The Bog Blog
I saw Man of Steel last night. Holy frak what an incredible experience. You should see it in IMAX 3D and here's why...
Lots of people are griping about the new Star Trek movie. In some cases before they even check it out. I think they are missing the point of science fiction and missing one of the best movies of the summer! Read why...
My Dad's WWII story. Something to think about on the Memorial Day. Please take a moment to think of the sacrifices made by the men and women in our armed forces who are close to you.
My Dad's war story is posted in today's blog. He's my favorite vet. Take a moment today to reflect on the sacrifices made by the men and women of our armed forces... past and present.
I know. I know. I have been terrible about updating Bogworld lately. Trouble is there are only so many hours in a day and I am terrible at managing my time. Thus as I am launching my new ActualFactualMagic.com project, something had to suffer. Unfortunately it was Bogworld. I am hoping this balances out as AFM starts to become more established.
Hopefully I can post a more in the coming weeks to make up for the last few weeks...
Star Trek Into Darkness- A Review
The new Star Trek movie made me excited for the upcoming Star Wars Episode 7 due out sometime in 2015. Why? Because JJ Abrams Star Trek universe is much closer to that galaxy far far away than it sometimes seems to be to the original Star Trek TV shows and movies. Why? Because JJ is not afraid to break out of that tightly constrained series to make some fun summer movies that are actually exciting. Exciting is not always a word that can be applied to the previous versions of Trek.
Sure its great to envision a future filled with diplomatic peace talks between alien races only defined by weird skin color or ridges of make up stuck to their foreheads. Hey, I like the original Star Trek stuff just fine. But Gene Rodenberry nearly bored the series into the ground. JJ Abrams is breathing some new life into things. And I think thats a good thing.
In a weird way, the new Treks are the fun prequels we did not get from Lucas’s Star Wars Episodes 1, 2 and arguably 3. And its fitting that JJ has been given the keys to that franchise too. These Star Trek movies are better movies than the Star Wars prequels which makes me believe JJ is going to make a kick ass Star Wars Episode 7.
Star Trek Into Darkness is a pretty good movie. Certainly the best movie to come out this summer so far. It hits the ground running (literally) and really does not have any slow points. Finally a Star Trek movie for the Attention Deficit Disorder community! Not saying thats a bad thing. Just saying use the restroom and get your snacks before the movie. You aren’t going to have a chance to step out in the middle of this one.
See it in IMAX 3D. Its worth it.
Much Ado About Nothing
You would have trouble finding a bigger Disney fan than me. But the uproar this week over Disney altering Disney/Pixar’s Brave lead character Merida for her coronation as an official Disney Princess makes me want to shake people who are complaining about it and screaming, “SHE’S A CARTOON CHARACTER!” In the great grand scheme of the world, does it matter that Disney artists changed her dress and hair for the event?
Disney changed her look because they needed to have her fit in better with the traditionally hand drawn animated princesses. So they created a hand drawn Merida. And people on the internet with apparently nothing else to worry about in their lives flipped out.
Having seen the human costume character of Merida at Walt Disney World a few months ago I can tell you that they have done a wonderful job bringing that character to life and keeping her true to the spirit of the character in the movie.
There. Can we now spend a little time talking about global climate change, gun laws and how North Korea seems intent on nuking us?
Or we could talk about the slime bag behind Abercrombie and Fitch.
Now there is something to get angry about. If you have not heard, the CEO of AF said they will no longer sell larger sized clothes for women because larger women could not possibly be cool enough to shop in an AF store. This has caused millions of young people basic simple human feelings give their AF branded folks to homeless people. Some thrift stores are giving away AF branded clothes while they charge for other brands.
I don’t think I have an AF clothes. I know I am not that cool. But if I find any in my closet I think I will give them away to cooler more needy people too.
Have you been to ActualFactualMagic.com?
Have you taken a moment to check out my new web project Actualfactualmagic? Its a place where people can share the fond memories they have from visiting Disney Parks or cruise ships. I am hoping to collect enough of these stories to put together a book or two. Kind of a chicken soup for the soul with a Disney twist. If you like what you see, give it a mention on Facebook or Twitter.
Is Iron Man 3 worth the title of Blockbuster? Yes and no....
Just a few notes and links for you to enjoy this week.
This week we talk a little about Boston. More about the movie Oblivion and a little more about my new web project. Enjoy!