Did you watch the big game? Well, the Packers won the SuperBowl, congrats to Aaron Rogers & his team, seems like they had it from the start. I was in front of the tv but not exactly watching the game, I was downstairs keeping my hubby company mostly to watch the trailers and commercials. As ScreenRant‘s Vic Holtreman said in his tweet, “I really wish the Super Bowl would stop interrupting the great trailers and commercials.” Ha!
One of the most notable trailers was the Captain America teaser that seemingly everyone’s been waiting for:
It went by really fast and all I could remember was Chris Evans’ powerful um,
man boobs pecs. Maybe because he was so ridiculously skinny at the beginning before he went inside the super-soldier making machine. It looks so heavily CGI-ed as Evans obviously didn’t pull a Christian Bale by yo-yo-ing 60+ pounds for this role. Anyways, this movie isn’t one I’m hugely anticipating this year, I’m going to see how the reviews pan out before heading out to the theater. There were more than a dozen trailers total that aired last night, you can see ’em all on Cinematical. Most of them weren’t all that memorable, maybe ’cause there are so many coming at you one after another. The slightly more revealing Super 8 trailer looks pretty intriguing though not exactly on my must-see list, while the other marvel movie THOR still hasn’t impressed me.
Which movie trailer and/or commercial was your favorite?
Well, on Saturday, I spent most of my day trying to register for this year’s San Diego Comic Con. For the third time in a row, the ticketing system crashed again! Back in December, they halted registration for the second time around with only a handful of people able to get tickets. Despite hiring a new ticket sales web site TicketLeap and a month to figure out the problem, the dreaded ‘currently over capacity’ issues still plagued the system. If you’re on Twitter on Saturday, #sdcc was trending for hours filled with people protesting, cussing in frustration. It took me about 3+ hours and about 300+ browser refresh before I finally got the tickets for Thursday and Friday, unfortunately the Saturday badges had been sold out 😦 Oh well, I guess two days is better than nothing. This will be the first time I’ll be at the largest comic convention in the world but I can’t wait to see what’s in store come next July. Will Zack Snyder and the new Superman Henry Cavill be there on Hall H? Chris Nolan and his Dark Knight Rises crew? Man, it’s only February and I’m already over excited!
Has anybody been at SDCC? If so, any tips for a first timer?
This weekend was pretty slow in the movie-watching department, but on our Girls Movie Night on Friday, we ended up watching Casino Royale instead of the Keira Knightley period drama The Duchess, which we had agreed upon weeks ago. It started out when one of my girlfriends said she wanted to see something of an action movie and the fact that she has NEVER seen a Bond movie in her entire life. We all kinda looked at her in aghast, but interestingly enough, all of my girlfriends had never seen Casino Royale, either. Good thing I have the dvd, and though I’ve seen it several times, I didn’t mind seeing it again. That banter on the train between Bond and Vesper is still one of my favorite scenes! Funny that on Friday’s post, Prairiegirl and Aiden commented they’d be watching a certain Bond film for the first time, too.
Coincidentally, on Chinese New Year weekend, the movie that arrived on Netflix was Zhang Yimou’s HERO with Jet Li. But with the hoopla over the Comic-con tickets, SuperBowl and the fact that we spent Saturday AM painting our wall in our entertainment room, we still haven’t got around to watching it. I didn’t have my weekend roundup post last week or I’d have shared the fact that we just scored a new 55-inch SONY BRAVIA HX800 for more than half the price of the original, as the store we bought it from just filed Chapter 11. Good thing we bought it when we did a week ago, as now the price went up $500 bucks! We painted the wall where the unit hangs with a dark color so when the lights are dimmed, the frames of the TV kinda blends in nicely with the background. So anyway, that’s my weekend scoop, hope yours was a good one.
So, what movie(s) did you end up seeing this weekend?