Monday, January 28, 2013

Playing with costuming

Yes I am a lover of comic books and movies.

So for Halloween I dressed up as a playboy Robin. My boyfriend dressed up as a bat.. so we were Batman and Robin.. lol

I will be working on more and better cosplay in the future. I need more ideas for fun costumes..

Friday, January 25, 2013

Silent Hill Revelation

If you are a fan of the video game series you might enjoy it. If you enjoyed the first one and all the different monsters that they brought to life then you will probably enjoy this one.

This is many years down the line and the little girl we watched and hoped would be saved in the first movie is now almost 18. They have moved again and she now has nightmares of Silent Hill, but remembers nothing of being there. When her father is kidnapped she must return to Silent Hill to save her father.

The story is nothing special, but the special effects are great. I loved the last films special effects and this film continued to show all the great things that made the game scary. The final showdown in the movie is fun and entertaining.

The movie stars Adelaide Clemens as Heather/Alessa. Our young daughter now almost an adult. Kit Harington plays Vincent. He befriends her after she nearly escapes death, after she realizes she is being followed. Carrie-Anne Moss plays Claudia Wolf, a psycho mother who plans to bring the orders god into this world, once Alessa is destroyed. Sean Bean plays Harry, Heather's adoptive father.

If you like video game movies, horror movies, great monster special effects or seeing strange things. Give this movie a try. You will be able to pick up the dvd or bluray on Feb 12, 2013

I give it a 3 out of 5.

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

The Following Kevin Bacon's new tv series on FX

So I caught this tonight. I wanted to see it because I love television and I give it pretty much every show a chance.

First off the show is intense. I couldn't believe the non stop thrill ride that the show offered. It was really well written. Kevin Bacon's character is great at playing broken and angered. The scary serial killer is well acted.

I thought the show was going to be a chase of Joe, the serial killer, but instead it's more a roller coaster ride of fear, suspense and crazy. The pilot episode he is caught after killing the only girl who originally survived his attacks.

This is definitely on my watch list. I can't wait to see the story unfold.

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

For A Good Time Call on DVD Jan 22, 2013

This film comes out on DVD/Bluray on Jan 22 ,2013. I really wanted to see it in theatres but no theatres close to me had it playing. I was really sad. This looks like so much fun. The idea of a sex phone line.. I won't lie, I've thought about it, easy money.

Two college frienemies ( I have quite a few myself) end up moving in together so they can afford a nice apartment. They start a phone sex line, and become close friends after learning about the sex world.

The DVD/Bluray has no special features.

I can't wait to get out and pick this up. It looks like too much fun.

Monday, January 21, 2013

Silver Linings Playbook a review

I had to see a Rated R movie this weekend and I had really wanted to see this so I took the chance and decided on it. I took my mother, my boyfriend wanted to see it but he had work. I will be either renting it the day it hits redbox or seeing it again in theatres. I LOVED it. I can see why it is up for an Oscar for Best Picture.

The main actors Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence are phenomenal. The film is about two people suffering from different issues that meet and end up helping each other. Bradley Cooper is suffering from Bipolar and anger issues and is released from a psyche ward after 9 months when his mother takes him out early. He comes home with the desire to save his marriage. Jennifer Lawrence is a young widow who is suffering from depression and sexual promiscuity. She meets Bradley Cooper and they form an unlikely friendship.

The plot is well written, the character development is great. I cried more then a couple times. I really loved it.

I give it a 10 out of 10.

Sunday, January 20, 2013

Giveaway Monsters Inc variety charity pin

So my book blog and my makeup blogs have giveaways running this week. So I thought I would throw up a giveaway here on my geek blog. Planning on having quite a few. I love receiving mail and I know a lot of other people do too, so I figure let's try to make things fun.

So what I am giving away is one of the variety childrens charity pins featuring Monsters Inc. I have most of them from all the different years and I love places that give to charity so I thought why not.

Lucky for most of you this blog has almost no followers.. so there won't be many entries.. or maybe I'm wrong.. so the only rule is to leave a message on any post and follow the blog via gfc.

Contest ends on 01/27/13 I will pick a winner via

This is the first of many contests. :)

Thursday, January 17, 2013

This is 40

I had really wanted to see this because it looked really funny. I got the chance to finally catch it and I wasn't as impressed with it as I had originally thought I would be. I don't know if this is because I couldn't relate to much of the material. I'm not yet 40, I don't have kids and I'm close with my family, and as a couple we are fiscally responsible and don't lie to each other about money.

The movie is about a couple that are both turning 40 and the way life happens for some of us. I just couldn't get behind it. I felt more like the wife was a whiner. The husband was a dreamer that was more like a child, he continuously made choices based on himself and his wants rather then the needs of his family. Everyone in the film to me just seemed more acted then real life.

To me the basis just seemed to unreal. I don't understand how people could be together 14 + years and still lie about money, and not be on track to having there lives together. I guess it's a big thing though, for me it just wasn't an intriguing movie, it didn't hold my attention.

I'd give it a 3 out of 10 stars. Since it did have a few funny jokes but I felt it fell short everywhere else.

