Even though he’s been dead since 2003, Mister Rogers has never been more needed than he is right now. I’m sure I’m not the only parent struggling to find the right words to talk with young children about the horrific attack in Manchester that killed 22 people and injured dozens more. Many of those hurt were… Read More Mister Rogers Will Show Us The Way
Brutal pun, I know, but if your optimism for Spidey’s next solo outing isn’t skyscraper high after watching the just-released new trailer for Spider-Man: Homecoming, then we can’t be friends anymore. Everything from the color palette to the lighthearted image of Pete/Spidey lounging by the East River, with the Manhattan skyline (and Avengers Tower) looming… Read More Spider-Man: Homecoming Looks … Spectacular!
So what? The reaction of the InterWebs to the new details revealed about the Han Solo prequel film was predictable. Once Disney chief Bob Iger revealed a few salient points about the 2018 Star Wars Story, fans went to work dissecting what it meant, how it fits in to the SW canon, and of course, slamming… Read More Han Solo’s real name isn’t actually Han Solo
There’s a certain …stigma it seems, to actually decide to stay home with the family when there’s a break in the school calendar. Which is kind of ridiculous, when you think about it. I don’t remember taking a vacation during every long weekend or holiday break when I was a kid. Of course, I also… Read More Spring Breakin’ like a Boss … at home
If you’ve seen The LEGO Batman Movie, then you know that the best part of the movie is the end. No, not the scene where — SPOILER ALERT!! — come together to save Gotham City. I’m talking about the end credits, fool! And you can keep your universe expanding, sequel serving, cameos and fan service.… Read More 2017’s Best Earworm – ‘Friends Are Family’ from The Lego Batman Movie
If you missed the SAG Awards Sunday night, I won’t blame you if you did. There are WAY TOO MANY back-slapping awards shows on TV. However, if you weren’t watching, aside from Wynona Ryder’s facial expressions, you missed one of the great acceptance speeches of all time. David Harbour, star of the Netflix series Stranger… Read More Hollywood, Time To Rise Up
Our family watched the Christmas classic Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer the other night. We saw it on DVD, which not only gave us the flexibility to watch it on a night that was most convenient for us, but it also provided an opening so that I could tell the girls how, when mommy and daddy were… Read More Adventures in Parenting: The dark side of Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer
What is it about collecting, that metaphorical itch you just can’t scratch? I’ve been blessed/plagued by it for as long as I can remember. I’m a big comics fan, as is probably obvious to anyone who follows me here or Instagram/Twitter. For a good 20+ years, I collected comics, doing the whole bag & board thing,… Read More The Allure of Collecting, and Hey! I scored the cover art to Neil Gaiman’s American Gods!
Earlier this week, I sat down to watch the new film, Yo-Kai Watch: The Movie with Alexia and Talia. I was given a screening link ahead of the film’s one-day theatrical release that’s happening today, a special event put on by Fathom Events. Mind you, until very recently, I had NO IDEA what Yo-Kai Watch was.… Read More What in the world is a Yo-Kai Watch and how does my daughter know about it?
How many times have you followed through on a dream project? Speaking for myself, a guy with about a half-dozen unfinished screenplays and an equal number of home improvement projects at various stages of completion, I would say not nearly as much I would like. Which is why one of the reasons I love my… Read More Evangeline Lilly on her children’s book series, The Squickerwonkers