April 21, 2014

Let's talk villains

Y'all know how I feel about Loki. So it should come as no surprise that I'm also a fan of other movie villains. I recently wrote about some of my other favorites for the Alamo Drafthouse* magazine Birth.Movies.Death.

My articles on Magneto, Regina George, General Zod and Ursula are on pages 22, 28, 29 and 32, respectively. But you should definitely check out the rest of the issue, too!

In May, Badass Digest will be running a villain death match with all 64 of the villains in the issue. Be sure to check it out!

*If you're not familiar with the Alamo Drafthouse, it's the. best. movie theater. Most locations are in Texas, but there are others around the country, and I'm sure there are plans for even more expansion. Definitely check it out for a great movie-going experience if you can! (And pick up the May issue of B.M.D. while you're there!)

April 17, 2014

Nerd News: Batman short, Hogwarts online classes, S.H.I.E.L.D. art and more

Vol. 5, Issue 14

Hey, kids! So the Mister and I have finally caught up on Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., and, well, it’s pretty damn good. I adore how Marvel’s tied the movies and the show into each other so well. I’m still meh oh Skye and Ward—even with recent developments—and Ming Na is still THE WORST, but the rest of the characters are great and the plots are interesting. I’m glad we didn’t give up completely!

In movie news this week:

Here are some trailers and clips:

Cuban Fury


Edge of Tomorrow


The Giver


Guardians of the Galaxy


How to Train Your Dragon 2


Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (Thanks, Wes!)


X-Men: Days of Future Past


I don't understand why Charles is walking?

April 11, 2014

obsessed.: theSkimm

I have a confession to make. I have become one of those people. I don't read newspapers or watch the news on TV, and I rarely read news sites. I ... I get most of my news from Twitter.

Getting news from Twitter can work well, depending on the people you follow. I follow a lot of pop culture accounts, however, so most of the news I get is of the entertainment variety, leaving me a bit lacking in the "what's going on in the world" department.

That's why I'm so excited to have found theSkimm. theSkimm is a daily (weekdays) newsletter filled with world news. Straight from their website: "theSkimm is the daily email newsletter that gives you everything you need to start your day. We do the reading for you—across subject lines and party lines—and break it down with fresh editorial content."

Here's a peek at the sort of thing I've come to love from theSkimm:

Read today's issue here.

One of the many reasons I don't read or watch straight news is because it's so dry. But theSkimm is news with a side of sass. And it's the perfect baby step toward becoming less of one of those people.