Archive for March 2016

Lego Disney minifigures: No #WheresRey here

Lego Disney minifigures: No #WheresRey here
Lego will debut their first collection of Disney minifigures in May, which is fun. One thing I noticed is that a full 1/3 of them are female characters. That’s…an improvement on the usual 1/4 ratio, I guess? Problem is, Disney is chockablock with female characters just begging to be minifigured. (No, I’m not counting the... Read more »

Movie Review: Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice

Movie Review: Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice
BATMAN V SUPERMAN: DAWN OF JUSTICE Genre: Superhero Action Rating: PG-13 Running Time: 151 mins. Premise: In this quasi-sequel to Man of Steel, Lex Luthor (Jesse Eisenberg) pits Batman (Ben Affleck) and Superman (Henry Cavill) against each other in “the greatest gladiator match in the history of the world.” Behind-the-Scenes: Warner Bros. has a lot riding... Read more »

If you disagree with this post, you are a bully

If you disagree with this post, you are a bully
The other day, I was reading one of my favorite gossip sites, Lainey Gossip. In the Smutty Social Media post, there was an Instagram photo from one Ms. Jaime King, member of Taylor Swift’s crew and…actress…? She tossed up quite the screed about another of my favorite gossip sites, Go Fug Yourself, calling the Fug... Read more »
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Donald Trump Translator: What is the leading Republican candidate really saying?

Donald Trump Translator: What is the leading Republican candidate really saying?
The orange ogre was on George Stephanopoulos this week (AKA This Week with George Stephanopoulos). He called in to talk about the violence that has been up at his rallies, which is in no way a direct result of his violent rhetoric. Because he doesn’t have violent rhetoric. He doesn’t condone violence. He does condone... Read more »

Hammervision Goes Literary: Cover Reveal for The Sound of Us

Hammervision Goes Literary: Cover Reveal for The Sound of Us
Hi, folks! I just wanted to let you know that my book, THE SOUND OF US (a YA Pitch Perfect set at opera camp), has a cover now. You can check it all out here. There’s even an excerpt from the book! If you’re so inclined, you can preorder the book on Amazon (Kindle or paperback)... Read more »

Movie Review: 10 Cloverfield Lane

Movie Review: 10 Cloverfield Lane
10 CLOVERFIELD LANE Genre: Thriller Rating: PG-13 Running Time: 105 mins. Premise: After getting in a car crash, a woman (Mary Elizabeth Winstead) wakes up in an underground shelter.  Her captor/savior (John Goodman) claims that the outside world is affected by a widespread chemical attack.  Is he right?  Can he be trusted? And, just what the... Read more »
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Movie Review: Zootopia Is Definitely Worth the Visit

Movie Review: Zootopia Is Definitely Worth the Visit
ZOOTOPIA Genre: Animated Comedy Rating: PG Running Time: 108 mins. Premise: A bunny cop (voiced by Ginnifer Goodwin) teams up with a sly fox (Jason Bateman) to solve the mystery of a missing otter, and uncover a mass conspiracy involving predators and prey in the process. Behind-the-Scenes: The story for Zootopia started out as a James Bond... Read more »

Politicians, Or: Why I'm Never Answering the Door Again

Politicians, Or: Why I'm Never Answering the Door Again
My family lived a good long while without a doorbell. It was a peaceful time, a time when I left it up to the dog to bark strangers away, a time when I could feign ignorance because, hey, no one rang the doorbell and maybe, just maybe, I was down in the basement and couldn’t... Read more »

Movie Review: Eddie the Eagle Soars Above Most Other Sports Flicks

Movie Review: Eddie the Eagle Soars Above Most Other Sports Flicks
EDDIE THE EAGLE Genre: Sports Dramedy Rating: PG-13 Running Time: 102 mins. Premise: Eddie Edwards (Taron Egerton) has always wanted to be an Olympian, much to his parents’ eternal bemusement (Mom) and chagrin (Dad).  After trying on several ill-fitting sports, Eddie stumbles onto ski jumping after learning that Britain has not fielded an Olympic team... Read more »
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Does Mad Max: Fury Road Really Have No Plot?

Does Mad Max: Fury Road Really Have No Plot?
Now that the Oscars are over, I feel like I can finally publicly admit that I really wanted Mad Max: Fury Road to win Best Picture.  Ha.  This probably comes as no surprise.  Ever since I saw it back in May of last year, I’ve been singing its praises.  Most people ignored me.  My brother... Read more »