I’ve had a rental membership to Vidéothèque for a while now. Vidéothèque is a cool video store in South Pasadena. My guy Dave and I meander through the aisle looking for movies, just like the good old days of movie renting. It’s fun to just browse, but most times we do rent DVDs and or VHS. It’s a little game between Dave and I to find movies to watch, he picks out one, shows it to me and more often than naught I say “Seen it”! Well, I can’t lie, cause I’ve seen it!  We aim for new movies, things we haven’t seen and when we pick a re-see we get to check out DVD extras like commentaries and what not. We’ve been renting about 5 movies a time, using their 5 movies for $17.99 deal and we get them for a week. I think I’m working my way up to the 100 rentals for $199.00.

At the start of this year we began our rental adventures on January 2nd! I’ve decided to keep track and share the fun of movie renting here on my blog because that’s what this place is for! Sharing fun things that I’ve enjoyed!

On 1/2/17 at 2:32PM we rented: THE FOG (1980) on BluRay,  WAR REQUIEM (1989) on DVD, RUTHLESS (1948) on BluRay, EAT THE RICH (1987) on DVD and lastly EATING RAOUL (1982) on BluRay.

THE FOG was a re-see for me, Dave had never watched it all the way through. Who doesn’t love a John Carpenter movie? It’s a ghost story that takes place at a little town along the coast on their 100th anniversary. The ghosts of the past roll in on the fog to exact revenge on local residents! Along for the ride there’s DJ Stevie Wayne played by Adrienne Barbeau, local weird guy Tom Atkins who picked up hitch hiker Jamie Lee Curtis. Oh and Jamie’s mom Janet Leigh is the town woman in charge of the 100th anniversary celebrations! It’s a good creepy flick and still makes me jump no matter how many times I’ve seen it!

 

RUTHLESS was a good film discovery! Zachary Scott is Horace Woodruff Vendig, a most wealthy man who’s at the top of his game! He’s made it there by being ruthless and it seems he’s considering repentance as he gathers his spurned acquaintances. Through a series of flashbacks we see how he climbed up with love and support but spurned and hurt those he loved as he saw no other way to become rich and powerful.

 

 

WAR REQUIEM has no dialogue, it’s music from composer Benjamin Britten and tells the World War 1 story of a British soldier who’s trying to survive and fight. We see the toll the war takes on people and it is a most visual operatic movie that also uses old war stock footage. The cast is amazing and features the beautiful Tilda Swinton and a very young Sean Bean. It’s a movie that has to be seen and heard more than described.

 

EAT THE RICH was another discovery, something I never heard of before. And since I knew we were going to be renting EATING RAOUL, it sounded like a good double feature combo. EAT THE RICH is a British black comedy commenting on class struggles, the rich rich and politics. Alex is a waiter at BASTARDS, the very fancy place to be place where only the rich go to nosh. Alex hates his job, hates the people and is soon fired. Left unemployed and homeless he is pushed to rebel against the system when he gets a gun killing employees at the unemployment office. Alex and his fellow homeless friend are on the lamb and ready to fight and die for their new found cause! The other side of the RICH adventures is singer Lemmy as an arms dealer named Spider who’s working with another government agent (spy for Russia), who wants to use Alex’s rebellion to ruin Nosher, the Home Secretary, who is campaigning for Prime Minister. Nosher is beer drinking everyman who uses muscle and attitude, hmmmmm, yup. This ridiculous movie, with music from Motörhead, turned out to be incredibly fun! Oh keep an eye out for a Paul McCartney cameo.

 

EATING RAOUL is a cult classic and it has got Janus Film cred! I love this movie. I saw it as a young movie watcher, thanks to my dad’s good taste in movies. Directed and starring Paul Bartel he is Paul Bland. Paul is married to Mary (Mary Woronov) and they dream of opening their own country kitchen even though they lack the funds, because they’re in debt! Now, this is their dream and there has to be a way to make it come true!?! It is the 80’s! It’s a time for swingers, swingers who want sex and drugs and they happen to have lots of money! When Mary is almost raped by a swinger, and he’s killed by Paul with a frying pan, they steal his money and decide to become involved in the sex trade! The Bland’s are knocking off perverted sex maniacs taking all their money! Who would miss them, right? When Paul and Mary start making a pretty good business they cross paths with locksmith, thief, jack of all trades, hot blooded crazy Chicano Raoul (Robert Beltran). Raoul joins their scheme and helps to get rid of the bodies and evidence. He also falls for Mary and starts to plot on how to knock off Paul. This film is just sexy sleazy fun with cool cameos like Buck Henry, Edie McClurg, John Paragon and Ed Begley Jr. (which I realized watching again, this role is a reason I probably am not a big fan of his, the hippie rapist.) Anyways, EATING RAOUL holds up and is a great fun 80’s black comedy!

Stay tuned for more Rental Rounds up! We’ve already rented 4 more movies! Yup!

Seems like these days everyone could use a good stiff drink and a good movie! I am back with another round of fancy drinks and the movies that featured them. The first few are from movies I saw in 2016 and the last one is the first of 2017!  This time out there’s some familiar beverages making the rounds and I have a couple of movies that had a Champagne Cocktail! Now, grab some old fashioned glasses, ice and shakers and let’s get started! Cheers!

leechwomanTHE LEECH WOMAN (1960) –  Whisky & Vodka over ice 
What does Dr. Paul Talbot, an endocrinologist, do when he’s in a bad marriage? Well he takes his aging alcoholic wife with him on a trip to Africa to be his test subject on a possible fountain of youth! When wife, June Talbot, realizes she’s just another experiment she gets mad! The bright side is she gets back her youth and “ditches” her hubby! The dark side is just what it takes to stay young!  She needs the pineal glands of the recently deceased! (Oh that magic Pineal Gland! What wonders you hold!)

Before June finds her youth she was turning to the bottle for her happiness, just some pure straight Whisky! Here’s to you whisky, guardian of all frustrated wives.”

Whisky! Did you say Whisky?

Whisky! Did you say Whisky?

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“Drinking and my feelings for you are both bad for me. I know that.”

"Just one more to numb me."

“Just one more to numb me.”

Whisky – Get yourself a clean glass, pour in an ounce, maybe two of Whisky and then sip or gulp, depending on mood.

Later in her youthful state June finds a young man to drink Vodka over ice, uh oh there’s no ice, with!

Say fella, be my bartender!

Say fella, be my bartender!

I like you and I like vodka!

I like you and I like vodka!

Vodka over ice – Get a glass, a few cubes of ice (optional) and pour in two ounces of Vodka. Cheers you minx!

 

bettewilliamSATAN MET A LADY (1936) – Whisky and Soda Sherry
This movie is the second adaptation of THE MALTESE FALCON, and it stars Bette Davis and Warren William. Warren is detective Ted Shane who has been wrangled into finding an old jeweled horn! This is a fun take on the story before old Bogie took the reigns.

After Shane’s apartment has been turned upside down the man who did it came back for some witty banter and a libation. Shane’s drink of choice is the Whisky and Soda while the gentleman prefers a nice Sherry!

Let's be friends!

Let’s be friends! It’s only business! Come on!

Whisky and Soda – 1 part Scotch and 2 parts soda. Take a chilled glass filled with ice and pour in 1/2 oz of whisky and 1 oz of soda water. (Shane didn’t use ice, his apartment and liquor cabinet was a mess!) 

Sherry – a Spanish wine made of white grapes. It should be served in a Sherry glass, either as an Aperitif or after dinner dessert wine. Shane’s enemy really does enjoy a good Sherry after he messes a place up.

 

falldownallALL FALL DOWN (1962) – Champagne Cocktail
The Willart family is a bit unusual. Clinton Willart (played by Brandon De Wilde, to best known to me as the little kid in Shane!) is the youngest of two boys in the household. He thinks his older brother Berry-Berry (Warren Betty) is the best guy around! Berry-Berry hasn’t been home in a while and Clinton gets him to make a big return to please his quirky parents Annabell and Ralph (Angela Lansbury and Karl Mulden). Annabell loves her eldest and is so devoted to him, which is one reason Berry-Berry ran away. To make the web more tangled Echo (Eva Marie Saint) a family friend come around for a visit!

lured-1LURED (1947) Champagne Cocktail
London is plagued with a serial killer who has been finding his victims through personal columns. Lucille Ball is Sandy Carpenter who’s friend was a recent victim. Sandy is recruited by the police to help them find the killer by replying to different personal ads. Alain Napier is one of the detectives! George Sanders is Robert Fleming the dashing debonaire gentleman and Boris Karloff has a fun cameo!

Can I trust you? Are you a murderous man?

Can I trust you? Are you a murderous man?

Champagne Cocktail – The simplest version of this cocktail includes Champagne, Angostura bitters, a sugar cube, and garnish of an orange or lemon slice in a champagne flute.

Take the sugar cube and add a 2 to 3 dashes of bitters and drop it into the champagne flute. Slowly pour in your champagne of choice and garnish with a citrus slice.

ruthlessmovieRUTHLESS (1948) – Old FashionedMartini
My first film discovery of 2017! RUTHLESS stars Zachary Scott as Horace Woodruff Vendig, who is one of the richest men out there!

