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Monday, May 15, 2017
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$80?!?!
Jose

Did you know Nathan Fillion is charging something like $80 for autographs at Denver Comic Con?! I mean, I like the dude, but that seems kind of high to me. I admit I've not gone to an event like this since I was 11 or so, but still. Other visiting celebrity guests are mostly in the $40 to $50 range, such as Felicia Day or Batman himself, Kevin Conroy. But, $80 for Captain Mal Reynolds? That's pushing it. That's on its way to Shatner levels. Truth be told he is probably the most famous face in the list of possible autograph options and we all loved him in Dr. Horrible... Batman is only charging $40 though and well... He's Batman. Anyway, onto our quiz! Thanks to Pasquinis and our quizzers.
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Monday, May 08, 2017
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We Are Not the Warriors Who Built This Town
Jose

I swear, I don't TRY to make my blogs with the idea of exclusively beating on DC, but they just keep doing things wrong... The newest trailer for the standalone Wonder Woman movie came out and the movie looks like it could be OK. I don't have high hopes as it's literally another "alien" type hero trying to be more "human," which is all DC knows how to do and they do it badly, but at least the action should be OK. As I was watching the trailer about 2/3 through a song started that actually felt somewhat appropriate, but then I heard there were vocals and I recognized those vocals. The music they chose is technically a pop song... again. It's Awolnation... excuse me sorry, it's Imagine Dragons
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Lover of IPAs, video games, comic books, and bass guitar. I spent most of my youth one day dreaming of leaving Colorado. As I've aged I've spent an equal amount of time wondering how people live anywhere other than Colorado.


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Monday, May 01, 2017
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Volume 2
Jose

Well, this week is Guardians of the Galaxy Volume 2 week. Hopefully it will reasonably live up to expectations. For the most part Marvel has done a reasonable job of making quality films so I shouldn't be too concerned. I'd say it looks like it has more CGI in it than the first film, but looking back on it, like 75% of the movie was CGI between two of the main heroes and almost every background for larger shots. This brings us one step closer to true Infinity War stuff and I really can't wait to see how they somehow pull that together. With the amount of characters involved at that point I can only imagine the movie will need to be 3 hours long to try to give everyone at least one memorable
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Lover of IPAs, video games, comic books, and bass guitar. I spent most of my youth one day dreaming of leaving Colorado. As I've aged I've spent an equal amount of time wondering how people live anywhere other than Colorado.


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Monday, Apr 24, 2017
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A Fallout Board Game You Say?!
Jose

It looks like Bethesda is conspiring to take more of my money. I love board games. I love video games. Hopefully this will be a good use of video game IP in a board game. We've come a long way from the days of slapping your brand on anything that will give you some money. Some movie and video game IPs have been turned into actually fun and quality games. Some of the best examples I can think of are the DOOM board game and MOST of the Game of Thrones games. Though there are still kid focused games that just sink the boat. I suppose that's how it's always been for the most part though, it's just now companies actively create board games for the older crowd. I remember quite a few TERRIBLE branded
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Lover of IPAs, video games, comic books, and bass guitar. I spent most of my youth one day dreaming of leaving Colorado. As I've aged I've spent an equal amount of time wondering how people live anywhere other than Colorado.


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Monday, Apr 10, 2017
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More Trailers with Pop Music
Jose

This topic keeps coming up. I swear there are other things I'll write about at some point, but it needs to be addressed. Thor: Ragnarok. The newest trailer has come out and I'm actually kind of excited for this one. I liked the first two Thor movies, but I've felt they've been the overall weakest films of the main MCU thus far. Thor is the closest to a DC style character in power level and image so he's suffered from being somewhat wooden and unapproachable. I won't go into any of the MANY spoilers in the trailer, but it looks like they're making him a bit more relatable and more human in his demeanor. This looks a bit more like a Guardians of the Galaxy movie than a Thor movie to be honest,
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Monday, Apr 03, 2017
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Pop Music = Success
Jose

I've ranted about this a few times recently. There have been a large number of movies to use pop songs in their trailers lately. I assume this is largely due to the success of Guardians of the Galaxy and Deadpool, both which have used pop songs well and in fairly meaningful ways. Unfortunately other studios have seen this and just assume pop music = success and have used pop songs inappropriately in Suicide Squad and Justice League. A recent example of good use of a pop song is the trailer for Valerian. It's a Beatles song, just like Justice League used, except it feels like it fits instead of cramming pop culture down my throat. Another egregious example of using pop music in trailers is
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Lover of IPAs, video games, comic books, and bass guitar. I spent most of my youth one day dreaming of leaving Colorado. As I've aged I've spent an equal amount of time wondering how people live anywhere other than Colorado.


