Hey! Back from vacation and ready and rarin’ to go! Long one today! :D Though I really need to find a better way to organize some of these…I might try using lists or something. We’ll see–but for now, the usual:
Once Upon a Brother’s Grimm:
Dean Jones singing makes me ridiculously happy.
If you haven’t heard of this movie, it came out in 1977 and stars Dean Jones & Paul Sand. When I was little, I ate this movie up. You don’t even understand. So, during a WaM ustream, the topic of fairy tales came up and then Grimm stories and this movie came back to the front of my mind like smack to the face. So I checked Amazon and realized it had a DVD release. Joy came.
Teri Garr as the Frog Princess (One of my Dad's favorite actresses!)
I watched it twice in a row. There’s just something amazing about a cheesy, funny musical. It makes me laugh and even the old special effects have their own charm. I forgot how much fun that little fuzzy line around obvious blue screen effects could be.
Why do I really love it, though? Easy. Jones & Sand are hysterical. The rest of the cast is hysterical (even better–my mother walked in during the movie and recognized all the actors, since they were all big stars when she was in high school). The songs are ridiculously catchy and the costume design is fabulous (No, seriously–I’ve remembered the costumes from this movie even from when I was little watching on my recorded VHS tapes–they’re amazing). I even have a love for the very obvious stage sets.
The movie’s charming and I love it. If you can get a copy of the DVD I highly recommend it. :D
South Park: Yeah, so I’m really, really behind the curve- but I finally saw South Park: Bigger, Longer & UnCut. Loved it. That is all.
South Park: I’ve been on a South Park Binge lately. Not denying it. I love Kyle, Stan & Kenny. That is all…again.
So, trying to sit down and sort out my comics spending. So I might actually start dropping and picking up series depending how much I want to read them. I caught up today with the ones I cared about…and I finally get to start listing issue numbers since…I’m behind on a few series. Yay!
Aquaman #3: Mera & Arthur are still one of the greatest super hero power couples ever. Even when they’re just sitting around listening to someone talk about a creature from beneath the deep. Winning line of the issue? “He lives in a lighthouse.”
Why do I love you in every comic but your own, Dick? WHY?
Batman #4: Still by far one of the best series of the new DC 52. The art is fantastic and the Owl themed villain is getting more and more interesting. I wasn’t all that interested in Talon at first, but he’s starting to grow on me.
I also happen to love how Dick Grayson has been portrayed in this series. He always gets a chuckle from me.
The best part of this issue though (aside from the riddle at the end), was the flash back to young Bruce. Seriously man, Bitty!Bruce was hardcore. Such a little dedicated cutie. XD
Catwoman #4: The last page won me over. The issue was a little slow, mostly background and catching up–but the last few pages introducing a new Meta antagonist and well… Selina sums it up with “Crap.”
Flash #3: The artwork continues to be the highlight of this series. Love it. Little too much going on in this issue though, I found myself skimming a bit. Though, it does kind of makes sense considering Flash himself has a million things going on at once. So, it sort of works.
Justice League Dark #3: I have no idea who most of these people are save for Zatana and Deadman due to his connection to Dove. Makes for fun reading. XD
I love them. So much. They may replace Tim & Conner as my favorite DC Bromance.
Red Hood and the Outlaws #4: Okay. This series is still rocking my world. Love it. Love it. Love it. Roy and Jason are totally ruling their bromance all over the place and I love it. (Have I mentioned I love this series?) Roy Harper is still stealing the show though. His little intro about being an alcoholic and Jason being his only friend were endearing and made me love him more. Jason is still being a total bad ass & Starfire? She’s still awesome. Starfire vs Crux was fun and I’m looking forward for them to continue.
The winning moment of the issue had to be Roy’s latest nickname for Jason: “Jaybird” That is win. So much win. <3
I love you Mr. Tycho. I hope you and Supergirl clash for many issues to come.
Supergirl #4: This series is the only one competing with Hawk & Dove and Red Hood. I love it. I’ve never been this big of a fan of Supergirl in my life.
And Mr. Tycho is definitely one of the best villains to come into the DC. If he existed before, I will need to look him up.
But no, Kara was kicking some butt all over the place and there was a heartfelt moment here or there with Tycho’s mooks. I really can’t wait for the next issue and to see if Kara gets back together with Superman. Favorite line? It’s in the image to your left: “…that’s gonna be expensive.”
Teen Titans #3 & #4: I was going to stay a week behind on this series, but it’s so tied in with Superboy I felt like I needed to catch up.
Awesome. These two issues were way better than the first two–way more action was happening that was interesting. I loved Bart’s two page spread of his speeding around, as well as Tim doing some great undercover work. The group’s finally an item and we’re treated to some awesome Young Justice (the 90’s series, not the new one) bickering. It’s great.
And we’ve finally got the last new member: Miguel aka Bunker. He is so much fun. XD
Miguel and Tim -- Gotta' love the happy ones...even if he probably is scaring Tim.
I have a feeling I’m going to love Miguel. He’s well…he’s happy–which is something this group needs. Plus, I have serious weakness for gratuitous Spanish. Actually, I’m liking all of the new guys: Skitter is fun now that she’s talking & Solstice is spunky.
Plus, Bart and Tim are back together. Finally. Bart and Tim bickering was great. When Bart steals Tim’s clothing at the end of issue #4 I was dying of laughter.
All we need now is Superboy on board and I’ll get my power trio back. Young Justice made me adore the Conner/Tim/Bart trio and it needs to going again. *waits patiently for Superboy vs Wondergirl to come to a close*
And I think that wraps things up. I’m sure you’ve noticed I’ve dropped Superman & Nightwing…I’ll get back to them…Eventually.