Cosplay Corner: A Galaxy Far Far Away

Hey guys! Remember that I sometimes do this? So, last week to gear up for Rogue One, I did some Star Wars themed closet cosplays, and I was really happy with how they came out!

I started off with Saturday and dressed as my favorite Star Wars character (before You Know Who showed up) Obi-Wan Kenobi. I love Obi-Wan for a lot of reasons, but mostly because he’s the best and you’ll never convince me otherwise. So, I wore a white tee shirt and brown leggings and a tan jacket, because Jedi wear robes.

obi-wan

The next day, Sunday, I had no intention of leaving the house, but I realized I had lounge ware that would let me channel Anakin Skywalker pretty well. I went with a black yoga pants, a brown tee shirt, and a black cardigan with grey trim. Poof! Instant Chosen One. (Brooding and Fall To The Dark Side not included.)

anakin

On Monday I was back at work, so I had to get a little more creative, as leggings and yoga pants based outfits were not really an option anymore. I realized though that with my brown skirt and cream fair isle sweater, I could easily channel Luke Skywalker. (Not pictured Uggs! I’m very much back into my Uggs this winter!) I feel like the sweater gets across the idea of Luke’s innocence very well and that’s like 80% of his character in the first movie.

luke

Tuesday I decided to go off the main movie path, and decided to dress up as Ahsoka. A maroon cardigan, like her clothes, an orange skirt, for her complection, grey leggings, like hers, and a blue scarf for her horns.

ahsoka

A LOT of planning went into this costume, which I think is appropriate as Ahsoka’s voice actress is a geek girl fashion icon.

ashley

Me with Ashley Ecksten at NYCC 2014! HerUniverse ALWAYS the best.

Wednesday was a little bit lazier, and it was time for Kylo Ren. Kylo’s easy, black sweater, black pants and a black scarf. I also wore red earrings to be his lightsaber. (I thought about it at least a little.

kylo

Thursday was movie day, and I was planning on wearing my Hoth Leia costume to the movie, but first I had my company’s Christmas party and these people don’t know me and also I wouldn’t wear a costume to a Christmas party. So, I needed to figure out a way to wear the base of the Leia costume, and have it be something else. Enter, the true hero R2-D2. Blue sweater with my white leggings. TA DA! My hair was in my Leia braids though, because those need to be done while my hair is wet.

r2

Anyway, that’s what I did to celebrate Star Wars! 

Cosplay Corner: Best Pilot In The Resistance

This week’s Cosplay Corner is all about my favorite character in anything from the past few years. (Though seriously, Scorpius Malfoy is giving him a run for his money), and all the Rogue One talk over the week got me thinking about Star Wars again, and that lead to Poe Dameron.

Obviously, I’ve already covered my full on Con Version of the costume!

Also, I finished the Renn Faire Poe costume this week.

So, let’s talk about that

Renn Faire Poe Dameron


The base is simple enough, the same eyelet dress I used for Renn Faire last year, and my Disney World pirate costume, as well as the “corset belt” from those costumes. They will presumably be the base for all Renn Faire-style costumes moving forward, it’s comfortable and fits well.  I added an orange overskirt for the flight suit, and grey lace up tank top as a bodice, to represent the chest piece. To cover my head, I went through a few ideas, but landed on a kerchief style black headband, which I’ll add the Resistance symbol to in red, to riff on his helmet. Seriously, I bounced back and forth between a red and black flower crown, a red circlet with a black snood, some kind of cap, before I realized that this is what I needed it to be, simple, but very evocative. And then my Belle apron, and the Resistance symbol jewelry that I already own.

I’ll be at New York Renn Faire with it in a few weeks, and PA Renn Faire with it a few after that!

Closet Cosplays

Jakku And Escape


I’ve been trying to figure out this one for a while, and I think this outfit cracked it…Green skirt, brown leggings, my cream Doors tee shirt, and brown leather jacket. And of course the Resistance jewelry again!

Flight Suit


Y’all have seen this one in my Disney pics, but I just love it. My orange dress, which is one of my absolute favorite pieces of clothing. Black belt, and white cotton vest. It’s simple and perfect and I love it.

Cosplay Corner: Poe Dameron, Ravenclaw & Turtle Power

For part 2 of this feature, since last week I talked about my laziest cosplay, I figured today I’d talk about my most complex one!

Con Ready Costumes

Poe Dameron

For Atlantic City Boardwalk Con (BEST CON EVERRR!) I dressed as Poe Dameron, in X-Wing Uniform…it still needs some work, but I put a lot of work into it and love it a lot.

