Get Your Tissues Out for the Star War’s Celebration Carrie Fisher Tribute Video

If you’ve spent any time around me or this blog, you know how important Carrie Fisher was–and still is–to me.

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When I heard she died, I was weirdly gutted. I never had the honor of meeting Carrie Fisher, but I still couldn’t help but feel as though I’d lost someone. Carrie Fisher and Princess Leia–the two are so intertwined to me–were so important to me growing up and as an adult. Losing her, and losing her well before her time, was just tragic. I won’t rehash what she meant to me. You can follow the hyperlinks above if you want to read my words on the impact she had on my life.

But as much as she meant to me, I can’t imagine how the cast and crew from the Star Wars films felt after her death. As most of you know, Orlando is currently playing host to the biggest Star Wars event in the country–the Star Wars Celebration. Unsurprisingly, the event played a beautiful video tribute to our Princess. It perfectly captured her spirit, her humor, and the impact she had on people, as well as so many young girls just like me. Take a peek, but grab your tissues.

What did Carrie Fisher mean to you? Let’s talk about it in the comments!

Thor: Ragnorak’s First Teaser Is Here!

Thor is undoubtedly my favorite Avenger (at least in the MCU–I am a bit more torn in the comics universe). His standalone films haven’t always garnered heaps of fan praise (though I’ll fight anyone who says Kat Dennings isn’t a freaking gem in those movies), but Thor’s latest movie seems like it’s going to be one for the ages. I am so excited for Thor: Ragnorak to hit theaters, and I’ve been hyped up since they first announced it WAY back at the Marvel Event in 2014. Marvel has slowly been releasing images from the film and promotional pieces, and they look AMAZING. Just look at this poster:

I think Ragnorak is going to feel unlike any other Thor film before, and will work nicely into the new look and feel that Marvel is cultivating with Phase III. And while I personally enjoyed the first Thor and Dark World (though I admit that they most certainly had their issues) I think infusing some fresh energy into his films can do nothing but good. Let’s take a look at the teaser trailer that released today!

Obviously, this trailer is teaser and doesn’t give too much away, but we know that Thor has been captured and is forced to become a gladiator (and cut his hair–which some might argue is the real tragedy here). And happily, we find that he’s captured with his ol’ green buddy, Hulk/Bruce Banner–though I’m really curious to see how much Bruce Banner we’ll see and how much of The Other Guy we’ll see in the film as this can’t be a safe environment for Bruce to show his human form–unhappily, they’ve got to fight each other in the ring. Regardless of the outcome of their fight (though my money’s on both of them surviving…because, well, obviously), I absolutely adore Thor’s reaction to seeing the Hulk in the ring. I definitely wanted to cheer alongside of Thor when the Hulk burst onto the scene, but I just died when Thor shouted, “He’s a friend from work!” Classic Thor, and I love that this movie isn’t losing that corny Marvel shtick that makes these heroes lovable (while still portraying them as highly skilled fighters).

Apart from getting a fresh story from one of my faves, there are some amazing new faces entering the MCU. Jeff Goldblum as General Commodus, Cate Blanchett is the utterly badass Hela, and Tessa Thompson is the incredible Valkyrie. We didn’t get too much of Valkyrie in action (though she looks like she’ll be a force to be reckoned with), so I’m excited to see more of her. And Hela…oh man, Hela. I wasn’t sure how Cate Blanchett would do as an MCU baddie, but HOLY CRAP. Hela looks like she’s going to kick some serious ass in this film, and I am READY FOR IT.

As the MCU grows, it can get a bit nerve-wracking that this behemoth of comic book goodness will get too big for Disney and Marvel to handle well. However, I think Phase III has gotten off to a great start, and this new Thor film is going to knock everyone’s socks off. Of course we’ve got to wait quite a while for Thor to hit theaters–November, to be exact. But to slate your Marvel thirst, here are the dates of all of the amazing Marvel stuff coming out between then and now:

Out now: Iron Fist, Netflix
May 5: Guardians of the Galaxy 2, theaters
July 7: Spider-Man: Homecoming, theaters
August 18: Defenders, Netflix

Are you excited about Thor: Ragnorak? What other Phase III properties are you excited to see? Let me know in the comments! 