Horace throws a big party as a peace offering that includes a major Peace donation to his country (Tax breaks!) and he hopes to make amends with acquaintances from his past. Vic (Louis Hayward) who has known Horace since they were kids is atop the list, but Vic still holds quite a grudge! When Vic shows up with Mallory (Diana Lynn) his gal pal of the last 5 years Horace is struck by the fact that Mallory looks just like Martha; his one true love. This begins the flashbacks to reveal Horace’s true nature of ruthlessness. (Look for a fun cameo from Raymond Burr!)

As Horace’s past pals gather at the party they drink to ease the pain; “You came for a drink and found a memory.”

Thanks to RUTHLESS I get to finally add Old Fashioned to my list!
Old Fashioned  The Old Fashion glass was named after this drink! So grab the glass, a sugar cube or 1/2 teaspoon of sugar, Angostura bitters, club soda (or water), bourbon (or rye) and ice cubes.
Put the sugar in the glass and add 3 dashes of bitters with a splash of club soda. Crush up/dissolve the sugar. Swirl it around to line the glass. Add a big cube of ice and pour in 2 oz of bourbon (or rye).

Martini – It is one part Dry Vermouth and six parts Gin: Pour 1/2 oz of Dry Vermouth and 3 oz of Gin, into a mixing glass filled with ice cubes. Stir well and then strain it into a chilled martini glass, now you can garnish with an olive or some oil from a lemon peel.

Good Movies! Good Drinks! Cheers! Make a drink, watch a movie or watch a movie with some nice drinks. I’m going to be on the look out for more fancy beverages! I really need a day to make these beverage and get a bit tipsy! Just stay safe no matter what, and DON’T drink and drive!!! EVER!
Just watch movies and be happy! Yup!

Thanks Meghan for this awesome pic!!

Let’s Party Like DARKMAN!!

Movies! Movies! Movies! The year flew by! Crazy things happened! I didn’t get to watch as many movies as I have before. WHATEVER! I watched movies, dang it!!!! I DID!!!! Because; watching movies is a Happy Place

As I always say, a fun part about watching movies is sharing those movies! And so, here I am to share my list of movies that I have seen throughout 2016! OY 2016!!!!!

New Movies and Re-Sees! Yup, I saw some new movie releases but actually more old movies. I just go where my movie whims take me! Yup!

NEW MOVIES: 

    1. HOT PURSUIT (2015) | 01/01/16 | DVD
    2. WE ARE STILL HERE (2015) | 1/2/15 | Blu-Ray 
    3. BENEATH PLANET OF THE APES (1979) | 1/3/16 | HBO GO
    4. ESCAPE FROM THE PLANET OF THE APES (1971) | 1/3/16 | HBO GO 
    5. CONQUEST OF THE PLANET OF THE APES (1972) | 1/3/16 | HBO GO

      The Apes Said NO!!!!!

      The Apes Said NO!!!!!

    6. THE HATEFUL EIGHT (2015) | 1/4/16 | New Beverly
    7. BATTLE FOR THE PLANET OF THE APES (1973) | 1/5/16 | HBO GO
    8. REHEARSAL FOR MURDER (1982) | 1/6/16 | Amazon Instant 
    9. KING CREOLE (1958) | 1/8/16 | YouTube Paramount Vault

      Elvis!! Matthau is scary mean! Carolyn Jones the bad girl beauty!

      Uh oh Elvis! Matthau is mean!

    10. INVASION OF THE SAUCER MEN (1957) | 1/8/16 | YouTube Paramount Vault 
    11. SATAN’S SATELLITES (1958) | 1/9/16 | YouTube Paramount Vault (from a 1952 serial)
    12. THE MAN WHO WASN’T THERE (1983) | 1/9/16 | YouTube Paramount Vault
    13. HEROES OF THE EAST (1978) | 1/10/16 | Netflix

      Fights, Fights and more Fights!

      Fights, Fights and Fights!

    14. BLACK COAL, THIN ICE (2014) | 1/10/16 | Netflix
    15. HONEYMOON (2014) | 1/11/16 | Netflix
    16. WARLOCK 2: ARMAGEDDON (1993) | 1/14/16 | YouTube
    17. THE FIVE VENOMS (1978) | 1/17/16 | Netflix
    18. THE SNOW WHITE MURDER CASE (2015) | 1/17/16 | Reel Grit
    19. TIME TABLE (1956) | 1/23/16 | YouTube Paramount Vault
    20. THE COLOSSUS OF NEW YORK (1958) | 1/23/16 | YouTube Paramount Vault

      Look Out New York!

      Look Out New York!

    21. DOUBLE EXPOSURE (1944) | 1/23/16 | YouTube Paramount Vault
    22. HIGH NOON PART II: THE RETURN OF WILL KANE (1980) | 1/27/16 | Encore Western/Cable 
    23. THE VAMPIRE’S COFFIN (EL ATADÚD DEL VAMPIRO) (1958) | 1/30/16 | Netflix 
    24. MAN IN THE VAULT (1965) | 1/31/16 | YouTube Paramount Vault 
    25. LEGEND OF DRUNKEN MASTER (1994) | 2/4/16 | NoHo 7 
    26. X THE UNKNOWN (1956) | 2/6/16 | YouTube 
    27. THE SPACE CHILDREN (1958) | YouTube Paramount Vault 
    28. DAYS OF WINE & ROSES (1962) | 2/7/16 | TCM

      They were so happy!

      They were so happy!

    29. THE WITCH (2015) | 2/10/16 | Screening Room Beverly Hills 
    30. NIGHT WORLD (1932) | 2/13/16 | YouTube
    31. DEADPOOL (2016) | 2/14/16 | LA LIVE Regal
    32. ZOOLANDER 2 (2016) | 2/14/16 | CITYWALK AMC
    33. THE VOICES (2014) 2/14/16 | Amazon Instant 
    34. AGAINST A CROOKED SKY (1975) | 2/16/16 | Amazon Instant 
    35. CIRCUS (2000) | 2/18/16 | HBO GO 
    36. 11:14 (2005) | 2/19/16 | HBO GO 
    37. HOT LEAD & COLD FEET (1978) | 2/20/16 | New Beverly
    38. THE BUSY BODY (1967) | 2/25/16 | YouTube Paramount Vault

      William Castle! Mix Up!

      William Castle! Mix Up!

    39. A LIFE AT STAKE (1954) | 2/26/16 | YouTube
    40. ANABELL (2014) | 2/28/16 | HBO GO 
    41. HELLIONS (2015) | 3/1/16 | Netflix 
    42. THE PHANTOM SPEAKS (1945) | 3/6/16
    43. TROUBLE IN THE GLEN (1954) | 3/12/16 | Amazon Instant
    44. PUCKOON (2003) | 3/12/16 | Amazon Instant 
    45. 10 CLOVERFIELD LANE (2016) | 3/12/16 | Tiki Drive-In 
    46. TRIPLE 9 (2016) | 3/12/16 | Tiki Drive-In 
    47. AVENGING EAGLE (1978) | 3/13/16 | Netflix 
    48. THE INSPECTORS WEARS SKIRTS / TOP SQUAD (1988) | 3/13/16 | YouTube 
    49. PALOOKA (1934) | 3/13/16 | YouTube 
    50. MILLION DOLLAR PURSUIT (1951) | 3/13/16 | YouTube 
    51. ESCAPE BY NIGHT (1937) | 3/16/16 | YouTube 
    52. PEE WEE’S BIG HOLIDAY (2016) | 3/18/16
    53. ME, EARL AND THE DYING GIRL (2015) | 3/24/16 | HBO GO 
    54. THE MERMAID (2016) | 3/29/16 | AMC Monterey Park 
    55. HELLO MY NAME IS DORIS (2016) | 3/29/16 | AMC Burbank 8

      She's SOOOOO Cute!

      She’s SOOOOO Cute!

    56. CREED (2015) | 4/5/16 | On Demand 
    57. BRIDE OF VENGEANCE (1949) | 4/9/16 | YouTube 
    58. HARDCORE HENRY (2016) | 4/14/16 | Vista 
    59. SECRET OF THE INCAS (1954) | 4/23/16 | YouTube

      heston drink

      Heston, you’re a punk!

    60. COMPADRES (2016) | 4/24/16 | Regal Alhambra 
    61. THE NICE GUYS (2016) | 5/8/16 | Reel Grit 
    62. CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR (2016) | 5/13/16 | Regal Alhambra 
    63. AVA’S POSSESSION (2015) | 5/17/16 | Netflix 
    64. ZOOMBIES (2016) | 5/17/16 | Netflix 
    65. THAT GAL…WHO WAS IN THAT THING: THAT GUY 2 (2015) | 5/18/16 | Netflix 
    66. THE HALLOW (2015) | 5/18/16 | Netflix 
    67. THREE IN THE ATTIC (1968) | 5/20/16 | TCM
    68. CALL NORTHSIDE 777 (1948) | 5/23/16 | Netflix
    69. HUSH (2016) | 5/2916 | Rosemead High School 24 Hr. Marathon 
    70. RED SUN (1971) | 5/29/16 | Reel Grit / AFI

      red-sun

      Western Cool!

