Cate Blanchett, looking supreme as Hela, the Goddess of Death for Thor: Ragnarok. I can’t adore her more!
Last week (before I met Alex) he said yes again, but he never texted me back… until yesterday. And his message had nothing to do with going to the cinema. So, I gave up.
I just have to accept that he doesn’t want to see me, as I also accepted that Justin doesn’t want to talk to me.
Anyhow, last night Alex and I went to see Ghost In The Shell.
Ghost in the Shell happens in a near-future where cybernetic modification of the human body is commonplace. Johansson’s character, Major, works for government counter-terrorism agency Section 9 and is told her brain was implanted into a powerful robotic body after a near-death experience. A mission to stop a series of high-profile killings leads the Major to painful truths about how she was reborn into her new life.
Like the 1995 animated movie directed by Mamoru Oshii and the Masamune Shirow manga it’s based on, Ghost in the Shell focuses on a crisis of the human soul, hastened by the unchecked use of technology that threatens to make humankind’s default biological housing obsolete.
The original anime film questioned what it meant to be human in a time when consciousness can live outside the body and memories are subject to editing and manipulation.
Although, real fans of the iconic manga are hating this Hollywood adaptation, I actually enjoyed the film.
The beginning was a bit boring, but it got better afterwards.
What I really loved was the beautiful imagery.
I’m a visual creature and I appreciated that.
Warner Bros. has spent the past couple of days warming up the crowd for the big trailer with a series of posters and teasers, and hell if it hasn’t been effective. In true Snyder style, the trailer looks big, bold, and beautiful.
Still not buying this version of Aquaman tbh, but well… Let’s keep the faith.
It’s common knowledge that Harry Potter author J. K. Rowling has a magical way with words, but these internet trolls found out the hard way that her comebacks are just as enchanting.
The British novelist is often vocal about her political views, especially her support for the LGBTQ community and her disdain for Donald Trump. This has attracted some negative attention to her Twitter page, but she instantly summons brutal responses every time because, QUEEN!
What a brilliant lady, sharp as a knife. My hero!
These days, the world feels more like Mordor than the Shire. Thankfully, a few hobbits are still around to bring us some hope.
Monday night, Dominic Monaghan posted a few photos on his Instagram. You may know Monaghan as Charlie from Lost, but he was also Merry in Lord of the Rings. He was hanging out with Billy Boyd (Pippen), Elijah Wood (Frodo), Orlando Bloom (Legolas), and current Oscar nominee Viggo Mortensen (Aragorn), and decided to document it.
That’s right, it was an impromptu reunion of more than half of the Fellowship of the Ring and the timing couldn’t be better.
Last month marked the 15th anniversary of that first film in Peter Jackson’s Lord of the Rings trilogy.
15th? My God, I’m fukin old! Here are the pics:
Fifteen years later, moments like this are a blueprint for why the Lord of the Rings movies are so incredible. All the technical stuff? Yes. The script and direction? Of course. Tolkien’s story? Undoubtedly.
The LOTR trilogy was so truly amazing. I’m still confused at how The Hobbit trilogy was so truly horrible.
Regardless, we need these heroes back!!!
This is a dire situation that needs the attention of Marvel Comics’ greatest Asian American superheroes!
Amadeus Cho (aka The Totally Awesome Hulk) Ms. Marvel, Silk, Shang Chi, Jimmy Woo and Jake Oh have answered the call to action and assembled… at a bone marrow donor registration drive?
That’s the opening scene of Totally Awesome Hulk #15, which is not only totally awesome, but quite possibly the most unapologetic Asian American issue of a comic book that Marvel Comics has ever published.
As you may know, ethnicity matters when searching for a life-saving bone marrow match, and unfortunately, Asian Americans are seriously underrepresented on the National Marrow Donor Registry.
And now you know.
I particularly love this Asian Hulk!
Totally Awesome Hulk #15 is now on shelves at your local comic book store.
The storyline with all the Asian American superheroes, runs through Totally Awesome Hulk #15-18, written by Greg Pak with interior art by Mahmud Asrar and colorist Nolan Woodard, and cover art by Stonehouse.