Monthly Archives: May 2014

MediaBrewPub Watches Godzilla (2014)

Godzilla (2014) IMAX Poster

Godzilla (2014) IMAX Poster

All of us were looking forward to this movie, and opinions were all over the place for this film. We can’t seem to agree if it was good, average, or terrible. Surprisingly Jun (our more ‘Film’ minded viewer) and Andrew (our entertainment value minded viewer) both agreed in their take on the film. A weird world we live in indeed.

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As a member of the Bruery Reserve Society, I was fortunate enough to get invited to their annual beer festival. With their anniversary beer being called Sucre, it was aptly named “Sucreversary”.

Here are some of the event specifics:

  • Venue: The Phoenix Club in Anaheim, CA
  • Invitees: All Reserve Society and Hoarder’s Society Members plus their guests
  • Breweries: The Bruery plus 26 Guest Breweries (Check out the list here along with what was poured)
  • Food: Provided by Beachwood BBQ and Chunk N Chip Truck
  • Perks: Glassware and unlimited 1 oz tastings
  • Cost: $60/person

So at $60 a person, this is not a cheap event. Going into this beerfest, I had high expectations. Fortunately, the Sucreversary did not disappoint. Continue reading

REVIEW: Godzilla (2014)

Godzilla ArrivalIn the ’90s, Americans had a chance to produce a film featuring their own take on Godzilla, and the subsequent 1998 film was as well received as New Coke. Over 15 years of denial later, we now get to witness their second chance, also called Godzilla. But this time, the King of the Monsters would walk in glory – or at least he would, if the film itself truly did justice to Godzilla. Director Gareth Edwards has meticulously crafted a film with a grand sense of scale but without a worthy emotional foundation.

(warning: spoilers after the break)

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Wondercon Anaheim – Warner Brothers Panel

Bill Paxton at Wondercon

It’s that time of year and Wondercon came by the Anaheim Convention Center with two big studios having panels in the main Arena on Saturday 4/19/2014.

WB kicked things off with Doug Liman’s Edge of Tomorrow. Bill Paxton took the stage and charmed the audience with entertaining behind the scenes stories and a fair amount of crowd pandering recalling some of his most loved roles from past movies. Between the ‘Game over man!’ and ‘Hail Hydra!’ throwouts, Paxton graciously thanked the audience for their support both for Edge of Tomorrow and throughout his career. An extended trailer showed off a little more of the story, and hinted at more of the overarching story in this Groundhog Day meets Independence Day/Saving Private Ryan Normandy Invasion. On the anniversary of D-Day we will have the option of watching humanity fight for survival against a horde of mimic aliens who have invaded Europe.

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