If I am to speak my truth…

spider-man-3-posterConfession time… I liked Spider-Man 3. I watched it 5 times in theater because I saw it with different friends. Did it have problems? Sure… but you know what? There is genuine emotion in that movie, and ultimately there was more good than bad.

Was the musical dance scene good? No. It wasn’t supposed to be good. Peter’s a loser kid who in the second movie tried to awkwardly read MJ poetry to win her, and he knows how to play piano most likely because Aunt May mentioned teaching it in Spider-Man 2.

amazing-spider-man-2-posterDid it kill off Venom, sure… but he or Carnage could come back from that bit that Dr. Connors had. My point is that this movie wasn’t SO BAD that it tanked the franchise.

Never forget that there was going to be a 4th Sam Rami movie… possibly even a 5th and 6th one. SONY chose to cancel it because SONY told Sam Rami way too late that the movie had to be in 3D with a script that Rami hated, so they then went for a reboot that was the failed Amazing Spider-Man films.

SONY sucks now, they sucked then, and hell… Avi Arad kind of sucks for forcing Venom into the 3rd movie, a character that Rami said that he never actually wanted to do.

"Spiderman: Homecoming" New York First Responders' ScreeningAll that ranting aside, if you want a better watching experience, watch Spider-Man 3: The Editor’s Cut. It’s better for the most part. Also, you know… watch Spider-Man: Homecoming, as that’s a great Flick Marvel generously allowed SONY to take credit for.

Man… if Rami’s Spider-Man could have lasted a few years, we would have probably had a Spider-Girl movie by now. Hell, they are already including MC2 characters into the MCU. I know this is a tangent, but it would have been amazing.

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On September 25th, Halo 3 will be 10 years old.

18056_395529965525_159662_nIt’s time to Git Gud again. September 25 2007 was when this phenomenal game that was Halo 3 came out, and I was working at Gamestop. We did the midnight release, and yeah… the launch LAN parties we did this game are some of my favorite moments of all time. I really legitimately mean this.

aerith_from_storecraft_by_netsenshiIt hit me just moments ago that this game was about to hit this mile stone. I want to celebrate it, but I’m not really sure how? LAN party with a bunch of Xbox 360’s? Master Chief collection is cheap, so do that on Xbox Ones? I will of course do some sort of tribute to it here on my blog, and hey… maybe even make a YouTube video about it.

Anyways, it’s late so yeah… Halo 3. Gotta do something, git gud, make sure to remember. Enjoy an old comic I made using 3’s camera.

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Throwback Thursday: Free Hugs

The story behind this photo is that at Ushi-con 2005, there was an area where people had signs saying outlandish things, one of the most extreme was ‘grope me I’m Mexican.’ I ran to my car, grab some lei’s from a cosplay I never finished, and made a sign giving them away for kisses. I my friend dared me to see if women would do it just for Pocky, but that happened as well. My favorite one was when a girl kissed me right in front of what I assume was her boyfriend. Awesome times.

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Here is a pic from O-chibi con… which was a tiny convention a long time ago, with some friends that I will honestly never get in a room together again for many different reasons. It’s sad, because one of them was a best friend of mine from high school, on the bottom right, and well… yeah.

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Oh My God! The Half Price Books sent me back in time!

BSB2000.pngI went around time town today looking for some discounted Wonder Woman stuff… but honestly, it was hard to find much of anything Wonder Woman related. I went to my local comic store hoping to find some buy 1 get 1 graphic novels, and nothing. Looked for some regular ones, still nothing. In desperation, I went to Half Priced Books… and what I found was terrifying.

Apparently, I was trapped in the early 2000’s, as I was starring directly at a Back Street Boys ‘Into The Millennium Tour!

Panicking, I looked around to get my barrings, andIMG_0353.JPG then this! Pokemon but more importantly Sailor Moon S and Super S VHS Tapes? Why God! Why would you make me relive one of the worst eras of humanity! Despite surviving Y2K, We were still disillusioned from the lack of flying cars we were promised!

VHSsmFearing for the time space continuum, I listened for The Tardis, the roar of a Delorean, or even the archaic ringing of a pay phone.

Nothing.

I flipped over the VHS Sailor Moon tapes, knowing full well that if I even found a VCR to watch these ancient tomes on, the monstrous machine could devour my childhood, if not my soul.

$2.00? For Anime? I take a sigh in disbelief. I remember back to my high school days paying $40 for less than 5 episodes of a show on DVD. Everything might be okay.

Then, I remember the creepy old man who used to run The Pawn Shop that I used to buy old Ranma 1/2 tapes for cheap. I know right then that I had to get out of there.

Wait a second though: Sailor Pluto’s calm and knowing look was all I needed to see. I stood up, turned around, and slowly walked away… just in case something immortal was following me.

As the door closed, I realized that it was NOT the year 2000. I looked back, half expecting for there not to even be a store there.

