Author Archive

SDCC 2016 – Sherlock Panel Announced

Posted by: |

SDCC 2016 – Sherlock Panel Announced

I know it was several days ago that the Sherlock panel was announced, but to be honest I just now calmed down enough to form a rational thought in my head. The fangirl meter is off the charts! It is rumored that Mr. Benedict Cumberbatch will be in attendance for the Marvel panel for Doctor Strange so hopefully he will spend the night in beautiful San Diego and wake up for the Sherlock panel to make all of the Cumberbitches’ dreams come true.

Read On

Academy Awards 2016: Appetizers for Your Party!

Posted by: |

Academy Awards 2016: Appetizers for Your Party!

The Academy Awards are fast approaching. We are not attending, so we can eat what we want because we do not have to fit in that dress or tux! I personally love appetizers. I don’t like to eat a lot at once and appetizers are the perfect way to experience many different dishes in small bites. Here are some of my simple favorites that your friends will love.

Read On

Geek Girl’s Guide: Just Enough About Football to Talk About The Big Game

Posted by: |

Geek Girl’s Guide: Just Enough About Football to Talk About The Big Game

Don’t know a thing about football? Invited to a party to watch The Big Game? Don’t worry, I’ll give you enough information here to carry on a conversation. Let’s face it, even people who never watch football tune in to watch The Big Game, even though we might only be interested in the commercials or halftime. (I’m talking to men and women here. Ditch the stereotypes!)

I grew up in the South, so I was born into a football loving culture. I think it might even be required by law to love the sport there. Red- 24! Red 24! Hut! Hut! Hike! (more on this later).
Read On

REVIEW: Jem and the Holograms (Yes, it bombed but it shouldn’t have!)

Posted by: |

REVIEW: Jem and the Holograms (Yes, it bombed but it shouldn’t have!)

Contains Spoilers

Let me set the picture. Me, a (cough, cough) 30-something, in a theater full of tweens very excited to see Jem and the Holograms. Why? The year was 1985 and a great new cartoon appeared on my television and it was everything I wanted it to be. It was how my 8-year-old self visioned my adult life. I just knew that I was going to grow up and be a famous rockstar. I kind of still do.

This modern take (yes, the 80s are considered vintage by young people today) of Jem and the Holograms starts off with Jerrica Benton, Jem (played by Aubrey Peeples) shooting a video of the story that has led her on this wild and crazy journey as Jem.  

The story starts with Jem telling us when she and her younger sister Kimber (Stefanie Scott) moved in with their Aunt Bailey (Molly Ringwald) and her two daughters Aja (Hayley Kiyoko) and Shana (Aurora Perrineau). Jerrica’s father passed away and he left her fond memories and a cute little robot named Synergy. Fast forward ten years and Jem starts telling the epic story of how Jem came to be.

Read On

Tags: