Had a bit going on this week. Lots of just about everything going on.
In addition to everything else, I also received my copy of the Centipede Press Artist series on Don Punchatz which I plan to write an entire post about in the near future. I lived down the street from him when I was a teen. He just happened to be the dad of my friend Gregor Punchatz, and a somewhat famous artist.
During the early part of last week I was asked if I could possibly fly up to HQ for work to record an interview. Since it was something related to honoring Timothy Wenhold, who I've worked with for over thirty years, and best man at my wedding, I didn't think twice about it.
The timing also was good for another reason, as well. My current team consists of a couple of consultants. It also presented a good opportunity to sync up with them in person.
- Don't Breathe has been on my list to see for a long time and I'm glad I finally got a chance to catch it. It was pretty good. Nice tension.
- Revenger popped up as a recommendation for me on Netflix. A Korean revenge flick that looked to have some nice action in it. While I think it dragged a bit in areas and was about thirty to forty-five minutes too long, the action scenes were worth it.
- Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels is an early Guy Ritchie film I hadn't yet seen. He's hit or miss for me, but I liked Sherlock Holmes and I really love Snatch. It was okay. I can seen the building blocks in it for Snatch, but it definitely isn't as good.
- Killzone 2 (the American title) had been in my Netflix queue a while. Being in the mood for some action after seeing Revenger, I decided to check this film out finally. A bit long, but some great fight scenes.
- Wind River is a film by Taylor Sheridan, which is a name I've started following because I've really enjoyed the movies he's scripted along with his TV work on the series Yellowstone. Really good film. A number of the actors also appear in Yellowstone, and with the setting a bit similar it was a little disorienting to me for a bit.
A group of friends get together very occasionally for an evening of board games and last night was one such night. Since I was away and got nothing to my own table, it was welcome timing.
Welcome to... can play up to one-hundred players, so our group of eight was well within the player count. A fun game that, once you get the rules, feels a bit like bingo. You just have random cards that come up rather than numbers like B23, and instead of marking a grid, you mark homes within a neighborhood to build yours up into the best one around.
Secret Hitler was really fun and quick enough we played it twice. Players are secretly handed out who they are. They are a liberal or a fascist, and one person, is Hitler. Either side could win by passing six policies for their side, but the game could end sooner if the fascists can put Hitler in a position to obtain power, or the liberals determine who Hitler is and kill him first.
Lords of Waterdeep is a great, easy, worker-placement game set in the Dungeons & Dragons universe. While it looks like a complex game, once you get through the first round you see how straightforward it is. The turns go quick. I've played the iOS version of the game on my iPad, but this is the first time I've played the physical game. Great fun.