The most important element is the orange jumpsuit, which I purchased on Amazon (I’ll be saying that a lot in these features…), and the white vest, which I got for my Princess Leia costume. I ordered a tactical belt and gun holster, as well as a toy blaster, and a few sets on suspenders.

Then came the chest piece, which was about a day of work, which considering I’d never done anything like this before, is not bad. So, how did I do it? I purchased an outdoor electrical switch panel, and used paint pens to decorate it to look like the pilot’s chest pieces. I then bought a vacuum tube and hot glued it to the bottom.

Then I stitched this piece to one of the sets of suspenders, and clipped them to the tactical belt, I worse the combat boots that I’ve had for a few years (actually purchased for Black Canary!) I realized that the look is more complete if I pin the suspenders to the vest, so that happened.

And of course I had the best possible accessory, Kristi as BB-8.


Closet Cosplay

I actually wore one of these last week, but I didn’t have time to write it up. The other is in celebration (???) of this week’s movie season movie…

Ravenclaw House Pride (Harry Potter)


Like many nerds, I can talk about my Hogwarts House for hours and why I feel I belong there. (I can also expound on my Westeros house, but that’s for another day). I’m a Ravenclaw. I’m all about cleverness and reading and school. I’m a confirmed nerd, so I belong in Ravenclaw.

So this outfit plays on that. I should note that this entire outfit is from the H&M basics collection, so it probably costs a total of $20, which is why I love the H&M basics collection. (Also all those clothes fit me really well.)

Anyway, high waist black pencil skirt, with a blue tank top under a sheer black crop top. Add in a snitch necklace, my long chain with a pair of wings to represent the raven, and the blue bead earrings that I got as a bridesmaid gift from Chrissy! I just wore black flats with it, because work day.

Heroes in A Half Shell! Turtle Power! – Raphael (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles)


If I wake up in time to get a half price morning ticket, I’ll be going to see Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of The Shadows, (tonight I’m hitting up Pop Star: Never Stop Never Stopping and on Wednesday I saw The Nice Guys) but on Wednesday I managed to throw together a Turtle closet cosplay. Raphael has always been my favorite, so I leaned into that.

The Red Tank Top reps Raphael for me. The green skirt and brown leggings are supposed to represent a turtle shell and the combat boots get the “ninja” idea across.

This one was really lazy, but that’s sort of the point of closet cosplays, right?

Star Wars News: Rogue OneTrailer and Poe Dameron #1

I was all set to write about Charles Soule and Phil Noto’s new Poe Dameron comic book, (hard to follow plot, because they made him perfectly beautiful…like Grayson level hard…except with fewer jokes about butts.) And so I thought, “oh, what a nice way to end the week.”

Poe

And then there was more Star Wars stuff, because the trailer for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story also dropped, and it’s wonderful as well.

I’m basically just overjoyed at all of this wonderful Star Wars goodness that I got.

Let’s start with Poe.

Guys it’s been a really long time since I clicked this hard with a character, when it came to full blown obsession.

I’m talking like, Blair Waldorf level obsession. (I haven’t yet modeled my entire wardrobe after Poe…I probably won’t, although I have been wearing a lot of orange.) I’m not really reading a lot of comics regularly these days. Pretty much just Bitch Planet.

But I was going to read this, and I will continue to read it every month, because I’m just completely obsesses.

The comic centers around Poe’s lead up to his mission on Jakku. He doesn’t know that he’s going to Jakku yet. Leia sends him to find Max Von Sidow (Character name I CANNOT REMEMBER FOR THE LIFE OF ME) to find the map to Luke. They know his last known whereabouts, so Poe assembles his squad of X-Wing pilots, most of whom we saw in the movie.

There’s also a reference to a battle on Jakku…which would explain the downed Star Destroyer and AT-AT…and possibly some stuff about how Rey and The Millenium Falcon wound up there…Anyway, Poe encounters a small group of people who are trying to hatch a galactic savior out of a giant egg and is both awkward and smooth around them, because that’s the sort of thing that Charles Soule excels at. In fact the quote that’s sticking out to me is “I don’t want to hurt your egg, I like your egg!”

The back up story is called “Rolling Along With BB-8,” where BB-8 is trying to hook up an X-Wing pilot with and X-Wing mechanic. It’s adorable, because he’s the best.

Now let’s talk Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

First of all, I love the subtitle. I think it’s an excellent way to differentiate the “anthology” films from the “saga” films. Brilliant. Go Kathleen Kennedy. Next, the trailer looks bad ass.

