Between the months of April and June, there will be lots of Thrones talk. As the season premiere debuted this past Sunday, this week was particularly plentiful for 'Game of Thrones' spoofs and memorabilia. I typically don't do full reviews of television shows or films anymore, but I will post something I find interesting or humorous. If you want to see a great recap of this week's episode, head over to Sati's. She has a great review of 'Two Swords.'
'Game of Thrones' theme as song by goats. Yes goats. They are fascinating little creatures.
Jimmy Fallon did a great "Pros and Cons of watching 'Game of Thrones.'
And last but not least watch the opening credits with the "Social Media" 'Game of Thrones.' Admittedly, I'm actually still amazed that Facebook is featured so prominently. Facebook is so 2008. I barely use it. I have to give Zuckerberg credit though he bought Instagram before it became too big of a threat. Thank goodness he didn't buy Twitter. That's my main social media vein these days.
In the interest of full disclosure, I'm not a Jennifer Lawrence fan. I really didn't care for her as Mystique. Likewise, Unlike other female super heroes, I have never known Mystique to be a leading lady. She's always been a supporting member. Unlike the stand alone 'Avengers' films, the X-Men has always been an ensemble. Likewise, I didn't think the stand-alone Wolverine films were very strong without the supporting characters. The X-Men seem to do better when they're together.
Lastly, Bryan Singer is no Joss Whedon. I have no doubt that Bryan Singer will continue his assault on the X-Men Comics with 'X-Men Days of Future Past.' I limit this discussion to Marvel super heroes. Don't get me started on DC Comics and Wonder Woman.
I don't know about you, but I'm a kinda tired of fast food superhero marketing. Don't get me wrong I partake in fast food, probably more than I should, but these stupid commercials of superheroes eating fast food irritate me. The worst offender is the commercial with Mystique (not played by JLaw) and the Western X-Tra Bacon Thickburger at Hardees (and Carl Jrs). The theme is "Man Up" and eat the burger. Mystique has to turn into a man in order to enjoy it. Ok, fine, but I don't think any superhero could eat a 1,000 calorie burger (no fries/drink included) on a regular basis and still look like a superhero.
Here is a trailer for the new Scarlett Johansson and Luc Besson film, 'Lucy.' ScarJo has become quite the action star in her own right, so I'm excited to see how this movie turns out. It has an intriguing concept and of course lots of action, which is a Besson staple.
The scourge of 'Lost' and 'Prometheus,' Damon Lindelof is coming back to television with a new show called 'The Leftovers.' HBO's 'The Leftovers' is about the rapture, which has taken two percent of the world's population or about 140 million people. It's based on the Tom Perrotta novel of the same name. The series will star Liv Tyler, Christopher Eccleston, and Justin Theroux. The first episode will be directed by Peter Berg ('Lone Survivor' and 'Battleship'). IMHO, Lindelof is a creative, but messy writer, so I'm curious, but cautious about any tv series he's in charge of writing.
This one proves that you're never too old to dress up! God willing I live as long as these dear people, I will be cosplaying into my 90s.
I can never see enough of Daenerys cosplay, especially when a baby dragon is involved.
I love this gender bending female version of the Comedian. Dani Nyan absolutely nailed it. She even has the right attitude. Great job.
Last, but certainly not least, these ladies did a great job with their Punisher cosplay. When I see a picture with stomachs that flat it reminds me not to eat fast food.