10 Things You Need To Know About Visiting Universal Studios Hollywood

If you follow me on Instagram, you know by now that I just returned from an AMAZING one-week adventure in Los Angeles, California. It was my very first time in the state (okay, once in high school I had to catch a connecting flight in LAX, but I never left the airport so it doesn’t really count). I was certain I’d love California, but I wasn’t sure if I’d love LA. I knew my blog buddy Megan at The Nerdy Girlie loved it (which by the way, if you haven’t heard about her 100 Cups of Coffee book project, you should check it out), but I wasn’t sure if it’d be my style.

Let me just tell you that LA is definitely my kind of city. It’s beautiful, and it’s got such a unique vibe between that California cool and breezy beach vibes with the excitement and bustle of a big city. Yeah, traffic can be rough, but it is worth it to get to spend time in such a cool place.

While there were so many amazing things to see (which I’ll talk about in later posts), one of my favorite experiences from the trip was visiting Universal Studios Hollywood. Of course, visiting a popular theme park can be a bit of a daunting task. Navigating crowds, deciding which lines are worth the wait, and maximizing your fun can feel like a big job when all you’re wanting to do is spend some time hanging out with some of your faves from Universal flicks. So to help you maximize your time at Universal, here are five things you should know before you head to the park:

Everyone will tell you Universal Orlando is better. Don’t listen to them.

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For some weird reason, when you tell people you’re planning to hit up Universal in Hollywood, their knee-jerk reaction will be to tell you that they’ve either heard or they think Universal Orlando is better. Now to be honest, I’ve never been to the park in Orlando, but I can tell you that Universal Hollywood is a blast. I’m sure the park in Orlando is larger with more attractions, but you’re going to have loads of fun at the Hollywood park. So when people say that to you, just shrug and tell them you’ll have fun regardless. Because you will.

Download the Universal Studios app.

I’m always dubious when places tell me to get their companion app. Space on my phone can be precious, so I don’t want to waste it with useless apps. In this case, you definitely want the app. It certainly won’t make or break your time at the park, but with a live update of line lengths and an interactive map, it makes finding your way a lot easier. We were able to maximize our time at the park and seriously minimize our time in line thanks to that app.

Go to Ollivander’s first.

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I’m sure by now that you’ve heard of the fun wand-choosing experience at Ollivander’s. It’s a super brief encounter, and only one person is chosen to experience a wand choosing them (and it’s usually a kid, so don’t get your hopes up adult Potterheads). Still, it’s utterly magical and it’s a really well-made experience. The thing is, it’s a shorter encounter, but the lines can be LONG waiting to get in. So when you first arrive in the morning, head straight to Ollivander’s and experience that first. You’ll still have to wait in line (it’s inevitable, folks), but the line will most certainly be longer as you get into the afternoon.

If you can, go when school is in session.

Guys, the longest I waited for a ride was about thirty minutes. Truly. My guy and I went on a Tuesday when school was in session, and while there were definitely kids there (there are always heaps of people), we seriously lucked out in every single ride. We got to go on just about everything twice (and Harry Potter’s Forbidden Journey three times, because HARRY POTTER, y’all), and we stayed til the park closed. I can’t promise you similar results if you go on a school day–the park is always packed, regardless of school and work days–but it’s a bit less chaotic when most people are at work or school.

Buy your tickets ahead of time online.

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Seriously. It’s cheaper, you don’t have to wait in line, and it allows you admission into the park one hour early to check out the Harry Potter world. Listen, I’m not a morning person at all, but getting to access the Harry Potter stuff an hour early made everything extra special. While there are still a good number of people there early, the crowds were a bit smaller so I was able to take my time, really enjoy Hogsmeade, and take some fun pics of the attractions without worrying that I was getting in the way of everyone.