I’m really into Felicity Jones as a straight up badass, and hey MON MOTHMA!! That’s pretty cool. And Forrest Whittaker. So there’s that. I’m really excited, I only got around to watching it once and it did make me cry. (The Force Theme man, it gets me every time.)

So much Star Wars goodness coming at us and I’m sure there’s just more to come.

Until then, May The Force Be With You!

The Special Features Awaken

I got home from work on Friday with two goal, exercise (I’m working out, either running or doing a Darebee work out everyday in April…) and then settle in and watch some stuff. Really I was thinking, “I can get into the DVR things that I need to clean out” but my TV in my bedroom was set to my Amazon Fire Stick rather than cable and there was a big old banner for The Force Awakens, so I bought it, and excercised during the first half hour and then settled on the couch to finish the movie and watch all of the special feature.

You guys already know how I feel about this movie. (If you don’t, here, you learn how I like it a whole heck of a lot!)

But the special features were new and I enjoyed them even more! (If that’s possible) The series of shorts as well as the big making of documentary were a lot of fun.

Because I followed the movie so closely in it’s run up and the weeks following it’s release I didn’t learn a lot of new things, but the bits I did learn were great.

First of all, it was deeply interesting to here the skepticism of the original 3…None of them were terribly interested in doing this movie and JJ Abrams had to talk them into it. I think we can all be grateful that they did. Particularly Harrison Ford, who spoke about Han never getting the ending Ford wanted for him. (Death, Harrison Ford really wanted Han Solo to die…and he got his wish!) Carrie Fisher spoke about having trouble getting back into acting, as she hadn’t in nearly a decade.. Mark Hamill wasn’t sure why Luke would have any bearing on a new story.

But my favorite little detail was how clearly they didn’t expect the fandom to explode over Poe Dameron. The segment about casting Oscar Isaac seems a good deal more thrown together than the rest. They describe him as “The Han of The Piece” which is true though narratively he far more resembles Leia, and Finn resembles Han.

But he is the Han in the sense that like Harrison Ford, this movie made Oscar Isaac everyone’s favorite actor all of a sudden.

Poe Dameron

Why wouldn’t he be?

I spent a good chunk of Thursday night talking about how wonderful he is with Aless, Jess and Alex. So, that’s important!

Anyway, I recommend the special features. The Digital edition is $20, which isn’t bad. I’m not sure how the Blu-Ray is priced, because I’m not buying it! The end!

Star Wars…nothing but Star Wars…

The past few days have been very busy and I’m very tired and I haven’t had much of a chance to nerd out over something that isn’t Star Wars, because I was with my cousins and that was all we talked about OK?

I mean besides real life.

But you don’t want to hear about my real life.

So, here’s what I’ve gathered from informal conversations with my various cousins.

  • In general it would seem that my cousins think that Rey is probably Luke’s daughter, but as a whole, they hope that she isn’t. Everyone is way more on board with the idea that she is a Kenobi.
  • Everyone is on board with Snoke either being Plaigeous or Palpatine.
  • Kylo Ren is a little shit, but we think he’s an effective character.
  • Rey is not a Mary Sue, or if she is, we don’t care. We like her a lot.
  • The group is split on Finn. Some want him to have The Force, others do not. (I do want…for the record.)
  • Everyone is holding up OK in their mourning over Han. We all knew it was going to happen. That doesn’t make it hurt less.
  • Going forward, we would like Force Ghosts. Also Lando. And Wedge. To quote my cousin James, “Why was Poe not Wedge’s kid? I mean, he’s basically Wedge.”
  • We all love Poe.
  • Poe and Finn are in love. This is not head canon. This is not mindless shipping. This is a fact.
  • Leia’s going to die. (I am less convinced of this.) She’s definitely going to redeem Ben though. (I call him Ben in this instance because I doubt his mother thinks of him as “Kylo Ren.”)
  • Luke left Rey on Jakku. I wasn’t totally sold on that immediately. I still think it might have been Ben. But no one else seems with me on that.
  • General thought, “I don’t want Finn to be related to Lando or Mace Windu because, racism, but I do because I would like to see either Lando or Mace Windu…”
  • Seriously. Wedge Antilles. We want to see him. (I didn’t know that this was something I wanted until I started talking about it with other people…)

Anyway, if you’re thinking that you’re bored with all my Star Wars talk, you probably weren’t around in the early days when all I talked about was Batman. I’m sure I’ll move on to something else soon. Or I’ll try to.

