So amidst catch catching episodes of shows I watch on an off/on basis, (stuff like What We Do in the Shadows, Jean-Claude Van Johnson, Forged in Fire, & The Boys - i.e. stuff I occasionally find myself in the right frame of mind to watch) I watched (or started) the following...
Finally caught this. I've wanted to see it ever since it was released nearly a decade ago! That long? Shoot... anyway, yeah, it fell through the cracks. But I finally checked it out. Hell yes was this fun. Very true to my understanding of the source material. The whole thing oozed it's own dark style. It was violent and action packed and... Judge Dredd. I am now sad we don't have firm plans / announcement for a sequel.
Army of the Dead: (Netflix)
First off, the story makes no damn sense. Right from the beginning when a group of soldiers are told to... , you know characters are going to make the decision that looks best on screen and not the smart decision. If you're cool with that, this show will show you some crazy fun zombie antics and violence. If you're not down for that, sit this Snyder show out. The setting / characters are all cardboard thin stock characters who exist to shoot a literal army of zombies on the strip and in casinos with all the bullets.
 ...run from the loosed alpha zombie, despite the fact that they are heavily armed and could have killed/hurt it while it was still in the metal box and they RUN into the desert, despite the fact that they have a [couple] fully operational Hummer's right there! Still running if I remember correctly...
Blue Miracle: (Netflix)
OK... so now we get a little more... wholesome than the first two films. I had never heard of the true story this is based upon so I cannot comment on what changes Netflix almost certainly did make to it in order to make the film more compelling. (And I know enough about Hollywood to know that SOMETHING got tweaked. Probably a lot of somethings.) Anyway, it is still a compelling feel good story. I mean, it's almost a trope at this point. Good man with a dark past is running an orphanage for street boys. That doesn't pay well and he's gonna lose the building to the bank. He needs cash fast. Old associate offers him a way to earn it by getting back into the drug trade on a limited basis. Instead, he rolls the dice on a washed up sports fisherman and big cash prize. I won't spoil the rest but come on! You know how this ends. It's fun and wholesome and good.
Marvel's M.O.D.O.K.: (Hulu)
I... wanted to like this more. Now... it's not bad. It's just not as good as I expected it to be. Maybe it'll improve. I'm only a couple of episodes in. And a lot of comedies take a few episodes to get their feet under them. But... I just... I didn't come to this kind of property to watch a relationship drama and see M.O.D.O.K. 'learn and grow' as a giant headed evil (ineffectual) mastermind. The jokes about A.I.M. and S.H.I.E.L.D. are fun. They name drop the MCU at all times. (The Pym Particle gummies was a particular favorite.) But then it drags for the family stuff (at least to me). And seriously, you married M.O.D.O.K.! You've been with him long enough to have teenagers together! (Which means you've had sex with him.) And you don't know what kind of self-absorbed narcissist you are dealing with? Just... what? Anyway, I will keep watching it. But it will probably slip down into the 'watch it when I am in the mood' list, particularly with Ragnarok Season two (Netflix) just out, Sweet Tooth (Netflix) coming out June 4th, and Loki (Disney) coming out June 9th.