Atomic Blonde

ab.jpgReleased 7/28/2017 Directed by: David Leitch

Atomic Blonde is based on the graphic novel The Coldest City by Antony Johnston and Sam Hart. This spy thriller set in 1989 Berlin, MI6 agent Lorraine Broughton (Charlize Theron) must obtain a stolen list of Western spies, while the city around her descends into chaos and revolution. Working with local station chief David Percival (James McAvoy), her pursuit leads her to uncover a much larger conspiracy. Toby Jones, John Goodman, Sofia Boutella, and Eddie Marsan co-star.

If you want a beautiful , female Jason Bourne, then your prayers have been answered. Charlize Theron more than delivers as Agent Lorraine Broughton. But this comes as no surprise.  I can’t think of another actress in Hollywood that has her combination of beauty, acting chops and believable “grit” . This is a role practically MEANT for Theron! Also, James McAvoy is absolutely rocking, as a guy you feel as though you should like but can’t quite bring yourself to it. It’s not quite as head-turning as his work in “Split” but he truly continues to prove himself as an actor to keep your eye on in a big, bad way.

Solid directing, good pacing and GREAT action!  I can’t think of an action film with a strong female lead this solid since “The Long Kiss Goodnight” with Geena Davis.  I’d maybe give ” Haywire” with Gina Carano an “Honorable Mention” in this category . All in all, money well spent and a good time.

Oh, and the fight scene in the stairwell ….worth the price of admission alone!

-Cleary

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Dunkirk

Dunkirk

Released 7/21/2017 Directed by: Christopher Nolan. 

Before I give my thoughts, a quick history lesson…The Dunkirk evacuation, code-named Operation Dynamo, also known as the Miracle of Dunkirk, was the evacuation of Allied soldiers from the beaches and harbour of Dunkirk, in the north of France, between 26 May and 4 June 1940, during World War II. The operation was decided upon when large numbers of British, French, Belgian, and Canadian troops were cut off and surrounded by German troops during the Battle of France.

Now that we’re all caught up…this is NOT a war movie, but a movie about a war. About the people affected by it.

It’s a story told from 3 different viewpoints.  A soldier on the beach hoping for / awaiting rescue. A British Air Force pilot making his way to Dunkirk.  And a civilian father and his two grown sons answering the call put out to the the public that was essentially ” If you have a boat, please get to Dunkirk”.

 And it’s in this approach that Director Nolan succeeds. It’s about the human element. Not the bombs and bullets. Not the politics.  PEOPLE.  

Aside from a few notable names (Kenneth Brannagh, Tom Hardy, Cillian Murphy) this movie is chuck full of unknowns which also adds to the validity and sincerity of this film. Beautifully filmed, directed and acted.  It never lets up. Never lets you off the hook.  And won’t let you forget it. 

In this ” Summer Blockbuster Season” , try a film about people, about lives. A film with a story to tell.

-Cleary

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Legends Never Die… George Romero

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Today we say goodbye to one of the most influential players in the horror film industry, George Romero.

When you step back and think of how far reaching his influence was, it’s pretty incredible. From the wildly popular show “The Walking Dead “, to the punk legends “The Misfits “, even to everyone’s favorite Tom Savini aka sex machine. Romero has touched and shaped the lives of not only film stars, but all of us that fell in love with the horror genre. A man so passionate about his work, that he forgot the simplest thing that would have made him millions. A simple copyright on the end of Night of the Living Dead. However, that small blunder changed horror and film for the better. George will be missed, but his creation and influence will live on. 

Rest In Peace George Romero 

Feb 4, 1940 – July 16, 2017

 

 

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Awesome Con Part 2

The Stan Lee Collection


Artist Alley

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DSC_0030BLUU DREAMS : Anderson Bluu : Instagram/ANDERSON_BLUU

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DSC_0046MIXTAPE Massacre : Facebook/Mixtape Massacre Board Game

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B.S Adventures at Awesome Con 2017

Awesome Con 2017 Washington D.C: Review

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June 16-18, 2017

Our first year at Awesome Con, Washington D.C was a slight change than our usual Philadelphia drive to Wizard World.  The last 3 years have been the best in Philly, from meeting new people (who are now friends), exploring the city and most importantly, eating at WAWA for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Don’t judge.

Since we live in the D.C area, we thought we should give Awesome Con a chance and they did not disappoint. Unlike most comic cons, Awesome Con did not have a preview day (typically a Wednesday or Thursday) but I was fine with that, especially since we did not have to travel far. Like always, the first thing we do on the very first day is scope out the Artist Alley. We saw a few familiar faces from Philly but a lot of new talent.

