COMIC CON 2015
Hey geeks out there. We're getting ready for Comic Con 2015. We'll be there on all days, beginning Wednesday, July 8th. We'll be taking lots of pictures and posting along with comments. So check out this page.
Hey again fanboys and girls. We just got back from a fun weekend at WonderCon Anaheim. There were some good panels going on like casts, producers and video presentations from IZombie, American Odyssey, Gotham, The Flash, and Teen Titans Go, and more. Exhibitor booths, Artist's Alley, and game demonstrations were a plenty.
And the cosplayers were out in force. Check out some of our photos below.
WonderCon is sort of a mini Comic-Con, but still has lots of attendees. We just read that the event will move to Los Angeles in 2016 to accommodate the growing number of people who want to attend. We'll be there, will you?
Hey fanboys and girls. We're sure you've heard, the Evil Dead franchise is coming to cable t.v. Bruce Campbell, the original star of the series, will repeat the role of "Ash."
It will be a half-hour series on STARTZ in late 2025 and entitled, "Ash vs. Evil Dead!" And guess who's joining him, our favorite Warrior Princess, Lucy Lawless. The series starts filming this spring in New Zealand.
Also, Lucy has joined Season Two of Salem, which begins airing in early April 2015 on WGN America.
XENA 20TH CONVENTION: FINAL JOURNEY
Well, we're finally ready to show you some of the pictures from the 20th and final Xena Convention. We had a great four days. Check out our slide show below.
We had great fun, made some fabulous friends over the years, and we hope there will be a reunion maybe five years from now. Two very big hoof approvals for Xena.
Our next adventure will be WonderCon in Anaheim, Southern California, during the first week of April 2015. Hope to see you there.
Hey all you geeks out there. We're on our way to the final Xena Convention being held in Burbank, California this weekend. We plan on taking lots of pictures of Lucy Lawless, Renee O'Connor (Xena and Gabrielle) and many of the other Xena stars. We'll share our photos and short stories with you soon.
Cindy & Camrin
WISHING YOU THE BEST IN 2015
We wish the very best to all of you for 2015. Our first adventure for the new year will be the panto, Sleeping Beauty and Her Winter Knight, at the Pasadena Playhouse. We heard it is great fun for all ages. It runs thru January 4th. We'll be at the final performance this Sunday at 4:00P.M. Catch it if you can. Tickets are still available.
HAPPY NEW YEAR!
Hoof Approval from Cindy and Camrin.
November 17th, 2014
FALL T.V. SEASON REVIEW-PART II
Hey Geeks and Nerds, we're back. We've finished watching the new shows of the 2014 fall t.v. season.
Two Hoof Approvals :
State of Affairs' first episode airs tonight. The preview looks interesting. We're giving it an early hoof approval. We'll see if that changes. We like Jane the Virgin.
"Just okay" New Shows:
Gracepoint, which is adapted from the British show, is not as good as the British version. Cristela is okay. Its not a favorite of ours.
OLD SHOWS-SEASON PREMIERS
We're sticking with these old shows : Once Upon a Time, Ressurection, Revenge, The Originals, Supernatural, New Girl, The Mindy Project, Modern Family, The 100, and we love Grimm and Law and Order: SVU.
SHOWS ALREADY GIVEN THE BOOT
FALL T.V. SEASON REVIEW-PART I
Hey geeks and nerds. During the last two weeks, we've been reviewing half of the new t.v. shows for fall 2014 and the season premiers of old shows. Here's our take on them.
Two Hoof Approvals for these new shows:
We love How To Get Away With Murder. Viola Davis is marvelous. Scorpion is fun, fun, fun. We'll keep watching. Forever is fun too, we love mysteries. Madam Secretary is very good. We're intrigued with Gotham, but hope it becomes more interesting. We would like to see more interaction between the young Bruce Wayne and the future Chief Gordon. We like Stalker. We're hooked on Maggie Q. The Flash is another fun one and it fits right in with Arrow.
"Just okay" new shows:
The Mysteries of Laura. Debra Messing is good, but we would like less of the comedy element and more of the mystery. Less of the twins and get rid of the husband too. Red Band Society is another "just okay" show. Its all about the kids. We want more of Octavia Spencer. She's excellent, but not enough of her. We would have preferred to see her in something like a Murder She Wrote type show. Though not getting great ratings, we kinda like Bad Judge. We'll see how it plays out. NCIS New Orleans is another "just okay"show. Its doesn't come close to its predecessors. Black-ish is not that funny.
Forgettable New Shows-Just Not Interested:
Selfie, Manhattan Love Story, Mulaney, A To Z, and the reality show, Utopia. We're just not that impressed with the new comedies.
