacey and Robin Wright are both fantastic in their roles as strong, power hungry D.C. heavy weights. The show can be hard to watch, but not in a Game of Thrones hard to watch way. The protagonists are both beyond morally grey, and yet you will absolutely find yourself rooting for them. The show was produced by David Fincher, and is one of the best shows on TV.

Daredevil (season 2)

If you haven’t watched it yet (cough *me* cough) you have some time until the March 18th premiere of season 2. And as you know, everyone here at Comparative Geeks recommends that you do.

Pee-wee’s Big Holiday

Also on March 18th comes the return of Pee-wee Herman in a new Netflix movie. If you’re like me and can’t hear “Tequila” without doing the Pee-wee’s Big Adventure dance because you grew up watching it, this will hopefully be worth the wait!

And just for fun, if you want to check out the worst movie I’ve ever seen, check out The Forbidden Kingdom when it comes to Netflix March 24th.

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I’m still angry at the ex who made me see this…

What are you looking forward to in March?

Favorite Truth Altering Moments

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Recently I have been thinking a lot about what it means to say something is true, which is a story for another time. In thinking about the idea of truth it made me think about the movies I have seen or stories that I have read where in the end truth seems to be a flexible idea. So here for your consideration are some of my favorite truth altering stories. Continue reading