Saturday, November 21, 2015

Star Wars and the Power of Costume Exhibition

Hey everyone!

So it's no big secret that I'm a huge Star Wars fan. It's also no big secret that I love me a props exhibit. One of my favorite places to go in the city is Discovery Times Square; they always have the best exhibitions and I've gone to every one they've had for the last few years. I went to another movie/prop exhibit there a few months ago (The Hunger Games exhibit, which you can see the post on here), but this one has by far been my favorite one yet.

The exhibit, which showcases the actual props and costumes from all 6 episodes (and even a few from the upcoming movie), just opened up last week and out of all the years I've been going to DTS I have never ever seen it as packed as it was today.

Before you go into the actual exhibit, they show you a quick little video on the designers and how they came up with the ideas and how they executed everything. It was super interesting to see that and then walk in and see the finished products right before you. You think the costumes are nice on screen? Well, lemme tell you, they are absolutely amazing and breathtaking up close. The amount of detail that went in to every piece, whether it was a dress, a robe or even the weapons themselves, was ridiculously thought out, they totally are complete works of art just on their own.

I pretty much took pictures of every piece that was there, and if any of you are in the NY area, you should definitely check it out, the exhibit's opened through September 2016!

Saturday, November 14, 2015

Top 5: Road Trip Jams

Hey everyone!

So, last weekend my brother and I took a little road trip to Pittsburgh to go see Notre Dame vs University of Pittsburgh (and the Irish won, yay!). Sitting in the car for the very long (and I mean loooooong) 7 hour drive, gave me a lot of time to think about how it might be fun to make a list of the best road trip worthy tunes.

Here are just a few of the jams that kept us sane while driving through tons of mountains and in between quoting Children of the Corn every time we passed a corn field:

1. "Dare To Be Stupid" - Weird Al Yankovic: We left at 5 in the morning. This song was definitely needed to get us pumped and ready to go. Weird Al is a better pick me up than coffee. Also, my brother still likes to mention how I stole his Weird Al cds when we were little. He'll never get them back.

2. "Poison" - Bell Biv DeVoe: How could you go wrong with any 90s hip hop song, really? Plus, the music alone at the start of this song is enough to get anyone dancing, and car dancing is really where I shine.

3. "Play That Funky Music" - Wild Cherry: I don't know why we played this song so much, but we did and it was awesome.

4. "Don't Stop Believing" - Journey: You can't possibly go on a road trip and not include Journey. I think it's against the rules of the Universe or something.

5. "Carry On My Wayward Son" - Kansas: I think at some point of the trip we sort of lost our minds and just pretended we were in an episode of Supernatural, but instead of being in a badass Impala going off to face a demonic menace, we just had a very sensible Hyundai and some snacks. Close enough!

What are some of your go to road trip songs?

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Let's Talk: Ash vs Evil Dead

I'm not sure if you guys have caught on by now, but I'm a big Evil Dead fan and I'm an even bigger Ash Williams fan, so imagine my joy when I heard that Starz was putting together a brand new series all about Ash and his (mis)adventures.

The series, which premiered on Halloween and serves as a sequel to Army of Darkness, follows Ash and his new friends as they attempt to fight off the evil forces of the Necronomicon after a stoned Ash reads from the dumb ol' book of the dead and unleashes a Deadite plague (you think he'd learn by now!)

The first episode was directed by Sam Raimi and it had all the elements that fans know and love from the original trilogy; there were witty one liners which you know are going to be giffed all over Tumblr, and just the perfect mix of horror and gore that they've perfected over the years. So far the show's been confirmed for ten 30 minute episodes, but word is that after the ridiculous fan reception, Starz has already renewed it for a second season. *insert hands up emoji*

Lucky for me, I was able to to see the premiere on Friday night because Starz put a special showing of it on after they ran an Evil Dead marathon, and I'm not kidding when I say it's all I've been able to talk about. Everything about it was all I could've hoped for and more. Ash is still brash and charmingly egotistical, and the new characters they introduced seem like they'll feed off his energy and mesh really well together. Also, I heard Lucy Lawless will be on as well, and what can be better than Xena and Ash Williams? Nothing, that's what.

Even if you've never seen any of the movies (and come on, get on that), you'll still be able to follow along with the show and not feel like you're so far out of the loop. Plus, they also gave a quick sort of recap of everything in the first episode which would answer any questions. If you are a fan of the movies though, or just a fan of really well done B-horror things, I can not recommend this show enough. It's on Saturdays on Starz at 9 pm, so watch watch watch!

If any of you have watched it, how'd you like it?