*ROW80 update at the bottom of the post
Ah, yes, it’s summer again. Around here, summer lasts roughly half the year and the temperatures average 542°F.
Okay…maybe I’m exaggerating. But not by much.
Fortunately, there are a few good movies to watch while we hide out from the heat.
This summer, I’m all about the thrill. Give me some horror, a little adventure, a touch of psychological disturbance and maybe a super hero or two.
There are two upcoming releases I’m super-duper excited to see:
The Dark Tower series is my all-time favorite Stephen King story. I can hardly wait to see how they’ve translated it into film.
I read IT around sixth grade (clearly, I needed more adult supervision with my reading choices). It’s still on my list as one of the scariest stories ever.
I’m planning to reread the novel before I see the movie.
There are several movies I missed in the theater, but I’ll be just as happy watching them on video:
I’m a little hesitant with M. Night Shyamalan movies. Sometimes they work for me, other times… But Split was highly recommended to me, so I’ll give it a chance.
The original Resident Evil movie is one of my favorites. Of course I have to see all the installments, including Resident Evil: The Final Chapter.
The trailer for A Cure for Wellness reminds me a bit of Shutter Island and American Horror Story: Asylum. How could that not be fun?
Ah, Life. We all know alien life forms are always evil. Why do people keep looking for them?
Alien: Covenant is another case where the original movie is one of my favorites, compelling me to see how the rest of the story turns out.
I’ve grown rather fond of the seemingly endless Spider-Man reboots. I hear Spider-Man: Homecoming isn’t another origin story, so that’s a plus.
And here’s the ROW80* update:
This week’s goals are coming along nicely. Now, I just need to keep up the pace for the rest of the week.
Still working on the STO scene. I’d hoped to have it done by today, but I knew that’d be a stretch. I think I’m on track to finish by the end of the week.
I’m putting in lots more than the minimums I set, to the tune of 45-50 minutes daily. I’m tempted to raise the minimums but reluctant to do so until I know I can consistently put in these kind of hours.
Now that I’m back to a normal routine, the intermittent fasting is no problem, and I’ve been able to increase my workout time for each session.
*ROW80, also known as a Round of Words in 80 days is an opportunity for us to set goals (for writing and/or other areas) and share them with a community ready to keep you accountable and cheer you on. If you’re interested in ROW80, you can find more info here and the latest check in post here.
For my fellow ROWbots (or anyone working on a goal or two): How’s it going?
For everyone: What’s on your summer watch list?