OLD SHOWS -SEASON PREMIERS:
Two Hoof Approvals foe Season Premiers of Old Shows:
Love, love love The Good Wife. NCIS, NCIS Los Angeles, The Blacklist, Scandal are still good. Still intrigued by Homeland, and of course, The Walking Dead. We also like Hawaii Five-O, Criminal Minds, Sleepy Hollow, The Big Bang Theory, The Simpsons, Family Guy, Castle, and About A Boy. We also love Person of Interest and American Horror Story Freak Show. This season's AHS is really creepy.
We're still checking out the new season. We'll be back soon with more reviews.
COMIC CON 2014
Well, it took us two full days to recover from four days at Comic Con. We were exhausted at the end of each day, but we had so much fun. We know you've heard about all the movie stars and t.v. stars that attended. Some of our favorites were the casts from The Avengers, The Game of Thrones, The Walking Dead, Jessica Alba for Sin City, William Shatner and Betty White, Matthew McConaughey (we were surprised to see him), Robert Downey Jr., casts from True Blood, Sleep Hollow (that Tom Mison is so funny and witty), Orphan Black, The Big Bang Theory, Kevin Bacon, Kiefer Sutherland, Guardians Of The Galaxy cast, Channing Tatum, Kirk Douglas (another surprise), and so many more. Two Hoof Approvals for the 2014 event.
BIG ACTION MOVIE OPENERS
Hey you geeks and nerds, its been a while but we're back. We've been checking out all of the action movies that have been released since March. Here's our take. Generally speaking, there were no big duds. We saw Captain America: The Winter Soldier, The Amazing Spider-Man 2, Godzilla, X-Men: Days of Future Past, Transformers: Age of Extinction, Maleficent, How To Train Your Dragon 2, The Lego Movie, and Edge of Tomorrow. Hoof Approval for all.
There were no big duds, but a few minor disappointments:
-The loss of a major character in Spidey 2 left us sad. The movie was really good, but we were looking forward to future sequels with that character working with Spidey.
-Godzilla needed more on-screen time. The twin monsters got mor time than our favorite monster.
-Tom Cruise's Edge of Tomorrow certainly was not our favorite, but at least it was better than his last effort.
Our favorite movie: How To Train Your Dragon 2. The visuals made the movie.
So what's up next for us? More movies. Hope some good ones remain for the rest of summer. Also up next, COMIC CON. We will be there and will be posting pictures of all the cosplay fans. See ya there.
WONDERCON 2014-PART II
Hey geeks and cosplay fans, we've finally recouped from the three day WonderCon event over the past weekend. We had a great time and met some fantastic geeks and cosplay fans. Check out more of our pictures:
Well here we are on the first day of WonderCon here at the Anaheim Convention in California. We just started our trek and we have already seen a Bane, a half-assed Xena as well as several Harlequins. With the smell of geek sweat and food trucks in the air its bound to be an awesome weekend packed with all things celebrating the popular arts.
XENA CON PART II
Here is Part II of our adventures at the XENA CON. Check out our photos.
XENA CON 2014
Hey you guys, we just got back from the 19th XENA CON that was held in Burbank, CA. The CON was put on by Creation Entertainment over this past weekend. There were people attending from all over the world, not just the States. We met people from Paris, London, Spain, Brazil, the Netherlands, Germany, New Zealand, Australia, Switzerland, and Italy, From the States, we met people from Atlanta, Chicago, New York, Seattle, Oregon, Arizona and Puerto Rico. Some were old friends who have attended CONS several times over the years, others were newbies that we enjoyed meeting.
There were lots of stars. The XENA CON guests included Tsianina Joelson (Varia, an Amazon), Darien Takle (Cyrene, Xena's mom), Meighan Desmond (Goddess Discord and Sturgina), David Franklin (Brutus), and the ever-present Steven L. Sears (Co-Executive Producer/Writer). The very popular Hudson Leick (Calisto) came on after having conducted a yoga class the previous morning. Hudson always auctions the dress she is wearing at the CONS and raises lots of money for her favorite charity. Another very popular cast member, Ted Raimi (Joxer), was there. He so funny. We love him. Brittney Powel (Brunnhilda) was there. She is another popular actress that frequently attends the CONS and she always auctions her bra (really) for her favorite charity.
We were lucky enough to have Michael Hurst (Iolaus) and his beautiful wife, Jennifer Ward-Lealand (Boadicea/Zehra) grace the stage. They must be the hardest working couple in New Zealand. They gave us an update of their work during the last two years, acting, directing, teaching, doing charity functions, and so on. We couldn't catch our breath listening to all that they do. Michael directed the musical Chicago starring Lucy Lawless in New Zealand in December. It opened to rave reviews and was the hottest ticket in town. And lets not forget another guest, The Widow Twanky (Illustrious dancer and Instructor) (Michael Hurst) interviewed by Jennifer Ward-Leland. Another interesting guest was Paul Lynch (Director of Xena episodes Crusader and One Against An Army). One Against an Army was one of my (me, Cindy) favorite episodes of Xena. He gave us some insights on the director's job. Creation should have him back. He was very good; he got a huge applause.
