Are You Ready For Civil War?

I got into an argument the other day (surprise surprise) about the upcoming Civil War movie. My friend asked why I was #TeamCap but I realized I needed to ask this question first: “Wait, are we talking comics or movies?” I feel confident in saying the movie is going to stray quite far from the existing comics…so if you maybe haven’t read the Civil War comics arc, check out this video that breaks it down! -Rebecca

Marvel’s Civil War Animated in 4 Minutes | Bite-Size Comics

Uploaded by Noah Sterling on 2016-03-15.

Hoverboards Finally A Reality??

Flyboard® Air Test 1

Zapata Racing has achieved the dream of mankind and offers you the first video of Franky Zapata flying on the innovation Flyboard® Air.

Okay guys… I will fully admit that when I first saw this video, I thought it was Photoshopped. Even now, I’m not quite sure my brain totally believes my eyes. But here you have it, the very first working hoverboard. Meet the Flyboard Air, created by Zapata Racing. The man in the video is team leader Franky Zapata, and as you can see here, he has a knack for defying gravity. You may remember in 2011 when his “dolphin jetpack” video showcasing the original Flyboard took YouTube by storm and gave outdoor enthusiasts another thing to add to their bucket lists. Apparently, this guy really loves to push the envelope! And push it he does… the Flyboard Air can soar to heights of 10,000 feet, and has a top speed of 93 mph. Zapata states that it can operate autonomously for up to 10 minutes, and although no specifics are given as to how exactly it operates, sources speculate that the board achieves this through use of a turbine engine perhaps fed by a backpack full of fuel. So given the opportunity to make your wildest, superhero-y-ist dreams come true, would you give it a try??


<3 Charity


Danielle Reviews Things!: Toronto

As discussed on episode 208 (and mentioned on 206 and 207 as well), I traveled to America’s Hat for the very first time over spring break. It was seriously a rad experience and I’m excited to go back. I got to see a lot of cool shit, I ate a lot of amazing food, drank wine in a radical old cemetery, and I even managed to awkwardly trick a super cute dude into being my boyfriend. I figured I’d use our blog as a place to post a lot of the rad pics I took, including a couple of the Captain Canuck stuff I ran across–he was not as hard to find as I thought. Please to enjoy.

I rate this place and trip an 11/10, would recommend. (**Side note, apologies for the pics that are sideways. I uploaded them properly and tried to edit them in the post and this is how they want to be.)

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Danielle Reviews Things!: The Discipline.

On episode 206 we talked about the Emerald City Comic Con <a href= “”>Sunday badge debacle</a>, so I decided to find out what all the hub bub was about. While on vacation, I stopped by a comic book shop and picked up the first issue of The Discipline the erotic thriller written by Peter Milligan and drawn by Leandro Fernandez. I was really excited because I love these kinds of “sexy” horror tales–Hellraiser, anyone? Unfortunately the only thing I ended up enjoying about the book was the gorgeous art.

The story is set around Melissa, a young woman living in NYC. She’s unhappily married and fights with her sister. She meets a stranger who excites her and who turns out to be more than meets the eye.

It felt as though the writer, who had somehow never been around a woman, was interpreting what it’s like to be a 23 year old lady. The main character was completely unbelievable in this day and age. As mentioned before, she is 23, married, and had an amazing 6 figure job that she no longer needed because her husband was bringing in an insane amount of cash. She’s unfulfilled in her marriage and hasn’t had an orgasm in 4 years–so she’s been married for over 4 years and lives in NYC, right, that sounds like something that happens in real life. I mean, I know with these kinds of stories you need to suspend disbelief–there is a goat man in this story–but come on. This is supposed to have some kind of basis in reality.

We never really see the husband to see how they interact which I think could have brought an interesting element to the story. It’s never really clear how long she and the stranger have been interacting either. We did get a very brief glimpse into her family life but it didn’t bring much to the story and felt completely unnecessary. By the end of the issue I had no excitement in continuing to solve the mystery.

I give it a 1/5.