 

Merry Happy: Rey Identity Theories

I don’t have a lot to say today! But I hope that everyone has a wonderful Christmas!

Since you all care so much, I’m going to give you the Christmas Present of Mike and my fleshed out Star Wars Theories.

Christmas Tree

Christmas Spoilers Ahead!

OK, so we’re still not sure if Rey is a Skywalker, although I am inclined to believe that she is.

My theory is that she’s Luke’s daughter, and that she was assigned to Ben Solo (Kylo Ren) as a Padawan. Luke knew that Rey was very powerful, and that Ben was close to the darkside, he believed that training her would help balance his nephew.

Once he was tempted by Snoke, Ben had to prove his devotion to his new path. He was instructed to kill his cousin and apprentice as well as his old master. He failed to kill Luke and could not bring himself to kill Rey, thus he abandoned her on Jakku. The girl was presumed dead and this betrayal is what finally broke Luke.

Leia recognized Rey when she finally met her after the destruction of Starkiller Base and Han’s death.

His failure to kill Rey and guilt over abandoning her are what’s “tearing him apart.”

Also, Kylo Ren is terrible at family history.

Mike’s theory is that Rey isn’t a Skywalker at all, but is still from the same bloodline as Luke and Leia.

Stay with me.

Padme had family. There’s a deleted scene from Episode II where she and Anakin eat dinner with her parents and sister. Rey is Padme’s grand niece. Luke hid her on Jakku…OK we’re still trying to figure out why, but that’s the thought.

We’re both also open to the idea that she’s Obi-Wan’s granddaughter too. As we do have 17 unaccounted years for him on Tatooine and protecting his descendants would probably be high on Luke’s list of priorities.

Mike also twisted his theory to include that Rey might be both Padme’s grand neice and Obi-Wan’s Grand daughter, what with the 17 unaccounted years and all.

I think that one’s a bit of a stretch though…

Merry Christmas!

Movie Season 2015: Let’s Go To The Movies

This has been a long and active movie season. I was going to wait another week to write it up and then I realized that I am not going to see anymore movies and I needed a post to put up today. So. Here’s Movie Season, and what I remember from each movie.

1. The Martian

I’m kind of amazed, given where I started with all of this how most of the big splashy block buster are more towards the middle. Not that The Martian isn’t flashy, it’s just, I don’t know, more serious? I can’t explain it. I did love this movie. And I looovvvveddd the book it’s based on

2. Straight Outta Compton

I like hip hop now. I really never did. I am the whitest white girl to ever not even. But if my Lululemon and Ugg Clad, Pumpkin Spice Swilling, Tequila Shooting ass can relate to the story of NWA as presented in this film anyone can.

3. Creed

It was a big year for re-quels (I saw and covered four of them) and this was by far the best one, and the most effective. It’s the second best Rocky movie ever. (After the first Rocky) and manages to be entirely it’s own thing while paying tribute to this huuugge iconic monolith. It’s an exceptional feat of film making and OMG PUT MICHAEL B. JORDAN IN EVERYTHING

4. Crimson Peak

I still giggle every time I think about Crimson Peak, which, honestly is not that often, but still. I’m sure once it makes it’s HBO rotations I’ll watch it like six more times. And we saw Tom Hiddleston butt! And it’s feminist! And there are ghosts! This movie is an underrated gem.

5. Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Stop it. You’re crying. I’m not still crying nearly a week later, that would be ridiculous. But the magic is back. It’s back in a big way. I’ll probably see it again…and again…and again and again until I finally have no more tears to cry.

6. Bridge of Spies

The more I think about it, this might be my new favorite non Dino related Spielberg movie. It’s definitely my new favorite Tom Hanks performance. It’s very beautiful. And the movie is good. It’s quiet, but affecting

7. Mockingjay Part 2

This series is over. I’m going to miss it. The movie itself is something deeply special, but I still think that Mockingjay Part 1 is the best part of the series.

8. The Man From UNCLE

Speaking of underrated gems. The lack of love this movie got is criminal. It was awesome. 

9. Spectre

Also awesome. As Aless and I exclaimed as we watched it, “He had a suit on under his other suit!” Which is ridiculous. And Wonderful.

10. Ant-Man

It’s a testament to how strong the fall was that Ant-Man fell so in the middle of the pack because it was probably my favorite movie of the summer. I need to watch it again, but everytime I think about it, I get super happy.