Finally, the time came for the stars of the show. The convention room was full. Everyone was so excited. First Renee O'Connor (Gabrielle) took the stage to be greeted with cheers. She answered questions and talked about the loyalty of the fans, about her kids and why she keeps showing up at these CONS. Next, the beautiful, gorgeous, real Lucy Lawless took the stage to a standing ovation. She is so much fun. She did her Q & A, talked about Xena, about acting in different roles and her latest gig, which was Chicago, the musical. She was all around just great. She sang a couple of times, joked and seemed to really be enjoying being there as much we enjoyed seeing her. For the third part of their appearance, Lucy and Renee were on stage together. The flashbulbs kept going off for them separately and together. They had more Q & As, jokes and laughter. In the end, we were all happy and it was applause, applause, applause.
After Lucy and Renee, there were photo opts. I (Cindy) took pictures with Lucy, then with Renee, then with Lucy and Renee together. I was so happy.
Also during the weekend: Friday night we enjoyed a Celebrity Cabaret with Hudon Leick, Steven Sears, and Darien Takle . Darien was delightful. Saturday night we also attended the Karaoke Party. Saturday night there was a disco and cocktail party and a Xena-themed Table Centerpiece contest. Guests included Michael Hurst, Jennifer Ward-Lealand, Hudson Leick, Darien Takle, and Brittney Powell.
So, next year we will be attending the XENA Official 20th Anniversary Convention: Feb. 20-22, 2015. It will be the final XENA CON. If you've been there before or never been, Go!
Check out some of the XENA CON pictures on Sharon Delaney's , who works for Creation, twitter page. Also checkout the Facebook.com/XenaMovieCampaign site for a lot of this year's XENA CON pictures.
One request, if you're a Xena fan like us, get on the campaign bandwagon for a XENA Movie staring the real Lucy Lawless and Renee O'Connor. No substitutes.
Two great big Hoof Approvals for XENA CON, LUCY AND RENEE and all the guests.
MORE T.V. AND MOVIE REVIEWS
Spoiler Alert: Hey you guys and girls, did you see Walking Dead last Sunday? Awesome! If you didn't see it, they killed off two of our favorite characters. Herchel is gone and so is The Govenor. Who's next? The show had lots of action, blood-letting, and stabbing in heads and eyes. We can't wait 'til February when the show comes back. Hope they bring back the three gun-toting little girls. Also good last week was Person of Interest. We will miss Taraji P. Henson (Carter). The show is one of our top picks and we will continue to watch, but we wish she wasn't gone. HOOF APPROVAL for these two shows.
Other shows that are back on that we like include Nikita, one of our favorites. This is the last season for this action show. The powers-that-be should keep it on at least one more season. And if we didn't mentioned it before, we like Grimm and Major Crimes. Also at the very top of our must-watch list on the Starz channel, reruns of Spartacus. Love, love this series. We want another sword and sandal show starring, drumroll: Lucy Lawless.
Speaking of movies, go see Disney's Frozen, Dallas Buyers Club, and of course, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire. We're also looking forward to The Hobbit 2: The Desolation of Smaug.
Okay geeks and freeks, until next time,
Cindy and Camrin
P.S.: Xbox One or PlayStation 4? It's a toss-up folks. We'll wait a little while before making our final decision.
NEW T.V. SEASON
Hey Guys, this is our take on some of the new T.V. shows and some of the old too. The ones that get our pass: The Blacklist (excellent); Sleepy Hollow (very good); Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D; (although it could be better, a lot of hype, but it seems to get better with each episode); Brooklyn Nine-Nine; Masters of Sex, The Tomorrow People (but could be a little better); The Hostages; The Crazy Ones (Robin Williams is his usually zany self); The Witches of East End; Dancing On the Edge (this is a limited series); and Seven Universe (new show just started on Cartoon Network). These shows get our HOOF APPROVAL.
Shows we don't like: We Are Men ( bad, bad, bad; already dropped by CBS); Ironside (already dropped by NBC, what were they thinking); Lucky 7 (already dropped by ABC); The Michael J. Fox Show (a disappointment); Sean Saves The World (maybe it'll get better-don't know); Welcome to the Family (already dropped by NBC); Once Upon a Time in Wonderland (disappointment). BIG HOOF DISAPPROVAL.
Other shows that we just have not been able to care about, but might have potential: Mom; Dads; Back In the Game; The Millers; Betrayal ; Super Fun Night (she should have kept her Aussie accent); The Goldbergs; Trophy Wife; The Originals (how many more vampire stories can we endure?); Reign; and Dracula. HOOF APPROVAL PENDING.