’10 Cloverfield Lane’ Review By: Rebecca Frost


’10 Cloverfield Lane’. 9/10. Director: Dan Trachtenberg Cast: John Goodman, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, John Gallagher Jr. Rated: PG-13. Release Date: March 11, 2016

When “Cloverfield” came out in 2008, I went so deep into the viral-ness of it that I was ruined for future viral marketing campaigns. I watched the movie so carefully and caught the smallest, slightest glimpses of things meant to be missed by the normal movie goer. I spent more time than I care to admit researching theories online and reading comics about the movie. I was also really into “Lost” at the time so really, for all of this, I blame J.J. Abrams–the man usually behind this kind of thing.

I high fived a million angels when I saw the surprise trailer for “10 Cloverfield Lane” because this movie was probably the sequel I never knew I needed. So many questions surrounded this trailer! Was this a direct sequel? Was this an anthology piece? In interviews with Abrams (the ever mysterious producer) and Dan Trachtenberg (newbie and incredibly talented director), the general idea garnered was this upcoming release was a cousin in the “Cloverfield” family.

I sat, patiently, wondering what does it all mean? I couldn’t even research it like 19-year-old me used to do. But, the release date was soon. Crazy soon. Typical “J.J. did a thing and didn’t tell anybody” soon.

The premise of the movie is seen in the trailer: Michelle (Mary Elizabeth Winstead) is seemingly kidnapped and being held in an underground bunker by ex-Navy man Howard (John Goodman). With them lives another man, Emmett (John Gallagher Jr.), and they seem to get along just fine…except when Michelle tries to escape. Her tenacity is admirable. She’s cunning, she never stops planning, and does not stop going even when the scene has you on the edge of your seat and cringing, “she’s not going to get out of this one.”

I won’t spoil the movie. I’m trying really hard not to. I will say it is intense. It’s two hours of fun agony. John Goodman is outstanding as a former military man turned conspiracy theorist. And the big reveal as to how this story is tied into the “Cloverfield” universe? Absolutely worth the adrenaline. The climax takes the movie into a sharp left turn, something I don’t think anyone expects–but it’s executed so beautifully that I couldn’t help but watch in awe and panic, thinking “more! Please more! Further down the rabbit hole please!” This was an experience after which I thought to myself, “I wish I could see this for the first time again.”

“10 Cloverfield Lane” sets up what could possibly be a new cult series of “What Does It Mean?” films. And I will pay to see Every. Single. One.

10 Cloverfield Lane (2016)

Uploaded by Googlemovietrailers on 2016-01-23.

ICYMI: The Geeky Movie Trailers of Superbowl 50

Ahhh, the Superbowl… the season finale of The American Football Show. For many of us it means food, beer, and friends. Some of us care about the game, for others its more of a social exercise. But for nearly all of us, the Superbowl has at least one redeeming quality. For no art form so clearly unites us in our delight, confusion, and dismal as that of the Superbowl commercial. Companies pay exorbitant amounts of money for the opportunity to hurl quirky, catchy, or utterly confounding ad campaigns at our expectant faces. Occasionally, in the midst of the Puppy Monkey Babies and Doritos Dogs, Hollywood sympathetically throws something deliciously nerdy in the mix. This year was no exception, as Marvel, Warner Bros, and Fox presented tv spots for their respective franchise’s next big films. Here they are, in case you missed them!

Marvel kicks off Phase Three of their cinematic universe with Captain America: Civil War on May 6, 2016.

CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR Super Bowl TV Spot (2016) Marvel Superhero Movie HD – Captain America: Civil War Super Bowl TV Spot (2016) Marvel Superhero Movie HD

I love how emotional this trailer feels. You can really see that they are setting the stage for an emotional, dramatic journey. Betrayal, trust, and loyalty are all huge themes at play, and the mood is heavy and intense. Marvel does a great job of not overselling it to an audience that seems ready for the ride.

Fox brings us X-Men: Apocalypse on May 27, 2016.

X-Men: Apocalypse | Super Bowl TV Commercial | 20th Century FOX

Following the critically acclaimed global smash hit X-Men: Days of Future Past, director Bryan Singer returns with X-MEN: APOCALYPSE. Since the dawn of civilization, he was worshipped as a god. Apocalypse, the first and most powerful mutant from Marvel’s X-Men universe, amassed the powers of many other mutants, becoming immortal and invincible.

Intense and fast paced, this spot does a great job of capturing the larger than life feel of the X-men universe. We get a great look at Psylocke in action, and Charles Xavier explaining through voiceover the threat that humanity faces. Fan favorite Quicksilver and relative newcomer Angel are also featured briefly. As an X-men fan, I’m personally the most excited for this one!

