Aug 23rd-Aug 26th in Chicago is….
And Pandamoon will be there, with yours truly, Elgon Williams, Christine Gabriel, and Meg Bonney. And that’s just the ones committed so far. More may be coming.
Made it into a theater to catch this movie. Rotten Tomatoes says, statistically, it’s the best movie EVER MADE. That’s not why I wanted to see it. I wanted to see it, to once again, revel in the artistry of Marvel Entertainment. They did not disappoint. Once again, a fantastic story line, with outstanding special effects, that did not overtake the story.
This story is about family, secrets, betrayals, responsibility, and just about any other life emotion you could throw in there. Forest Whitaker played a phenomenal character, another giant feather of support acting he is known for. His part pointed to wisdom, shame, responsibility, and more.
Martin Freeman took a back seat in this film, but filled his part to perfection. His part in the film pointed at courage and responsibility.
Chadwick Boseman carried the film perfectly. He showed poise and emotion, with plenty of action thrown in. The comic book character’s discretion and control came through in full with Boseman’s performance. Him confronting his father’s ancestral spirit was just so well done.
The main story line about the past affecting the future is a staple of Marvel stories. This time, they pulled a family apart and rebuilt them. The final emotion to be played out, is of course, forgiveness, and it was touching. Michael B Jordan is a rising star. His protrayal of Eric Killmonger nearly stole the show.
I was very pleased Marvel did not make this film as a narrative on the racial issues in this country right now. I expected they wouldn’t. I expected the story would come first, and it did. This is not to downplay the racial undertone in our politics right now, but rather to praise Marvel for presenting a story with such strong, capable characters, that ignore most stereotypes and entertain as well as any other Marvel movie to date.
The women of this movie stood out as much as the men. However, I think Angela Basset stole the screen with her portrayal of the Queen Mother. The other characters were good, but she brought a depth to her character the others were unable to match.
Looking forward to Ant-Man and The Wasp.
Hiyas, checking in again. Edits are expected soon.
Most importantly, at this point, the book cover is done! Unfortunately, you will have to wait for it to be announced and released. Trust me, I’ll be crowing from the roof tops, this cover is outstanding.
Still working on Roguehunter, trying to push through, and having lots of thought processes on the remaining two books, so I’ve been collecting those and collating what I can use, and what I can’t. Also, have a few projects I’m working on that I cannot tell you about just yet, under auspices of an NDA with those, but once I have the go ahead, I will let everyone know.
I said it before, and I believed it, so I will say it again. I’ll try to check in again quicker next time!
I’ve been out a while, but I’m still here. Just checking in.
Still awaiting word from my editor for first round of substantive edits. Computer is fired up and ready. Phone’s also ready to dial and argue, if needed. 🙂
Also began a new website to discuss NFL football. If you want to check it out… http://myprofootballfocus.com
Come on out, drop a comment. Let’s talk football!
Back to working on Roguehunter, Aftermath and a few other projects, which is, by the way, where I’ve been. Been working really hard lately, writing. If things go right, there will be even MORE work to do. I hope things work out, because the work is something I love.
Let’s see if I can do this without spoilers…
Star Wars: The Last Jedi was about as predictable as I thought it would be, but it was still well directed. Mark Hamill was very good in the role that launched him into the spotlight in the late 70’s. Seems he dropped a few from the end of The Force Awakens until The Last Jedi, which is a good thing. Honestly, living on the island he was on, how could anyone NOT drop a few pounds. So…much…walking…UPHILL!
Princess Leia has a line saying something along the lines of how long they’ve been fighting as the resistance. I almost laughed, because in truth, it’s how long they’ve been running away as the resistance. Still, they manage to off the original Death Star, as well as a second one. They off an even larger star killer Deathstar in The Force Awakens, pretty much the same way. You’d think the First Order would learn something from the mistakes of the Empire.
Anyway, the ships get bigger, the stakes get higher, and the trickery gets predictable, but fun. I like how they ended this one and I’m looking forward to Episode Nine, which should be the last one.
Cute characters and comic relief (Which includes Chewie): A
Overall (In my opinion) A-
Bronchitis…no fun. Zero fun. Not in any way, fun…
So, the antibiotics went to work, alongside the steroid and something else, sending whatever it was into the biological dustbin of sickness history. Now with an annoying (ask my wife) lingering cough, its off to the races with everything again.
Finished the most recent chapter of Roguehunter and pushing onward for the next. May be finishing a chapter of Aftermath this week too…
So, for Thanksgiving weekend, I got a viral bug, but never knew it. Apparently, the ol’ body just took care of it, however, the viral bug had the last laugh. Many moons ago, I was fortunate enough to contract bronchitis and pneumonia. Once you get bronchitis once, you’re really susceptible to it in the future.
Fast forward to this past weekend and the cough started late Saturday, nothing serious, but Sunday night was like getting hit by a bus. Called in sick to the day job on Monday and went to a clinic, to no surprise, bronchitis…
So, lots of drugs, no sleep last night and at the day job today. Talking makes the cough worse, and of course, everybody at the day job wants to talk today. Shoot me.