Double Feature! Reviews for Disney/Pixar’s “Cars” and “Planes”

We have a running joke in my family about Double Features. It stems from my dad and his buying my mom two pairs of tennis shoes for Christmas one year. He found it hilarious for some reason and I recall my mom whacking him with one of those shoes. (It’s one of those you-had-to-be-there situations.) So now we endeavor to buy my dad double features of every gift.

Anyway, that memory has nothing to do with this review.

I haven’t written a movie review in a while now, and for that I apologize, and say only this: the movies and TV shows I HAVE been watching cater to innocent young minds with short attention spans.

Sound like you? Okay, great!

Let’s focus on Disney/Pixar’s Cars (2006) and Disney’s Planes (2013). Seven years and Cars 2 lie between them but my three-year-old loves them both just the same. And why not? With talking vehicles of every kind, speedy action sequences, and brightly-colored animation, these two films are a young boy’s dream. (You know, before puberty ruins it all with . . . hormones.)  Continue reading Double Feature! Reviews for Disney/Pixar’s “Cars” and “Planes”

The Game Awards 2014: The Jelly and the Peanut Butter

Video game journalist Geoff Keighley has announced on his Twitter that on December 5th, 2014, The Axis Theater at Planet Hollywood in Las Vegas will be hosting The Game Awards, the first of its kind!

Don’t get it confused with Spike TV’s VGX, okay? Instead, just click on the following links I’ve gathered for you. (You’re welcome.)

Variety magazine posted an exclusive look this morning that bears of the bulk of the information. Essentially, it’s exactly as it sounds: an awards show for video games, backed by an impressive list of names from Sony, Microsoft, and Nintendo. There will be, of course, awards presented, performances made, and previews. The focus, Keighley says, will be on the impact and integration of video games into mainstream culture (and how much we frickin’ LOVE that).  Continue reading The Game Awards 2014: The Jelly and the Peanut Butter

“The Expanse” Stuff–For Those Who Care!

Every morning I wake up and remember that a TV adaptation for The Expanse series is in the works. For a moment I think its a dream, but no, it’s really, actually, truly happening. And, since I’ll never tire of talking about it, I’ve got some things to share–four, to be exact:


More casting announcements here.

“Casting Lessons, or Why Not All Belters Are Tall” –Lizard Brain blog post by Ty Franck

And here’s James S. A. Corey answering questions (ones that he is allowed to answer, anyway) about the TV show, sort of like a Reddit AMA. If so inclined, add your own questions there and maybe he’ll answer them! I myself asked about music composition and if there’ll be a “badass opening title sequence.” muahaahahahahahah

From Gregorian Chant to Electric Guitar: Behind the Scenes of Halo 2

Halo: The Master Chief Collection drops in just one week (Nov. 11) and if the cinematic trailer wasn’t enough of a hype-generator, then these documentaries (both nostalgic and new) are for you! The first video is the shorter of the two, and takes a look at the voice-acting in the second Halo game. The latter video focuses on the anniversary edition of Halo 2.

Enjoy! T_T <–tears of #feels

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Pale Yellow Dot, Saturn’s Biggest Moon

Hey there folks, a couple of weeks ago I discussed the Jovian moons. I want to continue on that trend of interesting moons today. So, where do we go from Jupiter? Why, to Saturn, of course! Saturn has some crazy moons–62 currently. Many of these are just tiny little fellas, and some have complex interactions with the rings around the planet. Only two of them are big enough for hydrostatic equilibrium (massive enough to be round). These are Titan and Rhea. Today, its gonna be a short article (I’m running on a crazy schedule!), so I will discuss Titan today!

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