Kevin C. Wong

Spot Reviews 11/05/21

Movie - Chaos Walking (2021) [/] A couple centuries in the future Todd (Tom Holland) has grown up on an isolated Earth colony on a far off world. A world where the biosphere causes human males to broadcast their thoughts which means that guys can't hide secrets while women can and for Todd's village caused the men to kill all the women. Into this mix arrives Viola (Daisy Ridley) the sole survivor of a pathfinder team from Earth leading the second wave of colonists. Tom helps Viola flee from his village leader Mayor Prentiss (Mads Mikkelsen) who wants to use Viola to capture the colony ship and take over the planet... An interesting sci fi film with a bit of YA.

Movie - GI Joe: Retaliation (2013) [-] Following from the first film but with pretty much a new cast of Joes. The Joes are framed as terrorists and wiped out by Cobra. The four surviving Joes -- Roadblock (Dwayne Johnson), Flint (DJ Cotrona), Lady Jaye (Adrianne Palicki) and Snake Eyes (Ray Park) -- have to prove their innocence and stop Cobra Commander (Luke Bracey), Zartan (Jonathan Pryce), Firefly (Ray Stevenson) and Storm Shadow (Byung-hun Lee) -- from taking over the world... The first movie was pretty bad, this movie is pretty bad. It feels like a movie with 80's sensibilities (no gore but lots of death) and 90's production values (rather low-tech special effects for a high-tech force like GI Joe).

Trader Joe's Cubano Seasoned Wrap [-] An edible but less than average wrap (this one I may have needed to heat up though). Not sure that it's supposed to be that half of it is pork + pickles and the other half is ham and Swiss cheese or maybe mine was made wrong. Has a tasty mustard sauce.