How are we today? Good? Hopefully so. I bring you interesting news from the Power Ranger fandom, it looks like we are getting a reunion of sorts… I need to really emphasize the “of sorts” parts here, because at a best we have a SyFy special and at worst we have a pipe-dream. “The Order” appears to be the brain child of Karan Ashley (MMPR Yellow Ranger) and David Fielding (Zordon). For those of you not in the know, the cast members of the Power Ranger series ( 20+ seasons worth) are quite popular on the convention circuit and there has been an out cry for a reunion series with the actors from across the seasons. Most recently when the climax of “Super Megaforce” turned out to be such a letdown.
I have loved Superheroes all my life, and spent countless hours reading their comics, watching their cartoons, and now I gladly watch them on the big screen. To say they are a big part of my life is an understatement, but just how big a part have they played in making me the person I am today? Well lets find out as we look at the Top 20 important life lessons that Superheroes have taught me… Continue reading →
“I’m here to talk to you about the Avenger’s initiative.” With these ten words the Comic book movie was forever changed. No longer were Superheroes alone in their world, they were part of something bigger, they were part of a shared universe. Marvel released a total of five successful movies that slowly built towards their crown jewel, The Avengers. Warner Bros. looked at the success of the Avengers and wanted to form their own universe, a universe that would hold all of the D.C. superheroes, they hired Zack Snyder to help launch this universe, but Zach Snyder has failed.
I finally put the controller down after the end of Rise of the Tomb Raider and reflected on all of the things Lara and I accomplished together. This story is much different than her coming-of-age reboot in 2013. The previous entry told the story of her initial travels as she became the legendary tomb raider that we’ve all come to love. Unlike the reboot’s setting of a mysterious island, we now find Lara in various locales throughout the sequel. Lara fights her way through snowy mountains, geothermal valleys, and underground caverns; the latter of which look simply stunning. In this second story, Croft is uneasy about accepting the death of her father and sets out to find an artifact that grants immortality. Continue reading →
I have an approach to reviewing films that I rarely share called Perfect Film/Perfect Movie. Basically it posits that a Perfect Film is one that I can’t fault any of the choices made in the execution of the film – story, cast, plot, direction, etc. A Perfect Movie is one that I can tune into at any time and something cool or interesting is going on, regardless of the craft involved. Obviously Perfect Films are a much smaller group than Perfect Movies, but still overall, they are elite clubs with few members. Continue reading →
I saw Divergent the other day. I have a lot-ish to say about it, but don’t actually want to write a real review. That just seems like more work than the movie deserves. So, I figured I would just post my notes that I made of my thoughts as a series of bullet points rather than writing them out as full sentences and supporting thoughts.