Friday, September 22, 2017

Filming Rap video

Call me when it's Gangsta

Me filming the "rap" video at 12:30am surrounded by....(ahem)... gangsta's. Some guy named "Yowda" who is a rapper. They had no idea how the video would be though. At the begining of the shoot I was told I didn't have any lines. But sometime during the shoot they changed their minds and didn't tell me.

The black eye is makeup. Looked pretty good. Overall it was an interesting experience to say the least!

Posting a video clip of the filming, later today.

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Sons of Anarchy: Bratva

I loved the TV show but had no interest in the book. My wife saw the hardback on sale for $5 at BAM so I told her she could get it. I ended up finishing all my books at the beach that week and shared this book with her the last few days. Finishing it on our last day of vacation.

Overall it's not bad. Reads like a regular episode from the show but unless you're a die hard fan I would advise you to skip it. The story takes place within Season 3 and can be hard to follow if you don't remember other things that were going on during that time.

But if you're a fan and you find it for $5, hey! Pick it up!

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Walking Dead Book review

Last month on my vacation I got to read a ton of books, so I thought today I'd share a few reviews of what I read, starting with the first two novels in the Walking Dead series!

I'd gotten this book for Megan years ago and let her read it. She loved it and I had planned to read it right after her but didn't and through the years forgot about it.

My love for the TV series has cooled down but I still love the comics and this is "world" where it takes place. Finding this out in combination with needing something to bring to the beach, made me take this book with me.

Pretty good story about how the Governor came to be. Though he wouldn't get the name "Governor" until the 2nd book!

Speaking of the 2nd book, it takes place a little after the first and stars an entirely new cast of characters which eventually end up meeting the Governor and continuing the story from there. Although you end up hating the main character "Lily" the book is pretty decent and sold me on reading the next 2 (which I'll review later)

More book reviews coming tomorrow!

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Soma Toy figures

I thought I'd made a post about these bad boys years ago but turns out I didn't.

 I remember buying these at the old TG&Y back in the day. We played with them all the time.
 Of course, the ninja's were the bad guys and the karate "kids" were the good guys.
 I remember a buddy of mine had the "Robin Hood" set that we'd play with all the time.
As well as the pirates.

Lot's of good memories playing with these back in the day. If I ever find them for a good deal on Ebay, I might pull the trigger one day.

Just thought I'd pass along this blast from the past and see who else remembers these besides me.

Monday, September 18, 2017

Thunderbolts review

I recently finished another series of comics from my collection, The Thunderbolts. An interesting idea that begins with former B-List villains who pose as superheros in an attempt to win their confidence and eventually betray it for world domination.

Brilliant story arcs that have conflict within the team. Some get used to playing the role of hero and have 2nd thoughts about returning to a lie of crime, others sit on within the grey aspect of it all and figure they'll be fine either way the wind blows. Others hold back to see what best benefits them and some of evil to the core. A very dynamic collection of character arcs that sadly starts to go off the rails after the first 24 issues. I think the writers got stuck looking for way to keep the story interesting and fell into the trap of repeating past story arcs with different or new characters. The series finds a lift in it's story telling around the 100th issue but by then you're kind of tired of the whole concept.

So overall, decent idea but poorly executed down the line.

Friday, September 15, 2017

Something to smile about

So I found something interesting about Amazon. They have a site that you can set up an account where Amazon will donate to your favorite charity whenever you order through it. Since I support the Twin Suns Foundation, I decided to go ahead and try it out.

Not only did my package arrive 2 days faster than it would on the regular site, but I wasn't even charged tax on my order! I don't know if this was a one time thing or something they do every time but from here on out that's the only way I'll be shopping through Amazon from now on!

Just thought I'd pass that tip along for the day. Have a good weekend folks!

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Boss Baby Review

Ever since this movie came out to rent Megan has been bugging me about getting it and I've been fighting it tooth and nail. The trailers looked dumb and there was no way this movie seemed like it could be more than an excuse for an afternoon nap.

I was wrong.

The movie is actually smarter and funnier than I thought it would be. For a Dreamworks movie it felt very Pixar in it's story telling. I was pleasantly surprised by it. So if you don't have anything to rent one night, make this the movie. Trust me, you'll enjoy it.