Off to see Frozen. :D
Super sad and bummed out to here of Paul Walker’s passing today. :( He came across as such a genuine and good guy. I am such a Fast and Furious fan. This really sucks. Godspeed.
The things … you say … you’re Unbelievable.
I had the EMF cassette album … I think for 6 months that is all I listened to. Such a little electronic punk I was back in the day. LOL!
While it is an older game for most I finally completed the campaign to Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 tonight … and on Veteran difficulty too! I am very happy with the ending of the story; while still sad for a certain plot point that happened prior to the last level … but without that happening I wouldn’t feel as satisfied as I do with taking down the big baddie.
When I first played Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare I would never had believed that I would get so invested in these characters and how much I would love the story of the game, the characters - Soap, Price, Nikolai, Ghost and Yuri and the amazing cinematic set pieces that were edge of your seat, clutching your controller and jaw dropping - (some spoilers) the Pripyat flashback and the insanely difficult “Mile High Club” bonus mission in MW1, the snow mobile “Cliffhanger” level, the Russian invasion of America where you fight through a suburban neighbor hood and strip mall, where you have an astronauts point of view and see a nuclear missile detonate in the upper atmosphere above Washington D.C., the betrayal level where you are set on fire after being shot and killed and of course “No Russian” Moscow airport level in MW2, running and gunning through the New York stock exchange and seeing the Eiffel Tower collapse in Paris.
So ends the Modern Warfare trilogy. Now I either go back to Call of Duty: World at War (where I am hella stuck on a cheap death near impossible to get through level) or just jump right into Call of Duty: Black Ops.
At one of the Half Price Book stores I hit this weekend I found these fantastic Night Force comics from DC. It was a 14 issue run by Gene Colan and Marv Wolfman that started in 1982. A supernatural heroes team kind of like Justice League Dark.The main character of the series is Baron Winters, a sorcerer who would assemble a team of chosen individuals to fight supernatural threats. One of those individuals was Vanessa Van Helsing – Granddaughter of Abraham Van Helsing (a powerful psychic).
The AWESOME thing about them besides being in pretty great condition is that they are all signed by the artist Gene Colan. Gene Colan by the way when he was with Marvel co-created the Captain America “sidekick” Falcon with Stan Lee and co-created Blade with Marv Wolfman. The not so awesome thing about them is issue # 1 was nowhere to be found. :(
I looked up pictures of Gene Colan’s autograph and these seem damn legit. Whoever sold them must have met him years ago (he passed away in 2011) and forgot they were autographed or didn’t care or someone not knowing they were signed sold them to the store. Maybe one day I can hunt down an autographed issue # 1 and complete the collection.
Last week was a big 40% to 50% off sale at Half Price Books. Let’s say I took advantage as best I could. What I found funny was the Jeffrey DVD was the most expensive thing I picked up. It’s out of print and was priced at $18. I hated that I never got around to picking it up before this version went out of print so it was a steal at $9. So I had to share my finds with you all.
Top row: Justice League Dark - Volume 1 Trade Paperback (about $4), Pokemone Black 2 and White 2 Collectors Edition Lenticular Cover Strategy Guide (about $7), SEED by Rob Ziegler (a post-apocalyptic future wasteland novel; Fallout 3 meets Fahrenheit 451 meets Jason Bourne kind of story and it was $5 new), Good Christian Bitches (for $6 new; I loved the short lived tv series GCB), I recently found out about sci-fi author Leigh Bracket who George Lucas hired to write the first draft of The Empire Strikes Back screenplay. I read that while a bit dated her science fiction fantasy stories were inspiration to Lucas. I was able to find 2 of her novels; The Starmen of Llyrdis (published in 1952, I found a 1980 edition priced at $1 and The Big Jump from 1955 for .75 cents. Next up is the 1964 movie tie-in edition of Pierre Boulle’s Planet of the Apes (for about .40 cents.). Next I found a Batman anthology short story book; The Further Adventures of Batman that came out in 1989 hot on the heels of the Tim Burton film. I remember actually buying this book with my own allowance money and read it cover to cover in a matter of weeks. One of the stories scared the shit out of me back then and I almost didn’t finish it; Max Allan Collins’ Joker story The Sound of One Hand Clapping. It really got under my skin. I can’t wait to read it again! :D More than likely it will be so tame to me now that I will laugh at how I was such a puss as a kid. LOL! I also found the sequel of sorts that came out in 1990 The Further Adventures of The Joker. I never picked that book up and from what I have researched it is kind of rare now. The copy I found is in pristine condition. Both books I got for about $2 each. I also picked up a Star Trek novel How Much For Just The Planet? for $2; I have read that it is one of the funniest science fiction stories and has a very you either hate it or love it split amongst Star Trek fans. In addition I scored a great deal on the Sakura Wars: The Movie on Blu-Ray for $7.
I also picked up some random comics that I will put up in a separate post. All in all it was a lot of fun running around town hitting 3 different Half Price book stores and getting some awesome finds. :D
Disney’s Maleficent Official Teaser Trailer
"Maleficent," the untold story of Disney’s most iconic villain from the 1959 classic "Sleeping Beauty," reveals the events that hardened Maleficent’s heart and drove her to curse the baby,
Maleficent in theaters May 30, 2014
I saw Thor: The Dark World late last night! By Odin’s Beard! It was so damn fantastic! I loved it! It might just be my favorite Marvel film yet!
The I love all these characters so much! The story was great, holy crap the visuals and effects were wonderful, I jumped, laughed my ass off and even teared up a bit. So many damn surprises and connections to the previous films too! I can not wait to see it again.
The two bonus scenes at the end were awesome! Don’t forget to stay till the very end.
"Why are there so many shoes?"
So back in the summer I “pre-ordered” Man of Steel and I was sitting here thinking “when the hell does that come out on blu ray? I really need to see it again!!!” So I looked up on Amazon and it comes out next Tuesday the 12th … but then I remembered I “pre-ordered” it at Walmart and sometimes the streaming version comes out earlier (to entice you to pre-order it I guess); so I log onto VUDU (Walmarts streaming service) and I squealed in delight! “Eeeeeeeee!!!” It will be available to stream in 7 Hours!!! Awwww Mutha-Fuckin’ Yeaaaahhh!!!!
finally watched the home depot marriage proposal