Sunday, June 24, 2018

Art of the Day: Clark Kent


Artwork: Clark Kent by Evan "Doc" Shaner

Cosplay: Sakura Haruno (Naruto)

Although I think cosplay is so fun and creative, I've never actually done it. But I do love looking at all the amazing costumes and all the hard work and details that are put into creating them. Maybe one day I will consider doing it but for now here is a really cool Sakura Haruno cosplay.

Everything about this costume is awesome, she did a great job putting this together. If there was a live action Naruto movie, this is exactly how I imagined Sakura looking. Again, this is so cool.


Sakura Haruno: Steak President

Photography: MKSola Photography

Currently Reading: Double Vision and World's Finest vol #2 (New 52)

The last time I reviewed a Middle Grade book was back in February. I did start reading a couple since then but I didn't finish them because I was experiencing a bit of a Middle Grade reading slump but I'm totally over that and ready to start reading Double Vision. It's written by actresses and twin sisters Tia and Tamera Mowry, this seems like it will be interesting with twin sisters Cassie and Catlyn having psychic abilities.

I can't believe it's been a year since I read World's Finest vol #1 especially since it was actually a pretty good read. The first volume is one of those rare New 52 books that is worth reading and hopefully this second one will be as well.


Book: Double Vision (Twintuition book #1) by Tia Mowry and Tamera Mowry

Cover Art by Annabelle Métayer

Edition: Hardcover

Description:

Cassie and Caitlyn Waters may be identical twins, but everything else about them is completely different. The only thing they can agree on is that neither of them is happy that they have to move to middle-of-nowhere Aura, Texas. Caitlyn tries to put a positive spin on getting a fresh start, but Cassie's busy plotting how to convince their mom they should move back to the big city as quickly as possible.

But being the new kids isn't their only challenge. As the girls' birthday nears, they start experiencing strange visions -- and what they see starts coming true! Caitlyn and Cassie first use this new sight for their own fun, but when they each see something serious, the twins must work together to change the future before it can happen.






Book: World's Finest volume #2: Hunt and Be Hunted (issues #6-12) by Paul Levitz

Cover Art by Ryan Sook

Illustrations and Ink by Kevin Maguire, George Perez, Sandra Hope Cafu, Cliff Richards, Yildiray Cinar, Phil Jimenez, Ken Lashley, Barry Kitson, Robson Rocha, Wayne Faucher, Geraldo Borges and JP Mayer

Color by Rosemary Cheetham, Hi-Fi and Matt Yackey

Letters by Carlos M. Mangual and Dezi Sienty

Edition: Trade Paperback

Description:

Power Girl and Huntress are heroes from another world, stranded in ours and doing their best to make a difference as they search for a way home. But when Huntress suddenly finds herself with a massive price on her head and Power Girl's company finds itself the target of corporate raiders with out-of-this-world weaponry, the Huntress becomes the hunted and Power Girl finds herself overpowered!

Now, Huntress must team up with her not-quite-brother, Damian Wayne -- a.k.a. Robin -- to find out who's been gunning for both her and Batman. Meanwhile, Power Girl must solve the mystery of Michael Holt, her former boyfriend who seemed to disappear and now is suddenly back on the scene, only to try to take her down.

Can the World's Finest team-up survive on a strange Earth when everyone seems to be out to destroy them?

Saturday, June 23, 2018

Art of the Day: Ms. Marvel and Winter Soldier


Artwork: Marvelous Selfie by offtide

Book Review: City of the Dead (Resident Evil)


Book: City of the Dead (Resident Evil book #3) by S.D. Perry

Edition: Paperback

Rating: 4 stars

Review:

City of the Dead is a fast paced horror story that follows as Claire Redfield and Leon Kennedy do their best to survive the terrifying conditions of an overrun Raccoon City which is crawling not only with zombies but various mutated monsters.

Claire had traveled to Raccoon City looking for her older brother Chris who is a member of the Raccoon Police Department's S.T.A.R.S. (Special Tactics and Rescue Service) unit and she was worried because she had not heard from him in a while. Meanwhile, Leon was a newly hired police officer on his way to Raccoon City to start his first day of work.

As Leon drove through town he immediately noticed that something wasn't right because it was eerily quiet and there was no one to be seen either walking down the street or driving down the road. It didn't take long before he found out the reason when he was surrounded by a horde of zombies. Claire found herself in a similar experience when she stopped at a diner and had to make a quick escape where she ended up running into Leon.

The duo were able to escape and made a plan to head to the police station but a zombie attack caused them to be separated. They were still going to continue on with their plan except now they had go it alone which is not an easy task with zombies roaming the streets.

Things escalated quickly in this story because every step of the way was one horror after another. Going to the police station didn't change things but Claire was able to help Sherry Birkin, a 12-year-old girl who had been hiding in the station. Sherry believed a monster was after her but Claire thought it was just in the girl's imagination. However, an encounter with two different monsters instantly changed Claire's mind and she knew she had to get Sherry and herself out of the station. But she still needed to find Leon.

