Sunday, April 20, 2014
Saturday, April 19, 2014
Sunday, April 13, 2014
***MAJOR SPOILER ALERT***
I finally went and saw the Captain America sequel, and all I can say is WOW!! Within the first five minutes I knew that I was going to love it. Anyone who has read the original comic-book storyline will likely agree that it was a great read! I'll admit that the first Captain America film didn't exactly do it for me; I felt it was slow and uninspired. Unfortunately, when you do a comic book film, you always have to start with the origin story. This can really limit the creativity of the film makers, so when the sequel comes along, they are able to have more freedom when it comes to the storyline. That being said, compared to the first film, which rates at the bottom of the list of modern Marvel films, the Winter Soldier rises to the number four slot behind Avengers, Iron Man 1, and Spider-Man 2 (Raimi). Quite a leap indeed!
One of the defining "don't blink or you'll miss it" moments, and probably the most bad-ass mo-fo easter eggs in film history was the moment when our heroes come to visit the grave of the recently deceased Nick Fury. For a split second, the camera glances over his tombstone, and just below his name is the Bible quote; "The path of the righteous man: Ezekiel 25: 17". For those of you who are true movie lovers and purveyors of good taste, you will know that this is a direct reference to what is probably Samuel Jackson's most infamous roles as Jules Winfield from Quentin Tarantino’s Masterpiece; Pulp Fiction. If you don't know this, I'll strike down upon thee with great vengeance and furious anger!
Friday, April 11, 2014
It's hard to believe that it's really been 20 years since Kurt Cobain left this life, but left behind some of the most influential music of the 20th century. I don't think it's a stretch to compare Nirvana to the Beatles in that they've had such a tremendous impact on the music scene and continue to inspire and influence so very many musicians. For the induction ceremony, the remaining members; Dave Grohl, Krist Novoselic, and Pat Smear (yes, he was a member, too!), all got up on stage to perform with Joan Jett, Kim Gordon, St. Vincent, and Lorde. While all of the performances were good, Joan Jett absolutely killed it on "Smells Like Teen Spirit"! If Kurt couldn't be here, Jett is certainly the next best thing! Check out here performance below;
Here's Lorde performing a heartfelt version of "All Apologies"
Annie Clark of St. Vincent performs "Lithium"
Wednesday, April 9, 2014
What you are looking at is a full-size, wearable (I think) version of Tony Stark's Iron Man armor made almost entirely from cardboard. Kai-Xiang Xhong is a student in Taiwan and began turning sketches into sculptures when he was in high school. It took him over a year to complete the man or iron! Please click here to see more of his incredible creations and read more about him!
Sunday, April 6, 2014
I was at the Undercover Flea Market in Oxford, ME yesterday and scored a 12" Sideshow Dracula figure in the box for... wait for it... fifteen dollars!!! Now I have Dracula, Frankenstein, Phantom of The Opera as the Red Death, and Lon Chaney as the vampire from "London After Midnight". Interesting fact; there is not a single copy of "London After Midnight" in existence. No shit, really!
Friday, April 4, 2014
Just released! Nine new posters from the upcoming & much anticipated X-Men: Days of Future Past. The pics are hi-res and really slow down the blog, so I've posted a couple of my faves. If you want to see all of them, click here!