Coming Attractions

Here’s a trio of forthcoming movie adaptations, based on children’s books. Well…books about children, anyway.

Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children:

I did read the first book in this series but I’ve neglected to read the other two. I need to catch up before this movie is released, I guess. I loved the series, although it started a bit slow, and I don’t normally read books starring children or teenagers. It was very imaginative, a little fun, a little dark, and I liked the characters. I may go see this if I can get my niece interested. This sounds like something she’d adore.

Heck, it sounds like something I would adore!

It stars Eva Green, who is one of my favorite people, even though she has trouble choosing movie projects I want to see her in, and it’s directed by Tim Burton, who is always awesome, no matter how awful a director he can be.

 

 

 

Alice Through the Looking Glass:

I’m getting a little more excited about seeing this movie, even though I’m reticent to spend money on it, because I got burned by the first movie. Not that the first movie was bad, it just got tedious after a while, and like a restless three yr. old, I got bored. It was every bit as imaginative as I expected, so maybe I just wasn’t in the mood for it or something, as I genuinely love Tim Burton.

I don’t  think Tim did this movie but it looks fascinating. I’m a sucker for movies about Time and time travel. Johnny Depp is his usual awesome self and the special effects look amazing, although he looks like he’s wearing even more makeup than in the first movie. Of course I thought the first movie looked great too, and nearly fell asleep during it. So, it’s okay to be excited but I do advise a bit of caution.

I’m still uncertain as to why someone thought the first movie merited a sequel, though.

 

 

Here’s another, seemingly, female-centric film, with great special effects and starring Chris somebody. I think he was in another movie somewhere. 😐

Anyway Furiosa…I mean, Charlize Theron, is back in this one. I thought she died in the last one, but I guess she was so good, they decided to bring her back and make a prequel. Or the creators were so jazzed by how she was received in Mad Max, they thought they were looking at a sure thing. Still this movie looks exactly like a live action version of Frozen, but without that creepy snowman thing, and all the singing. (Good! I can go another lifetime without hearing that damn theme song again.)

 

Any of these look interesting to you? Let me know in the comments!

State of the Union & Daredevil Two

I love giving these little updates about what I’m doing or things I’m excited about watching. I’m very busy doing things this week, not necessarily telling you about what I’m doing, though, but here’s some stuff.

I’m currently reading a bunch of books right now:

1.) The Brotherhood of the Wheel by RS Belcher. I’m only about 30 pages into it but what I’ve read is very compelling. Since I don’t know much about the plot, and  haven’t read any reviews, there have been a few surprises and I like when a book does that.

2.) Hell’s Bounty by Joe Lansdale. It’s not a very long book. I’m maybe 50 pages in and expect to finish this weekend. Its a fun fast read. Its not an especially deep book, but I am enjoying it, and it is pretty funny, especially Lansdale’s  descriptions of Hell.

3.) I just picked up Patricia Briggs’ Fire Touched at the library yesterday. I haven’t had time to read more than a sample of it, so I can’t say what it’s about, but I’m intrigued so far.

4.) Son of the Morning by Mark Alder. I said I was looking forward to this. I picked it up at the library a week ago and I’m about 100 pages in. This one is going to take a minute, as its a Stephen King sized doorstopper. Its about one of the many French/English wars, but with each side trying to call in Angels as their nuclear option. The Angels, although they show up, refuse to take sides, so the powers that be call on some of Hell’s Angels, if you know what I mean, to help them out instead.

I have to catch up on my episodes of Vikings and Sleepy Hollow. I couldn’t  be a fan of two more different shows. Now, I’m trying to think of two of the strangest shows I could watch back to back.

 

Alright everybody!

This March 18th, the new season of Daredevil is coming to Netflix. I’m very excited by this. Yes,  I will be binge-watching it this weekend and I probably will review  my favorite stand-out episodes, as I won’t really have the time to review all of them.

I am a huge fan of The Hand story-lines, and of Elektra Assassin, and there is all kinds of awesome Ninja shit goin’ on here. I won’t be able to binge-watch the way I wanted because I have to work the next day, but that’s not going to stop me from trying.

Here’s the new trailer for Daredevil:

 

Yeah, for those of you still wondering, I have watched Crouching Tiger: Sword of Destiny and I will have a review of that soon.

Also, I’ve been neglecting my reviews of Supernatural, so next week there will be new episodes and new reviews will be uploaded to “A Blog Devoted to Supernatural” by BellaUk.

Geeking Out About: Future Shows

Here in Geekland we are very excited about some future TV shows and miniseries. I don’t have exact dates on some of these but I’m looking forward to watching and/ore commenting on them. Shows like:

The X-Files

I’m looking forward to this old favorite. The chemistry between the two leads still seems to be there.

Into The Badlands

I love Martial Arts movies and Steampunk, so this looks very interesting.

The Magicians

I read the series and found it surprisingly enjoyable and I was impressed with this clip, so I will be giving this a watch.

Damien

The Omen was one of the first Horror novels ,I ever read and I’ve seen all the films, so a TV version of the tale will have my attention.

Childhood’s End

I have not read the books, so unlike all the other reviewers who will probably have read it, I can only comment on how successful the show will be for people who haven’t read any SciFi and/or  not fans of the book.