As I posted just a bit ago I watched Hateful Eight over Christmas break, and while holidays and in-laws meant that I couldn’t get a post up as soon as I liked, the spoiler free review of the movie is up on the blog, in case you haven’t seen the film, but if you have – here’s the spoilery review in all it’s gore!
I intended this post to be done almost immediately after I saw the film on Christmas Day with my family (something I regret less than I feared I would, considering my mom is not a Tarantino fan), but when my in-laws visited I got busy contracting a bit of cabin fever, thankfully there was no blood shed off screen. Now this post is spoiler-free, with my spoilery post coming soon, so if you haven’t seen the movie yet, feel free to read on.
Almost two weeks after its release (a release I drove two hours to see in IMAX at 10:00 pm on a week night), I finally have the time and mindset to give what I hope is a review that will bring balance to the fans, because while several love the film like the Jedi love the light side, the dark side has some pretty strong (and at times valid) complaints. Beware though, reading leads to spoilers, which will in all likelihood lead to hate and suffering.
One of the best things, if not the best thing, about nerdy and pop culture conventions is that people of all fandoms can gather and even if we can’t agree on things like whether we’d rather travel in the TARDIS, Impala, Millenium Falcon or Enterprise we can all recognize each other’s inner geek. And we’ve all had at least one nerdgasm. Now a nerdgasm for me (Loki in Hall H) might not be one for you, but trust me when I say if we’ve been to a con or two we’ve all had one, and perhaps no one explains it best than Tom Lenk who not only helps define the term but stands as an example for nerds every where in his new documentary Nerdgasm, which he shared along with Q & A at Fan Fest. Continue reading “What’s a Nerdgasm? Tom Lenk shares at Fan Fest” »
While there are a slew of SDCC posts to come, once I sort through pictures, I wanted to take a moment to explain why, regardless in what at year end is reflected in box office dollars, or how frequently nerds might rage online in December, that for all practical purposes Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens will be beloved by all who watch it.
So let me start by saying a couple things, first I mostly enjoyed the final installment of the Hobbit trilogy, which in my honest opinion should have been done a single film, perhaps two at the most. Second, with one small exception, in general I liked and found suitable for a giant film adaption, most of the changes that were made. So, with all of that out of the way, here are some of the things I didn’t love about The Hobbit: Battle of the Five Plotlines… I mean Armies.