Old shows that we like: The Walking Dead; Homeland; The Good Wife (love, love, love this show; this is the best season so far); Covert Affairs; White Collar; and American Horror Story: Coven ( this version, as all the previous versions, is sooo good); the Tuesday night lineup on CBS-NCIS, NCIS LOS ANGELES, and Person of Interest; Elementary; Revenge; Scandal (of course); Criminal Minds; Modern Family; Revolution; and Law & Order SUV; Hawaii Five-O, Blue Bloods; and Parks and Recreation. Can't wait for Downton Abbey. HOOF APPROVALS for these shows.
See you next time,
Cindy and Camrin
IT'S EMMY TIME
Hey you geeks, the Emmys take place this Sunday afternoon. The first half of the Emmys, the Creative Arts Emmys, took place last Sunday. Our cousin and the team he's on were nominated for an award. Their category was "Outstanding Prosthetic Makeup for a Series, Miniseries, Movie Or a Special". They were nominated for The Walking Dead. They won last year and were looking to make a pair of bookends. Alas, they lost out to the Liberace movie, Behind The Candelabra. Maybe next year. The good news, the zombies will be back next month, October 13th.
The second half of the Emmys, the Primetime Emmys, airs with our favorite host, Neil Patrick Harris. Our favorite nominees: Best Drama-Breaking Bad (a House of Cards win would be just as good); Lead Actor, Drama-Kevin Spacey; Lead Actress, Drama-Kerry Washington, (But what happened to Julianna Margulies? What a baddie, leaving outi one of the very best); Comedy Series-Modern Family; Lead actor, Comedy-Alec Baldwin; Lead Actress, Comedy-Amy
Poehler; Miniseries or Movie-Behind The Candelabra.
After the show, we can really get ready for the new season of competition.
LABOR DAY WEEKEND HAPPENINGS
Labor Day Weekend was great this year. Good times were had by all at Dragon Con. Seeing part of the Spartacus gang at the Atlanta Braves/Cleveland Indians baseball game last Thursday was fun. Lucy Lawless yelled "play ball" and Liam McIntyre threw out the first pitch. Lucy had a lively, fun panel on Friday with just herself sitting down to answer questions. She's really cool. Then the Spartacus crew, Lucy, Liam, and Manu Bennett, had their panel on Saturday. The guys are funny and really cute. We got to see some really cool costumes. Its hard to say which was best, there were so many good ones. There were some awesome animation representation too, like Adventure Time. We didn't get to stay on for the Sunday Labor Day con events. Had to make it back to Los Angeles in time for one of the Los Angeles Times' The Taste food and drink events.
As a big aside, much praise goes to Diana Nyad for her swinging feat from Cuba to Florida. What a great inspiration.
HOOF APPROVAL for DRAGON CON and DIANA NYAD.
Looking forward to the upcoming Dragon*Con over Labor Day weekend. Lots of guests expected but our favorite, the fabulous Lucy Lawless. She will be there with some of her Spartacus cohorts, the oh-so cuties, Liam McIntyre and Manu Bennett. Lucy will not only be on the Spartacus panel, but also the Battlestar Galactica panel. Will she be channeling Xena too, the once and only Warrior Princess? Let's hope so.
Speaking of Ms. Lawless, lets hope that some day soon there will be a Xena motion picture. And we only want Lucy and Renee (O'Connor-Gabrielle). No substitutes please, no new players for a new generation. They are our once and future heroines. And furthermore, lets get Ms. Lawless in a new t.v. series thats as good as Xena, Spartacus and Battlestar Galactica were in their time. And how about an independent film to showcase Ms. Lawless' acting talents. As you can see, we're huge Lawless fans; Rah! Rah!
So all you sci-fi, fantasy, comic book, and gaming fans, do try to get to Atlanta over Labor Day. Looks like there will be a lot of cool guests to see and mingle with over the course of the event. And by the way, take a look at the new Heroes of Cosplay series that debuts tonight showing cosplayers (people who dress up in costumes based on t.v., film, comic book and anime) as they compete at conventions.
A little Note about Elysium
We just got out from seeing Elysium and the overall theme of the movie was a future projection of a stratified class system, the mistreatment of lower class humans (the 99%) by robots and the 1%er's.
It was definitely interesting seeing JODI not be the main person (i.e. The President) in charge although the trailers did allude to that. She a very conflicted and mentally tilted person who easily dismissed human life as if it was garbage. Great performance by both Jodi and Matt Damon other subsidiary charters were passionately portrayed as well.
Speaking of Matt, he continued to display his versatility as an action hero who's unwavering faith and goodwill helped to propel the story and save humanity. This movie has our Hoof of Approval.
Cindy Edmonds and Camrin William formed Chiron's Chorus to celebrate our on-going fascination for all things creative, geeky, and wildly imaginative!