    71. PAIN & GAIN (2013) | 5/30/16 | DVD
    72. FRANK (2014) | 6/2/16 | Netflix
    73. THE WAILING (2016) | 6/4/16 | AMC Atlantic Times Square 14 
    74. HOUSE OF HORRORS (1946) 6/5/16 | Svengoolie/DVR
    75. BEYOND THE GATES (2015) | 6/6/16 | LA Film Festival/Culver City Arclight

      Bewared the Game!

      Bewared the Game!

    76. NEON DEMON (2016) | 6/12/16 | Los Feliz 3 (Reel Grit)
    77. PILLOW OF DEATH (1945) | 6/13/16 | Svengoolie / Me TV 
    78. THE LEECH WOMAN (1960) 6/18/16 | Svengoolie / Me TV 
    79. THE SNIPER (1952) | 6/19/16 | TCM/DVR 
    80. INDEPENDENCE DAY: RESURGENCE (2016) | 6/23/16 | Edwards Alhambra

      Yes I liked it!

      Yes I liked it!

    81. BLOODY BIRTHDAY (1981) | 6/30/16 | TCM (DVR)
    82. THE LEGEND OF TARZAN (2016) | 7/3/16 | AMC Atlantic Times Square 14 (MP)

      Yup!

      Yup!

    83. STUNTS (1978) | 7/10/16 | TCM (DVR)

      The Hell With Dialogue, Let's Wreck Something!

      The Hell With Dialogue, Let’s Wreck Something!

    84. MIDNIGHT SPECIAL (2016) | 7/12/16 | DVD
    85. CULT OF THE COBRA (1955) | 7/16/16 | Svengoolie
    86. CELL (2016) | 7/17/16 | Cable Rental
    87. GHOSTBUSTERS (2016) | 7/19/16 | Edwards Alhambra 
    88. THE KILLING JOKE (2016) | 7/22/16 | Comic-Con Ballroom 20
    89. STAR TREK: BEYOND (2016) | 7/26/16 | NOHO 7 
    90. TRAIN TO BUSAN (2016) | 7/28/16 | CGV 
    91. SATAN MET A LADY (1936) | 8/4/16 | DVD
    92. THE MALTESE FALCON (1931) | 8/4/16 | DVD 
    93. THUNDERBOLT (1929) | 8/4/16 | TCM 
    94. ALL FALL DOWN (1962) | 8/5/16 | TCM
    95. CURUCU, BEAST OF THE AMAZON (1956) | 8/7/16 | Svengoolie
    96. JASON BOURNE (2016) | 8/9/16 | Alhambra Edwards 14
    97. MI-5 (2015) | 8/10/16 | HBO GO 
    98. THUNDER & LIGHTNING (1977) | 8/14/16 | YouTube

      Moonshine, Gator Preachers, Highjinks!

      Gator Preachers!!!!!!!!!!!

    99. EYE OF THE STRANGER (1981) | 8/14/15 | YouTube
    100. ONE BY ONE aka MAJORETTES (1987) | 8/15/16 | YouTube
    101. SUICIDE SQUAD (2016) | 8/23/16 | Alhambra Edwards 14
    102. REALITY (2015) | 8/25/16 | DVD
    103. RANCHO DELUXE (1974) | 8/25/16 | DVD
    104. LURED (1947) | 8/26/16 | TCM DV-R
    105. MIKE YOKOHAMA: THE FOREST WITH NO NAME (2002) | 8/30/16 | DVD
    106. VIRTUAL ASSASSINS aka CYBERJACK (1995) | 9/1/16 | STARZ App
    107. JANE GOT A GUN (2016) | 9/2/16 | Netflix
    108. THE FOREST (2016) | 9/6/16 | HBO Go
    109. MAN FROM RIO (1964) | 9/11/16 | Reel Grit
    110. MAGNIFICENT SEVEN (2016) | 9/22/16 | Edwards Alhambra

      Western Fun!

      Western Fun!

    111. GHOST TEAM (2016) | 9/29/16 | Stream

      Ghost Beware!

      Ghost Beware!

    112. MAN MADE MONSTER (1941) | 10/1/16 | Svengoolie
    113. THE FALLING (2014) | 10/1/16 | Netflix
    114. THE KINDRED (1987) | 10/4/16 | VHS
    115. RETURN OF DRACULA (1958) | 10/5/16 | YouTube
    116. ZOOTOPIA (2016) | 10/6/16 | Netflix
    117. ISLAND OF TERROR (1966) | 10/8/16 | Svengoolie
    118. DEAR HEART (1964) | 10/8/16 | TCM 
    119. THE FROZEN GHOST (1945) | 10/14/16 | Svengoolie
    120. BELOW THE SEA (1933) | 10/14/16 | TCM / DV-R
    121. MASTERMINDS (1949) | 10/15/16 | TCM

      Eat Candy!

      Eat Candy!

    122. HILLBILLYS IN A HAUNTED HOUSE (1967) | 10/15/16 | TCM / DV-R
    123. THE BOOGIE MAN WILL GET YOU (1942) | 10/21/15 | YouTube

      Who has a CAT in his coat pocket?

      Who has a CAT in his coat pocket?

    124. RETURN OF THE CREATURE (1955) | 10/23/16 | Svengoolie
    125. JACK REACHER NEVER GO BACK (2016) | 10/25/16 | Alhambra Edwards
    126. MACABRE (1958) | 10/27/16 | TCM / DV-R
    127. LONDON HAS FALLEN (2016) | 11/1/16 | Netflix
    128. PRIDE AND PREJUDICE ZOMBIES | 11/2/16 | Starz
    129. TAMPOPO (1985) | 11/4/16 | Pasadena Lammle 
    130. SO DARK THE NIGHT (1946) | 11/6/16 | YouTube
    131. CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE (2016) | 11/10/16 | DVD
    132. SING STREET (2016) | 11/11/16 | Netflix
    133. ARRIVAL (2016) | 11/13/16 | Edwards Alhambra
    134. TERROR BENEATH THE SEA (1966) | 11/14/16 | YouTube
    135. WONDER WOMEN (1973) | 11/15/16 | New Beverly
    136. WALKING THE EDGE (1983) | 11/15/16 | New Beverly

      REVENGE!

      REVENGE!

    137. FANTASTIC BEAST & WHERE TO FIND THEM (2016) | 11/18/16 | Vista
      (Watching this with my nieces was a blast! Potter fans they are made it a great time!)
    138. HUNTED (1952) | 11/19/16 | YouTube
    139. NICE GIRL? (1941) | 11/26/16 | TCM DV-R
    140. ONCE A THIEF (1965) | 11/28/16 | DVD
    141. BITE THE BULLET (1975) | DVD 
    142. EXILED (2006) | 12/4/16 | DVD
    143. ONE THRILLING NIGHT (1942) | 12/4/16 | Amazon Instant
    144. THERE’S A NOOSE WAITING FOR YOU…TRINITY (1972) | 12/4/16 | Amazon Instant
    145. THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST (2002) | 12/15/16 | Amazon Instant
    146. BRIDES OF DRACULA (1960) | 12/18/16 | Svengoolie
    147. ROGUE ONE (2016) | 12/16/16 | LA LIVE Regal
    148. KEANU (20160 | 12/28/16 | Cable
    149. LOVE ACTUALLY (2003) | 12/31/16 | Netflix
      (Yes I just watched LOVE ACTUALLY for the first time, I had only watched it from the middle on on TV and so I now finally watched it from beginning to end to say goodbye to 2016!)

      LIAM!!!!!!!!! Liam Neeson! My hero!

      LIAM!!!!!!!!! Liam Neeson! My hero! Yup!

Random notes (cool quotes) I wrote down from some of the movie I watched:

THE MAN WHO WASN’T THERE (1983) – “rooted like a tree.”

THE FIVE VENOMS (1978) – Fighting Styles of the Centipede, Lizard, Snake, Toad and Scorpion

TIME TABLES (1956) – Voice of Fred Flintstone in film! “There is no such thing as a perfect crime, just a lucky one.” “I was willing to give you my whole life, what’s a few hours?” “There’s few secrets in Tijuana.” “Every case is an ulcer.

DOUBLE EXPOSURE (1944) – GLUB, You have to have GLUB. G.L.U.B. = GO GETTER, LUCKY, UP AND AT ‘EM, BUNCO ARTIST AT HEART

Loan me a boy scout and a couple of sticks.” (Says the woman waiting for a smoke from guy not paying attention to her.)

DAYS OF WINE & ROSES (1962) – “Anything worth having is worth suffering for.”

LIFE AT STAKE (1954) – “[Champagne]…is for good things.” They toast “Here’s to fun and love.

PUCKOON (2003) – “I don’t mind dying, I just don’t want to be there at the time.

PALOOKA (1934) – “I was pretty bad dice, I don’t blame you for shaking me.

THREE IN THE ATTIC (1968) – “Balancing three chicks between Bonanza.

CAST A DEADLY SPELL (1991) – “Everything’s cream for me these days.”

LEECH WOMAN (1960) – “Drink whisky, here’s to you whisky, guardian of all frustrated wives.”

THE MALTESE FALCON (1931)  – “What’s on your mind, besides your hat?

HILLBILLYS IN A HAUNTED HOUSE (1967) – M.O.T.H.E.R. = MASTER ORGANIZATION TO HALT ENEMY RESISTANCE

ONE THRILLING NIGHT (1942) – “He never lies, he was born on Washington’s Birthday.