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

DVD/Blurays coming out in January 2013

There is a lot coming out on dvd this month.. some have already come out..

I am a huge lover of tv so there is a lot of tv series coming out and i try to pick them up as often as i can.

So here's some of the stuff I think you should check out

Anger Management - a new show with Charlie Sheen.. hilarious

Archer season 3 - i havent watched this but everyone i know who is watching it is in love with it.. so might just finally pick it up.

Dredd 3D - a fun action movie.

Dallas season 1 - looks interesting, i am gonna pick this up.

Frakenweenie - a remake of one of Tim Burton's first films. So adorable.

Hit & Run - I haven't seen this but, they had a promo shirt that said This Car is Tits.. and so I will eventually watch it.

Steven Spielberg Presents Tiny Toon Adventures: Volume 3 - OMG

Smash Season 1 - I love musical theatre.

Tiny Toon Adventures: Crazy Crew Rescues! - again OMG

Being Human: Season 4 - great show really enjoy it.

Merlin: The Complete Fourth Season - i love author history.

Taken 2 - i havent seen it.. but i love Liam Neeson.

All Superheros Must Die - looks interesting

Pan Am: The Complete First Season - love the costumes

Seven Pyschopaths - love the cast

Sunday, January 13, 2013

Robyn Hood #1 Zenescope (Grimms Fairy Tales)

I am in love with Zenescope, so know you will see me talking about them as often as I can get my hands on a book. So when I saw that this series had just started I was glad to pick it up. It is on like 4 or 5 now I believe, so I am only a little behind. I have 2 to review for you and will be picking up the rest shortly. Just want to make a variety of comic books for myself to get into.... because I need another money sink :P.

This is the story of a girl from another dimension that gets placed in our world because she is the baby of a dark organization and the person that is supposed to kill her chooses not to. So she is stuck with us. She is a kind of troublemaker and constantly is stealing from those she deems to not deserve it.

Its interesting. It's from Zenescope. It has great art. It's everything I want in a comic. 7.5 out of 10. Love it.

Friday, January 11, 2013

Parental Guidance a review

I saw this film this weekend by myself. I had a little free time and thought why not go catch a film. This wasn't my first choice but the only movie playing that I wanted to see when I got to the theatre. But it did much better then I thought it would so I can't complain too much.

I actually enjoyed this movie. The jokes were pretty funny. The acting wasn't terrible and the story was relatable. The grandparents wanting to have a second chance and the grandfather not wanting to let go of his dream. I can relate to that one a lot.

Billy Crystal and Bette Midler are fun as the grandparents, and the 3 actors that play the kids are pretty good. The story has a moral, and its good to see films about family.

3 out of 5 in my opinion. Good family movie.

Thursday, January 10, 2013

Upcoming Movies Im excited about :)

There are so many funny movies, dramas and action films coming out that I am looking forward too. So Im gonna do this once a month.. and let you know what films coming out in the next 30 days I am interested in.

In no particular order.. just as I see to list them.

1. Gangster Squad - comes out Jan 11th and it looks good. Tell me no girl can turn down a Ryan Gosling film.

2. Movie 43 -comes out Jan 25th looks stupid but I like the raunchy stupid films, like Scary Movie.. and look at the cast.. come on now.. at least see it for the cast.

3. Hansel and Gretel Witchhunters - comes out Jan 25th and totally my kind of film. Tight leather catsuits and action surrounding fairy tales. Yep I'll be there.

4. Broken City - comes out Jan 18th and definitely looks interesting. I love Russel Crowe so I will probably see it for that fact.

5. Baytown Outlaws - comes out Jan 11th and looks like fun. Love those action films.

6. Parker - comes out Jan 25th and stars Jason Statham. Need I say more.

7. Zero Dark Thirty - comes out Jan 11 and I will see it only because of the high approval of everybody, but not my type of film.

8. A Haunted House - comes out Jan 11th and same reason as Movie 43 I love stupid movies.

9. Warm Bodies - comes out February 1st and I liked the book can't wait for the movie.

10. Bullet to the Head - comes out February 1st its Stallone and action.

11. Stand Up Guys - comes out Feb 1st and it has Christopher Walken. Must see.

12. A Glimpse into the Mind of Charles Swan III - comes out Feb 8th and stars Bill Murray and Charlie Sheen. I am in love with Charlie Sheen, so yeah its happening.

13. Side Effects - comes out February 8th and stars Channing Tatum.

14. Indentity Thief - comes out Feb 8th and looks incredibly funny.

Now this is just mainstream movies I am looking at.. I might make a list of artsy type films.. but I rarely catch them until they are on dvd.

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Won't Back Down on DVD Jan 15, 2013

This is a film I really wanted to see in theatres but for some reason never made it out to see. So now that it is on DVD/Bluray I am going to have to go pick it up. Viola Davis and Maggie Gyllenhaal star in a true story inspired film about education reform. The movie comes out on bluray and dvd on January 15th, 2013

The Bluray features:

Won’t Back Down Blu-ray Special Features

Deleted Scenes with Optional Commentary by Director Daniel Barnz

A Tribute to Teachers

The Importance of Education

Audio Commentary with Director Daniel Barnz

Theatrical Trailer

Sneak Peek

Ultraviolet Copy

Pick it up tonight or rent it and see if its your thing.

