In which, an all geek girl cast discusses Disney’s brand new, live action remake of what is arguably their best and most well-loved animated classic, Beauty and the Beast. Tracy, Becky, and Donnelle discuss the adaptation of a cartoon to real life–especially the creation of real costumes that mimic the animation of the original and whether the CGI enhancements worked for this movie, and Becky postulates an interesting question: should this movie (and possibly future remakes) have left the music behind?
Who doesn’t love the mutant filled soap opera that is X-Men? Of course, as with most soaps, the inevitable question of who is best and greatest is bound to pop up. With some many different titles and teams over the years, there are hundreds of different characters to choose from. These are my top 10. I’ll give you a hint, nobody on this list says “Bub” (That means no Wolverine).
Now this is a story, all about how…. no, no, wait. This isn’t that kind of story. This is the story of a quest for my very favorite X-man. I’ve written about my search for Beast before–even written a poem that describes my desire to be him–but toward the end of my last update on the search, I was feeling pretty bummed about my chances to own the perfect Beast statue. Continue reading
Yes, I actually own this book.
As many of my readers who regularly follow the blog know, I really love Marvel’s blue, furry X-man Beast. I’ve written poems about him, and even my local comic book store regularly puts aside issues in which he appears for me to pick up. Seriously, it doesn’t matter what the book is about, I will buy it if Beast is in it. About a year ago I decided that I wanted to find a Beast statue, so I enlisted Andrew to help me look. I had no idea what I was getting us both into.
The first place I looked for Beast was, naturally, New York Comic Con. Conventions are often a great place to get hard to find collectible items. Lots of times comic book store owners will bring comics and collectibles that have been sitting in their stores for a long time, and they are willing to strike a bargain to avoid taking them home again. So I enthusiastically started at one end of the floor and headed toward the other. I have to be honest; I didn’t scour NYCC for a Beast statue. That was my first convention and I was pretty overwhelmed with the shiny things on both sides of me. Besides, how hard could it possibly be to find a statue of one of Marvel’s more popular characters? That was probably a poor choice of rhetorical questions. Continue reading