The trailer for Paul Feig’s all female Ghostbusters film debuted last week to mixed reviews. Since it’s announcement, I have been very curious about if the reboot would work. After seeing the trailer, I’m cautiously optimistic. I have become numb to the idea of reboots at this point. So many films I treasure from the ‘80s have been remade. Red Dawn, Karate Kid, Poltergeist, and Robocop reboots are terrible. It was only a matter of time that Ghostbusters would be remade. As much hope that we would finally see Ghostbusters 3, I was intrigued when I heard that Paul Feig was going to remake it as an all girl team. It’s different, and Paul’s films for the most part have worked very well. I have lots of opinions about the film so far. Now that we have our first look let me empty my head, keep my mind blank, and focus on the Essential Seven Thoughts / Concerns About the new Ghostbusters Film: …continue reading Essential Seven Thoughts & Concerns About the New Ghostbusters Film
Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry is a huge institution filled with kids not prominently featured in the Harry Potter franchise. Harry, Ron, Hermione, Ginny, Neville, and even Dracos all played a role in the story of the boy-who-lived defeating he-who-must not be named. What makes a character an essential minor Hogwarts student? Using both the films and books as canon, we sort out the minor versus the insignificant characters. I’m looking at you Nigel! At some point each of these characters had some sort of interaction with Harry, Ron, or Hermione. From dancing at the Yule Ball to playing Quidditch to snogging with the ginger wizard, here are the Essential Seven Minor Hogwarts Students.
Fuller House the new Netflix series debuts this week. In honor of the return of the Tanner clan, this weeks list focuses on everybody’s favorite Uncle Jesse. He helps Danny and Joey take care of DJ, Stephanie, and Michelle while at the same time being cool, running the Smash Club, and be a “rocking” musician. After quitting his job as an exterminator, Uncle Jesse along with his “Rippers” rocked San Francisco, while finding time to babysit baby Michelle. Elvis was a huge influence to Jesse, from his hair to how he mimicked the King playing nursery rhymes for Michelle’s pre-school. While Jesse & the Rippers was his most successful band, Uncle Jesse has played in numerous bands in his lifetime. In order to track his career here are the Essential Seven Bands Fronted by Uncle Jesse Katsopolis, and have mercy!
I typically jump at the chance to see a Sam Rami movie. Director of Evil Dead and the Spider-Man trilogy, Rami, has been one of my favorite directors. I got excited when I heard that he was going to direct the Wizard of Oz prequel. Then I saw the trailer filled with special effects, and very stiff acting. I instantly could tell that something was off.
The Steel City Con (a.k.a The Pittsburgh Toy Show) starts Friday December 7th. The show is mostly made up of toy vendors selling a variety of action figures, trains, comics, and some very rare items. I will be attending the show, and covering it for the site on Saturday. Some of the celebrity guests include Louise Gossett Jr., Elvira, Peter Mayhew, Sgt. Slaughter, and from the A-Team Dirk Benedict and Dwight Shultz. If you are planning on attending look for me! I love meeting readers of the site.
Not only does Pixar create amazing films, but the short films that proceed the features are just as entertaining. The shorts are magical pieces of storytelling that put together on one DVD makes it an easy way to watch all of them easily.
That’s right these have all been released before, but in order to watch them you need to pull out all of the latest Pixar films, watch one, remove it from the player, and insert another. You also have to find a way to skip the Disney trailers and commercials. I also have to wonder who really wants to admit they own Cars 2?
Movie sequels are never as good as the original. Rushed into production for a quick buck. Once in a while the second film proves this wrong, and is just as good or sometimes better! A third film is then expected to complete a movie trilogy. That’s when everything goes bad, ruined by the third film. Looking at all of the trilogy DVD box sets on my shelf, I identify the Essential Seven Worst Third Films in a Movie Trilogy:
I recently began re-watching episodes of The Wonder Years on Netflix. (Note: The music changes are hard to accept) I haven’t watched the show since it first aired, so I was surprised by my reaction after a few episodes. Kevin Arnold is a manipulative, dishonest, and evil douchebag that I despise.
Yes, I realize that Kevin is just a teenager, and all teenagers are dicks. Everybody grows up, matures, and regrets things they did growing up, and I should just accept that fact that he is learning from his mistakes. Kevin as an adult is the narrator to the show. He has the greatest memory of anybody that I ever met. While he reminisces about his childhood, I really see the narrator as a way to explain and provide valid reasons as to why he was such a terrible person. Just like the older wiser Kevin Arnold reflects back on his life, I reflect on the Essential Seven Reasons I Hate Kevin Arnold.