Dredd on DVD Jan 8th, 2013

So I got the chance to see this in theatres when it came out and was pleasantly surprised with the outcome of the film. I really liked the casting of the characters and enjoyed the film in general. I wasn't really sure what to expect since it was a remake of a fun film but I gave it a chance and was glad I had.

I really enjoyed it. For those of you that don't know the story. In the future we have Judges that basically like police patrolling the only difference is they pass out judgement, so if you have done something terrible they are allowed to kill you.

The actors were really good in the roles, the action was fun. The film overall is a fun action film worth seeing.

The film came out on DVD and Bluray on Jan. 8th

The special features are:

Mega-City Masters: 35 Years of Judge Dredd" featurette

Day of Chaos: The Visual Effects of Dredd 3D" featurette

Dredd" featurette

Dredd's Gear" featurette

The 3rd Dimension" featurette

Welcome to Peach Trees" featurette

Dredd Motion Comic Prequel

Theatrical Trailer

Also from Lionsgate

English 7.1 DTS-HD Master Audio™ Optimized for 11.1 Neo: X

Spanish 5.1 (Dolby Digital)

English 2.0 (Dolby Digital) Optimized for Late Night Listening

English SDH, English and Spanish Subtitles

Sunday, January 6, 2013

Jack Reacher a review

Now I am not the biggest Tom Cruise fan, but I think he has acting talent, just is as nutty as a can of cashews. We couldn't decide what to see yesterday so when we both decided to see Jack Reacher we were happy to give it a chance.

I never saw a trailer leading up this only the billboards so I had a little bit different idea of what the movie was about. I thought he was like a contract killer, not a guy in for justice. The movie is about a guy who kills 5 random people in a sniper showing, who when asked to confess asks for Jack Reacher. Jack shows up and takes on the case. I don't want to tell you too much because the story is actually good. Lots of foreshadowing, twists, character development and surprises. I did figure out some things early on but it didn't ruin the twists and enjoyment of the movie.

The plot was well done, the characters all had good life to them, the actors did their part to bring enthusiasm and charisma to the part they were playing. The director did a good job of casting doubt on characters, creating tension and setting up the scenes.

I definitely would suggest catching this one if you like action films, are a fan of Lee Child, or like Tom Cruise in movies. It was a 4 out of 5 in my book.

Thursday, January 3, 2013

Les Miserables a review

Now I am a musical theatre fanatic and more then that I love Les Mis. It is a great musical, the score is amazing and I love so many of the songs. So I was a bit hesitant when I heard the movie was being made, because so many things can go wrong, but in truth so far I have really liked all the movie versions of musicals I have seen, so I don't know where the fear comes from.

Of course Hugh Jackman is great in the film. Playing our lead and man can you hear the power in his voice. He may not be my favorite in the film but he does do a great job. Then Anne Hathaway blows us away with her tearful and emotional I Dreamed a Dream. She really is up and coming and will probably be in more musicals if she gets the chance. I enjoyed Russel Crowe even though of the bunch he is the least seasoned singer, but he puts his all into the performance and in my opinion does a grand job.

I loved the settings, the characters that each individual actor brought to life. With the movie being shot with live singing that definitely added to it and made it more a musical then the standard movie musical.

If you like musicals go see it. It is worth the money and the time spent.

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Django Unchained

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Last night we decided to go see a movie, even though I was pushing for This is 40, we ended up seeing Django Unchained. I wasn't really sure I wanted to see the film. Not really into the Quentin Tarantino style of blood gushing up into the air in every scene kinda thing, but I gave into the boys since I was out numbered.

I like the people in the movie. I always enjoy Jamie Foxx and Leonardo DiCaprio in the films they do. They both are great actors with a wide range, so it wasn't too bad going into the film. The film that followed though was in my favorite Quentin Tarantino film. Now I said I'm not really into his films, doesn't mean I don't like them, they just aren't the DVD I pick up when I want to watch a movie at home.

The movie had a great plot, with lots of action, adventure, love, and twists. I couldn't always see what was coming and I love that in a film. It's the story of a slave, freed on a journey to save his wife. It's really well put together. It has the Tarantino flair for the spraying blood and over the top bloody deaths, but it makes the film more lighthearted for the heavy subject it deals with.

Christopher Waltz plays my favorite character as the german dentist/bountyhunter, who free Jamie Foxx and helps him on his journey. He really plays up his part and gets into the character and makes you want to see him on screen more. Tarantino couldn't have picked a better actor for the role and I'm glad to see him performing in such a great role.

There are a few scenes I had to turn my head at, but I'm a gushy girl, so they probably aren't too bad. Samuel L Jackson plays his role delightfully and is great in his role, the way he interacts with the whole cast is fun to watch. I truly love his acting, he is so versatile and interesting to see in action.

If you like Quentin Tarantino, Jamie Foxx, Leonardo Dicaprio or the old western style movies with a bit of B rated gore, go catch this film. If you don't like the gore you might not enjoy it, but it really is a good movie. Put together wonderfully and fun and enjoyable.