Saturday, December 30, 2023

Favorites of 2023 | Movies

This movie-viewing year ends on a sad note for me, as the theater I have been going to for the past 25 years closed down just a few weeks ago. Almost every movie I've gone to see or have taken my kids to for two decades were watched in that theater. Huge bummer.

BUT, I got to see some great movies in that theater this year, including all three of my favorite movies of the year. Without further ado:




When I went to see Thanksgiving, I knew it would be my last movie in that theater, and it felt right. Horror movies are made for the theater, and I'm glad I got to see so many at my local theater over the years. Great memories!

Friday, December 29, 2023

Favorites of 2023 | Albums


It's the last few days of the year, and I like many others are reflecting on some of my favorite things from this past year. Being on multiple music podcasts means I listen to a lot of albums over the course of a year, and narrowing things down to just a few favorites is not possible. So, I'm going with my fifteen favorite albums of the year:


Overkill: Scorched

Creeper: Sanguivore

Dethklok: Dethalbum IV

Extreme: Six

Night Demon: outsider

Nita Strauss: Call of the Void

Metallica: 72 Seasons

Avenged Sevenfold: Life is But a Dream...

Winger: Seven

Baroness: Stone

KK's Priest: The Sinner Rides Again

The Hives: The Death of Randy Fitzsimmons

Mutoid Man: Mutants

Haunt: Golden Arm

In Flames: Foregone


These are not in any sort of ranked order, though if we do a Power Chords episode about our favorites, I'll have to narrow down a list of 10. I'm pretty sure that Overkill, Dethklok, and Creeper would be the top three for me, though.