This is an embargoed review that should not be released before October 1, 2013.
I read a digital galley of Justice League Volume 3 “Throne of Atlantis.” It’s probably the best / only story of Aquaman I’ve ever read. Basically: Aquaman and the Justice League try to prevent a war between Atlantis and the people on land. It’s basically the plot of a Doctor Who episode, but instead of silurians we have (the mer people of Atlantis?). You don’t need to have read Justice League Volume 2 or previous issues of Aquaman.
Overall I felt it was enjoyable, not very deep or probing. Kind of like a summer super hero movie. Recommended for fans of Aquaman, and the Justice League.
Blah blah blah post blah blah blah movie blah blah review. So I don’t think I mentioned this yet but I occasionally post up at clever bee where I’m chuffed about things and that’s mainly because of jacksgap and tyler oakley who introduced the word into my vocabulary.
Lazy Post: Go see The World’s End
And now, more senseless ramblings on the movie. Probably with spoilers. Mostly nonsense. Continue reading “Edgar Wright, Simon Pegg, Nick Frost…it’s The World’s End”
I finished a book today! In the Path of Falling Objects by Andrew Smith. Since there are apparently a billion Andrew Smith’s out there, it’s the Andrew Smith who wrote the best rugby book of 2013 Winger and the I’m not comfortable talking about it without at least a drink in me Stick.
There are three brothers. Matthew is a soldier in Vietnam. Jonah and Simon are his younger brothers and they live in the middle of nowhere, New Mexico. Their mother abandons them and their father is incarcerated in Arizona. Jonah and Simon depart on a journey hoping to meet up with Matthew in Arizona. The journey is the story.
Continue reading “Three brothers and gravity – In the Path of Falling Objects by Andrew Smith @marburyjack”
There’s this film…a semi biographical documentary about a Orca named Tilikum. Tilikum is an imprisoned slave to the SeaWorld company who keeps him around for profit. Tilikum has been known to contribute to or outright kill and mutilate people. Especially people with ponytails. And this disturbing information is what I’m bringing with me after watching the movie Blackfish. Continue reading “Whalesturbation and the disturbing tale of Blackfish OR why I can’t enjoy Shamu anymore”
“Some mysteries are too dangerous to leave alone…”
Nate’s not happy about his family moving to a new house in a new town. After all, nobody asked him if he wanted to move in the first place. But when he discoveres a tape recorder and note addressed to him under the floorboards of his bedroom, Nate is thrust into a dark mystery about a boy who went missing many, many years ago. (from the official description)
So this is not the Dave Pelzer book. Continue reading “The Lost Boy: a richly illustrated fantasy tale by Greg Ruth”
In Case You Missed It (because I posted these at 1am in the morning and somehow you’re online at 10p on a Friday) Continue reading “ICYMI More Instagram videos: free candy is good candy and an Elysium video review”
If I go to sleep before writing this review I might not remember to do it. So I apologize if I’m not coherent now. I don’t have an excuse for the other times I’m incoherent. Saw Elysium tonight and while I enjoyed the film, it could have been better. It’s not because I don’t support tales where poverty-class protagonists raise themselves out of the dirt to become heroes. No, it’s because I feel like Elysium could have been epic and instead I feel like the story suffered from either uninspired writing or a desire to shape the movie to message.
Matt Damon is Max and he’s a guy raised by nuns who likes a girl who is a nurse and one of his coping strategies in a world of poverty is crime. So he’s got a history as a car thief. But he’s trying to do good now. He’s got a job…but it all goes wrong and he ends up a hippopotamus. Luckily a cute girl is a meerkat. Continue reading “Elysium is a nice place to visit, but not the best film this summer”
A lot of what you see on television is rubbish and nonsense. And I’m not just talking about the Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson. Sometimes there are brief moments of brilliance and joy. The Legend of Korra was one of those brief fleetings of joy. “Book One” (or the first season) was twelve episodes of a deeply imagined world of asian influenced wonder and alternate history fantasy that was animated with a care seldom seen on television.
Before we get to watch Book Two, an actual book, “The Legend of Korra: The Art of the Animated Series Book One” has been released which provides a rich look into the background of the production of Book One. I’m afraid it will really only appeal to fans of the show. I was provided with a copy of the digital galley via Netgalley. Due to the limitations of this copy, I was unable to read some of the captions. However, I feel that the primary draw of the book is the art which looks gorgeous.
What I really hate / love is when I finish a book and that book has caused an emotional reaction in me. There have been a few over the years and these books are the GREAT books which keep me reading, keep me suffering through other books which are not great books.
I cannot write a review of Winger. I just don’t have the facilities to express myself.
“Hahah[a] he broke you” – Alethea. Continue reading “Winger by Andrew Smith (@marburyjack) or the words won’t come.”
Today (yesterday) was a big event down at the Glendale Americana…a signing event for Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters followed by a screening! I have a poster signed by Logan Lerman, Alexandra Daddario, Levin Rambin, Brandon Jackson and Douglas Smith. I of course didn’t think of a single relevant thing to say to them and didn’t take the opportunity to embarrass myself with exclamations of adoration or anything amusing to blog about. Nice people. I didn’t try to get them to sign the book… Of course if I could get Logan to sign anything… probably would be my DVD of Perks of Being a Wallflower.
And then afterwards was a 3-D screening of the new movie. I really enjoyed it. Not just because I saw it for free or because I was plied with complimentary popcorn and soda. The movie itself was enjoyable. Maybe it will only interest people who saw the first film; but I thought it was fairly fun. Continue reading “My Thumbs Up to Percy Jackson: The Sea of Monsters”