Definitely do the studio tour.

As a huge movie buff, I was stoked to see stuff like the Universal backlot. However, if getting to see the house from Psycho doesn’t fill you with childlike glee, you might be tempted to skip the studio tour. Don’t. It’s so much more than just a standard backlot drive-through. I won’t give away any spoilers, but it is one part tour one part immersive experience. I had a blast, and I know you will, too. Plus, it’s just rad to see the Psycho house. I don’t care who you are.

Watch Optimus Prime, Bumblebee, and Megatron pose for pictures

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Even if you aren’t interested in getting a picture of you next to a very realistic-looking Transformer, you should definitely hang around to watch them pose for pictures. While Bumblebee’s words are understandably limited to whatever he can pull from pre-recorded audio, Optimus and Megatron spend their photo op time posing for pictures and talking to the crowd. Obviously, Optimus goes for the inspirational route, which is fun to see, but Megatron goes back and forth between antagonizing the audience and coercing them to join the Decepticons. It’s quite fun to watch, even if it’s only for a few minutes.

Don’t prioritize the Shrek 4D experience.

If you’re a huge Shrek fan, then you’ll have loads of fun. Even if you aren’t, it’s a good time. However, the Shrek experience is one of the older rides, so the tech behind it is just not as impressive as experiences like the Transformers ride or Harry Potter’s Forbidden Journey. So unless Shrek means a lot to you, I’d put it a bit lower on your ride priority list.

Even if the lines are long, Universal makes waiting fun.

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With the exception of just a couple attractions, Universal does a great job integrating the line into the actual attraction. So even though you’re waiting, you get to see awesome set pieces from the show or movie, and often times you get introduced to the story line behind your specific ride–it’s never as simple as something like “let’s pretend you’re in the first Transformers movie!” So be sure to look around and listen to any videos or recordings that they have playing while you wait. There’s lots to see and hear!

Be sure you look properly terrified in The Walking Dead walkthrough experience

The TWD attraction is essentially a zombie-themed haunted house. So once I realized that, I applied haunted house rules to the attraction, and got a bit nervous (if you’ll recall, I am not a fan of haunted houses). So I reminded myself of things like, the actors can’t touch me, I’m allowed to run through the experience if I’m too scared, and realizing that the chicks directly in front of me would likely feel the brunt of the jump scares. However, once I got in, the whole attraction was so cool, and the walkers looked so true to The Walking Dead that I just became utterly delighted. So I started going through the experience with a stupid grin on my face. This clearly frustrated some of the walker-actors, and they started jumping back out to scare me a second time. So my advice to you is, even if your heart is filled with blissful, walker-loving glee when you go through the attraction, make sure your face conveys the appropriate amount of terror to keep those walkers in check.

What are some of your Universal Studios Hollywood tips? What should I know when I’m able to make it to Universal Studios Orlando? Let’s talk theme parks in the comments! 

Marvel Comics Collectors Editions Cell Covers

Guys. I drop my phone. A lot. So when I buy a cell cover, it’s a serious thing for me. The case has to be cute, first, but it also really needs to offer me a bit of protection–namely from accidental droppings and throwings (I once accidentally threw my cell when a wasp got all up in my grill). So when I got the chance to check out one of the Marvel Comics cell covers from SkinIt and Speck. I kinda rolled my eyes. Still, when I took a peek at the cell covers offered, and I had to admit they were kind of awesome.

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So I thought Sure, I’ll try your little cell cover for a bit, and then I’ll go back to my actual cell cover. I grabbed myself a Thor cover, and popped it on my phone. It was cute, I had to admit it, even in the midst of my skepticism. It also went with just about any outfit.