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Monday, Mar 27, 2017
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Marvel is Winning, Still
Jose

Two new trailers have dropped in the last week. Both first trailers for their movies, we have the Justice League Trailer and the Spider-Man trailer. Spider-Man Homecoming is a very appropriate title as the rights to the character just reverted back to Marvel, and the trailer shows that. The Spider-Man trailer shows quite a bit of action, and a good deal of personality. Even in 2 minutes Marvel has done a fantastic job of setting up our hero as a relatable human being first, and a super hero second. The newest Peter Parker is still in high school, nerdy friend and all, still desperate to prove himself to Tony Stark who seems to be filling in for a father figure type role. I'm actually optimistic
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Lover of IPAs, video games, comic books, and bass guitar. I spent most of my youth one day dreaming of leaving Colorado. As I've aged I've spent an equal amount of time wondering how people live anywhere other than Colorado.


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Monday, Mar 20, 2017
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Once Again, Don't Preorder Games
Jose

I'm super excited. There's a new Mass Effect game coming out this week. Sadly though, it's apparently riddled with animation glitches. This is disappointing for a number of reasons. It's just another example of a big studio giving us video game players the figurative finger. This isn't being put out by a small studio that is doing their best. This is being put out by a huge studio that's half assing it at this point. It was developed by BioWare, which is a well known and respected company and published by EA, a well known and hated, but triple A company. There is NO reason for a title from these two to have known issues on launch. This isn't their first rodeo by any means. They've worked together
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Lover of IPAs, video games, comic books, and bass guitar. I spent most of my youth one day dreaming of leaving Colorado. As I've aged I've spent an equal amount of time wondering how people live anywhere other than Colorado.


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Monday, Mar 13, 2017
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Wonder Woman, eh?
Jose

There's a new trailer for Wonder Woman and it continues to show us that DC just has very little idea of how to make good characters. The majority of DC's characters are outsiders who somehow become part of normal society and Diana is no different. Even within her own society the trailer hints at her being destined for greatness and more powerful than any before her. How exactly are we supposed to relate to that in order to like and become attached to the character? Oh I know, by downplaying her power by putting her up against of standard soldiers. What? How does this make sense? I don't quite know who the big bad guy necessarily will be for this movie, but it seems we're to believe that Wonder
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Lover of IPAs, video games, comic books, and bass guitar. I spent most of my youth one day dreaming of leaving Colorado. As I've aged I've spent an equal amount of time wondering how people live anywhere other than Colorado.


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Monday, Mar 06, 2017
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X
Jose

Supposedly this is it. No more for Hugh Jackman. Though technically he's over a foot too tall to be an accurate representation of Wolverine, few others have owned their characters more than he has. The only two I would say maybe own it better are Robert Downey Jr. and Ryan Reynolds (Deadpool of course, not that other atrocity of a movie). I saw the "final" installment of the Wolverine franchise with Mr. Jackman and my overall opinion is that it was good. I say "final" because of course Fox is going to try to bring in someone else to fill his Canadian shoes, but they're going to be very hard to fill. Of the three standalone Wolverine movies I'd say this was the best. This was a bit different
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Lover of IPAs, video games, comic books, and bass guitar. I spent most of my youth one day dreaming of leaving Colorado. As I've aged I've spent an equal amount of time wondering how people live anywhere other than Colorado.


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Monday, Feb 27, 2017
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Steve Harvey 2: Electric Boogaloo
Jose

How do you read a name wrong? How do you accidentally print two of something you've only printed one of for every other category? How do you still give this much attention to a sham of an organization? Let's not kid ourselves, the Oscars are now and always have been a shady joke. We've long given the award and organization too much credit. It's a relatively small number of people voting based on their opinion (which is fine really) or just based off who wooed them the best or is most recent in their memories. There have long been rumors that have all been proven to be true regarding bribes to get certain actors, directors, etc the win. The only people to win an Oscar are generally the ones
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Lover of IPAs, video games, comic books, and bass guitar. I spent most of my youth one day dreaming of leaving Colorado. As I've aged I've spent an equal amount of time wondering how people live anywhere other than Colorado.