MY TOP MOVIES OF 2016: (In no order whatsoever!)
THE MERMAID
HELLO…MY NAME IS DORIS
DEADPOOL
THE WAILING
NEON DEMON
LEGEND OF TARZAN
TRAIN TO BUSAN
MAGNIFICENT SEVENT
THE WITCH
ARRIVAL
MIDNIGHT SPECIAL
ROGUE ONE
NICE GUYS
PEE WEE’S BIG HOLIDAY (When you watch a movie with your sister and laugh together! How can it not be a favorite?!)

Go, Pee Wee Go!

Go, Pee Wee Go! Enjoy that Holiday!

My Favorite discoveries of 2016:
HEROES OF THE EAST – Kung Fu and Martial Arts! Who’s style is the best?
THE VAMPIRE’S COFFIN – A Mexican horror movie! Practice your Spanish and follow the vampire who’s stalking the streets for a neck to bite!

El Vampiro!

El Vampiro!

MAN IN THE VAULT – A guy always wants a big score to be somebody…a locksmith is forced to steal some money, but gets a guilty conscience.

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Will the Locksmith take the fall?

LURED – Lucille Ball is beautiful! She helps police find a serial killer.
MIKE YOKOHAMA: THE FOREST WITH NO NAME – Detectives are cool! Detectives can get most philosophical.
DEAR HEART – Never too late to find the love of your life! Don’t make any assumptions and let your heart go where it takes you!
TIME TABLE – A train heist time perfectly, what could go wrong? Who was it that planned the perfect plan? It’s a noir, you can’t get away with it!
HOT LEAD, COLD FEET – A kiddie western caper! Twins, one good and one bad, a race through the old west, Don Knotts comic relief!
MASTERMINDS – Eating sugar causes toothaches which can give one the power to see the future! Beware, there are evil scientists out there looking for chumps with a brain that can be used in the body of a made “Super-Man” to create an army to take over the world!

 

Finally Saw it! WOOT!!!!! Loved it!!!!!!!
DAYS OF WINE AND ROSES (1962)
TAMPOPO (1985)
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Now this is the Re-See Round up! Watching things I’ve already seen and they’re so good I can watch them again and again…or I’m re-watching to make sure they’re still good!! 😉 I re-watched THE PHANTOM twice so that both of my nieces could experience the my favorite purple super hero! Oh, and the second time I watched THE WITCH I liked it even more so that helped get it to my favorites of 2016 list (just a by the way).

RE-SEE MOVIES:

  1. PLANET OF THE APES (1970) | 1/3/16 | HBO GO
  2. VOLUNTEERS (1985) | 1/5/16 | HBO GO
  3. THE NET (1995) | 2/11/16 | DVD
  4. THE TENACIOUS D: THE PICK OF DESTINY (2006) | 2/19/16 | HBO GO
  5. THE WITCH (2016) | 2/23/16 | SUNDANCE
  6. GALAXY QUEST (1999) | 2/26/16 | Netflix
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  7. WHAT WE DO IN SHADOWS (2014) | 2/28/16 | HBO GO
  8. THE LAST DRAGON (1985) | 3/2/16 | DVD
  9. PIRANHA (1978) | 3/10/16 | DVD
  10. CABIN IN THE WOODS (2012) | 3/14/16 | DVD
  11. BLACK ANGEL (1946) | 3/22/16 | YouTube
  12. THE GIFT (2001) | 3/27/16 | FLIX
  13. EXCALIBUR (1981) | 3/29/16 | On Demand
  14. GREASE 2 (1982) | 4/14/16 | Netflix
  15. CLUE (1985) | 5/1/16 | DVD (outside)
  16. ROMANCING THE STONE (1984) | 5/1/16 | DVD (outside)
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  17. LETHAL WEAPON (1987) | 5/8/16 | 35mm Reel Grit
  18. THE LAST BOY SCOUT (1991) | 5/8/16 | 35mm Reel Grit
  19. KISS KISS BANG BANG (20050 | 5/8/16 | 35mm Reel Grit
  20. WILD IN THE STREETS (1968) | 5/19/16 | TCM
  21. HUDSON HAWK (1991) | 5/24/16 | STARZ
  22. THE HATEFUL 8 (2016) | 5/2816 | Rosemead High School 24 Hr. Marathon
  23. SULLIVAN’S TRAVELS (1941/1942) | 5/2816 | Rosemead High School 24 Hr. Marathon
  24. BAD NEWS BEARS (1976) | 5/2816 | Rosemead High School 24 Hr. Marathon
  25. UMBRELLAS OF CHERBOURG (1964) | 5/2816 | Rosemead High School 24 Hr. Marathon
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  26. ABBOTT AND COSTELLO MEET FRANKENSTEIN (1948) | 5/2816 | Rosemead High School 24 Hr. Marathon
  27. THERE’S SOMETHING ABOUT MARY (1998) | 5/2816 | Rosemead High School 24 Hr. Marathon
  28. EVIL DEAD 2 (1987) | 5/29/16 | Rosemead High School 24 Hr. Marathon
  29. SUPERBAD (2007) | 5/29/16 | Rosemead High School 24 Hr. Marathon
  30. SMOKEY AND THE BANDIT (1977) | 5/29/16 | Rosemead High School 24 Hr. Marathon
  31. THE MATRIX (1999) | 5/29/16 | Rosemead High School 24 Hr. Marathon
  32. CAST A DEADLY SPELL (1991) | 6/3/16 | Amazon Instant
  33. SHE-WOLF OF LONDON (1946) | 6/5/17 | Sevengoolie/DVR
  34. THE PHANTOM (1996) | 6/11/16 | Netflix

    Milk does the PHANTOM good.

    Milk does the PHANTOM good.

  35. DRIVE (2011) | 6/12/16 | Los Feliz 3 (Reel Grit)
  36. ID4 (1996) | 6/16/16 | DVD
  37. DREAMSCAPE (1984) | 6/16/16 | DVR
  38. HUDSON HAWK (1991) | 6/17/16 | DVR
  39. MAD MAX: FURY ROAD (2015) | 07/05/16 | CABLE
  40. WILD BUNCH (1969) | 7/6/16 | TCM
  41. GREYSTOKE: THE LEGEND OF TARZAN, LORD OF THE APES (1984) | 7/9/16 | Google Play
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  42. GHOSTBUSTERS (1984) | 7/27/16 | Cable Rental
  43. WILLOW (1988) | 7/31/16 | DVD
  44. NIGHT MONSTER (1942) | 8/14/16 | Svengoolie
  45. DELIRIOUS (1991) | 8/14/16 | YouTube
  46. LUCY (2014) | 8/16/16 | Cable
  47. GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY (2014) | 8/21/16 | DVR
  48. NIGHT OF THE CREEPS (1986) | 8/22/16 | DVD
  49. HACKERS (1993) | 8/30/16 | Cable
  50. FINAL DESTINATION (2006) | 9/2/16 | Netflix
  51. THE PHANTOM (1996) | 9/4/16 | Netflix
  52. HEAVY METAL (1981) | 10/2/16 | DVD
  53. LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS (1960) | 10/14/16 | TCM
  54. MURDER BY CONTRACT (1958) | 10/24/16 | YouTube
  55. THE ‘BURBS (1989) | 10/26/16 | Netflix
  56. THE APPLE (1980) | 11/21/16 | DVD
  57. GHOSTBUSTERS (2016) | 11/26/16 | DVD
  58. TIME BANDITS (1981) | 12/4/16 | FilmStruck
  59. ZERO EFFECT (1998) | 12/20/16 | DVR
  60. JACK FROST (1996) | 12/21/16 | Egyptian (Cinematic Void) 35MM screening
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  61. BATMAN: THE MOVIE (1960) | 12/31/16 | Netflix

I have to add that seeing JACK FROST (1996) on a big screen in 35MM was a fantastic finale to movie screenings of the year. (Thanks again Cinematic Void!) I watched JACK FROST a ton during my college days with my college pals. I never thought I’d see that straight to video movie get a theatrical screening and so it goes to show that some dreams do come true! The Q&A was a good time too! JACK FROST, the killer snowman movie, rules!

And that my movie friends is my movie round up for 2016! A fun bunch of movies that I enjoyed watching and watching some again! My happy time highlights of 2016 was watching 149 new movies and 61 re-sees! 210 movies, WOOT! WOOT! Oh and anything that is BOLD in the new movies lists were movies I gave a 5 rating to, meaning my favorite movie on a scale of 1-5!!

Let’s all keep watching movies! Movies that make us Happy! Movies that we want to see! And then share what’s good with other and then keep on watching more and more! Yup! Yup!

You’ll find me watching movies in 2017, yup. Stay Happy movie watchers! That’s my plan! Yup!

cat fangirlI know things aren’t easy out there right now. A lot of people are scared and frustrated and dwelling in the fear and frustration.

It seems like a dark cloud looms, I’m seeing my pessimistic friends be even more so, and a lot of complaining is going around. That doesn’t change things, actions and attitudes change things. We have to speak up, show we’re serious. I don’t want to think that violence will be the next step. I’m not someone who wants violence. I don’t want to see people I love get hurt. I don’t want to see any person get hurt!

