I’m sure you’ve seen those posts made by mostly guys saying stuff like “If I get X Likes then my wife will let me name our child (insert character name from their fandom).” I’ve seen this a lot with Spider-Man. I don’t know why people want to give their kids ridiculous names, but they do. Well, one of these posts garnered over 1 million Likes and the wife has agreed to hold up her end of the bargain. Her son's name will be Goku (from Dragon Ball Z) Sanchez. I hope for the kid’s sake that he gets a normal middle name that he can go by. I will admit Goku is a better name than some I've heard, but that still does not make it great. If you could name your child after a character with a crazy name, what would it be?
Star Wars: The Last Jedi is controversial, but I think most of us can agree there was at least one cool scene. Rey and Kylo Ren teaming up to fight Snoke’s Praetorian Guards. It was the coolest freaking scene in that film. Well, remember those Pennywise Dancing memes? Yeah, someone has done that to the coolest scene in The Last Jedi. The results are hilarious! You can find them all on @rachlikesbands' Twitter. My favorite is the “Toxic” by Britney Spears. Which is your favorite?
Rey & Kylo Ren fighting the Praetorian Guards to "Toxic" by Brittany Spears pic.twitter.com/5qY5XNInnq— you’re not alone in everything✨ Saw TLJ x4 (@rachlikesbands) January 23, 2018
Rey & Kylo Ren fighting the Praetorian a guards to "Take a Chance On Me" by ABBA pic.twitter.com/WsVeXTqUyw— you’re not alone in everything✨ Saw TLJ x4 (@rachlikesbands) January 23, 2018
Rey & Kylo Ren fighting the Praetorian Guards to "Footloose" pic.twitter.com/MWnIg4kVbk— you’re not alone in everything✨ Saw TLJ x4 (@rachlikesbands) January 25, 2018
Rey & Kylo Ren fighting the Praetorian Guards to "Bet On It" from High School Musical 2 pic.twitter.com/piiYvovw9e— you’re not alone in everything✨ Saw TLJ x4 (@rachlikesbands) January 25, 2018
Rey & Kylo Ren fighting the Praetorian Guards to "Champion" by Fall Out Boy pic.twitter.com/s0PXQIlz2e— you’re not alone in everything✨ Saw TLJ x4 (@rachlikesbands) January 23, 2018
Rey & Kylo Ren fighting the Praetorian Guards to "Mr Blue Sky" by Electric Light Orchestra pic.twitter.com/tA2xUEkvTR— internet famous emo ✨ Saw TLJ x4 (@rachlikesbands) January 23, 2018
A couple of years ago, the great composer Hans Zimmer announced that he was “retiring” from superhero movies. He provided the scores for The Dark Knight Trilogy, Man of Steel, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, and many more. Thankfully, it seems he’s coming out of his self-imposed retirement to score X-Men: Dark Phoenix. This announcement was made by accident by Evan Peters who was talking to HappySadConfused at Sundance. He said:
My excitement for this film has just jumped up a few notches. I love Zimmer’s scores. Batman Begins has one of my favorite musical scores from a film, so I’m excited to hear what he does with Dark Phoenix. You can listen to the podcast and the talk about Dark Phoenix starts around the 28-minute mark.
The Walking Dead has a pretty cool, ominous, intense opening theme. It fits perfectly for a show about a post-apocalyptic world where you don’t always know if you’re going to live to see tomorrow. What if this show had come out in the 1980’s though? We most certainly would have more mullets in the show and more denim. I’m not sure if those are negatives or positives, but we also probably would have had a slightly different sounding theme song. Synthesizers were huge back in the 1980’s and GentleBruce has done a synth version of this haunting theme and it might be more haunting than the original. What do you think Carl would’ve looked like in the 80’s?