11. Mad Max: Fury Road

WE LIVE WE DIE WE LIVE AGAIN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  Another that I need to revisit, but I did absolutely adore it. I actually have a plan to do a kind of roundtable about this movie with other pop culture and feminism loving ladies I know.

12. Inside Out

Oh, there’s the crying again.

13. Trainwreck

I’ve only fallen harder for Amy Schumer since this movie came out and I’m convinced that she’s living exactly the life I wanted to live when I was twelve years old. (I no longer want that life, but I’m very impressed by it.)

14. Tomorrowland

Every time I tell people that this movie is worth watching, they looked at me like I’m insane. But it really, really, is. Is it the best movie ever. Of course not, but it’s worth a look.

15. Jurassic World

I loved this movie so much that I’m afraid to watch it again and learn that it was really, really stupid. But also…Chris Pratt…sooooo…..

16. Ricki And The Flash

I…sort of forgot I saw this. But Sebastian Stan was all smiley in it, which is something I can get behind because he has a lovely smile and he’s often so mopey.

17. Avengers: Age of Ultron

God what a messy disappointment, huh? I still like Bruce/Natasha though, and Hawkeye’s boring family.

18. Minions

What even is this movie? I don’t remember, I saw a lot of movies this year.

19. Fantastic Four

BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOoooooooooooooooooooooooooo

20. Terminator: Genisys

I badly wish that this had been good. It very easily could have been, and I still maintaining, “watching Khaleesi punch Computer Doctor in the face,” is a good idea for a movie. I mean literally that though, not some other characters played by Emilia Clarke and Matt Smith

21. Entourage

Ha. hahahahahahahahahahaha. HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA.

22. Pitch Perfect 2

How much I disliked this movie made me sad, because I loved Pitch Perfect so much.

 

So, that’s this year’s Movie season! I had a lot of fun, but I’m also glad that it’s over and I take a bit of a breather. (I mean, I’ll still see Hateful 8 and maybe The Revenant and probably Joy, but I don’t feel like I need to.) 

Time to gear up for 2016, which begins with Captain America: Civil War in May!

The New One

Saturday morning I went to go see The Force Awakens again.

Loved it again and seeing it with a Saturday crowd that actually included kids was fun. But that’s not what this post is about.

This post is about the new love of my fangirl life.

This is about Oscar Isaacs.

I’ve forgotten David Tennant.

I’ve forgotten Grant Gustin.

I have forgotten each and every Chris.

There is only Oscar Isaacs.

Specifically there is only Poe Dameron.

Poe Dameron

This is the sexiest picture ever!

Oscar Isaacs is adorable, which I knew. But I really want to talk about Poe. One of the things after talking about The Force Awakens with everyone I know, that I decided I liked about it is how the new three are very different types than the original three.

Namely, I kept waiting for Poe to be kind of a dick, because he’s a badass fighter pilot (the best in the resistance) and those kinds of guys are pretty much always dicks in movies. (Specifically, Han Solo is kind of a hug dick in A New Hope.) But Poe, just isn’t. He’s a nice dude, who wants to bring freedom to the galaxy, and I cannot stress this enough…is incredibly incredibly sexy.

Like, I really can’t stress enough how hot he is.

He’s in a movie with Harrison Ford, and I’m not talking about Harrison Ford, who I have been in love with for as long as I can remember.

I was explaining it to a few friends this weekend by saying, “remember what I was like after I saw Thor? It’s like that.” I didn’t have this blog back then. (I had my old blog…it was not as good as this one.)  But I spent a lot of time looking at pictures of Chris Hemsworth and sighing dreamily.

I’ve been doing a lot of that.

I should note, I’ve been kind of resetting my nerd brain…I still have a few weeks of Gotham and Supergirl to watch, but I’m just not quite feeling up to it. I will.

I’m also working on some cosplay stuff for Heroes and Villains Fanfest. (including Poe…probably…I’m going back and forth on it…the only other dude I’ve ever cosplayed was Cap, and that’s different because I wear a dress…there’s a whole girly girl identity thing here that I need to parse out…you don’t care…) and I’m switching up scheduling this week, so as not to report on Sailor Moon on Christmas eve, anyway, you’ll see!

Just letting you know that the tone may change around her in the coming weeks!

It’s Calling To You

OK, so, I’ll start off by saying simply that I really loved, The Force Awakens. I thought it was funny, smart, well constructed with fun new characters and great action.

