Birthday Gift, The Exorcist, and #AmWatching

What happened to last week? I had a long to-do list and made progress, but the time sure flew by. And here we are at Monday again.

Son #2’s birthday was a little over a week ago (Friday the 13th). He and Son #1 are complete polar opposites with their interests in most things, but they share a love of Avatar: The Last Airbender. Son #2 even has a tattoo related to the series. Son #1 sent him a totally cool, creative birthday gift. He got the voice actor of Son #2’s favorite character to make a cameo – a personalized celebrity video message. They seem to be pretty trendy right now, and there’s a website that lists the celebrities HERE. It was perfect, and the actor did a fantastic job. It’s a great idea if you’re looking for something different.

I’ve always said the scariest movie ever made was The Exorcist, and I try to watch it at least once per year around Halloween. I’m late to the party on this one, but I just heard last week there’s a continuation, not a remake, of The Exorcist Trilogy, with the first one scheduled for release October 2023. Ellen Burnstyn is reprising her role as Chris MacNeil, the mother to Linda Blair’s Regan. Some fans may not be as enthusiastic about the project, but I’m excited. I just wish it wasn’t two years away.

Hubby was out of town last week, so when he travels I watch the movies he has no interest in (I have no shortage of things to choose from). I finally got around to The Tomorrow War with Chris Pratt on Amazon Prime. It’s a long one at over two hours, but it sure held my interest. Here’s the official description: The world is stunned when a group of time travellers arrive from the year 2051 to deliver an urgent message: thirty years in the future, mankind is losing a global war against a deadly alien species. I’m a sucker for just about any type of time travel story, and I’m a fan of Pratt. The aliens were just a bonus. If you’re a sci-fi fan, give it a try.

Hope you all have a healthy, fabulous week!

30 thoughts on “Birthday Gift, The Exorcist, and #AmWatching

  1. I try to watch The Exorcist at least once a year, too (usually near Halloween). It’s got to be the best horror movie ever made. I hadn’t heard about the continuation of the series.

    I liked The Tomorrow War. I wouldn’t say I loved it, but I liked it. Have you seen Reminiscence (with Hugh Jackman)? I had high hopes, and the acting was great, but the plot left me wanting more.

    Happy belated birthday to your son.

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    1. Thanks, Staci! I feel the same as you about The Tomorrow War – it held my interest, but it wouldn’t be a rewatch. Reminiscence is on my list, but I haven’t seen any reviews on it. It’s definitely one hubby wouldn’t be interested in, so I’ll add it to my long list of things to watch when he’s not home, lol.

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  2. I like the idea of the battle against aliens in the Tomorrow War. I haven’t seen it yet but need to put it on my radar. I’m eagerly awaiting for Prime’s new LOTR series that (I think) is due in September.

    As for the Exorcist? I watched it once and that was more than enough for me. I can’t watch movies with demonic themes. They freak me out!

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    1. Yes! I’m also excited about the new LOTR series – didn’t know it was coming up so soon, but I’ll mark it on the calendar. I have a friend who is a horror movie fan, but also won’t watch anything with demonic themes, so you’re not alone, Mae, lol.

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  3. That was a thoughtful gift for sure. I watched Tomorrow War. It was fun while it lasted, but kind of forgettable after that. I had to look it up to see if I’d watched it yet. JK Simmons was my reminder. I love that actor.

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    1. I haven’t seen parts 2 or 3 in years, and I honestly don’t remember much about them. I’ll probably decide to see it based on what the trailer looks like, but I’m impressed Burnstyn is committed to the project.


    1. I loved the twist in it – figured it out not too long before it was revealed. I was really impressed Son #1 came up with the idea. #2 thought it was the coolest gift he received. Thanks for stopping by, Tessa!

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  4. What a cool gift from son #1 to son #2! I’ll have to check the list of actors for cameos. 🙂
    And thanks for the tip on The Tomorrow War, Teri. I’ve been wanting to watch that one but haven’t been able to get the husband to stop flicking.

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  5. Victoria Zigler

    Fantastic gift your son got your other son for his birthday.

    I’m even later to the party than you, because I didn’t know there was going to be aa continuation of The Exorcist until I read it in this post. At least, I don’t remember having heard about it anywhere else. Awesome news though.

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