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Not too long after I got the cell cover, I had a medical emergency take over my life (I’m fine). But that meant I was in bed a lot. Which meant my cell phone didn’t get treated as carefully as it should have. It fell between cracks on the couch, it fell off my super tall bed, but the cover kept my phone safe. It’s rubbery with a nice bumper around the screen, so when it fell to the ground, it was protected. Now, yes, this isn’t some magical impenetrable case, but when you’re used to all cute cases offering no phone protection at all, it’s pretty freaking amazing when they do.

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Regardless of who your fave is, Thor, Daredevil, Doctor Strange, Black Panther, or more, they’ve got a SkinIt cover for you. The designs are exclusively for the iPhone 6/6s and iPhone 6/6s Plus, and they are a thing of beauty. So check them out today! Not sure which hero you want? Might I try to inspire you with the latest hero to enter the MCU on November 4?

Do you have a SkinIt Marvel Comics cover? Which one is your favorite? Tell me in the comments!

Should You Go See Ghostbusters?

Hey, guys. It’s been a while! I’ve been taking some much-need rest from writing at Nerdist, Geek & Sundry, AND my new gig at a wedding website (because I’m a diverse writer, dammit) AND trying to populate my own website. I love this site, but since it doesn’t pay the bills, I let myself take some serious time off to recharge a bit.

But I’m back! So let’s get to it!

SO! Should you see Ghostbusters? Here’s the short answer:

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For some reason, this film has garnered a lot more ire than any of the hordes of remakes and reboots coming to big screens lately. Frankly, I think its ridiculous, and if you aren’t going to see this movie, you’re straight up missing out. There are plenty of reasons I love this movie, but a huge one can be summed up in this tweet:

The fact of the matter is, this movie is giving today’s little girls something that I didn’t have when I was a kid. We get to see four very different women come together to chase ghosts, kick ass, and not worry about things like a makeover, getting a guy, losing weight, or any of the other “chick issues” we often saw in movies. No, instead we watch them chase their passion, wrestle with believing in themselves when literally no one else does–and even when they’re mocked for their beliefs–and it shows them supporting each other as they do it. It’s awesome, and I’m so glad little girls growing up today get to have them as examples.

Of course, all of those mushy feelings mean nothing if the movie is crap. These women had big shoes to fill when they strapped on their proton packs–Bill Murray, Dan Akroyd, Ernie Hudson, Harold Ramis, and Sigourney Weaver are legends, and the original film is a modern comedy classic. Paul Feig’s Ghostbusters would totally lose its empowering punch if it couldn’t live up to its predecessor.

Thankfully, the movie is effing hysterical.

I don’t even know where to start with this film. The entire cast is fire, and they have a chemistry that is so palpable. My personal favorite is definitely Kate McKinnon’s character, Jillian Holtzmann.

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No one can make me laugh like Kate McKinnon can. She is my all time favorite cast member on SNL right now, and she definitely wins the award of Kendall’s Favorite Ghostbuster. Holtzmann is brilliant, she’s weird, unintentionally and intentionally funny, and she’s also got great taste in hats. Also, she kicks so much ass. Seriously.

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Of course, one McKinnon does not a movie make. The other women in the film, Leslie Jones, Melissa McCarthy, and Kristen Wiig also bring amazing performances. All of these women are hilarious, and each of their characters are interesting, funny, and make the movie a fun adventure fighting ghosts. I have loved Leslie Jones since I first saw her marry Martin Freeman on SNL, and she absolutely delivers in this movie. Her character, Patty Tolan is sweet, funny, and knows more about the history of New York City than anyone I’ve ever met. I loved watching her against Kristen Wiig’s character, Erin Gilbert. Wiig played a more serious character, but she was still absolutely hysterical. Plus, her friendship with Melissa McCarthy’s character, Abby Yates, is a hoot (and reminded me a bit of the friendship between me and my bestie). And, of course, Thor himself has a role as the Ghostbusters’ administrative assistant, Kevin.I had no idea that one of my favorite Asgardian Avengers was so effing hilarious.

