Showing posts from July, 2011

Oh Captain, My Captain (America)

When it comes to comic book adaptations, on more than one occasion I've been known to utter the phrase "I just don't get what the big deal is about them."  I almost always enjoy them (with a few notable exceptions) but I'm at a distinct disadvantage since I'm usually unfamiliar with the source material.  Neither comics nor graphic novels were my geek buttons to push (at least not in the past) so beyond an "oh yeah I've heard of that guy" for the lesser known or "well, yeah, duh of course" for the high rollers, you know your Batmans and Supermans and Spider Mans of the world, I paid them about as much attention as any of your average popcorn movies.  I  prepared myself to take Captain America, the latest origin story of Marvel's Avengers series, with a similar grain of salt.  I was already nervous, attempting to buffer my expectations, after having experienced an entire range of emotions, just with this summer's releases of adap…

Goodbye -the double-edged Sword of Gryffindor of words

By the time this finally gets put up, it will be a week since I've seen the movie the first time.  If you haven't seen it by now, I apologize if there's anything I give away.  I feel like there are so many things that I would like to say about the final Harry Potter film that there will probably be points where I ramble in this post, but please, if possible, stick with it and let me know what you thought too.  Spoilers Ahead so you might want to Expecto Patronum yourself from them, if you've yet to see the film, that is.

Harry Potter & The Deathly Hallows Pt. 2 released this past weekend (in case you spend your weekends under that boulder I pass on the way home) and including midnight showings and the 3-day weekend box office, it has since grossed more than 168 million dollars.  My reason for such a staggering outpouring of support? This is the last time any of us will have a chance to say goodbye to the stories that have shaped our imaginations for more than 10 ye…

Geek Week

Have you ever felt like sometimes you just have so much to do that, to attempt to tackle everything would require a power far greater than human?  And so what do you do?  You keep letting things pile up right?  Finishing only the quickest and easiest things necessary to complete the day.  That's how life has been for the last three months, or so, I'd say.  Stacks of mail, piles of laundry, one unfinished book put down only to be replaced by its unfinished successor.  It's been exhausting, all of these additions to my "to-do" list.  Well, I've finally gotten around to finishing most of the stuff that had been weighing down the hind part of my brain, and I won't bore you with the details, but suffice it to say, that now it's just about time to start celebrating Geek Week.

Just so you know, when I refer to "Geek Week", I'm referring to nothing official, at least not on my side.  There is a website with that designated URL, and if you're…

Pulling in to Procrastination Station-SYTYCD Top 7

So I should be cleaning my room like I told myself I would do.  But it's So You Think You Can Dance night and I got back later than I thought I would.  I've had the show permanently paused on Cat Deeley's vaguely kimono inspired dress (a clear step down from the last couple of weeks, come on Cat) for roughly 20 minutes while I finished dinner.  I get far too distracted when I have more than two things going on.  But I'm settled now.

In case you didn't know, last week, Miranda and Robert bid adieu.  I give that a big boo.  I can't understand what Ryan is still doing here.  But as it stands, much like the forgotten food from my freezer that I rescued from Frigidaire purgatory for dinner, I'll have to make do with things as they currently stand.  Alright, time to release Cat Deeley from her frozen paused pose and kick off our shoes.

The set-up will be similar to last week's, and I'm guessing it will be this way until we get down to the Top 10, when th…

Because Everyone Should Watch This

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