Here's what we're reading, watching, playing, and listening to this week

How we're spending our leisure time. Everyone has a bit of quiet downtime once in a while. Whether you're sitting quietly at home or trying to relax on a plane or just giving your busy mind and hands a break, it's important to relax. A good way to do that is to read a book, listen to some music or watch a movie or show. See what's caught our attention for the week of April 27th. Ara Wagoner I'm a bit of a musical nerd, but the recent years of live TV musicals have had a somewhat spotty record. That's why I wasn't even really planning to watch Jesus Christ Superstar Live In Concert when NBC aired it Easter Sunday. But being home with my parents, we switched it on while eating dinner, and then I was too enraptured to turn away once dessert was done. The cast album came out the following Friday, and it's been hard to keep out of my playlist or my head ever since. From John Legend's loveliness to the deep, rich darkness from Norm Lewis to heavy-metal royalty Alice Cooper's cameo as King Herod, the album is a knockout, as raw and full of rambunctious energy as the live performance it was taken from. Jesus Christ Superstar on Spotify Jesus Christ Superstar on Google Play Marc Lagace So in April, Netflix Canada dropped a whole ton of Monty Python onto my favorite streaming service, so I've been revisiting some of my favorites from the iconic comedy troupe. There's something like nine or more Monty Python titles available now for Netflix in Canada and the UK, an include their movies, the TV show Monty Python's Flying Circus, and some other documentaries and anthologies of their best stuff. Of course I started with Monty Python and the Holy Grail, which I just assume everyone has watched at this point, but I'm always surprised to find my age who have never seen it. It still holds up today despite how old it is, and it remains one of the most quotable movies OF ALL TIME. Russell Holly Avengers: Infinity War dropped Thursday night, which meant all of my free time went to watching every single Marvel Cinematic Universe movie leading up to this epic theatrical release. So I'm not so much watching one thing as I am watching all of the things. The proper order, for the uninitiated: Iron Man, Incredible Hulk, Iron Man 2, Thor, Captain America: The First Avenger, The Avengers, Iron Man 3, Thor: The Dark World, Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Guardians of the Galaxy, Avengers: Age of Ultron, Ant-Man, Captain America: Civil War, Doctor Strange, Guardians of the Galaxy Volume Two, Spider-Man: Homecoming, and Thor: Ragnarok. Yeah, technically Black Panther comes before Infinity War, but it's not out yet so there's no way to watch it legally. Hashtag Worth It. Tom Westrick This week, I started playing the Eldewrito mod for Halo: Online. Halo: Online was only available in Russia, that was shut down back in 2016. This mod not only gets rid of the region lock, but also brings back the Halo 3 armorset, adds newer versions of weapons and vehicles, and overall makes for a unique but faithful game experience. It's only available on PC because it involves modding, but it fully supports both the Xbox One and Xbox 360 controllers. As much as I like the faster pace of the newer Halo games, it's nice to party like it's 2008 with the classic gameplay. Elsewhere, I also picked up EveryDayCook by Alton Brown. I'm going to try some of the recipes, but the book was worth it for the entertainment value. Your turn What are YOU reading, watching, or listening to this week? Let us know in the comments! Update, April 27th, 2018: This is a weekly series where we tell you what we're into, so check back every Friday or Saturday!

date: Fri, 27 Apr 2018 21:00:00 +0000