Take that NHL!!!

  
An incredible weekend!!! What a story with John Scott swallowing all the limelight. Enjoy it pal! These opportunities rarely come.

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Books, books, books…

  
Haven’t been in a library in a long time…

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The Batman v Superman Comic Con Trailer Review

The Trailer:

Director Zack Snyder dropped a bomb some weeks ago during this years Comic Con Conference. Warner Brothers and company released a colossal three minute trailer of their forthcoming film “Batman v Superman.” If this footage doesn’t get you skipping heartbeats then you may want to pay a visit to your family doctor.

Unlike last year’s snippet, which didn’t swell a storyline, the concept of the caped crusader versus the man of steel totally animated the world. After watching this new trailer, man I’m sold! I want more!

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Mind you this film is contiued from the “Man Of Steel.” The trailer starts of with Superman appearing in court and is being interrogated for his actions pertaining to destruction of Metropolis. Sure General Zod and him obliterated the city but justice was served, it’s just unfortunate that there was an enormous price to pay for saving the city.

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Bruce Wayne (Ben Affleck) is shown running towards a smokescreen of dust and trying to save someone. Problem is that Superman and Zod fighting one another in Wayne Financial and eventually the behomoth slowly crumbles to pieces. Mr. Wayne is fuelled with anger and consequently this dictates the beef between Batman and Superman.

Mr. Wayne loves his employees and with the loss he realizes the sheer power that Superman possesses, he vows that he’ll destroy Superman and ultimately hold his responsible. Unlike previous iterations of Bruce Wayne, this millionaire is much older and has been around the block. Director Zack Snyder reveals that this Batman has been distanced from fighting crime for more than twenty years. The training to beat the man of steel begins. We are shown the Batsuit (which looks stunning) and then shown Robin’s vandalized suit with someone’s handwriting (supposedly the Joker) which clearly ridicules Batman. Now if we lend our ears to the comic universe then this expired Robin is presumably Jason Todd. This Batman isnt you’re happy go lucky dude saving the streets of Gotham with a smile. He’s a aggressive beast who brands his prey and is essentially showing Gotham that their enforcer is back.

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Neighbouring Metroplis has also learned about the Batman’s return, hence cueing Clark Kent’s curiosity into Batman’s world. The next scene shows Louis Lane encouraging Superman to continue serving justice and his symbolization to the world. People are idolizing him like a god and the next few seconds explains Ma Kent’s message to her “son.” The mother ultimately tells Clark to be a hero and do whatsoever to make the world a better place, or don’t get involved at all. Superman continues serving the world and is shown muscling a broken rocket safely to the ground.

Enter Lex Luthor. Now there’s been a lot of criticism with Jeese Eisenburg and his version of Lex Luthor, but I’ll get into personal performances in the end. Lex is shown with Superman at his feet, like as if he has him under some form of influence, perhaps kryptonite? General Zod’s dead body is shown and its speculated that Lex Luthor will use it to transform it into a bigger threat.

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The trailer goes into overdrive with sporadic and mesmerizing shots:

  • An army that’s bowing down to Superman and obviously working for him.
  • Ben Affleck taking the tarp off the Batsignal and turning it on.
  • A flashback of how Bruce Wayne’s parents died and their funeral.
  • The Batwing firing shots at some cars.
  • Wonder Woman creating a shield by banging her brackets together.
  • It seems there’s a speculated nightmare scene where Batman is seen in a trench coat and trying to fight off a herd of Superman soldiers. Batman’s snapping the neck of one of the troops.
  • Batman slugging out two Superman troops in his Batsuit.
  • Batman’s butler insisting to Bruce Wayne that Superman isn’t our enemy.
  • Batman in his Mech Suit jumping on Superman and crashing though the roof of a building/house. Superman looks tanked.
  • Wonder Woman being overwhelmed and tossed back from a bigger force. Could she be fighting Superman or Batman? Or Doomsday?
  • Superman using his heat vision on Batman while Batman frantically dodges it with a grapple gun.
  • A furious looking Superman taking Batman through the the window of a building/home.
  • The final scene is the showstopper. A vexed Superman walking towards the Batmobile and tearing the doors off only to find Batman sitting inside. Batman slowly steps up, ticked off and gazing Superman eye to eye.

(From: Google Images)


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Casting Review:
There was an online backlash when Ben Affleck was announced to play the role of the Dark Knight. However, after combing through the trailer, the world has given Affleck nothing but positive reinforcement. It’ll be interesting to hear what he sounds under the cowl cause this might make or break his performance.

Henry Cavill dawns the “Crest Of Hope” again. I liked him in the Man Of Steel and am content with his acting in this trailer. His 5000 calorie/day diet seems to be paying off as the brawny actor is oozing muscles though the Superman costume. He looks very convincing.

