greetings guys and ghouls,
the month of Halloween is here and we’ve decided to watch some horror movies together and live-tweet the shenanigans. Starting October 5th we’ll be watching one horror flick a week, each one hand selected by one of our panelists.
all of these films are available to stream on either hulu or netflix, depending on the movie.
We’re going to start the live-tweet at 7pm mountain time. So head over to our personal twitter accounts then!
Win advanced screening tickets to Suicide Squad!
Movie opens August 5th but you can see it Monday August 1st! Just submit a photo of you and your “squad” (two or more people) dressed up as DC characters. Submit your photo via email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or on our Facebook page or Tweet it to @hellosweetiepod! #SuicideSquad! And you could win tickets and some Suicide Squad swag!
Submissions need to be to us by Thursday (7/28/2016) at midnight. We will select and announce the winner Friday (7/29/2016)!
As a pretty big fan of the original teenage mutant ninja turtles, I was super skeptical of the first installment of Michael Bay’s take on the franchise. When I saw the trailers for Outlook of the Shadows a sense of nostalgia contained in them piqued my interest. I went in nervous, worried if they had changed any of the turtles’ original personalities. They had not. Everything was as it should be. Mikey was hilarious, sweet, and a goofball. Donatello was brilliant and inventive. Raph was still moody and a bit of a brute. And Leonardo was the leader, believing in the greater good and still a total boyscout. It’s a fun movie the whole family will enjoy, with plenty of action, humor, and heart. It’s far from a perfect remake, but it was still tons of fun. 3.5/5
It’s finally here! The full-length Lonely Island sketch. It’s jam-packed with an incredible cast, lots of great jokes, and doesn’t take itself too seriously. The timing in the film is perfect and doesn’t go on longer than it needs to (major props to the editor). 4/5
I got into an argument the other day (surprise surprise) about the upcoming Civil War movie. My friend asked why I was #TeamCap but I realized I needed to ask this question first: “Wait, are we talking comics or movies?” I feel confident in saying the movie is going to stray quite far from the existing comics…so if you maybe haven’t read the Civil War comics arc, check out this video that breaks it down! -Rebecca
Uploaded by Noah Sterling on 2016-03-15.
Zapata Racing has achieved the dream of mankind and offers you the first video of Franky Zapata flying on the innovation Flyboard® Air.
Okay guys… I will fully admit that when I first saw this video, I thought it was Photoshopped. Even now, I’m not quite sure my brain totally believes my eyes. But here you have it, the very first working hoverboard. Meet the Flyboard Air, created by Zapata Racing. The man in the video is team leader Franky Zapata, and as you can see here, he has a knack for defying gravity. You may remember in 2011 when his “dolphin jetpack” video showcasing the original Flyboard took YouTube by storm and gave outdoor enthusiasts another thing to add to their bucket lists. Apparently, this guy really loves to push the envelope! And push it he does… the Flyboard Air can soar to heights of 10,000 feet, and has a top speed of 93 mph. Zapata states that it can operate autonomously for up to 10 minutes, and although no specifics are given as to how exactly it operates, sources speculate that the board achieves this through use of a turbine engine perhaps fed by a backpack full of fuel. So given the opportunity to make your wildest, superhero-y-ist dreams come true, would you give it a try??
Did you guys miss our epic win at SLCC’s Fan X Family Feud? Here’s video of our triumph!
The Hello Sweetie Podcast takes on the infamous Geekshow Podcast in an entertaining bout of Family Feud fun!
On episode 206 we talked about the Emerald City Comic Con <a href= “http://www.themarysue.com/eccc-sunday-badges/”>Sunday badge debacle</a>, so I decided to find out what all the hub bub was about. While on vacation, I stopped by a comic book shop and picked up the first issue of The Discipline the erotic thriller written by Peter Milligan and drawn by Leandro Fernandez. I was really excited because I love these kinds of “sexy” horror tales–Hellraiser, anyone? Unfortunately the only thing I ended up enjoying about the book was the gorgeous art.
The story is set around Melissa, a young woman living in NYC. She’s unhappily married and fights with her sister. She meets a stranger who excites her and who turns out to be more than meets the eye.
It felt as though the writer, who had somehow never been around a woman, was interpreting what it’s like to be a 23 year old lady. The main character was completely unbelievable in this day and age. As mentioned before, she is 23, married, and had an amazing 6 figure job that she no longer needed because her husband was bringing in an insane amount of cash. She’s unfulfilled in her marriage and hasn’t had an orgasm in 4 years–so she’s been married for over 4 years and lives in NYC, right, that sounds like something that happens in real life. I mean, I know with these kinds of stories you need to suspend disbelief–there is a goat man in this story–but come on. This is supposed to have some kind of basis in reality.
We never really see the husband to see how they interact which I think could have brought an interesting element to the story. It’s never really clear how long she and the stranger have been interacting either. We did get a very brief glimpse into her family life but it didn’t bring much to the story and felt completely unnecessary. By the end of the issue I had no excitement in continuing to solve the mystery.
I give it a 1/5.