Thursday, September 20, 2018

The Predator, and "The Predator"



There’s a new Predator film out.

Finally!

See down below for a spoiler free review.

More importantly, this serves as an introduction to a long delayed tour of the whole franchise.


Monday, September 17, 2018

Atlantic City Summer 2017: Day 6- Almost Blinded


August 11, 2017

These anniversary posts are getting less and less commemorative.

Here's our last day of the trip for post number 800.

Thursday, August 23, 2018

Delayed Disney Deconstruction Descriptions



Given its concept and cast, my daughter and I both had Christopher Robin on our radar since it was announced.


Thursday, August 9, 2018

War for the Planet of the Apes through a Kid’s Eyes


Once again, a review for a franchise that insists on only releasing films when I’m vacationing off the continent is delayed.  The delay extended because my daughter, who laughed at Carpenter’s The Thing and the original Poltergeist  didn’t want to watch “the scary monkeys.”

Unpredictability- the never ending gift of parenthood.

Monday, August 6, 2018

Atlantic City Summer 2017 The Almost Tradition


With our family in desperate need of new summer traditions following the epic level unpleasantness of the loss of Up the Lake, a week of beach days down Atlantic City way seemed a prime contender.


We made it two years in a row before things started to wobble.

Thursday, August 2, 2018

A Fold In Time


I guess I’ve gotten behind in my viewing, with this being the first of three increasingly late film reviews.  Blame the flood of superheroes and dinosaurs (Woo!) in cinema.

Thursday, July 26, 2018

Sweet Christmas! In July


I don’t have a whole lot to say about season two of Luke Cage, but I couldn't resist the title.

Thursday, July 19, 2018

Astonishing and Wondrous



Sorry for the delay, I had to go see Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom again.


After the heavy weight of Infinity War, Marvel reminds us these stories are supposed to be fun with Ant Man and The Wasp.

And succeed they did!

Thursday, July 12, 2018

Teacher Tributes: Physics


Surprisingly, considering the nature of physics, this tribute is probably the least scientific of the lot.

I had fantastic science teachers through most of high school, but the biggest help I got from one of them had almost nothing to do with the curriculum.

Thursday, July 5, 2018

Braveheart Through a Kid’s Eyes


Sure, as kids grow older, there are tiny tot moments that no longer occur…

But the breadth and depth of media and other experiences you can share with them constantly increases.

Instead of goofy comedies or “so bad its good” films, I intended to elevate our father daughter viewing one night with the star packed, five Oscar award winning, critically acclaimed if historically inaccurate film, Braveheart.

Turns out encouraging her to enjoy biting satire, and Mystery Science Theater 3000 while encouraging the passing on of my own smart-ass genes came back to bite me in the butt.

Thursday, June 28, 2018

Jurassic World 2 *TITLE DENIED*



Sorry, my daughter has banned me from anymore Boogaloo sequel jokes.

Let’s get this out of the way:

DINOSAURS!!!!!
WOOOOO HOOOOOO!!!!

OK, on with the review.  No spoilers for most of the post, but there are items from the previous outings that need to be referenced. I’ll warn before new spoiler type thoughts.

Thursday, June 21, 2018

Some Smashing Comics for Dealing with Grief



Technically this is “Bad Geek Confessions: The Hulk” but I liked the other title.

After years of confusion, I finally figured out how and why I read the Hulk

And also why I suddenly have a long box filled with the Green Goliath’s adventures.  

For a long time, I decided I viewed him the same way I view the Punisher: a fantastic guest star to see how other heroes dealt with him, but his solo adventures normally didn’t interest me.

Except for the times that they did.


Thursday, June 14, 2018

Star Wars Rebels Season Four


This is it folks. The season that brings the Clone Wars/ Rebels era of Star Wars cartoons to a close.

16 Episodes, Oct 16, 2017- March 5, 2018

Thursday, June 7, 2018

Since when is Happiness Boring?