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To my disbelief, the store was still there, and past the register there were relics from an even further time I took one more glimpse into this time anomaly, and I see something from even further into the past… Records.

What’s The Main Event? A movie from 1979 where Barbara Streisand manages a reluctant boxer? Nifty I think, until I stumble upon a record that was some sort of… podcast?

IMG_0349Apparently, there were horrible motivational ones with religious undertones such as Evangelist Jay Snell’s Alternative to Divorce. I knew right then that making this second quantum leap was a terrible decision.

I tried to run towards the door, but was disoriented. My body jerked an aisle or two over, where I saw this!

IMG_0356[1]A Book? Something from either further back? How far was I going to be thrown back this Thursday? This book though… it looked familiar. Piers Anthony’s Yon Ill Wind, one of the last Xanth novels that I could actually read? I’m almost back! I then see what I originally set out to find: Wonder Woman!

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Nestled into a cranny between Last Year’s smash hit Deadpool, and 1970’s 80’s, 90’s, 00’s and 10’s hit space opera Star Wars.

Puzzles, clocks, and coffee mugs: If I had a use for even one of those things… maybe I would have given into my capitalistic tendencies right then and there.

Sadly, not one comic book though. This was, however, enough to remind me that Wonder Woman was coming out tonight. A movie, based on a book, based on a weird man’s obsession with the truth.

I meandered away from this building, caring not about the dinosaurs, mercenaries, or time lords that crossed my path. I had a movie to go see, damn it. One about a woman who might finally do what Supergirl, Vampirella, Elektra, and even Catwoman could not do; be wonderful!

Every Single Female Ghostbuster (That I know of)

I tried to make this list in somewhat chronological order, but eh… I haven’t watched/read/played all of these entries into Ghostbusters that they are from. Instead of having an incomplete list of things some of them having done, I’ve just listed each one. Anyways, hopefully this is helpful to… someone.

Janine – Real Ghostbusters
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Kylie – Extreme Ghostbusters & Comic
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Rookie (Player 2)/Maddie Collins – Ghostbusters The Video Game (Wii) & Comic
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Lucy – Toy
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Bridget Gibbons – Sanctum of Slime & Comic

Special Ageny Melanie Ortiz – Comic
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Patricia “Patty” Tolan, Dr. Abigail “Abby” Yates, Dr. Erin Gilbert, Dr. Jillian “Holtz” Holtzmann – Ghostbuster: Answer The Call
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???? & ???? – Ghostbusters (2016) Video Game

No real reason for this list, just wanted to do it. Also, did you know that there is currently a crossover comic with the all female cast and the original character called Ghostbusters 101? The more you know, right?

Cosplayer tried to assassinate The Green Ranger

Someone dressed up as The Punisher, took photos at Comic Con of police tweeting to a girl that he was going to kill them if they got in the way. Apparently his real target was Jason David Frank. Thankfully, Jason David Frank was NOT at the convention when Mathew Sterling was, as he had to arrive later in the day then what was originally scheduled. Apparently, the attempted murderer can tweet a woman but not check JDF’s twitter updates.

Matthew Sterling has claimed to have stabbed Frank 15 years ago, and wanted to ‘finish the job.’ Thankfully Police were able to apprehend him without incident, which is amazing considering that he was well armed with a shotgun, 3 handguns, lots of ammo, tactical knife, and throwing stars.

Shockingly, Jason David Frank has never been stabbed, especially 15 years ago. Thank goodness that the woman who Mathew Sterling was texting contacted The Police. JDF is a religious man, and he believes that God was looking out for him.

There is a $1 million dollar bail for Sterling.

Dark Universe

monsters-715000When I think of The Mummy, I sadly think about the 1999 series with Brendan Frasier, but if you were to say Universal’s The Mummy, I would assume it’s the original black and white one from the 30’s. Apparently the Tom Cruise Mummy movie is more so a reboot of the 30’s Mummy than the 1999 movie series, as Universal unveils their ‘Dark Universe’ trailer which is, essentially, rebooting all of the old monster movies they did, which DID have crossovers

Is 2017 ready for this revival? I’m not sold yet. I hear that the June 9th Mummy movie is expected to perform very modestly at 40 million domestically when it cost 125 million to make. Furthermore, if Universal’s Dark Universe series includes realistic ghosts, say goodbye to showing it in China, because as Ghostbusters: Answer The Call demonstrated, that’s really not allowed in that country.

unbreakable-2Will Dark Universe try to force another huge universe down our throat unexpectedly, like DC did with Man of Steel and Batman V Superman? This news should have come out really after people had a chance to see The Mummy I think.

No one went into a recent movie that comes to mind expecting it to be in The Unbreakable universe after all. Or is the fact that Universal expects The Mummy to under perform why they announced this? Sort of as a last ditch effort to influence people to go to a movie in order to see this rebirth of monster movies?

FrankOnly time will tell if this gamble by Universal pays off, but I sadly think that we all know how this is going to end…