I’ve tried to pick two movies out of the year that were my favorites. One tends to be the movie I’ve viewed the most, a lot of the times it’s the movie that I’ve paid to see more than once. And the other movie is one that I just want to be recognized or pointed out. This year was tough, there was one worth mentioning and then the other(s) came down to the numbers.
Bumblebee is a prequel to those so called Transformers live action “movies.” Bumblebee is the first live action film directed by Travis Knight (you may know him from the Laika movies… Kubo and the Two Strings and Coraline). It’s written by Christina Hodson, the film stars; Hailee Steinfeld, John Cena, Jorge Lendeborg Jr., John Ortiz, Jason Drucker, Pamela Adlon, Dylan O’Brien, Angela Basset, Justin Theroux, and Peter Cullen. It’s about Charlie, a girl in 1987, that’s dealing with a family issue and finds solace in a yellow Volkswagen Beetle that is more than meets the eye. Continue reading
The Happytime Murders is a comedy crime film directed by Brian Henson and written by Todd Berger. The film stars Bill Barretta, Melissa McCarthy, Maya Rudolph, Joel McHale, Leslie David Baker, and Elizabeth Banks. It’s about private eye Phil Phillips who’s a puppet, in a world where puppets and humans co-exist, and he joins up with the police to solve a recent crime spree. Continue reading
The summer event known as Comic Con (San Diego Comic Con or Comic Con International) was last week. Without fail it was one of the hottest weeks to hold a widely attended event.
This year there weren’t any exclusives that I had to get, thank goodness, the line management for exclusive merchandise is just as bad as the panel lines. Seems like camping for comic con has just become a necessity, not for me!
I flew solo at Comic Con this year, this is the first time that I’ve done this, not that it can’t be done, but Comic Con for me has always been a group event. Before Comic Con blew up it was the thing we did in the summer while school was out, we’d call up friends and ask “what’re you doing? I dunno, nothing, wanna go to comic con?”
We’d get dropped off and pay for our one day ticket at the door, walk right in, and that was that.
Now Comic Con is an entirely different beast, getting a badge/admission is a whole other ball of wax.
Despite not having my usual buddies in tow, I had a blast this year. I was able to meet up with friends and believe it or not, run into people on the floor (that hasn’t happened in such a long time).
As always I got a preview of expensive items yet to be on sale;
20 years ago Cowboy Bebop premiered in Japan, April 3, 1998. I can’t believe this masterpiece is 20 years old, what’s more unbelievable is how well its held up and how appealing it is to new comers. All of the elements in this show were on point and hit the bulls-eye. From the hugely appealing characters, to the wonderful action sequence, coupled with the fantastic music, everything about this show is awesome.
My personal favorite aspect is all the pop culture references (movies, songs, videogames…), which makes rewatching this series a treat.
Space Lion is one of my favorite tracks from the series
See you space cowboy
Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle is an action adventure comedy film that serves as a sequel to Jumanji (1995), and is also a standalone movie. The film is directed by Jake Kasdan and written by Kasdan, Chris McKenna, Erik Sommers, Scott Rosenberg, and Jeff Pinkner, from a story by McKenna. It stars Dwayne Johnson, Jack Black, Kevin Hart, Karen Gillan, Nick Jonas and Bobby Cannavale. This time it’s some time after the first movie with Robin Williams, and four teenagers are transported into the Jumanji video game playing as the characters they chose. Can they beat the game and return home? Continue reading
D23 and Comic Con were back to back weekends. Why would I subject myself to such a strenuous schedule? I wouldn’t have it any other way, feeding the inner nerd two weekends in a row was definitely tasking on the body but it was so much fun.
Chris Cornell (born Christopher John Boyle) passed away yesterday, May 17, 2017, he was 52.
Like me, you probably know him best for being the frontman of Soundgarden and Audioslave. His wonderful lyric writing ability and powerful vocals will always be part of my formative teen years. I specifically remember MTV playing Temple of the Dog‘s Hunger Strike constantly the day after 9/11, it just felt appropriate.
A wonderful talent that will be missed for sure, thanks for sharing your musical gifts with us.
I’ve tried to pick two movies out of the year that were my favorites. One tends to be the movie I’ve viewed the most, a lot of the times it’s the movie that I’ve paid to see more than once. And the other movie is one that I just want to be recognized or pointed out. This year continued with the nostalgia trip.
The 2016 San Diego Comic Con International (SDCC) has come and gone. This year is the first time that SDCC is implementing the RFID badges, where you have to scan in and out. It worked very well.
This year I focused on people rather than seeing and buying things. It was great to run into people, really reminded me of how SDCC used to be.
Didn’t spend the bulk of my time hanging out with my usual friends, but I got to meet up with other friends, which is always great.