Captain America: The Winter Soldier

Got to watch the new Captain America movie on Friday night with my good friend Abner.  I must say that it was probably the best of the Marvel movies so far.  The action was great and the story line was more along the lines of a good spy movie and less of a superhero movie.  I really suggest going to see this movie it is really good.

Captain America has never been my favorite superhero but the recent movies and The Avengers have created a new interest in me.

 

Comic-Con 2014 and The Lego Movie

So today has been an exciting day, even though there is a lot of work still waiting for me.  This morning passes for the greatest convention on earth finally went on sale.  I had been waiting since December when we were told they would go on sale.  They completely changed the process again, they still can’t seem to get it right, but at least it worked out for everyone I know.  I was able to get myself and my family tickets for all of the days that we wanted, my buddies were also able to get what they wanted.  Here is the thing though…  the process was full of stress and since it was impossible to know your place in line you had no idea if you even had a chance to get tickets.  It would have been better if while you were waiting you knew how close to the front of the line you were.  Otherwise it was fine I guess, maybe I am just a little upset that it has come to this.  I remember when only comic book fans and sci-fi fans went to the con, now it is full of tweens and anyone who wants to promote their new TV show.  Movies and TV take center stage and the comic artists get pushed to the back.  Do not get me wrong, the artist and soul is still there, or I would not be going, it is just cluttered with other noise now days.

 

Then after we got the Con situation taken care of I took the kids to see The Lego Movie,  Absolutely a great film.  Funny, and entertaining for adults and children.  Even our 4 year old loved it and has been repeating lines all day.

It has been a while

So it has been a long while since I posted anything.  I do promises to get better at it lol. 

My mom is visiting right now which is really nice.  We are watching Sherlock which is an awesome show.  One of the best out there.  I wish they would make more then 3 in a season.  Any way.  We are having a nice time and I am starting a week long vacation so that is great.

Hockeytown

For some reason I am getting back into hockey.  I am not really sure why, i have never been much of a sports fan.  I mean, I like going to sporting events but was never what you would call a die hard fan, except for hockey, and specifically the Detroit Red Wings.

I am, after all, from Michigan and being a fan of the Wings is pretty much required by law.  But ever since moving to California I lost touch.  This year I have started to follow the scores and the playoffs and especially the Ducks/Wings series.  Tonight I watched my first game on TV in years and wow it was cool.  Great overtime win by the Wings and I am looking forward to Sunday’s game.

Beautiful Hawaii

Well today is our first day on the big island of Hawaii.  It is beautiful here.  I am glad it is just Jenn and I but I do miss the kids already.

The resort is great, you can see the ocean from our room and the mountain or volcano lol.  We are going to check that out while we are here.  Not sure what else is on the schedule, we are going to figure that out at breakfast.  There is tons to do.  The volcano, the Mona loa nut facility, swimming with dolphins and
turtles, and of course food :-)

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What I’ve been up to

Well it has been a great few months.  I finished school.  I will walk in April finally getting my bachelors degree in business.  It has been a great time but I am glad it is over.  Next year I will be going back to get my Masters, but until then I am taking a break.

I have been spending some time with my baby girl which has been great.  She is truly the most wonderful thing I have ever done.

I am also working on my home network and learning some coding in the process.  It has been really fun but also a challenge.  I want to clean up the server and get all my xbmc installations updated.  I also got a new tablet.  I got the Nexus 10 and am so glad I did.  This thing is awesome.  Super fast, awesome screen, and a sweet os.  I love android.

Well I am going to post some new movie reviews soon.  Bye for now

Wreck-it-Ralph

Well we finally went to see Wreck-it-Ralph yesterday at the discount theaters.  Wow what a suprisingly great movie.  It had lots of charm and was quite funny.  If you are an old gamer there will be some nostalgic moments, but it great even if you weren’t.  My wife who I don’t think has ever played a video game enjoyed it quite a bit, and even my Mom thought it was good.  We took both kids the 8 year old and my 3 year old daughter.  Both enjoyed it, the 3 year old didn’t even get bored

I would recomend this to anyone who is interested in a fun, cute, enjoyable movie that is good for all ages.

Looper

Well.  I just got done watching Looper, what an interesting movie.  Definitely different and unique look at time travel, or maybe not unique but for sure a different look at the way the story was told.  There were several scenes that I watched again just because the first time I missed something.  I dont want to give much away but it has some very interesting questions about change and growth.  The movie was not as action packed as I thought it would be.  There was a lot of slower scenes and some that were very hard to watch.  I would recomend this movie to anyone who is interested in a thought provoking action movie.  Those are few and hard to find and this one is a good one for sure. 

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

Last night I went to see the first installment of The Hobbit An Unexpected Journey.  It really was every thing I was hoping for.  I am a huge fan of the book and the adaptation of The Lord of the Rings by Peter Jackson.  As a fan of the books it is wonderful to see someone take such care with the stories.  All to often Hollywood destroys novels, but this case Mr. Jackson takes such care with the novels and gives them the respect they deserve that they come out wonderfully, even if they are not followed exactly.  If I have any criticism it is just that the book is more lighthearted.  The movie is much more serious and dark.  I would recommend this movie to everyone, however it is not for everyone.  You have to love the genre it order to love the movie but honestly……  how could you not love fantasy…lol.

I wanted to post a quick update to this post.  I am still very happy with the move myself, but after some discussions with other fans I realized that this movie is more of a preview to Lord of the Rings as opposed to a recreation of the book.  For me, this worked, but for some who are looking for the book it may be disappointing.  Peter Jackson is creating a prequel to his Lord of the Rings movies.  This is somewhat different then the book that JRR Tolkien wrote.  The Hobbit is not so much a prequel to Lord of the Rings but instead a separate story that has some of the same characters and exists in the same world.