I was thrilled to see old friends and happy to meet the new ones. (Rey is everything you’d hope she’d be. So is BB-8) The new Cantina song as written by Lin-Manuel Miranda sounded like…well, I was listening for it, so I absolutely heard his touches, but if you didn’t know, I could see not hearing it.

You should know that I went with a cranky old fanboy who hates everything (Hi John! Thanks for coming and for paying me for your ticket.) and he did not like it.

Well, he liked seeing Han Solo again.

But I loved it. I feel like by now you all probably have some feel for my taste, I’ve been reviewing movies for three years here.

OK, so from now on we’re into spoiler land. I warned you.

 

SPOILER; SPOILER; SPOILER

 

BEN MOTHER FUCKING SOLO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! (Organa Solo? Organa Skywalker Solo?)

Kylo Ren, is the so of Han Solo and Princess Leia and he turned to the darkside for, reasons? It’s not elaborated on, but his name is Ben (I love this, shocking no one). And he is strong with The Force, and his parents sent him off to train with his Uncle Luke, because he was TOO POWERFUL, and then he went dark, and now he’s well on his way to become a full on Sith.

Killing his father did a lot towards that.

Yes Han is dead. Yes, I cried. Yes, you see it coming a mile away. It’s fine. It’s good.  Escaping from Harrison Ford’s monster presence was going to be impossible moving forward.

We only get one “May The Force Be With You,” and it comes from Leia to Rey.

Rey does the Jedi Mind Trick. We still don’t know who she is, just that she was abandoned by her family. I still think she might be a Skywalker. Or maybe a Kenobi. Or maybe she really is no one.

Poe Dameron is the SHIT. I love him. He’s a straight up good guy, and doesn’t quite get enough to do, but I kept waiting for him to come back around.

And then there’s Finn. We learn a little about how the Storm Troopers, post clone, are recruited, basically they’re taken as children and trained. They don’t have names, just numbers. It’s Poe who names Finn. It’s very effective. 

So much 0f the language of action films comes from Star Wars it was very cool to see it use the language of other stuff. Notably, the final scene, has Rey, climbing a mountain to reach Luke. Who is only in that scene. And never speaks. This is a huge let down, but the scene itself is right from Peter Jackson’s Lord Of The Rings and it’s perfect.

I can’t touch on everything that I loved, but the one thing that really stood out to me was the use of Anakin/Luke’s light saber. Rey finds it in possesion of Mas, the motion cap character played by Lupita N’Yongo, and upon touching it has a vision. Later, Kylo Ren, tries to take it from her, knowing that it’s his legacy. (He’s trying to live up to being Vader’s grandson. Something tells me some one is BAD AT PAYING ATTENTION TO THE END OF STORIES, Mr. Ben Solo…Organa…Solo…Skywalker…)

Anyway, a chosen blade is not a mythological pool that Star Wars ever really played in, so I’m happy to see them dive into it. Captain Phasma, also great. Carrie Fisher’s return was delightful, and R2-D2 and C-3P0 also great. Overall, it was good. Ranks somewhere high above the prequels and just below Jedi. As far as blatant nostalgia trips from this movie season go. It’s better than Jurassic World and not as good as Creed.

 

 

 

 

END OF SPOILERS

Rankings

  1. The Martian
  2. Straight Outta Compton
  3. Creed
  4. Crimson Peak
  5. Star Wars: The Force Awakens
  6. Bridge of Spies
  7. Mockingjay Part 2
  8. The Man From UNCLE
  9. Spectre
  10. Ant-Man
  11. Mad Max: Fury Road
  12. Inside Out
  13. Trainwreck
  14. Tomorrowland
  15. Jurassic World
  16. Ricki And The Flash
  17. Avengers: Age of Ultron
  18. Minions
  19. Fantastic Four
  20. Terminator: Genisys
  21. Entourage
  22. Pitch Perfect 2

Trailers

Kung Fu Panda 3 – This is a movie that exists. I sort of forgot the second one existed.

Star Trek Beyond: Please be good. This cast deserves good. They’re great.

World of Warcraft: I know absolutely nothing about this world. But Joe and a few others I know assure me that it looks awesome. I defer to them on this.

Idependence Day: Resurgence: This is a damn good trailer and I want it to be a good movie. I’m still pissed on Mae Whitman’s behalf though. She should be in this movie.

Captain America: Civil War: Poor Bucky, Poor Steve, and I SWEAR TO GOD IF THEY KILL RHODEY I WILL CUT SOMEONE! (But not really…but maybe a little…)

Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice: I will not be deterred. I will not dislike this movie. I will love it. I will love it if it kills me.