Everything, Everywhere, All at Once
This movie was just fantastic. Like lots of stuff in the MCU lately, it involves parallel realities. But the Daniels' latest movie leans hardcore into surreal and silly, especially with the hot dog fingers dimension. The movie has a lot of heart and is ultimately about life is influenced by your relationships with family members and the decisions you make. Michelle Yeoh in particular does a fantastic job playing so many versions of her embittered character. I often make the case that the inclusion of a raccoon in a movie can only improve it. This movie only strengthens that argument. Give it a watch.
Day Zero by C Robert Cargill
This is a prequel book to Sea of Rust. Instead of featuring the guilt-stricken and haunted Brittle, this novel focuses on a stuff-animal tiger nanny bot named Pounce who finds himself on the losing side of the robot apocalypse when he makes the choice to keep protecting his boy, Ezra. It's an exploration of free will and the bad choices that have to be made when the world falls apart. The audio book reader, Vikas Adam, also does a great job of giving Pounce a loving and gruff voice.