I saw Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 in theaters last week and it’s taken a bit of time to process all of my thoughts. After all, I don’t blog about the MCU films as much lately, typically because I’m less than impressed (looking at you Iron Man 3 and Civil War), though perhaps I’ll get to those at a later time, after a re-watch (when there’s time). All of that being said though, I loved Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 enough to want a re-watch of both it and its predecessor ASAP, lack of time be darned! Why did I love so much? Interestingly it’s because of some parts I didn’t want to watch.
Oh, and unless you’ve seen it, there may be parts of this you don’t want to read, due to spoilers! Continue reading “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 is an Awesome Mix of storytelling and feels” »
Hey Readers, while last week’s post was actually a guest article on Pat Sponagle’s site all about Cersei Lannister, this one gets back to the reality of conventions and what we can expect in the coming months from Square Egg Entertainment, the showrunners of Phoenix Comicon.
Now Phoenix Comicon is of course still happening over Memorial Day weekend, and we’ll have a post up shortly about all of the fantastic guests they’re hosting this year, but for now let’s get to the nitty gritty of Square Egg Entertainment’s other cons… or as it is now con. Continue reading “Keen Halloween Goes But Fan Fest Stays” »
You may recall last year that I did a review of author Ryan Dalton’s debut novel The Year of Lightning, which also happens to be the first of his Time Shift trilogy. Well, yours truly has had an early chance to read book two, The Black Tempest, and things get fantastic.
If you read my previous review, I was hesitant to read The Year of Lightning, considering it’s Young Adult fiction, a genre I swore off after Twilight and Hunger Games. And I’d be lying if I didn’t say up front that I was equally hesitant to begin reading The Black Tempest, considering it’s a sequel.
Despite several sequels not living up to my expectations over the years, I haven’t sworn off sequels. I’ve just become wary of them, as few live up to the expectations I have. However, plenty of authors have had good sequels, and now I can say that Ryan Dalton is one of them. Continue reading “Dalton’s Time Shift Trilogy Gets Fantastic With The Black Tempest.” »
While the blog has been a bit overtaken by Disney posts in the last week I want to take a moment to talk about a different beauty and a different beast… Logan. Yep, the movie all about Wolverine when he’s old. I watched it this past weekend, and while I don’t have a lot of complaints, it left me wanting more.
I wonder if I’d feel that way if I were just a casual viewer, instead of a fangirl and comic reader with more background and high expectations.
Warning, spoilers below! Continue reading “Was Logan Just For Fans?” »
A few days ago I re-watched the animated Beauty and the Beast, and now I’ve seen the new movie twice, as well as listened to the soundtrack an embarrassing number of times. My last post was my spoiler-free first impressions after seeing the movie at an early screening. Now that it’s out, this review is basically a spoiler-filled feelings dump. So if you haven’t seen the movie yet and you care about spoilers, turn back now. I’m not really sure how to organize this, so I’m just going to list stuff and talk about it. Continue reading “Beauty and the Beast (2017) Spoiler-Filled Feelings Dump” »
This post falls hard into that category of being long overdue, but that doesn’t mean I’m not going to post it! In 2015, at Phoenix Comicon, I had the chance to meet and speak with steampunk author Beth Cato. Then, in 2016 , back at the con, we had a chance to revisit her Clockwork Dagger duology, and to discuss one of her latest books, Breath of Earth, which came out in August 2016. Finally, after half a year of teaching, I caught Beth again at the Tucson Festival of Books to tell her how much I loved Breath of Earth, not just for its awesome steampunk setting, but also for its incredibly empowering characters. Continue reading “Catching Beth Cato at the Tucson Festival of Books and thoughts on Breath of Earth” »
When Beauty and the Beast came out in 1991, I was five years old. It’s my favorite Disney animated movie, and Belle has been my favorite Disney princess for basically my whole life. About two years ago, when I heard that Disney was making a live action version, I was both excited and nervous. It was extremely important to me that it do justice to the original, even if it could never quite measure up to it.
I saw the new Beauty and the Beast on March 6th, eleven days before its official release, at a special screening at the TCL Chinese Theater IMAX in Hollywood. My expectations were high, but I was still completely blown away by how good it was. All of the worries I had were completely unfounded. The movie is as close to perfect as I could have ever hoped for. I teared up throughout the movie, not because it was sad, but because I was so happy about how amazing and beautiful it was. It did justice to the original, and then some. Continue reading “Beauty and the Beast (2017): Spoiler-Free First Impressions” »