Movies, Music, and Comic Books
Suicide Squad was such a disappointment. It was a great idea, but they failed spectacularly in their execution. It could be that there's a much better Director's Cut of this lying around somewhere, and if so I hope I see it.
My biggest complaint: a tremendous waste of Jared Leto. But even Margot Robbie and Will Smith could have been used better.
It should have been a lot darker, and a lot more disturbing. How are you going to show the Joker, lying on his living room floor with all of his knives around him, and not have a seriously disturbing torture scene later on?
Yes, people whine about the DC films being too "dark and gritty," but this was a movie that really called for that kind of tone.
Besides Suicide Squad, I also saw Miles Ahead and High-Rise. Both excellent movies. I think Miles Ahead was slightly better, especially since High-Rise was a bit squeamish when it came to showing the physical and moral degradation of the building's tenants. If you're going to adapt a J.G. Ballard novel, you've got to show us everything.
A lot of Twenty One Pilots and Panic! At the Disco. The newest albums by both bands.
Twenty One Pilots('s) older stuff is ok, but I like their poppier stuff better. It's the same situation with Panic! At the Disco. Their older music seems a bit aimless, and their singer overwhelms the music with his singing. Their newer album is a much better blend of rock and pop.
And of course after watching Miles Ahead I went into another Miles Davis coma. I think my favorite of his albums are probably Miles in the Sky and Bitches' Brew. Big Fun is also great.
3. Comic Books
Didn't read any! I should probably catch up on them soon. I'm guessing there are a few new issues of Saga, Monstress, The Fix, and Sherrif of Baghdad on the (virtual) shelves...