Sunday, February 23, 2014

March Film Schedule

Historically, there are a few fairly solid titles released in March, though it is still a slow month.  This year, it seems we are getting a taste of summer blockbusters, but most likely ones that wouldn't compete with this years schedule, so we are getting them early.

March 7th

300: Rise of an Empire

Sequel to the 2007 film 300, this films appears to consist of the battle that we get a glimpse of at the end of 300.  The Persian are closing in on Greece, and the Greeks rise to battle.  The movie looks entertaining, most likely fairly mindless, but that's okay for something like this.  The first movie did a whopping $210 million, while this won't come close to that, I'm sure it will do pretty well for itself.

Mr. Peabody and Sherman

Dreamworks new animated movie features characters from a Rocky and Bullwinkle segment from the 1960s.  Mr. Peabody and Sherman is about a dog and his boy who travel through time to fix a few...inconsistencies they may have accidentally created.  Without seeing the trailer, I didn't have a tremendous amount of hope for this film, but the preview was very funny, and it looks like a decent kids movie.  It's done $22 million in Europe so far, so it looks like this movie should knock Lego off the top of the charts in a few weeks.

March 14th

Need for Speed

Need for Speed stars Aaron Paul, of Breaking Bad fame, and is based on the popular video game franchise.  This movie seems pretty awful.  The previews aren't getting great publicity, and the film looks to be ridiculous, but not in a good way like Fast and Furious of GI Joe.  That being said, they are definitely appealing to fans who are ready for another Fast and Furious movie, so I think the film will be reasonably well considering the negativity towards it already.

Tyler Perry's: The Single Moms Club

The Single Moms Club is the next movie by Tyler Perry.  It's been just over three months since the last one, so it's about time!  Honestly though, I've never seen a Tyler Perry movie, and I honestly probably never will.  All the film do reasonably well, some much better than others, but none of them are flops.

March 21st

Friday, February 21, 2014

Star Wars Black Series Wave 1 Episode II Clone Sergeant

My second Star Wars Black Figure is the Episode II Clone Sergeant.  While I definitely like this figures, and love army builders, I wasn't initially sure we needed another Clone Trooper.

Turns out I have no problem with it at all!  I really like this figure, though it really isn't anything new.  There's a chance there hasn't been a Clone Trooper released with this color, but it probably has.

Star Wars Super Battle Droid

This figure includes a laser pistol and laser rifle.  Both fit in his hands quite easily.

Star Wars Jango Fett

The Clone Sergeant's helmet can be removed to show his generic clone face.  The likeness is good, the sculpt and paint are both great.

Terminator Salvation T-800

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Star Wars Black Series Wave 1 Episode II Padme Amidala

I bought these figures when the Black Series first started and neglected opening them.

I have a tendency to want to buy Star Wars figures and never open them, or use them.

Padme Amidala is a pretty decent figure.  I have very few female Star Wars figures, so I'm not 100% sure how she compares, but she seems good.

She includes a blaster rifle and pistol.  The pistol fits in a holster on her belt.

Monday, February 10, 2014

Thor Series Heimdall

After years of thinking it would never happen, I finally got my hands on Heimdall.  I'm a litter underwhelmed.

He's a pretty okay figure.  Heimdall's sculpt is great, but that's about it.

Thor Series Frost Giant 

Articulation is pretty standard for this line.  I would have loved some wrist movement, but I can dream.

Thor Series Fandral
Thor Series Volstagg
Thor Series Hogun
Marvel Universe Wave 7 Thor

Heimdall comes with his sword, which appears to be a unique item.

Marvel Universe Wave 18 Beta Ray Bill