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The main cast had such great chemistry, that even though the movie is a bit far-fetched it kept the story grounded. Sure, there are some dumb jokes here and there, but all in all the movie keeps you laughing and having a great time, which is why you go see a Ghostbusters movie in the first place. By the end of the film, I just wanted to hang out with Abby, Patty, Erin, and Holztmann and hunt ghosts for them.

But one of the things I really loved about the film was how intentionally they credited the original Ghostbusters. The movie has cameos from Bill Murray, Ernie Hudson, Dan Akroyd, Sigourney Weaver, Annie Potts, the Slimer ghost (a character that was created as a tribute to the late John Belushi, who was set to play Venkman before his death), and has a dedication to the late Harold Ramis at the end of the film. The movie does everything it can to recognize its predecessors while also telling a fun, new story for a new generation of fans. It’s everything you want in a reboot. Sure, the movie has some flaws, but every movie has flaws. You watch a Ghostbusters movie to have a fun, exciting escape from reality with characters you care about that also make you laugh, and Paul Feig’s Ghostbusters is just that. Don’t believe the haters, kids. Ghostbusters is good cinema, and definitely worth the trip to the movies.

Have you seen Ghostbusters? What did you think of the movie? It looks like there is officially going to be a Ghostbusters sequel in the works–what do you hope to see in a second movie? Tell me your thoughts in the comments!

Well, That’ll Do: My Winter Soldier Hoodie

Guys. I have a real problem. I’m not sure what it’s called, but it’s somewhere between delusions of grandeur and over committing. Either way, I think I have the time and ability to do all sorts of magical things that I simply do not. Case in point? The Winter Soldier hoodie.

I was certain, absolutely certain that I’d be able to easily re-create a low-key winter soldier hoodie for myself. Did I flake out on the project? No. I made myself a damn hoodie, but it was at quite the personal cost. Here’s what I learned, and I’d like to impart that knowledge on to you.

Don’t Have a Sewing Machine? Rethink Your Lofty Plans…

Guys, sewing something without a sewing machine takes a lot of work. Trying to do something intricate without a sewing machine and solid sewing skills? Yeah, it’s kinda like this:

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The initial tutorial I linked to was fairly straight-forward with very little sewing. Take a gray hoodie arm, sew it onto a black hoodie, and draw on the black marks to make your arm look like Bucky’s. But this girl was like, “That’s too easy! I want it too look ~authentic~”. I decided I would leave the black hoodie arm on and sew on gray strips. It felt more authentic to me, but it really was just a pain in the ass that ended up leading to me drowning about 16 hours into a project that I ultimately scrapped and started from scratch.  If you’re a sub-par seamstress with no equipment, keep it simple, kids. Definitely measure and pin stuff, but keep the end goal easy to achieve.

Know Your Limits, and Bail When You Need To

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Like I said, I definitely didn’t give up. I made myself a Winter Soldier hoodie, but after I realize what a dumpster fire my first attempt at a hoodie was, I just left it alone for a while.

Whether or not you need to bail on the project completely is up to you, but don’t be afraid to admit you’ve bitten off more than you can chew, and either scrap the project or just re-imagine it.

Get Advice and Support From Other People

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If this is your first time sewing anything more complicated than, hypothetically, ribbons on your pointe shoes, seek out the advice of others who have done this before. Sometimes they’ll freely offer advice, sometimes you’ll have to ask for it, but either way glean as much experiential knowledge as you can. Learning from other people’s mistakes is way easier than learning from your own, right?

Don’t Freak Out If This First Project Knocks You Out Or Isn’t Perfect

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I’ll be honest. This project was a lot of work, and the end result…it isn’t perfect, y’all. The red star isn’t centered enough, the stitching isn’t gorgeous, and I sort of lost steam when it came time to adding the lines. It’s just a straight up, two-toned gray arm. But I’m kind of unreasonably proud of it. Yeah, I know it’s not great, and the entire thing was a LOT harder than I expected for a result WAY below what I was hoping. But I did it! I completed a project, as crappy of a final result as it might be. Now I know what I can do better going forward, and I’ll always be able to look back on this first project fondly. Here’s how it turned out (and please enjoy my picture with Bucky-inspired eye makeup).

