Sunday, May 26, 2013

Thor (2011) Blu-Ray

Rating:  4 out of 5 Norse gods undergoing existential crisis

Plot Synopsis:  Thor learns what it to be truly worthy.

Friday, May 24, 2013

Fan Film Friday 5/24/13

  Sorry I've been so lax on Fan Film Friday.  I quite frankly forgot I DID Fan Film Friday's.  Then I did remember but was too lazy.  Now I remember and I'm not being lazy so hopefully more 3F.

  This week is special because I helped fund this one through "indiegogo".  It came to my attention via a friend so I sent something like $20-$50 it's way.  I don't really remember how much but I probably helped pay for half of someone's lunch on one day of shooting.  In retrospect I should have advertised it here.  I'm just realizing that now.  I don't typically think of this place in that way besides the Venn Diagram of "awesome people who would support this" and "awesome people who come here" would just be concentric circles with the former being much larger than the latter so I don't really know how much extra attention I would have generated.

  All in all I'm pretty happy with my donation.  I don't really throw money around, believe it or not, so when I do spend money it's for something I actually want to give money to and am excited about.

I was pretty excited about seeing this project happen, the test shots they showed for the project looked promising so I thought I'd help out.  I like who they picked for Superman and Wonder Woman and I like that Superman has a slight drawl.  Both Superman and Wonder Woman (Danny Kelly and Margie Cox) are costumed excellently and in shape ready to work.  Which I always appreciate.  All in all it's a great trailer for the shoe string it was shot on.  I think they did an excellent job all things considered so check it out.

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Sunday, May 19, 2013

Captain America: The First Avenger (2011) Blu-Ray

Rating:  3 out of 5 shield ricochets before finally hitting a Nazi

Plot Synopsis:  Steve Rogers goes from wimpy 4F reject to the badass super powered embodiment of ‘MERICA!  FUCK YEAH!

Saturday, May 18, 2013

Arrow season finale "Sacrifice"

  The series finale of Arrow aired this week and I just got around to watching it on Hulu+.  I want to talk about the episode but also the series as I've become quite a fan of it as it progressed.

  The episode itself was great.  Both the main story and the island flashback had satisfying conclusions while still leaving things wide open for season two.  We got to see a complete arc in both cases that set up future events.  At this point we know the fate of "The Undertaking", we know what happened to The Dark Archer, we're in good spots with the characters relationships (with one tragic turn creating possible friction for the next season).  We have the start of possible another vigilante or even a pair of vigilantes.  Thea goes after Roy in the Glades and when Roy saves someone from being robbed he is confronted by a gun wielding thug who is thwarted by a thrown bottle from Thea.  When Roy asks how she did it she responds "I must have wicked aim.".  Awesome.  On the B side, in the island flashback, we see a conclusion to what the mercenary group was doing there.  We see what their plan was, we seen them thwarted and we end on Ollie's first well shot arrow.  Of course the episode ends on a cliffhanger which is what this series is best at.  I can't wait for season two.

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Cosplay Wednesday 5/15/13

Batman and Bane, a great take on Bane and a great Batman suit (more Bane after jump)

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Cosplay Wednesday 5/8/13

Blue Beetle, Booster Gold and Green Lantern

Blue Beetle, Booster Gold and Powergirl (bonus after jump)

Sunday, May 5, 2013

C2E2 2013: A Convention Experience From Someone Who Has Been Away For Awhile

One of the many welcome banners

   Last weekend I managed to con my way in to C2E2 by which I, of course, mean I managed to get a job at the convention center and was able to enjoy the main convention floor for free.  I worked Saturday and Sunday over 12 hours across both days but I was able to find time to walk around the floor and take in the whole experience and what an experience it was.

Iron Man 2 (2010) Blu-Ray

He wants his bird.

Rating:  6 out of 5 Russian super scientists wielding electro-whips

Plot Synopsis:  Tony Stark copes with dying by acting stupid, fighting his past and creating a War Machine.

Saturday, May 4, 2013

Iron Man 3 (2013) theatrical release

Rating: 4 out of 5 autonomous armors here to save you

Review:  I've been looking forward to this for some time.  The script rumors, the plot talk, set photo's and then finally clips and trailers.  I was really looking forward to seeing this and it lived up to the hype.  Not for reasons that I thought it would, no not at all, there are several twists that totally changed my experience.  They are entertaining, shocking and done really well but they changed my experience.  There really isn't much more I can say about the plot really, you should really see the twists for your self.  I will say that it very loosely follows the Etremis plot line from the comic books (I tracked down the series so I could get a feel for it and the movie is a very loose adaption but there are elements there).

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Cosplay Wednesday 5/1/13 - C2E2 Bonus

I was at C2E2 last weekend, which is why there was no post, but I managed to get exactly 2 pictures of cosplayers.  Next time I'll definitely take more pictures, this recent cosplay political stuff made me very gun shy about asking people to get a photo since I now feel like I'm somehow exploiting them and contributing to their victimization.  Which is dumb and I hate feeling that way but when I saw these two, on separate occasions, my fanboy got too big to hold back.  I hope to put up something about my experience this week sometime.  There was also a G'Nort, I saw him walking a few aisles away but never managed to find him again, if I had I would have gotten a picture of him as well.  I took two of each, the second ones after the jump.

Patch is my favorite version of Wolverine so when I saw him I HAD to get a photo

The only Squirrel Girl I saw, she's probably one of my favorite characters ever (1 or 2 tied with maybe She-Hulk).  So again, when I saw the costume I had to get a picture

Cosplay Wednesday 5/1/13

I really enjoy the concept of cross-genre cosplay, here we have Star Was X Batman.

Harley Quinn X Slave Leia (more after the jump)

Darth Vader X Batman