“She’s to skinny.” That was the word when Gal Gadot was revealed as the Amazon Princess. Her frequent trips to the gym might’ve paid off now that the world has witnessed her as Wonder Woman. She looks decent, has a bit of a deep voice but should be able to ride off this figure easily.
Jessie Eisenburg’s casting to me is a mismatch. This casting is to young to portray such a demonous and crafty character. He sounds out of place. Nevertheless, it obviously won’t be undone so let’s just live with it.

Will this film set the box office ablaze? How will the Aquaman, Flash, Green Lantern and Cyborg fit in this film?
Are you ready for this? What are you thoughts on the trailer???

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Will Justice Be Served?

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A few weeks back Zack Snyder got the blood boiling of every individual in Hall #4 of the San Diego Convention Center. Snyder apparently rushed onto a flight and accompanied a small tidbit of his upcoming project, “Batman v Superman – Dawn of Justice”. The minisule trailer might’ve lacked in screen time but man, did it send quakes amongst the crowd.

I don’t have access to the footage but from first blush I’ve rallied that it portrays Batman (Ben Affleck) pulling the tarp off the Bat-Signal, turning it on and glaring into the night with his white “sonar” eyes. The Bat-Signal rules the night sky for a second when after the crack of thunder you see Superman (Henry Cavill) standing in front of the Bat-Signal and staring back at the caped crusader with his red laser eyes. Batman retorts the stare with the same sonar eyes and clearly has the “What the heck are you doing here”, look. The trailer ends there and the crowd is nothing short of pumped.

In my opinion, It’s great to see Zack Snyder utilizing Frank Miller’s version of the Batman logo. Snyder has also resorted to the “armoury” adaptation of Batman, as portrayed in the comics. After all, the dark knight will need some extra “layering”, to battle Superman. You can’t really distinguish if this scene portrays Gotham or Metropolis, but if you follow the comics then history does dictate the most of the battles between Supes and Bats has been in Gotham. That’s it for the teaser. Cavill’s look hasn’t really changed since the last Superman movie, so there isn’t really much to exasperate over the man of steel. Zack Snyder also teased the audience with his rendering of Wonder Woman (Gal Gadot). While I won’t elaborate on the Amazonian princess in depth, I will say that she appears to be a decent fit. Many had concerns that she’s anemic for the role, yet it seems that she’s packed on some muscles and has done justice with Snyder’s foresight of Wonder Woman.

So, are the fans receiving what they want? Thus far, it appears that most of the fanfare is content with the teaser, and while appearance is a subject of discussion, the main focal point will be the storyline’s fluidity. I really hope Zack Snyder doesn’t make this Batman’s movie. It should be evenly distributed between Cavill and Affleck. Granted Ben does shoulder star power but it doesn’t mean that the caped crusader should receive all the accolades.

“Batman v Superman”, by no doubt is a shoe in for the Justice League and will be out in theatres in May 2016. Patience fellow fans, patience! Let’s hope Zack Snyder’s iteration of this movie does justice for the millions eager fans.

What are your thoughts on this upcoming flick? Does it look promising?

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Daily Prompt: Just Another Day – Peaceful Moments

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Our days our organized around numerous small actions we repeat over and over. What’s your favorite daily ritual?

Pressing the repeat button in our lives is exigent. Whether it’s an unadorned action or a substantially bigger task, you adhere to the routine, cause it’s a part of your life.

Praying for me is paramount. It’s an intimacy I commit daily and is a peaceful experience everyone should enact. Not only is praying essentially a high order of commendation in my faith, but the proximity and peace one experiences is truly gratifying. The sensation, the oneness, the silent colloquy with God are moments in the day I absorb a true bonding with my lord.

Is praying something you do everyday?

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Creativity of a Hockey Lover

My son was invited to a birthday party from a fellow teammate. The family celebrating rented out a facility that consisted of a cool miniature “3 on 3” hockey rink that kept the kids engaged. While many father’s huddled in packs, sipping on the heated spoils of winter, other fathers were amazed at the level of sustenance required in running such an establishment.

As temperatures slithered below a tolerable level, Ken (the goalie’s father) and I whisked away to explore all the other facilities the “hockey loving” owner had brewed up. Unfortunately, besides the rare jerseys encased up, there weren’t anymore headline news coming from this place.

However, the two of us kept roaming around like two lost mules where Ken finally caught this from the corner of his eye. (See below)

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The “Hockey Bench”

Creatively, the “hockey savvy” owner recycled many sticks and amassed them into a neat little bench. He didn’t deduct any reputation of Canada’s favourite pastime and even tossed in the “goalie’s touch” and utilized a netminder’s paddle as a unique sidearm. Ken and I were left jaw dropped and couldn’t stop appreciating this bench. I gave it a test and hesitantly sat down. It felt like I was on a park bench but was more comfortable, maybe the number of sticks involved hugged the curves better. Regardless, it was a hit! This bench can be found at the “Rink of Dreams” in Milton, Ontario.

Have you ever encountered something uniquely crafted?

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Wordless Wednesday: Winter Freeze

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January 22, 2014 · 12:40 pm