Army of the Dead
Too goddamn long. This could have been a tightly plotted 95 minute movie or a slightly sprawling 120 minute movie, but in no world did it need to be 148 minutes. Tig Notaro’s great, though.
Evil Dead (2013)
It’s good. I wish that it had done more with the theme of addiction (Hellraiser (2022) showed that is a fertile field to draw on) but it is well paced and suitably horrifying.
King Bullet by Richard Kadrey (Sandman Slim #12)
I started reading this series long enough ago that I don’t know when I started reading it (sometime before 2017, when I started tracking things on Goodreads.) And now it’s over.
It ends not with a bang, but with a whimper. I don’t think Kadrey really knew what he wanted to do with the romantic relationships, so they all end up getting short-changed. The big bad had promise, but the climax is lackluster and the denouement rushed and unsatisfying. ⭐⭐
All Hallows Treat, Brewery Ommegang
Imperial chocolate peanut butter stout.