Thursday, December 26, 2019

Star Wars: The Hoorahs of Skywalker


Really short spoiler free review:
During the film- “Woo hoo!!!!!”  *repeat*

After the film- “Heeeeey…wait a minute.  How… What…?”

During subsequent viewings of the film- “Woo hoo!!!!!”  *repeat*

In other words, it is a Star Wars film.

Slightly longer spoiler free review:

Thursday, December 19, 2019

Christmas Village 2019

Now Shall You Deal with A Ruthless Terrorist Organization, and All the Powers of HELL!
Or
A Dream is a Wish Your Heart Makes To Defend Human Freedom!


Welcome to the Twelfth excursion into this inanity!

Thursday, December 12, 2019

Godzilla Vs Kong Vs Schedules

Godzilla vs. Kong was supposed to come out in March, but it has been delayed until next November.  I know there's viable reasons for improving the film and/ or adjusting competition, but my nerd rage at losing an awesome birthday present was pretty significant.

However it was nothing compared to my daughter's which took a deeply theatrical bent:


Thursday, December 5, 2019

Bat-lets Season 2 part 3

“That Darn Catwoman” / “Scat! Darn Catwoman”

The Julie Newmar/ Adam West relationship reaches a peak in Anabelle’s favorite episodes.

Monday, December 2, 2019

Disney 2019 Planning Part 10


June 19, 2019
N Minus 60
Logged in at 7AM because it's...
FASTPASS DAY!!!!!

Thursday, November 28, 2019

In Brightest Day and Beyond


The Comic Book Resources website did another voting poll.  This one is for the most popular characters in DC and Marvel.  I recorded my votes this time to let me post about the differences between the companies’ characters (again!) and how any given day of the week could easily change the order, and content of my votes.

And I’ll probably write that post someday.

Monday, November 25, 2019

Disney 2019 Planning Part 9


May 10, 2019
N minus 100
The new sky gondolas are running. That’s awesome. They’re running for tests until the fall which means we can see the character covered flying horror chambers, but not have to ride in them… which is more awesome.

Anabelle sent out the following:



Thursday, November 21, 2019

Thursday, November 14, 2019

Outdoor Self Embarrassment Through Digital Age Music


In spite of Siri both previously confusing others on my behalf and making me look foolish, she has been extremely helpful in maintaining my sanity during the most hated of regular home outdoor maintenance jobs- leaf removal.

Thursday, November 7, 2019

The Creature from the Black Lagoon Through a Kid’s Eyes


So much for any type of chronological order to these.

Oh well, at least she’s watching them.

Thursday, October 31, 2019

In the Vicinity of Ookiness



I saved my review of the new, animated Addams Family film for Halloween…

So I can spend most of it pointing out why the Addams Family shouldn’t be Halloween based if they follow the TV series, which they should because it was awesome, and I'd much rather talk about it.

Thursday, October 24, 2019

Thursday, October 17, 2019

Thursday, October 10, 2019

In the Presence of Shatner

Hey cool! This is my 100th post referencing Star Trek!

It seems appropriate for it to document the first time I've ever been in the same room with a Starship Captain.

Thursday, October 3, 2019

Bat-lets Season 2 Part 1



My daughter hasn’t quite worked up to full commentary on each episode, but its growing.


Monday, September 23, 2019

Litany of Godzilla – Legendary’s Legendary Return



Three stomps and a roar open the show, harkening back to the 1954 original let us know this is gonna be good! What a way to celebrate the 50th "Gojira" topic post!


Thursday, September 5, 2019

A Seriously Stupid and Smart Movie

Somehow, in some way, I went through about a hundred films that impacted my life, and missed one that fits in almost all of the categories I was talking about.

It’s from the Eighties with fantastic elements, I quote it regularly, I remember when I first saw it with my sister in the theater, I watched it frequently on multiple rentings and cable viewing, it has an appearance of an odd non-human thing (a Tasmanian Devil, sorta), and it has random musical numbers worked into the narrative.

It also gives me an uncontrollable urge to eat apples.

Monday, September 2, 2019

The Litany of Godzilla: Reiwa Series – Abandoned Planets


Godzilla: Planet of the Monsters
2017


In honor of the 900th post of this blog. GODZILLA WON!
Sadly, the viewers lost. 

Anyway- on to the story.

Monday, August 26, 2019

Litany of Godzilla: Reiwa Cartoons

There is a reason these are late that has nothing to do with the fact that I didn’t notice they were on Netflix until a couple of weeks ago.

Well…almost nothing.

Thursday, August 22, 2019

Bat-lets Season 1


On William Dozier’s opening narration about cheering the heroes and hissing the villains:
“Welcome to Batman… time to hiss!”

Thursday, August 15, 2019

Cookie Monster- Master Philosopher


The above concept came from Danger after hearing “C is For Cookie.”

  
Possibly the extended disco version.

Thursday, August 8, 2019

Intro/ Index for...um...Bat-lets I guess

We've begun the family viewing of the fantastic Batman television series from 1966, after I got it as a birthday present. (Thanx Mom!)

Thursday, August 1, 2019

Was this Hero’s Journey Really Necessary?

Anabelle and I went to see the new photo-realistic CGI Lion King.

And we are confused.

Thursday, July 25, 2019

I’m Really Strong…And Sticky



Can the Marvel Movie Machine survive the giant emotional overload of Infinity War and Endgame?


Yes…yes it can!

This was a fun, exciting and heartfelt standalone film, and an outstanding post script to the giant Avengers phase ending.

In honor of Tom Holland, there will be spoilers.

Thursday, July 11, 2019

Debut Album Support

Hey, remember last fall when I reported on my Nth cousin Xce removed Bobby Conte Thornton's Rat Pack/ Broadway style one man show?  (Click here if you don't)

Well, he's trying to release a CD to have it recorded for posterity.

Since I want a copy, I'm using today's post to plug it and help make sure he meets his goal.  I know I'm behind on reviews, but this is an Italian family thing, they take priority.

Click here for the kickstarter link.   There's a sample of an Alan Menken penned song he performs there.

I can personally vouch for both the awesomeness of his performing and his grandmother's lasagna.


When I first saw the playlist, I was a little disappointed that "The Worst Thing I Could Do" didn't make the cut.

Then I thought about it, and realized you really gotta see that one live to get the full impact.

The rest of the set more than makes up for it, and if it does well, we'll probably get more live shows too.   Bonus!