We’re here in Orlando, Florida for the week (and our friends’ wedding) and we have a couple of days to ourselves. We decided to hit Universal Studios, since Mom-in-Law LOVES herself some Harry Potter. The first stop for Brandon and I was the Transformers 3D ride, and it was really cool.read more
Leon “Catwalk” Caliber is back!
Nitro City, 2035.
Leon “Catwalk” Caliber escaped his law enforcement life back in D.C., heading to the former City of Angels to lay low and live life on his terms. It didn’t take long for that perfect picture to fall apart. Treatment for his experimental cybernetics are expensive, and Cat continues to land right in the crosshairs to pay the bills.read more
Viewers have never had more choices in their catalog of heroes and heroines in TV, movies, comics and video games. Still, Hollywood continues to miss the mark in certain ways when it comes to female heroes. Here are a few things we think are working, and a few that aren’t quite right. Let’s start with what’s working – Three easy examples of superheroes/heroines who we think are represented well by their writing and casting.read more
Next month, the Lightning are going to celebrate the career of one of the most famous faces in franchise history, former captain Vincent Lecavalier.read more
I don’t even remember who suggested that I read Joe McKinney’s “The Red Empire and Other Stories”, but I owe that person a drink and a high five. McKinney is an established author whose credits include a 7-novel apocalypse series called, “This is the End.” and a 10-book undead series called, “The Zombie Apocalypse Best Seller’s Box Set.” With all that, I still managed to get introduced to his work through his most police-centric, horror-meets-noir anthology. “The Red Empire” is a collection of previously published stories, along with three newly released works, like a greatest hits album with some new tracks. McKinney covers the gamut, from straight sci-fi, to historical fiction, to truly inspired gritty cop noir stories. I found his mix of styles delightful, and often wanted to read more about some of the characters in the storiesread more
This September, we had a chance to head up to the Big Apple for a couple of days of business and fun. The travel arrangements were a little rough, with fashion week, the United Nations in town, and Adele in concert at Madison Square Gardens. The change to our arrangements actually created a pretty interesting coincidence, where we seemed to run endlessly into all things related to Ghostbusters.read more
I started listening to a range of podcasts last year and I have to say that podcasting is seriously addictive. I blogged in the past about my favorite geek podcasts here and here, and my latest favorite is the Geek Wolfpack Podcast. It’s my favorite because it’s the first podcast my family and I actually created and record together. Why podcast? I’m glad you asked.read more
I had a chance on Wednesday to watch the live stream of the Apple announcements, including CEO Tim Cook “riding” to the event with James Corden from Carpool Karaoke. That intro set the tone for Apple’s usual comfortable, Silicon Valley style presentation, which included several executives but also plenty of third party faces. These outsiders helped underscore the partnerships that Apple is working to extend and create. In earlier posts, we covered the software announcements and additions to the Apple Watch. In this one, we tackle the flagship offering, the iPhone 7.read more