Mar
2016

Batman V Superman – Review

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This review is going to contain spoilers. This has been your warning…

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All right – here we go.

I gave Batman V Superman a 7 out of 10 stars. Spousal Unit and I went to our local haunt to discuss the movie.

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Here are my 10 points:

1. Jesse Eisenberg was wonderful as Lex Luthor. He was wonderfully creepy. The final scene with him in the prison cell was WONDERFUL! I look forward to seeing him again.

2. Ben Affleck was as awful as I thought. Flat, boring, no emotion, no nothing. UGH.

3. The dream sequences? One? Maybe. Two? GADS!!! Three? HELP ME!!!! Come on! A lot of the previews for the movie showed conflicts that didn’t exist in “reality.” Were they supposed to be portents of what’s to come? I don’t care. Batman is NOT PSYCHIC!!!

4. Most of the first hour was a waste of time. The opening scene (Superman fighting Zod) was wonderful. It gave a really good reasoning for the rest of the movie. The desert scene? Sure. It gave a good reason for why the world (and Batman) disliked Superman. But 40-ish of the first hour? UGH!

5. Gal Gadot was – and is going to be – a GREAT Wonder Woman! Believable. And powerful!

6. I usually have an issue with multiple villains. However, this movie worked for me. Batman versus Superman versus Lex Luthor versus Doomsday? Awesome. The “gladiator” match was quite good. The buff Batman in his super-armour suit was believable versus Superman. Lex Luthor as the brilliant – yet insane – villain was a great foil for both men. And Doomsday’s ability to kick some serious booty versus Batman, Superman, and Wonder Woman was nicely done (the CGI was AMAZING!!!)

7. Amy Adams. I’m a fan of Amy. And I was mostly a fan of Lois Lane. Adams played Lois as mostly a strong character (smart and sassy), but the use of her as Superman’s weakness (whether intentional with Lex throwing her off the roof – or unintentional with her near-drowning) was a little tired.

8. Damned movie looked like a Dodge Charger advertisement a few times. Really?

9. Costuming was fabulous. Like I mentioned above, the Batman Super Suit was great (albeit a little Robocop-looking). Superman’s uniform was gorgeous! He looked like he has scales. And it worked!

10. Previews of the movies to come? Nice introduction to Aquaman, the Flash, Cyborg – and OF COURSE Wonder Woman!

Bonus…

11. Great cameos by a few familiar faces: Neil DeGrasse Tyson, Soledad O’Brien, Anderson Cooper, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Lauren Cohan, and OF COURSE General Zod!

Jan
2016

Reading Challenge 2016

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I did the popsugar 2015 Reading Challenge. I ended up finishing 2/3 of the required categories. And – if truth be told – I put some books in multiple categories.

NOT THIS TIME!

I am going to read 41 books for this popsugar 2016 Reading Challenge.

And I’ve joined fellow readers to join me on Facebook.

Come join me! I’ve all ready read 2 books. I’m working on #3. Review to be posted soon.

Jul
2015

San Diego Comicon – July 2015

I love volunteering at Comicons. I NEVER thought I would be able to put my love of volunteering to use at San Diego Comicon. Well, the spousal unit (SU) and I lucked out! We got on the list – and showed up to work!

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We volunteered all 4 days of the con and the one day prior to the con. I put on 73+ miles on my Fitbit. :-) The convention center was only part of the location.

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The entire area surrounding the convention center had activities and fun stuff. I don’t think we saw ⅓ of it all. However, here is a bit that we did see:

ZOMBIES!!

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Cosplay

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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

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More famous people

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GREAT photo opportunities

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And – of course, like any good book nerd – GREAT comic books, authors and books:

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I am sooooo glad we had this opportunity! We are slated to do it again next year. I might be recuperated by then!

 

 

 

Jul
2015

Relaxation … finally

It’s hard being an Introvert in an Extrovert world. Add on the fact that I am very reflective – and girrrrrl, I don’t get much brain relaxation.

Today was one of those days where I got a brain break!

So, this is what I did:

1) cleaned out emails – TOOK DOWN 1500+ emails. GONE! History! Buh-bye!

2) ate well (when I’m busy, I eat POORLY)

3) read Part One of this book (with puppy help):

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4) wrote this blog…

 

Feb
2014

Wizard World Comicon – January 2014

I love volunteering. I really love volunteering for comicons. The people are fantastic. The atmosphere is fun. And I get to meet some wonderful actors, writers, illustrators, and other talent.

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People come dressed in the most amazing costumes!

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And I got to see Norman Reedus again!

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And I got some COOOOOL autographs.

Ron Perlman as Vincent from Beauty and the Beast:

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Billy Dee Williams:

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Jon Bernthal:

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I enjoyed a little loving’ from Mr. Bernthal:

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And Greg Horn:

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A final bit of advice:

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Jan
2014

Friday Funny = Wizard World Comicon

I like to volunteer at various events in the Pacific Northwest. I feel like I am giving to my community, but I am also enjoying the heck out of myself.

One of the venues where I like to volunteer is in the Comicon arena! I meet celebrities, I pay zero dollars, and I get to see what’s new and interesting in the worlds of sic-fi and fantasy (and much much more). But, mostly, I get to hang with some awesome people – none of whom are celebrities.

While we are volunteering, we are not allowed to take photos, but without the shirt, I’m ready to rock and roll.

So, today I am at Wizard World Comicon and not posting. Therefore, I offer you a few photos from last year:

This is the closest I will ever be to The Rock:

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And this is how close I WAS to Norman Reedus:

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See ya on the flip-side!