Contrary to what many movies would have you believe; high school didn’t suck for me. I wasn’t a jock, or a popular kid by any means, but it still didn’t suck. However, I still really enjoy teen high school movies like Mean Girls and John Tucker Must Die. Dear Dictator seems to be another high school teen movie that I am going to love and we finally have a trailer for it! Before we get to the trailer though, here’s a quick synopsis:
Sounds great, right? Well then you throw in the cast of Jason Biggs, Michael Caine, Seth Green, Katie Holmes, and Odeya Rush and things get even better! Dear Dictator is set to come out March 16, 2018, and I’m excited.
If you’re a fan of Cardcaptor Sakura, you may be excited to hear that Monica Rial and Jason Liebrecht will be back for the English dub of Cardcaptor Sakura: Clear Card. Rial will be Sakura and Liebrecht will reprise his role as Syaoran. These voice actors first played these roles for the dub of Tsubasa: Reservoir Chronicle. This announcement was made in a fun video from Funimation that features the actors playing Go Fish with the Clow Cards. Funimation’s simuldub for Clear Card starts on January 24, 2018, and I’m excited to see it!
We’ve all seen in movies and TV shows that when people sing a high pitch and glass or glasses break. Do you know how or why that happens though? In short, it’s not about hitting a high frequency but hitting the correct frequency for a long enough period of time. The Physics Girl YouTube channel explored how this happens and some explanations behind it using science. I love that there are awesome YouTube channels that explain things with science! One of the nice things about Physics Girl is that she uses simple analogies and explanations for most people to understand. Have you ever broken anything with your voice?
Are you excited for Avengers: Infinity War? Of course, you are, who isn’t? Well, then you know Thanos is going to be the big bad guy and has been teased since The Avengers came out in 2012. But who is Thanos? If you don’t know, or just want to brush up on your Thanos knowledge, Screen Rant has you covered. They recently published a video that explores the history of the character including how he came to be, how he was “inspired by” DC’s Darkseid, and how he’s changed over time. It’s a little over 5 minutes, so it’s not too long and gets you caught up on who the big bad will be in Infinity War. I’m sure they’ll once again change a few things to better match the Marvel Cinematic Universe, but you’ll get the gist of his history.
Do you have some fancy parties and galas to go to this year? Are you a big Harry Potter fan? Show off your pride in whichever Hogwarts house you belong to with these stylish clutches over at ThinkGeek. The clutches are styled to look like the uniforms of a Hogwarts student from each of the four houses. I love the tagline for this clutch: “For keeping your cash safe when it’s not at Gringotts.” It’s not just good for carrying money though. You can use it for your phone, eReader, makeup, and more. It comes with a 13 Inch chain drop to make carrying it a little easier and is made out of faux leather with a polyester liner. To make things better, this is an officially licensed product. It is available for Ravenclaw, Hufflepuff, Gryffindor, and Slytherin, so all houses have equal representation.
Gwyneth Paltrow was recently on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert and Stephen Colbert dragged out a small spoiler from her in regard to Avengers: Infinity War. If you don't care about anything besides the stuff for Infinity War, that starts at the 8:43 mark. First, I was a little surprised when I first heard that she’d actually be in the film. Her character, Pepper Potts, has not been in either of the previous Avengers movies so this is a first! Some people may not have been surprised at this, but I was. Second, Paltrow was talking about how secretive everything is regarding Infinity War when Colbert does a little digging and asks if she has any powers in the film. This is due to the bigger role Pepper played in Iron Man 3 with temporary fire powers. She starts to waffle a bit but then is asked if she ever extended her hand towards anyone in a suit covered in blue ping pong balls. She answers in the affirmative which leads Colbert and many of us nerds to conclude that she does have powers of some nature in the film.
This creates a new question though, what kind of powers? At the end of Iron Man 3, Pepper undergoes the procedure to undo all of the horrible fire stuff that was done to her. Did any of that stay? I think many of us will agree that the prevailing theory is that she will don a suit similar to Iron Man’s in this upcoming fight of all fights. This wouldn’t be crazy since in the comics she does use the Rescue Armor. So, has Pepper become Rescue between films, which has been rumored due to a photo she posted on social media, or will we see the birth of Rescue during the film?