I am a generally happy person, I love sharing a smile and seeing others be happy. It feels like it’s going to be harder to smile, to be happy. But that’s why we, I, have to try even harder.

We all should be able to have good and happy lives!

It’s time for Happiness, to do what you love, to share what you love and put out what you want to see. It’s not easy and again just saying and typing this seems naive. But, I’m not going to be silent about what’s going on, and I feel we have to show it with our passions, put our passion into the fight.

Be good to others, help people who are hurt, and remind others we can get through it together, working together, sharing together and standing up together.

No Retreat, No Surrender! Be happy! Be good! Be Excellent! Together we can move forward and not take steps back.

on-the-road-to-conComikazie, now known as Stan Lee’s Los Angeles Comic Con, was just last weekend. Yup, one week ago! Zooom!

I hadn’t been able to attend last year, but this year I had a free Sunday and my niece Celia was able to come along too with me and my dad! As a trio, we three eagerly made our way through traffic, to the Los Angeles Convention center! Yup! VROOM VROOM down the 110 freeway! (Yeah it was not VROOM VROOM, but slow slow!)

We got inside just about 11AM and began our big adventure to walk up and down all the aisles, browsing all there was to see and buying things that said “buy me!” The floor was pretty busy for a Sunday! Lots of people all happy and having fun! It was packed but never overwhelming to get through the crowd.

WE MADE IT!!

WE MADE IT!!

 

WHICH WAY SHOULD WE GO????

                  WHICH WAY SHOULD WE GO????

 

BADGES, WE HAVE BADGES! (oldie but goodie!)

BADGES, WE HAVE BADGES! (oldie but goodie!)

One of my favorite things about conventions is the cosplay! There’s lots of cosplay too at this convention! I loved it! I’m like “OOOH! LOOK AT THAT!” I am giddy seeing the detail people put into their outfits!! I do ask cosplayers if I may take their pictures first and remember it’s the polite thing to do! (Manners, people!)

One of the first and best cosplay we saw was a couple dressed as Hawkgirl and Hawkman! Their wings were fully retractable and flapped! It was amazing!

Their Wings Move!!

             Their Wings Move!!

 

STRANGER THINGS was super popular too!!

Blurry But Still AMAZING! Winona Forever!

Blurry But Still AMAZING! Winona Forever!

WHAT IS COMING OUT OF HER CHEST?

WHAT IS COMING OUT OF HER CHEST?

And now just a one more favorite!

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SAMURAI JACK!!!! JACK IS BACK!

Besides the cosplay there’s so much to see, so many talented artists sharing their work! Toys that I dream of having, Comic Books I need for my collection. Buttons, Pins, bows, wallets, handmade goods! I just LOVE going to conventions! Yup!

PLUSH! SUPER PLUSH!

PLUSH! SUPER PLUSH!

THE LOVE BUG!

THE LOVE BUG! HERBIE!!!

SUPERNATURAL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

SUPERNATURAL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

UH OH!!!!!!!!!!!

UH OH!!!!!!!!!!!

My dad had our comic book need list, though a much more condensed version than what we usually venture out with, so near the end when we found the 50 cent comic book bins we didn’t go as crazy as we could have! Celia was awesome and helped me dig through the boxes! We filled in some good comic book gaps!

WALL-E!

WALL-E!

BB-8

BB-8

SUPERNATURAL boys!

SUPERNATURAL boys!

We walked and walked all morning and into the afternoon! Celia got some cool stuff, and a few gifts for her siblings! I scored a new bow, my dad and I got comic books! It was a success!

BYE CON!

BYE CON!

TILL NEXT YEAR!! YUP!

TILL NEXT YEAR!! YUP!

CONVENTION GOODIES!!!!!

CONVENTION GOODIES!!!!!

Yup, I had fun at Stan Lee’s Los Angeles Comic Con, whew, that’s a lot to say! (type!) Celia had fun and so did my dad! We delighted in our nerdom and are looking forward to doing so again real soon! It’s nice to share my geeky ways with my family! You got to pass on the things you love and that’s what going to Conventions is about! Wearing your fandom on your sleeve! YUP!

So, I didn’t watch a horror movie a day during October..but I did watch SOME movies! That’s just life, being life and movies getting watched when I can watch them! Yup!

NEW MOVIES: 

  • THE  KINDRED (1987) | 10/4/16 | VHS 
  • RETURN OF DRACULA (1958) | 10/5/16 | YouTube
  • ZOOTOPIA (2016) | 10/6/16 | Netflix 
  • ISLAND OF TERROR (1966) | 10/8/16 | Svengoolie 
  • DEAR HEART (1964) | 10/8/16 | TCM 
A Love Story! Let's All Go To A Postmasters Convention!

Let’s All Go To A Postmasters Convention!

  • THE FROZEN GHOST (1945) | 10/14/16 | Svengoolie 
  • BELOW THE SEA (1933) | 10/14/16 | TCM / DV-R 
  • MASTERMINDS (1949) | 10/15/16 | TCM 
Eat Candy! See The Future! Beware of Mad Scientists!

Eat Candy! Get a Toothache! See The Future! Beware of Mad Scientists!

  • HILLBILLYS IN A HAUNTED HOUSE (1967) | 10/15/16 | TCM / DV-R 
  • THE BOOGIE MAN WILL GET YOU (1942) | 10/21/15 | YouTube
Peter Lorre carries a CAT in his coat pocket!!!!

Peter Lorre carries a CAT in his coat pocket!!!!

  • RETURN OF THE CREATURE (1955) | 10/23/16 | Svengoolie 
  • JACK REACHER NEVER GO BACK (2016) | 10/25/16 | Alhambra Edwards
JACK IS BACK! Yup!

JACK IS BACK! Yup!

  • MACABRE (1958) | 10/27/16 | TCM / DV-R 
  • LONDON HAS FALLEN (2016) | 11/1/16 | Netflix 
  • PRIDE AND PREJUDICE ZOMBIES | 11/2/16 | Starz 

RE-SEE MOVIES: 

  • HEAVY METAL (1981) | 10/2/16 | DVD
  • LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS (1960) | 10/14/16 | TCM
Little Shop! No Music! Just a hungry plant!

Little Shop! No Music! Just a hungry plant! FEED ME!

  • MURDER BY CONTRACT (1958) | 10/24/16 | YouTube
  • THE ‘BURBS (1989) | 10/26/16 | Netflix

I am now at 128 new movies and 55 re-see movies. Slow and steady, but ever watching!

My highlight of the month was just finding DEAR HEART on TCM and watching it! It had been a while since I caught a movie at it’s start to watch to the end.

DEAR HEART; Geraldine Page, a postmaster at a Postmasters’ convention, in a big city. She wants to feel special and have a good time! She’s longing for love, but won’t just settle for a convention affair. Glenn Ford, he’s a traveling salesman, ready to settle down, but has he “settled” for the woman with a kid because it’s the thing to do? These two meet and there’s some kismet, but is it meant to be? Ahhh, LOVE! Movie love!

TRIVIA: Geraldine Page is Madame Medusa in THE RESCUERS!!!! WOOT!

MASTER MINDS was another movie I found on TCM, it features the Bowery Boys. One of them boys has an incredible sweet tooth, he eats so much candy, he gets a toothache and it gives him the power to see the future! Becoming a sideshow act the boys think they’ve scored the big time! But of course there’s an evil scientist, Alan Napier, on the loose who needs a brain for his STRONG, HAIRY MONSTER MAN ARMY. A mix up, fortune telling and lots of sugar made this a sweet, cute flick.

My guy Dave found me THE BOOGIE MAN WILL GET YOU on YouTube. It was a real delight. Boris Karloff has an old home that houses his experiments. He’s trying to creature a super army race too, but seems to be killing the traveling salesman that come to his door, though it is all in the name of science!! A young woman offers to buy the house to turn it into a hotel and as she tries to fix it up, a mix of characters stop by, including her ex-husband. Are people really dying? Who’s the killer? Is it the boogie man? Peter Lorre is the town’s doctor, sheriff, tax collector and he carries a cat in his pocket. It’s completely silly, and it made me laugh!

Then last but not least, I’m just going to stick with highlighting the oldies, I re-watched the 1960 LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS!  Thanks again TCM for this one! I watched it with my niece and it’s very nice that I can get them to watch old Black & White flicks! I just love Roger Corman movies! My nieces dug it too, though Effie didn’t like the ending.

Alas, only a handful of movies viewed in October, but some fun discoveries for sure! I’ll get around to more of the new releases sooner or later! Yup! HAPPY MOVIE watching one and all! May November be filled with more movies! Yup!

Could you use a break? Do you need a drink to go with that break? Well, you’re in luck! I’ve got some beverages to wet your whistle.

Now go grab your chilled glasses, a shaker, buckets of ice and be ready to go and have a drink with me and the movies!

million dollarMILLION DOLLAR PURSUIT (1951) – Who doesn’t want an easy score? That one big break?! Well, if you’re a guy full of potential, but everyone thinks you’re just some small-time crook not amounting to much you can show ’em what’s what. That’s just how things are for Monte. He’s got plans! “One of these days…pull something really big!” Just wait, he’ll show you just what he means! Yup.

Monte gets his hands on a fancy key from an apartment store cashier safe! And like a guy of his nature he can’t help but do some bragging about the potential for a big score! Monte’s drink choice was a Scotch and Soda, with a twist, but heavy on the scotch.