Continuing the weirdness- today is a look at another “normal” movie.

I believe the Greatest Showman is a magnificent example of why movie critics should be ignored as often as possible.

Thursday, May 24, 2018

Teacher Tributes: Beginnings


Before I get any further with these, I need to acknowledge the starting point.

I was lucky enough to go to Riverview Elementary School in Denville, which presented me with a parade of excellent teachers.

Thursday, May 17, 2018

Avengers: Infinity Spoilers



Or maybe ten spoilers.


Here’s some scenes and moments that stuck out to me after a second viewing.



If you haven’t seen it, click here for the non-spoiler review. 
Then get going and see it an bathe in the spectacle!

What are you waiting for? 
You've probably seen at least some of the other Marvel films leading up to it.
It made eighty gazillion dollars already, someone is going to spoil it for you.

Thursday, May 10, 2018

The Song “What If” Thing


One rule I have kept for myself in all the forms of communication I’ve lived through (Twitter, Facebook, email, delivered mail, stone tablets, etc) is under no circumstances will I continue a chain letter.


Thursday, May 3, 2018

Avengers: Infinity Whoah!



Spoiler Free Review:


They should have just called it:


 “HOLY CRAP - The Motion Picture!”


Thank you very much, good night!

Thursday, April 26, 2018

The Women of Netflix -Season 2

Here's a couple of late notes on the second season of some Netflix series that I wrote more detailed reviews about the first seasons of...

whew.

Stranger Things

Thursday, April 19, 2018

Super Anniversary

Yesterday was the Eightieth Anniversary of Superman, celebrated by DC releasing Acton Comics 1000.   I know the other one is a Superman issue, but its such a great picture.

Although I have been collecting Superman regularly, on and off, since Action issue 600, having two of my favorite writers being removed from Action and Superman to make way for a defecting Marvel scribe, meant I originally didn't have a post themed to the Last Son of Krypton today.


I read the bittersweet, but beautifully executed, farewell of the Superman team, followed by reading issue 1000....


And was once more reminded why I read Superman comics in the first place.


Ah, who needs sleep anyways?


Lets take a look at how this issue celebrated the creators and the concepts that have kept  Superman as the premier super hero across eight decades.


Monday, April 16, 2018

Peru 2- Incan Boogaloo: 2017 Index


Following our first family trip to Peru in 2014, Rosa had been back to see her Mom several times, but we all hadn’t made the return.  To commemorate Anabelle’s Eighth Grade Graduation (as Salutatorian, he said with insane amounts of pride) we decided to go back, and give her both a longer and a more varied stay.

Thursday, April 12, 2018

Alice Cooper 2018

I wasn’t planning on writing up a full post on seeing Alice Cooper for the third time with my family.

I figured I’d end up overusing “awesome” again and repeating myself describing “A Paranormal Evening With Alice Cooper” tour we saw on March 9th in Morristown’s MPAC Center.

However, since it was - in fact -  awesome, here’s a list of observations that felt new and…
Well…
Awesome.

Thursday, April 5, 2018

George Awards: The Universe Aimed Very Low and Settled For Very Little

Warning
This post contains bad, foul, filthy and unacceptable language - the words that “will curve your spine, grow hair on your hands and maybe, even bring us, God help us, peace without honor.”

This is not a post for children.  Kids, take a hike.
This is also not a post for those adults who are offended by this type of language.  Do yourself a favor, and go read some of my cute stuff before moral outrage can kick in.
Just about everything else on this blog is clean…Stupid sometimes, but clean.
End of Warning.


Monday, April 2, 2018

“Being Foolish on April First…


Is like getting drunk on Saint Patrick’s Day. It’s strictly for amateurs.”


I’m not sure where I stole that quote from nor do I have the energy to check at the moment, but I'm going to adopt it (a day late, I suppose) in order to talk about a couple of serious things I’ve been thinking about lately.