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For those of you who really, madly, and truly don't mind showing your true colors this Silly Season, there's now an alternative for you! I saw this Etsy store for Castle McQuade featured over on Geeks Are Sexy's website today, and I thought I'd pass it along to anyone reading. The artist features (literally) many holiday-themed properties for ornaments, cards, etc., and it's worth a look even if you're not interested in buying. But why wouldn't you be interested in buying? After all, isn't that part of what the Silly Season is all about?
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Before any of your purists take the time to remind me that Hercules is most definitely not Science Fiction, I'll remind you that this is my space (after all) and fantasy certainly remains a close second. There's a lot of narrative similarities in the way the two properties traffic in world creation, so I hope you'll be kind and give me a pass.
In any event ...
I had the chance to finally see this on home video the other night my lovely wife hit the sack. Good grief. Was I disappointed or what? I'm familiar with the source material upon which this adaptation was based, and I can only assure you that it doesn't give it justice.
Rather than take up space here, I'll give you my link to the review I posted on Amazon.com this morning. Read it and weep, if you dare. Let's just say that Brett Ratner's Hercules was certainly no Chuck Russell's The Scorpion King and leave it at that.
Not An Epic Failure, But No Epic Either
Live long and prosper, folks!
Yes, yes, yes. I've heard it a hundred times. I'm far too forgiving of my beloved Terminator franchise. As I've often said, however, I can't help it that I've found every journey through those dystopian times entertaining: it's just that I know what I like, and I tend to like what I've seen thus far. Each installment has offered me something to think about, and -- for that -- I'm grateful. So sue me.
The new trailer is up, and -- although I have some qualms with a few short sequences -- I think it generally looks pretty interesting. Besides, I try not to get all that invested in trailers because we've all been fooled before (thank you very much, Michael Bay). Here's the link to where I saw it, compliments of our the fine people over at Screen Rant.
Sure, I still hate the name (so far), but there ain't no changin' that now.
Before he helped the summer box office take off in 2014 with his reboot of Godzilla, director Gareth Edwards was responsible for the smaller, quieter Monsters (2010). For a number of reasons, the film didn't create much buzz; I saw it once it came out on home video, as I'm not even sure it played theatrically in my area. Personally, I loved the film. I believed it had the right mix of small character moments to keep me interested, bypassing putting said 'monsters' front-and-center until they were ultimately relevant to the story.
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