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‘Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’ reveals Skye’s true identity — what’s next?

December 10, 2014 Leave a comment

If you haven’t been watching Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., you should be. It’s been excellent all season long. This episode was righteous.!
Spoilers all through the article, I’m giving fair warning.

Edit: I couldn’t help it. Here’s a gif from last night:

I’m Quake-ing in my boots 😀

Guardians of the Galaxy review: a rip rocking good time (Spoilers possible)

August 3, 2014 2 comments

I’d been waiting for months to catch this movie in the theaters. And let me tell you, it didn’t disappoint. Starring Chris Pratt (Andy Dwyer in one of my favorite shows, Parks and Recreation), Zoe Saldana (is she in like every Sci Fi movie released lately?), Dave Bautista (he used to wrestle with Ric Flair and Triple H, y’all), and the voices of Bradley Cooper and Vin Diesel, Guardians of the Galaxy takes the Marvel Universe fun from the usual home base of Earth to outer space.

So the story goes like this: Peter Quill, aka Starlord (Pratt), is a human who pretends to be an almost Indiana Jones, but instead of yelling “It belongs in a museum!” constantly, he just steals relics that are worth a lot of money. Gamora (Saldana) is a Zen Whoberis who has an association with Thanos (Josh Brolin) and Ronan (Lee Pace), and she’s after the same relic as Quill but for different reasons. They form an unlikely alliance with three criminals, Rocket Racoon (Cooper) and his sidekick Groot (Diesel), an Ent looking being who loves a dance, and Drax the Destroyer (Bautista), a big bad burly dude who has an issue with metaphors and carries a raging desire to murder Thanos. And rightly so, because Thanos is a Titan on a quest to destroy the universe and he likes to kill for fun.

(For you Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. viewers, you get to spend some time with the Krees. How cool is that?)

Standout performances for me: Pratt (of course), Bautista and Cooper. I tend to think Cooper overacts (American Hustle comes to mind), but he really nailed Rocket’s anger and snarkiness. Pratt is an old favorite, and it’s nice to see his comic chops translate from the small screen to the big one. I mean come on, how can you not like him?

Dave Bautista knocked it out of the park. Believe it, the wrestler turned actor stole the show. Evidently, he was so intent on doing a good job that he went out and got tons of acting lessons, and it shows. His comedic and dramatic chops were on point. Plus obviously, the action sequences were crazy good. My husband thought that maybe his body was somewhat CGI, but nope. That’s him all right:

Drax the Destroyer/ Dave Bautista

If you like the Marvel movies, go see this one. It’s great. Stay after the credits for some interesting footage.

Video: Guardians of the Galaxy first official trailer

February 20, 2014 Leave a comment

I’m so used to seeing Chris Pratt as lovable Andy Dwyer on Parks and Recreation that I keep thinking Andy’s gone to save the galaxy as a buff smartass named The StarLord. But, that’s not necessarily a bad thing, is it?

Here’s the trailer, and following is a best of Andy Dwyer just for kicks:

And since the new season of Check it out! with Dr. Steve Brule is premiering on Cartoon Network on February 27th (set your DVRs, kids), I thought I’d throw in a little John C. Reilly in what should absolutely be an Academy Award winning portrayal of a man who goes against the odds to make a hilariously awkward public access cable show.

Check it out!

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