The rookie cop had found his way to the station where he unexpectedly met Ada Wong, a woman who claimed she was in town trying find her friend. But Ada wasn't as she appeared, she was really in the city because she was hired to steal the deadly G-Virus that Sherry's parent had created.

The separate set of duos eventually found themselves at the Umbrella Corporation with hopes of finding a way out of Raccoon City but lots of complications were making it extremely difficult. And not to mention Ada was still set on trying to get her hands on the G-Virus but with Leon by her side he was complicating her mission. There was an attraction that was starting to form between Leon and Ada even as she was trying to pretend that it wasn't happening and he was starting to doubt her story of why she was in the city.

Despite being a Resident Evil fan, I had never read any of the books that is until now and I'm glad I picked this one. It was an interesting read, the book vividly captures the terror Claire and Leon were experiencing during the zombie outbreak as they try to figure out a way to escape the city. You will get drawn into the drama and suspense and all of the harrowing incidents that never seem to stop.

Weekend Film: Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom

I thought the first Jurassic World movie was okay, it felt like I was watching all three Jurassic Park movies rolled into one with a little bit of new things added on. However, I've been hearing some really good things about Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom and that it's way more interesting and has a better story than the first movie.

Even though I was planning on seeing the sequel anyway it's still good to hear. So who else is going to see Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom? If you've already seen it, what did you think of it?


Starring: Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, Jeff Goldblum, BD Wong, Justice Smith, Daniella Pineda, Toby Jones and more

Director: J.A. Bayona

Description:

Four years after the Jurassic World theme park was closed down, Owen and Claire return to Isla Nublar to save the dinosaurs when they learn that a once dormant volcano on the island is active and is threatening to extinguish all life there. Along the way, Owen sets out to find Blue, his lead raptor, and discovers a conspiracy that could disrupt the natural order of the entire planet.

Friday, June 22, 2018

Art of the Day: Draco Malfoy and Harry Potter


Artwork: Love is in the Air by upthehillart

Toy Corner: Funko Rock Candy Bumblebee Figure (DC Super Hero Girls)

Even though I wasn't that fond of the first volume of DC Super Hero Girls, I have been thinking of giving the series another chance. I was also thinking of getting this Funko Karen Beecher (a.k.a. Bumblebee) figure because it's totally adorable. She looks so enthusiastic and ready to save the day.

I'm going to have to make sure to get this and not to mention I still need to get the Smallville Lois Lane Funko as well.


Funko Rock Candy DC Super Hero Girls Bumblebee Vinyl Figure                     Price may vary depending on stores

Thursday, June 21, 2018

New TV Series "Take Two" Premieres Tonight

I can't believe I'm taking another chance with an ABC show, hopefully Take Two doesn't end up getting cancelled like Alex, Inc. did.

This looks like it's going to be a fun series with an actress trying to make a comeback working along side private investigator. Although it's a little different, it does sort of remind me of the Castle TV series which is not surprising since this show along with Castle were created by Terri Edda Miller and Andrew W. Marlowe.

I was looking for something new to watch and perhaps Take Two will be my new Thursday show.


Take Two                                                          10:00 pm EST                          ABC

Starring: Rachel Bilson, Eddie Cibrian, Xavier de Guzman, Aliyah O'Brien, Alice Lee and more

Description:

This detective series follows Sam Swift (Rachel Bilson), the former star of a hit cop series whose epic breakdown is broadcast to the public and sends her to rehab. Desperate to restart her career, she talks her way into shadowing lone-wolf private investigator Eddie Valetik (Eddie Cibrian) as research for a potential comeback role. Though Eddie resents the babysitting gig, high-spirited Sam uses the skills she learned as an actor playing a cop and proves herself to be surprisingly valuable.

Art of the Day: Thor (Avengers: Infinity War)


Artwork: Thor by Stephen Byrne

Video: Dylan O'Brien's Parody "Life of a Hollywood Actor"

I forgot that actor Dylan O'Brien started out on YouTube posting his comedy videos. It's been years since he posted one but surprisingly that's what he did yesterday. It's a parody that follows as the title states the life of a Hollywood actor.

This is a funny little video that shows how his Hollywood life isn't so great. I've seen comments from some fans who don't seem to get that this is comedy and are worried this is his actual pitiful life. Don't worry this is just for fun. I hope he gets more comedy roles in the future (like a guest role on Brooklyn Nine-Nine) because he definitely has great comedic skills.

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Art of the Day: Bill Potts (Doctor Who)


Artwork: Come Back Alive by Sophie Cowdrey

April O'Neil (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Movie - 2014)

I know the 2014 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie got a lot of criticism from fans and critics but it's actually a pretty good movie. I was surprised by how much I enjoyed watching it and I thought Megan Fox did a great job portraying April O'Neil.

The first movie was not only an origin story for the turtles but also for April who as an up-and-coming reporter not only stumbled upon an amazing story but helped the turtles in stopping Shredder. If you haven't seen the movie yet, I'd give it a watch because it turned out to be a fun movie.

I still haven't watched the second movie Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows, I'm thinking about maybe watching it tonight or tomorrow.