Friday, March 25, 2016

This Week in Neat-O

Like I said yesterday, I'm a little sick of Facebook these days, for reasons I really want to unload about, but won't go into because the last thing I want is some dumb argument about politicians like it's going to somehow all be solved on my stupid blog. Thank Rao Batman v Superman opens today, and to so very many shitty reviews, that most of my feed has something different to complain about for a few days.

Batman v Superman is clearly not the movie for me, so I'm not headed out to see it. I don't think it's a time when I want to see something that seems so nihilistic and cynical. You know what I have been enjoying the hell out of? Supergirl. I'm glad that DC is making various projects with various outlooks, because while some people like the grim and the dark, I like the light and the optimism, and this show has been one of my treasures of this TV season.

On that note, I direct you to this: An Open Letter To Supergirl Stars Melissa Benoist and Chyler Leigh, From An Adoptive Mom. This story just made my day yesterday, and this kind of personal connection is similar to why I love the show so much. I like seeing the kindness and hope of the show in a personal landscape of not-always-doing-incredibly-great-with-the-negativity. (Thanks to Steven Thompson, who shared the link on Facebook.)

:: I found the Lego Batman Movie teaser very cute.

:: Batman and Superman are best friends—so why does everybody want to see them fight?

:: This parody trailer for Batman v Superman puts Affleck in both roles.

:: 6 Ways 'Frozen' Teaches You What Depression Is Like. Basically why I related to this movie so much despite its flaws.

:: Alright, well, we've all seen a lot of Force Awakens-style trailers for movies, but... well, I saw another good one, so here it is. Gave me chills, dammit.

:: Okay, since I don't have much this week, here's another fan trailer I loved: The Monster Squad in the style of Suicide Squad.


Roger Owen Green said...

The Daughter has been watching Supergirl each week, on her tablet. I had watched a few, liked them well enough, but for some reason (too little room on the DVR, probably), stopped recording them. Watched the one with red kryptonite a couple weeks ago, with her, on the telly, and we enjoyed watching it together.

SamuraiFrog said...

It's one of the shows I really look forward to the most every week. My wife, unfortunately, doesn't like it, so I DVR it on Monday night and then excitedly watch it alone on Tuesday morning.