As a pretty big fan of the original teenage mutant ninja turtles, I was super skeptical of the first installment of Michael Bay’s take on the franchise. When I saw the trailers for Outlook of the Shadows a sense of nostalgia contained in them piqued my interest. I went in nervous, worried if they had changed any of the turtles’ original personalities. They had not. Everything was as it should be. Mikey was hilarious, sweet, and a goofball. Donatello was brilliant and inventive. Raph was still moody and a bit of a brute. And Leonardo was the leader, believing in the greater good and still a total boyscout. It’s a fun movie the whole family will enjoy, with plenty of action, humor, and heart. It’s far from a perfect remake, but it was still tons of fun. 3.5/5
It’s finally here! The full-length Lonely Island sketch. It’s jam-packed with an incredible cast, lots of great jokes, and doesn’t take itself too seriously. The timing in the film is perfect and doesn’t go on longer than it needs to (major props to the editor). 4/5
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
Uploaded by Noah Sterling on 2016-03-15.
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??
Did you guys miss our epic win at SLCC’s Fan X Family Feud? Here’s video of our triumph!
The Hello Sweetie Podcast takes on the infamous Geekshow Podcast in an entertaining bout of Family Feud fun!
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.)
On episode 206 we talked about the Emerald City Comic Con <a href= “http://www.themarysue.com/eccc-sunday-badges/”>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’. 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.
Uploaded by Googlemovietrailers on 2016-01-23.
Live recording at Club at 50 West. 200th episode celebration.
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.
https://twitter.com/SuperheroFeed – 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.
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.
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