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So like I said, it isn’t perfect, but I sewed the entire thing by hand, and I’m pretty excited to say that I actually finished a project I wanted to attempt. My next project will be far better, and by then I’ll hopefully have a sewing matching that will keep me from wanting to kill something.

Tell me some of your less-than-perfect cosplay/sewing stories, and feel free to give me any tips and tricks in the comments!

Ways to Deal After the Captain America News

If you haven’t heard the news about the craziness Marvel is pulling with the Captain America comics, check out the write up I did about it over at Nerdist (did I mention I write for Nerdist now, too? Because I totally do…). If you don’t want to hear the big Cap twist, turn back now because I’m about to get into it. Spoilers ahoy, kids.

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Okay, so by now you’ve likely heard that Captain America is being revealed as a long-standing undercover agent for Hydra. Understandably, the internet is freaking out over Marvel taking the most noble, truly good, and brave character from it’s universe and completely ruining everything that we love about him. Cap has a long and storied history of being one of the few characters who is 100% good. Watching Marvel kind of ruin that legacy by putting him on Team Hydra has been hard to watch for all of us–even Chris Evans himself.

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Okay, so that wasn’t his actual reaction the Cap/Hydra news… This was Chris’ actual reaction to the complete destruction of the character of the First Avenger:

Of course there are loads of theories on why we don’t need to freak out about this whole Cap/Hydra business, but until reality is restored it’s gonna be tough for those of us on #TeamCap to deal with this heartbreaking reveal. So I’ve got some ways to help you handle Marvel’s decision to remind us all that we just can’t have nice things.

 Deny, Deny, Deny

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Bad Cap can’t get you if you pretend he doesn’t exist…*rocks self and hums quietly*

Say It With Me: Not MY Cap!

Okay, but really, this is the Cap we all know and love, right?

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If you don’t even want to mess around with the new Hydra-Cap, and you don’t even want to see how Marvel tries to make this right, then just don’t even buy into it. Stick with MCU Cap and pre-Steve Rogers: Captain America #1 Cap. Sure, you know it exists, but just ignore it. You know, treat Hydra-Cap like an annoying person at a party and pretend to be on your phone when you pass it in the comic book store. That always works.

Re-Join the Hail Hydra Meme Train

Remember the hail Hydra memes that came out after Winter Soldier released?

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Super fun, right? Well now that Marvel has cursed us with this abomination:

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…it looks has though the meme has been reborn from the pile of old meme ashes and fan tears. Why not jump on board and channel your rage and heartbreak into internet memes? I’m sure that’s healthy…

Enjoy the New “Let’s Ruin Cap Together” Meme

Since everything we love about Cap is arguably gone (I know, I know, his Hydra stint could be a ca-razzzayyy twist, but for now I’m allowed to feel sad), why not join together as an internet community and ruin Cap in a way that feels more palatable than having him revealed as a member of the group that tortured and brainwashed his best friend? Nothing is more beautiful than watching the internet is fight back to the whole Hydra business by joining hands to ruin him together:

Ultimately, whether it’s denial, ignoring, or humor, we can all get through this Darkest Timeline together. After all, supporting each other when our faves get ruined is what the internet is for, right?

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How are you dealing with the Cap news? What do you think of the Hydra twist? Let’s have a Cap therapy session in the comments! 

A Brand New Ghostbusters Trailer!