For Artist Alley & Cosplay coverage, stay tuned for Part 2 Awesome-Con Coverage. 

Cosplayers were in full effect from Sonya Blade to an amazing Princess Leia. Side Note: The woman that cosplayed as Princess Leia looked exactly like a young Carrie Fisher. Brendan and I were both stunned. As I expected, there was an abundance of Wonder Woman variation’s, and surprisingly, a good amount of Steven Universe. This year I only cosplayed on Sunday as DC Bombshell Harley Quinn. Taking an hour long Metro ride was quite interesting while in makeup. I received many confused looks on our way into Washington D.C and I enjoyed it. It’s fun to see people’s reactions.

Next up, Panels & Food. We did not have a chance to attend any of the panels, so, we cannot offer our review on that side of the con. We really wanted to check out the crowds and have enough time to walk thru and see each artists table.  The food options were not basic. They had the regular food stands that had fries, burgers, etc. but they also had stations with Caribbean food, which we totally appreciated. The curry chicken & rice was delicious.

Complaints that I’ve read and heard: “Long lines for celebrities, Stan Lee sitting in his photo-op, long food lines” and so on. What I can say to that is, as a customer, it should be expected. I’ve waited for photo ops in the past and it sucks to wait forever for a few milliseconds but, that is how it is at cons. Sometimes, they oversell tickets. Is it fair? Nope. But it is to be expected. I will say, the times we’ve attending a comic con and did not meet any celebrities, t ’was probably the calmest experiences we’ve had.

To end, Awesome Con was worth it and we will attend next year. The volunteers were polite, the artist alley was diverse and it was near our home. It appears that Awesome Con will be held earlier in the year, which might allow us to attend Wizard World Philly. If you are in the area, or close enough like Philly, New York, Maryland, or Virginia, you should give them a try.


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We’re Still Here & We Miss You

Sup, Nerds!

It’s been a while since our last post and we are sorry about that. Once again, life happened and in an exciting way. I am officially a college student. I never had the opportunity to go after high school and after a 12 years hiatus, I am now going back and earning my degree. Pretty excited but nervous at the same time. We have kept up with television shows, newly released films and the reading challenge I created. I will post my reviews on the books separately and I will do a quick review of the films we’ve seen, just to catch us up, in another post.

This past weekend was AWESOME-Con in Washington D.C (our first time attending) and we will be posting our coverage on that in the next week or so. I am very hopeful that once we get back on track, we can post weekly again and start Torture Brendan back up.

If you are still reading this, here’s a virtual high five and a hug. We thank you for sticking with us and we promise we have not disappeared. We are still here!

-Stephanie

For the Love of Buffy… Buffy the Vampire Slayer

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This is going to be extremely random but here goes.

Since the release of the Entertainment Weekly issue featuring the 20th anniversary of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, I drove to 5 different stores to locate any copy. I really wanted a copy of each cover but as long as I could find any cover, I’d be happy. After searching high and low, I found the Buffy and Angel cover at Barnes & Noble. When I located the magazine, I noticed a guy looking at all of the issues. Needless to say he was there for his girlfriend, who also searched high and love for a copy. We started to chat about our love of Buffy, Comics, Comic Con, Stan Lee and just overall geeking out.

Point? I never would have met this nerdy couple (Van & Heather- I say that as a major compliment) if it weren’t for this Buffy issue. I am sure I can speak for most Buffy fans out there when I say, talking about Buffy the Vampire Slayer you never know the friends you’ll meet and the topics you have in common.

BUFFY FOREVER!


 

Random Additional Topic:

Barnes & Noble. Why I don’t bother walking into that store.

In south Florida, libraries are nonexistent and if you are lucky enough to find one, most books are damaged and the library is falling apart. As an avid book reader my next option was Barnes & Noble or Borders (no longer in business). My best friend and I would always go to B&N, cover crush, buy new bookmarks and make some unnecessary purchases (i.e. book totes, notebooks etc.…). Once I moved to Virginia, the nearest store is about 30 minutes from my house and that is without traffic. So, it helped with my addiction. Plus, with Amazon Prime, books are much cheaper and get delivered directly to my house.

Nevertheless, there is always that special feeling when walking into a Barnes & Noble store and grabbing all the books, finding an isolated corner and diving into that book. After 3 years, I walked into B&N last night and I was reminded why I don’t go there because I end up spending A LOT more than I wanted. I only went for 1 issue of Entertainment Weekly ($5.99) and ended up spending $50! I purchased the magazine, a couple books and book tote. Like I needed another one. This is in no way bashing B&N, just simply stating I have a book problem and I try to avoid this store at all costs.