Warner Bros and DC Studios gave us something a little different to promote the latest in their own budding universe. Watch Bruce Wayne and Lex Luthor invite you to visit their respective cities in these cute and clever commercials featuring official partner, Turkish Airlines. Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice will greet moviegoers March 25, 2016.

Fly to Gotham City with Turkish Airlines! Super Bowl TV SPOT (2016)

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Fly to Metropolis with Turkish Airlines! Super Bowl TV SPOT (2016)

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The 200 Episodes Journey. By: Kristal Starr

Wow! 200 episodes! If we do the math (ugh I hate math! Thank gawd for google and calculators they figured this out for me) that’s three years ten months, over 22,000 minutes (that math is just an estimated figure) of podcasts!

I remember the “birth” of this podcast. Charity had posted on her Facebook page that she wanted to do an all female “geek” podcast, she was putting out a call for anyone who was interested, I did not respond or make any comment. I remember thinking what a cool idea and hoping that she would be successful at it. I honestly did not think I was knowledgeable enough to be on a “geek” podcast. And then Charity reached out to me personally and asked if I would be interested! I can remember my hesitation, “Why would you want me?” “What could I possibly have to offer”. I did not read comic books, I felt like I knew very little about geek culture. But, I had a passion and desire to be on a podcast, so with some encouragement from Charity I accepted the offer.

I honestly had no idea how life changing this would be. We started out recording with no format and our episodes were LONG! They didn’t feel long to us because we were having so much fun. I did not think about our potential impact. I did not think about how unique the podcast was. It did not occur to me that people would listen (even though that was our goal, to get people to listen). Not only did people listen, they really liked the podcast and to my surprise we were a hit. I mean it wasn’t that big of a surprise, I loved listening to us and I thought we were hilarious. What surprised me is that other people thought that too.

We were invited to be in the Salt Lake Tribune, KSL TV reached out to us and asked us to be a feature on one of their programs (which we all were surprised by. They probably had never heard an episode, because honestly with all our swears, no one would have put us on KSL!). The panel director from Salt Lake Comic Con reached out to us and asked if we would be interested helping at their first Fan X Convention. We were ecstatic. I could not believe how well we were being received. There was a want and need for a podcast like ours.

It soon dawned on me, this was SO much more than just us getting our voices out there. We were filling a need in the community. Our “baby” was growing up fast.

Just like raising a child, it takes a village to nurture and guide growth. And our village is AMAZING! The geek community, our listeners and friends have been amazing with giving feedback and encouragement. I can’t tell you how many days I have been full of doubt and a listener or friend of the podcast has reached out and changed my day.

I can’t believe how much each of us has grown with the podcast. With making new friends, learning to find our individual voices and knowing what we say and do can have an impact.
I created a little “highlight” video for over the years. It’s only five minutes long and only scrapes the surface of all the friends, memories and adventures we have had over the years. I wish I could have included everyone and everything.
Words and videos can not express my gratitude I have for the podcast and the community associated with it.

Just please know if you listen and enjoyed what we are producing you have a piece of my heart. I love this podcast and the fullness it has brought to my life.
I can’t imagine being the person I am today without it. I don’t know where I would be if Charity had not reached out to me and said, “come be a part of this”. And that’s all I want to say to you all, please, “come be a part of this”. We welcome you all. You all have a home with us at Hello, Sweetie! Podcast.
CHEERS! And here is to 200+ more episodes!
Kristal Starr

Hello, Sweetie! Podcast 200 episodes!

Hello, Sweetie! Podcast recently celebrated their 200th episode. This quick video highlights some of their memories and how far this podcast has come.

Doctor Who Series 9 Recaps

Hey Whovians! Rebecca here.

With the announcement last week that Steven Moffat is stepping down as showrunner for Doctor Who, it got me thinking about this most recent season and how I totally didn’t hate it–I actually LOVED it. You can see me and Tyson (of Big Shiny Robot) discuss the season in these videos below!

BSR Reviews the First Half of Doctor Who Series 9

Rebecca and Tyson give you their opinions and feelings on the first six episodes of Doctor Who Series 9

Doctor Who Season 9 Second Half Review

Tyson and Rebecca review the second half of the latest season of Doctor Who