Kraken Con 2014 – Anime and Cosplay!

Kraken Con (krakencon.com) has been a growing Anime Con for several years. This year it was held on Sunday, April 6th, at the Oakland Convention Center. My son has been talking about this Con for months and we made sure after attending the Anime on Display (AOD) convention that this one we wouldn’t miss. It…

Farewell Professor

Russell Johnson who played the ever inventing professor on Gilligan’s Island has passed away of natural causes. He was 89 and had been in hospice care for a short time. Full Article on Yahoo On IMDB

Now You See Me

Sarah Reviews NOW YOU SEE ME

Now You See Me, directed by Louis Letterrier (The Incredible Hulk, Clash of the Titans), is the story of four magicians united by a mysterious entity and tasked with accomplishing magical feats that defy reality and the law. The magicians, ranging in talent and popularity, are J. Daniel Atlas (Jesse Eisenberg), Merritt McKinley (Woody Harrelson),…

Man of Steel

Man of Steel Reviewed

As a rule Superman movies take the hero’s origin story and make it very similar. The details are there but no explanations are given for why Jor-el did what he did other than saving his son from oncoming planetary distruction. In general this leaves more room for Superman to catch catburglars and save kittens from…

Sarah’s Review of MUD

Mud, directed and written by Jeff Nichols, (Take Shelter, Shotgun Stories), takes place along backwood river tributaries in Arkansas. It stars two High School-freshman-aged friends Ellis (Tye Sheridan) and Neckbone (Jacob Loftland) who help their families eke a living from the waterways. The film opens on Ellis waiting in the pre-dawn dark, walkie-talkie in hand,…

Sarah Goes to OBLIVION

Oblivion, directed by Joseph Kosinki, (Tron: Legacy), is a near-future film wherein humanity is forced to abandon Earth after overcoming a devastating alien invasion. Tom Cruise plays Jack Harper, or Tech 49, one of the last repairmen in the final weeks of a service tour on Earth. Harper repairs the drones guarding massive machines that…

Troy Screens Iron Man 3

Before the movies I had never read the Iron Man comics. I knew about Iron Man but he wasn’t a character I was really interested in. I read mostly Spiderman and Daredevil on the Marvel side. The movies have made me a fan of the Iron Man story, due in large part to Robert Downey…

Oz The Great and Powerful

Oz (James Franco) is a magician in a traveling circus back in the early days of America. The circus has arrived in Kansas and Oz is not pulling in a whole lot of money for himself, his partner Frank (Zach Braff) and his beautiful new assistant but the show must go on. It seems that…

Jack the Giant Slayer Reviewed

This fairy tale brought to life by Brian Singer tells the familiar story of Jack (Nicholas Hoult), his attempt to sell local livestock and the payoff in magic beans. There is a bit of a twist with the local Princess Isabel (Eleanor Tomlinson) being captured by the giants and the battle that follows her rescue.…