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Review: Aquaman

aquaman_movie_poster_1_by_jpgThere’s no secret that the DC movies have all been met with some pretty harsh criticism.  I have also voiced my distaste in the past.  However, after seeing Aquaman, my expectations were exceeded.

I went into it with both my kids thinking that it would be bad effects, dialogue and just lacking in story with major plot holes.  Boy was I wrong.

The special effects were fantastic, and while there were a few parts that looked off, the majority of the film was seamless.  The story did a great job of telling the heroes and villains’ pasts and set up not just a great origin tale, but addition to the existing dc universe.  Acting was on par with the entire cast and dialogue (although a bit cheesy in parts) was acceptable.

The addition of humor made this feel like a Marvel movie in many aspects, because it worked.  There were a couple places that felt too over the top as though they tried too hard to get the humor in there.  Then there is one scene where Pittbull’s version of Toto’s Africa song began playing and I became confused as to why they chose this.  It didn’t fit the scene and his cover of the song was horrendous…

Overall I (and my kids) enjoyed the movie, and look forward to more in this universe.  I actually will go so far as saying that it was better than Wonder Woman (which until this point was my favorite DC film), it was better than Antman and the Wasp, and I will dare to say I think it is even better than Black Panther (which is very high on my rewatchability list).

I give it 3 out of 5 sCrypt ratings.  What did you think?  Did you love or hate the movie or find it just alright?  Be sure to comment below.

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Logo contest entries 2-5

A few more entries for our #thinksipwrite logo contest were done by Scott Mojoswork . Which is your favorite? I’m loving the mascot and bottom left.

If interested in entering the contest, Roberta Pipito and I are seeking a new logo for our fourth season. Winner will be chosen on January 16th, so keep those entries coming and we will share. The logo we select will be used for the entire 4th season after the premiere, and credit will be given during each episode with contact info. #contest #artist

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Think, Sip, Write: ep 63 – Season 3 Finale

Roberta and I wrap up the new year of 2018 with a season 3 look back and chat about some events in 2018.  Tune in for details on a contest we are holding as well for any artist or logo designer out there.

What were some of your favorite 2018 moments and what’s on your list for 2019?

Review: Creed II

MV5BMTcxMjUwNjQ5N15BMl5BanBnXkFtZTgwNjk4MzI4NjM@__V1_As a lifelong fan of the Rocky franchise, it was inevitable that I’d see Creed 2.  Throw in the bonus that my wife was in the movie, made it that much more enjoyable for me to watch.

While the first Creed movie did a good job of showing the origin of Michael B Jordan’s character, the second film goes beyond that and firmly sets him into the lead role.  No longer is he overshadowed by Sly Stallone’s Rocky Balboa.  Adonis Creed now stands on his own.  He’s set firmly in place, and in a way that I hope will continue to carry this franchise for years to come.

Creed 2 is almost a direct sequel to Rocky 4 in many ways, and while Dolph Lundgren’s Ivan Drago didn’t have much substance in that prior movie, he’s given much more to work with here.  In fact they humanize him and his son in a way where I could see fans wanting to see more of the pair in a spinoff or return further down the line.

The drama in this film plays nicely with the brutal action, humor, and touching moments.  My only complaint is that I wish there would have been a physical confrontation of some sorts between Ivan Drago and Rocky Balboa, but in a way I’m glad they didn’t.  It would have just taken away from establishing Adonis Creed’s legacy.

I give Creed 2 a score of 4.5 out of 5 sCrypt ratings.  Here’s to hoping for Creed III soon, and maybe even a prequel about Mickey in the early 1900s.

My Article in the DB Post

I was honored to have been asked to write an article for a newspaper in India on how Stan Lee influenced me as a writer.  Check out a direct link to the article in the DB post here: http://epaper.dbpost.com/bhopal/14/18112018/1/

You’ll see my contribution on the right side of the page.  Let me know what you think.  So far the feedback I’ve been getting is that I made some people shed a few tears, but in a good way.

Think, Sip, Write: Ep 62 – Nuff Said

Roberta and I chat about the late Stan Lee in this latest episode of #thinksipwrite. What were your fondest memories of him and what impact did he play if any in your life? Comment below and let us know.

Think, Sip, Write: ep 61 – We Lost One

A brand new episode is up, and we may have lost something along the way.  Comment with your own experiences in this topic of losing your mind, losing items, and anything missing.

Book signing/meet and greet

libraryIf you follow me on my social media pages, you’ll see that all during October, I was doing giveaways of some of my books.  I apologize for the lack of posts because of that.  In better news though, I will be doing a meet and greet at an author expo in Doylestown, Pennsylvania.  If you’re in that area this Saturday, come on out and say hi, maybe grab a book or two and chat about fun reading things.

Hope to see some of you there!

 

 

Think, Sip, Write: ep 59 – Code 3 Records

In this latest episode of #thinksipwrite Roberta and I sit down with Kathy and Dan from Code 3 Records to talk about the music industry, and what their company does to help musicians monetize their songs.