One of the best parts of being a financially stable adult in a DINK (Double Income No Kids) relationship is the ability to throw money at frivolous things that bring you joy and there are few things in this life that bring me more joy than Baby Groot.
Welcome to the second installment of the #NotMyIronFist blog series! Where I angrily rant about my deep disappointment with everything about this failed attempt at a Marvel TV series.
Today we are going to talk about the complete lack of direction in The Iron Fist, specifically the severe lack of a real villain/threat.
As always, watch out for spoilers! Continue reading “#NotMyIronFist – Villains”
I rarely go see horror films in theaters. I think there is something to be said for sitting in a dark room, alone with a good horror flick. You experience your own fear, in your own way, without the influence of nervous laughter, or ambient theater noise, because that’s what a good horror movie is, an experience.
What motivated me to see Raw in the theater was it’s limited release, coupled with the buzz it’s been generating online. Four awards including the Citizen Kane Award and Cannes. Audiences vomiting and fainting in theaters. Heralded as “gruesome nightmare fuel” barely skirting an NC-17 rating and the only plot reveal was something about a coming of age story, paired with cannibalism. I was intrigued and the moment it hit my local indie theater, I had my ticket.
I am not a huge binge watcher, sitting in front of the TV for days at a time to consume a series in it’s entirety is not something that I particularly enjoy doing. However, exceptions are always made for Netflix/Marvel collaborations. From Daredevil, to Jessica Jones, to Luke Cage, I would stop the world to binge on anything Netflix would put out and never be disappointed…until now. Continue reading “#NotMyIronFist – Heroes”
So, my birthday is coming up, and as a surprise my boyfriend decided to buy me a Nintendo Switch. Before I describe my extreme level of excitement in receiving this gift, I should make it known that it has been 8 years since I have owned a next-gen console. I have been contentedly gaming on my Xbox 360 since 2004, and lost my beloved PS3 in a divorce. Long story short, I was pretty psyched. I had read next to nothing about The Switch, other than that they were impossible to find in the wild and outside of my price range, which was enough to deter my interest. I am here to say, that my lack of information about this console, only made unboxing it that much more enjoyable. It was like the day I unboxed my first Nintendo as a kid, a magical experience.
I am a horror fan, like my mother and father before me. It’s been a lonely life, given that 90% of my social circle is very anti horror. They feel it is either too gory, too scary, too intense, or too uncomfortable, basically all the things I love most about horror. This has lead to me exploring my horror movie fandom in private, surfing the streams for the next shocker. It hasn’t been all bad, streaming media channels have greatly improved their horror collections in recent years. In some cases, they are the best place to find new horror that is too graphic for theaters, however, there’s always that one film that gets all the buzz online, wins at all the festivals, but never makes it to theaters or to streaming. I can sometimes catch it on Red Box, but I have to be vigilant because it comes and goes so quickly, it is easy to miss it.
Being a horror nerd is hard.