Wednesday, August 26, 2015

'FEAR OF THE WALKING DEAD' REVIEW - TO LIVE AND DIE IN LA

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Ok, I've been seriously behind on this blog this month. I just started grad classes again. Grad classes means I'm using my writing talents to write papers. *Sigh. I finally was able to watch 'The Walking Dead' spinoff 'Fear the Walking Dead.' Color me not so impressed. The original pilot for TWD was magic--brilliant and terrifying. It's what happens when you get an acclaimed film director like Frank Darabont to direct a television pilot.

Monday, August 10, 2015

THE ULTIMATE CLICHE: BIKINI SHOTS

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As you can note from reading my blog, I love all types of films, primarily science fiction/fantasy films, but my second favorite genre is action films. My favorite film this year wasn't a science fiction film, but an action movie, namely 'Mad Max: Fury Road.' So the premiere of the most recent 'Mission Impossible' film got me thinking--why are there so many bikini shots in action movies and why are they excessively highlighted in the trailers? Most action films appear to feature a mandatory "bikini shot" of a scantily clad woman, who is either in a bikini or perhaps nothing at all. These flashes of boob and butt don't have anything to do with the storyline and seem to be placed in a montage of fast cutting scenes with no dialogue, which is typically toward the middle or the end of the trailer. Who needs dialogue when you can have "TNA?"

Monday, August 3, 2015

MISSION IMPOSSIBLE ROGUE NATION - REVIEW [MINOR SPOILERS]

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Well, thanks to a bug in Blogger's crappy engine I lost my entire 'Mission Impossible Rogue Nation' review. It was saved throughout, but somehow replaced itself with another draft post I've been working on. This has never happened to me before. Moving to Wordpress looks better each day. Thankfully my images were saved on my computer, but as for the rest of it. Oy. Hopefully this review will not be colored by the frustration of having to retype (and remember) what I just wrote.

Thursday, July 30, 2015

WARNING: WHINY RANT. WHY I UNFOLLOWED YOUR BLOG.

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This entire year has been a cleansing process. I recently deleted 83 old (and unseemly) blog posts. Now I've decided to remove 44 blogs from my feed. Some of the blogs I unfollowed because they've gone by the wayside or haven't been updated in a long time. However, the vast majority of blogs I unfollowed were bloggers who...for whatever reason...did not interact...at least not with me. I am in no way taking it personally so I hope the bloggers I unfollowed don't take it personally either, but I blog to be a part of a community. Listed below are the four reasons I unfollowed a blog.

Monday, July 27, 2015

THIS IS HOW "THEY" WORK BLOGATHON

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On June 29th I launched my very first blogathon based on Lifehacker's "This is How I Work" and "What's in My Bag" series.' Most blogathons I've participated in have been about movies or television. So for my first blogathon I didn't want another top 10 list. Instead I wanted to get the inside scoop on my fellow bloggers themselves and how they work. The results have been wonderful.

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

DREAM VACATION BLOGATHON - VACATIONING IN 'FANTASIA,' THE MATRIX, AND VATICAN CITY Y'ALL

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This is my entry for Katy's Dream Vacation Blogfest. The blogfest is ongoing so if you want to be a part of it, visit Katy and let her know. "If you could travel to any place in the film universe with any of your favorite characters or love-to-hate villains, what kind of a vacation would you take? Post your choice(s) of a destination(s), and at least three characters who would tag along." I have to say this has been my favorite blogfest in a long time because it allowed me to be incredibly imaginative!

Saturday, July 11, 2015

SDCC DAY 3 FROM HOME - FINALLY! BATMAN V. SUPERMAN TRAILER...FEATURING WONDER WOMAN

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#SDCC Day 3 has brought some fantastic things...namely the 'Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice' trailer, which briefly features Wonder Woman (Gal Gadot). This is the first time I've seen Wonder Woman in a trailer for a feature length film, so please forgive my fangirling. I wish there was more of WW. Alas, the film is 'Batman v. Superman,' so there are plenty of cheesy 'Superman' scenes in this trailer, but it's Zack Synder...yeah...I'm not a fan of his. Then there is Jesse Eisenberg as Lex Luthor. Seriously, who thought that was a good idea? Overall, I'm not impressed with the trailer, but I am excited to see WW. To top it off, Zack Synder arrived at SDCC in the batmobile. Some people may think that's cool, but I think it borders on "douchey."

Friday, July 10, 2015

SAN DIEGO COMIC CON 2015 - FROM HOME, YEAR 2

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The San Diego Comic Con has started up again. If you're watching from home, I have included the biggest highlights from 2015 thus far. See my 2014 coverage click here.

Monday, July 6, 2015

ARE SUPERHERO FILMS "MORE" SEXIST,? STAR WARS MASHUP, THOR'S JAMIE ALEXANDER IN 'BLINDSPOT,' COSPLAY, + LINKS

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Cara Delevingne as the Enchantress, Joel Kinnaman as Rick Flagg, and Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn
'SUICIDE SQUAD,' 2016, Warner Brothers
I'm sure most people have heard of the 'Suicide Squad,' which will feature a plethora of DC Comics characters. Yay! As a comic book reader and an avid fan of superhero films, the latest comment by a star of the upcoming 'Suicide Squad' struck my interest. Model turned actress Cara Delevingne will be playing the Enchantress and has recently been quoted as having said that,
"three girls in [Suicide Squad]...have the best roles...but generally...superhero films are totally sexist. Female superheroes are normally naked or in bikinis. No one would be able to fight like that. Wonder Woman, how the hell does she fight? She would be dead in a minute."

Friday, July 3, 2015

TERMINATOR GENISYS REVIEW - "PROTECT MY SARAH"

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Admittedly, I pre-judged this film when I saw the promotional photos last year. The promotional photos were so over the top and crazy. And perhaps that's the problem with this film--unrealistic expectations. Summertime is when hollywood feeds us dumb popcorn movie crap. Why would I ever expect anything different?

The original 'Terminator' was low budget, gritty, sleek, and violent. I believe it had a "R" rating, as have the subsequent two films (excluding 'Terminator: Salvation'). Unfortunately, 'Terminator: Genisys' has been rated PG-13 for the ultimate cash grab. The PG-13 rating means that 'Terminator: Genisys' is watered down in every way. I don't particularly like violent or sexually exploitative films, however, I do think that some films should be marketed to adults. Now be prepared...because I'm going to make my fifth or sixth 'Mad Max: Fury Road' reference now. 'Fury Road' was neither uber violent, nor were there any sex scenes, however, the movie was clearly not for the kiddos and the "R" rating reflected that.
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