People had All the Opinions about the first Ghostbusters trailer, and whether you liked the first trailer or not–I didn’t really have strong feelings myself as its, you know a trailer–you’ve got to check out this second trailer:

Like I said before, I didn’t have strong feelings one way or the other about the first trailer. It was a trailer, after all, and I knew it was starring women that I think are hilarious, so I made up my mind about seeing the movie long before the trailer hit. However, I do think this second trailer is definitely stronger than the first. To be fair, it’s less of a teaser trailer, but I was happy to get a better picture of what to expect in the movie, plot-wise, which is, apparently a giant, world-ending paranormal event. Alright, Ghostbusters, you’ve got my attention! Plus,  they fleshed out Chris Hemsworth’s Kevin character a bit more, and it looks like he might end up being the Big Bad (or at least a bad guy) in the movie. Honestly, I’m not sure how I feel about that, as I really started to love the goofy, hapless Kevin we met on Administrative Professional’s Day, but I trust Thor to rock any role he gets. Ghostbusters will hit theaters on July 15, and definitely I cannot wait to see this one.

So what do you think of the new trailer? Are you going to see Ghostbusters, or are you over reboots?  Tell me your thoughts in the comments!

#TeamCap Civil War Premiere Outfit

If you’ve been following me on Twitter, you’ll know that I am unabashedly #TeamCap for this Civil War business in the MCU.

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So I want to be sure I show my party alignment when I go and see Captain America: Civil War this weekend. While there’s always options in the everyday cosplay realm (I made a few Civil War everyday cosplay outfits for Geek & Sundry), maybe you want to explore some different ways of expressing your side. Here are some options:

Nails and Makeup

I’ll be honest with you guys. I’m terrible at makeup. I wear as little as possible, and even then I’m pretty sure makeup gurus would tell me I’m applying the stuff wrong. So the thought of doing fancy makeup for a movie premiere makes me a bit itchy (I’ll stick to nails, really). BUT after watching this totally awesome makeup tutorial for Cap makeup, I couldn’t help feel a bit inspired. Her nail choices were also amazing.

Of course, in the video I posted above, she uses gel polish. Here’s a nail tutorial in case you’re not on the gel nails train:

Hair

If you’ve got longer hair, you’re not going to be able (and probably won’t want) to recreate Steve’s hairstyle. While you might be able to swing Bucky’s hair, ever since the whole Winter Soldier thing his hair is more bedhead-chic with an emphasis on bedhead. So instead of trying to copy Cap or Bucky, why not channel a more Peggy Carter-themed hairstyle and don a classic forties ‘do? Here’s a tutorial for some vintage waves:

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You didn’t think I’d actually leave you without a new everyday cosplay outfit, did you? Of COURSE you can’t go to the premiere in your regular old clothes! With this outfit, there will be no DOUBT that you’re 100% in on #TeamCap

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Are you seeing Captain America: Civil War this weekend? What are you wearing to the movie? Tell me about it in the comments, and if you’re #TeamIronMan let me know! I promise I won’t be angry…

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Celebrate Administrative Professionals Day With Chris Hemsworth

Happy Administrative Professionals Day!

If you’ve ever spent some time in an admin role like I have, you’ll be agree that the role can often go unappreciated, despite an admin’s vital part in keeping the company running smoothly. Admins and assistants like to joke about doing nothing more than filing and getting coffee, but they do behind-the-scenes stuff and occasional administrative grunt work that those in higher positions won’t (or can’t) do themselves. So as we’re celebrating the unsung hero of office life, let’s talk about Kevin, the administrative professional that is (sort of) keeping the Ghostbusters office afloat.

Okay, so maybe Kevin isn’t the shining example of administrative professionalness that we’re celebrating today, but Kevin looks like he’s a hilarious addition to the characters in the new Ghostbusters film. Turns out Chris Hemsworth’s not only a Norse god, but also pretty freaking hilarious. I can’t wait to see him onscreen with Melissa, Kate, Leslie, and Kristen. Here’s the trailer, in case you haven’t watched it yet:

What do you think of the new Ghostbusters movie? What do you think of Hemsworth’s role? Are you doing anything special to celebrate the administrative professionals in your life? Let me know in the comments, and be sure to watch Ghostbusters when it hits the big screen on July 15!