Scotch & Soda, with a twist

You’ll need 1.5 oz of Scotch Whisky and 6 oz of Club Soda. Take a glass filled with ice, add the Scotch Whisky first and top it off with the Club Soda. Garnish the glass with a lemon twist.

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THE SECRET OF THE INCAS (1954) – Are you ready for an adventure? Are you interested in archeology and old artifacts? Want to see a strong, suave hombre in action? Well take a little trip to Peru with this this movie and see Charlton Heston in his leather jacket and hat as he sweet talks his way into a geological dig for some Incan Gold! This movie absolutely inspired Indiana Jones, just watch and see what I mean!

But, let me tell you, Mr. Heston is a real rough around the edges kinda man, and I didn’t like him all that much. I know I was supposed to though, because he is playing a man’s man! Bah!…Heston is just a selfish scammer and he sort of treats a lady to a Whisky Sour.

Whisky Sour

This fine libation is made with whisky, lemon juice, sugar, and a dash of egg white (egg white is optional, depending on who makes it.) Take 2 oz of whisky, 2/3 oz of lemon juice, a teaspoon of superfine sugar and pour it into a shaker along with some ice. Give it a good shake and then strain the drink into a glass filled with ice.


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(1985) – The movie based on a board game. Re-watched this one a while back with some pals and we all laughed at the fun. No matter how many times I’ve seen this movie I still find myself giggling at the same jokes.

How can you not love this little murder mystery movie with the pale and tragic Mrs. White, Klutzy Mr. Green, Sexy Miss Scarlet, and the Butler Wadsworth? Well the alcoholic beverage of choice in CLUE was Cognac.

Cognac: Distilled Brandy from Cognac, France. Pour the old aged Cognac into a glass and sip away!

 

deadly spellCAST OF DEADLY SPELL (1991) – It’s 1940’s Los Angeles. The streets at night are wet and shiny. Every classy dame is dressed in a gown and you can light your cigarettes without matches because you’ve got magic hands! This detective film is filled with gore and stars Fred Ward as a detective who doesn’t delve into the Supernatural. He believes in real work and making an honest living. There’s two drinks from this flick! Clink, Clink!

Burbon & Water

Grab an old-fashioned glass. Add 2 oz of bourbon whiskey and 4 oz of water and stir. Tah-da! Bourbon and Water, whicn you can garnish with a twist of lemon peel to be fancy!

Scotch Sour (Back once again! Them classy folks love this libation.)

You need blended scotch whisky and lemon juice. Fill a cocktail shaker with ice, then pour in 1 and 1/2 oz of blended scotch whisky and 3/4 oz of lemon juice. Shake it up well. Strain it all into an old fashioned glass filled with ice.

I would recommend checking out CAST A DEADLY SPELL if you’re looking for a horror movie this Halloween season! The gore will satisfy! So have a drink, relax and be safe with each sippy sip! Yup!

MOVIE TALLY! I am a slacker! But what else is new? Let’s share movies!!! I love movies! Yup!

As I continue to watch movies (slow and slow and steady) my total is 163 movies, with 113 new movies and 51 re-sees! Here’s my list from mid July to now!

NEW MOVIES: 

  • MIDNIGHT SPECIAL (2016) | 7/12/16 | DVD 
  • CULT OF THE COBRA (1955) | 7/16/16 | Svengoolie 
  • CELL (2016) | 7/17/16 | Cable Rental 
  • GHOSTBUSTERS (2016) | 7/19/16 | Edwards Alhambra 
  • THE KILLING JOKE (2016) | 7/22/16 | Comic-Con Ballroom 20 
  • STAR TREK: BEYOND (2016) | 7/26/16 | NOHO 7
  • TRAIN TO BUSAN (2016) | 7/28/16 | CGV 
Take the train! Zombies, Train, OH MY!

Take the train and Run! Beware of Zombies! ZOMBIES!

  • SATAN MET A LADY (1936) | 8/4/16 | DVD 
  • THE MALTESE FALCON (1931) | 8/4/16 | DVD 
  • THUNDERBOLT (1929) | 8/4/16 | TCM 
  • ALL FALL DOWN (1962) | 8/5/16 | TCM 
  • CURUCU, BEAST OF THE AMAZON (1956) | 8/7/16 | Svengoolie
  • JASON BOURNE (2016) | 8/9/16 | Alhambra Edwards
  • MI-5 (2015) | 8/10/16 | HBO GO 
  • THUNDER & LIGHTNING (1977) | 8/14/16 | YouTube
Moonshine, Gator Preachers, Highjinks!

Moonshine, Gator Preachers, Carradine, Cars! Vroom!

  • EYE OF THE STRANGER (1981) | 8/14/15 | YouTube
  • ONE BY ONE aka MAJORETTES (1987) | 8/15/16 | YouTube 
  • SUICIDE SQUAD (2016) | 8/23/16 | Alhambra Edwards
  • REALITY (2015) | 8/25/16 | DVD
  • RANCHO DELUXE (1974) | 8/25/16 | DVD
  • LURED (1947) | 8/26/16 | TCM DV-R | Rating: 5
  • MIKE YOKOHAMA: THE FOREST WITH NO NAME (2002) | 8/30/16 | DVD
Mike is a detective and he's pretty dang cool!

Mike is a detective and he’s pretty dang cool!

  • VIRTUAL ASSASSINS aka CYBERJACK (1995) | 9/1/16 | STARZ App
  • JANE GOT A GUN (2016) | 9/2/16 | Netflix
  • THE FOREST (2016) | 9/6/16 | HBO Go
  • MAN FROM RIO (1964) | 9/11/16 | Reel Grit 
  • MAGNIFICENT SEVEN (2016) | 9/22/16 | Edwards Alhambra 
Magnificent Seven gang! Take the Ride! Western Fun!

Magnificent Seven gang! Take the Ride! Western Fun!

  • GHOST TEAM (2016) | 9/29/16 | Stream 
Ghost Team! Justin Long is my hero! Ghost Beware!

Ghost Team! Justin Long is my hero! Ghost Beware!

  • MAN MADE MONSTER (1941) | 10/1/16 | Svengoolie 
  • THE FALLING (2014) | 10/1/16 | Netflix 

RE-SEE MOVIES: 

  • GHOSTBUSTERS (1984) | 7/27/16 | Cable Rental
  • WILLOW (1988) | 7/31/16 | DVD
Willow, Madmartigan! High Adventure!

Willow, Madmartigan! High Adventure!

  • NIGHT MONSTER (1942) | 8/14/16 | Svengoolie
  • DELIRIOUS (1991) | 8/14/16 | YouTube
  • LUCY (2014) | 8/16/16 | Cable
  • GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY (2014) | 8/21/16 | DVR
  • NIGHT OF THE CREEPS (1986) | 8/22/16 | DVD
  • HACKERS (1993) | 8/30/16 | Cable
  • FINAL DESTINATION 3 (2006) | 9/2/16 | Netflix
  • THE PHANTOM (1996) | 9/4/16 | Netflix
SLAM EVIL! The Phantom SLAMS EVIL!

SLAM EVIL! The Phantom SLAMS EVIL!

 

Yup, my guy Dave got me to watch HACKERS, yet again, I don’t know how he does that!!! Oh, AND Dave and I did rent WILLOW on DVD just for my nieces! It was a hit!  And, I got see THE PHANTOM yet again this time with both of my nieces! They liked it, yup yup yup! Movie sharing fun that is what it is all about! Yup!

Now that October is here, I’m going to aim for a movie a day, just like some other movie watching folks out there! Wish me luck!!! Happy Movie Watching one and all! Yup!

COMIC-CON!!!!!!!!! COMIC-CON!!!!!!!!! COMIC-CON!!!!!!!!! Yup Yup Yup! I had a super duper time there! I already shared my Friday adventures and that was now almost 2 months ago! Geez, I’ve been distracted and I never wrapped up sharing my Saturday Comic-Con going adventures!

So as I am fond of saying, better late than never!!  Yup! Yup! Yup! (Be prepared to lots of photos! I love photos!)

My Comic-Con Saturday started off with some wandering of the aisles, I really tried for an up and down route to see it all, but then again I’m always distracted when something just catches my eye. Oooooh, SHINY!

DOLLS! I WANT!

DOLLS! I WANT!

It was a fun filled Saturday with so much to see! My guy Dave and I saw some cool stuff and hit up some panels! Then we wandered out an about for a while too!

POWERPUFF GIRLS to the rescue!! Woooosh!

POWERPUFF GIRLS to the rescue!! Woooosh!

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Be A SuperHero Girl!!

SOUTH PARK!!! WOOT!

SOUTH PARK!!! WOOT!

More Toys I Want! Gimmie Gimmie!

More Toys I Want! Gimmie Gimmie!

 

Next up here’s some cool cosplayers we ran into while wandering around! So many cool people and costumes!

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And when we came around another aisle who did we spot? Well Danny Trejo of course! He was by the My Little Pony chair and was taking photos with lots of people! He is so awesome! Yup!

Look! It's Danny Trejo!!!!! Awesome! Yup!

Look! It’s Danny Trejo!!!!! Awesome! Yup!

