Almost done working my way through the Superman franchise on Fishing in the Discount Bin. There's one last film in that boxed set...Superman and the Mole Men. This entry is in my original notes at January 23, 2016.
Thursday, October 27, 2016
Thursday, October 20, 2016
Here we go again on Fishing in the Discount Bin, as I watch and blog about the movies I own. I've been working my way through the Superman franchise, and today, I'm at the 2006 reboot attempt, Superman Returns. This is originally in my notes at January 23, 2016.
Sunday, October 16, 2016
I've seen a couple of thinkpieces online pondering why the hype for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story isn't as huge as it was this time last year for The Force Awakens. And all I can say is, well, I've been through this before with the prequels.
For those who don't remember, way back in 1999, the hype for The Phantom Menace was INSANE. You just could not escape that film at all. In fact, as the summer of 1999 drew on, and the backlash towards The Phantom Menace grew, the popular speculation at the time as to the growing hatred was that there was just no possible way it could live up to the hype. So, the fanbase cooling their jets coupled with Lucasfilm figuring they should turn things down a bit resulted in less hype for Attack of the Clones.
If I had to put it on a scale of 1 - 10, I would say that hype for The Phantom Menace was at 11, Attack of the Clones about a 7, and Revenge of the Sith at about a 5.
Thursday, October 13, 2016
Sunday, October 09, 2016
Well, here I am, home alone on this Thanksgiving weekend, so however will I pass the time? Let me answer this question with a meme.
And so, here I am, rolling out October Special: Turkey Time! What rambles have been brewing inside me all summer long?
- How I spent my summer vacation, recounting my recent adventure in the mountains
- Force Friday, and getting my hands on all the Rogue One toys for my collection
- Recapping some of the summer blockbusters, with some reminiscing on Ghostbusters and Star Trek Beyond
- And we take a moment to lament the demise of Shomi
All this, and a little bit more, in October Special: Turkey Time!
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Thursday, October 06, 2016
Here we go again on Fishing in the Discount Bin, as I ramble about one of the many movies I own. I've been working my way through the Superman franchise, and we get to the end of Christopher Reeve's run with Superman IV: The Quest for Peace. This is in my notes at January 17, 2016.