Monday Musings 3/13/17

Good morning!

I wanted to kick off a weekly blog roundup of sorts, highlighting the previous week’s entertainment news and happenings, so here we are.

First up, can I say just how much DST sucks?  Today #CoffeeIsLife has never been truer.  It’s no coincidence that it is also #nationalnappingday.  I imagine it is also #nationalstayhomefromwork day as well as #nationalstayhomefromschool day too.  Here’s to that third cup of coffee this morning.

The new Wonder Woman trailer was released at the Kid’s Choice Awards this year by Gal Gadot and Chris Pine.  You can watch it online here.  I absolutely loved it.  I have been looking forward to this movie for a long time and have written a few articles about previous trailers.  My two favourite scenes from this trailer are the one in the beginning with the little Diana looking at the sword with such determination, and then later when an older Diana unleashes a blast from her bracelets and realizes just how powerful she is.

I reviewed a new comic book by Archie Comics this weekend that is based on the hit television series, Riverdale, on The CW.  It’s pretty good, but I need to see more issues before I decide if I like this new and dark version of Archie and the gang.

Finally, Gary Collinson, Editor-In-Chief over at Flickering Myth has penned a very interesting piece on the argument that critics aren’t fans.  It stems from comments made by Finn Jones over negative reviews of the Netflix Marvel series, Iron Fist.  His remarks were to the effect that the show was made for fans and not critics, basically saying that negative reviews don’t matter.  Gary posits that critics ARE fans too and that as writers, we can have our own opinions about the things we review and if we don’t like something, it doesn’t mean we aren’t “true fans”.  It’s worth a read, especially if you are a writer and reviewer like me.

That’s it for this week.  Drop me a comment below if you want my thoughts on entertainment-related subjects or if you just want to say hello.



2 thoughts on “Monday Musings 3/13/17

  1. Have you seen Kong Skull Island yet? I thought it was pretty over-laden with CGI that tended to go a little too far in some instances which kept me from enjoying some pretty action packed sequences. Overall it was enjoyable, if only because I like happy endings (in movies)!

    1. I did see Kong in IMAX and thought it was a good old-fashioned monster movie. For a movie where the main character is entirely CGI, I thought they did a good job with it. Was the acting overblown and somewhat one-dimensional? Yeah, but I enjoyed seeing giant monsters fighting each other. It will be interesting to see how they do Godzilla Vs Kong.

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