We tried for some panels, the Wonder Woman panel was full so we caught a little bit of one about the latest SCOOBY DOO animated movie crossing over with the WWE universe! And then after that some Max Landis talking about Dirk Gently.

Sit back, relax! Panel time!

Sit back, relax! Panel time!

Ahhhh, relaxing!

Ahhhh, relaxing!

Dirk Gently, is coming soon!

Dirk Gently, is coming soon!

 

I do have a little panel recap to share, one of my most favorite things at Comic-Con but there’s still more photos to pass along! All the things I wish I could have brought home with me! I do love those SUPERHEROES!

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DC Cuties!

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Bombshell Beauties

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Meeples of DC!

It’s always fun to come across a booth sporting memorabilia from my favorite shows and movies! Yup!

Classic Wonder Woman duds!

Classic Wonder Woman duds!

Ahhhh! It's Sloth! HEY YOU GUYS!

Ahhhh! It’s Sloth! HEY YOU GUYS!

FLASH!!!!!!! AHHHH!!!!

FLASH!!!!!!! AHHHH!!!!

I got Dave to pose for pictures!!!! MARS, Baby!

I got Dave to pose for pictures!!

Oh Hi There Harley!

Oh Hi There Harley!

BARF!

BARF!

There was a lot to do and see on Saturday but I couldn’t stay the whole night and there was some cool stuff I know I’d be missing, but in the end it was ok! I ended up finding one of those panels online, thanks to some cool partnerships Comic-Con is doing nowadays! WOOT!

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERABut I digress…My guy Dave and I did sit in on a panel about VALIANT COMICS and learned what they are up to with a few of their creators and writers; Jody Hauser, Robert Venditti, Joshua Dysart, Darick Robertson, Warren Simmons and Dinesh Shamdasani. It was a cool panel indeed and it made me want to flash back to some old Valiant Issues and get caught up on their new stuff. I really need to get into Jody Hauser’s run on FAITH! As always I have a lot more comic book reading to do! Yup!

After the VALIANT panel it was time for the HONG KONG CAVALIER reunion! The room filled up to max capacity and I was seated in front of New Jersey!

Follow me on twitter @cahcat yup!

    Follow me on twitter @cahcat yup!

 

The panel was for some of the gang from THE ADVENTURES OF BUCKAROO BANZAI ACROSS THE 8TH DIMENSION! The Band was back together after 30 years, since this awesome movie came out!  Oh and a new DVD is out from the ever awesome SHOUT! FACTORY. Yup. This whole panel was an absolute pleasure! BUCKAROO BANZAI is one of my all time favorite movies!

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TEAM BANZAI!!!!

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THE BAND BACK TOGETHER!!!

Moderated by Joe Parington he introduced Gerald Peterson (a.k.a. Rug Sucker and bandmate of Billy Vera), Damon Hines (a.k.a. Scooter Lindley), Billy Vera (a.k.a. Pinkie Carruthers) and last but certainly not least Pepe Serna (a.k.a. Reno).

The gang all shared stories of working on the movie and the fun time that was had. They talked about working with Peter Weller and making sense of the unusual script. The film has stood the test of time as they all say fans still ask them about their roles in Buckaroo! Billy gets a lot of gifts in pink boxes!

Kevin Smith wants to make a TV show based on BUCKAROO and word is he wants the original cast joining in. Pepe told us all to make it known we want the original cast back too!

Can you imagine a world where there would have been 5 sequels to BUCKAROO BANZAI? Billy said they were signed for 5 sequels when they got the movie. Everyone was really proud of the movie and it was great to see them all together, happy, riffing and excited about the time spent as Hong Kong Cavaliers.

“NO MATTER WHERE YOU GO, THERE YOU ARE!”

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TEAM BANZAI FOREVER!! 

Soon after this my guy Dave and I made our way out of the convention center to say goodbye to Comic-Con until next year of course! 😉 (Hope Hope!!!!)

I of course found a few more fun things to photograph!

Hey Look! SUPERHEROES!

Hey Look! I see BOOSTER GOLD!!!! 

My Hero!!! BOOSTER GOLD!

My Hero!!! BOOSTER GOLD!

Once home after Comic-Con I get to sort through all my goodies!! It was a nice haul of comics, collectibles and free things!

COMIC-CON GOODIES!

COMIC-CON GOODIES!

SHEMPS!!! EVIL DEAD!

SHEMPS!!! EVIL DEAD!

My favorite freebie! Hee Hee!!

My favorite freebie! Hee Hee!!

My niece helped me make these guys!

My niece and Dave helped me make these guys!

Goodies I shared!

Goodies I shared!

My Guy Dave bought me this awesome awesomeness!

My Guy Dave bought me this awesome awesomeness!

Yup, that was my Comic-Con Saturday in a nutshell of pictures! And it’s finally on my blog for all to see! Time to get cracking on sharing more fun adventures! Keep the good times rolling! Yup Yup Yup!

 

comic-con-logoCOMIC-CON!!!!!!!!! SAN DIEGO COMIC-CON!!!!! #SDCC2016 It has come and gone! Yup!

Yup, I was there for some of it and had a fun, fun, fun, fun, fun time. This year I only had a pass for two of the five days that San Diego becomes the Pop Culture mecca! Comic Books, Movies, Toys, Pop Culture goodness, baby! I’ve been going for many, many, many years, I’m in the double digits here folks. (Yes, I have to brag, it’s COMIC-CON!) And, yes I wish I could have been there for every single day BUT I had two awesome super duper filled day and My Guy Dave was with me too. My dad also was down there digging through back issue comic book bins and between us all we snagged some pretty neat things. Yup! And there’s more details to share! Because Sharing it Grrrrreat!

This is Me before we got in the car to Drive to San Diego! I'm excited!

This is Me before we got in the car to Drive to San Diego I’m excited! YUP YUP YUP!

We drove on down on Thursday to get settled in San Diego and I had more than a few friends already down at the Con so I was following along from afar. Thursday gave me, my folks and Dave a chance to hang out in San Diego; we all ate and enjoyed a delicious CALIFORNIA BURRITO. Then the evening was spent looking for Pokémon and grabbing a drink at a dive bar! WOOT!

IN THE WILD! Catch 'em All!

IN THE WILD! Catch ’em All!

FRIDAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! My Comic-Con day had arrived! With my badge in hand (before I got my lanyard) we got to downtown San Diego (thanks again mom for dropping us off!) and found the right door to get upstairs and get that lanyard! Pretty Easy peasy and no hassle having to wave your badge to check in and out! I got the WB bag for SUPERNATURAL! I LOVE SUPERNATURAL so thanks to my dad and My Guy Dave I now have 3 SUPERNATURAL BAGS! (Anyone want to trade for a TEEN TITANS GO! bag? Anyone?! email me!)

BADGED and Ready for Comic-Con! Yup! My dad! Me and Dave!

BADGED and Ready for Comic-Con! Yup!   My dad! Me and Dave!

So many people wandering around, waiting for doors to open to get to the fun that was in store for one and all. Excitement was in the air! I was happy! Yup!

I have passed on trying for HALL H panels. This year I was set on continuing my wandering ways through Comic-Con, looking at all there is to see and do some different stuff that I had not done before!  I’ve also taken to enjoying the off site goodies that are around town. So much Comic-Con fun! YEA!!!!

On the escalator! Up and Away!

On the escalator! Up and Away!

My dad was ready to hit the floor with his SUPERNATURAL bag in on his back and he went to the floor scouting out the comic book back issues. Dave wanted to check out the gaming room and since it was something I had not done at Comic-Con before I went too.Yup! NEW THINGS! Yea!

dandDplayWe checked out the Pathfinder room to play a D&D Adventures League campaign. We got to pick and name our characters and venture off for the “TREASURE OF THE BROKEN HOARD PART 1“. I was Miles a Human Fighter, Noble, he’s in it for the gold, glory and fame, kinda like BOOSTER GOLD (cheap pop! my hero!), while Dave was Dom also a Human Fighter, Folk Hero. Our DM, Vy, was super cool. She lead us and the rest of our party of a Wizard, Cleric, Rogue and I think Barbarian Dwarf into a cave in search of treasure. We fought Goblins, I tossed my Javelin and Dom almost died, yup he rolled for a Death Save! Oh there was a Giant! A shrunken Giant! And a hoard of shrunken goblins, 100’s of them!!

After the campaign we headed to the convention floor and immediately found HEX 11 booth. I discovered them at another con a while back and pick up their issues when I can. They had Issue #7 ready to go! It’s a fun indie comic I have to recommend! Yup!

With more wandering in mind, we went looking up and down the rows and soon were taking a stroll down artist’s alley! It’s really all about the wandering and browsing for me these days, as I love seeing what there is to see.Of course through the wandering we found cool cosplayers too! I adore seeing cosplayers showin’ off their duds! They are the characters, not just people in costumes! I try my best to keep my manners when asking for pictures and was able to jump in a few thanks to My Guy Dave!

GO TEAM VENTURE! Sorry Dr. Venture I was excited and you got covered!

GO TEAM VENTURE!                                                              Sorry Dr. Venture I was excited and you got blocked!

Princesses Kick Ass!

Princesses Kick Ass!