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Monday, Feb 20, 2017
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Whoah
Jose

I saw John Wick 2. I was not disappointed. I'd say the sequel is about 80% as good a the original. It suffers from some of the pitfalls many sequels fall into such as introducing too many new characters too quickly, but it overall lived up to my personal expectations. The reasons for getting John Wick involved again were solid and I don't feel it was a complete rehash of the first film. The action scenes were tight and varied. One thing I really like about the John Wick movies is that he always looks tired. In most action movies the star usually looks relatively upbeat and chipper, while repeatedly saying things like "I'm too old for this crap." John Wick never complains about his age, he
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Lover of IPAs, video games, comic books, and bass guitar. I spent most of my youth one day dreaming of leaving Colorado. As I've aged I've spent an equal amount of time wondering how people live anywhere other than Colorado.


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Monday, Feb 13, 2017
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I Love Pizza
Jose

I'm real glad to be back at Pasquini's. I mean, the people are great and all, and you quizzers are awesome, but I also really really love pizza. If you'e met me you've likely noticed I'm not exactly a small gentleman so my love for pizza should come as no surprise to many of you. This really isn't an ad for Pasquini's, it's just a love letter to some awesome Denver Pizza. Obviously if you're reading this there's a gooooood chance you've been to Pasquini's, if you haven't already, as a man who loves him some pizza, consider joining us on an upcoming Monday! Onto quiz! Thank you to the teams this evening and of course to Pasquini's. In 2nd place tonight we have What Does Beyonce
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Monday, Dec 05, 2016
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Monthly Rant About Michael Bay
Jose

Welp. There's a new Transformers movie apparently coming out. Almost made it through the entire trailer without the dubstep wub-wubs. Almost. We also almost made it through without spoilers, but why wouldn't spoilers be included in a major Hollywood release of this caliber? About 1/3 of the way through I remember thinking to myself "why is any of this happening?" I had forgotten the last movie. Just completely forgotten any major plot points which this one was picking up on. That's just how moving and awesome the Transformers movies have been. But really, Michael Bay is a hack who relies on quickcuts and explosions to get through his movies. As a footnote on this hate train, there's a new
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Lover of IPAs, video games, comic books, and bass guitar. I spent most of my youth one day dreaming of leaving Colorado. As I've aged I've spent an equal amount of time wondering how people live anywhere other than Colorado.


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Monday, Nov 28, 2016
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Soon...
Jose

Only a few more weeks until the latest Star Wars installment! Though Rogue One looks to be a little light on Jedi, it still looks great. The casting is great and it will be nice to have a more "normal" viewpoint for a Star Wars story. Part of the problem with bigger than life characters like Superman is they can sometimes be hard to relate to. I think this was part of the problem with Anakin Skywalker in the prequels. We all know he's going to become Darth Vader, so we know he's this bigger than life character. Getting to see so much of the comparatively mundane part of him kind of made him less exciting. If you eat ice cream every day after a while you're going to get sick of it. With Rogue
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Lover of IPAs, video games, comic books, and bass guitar. I spent most of my youth one day dreaming of leaving Colorado. As I've aged I've spent an equal amount of time wondering how people live anywhere other than Colorado.


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Monday, Nov 21, 2016
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The Blackest of Fridays
Jose

Black Friday is upon us. When I was young, think 6 years old, my mother and grandmother would wake myself and my cousins up when it was still dark. Somewhere in the neighborhood of 5 am we would get up to go to Target and Wal-Mart and so forth. It was both terrible and awesome. Later just out of high school I worked at Target and ran through several holiday seasons in the Toys and Electronics departments. It was both enjoyable and terrible as well. The days went by quick because you were so busy and it was amusing to see the often still drunk from Thanksgiving shoppers fight over cheap board games and TVs. The bad part was waking up at again, 5 am or something ridiculous. It's awesome to get
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Lover of IPAs, video games, comic books, and bass guitar. I spent most of my youth one day dreaming of leaving Colorado. As I've aged I've spent an equal amount of time wondering how people live anywhere other than Colorado.