Fantastic 4, what’s with critics and films based on comics?

I know this post is late, but I just recently had a chance to see the 2015 Fantastic Four movie. You know, the one the critics tore to pieces. And guess what, I enjoyed it. It wasn’t amazing or anything, but definitely worth the €2 rental cost. 

For me, the big test is, do my kids like the film? Answer; yes they do and did.

  

So what does this say about movie critics? You decide, I personally distrust their reviews most of the time.

So if you haven’t seen it, get out and rent the new Fanstastic Four. It is good entertainment for the whole family.

New TabS2 from Samsung

I was messing with the newest bleeding edge tablet from Samsung and came away extremely impressed. The ultra fast, super slim and incredibly light TabS2 left me stunned. I own the new iPad Air 2 and it now seems heavy, dull and slow in comparison. This new tab from Sammy is fast, the screen is amazing and it is so light I was able to hold it in the reading position with a couple of fingers. 

If you get this baby in your sweaty palms, you’ll never want to put it down. Oh, and the camera is sweet too!

Check out the weight comparison:

  
Does this mean I’ll sell my iPad? Maybe. If I was in the market for a new tablet, this is the one I would buy. This tab also comes in an 8 inch version that is like holding a few pieces of paper. Perfect for an ultra light travel device.

Go out and try this amazing new device.

Send Anywhere on iOS and Android is the solution

  
If you own an iPad and an android device (or two iOS devices) and just want to move files, photos, music and videos around between the two: there is not a better solution out there than- Send Anywhere. This app is awesome; and it is free on both iOS and android. Give it a try and enjoy how fast and easy it is to use. The app also has a great security function with built in via QR codes and passwords.

I am loving this app and you will too.

Gotham, is awesome!

  
I love the new DC series, Gotham. This series has me totally addicted.  It seems so far away from a comic book story. It reeks of crime thriller with a tinge of the preternatural… 

Currently DC is doing to television what Marvel is to the big screen. With Gotham, they are hitting the ball out of the park with every episode.

If you haven’t watched Gotham, do!

Man-Up, a very enjoyable film.

  
My wife and I enjoyed a good movie last night. The movie, a comedy, Man-up starring Simon Pegg and Lake Bell. 

The movie opens with a quirky Nancy (Lake Bell) in a hotel room getting ready to go to a party. She obviously has issues with social events and begins drinking to lower her inhibitions. Within a few minutes you begin to relate to Nancy and feel sorry for her.  This surprised me because I was not familiar with Lake Bell. She is a solid actress and shows her chops in this film. Nancy is supposed to meet a blind date at the party- setup by a friend, and at the same time is being called by her sister. Nancy’s parents are celebrating their 40th anniversary and her sister, though excited she is dating again, expects her to come to the anniversary and deliver a speech.  

Nancy finally “Man’s-up” and goes to the party where she meets her friends and planned blind date. As expected, the results are not promising and Nancy decides to head out to the anniversary.

On the train Nancy meets an overly upbeat female passenger who overhears her phone call with her sister about the party and Nancy’s current lack of social life. The nosy passenger shows Nancy a book she has been reading and has inspired her to date more. She informs Nancy that she is meeting a blind date at the train station and he also has the book and that they’ll use the book as an identifier.

Needles to say there is a switch-up and Nancy ends up meeting the blind date at the train station. the blind date, of course, happens to be Jack (Simon Pegg).

Without having painful spoilers all over the place, I’ll stop a delivering details here. The date turns into an exciting romp around London and the film has many warm and funny moments. 

Simon Pegg is brilliant as usual. I really love this actor. He has been great in everything from, Shaun Of The Dead, to Mission Impossible. I especially liked him in Paul and his Hector movie.

If you enjoy the weekly romantic comedy with the wife (or husband), then this is a perfect popcorn Friday. 

I’ll keep an eye out for Lake Bell too, excited to see what she does next.

Rent this one and enjoy

My rating four out of five stars.