 

CabinEDWhile we were off wandering we left the cool convention aisles and went out into the heat! (It was one hot hot weekend in San Diego!) Over the bridge and towards the parking lot by Petco Park we went because that’s where the ASH VS. EVIL DEAD cabin was set! STARZ is my hero for helping to give the world more  Raimi, Tapert, Campbell, ASH, Lawless, Deadites, Blood, Guts and Gore! The line wasn’t so bad and so Dave and I jumped in it! Well, honestly, no matter how long the line was we were going to jump in and wait, wait wait, because well, DUH, EVIL DEAD, baby! The grooviest of the groovy!

ME IN LINE!!!!!

ME IN LINE!!!!!

Where's Ash and the Chainsaw?

Where’s Ash and the Chainsaw?

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Chainsaw Sweet Chainsaw!

The cabin, Ash’s rustic abode, was awesome and cool with little interactive jumps and groovy details. At the end you got a chance to get some goodies and a try for the autograph session. Though I didn’t get an autograph ticket! UGH! I did get a swell tote bag and bottle open and SHEMPS beer coozie! WOOT WOOT! Totally some of the best goodies at the con and though I might be biased, dude, it is all awesome. I LOVE ASH VS. EVIL DEAD! YUP YUP YUP!!!!

GHOSTBUSTERS! Love it! It's all good!

Look Ma! GHOSTBUSTERS! Love it! It’s all good!

With more wandering in the hot hot sun we took a break! So did some heroes!

Comic Con Chillin'!

Comic Con Chillin’!

Before we went back to the convention floor we wandered the streets of the Gaslamp district and found a 50 Years of Star Trek Art Show and took a gander!

Woah! 50!

Woah! 50!

 Spock's Fly Ride!

Spock’s Fly Ride!

KHAN!

KHAN!

MIRROR MIRROR

MIRROR MIRROR

GENERATIONS!

GENERATIONS!

Then it was back to wander some more for the rest of the evening inside the convention hall! Yup!

Dave met William Gibson! Thanks for the cyberpunk stories!

Dave met William Gibson! Thanks for the cyberpunk stories!

My Favorite! DC fangirl forever!

My Favorite! DC fangirl forever!

SUPERMAN MEEPLES!

SUPERMAN MEEPLES!

THE FLINTSTONES!

THE FLINTSTONES!

SUPERLADIES! Yeah!

SUPER-LADIES! Yeah!

Though I didn’t catch all the panels I had on my agenda for my Friday I did get in a round of D&D, saw super cool stuff, snagged indie comics, got some books and met William Gibson, and got fake Facehugger tattoos, yup it was a freakin’ blast!

I have for the past many years seen the DC ANIMATED movies that have screened at the con and wanted to make sure I would see what was to play that night! So My Guy Dave and I headed upstairs to Ballroom 20 expecting a long line of waiting as we planned to arrive more than a few panels early, but lo and behold there was no line and into Ballroom 20 we went! WHEEEEE!!!!

PANEL TIME, BALLROOM 20!

PANEL TIME, inside BALLROOM 20!

The iZOMBIE panel was going on and so we listened in, yup. I have only watched an episode of the show and never kept up. Looks like a lot has happened since it started and it looks like it’s going to keep going.

iZombie Cast and Crew!

iZombie Cast and Crew!

Then there was the panel for SCREAM QUEENS which is a panel we were most interested in, so it worked out just nice! Yup. My Guy Dave and I watched ever episode of SCREAM QUEENS, and what kept me watching was really JAMIE LEE CURTIS. This show is absolutely ridiculous but in the end entertained me so, yup.

SCREAM QUEENS turned out to be a fun funny panel; learning of the new cast additions and tidbits about where they are going next, leaving behind the college campus for a mental hospital. So the cast hit the stage along with the creator and it was moderated by a writer for EW; Tim Stack.

Abigail Breslin was first, followed by Billie Lord, Keke Palmer, Lea Michele, a new addition to the cast Taylor Lautner, then Emma Roberts, and another newbie Mr. John Stamos (gosh what a smile!) and then the awesome and amazing Jamie Lee Curtis and lastly creator Ian Brennan.

What? John Stamos on SCREAM QUEENS?!

What? John Stamos on SCREAM QUEENS?!

JAMIE LEE CURTIS!!!

JAMIE LEE CURTIS!!! JAMIE LEE CURTIS!!!!!!!!!!

Ian, creator, shared how the show was set to address Mean Girl culture and be horror filled. Jamie talked about recreating her mom’s Psycho scene in season one, saying that her mom would have been a fan of the show. She’s also ready for some steamy hook ups in Season 2!

Jamie was hilarious the whole panel, I love her. She shared that when something is funny she laughs; back in the day when she did A FISH CALLED WANDA she said Kevin Kline would be mad because she’d blow his takes because she’d laugh. These days she has to hold something sharp in her hands to poke herself so she doesn’t laugh out-loud at the wrong time.

As the panel went the laughs continued; the next season sounds wacky with a whole new round of CRAZY. It is promised to be bloodier, funnier, and more gruesome!

SCREAM QUEENS are a Scream! Yup!

SCREAM QUEENS are a Scream! Yup!

The whole cast was fun to see live, Keke is one of my favorites and Abigail is so cute and grown up. They all seem to be in awe of John Stamos, as he has this glow and that charming smile. Billie talked about her earmuff’s and how her idea to braid over them was beautiful but painful idea. She was asked to get her mom on the show and Billie said to just ask her! Yup.

STAMOS shares his fun being on SCREAM QUEENS.

STAMOS shares his fun being on SCREAM QUEENS.

Now what else was interesting?…Chad will be back..cameos of celebs include Colton Haynes and Cecily Strong, the Q&A’s from the audience were good, and it was all ladies doing the asking!!!

So fans! We can all be excited for SCREAM QUEENS season 2 on September 20th! Yup.

Then we settled in and stayed in our seats at BALLROOM 20 because of the evening event, a movie screening from WB Animation and DC Comics!! Woot! (I go to these panels every year!!! WOOT!) Yup! THE KILLING JOKE exclusive premiere!!

Last year they announced this title was coming and now and here it was for all to see before it comes out on Video. But they also revealed that THE KILLING JOKE would have a two night screening event on Monday and Tuesday, July 25-26! Thanks Fathom Events!

So, the panel started at 9PM, but because THE KILLING JOKE is a rated R movie and they couldn’t screen it til almost 10PM. Based on the 1988 graphic novel, THE KILLING JOKE is one of the most popular stories in the BAT-Verse. Before the screening there was a Q&A and another would follow at the end of the movie (which I didn’t stick around for though I wish I had…).

The Rep from WB Home Video Gary Miereanu came on out to kick off the event! He gave shout outs to the DC peeps in the crowd and introduced all on the panel! Sam Liu (Director), Bruce Timm, Brian Azarello, Ray Wise, Tara Strong and Kevin Conroy! Oh and soon after we got a phone call from some “Joker” Mark Hamill. Mark said thanks for turning up, that THE KILLING JOKE was about to play in front of the “best movie audience the movie will ever have” and then the JOKER took over the phone for a bit and of course giggled. The crowd went crazy!!!! CRAZY!!!!! WOOOOOO!

TARA STRONG! BATGIRL! Barbra Gordon! WOOT!

TARA STRONG! BATGIRL! BARBRA GORDON! WOOT!

Kevin "Batman" Conroy! He is BATMAN!

Kevin “Batman” Conroy! He is BATMAN!

THE KILLING JOKE Team!

THE KILLING JOKE Team!

During the panel, Bruce Timm talked about giving Barbra Gordon more backstory, calling it a little mini movie for her, which Brian Azarello wrote. Tara Strong who’s voiced Batgirl/Barbra Gordon since 1996 was super excited to have the role and see her evolve. The team expressed how they wanted to add to the story, keeping it true and fresh. This was a story that they all wanted to be apart of for quite some time and it was finally here!

So just about 10PM the movie began to play! Now, I really enjoy these Animated movies and enjoy watching them in this setting. You can feel the anticipation in the room.

The additions to the story really is Barbara and she’s been BATGIRL for a few years, teaming up with BATMAN and feeling she can really handle the Superhero route her life has taken. She still admires BATMAN, but wants to be seen as more of an equal, and yet still strives for his approval.

The crux of the story though really is about JOKER, where we get deets on his origin. A bad day, a really bad day, the most horrible, awful, no good day made him who he is now. The JOKER wants to prove that someone else can be turned to evil after a bad, awful day and so he shoots Barbra Gordon, so she’ll never walk again in front of Commissioner Gordon, then kidnaps Gordon. Joker taunts and torments Gordon, showing off what happened to Barbra expecting him to go all villainous and revenge seeking.

BATMAN is also dealing with his JOKER relationship and how they balance each other as hero and villain.

It’s been a LONG LONG LONG time since I’ve read the graphic novel. I’m admittedly a bit biased when it comes to DC animated movies. I overall enjoyed this film and am glad they are moving towards edging them up. I think it is sometimes still hard for many to accept animated movies as for adults only. It’s about the stories, and getting those story told, reaching a new audience. I say check it out when it’s out! Yup!

WHOOOO! FRIDAY! My Comic Con day came and went!  (Ahhh over too fast!) But, there is more fun to share! And I’m going to share it! So here’s part one and stay tuned for part two which will include my Saturday journey and more and more pictures! Yeah! Comic-Con!!!!!!