Spider-Man: Homecoming & How Marvel Is Making Me a Cougar

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My insides are crying.

Spider-Man: Homecoming literally shook the core of my being. I had some high expectations, and this was everything I wanted and somehow so much more. I don’t want to speak too soon because I’ve only seen the movie once (although, this is being remedied tonight), but… Spider-Man: Homecoming might be one of the greatest things that mine eyes have seen and ears have heard and heart has felt.

Don’t worry, there are no spoilers in this post. As long as you’ve seen the trailers.

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Comic Con 2016 Recap: Day Four – To Boldly Go to the Bathroom

I’m finally wrapping up my Comic Con 2016 recap posts with the last day of the convention, Day Four AKA Sunday! Comic Con is always an overwhelming and exhausting few days, but it’s so much fun and I’ve truly loved going for the past 10 years. As a hugely sentimental and nostalgic person, my future self will someday thank me for these detailed blog posts. Now please, catch up on my recaps for Preview Night, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, and join me as I close out my Comic Con journey for 2016!

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Comic Con 2016 Recap: Day Three – Baby Groot, ‘Nuff Said

If you’ve heard of Comic Con, you’ve probably heard of all the lines and all the waiting. You pretty much have to wait in a line for everything — panels, photo ops, bathroom, food, the elevator to your hotel. Well, the wait is over! For this post at least. It’s finally time for my Comic Con recap for Saturday, AKA Day Three, AKA Marvel Day! Be sure to check out my Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday recaps first. Now on to the recap, where my waiting was actually just beginning…

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#SquadGoals (Hall H Line)

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Comic Con 2016 Recap: Day Two – I’m More Sweat Than Human Now

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Conversations for a Cause with Zachary Levi (Nerd HQ)

We’ve made it to Friday! This was definitely my busiest day at the con, so stick with me — I’ve got a lot to share. Make sure you’re caught up with my Wednesday and Thursday Comic Con recaps as well! Now on to the madness…

First stop: Nerd HQ.

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Comic Con 2016 Recap: Preview Night – But First, Let Me Take a Selfie with LEGO Batman

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San Diego Comic Con International 2016

Another year of Comic Con has come and gone. This was my TENTH consecutive time attending for all four days plus Preview Night! I’m what they call a “lucky duck.” Now I’m just going to assume you are all familiar with the largest pop culture convention in the world that takes place in San Diego, California, every year.

Comic Con is basically like Christmas in July. Except you have to wait in really long lines for your gifts. It’s like entering into the world of Narnia and then a few days later getting spit back out into the real world. Four magical days (five, including Preview Night) and then it’s back to regular life again. But Comic Con is so draining and exhausting that we probably need those 360 days to recuperate every year.

While I’m in my recuperation period, I thought I’d share some of my highlights, memories, and photos from the long weekend! Starting with Day Zero AKA Preview Night…Read More »

Attending the World Premiere of Star Wars: Episode VII The Force Awakens

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Happy May the 4th!  As in “May the fourth be with you” for us Star Wars nerds, which is basically everyone at this point, isn’t it?  It’s been several months since the long-awaited Episode VII premiered in theaters on Friday, December 18, 2015.  Just a few days before that, on December 14th, I happened to be lucky enough to attend the WORLD PREMIERE and official after party of The Force Awakens in Los Angeles.

Since that entire week was INSANE and then traveling and Christmas festivities quickly followed, I never really got a chance to write or share about my experience.  But since it’s May 4th, Star Wars Day, I feel justified in spamming the Internet with all my badly-lit red carpet photos, selfies, and after-partying from that incredible week.  Just a warning – I’m probably going to turn on Caps Lock…A LOT.Read More »

Drew Goddard Has My Dream Résumé

I recently attended the Beyond Words 2016 WGA Screen Nominee Panel a couple weeks ago. It’s a panel held at the Writers Guild Theater celebrating the current WGA- and Oscar-nominated screenwriters in the Original and Adapted Screenplay categories. This year’s panel was hosted by John August (Big Fish) and included the following panelists: Matt Charman (Bridge of Spies), Drew Goddard (The Martian), Jonathan Herman and Andrea Berloff (Straight Outta Compton), John McNamara (Trumbo), Phyllis Nagy (Carol), Charles Randolph and Adam McKay (The Big Short), Josh Singer and Tom McCarthy (Spotlight), and Aaron Sorkin (Steve Jobs).

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The panel was great. It was excellently moderated and very informative, but we’re not here to talk about that right now. I want to talk about writer/director/producer Drew Goddard, who wrote the adapted screenplay The Martian starring Matt Damon.

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