Wizard Magazine, Dee Snider, Mark Hamill and Me: A True Origin Story

It's no secret that blogging has been good to this fanboy. Really good. I mean without this outlet for my creative insanity, I never would have had the chance to interview Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson or Kermit the Frog. But what you may not know is that when I was younger, I worked in editorial for a monthly comic book publication called Wizard magazine. For more reasons than one, this was the ultimate dream job. Working at Wizard I was fresh out of college, at my first professional gig. The office was only 15 minutes from home and I spent my days writing and editing articles about comic books. Sure there were plenty of freebies ...

I Absolutely Hate That I Love Schmigadoon!

Annie was the very first musical I ever saw on Broadway. I must have been about 7 or 8 years old and all I remember from that cold, wintery family trip to NYC was that I left my sweater in the theater. No, I'm not a huge fan of musicals. I do love the lavish backdrops and sets, as well as some of the stories. These days, you can also expect some crazy cool special effects. (Even the atrocious Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark on Broadway was visually cool to watch). But the thing I dislike most about musicals? The music. I'd much rather watch a play than a musical. When the storyline is ...

Lego Daily Bugle Review – It’s Better Than Awesome

This post contains affiliate links. My Holy Grail of Legos has always been the Lego Star Wars Death Star. My amazingly loving and generous wife crossed that one off my list a few birthdays ago and it was absolutely worth the wait. Sure, I've done plenty of Marvel and Star Wars Legos since then and they've all been great. But nothing, nothing filled with me pure everything-is-awesomeness like that Death Star. Until now... Meet the Lego Daily Bugle The Lego Daily Bugle has kicked the awes-o-meter up a few notches. I'd say if the Lego Death Star was a 10, this new Spider-Man set goes to 11. Yes. It's that amazing. Spectacular even. You could even say sensational. Not ...

It’s About Time for Loki on Disney+

He's the God of Mischief. The Black Sheep of the Family. The Hulk's plaything. His name is Loki and he's coming to a Disney+ screen near you. Marvel Films continues its storytelling magic on the small screen, following up Wandavision and The Falcon and the Winter Soldier with Loki, debuting on Disney+ this Wednesday. Picking up directly from his disappearing act in the past in Avengers: End Game (thanks to the clumsy fight that ironically places the Tesseract at the Asgardian's feet), Loki sees our anti-hero take on a rather unusual adversary. While still catching his bearings after a quick exit from the main timeline in the past (your head hurt yet?), Loki ...

Disney’s Cruella Deserves Best in Show

What Wicked did for that witch from the west, Cruella achieves for Disney's puppy-loathing villainess. Hitting theaters and Disney+ with Premier Access on Friday, May 28, Disney's latest live-action film offers up the secret origin of 101 Dalmations' baddest baddie. The Story of Cruella de Vil Set in 1970s London during the punk rock revolution, Cruella tells the story about the rebellious early days of Disney's most notorious (and most fashionable) villainess, Cruella de Vil. Without giving too much away, the main story follows a young, clever girl named Estella who's sole dream is to become a world-famous fashion designer. After befriending a pair of young thieves on the streets of London, Estella embarks ...