The latest X-Men movie left us with mostly positive impressions. Blending together past and present in a massive ensemble cast was quite the challenge and many felt it would either be incredible or a train-wreck, and it seems they got closer to ‘incredible’ then a mess.
Monthly Archives: May 2014
MediaBrewPub Watches Godzilla (2014)
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.
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)
In 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)
MediaBrewPub Watches The Amazing Spider-Man 2
The Amazing Spider-Man 2 ran the gambit for us, Andrew loved the movie (and would have probably no matter what), but for many of us we were left a little wanting in regards to the film. Read on to get individual breakdowns of the film.
Wondercon Anaheim 2014 – 20th Century Fox Panel
20th Century Fox panel was the 2nd panel of the day and featured Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, The Maze Runner, How to Train Your Dragon 2, The Secret Service, and finally X-Men: Days of Future Past. Yes, all of that with Dawn of the Planet of the Apes getting the majority of the time.
Shoulda Been The Days of Future Past
Wondercon Anaheim – Warner Brothers Panel
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.