Tag: Guardians of the Galaxy

Week of Geek: Comics on your computer screen? What an age we live in!

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Happy March Geeklings!

We got an exciting kick off to the month this morning with the release of a new trailer for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, complete with a peak at Star Lord’s Dad!

A lot to love here, but I think my favorite scenes are with Gamora.  Her with that MASSIVE gun or her saying hi to a waving Baby Groot while in the middle of battle.  Just… love!  But I’m happy to see everyone back.  I love these guys.

Another thing I’m loving these days that kind of ties into this is Hoopla.  What’s Hoopla?  This is Hoopla.

For those of you who love technical stuff (and I know you do), Hoopla is one of our digital resources that can be accessed with a library card number, a computer/tablet/smartphone and an account you create one time and your done.  It’s totally free to use with your library card, just like our physical items, and you can download items to your phone or tablet or computer to read without using data (they’ll delete themselves when their loan period is up.  No, really.)  And my goodness, does Hoopla have some stuff.  Audiobooks?  Yup.  Movies? Yuh huh!  Music?  So much music!  Ebooks?  Got those too!  Even TV shows?  As a matter of fact, YES!  (Including The Librarians.  Just sayin’)

As awesome as all of that is, I think my favorite part of Hoopla is one of it’s newest additions.  COMIC BOOKS!

Oh yes!  DC!  Vertigo! (DC’s more mature offshoot)  Archie Comics!  Archie Horror Comics!  IDW Comics!  Image Comics!  Dark Horse Comics!  SO MANY MORE FOR ALL AGES!  AAAAAAAAH!

I’m finding things on here I didn’t even know existed.  Tie in’s for Jim Henson’s Labyrinth or Tron, both movies I love (we have the films in our branches too ;)).  Remember I was talking about the new Archie comics?  I’ve been reading many of them on Hoopla.  Just… so much there!

So give it a try, is what I’m saying.  Read comics, love comics, watch movies made from comics.  You can’t go wrong!  There’s something for everybody!

Download the app today (if you’re not sure about anything come and ask us, we’re happy to help), get ready for Guardians and other comic films coming soon, and until next time, End of Line.

Week of Geek: Why we REALLY watch the Super Bowl ;)

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What’s up Geeklings?  Good to be back!

Let’s get right into it.  While I was off doing stuff, the Super Bowl aired this past weekend.  Now, I know it’s a cliche to be a geek and not be into sports, but unfortunately I am that cliche.  The guys from The IT Crowd perfectly capture my feelings on sports.

They’re talking about soccer, but really it could be any team physical activity as far as I’m concerned 😉

BUT the Super Bowl has other things going for it.  From the half time show (looks like Gaga KILLED IT!) to the commercials, there’s something for everyone.  But I think my favorite thing is the trailers.  Some are only half a minute long, but still, it’s a new look into some of the movies we’re just so excited for.

A few highlights this year include trailers for Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales (put a hold on the first movie here).

The new Scarlett Johansen remake of Ghost in the Shell (we’ve got the original anime film here).

The latest big-robots-smash-things entry Transformers: The Last Knight (we’ve got the the whole series, but here’s the first).

Then more Logan (another warning, this film’s rated R, but the movies leading up to it are not, so have at it.  I’d either start with this one or this one).

Season 2 of the Netflix hit Stranger Things isn’t coming until next October, but here’s a quick look.

And, of course, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (here’s Vol. 1).

And, if all of that weren’t enough, this week we got a first trailer for Netflix’s Iron Fist (you can start with the first Defender, Daredevil, right here).

Wow!

I’ll leave you guys with all of that to process, but stay tuned for more news.  Stay awesome, and until next time, End of Line.

Week of Geek Breaking News: New Trailer for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

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Happy Sunday Geeklings!

Hold on to your Mixed Tapes, ’cause we got a fresh Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 trailer, this time featuring so much Baby Groot.  Get ready to squee!

AAAAAH!  LOVE IT!  Baby Groot’s got the death button!  Gamora’s kicking butt!  Drax still has no filters!  Peter and Rocket banter!  Just… so much love!

And we get a look at Mantis, played by Pom Klementieff.  Lot of awkward moments with her around, I’m betting.

What do you guys think?  Psyched?  Ready for more?  We’ve got to wait until May but feel free to post any feels in the comments section, and put a hold on Vol. 1 here.

Keep some tape handy (I was actually looking for some last night, go figure), and until next time, End of Line.

Week of Geek: Doctor Strange and the latest from the MCU

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Hello again Geeklings!

So yes, I’ve seen Doctor Strange.  And yes, it was AMAZING AND AWESOME!

And I’m not the only one to think so, as it’s currently sitting at 90% on Rotten Tomatoes.  Doctor Strange has most of what you’ve come to expect from a Marvel Movie; smart writing, great action, funny moments (which we really needed after Civil War), gorgeous locations, interconnected qualities, etc.  One thing that makes it stand out though, is just how visually stunning it is.

I mean JUST LOOK AT ALL OF THIS!  WHA?  HUH?  WOW!  My eyes were popping out of my head watching this in 3D.  It was so trippy and weird, which is exactly what Doctor Strange stories are, and it never felt like it got out of hand, it was just… so cool!  Well done to the visual effects department, this was all quite a feat!

So yes, this is not only a worthy addition to the Marvel Cinematic Universe but a worthy introduction of film audiences to one of Marvel’s longest lasting and most interesting and complex characters.  You can read this, this, and this to learn more about him. (BTW, I’m linking to our new, soon-to-be-officially-unveiled online catalogue.  Stay tuned)

And oh my gosh, the end credits scenes!  OH MY GOSH, I NEARLY DIED!  Make sure you stick around for them.

So what’s next for the MCU?  Well, with Captain America: Civil War out earlier this year we kicked off phase 3, for which Doctor Strange is the 2nd entry and the 14th movie overall for Marvel’s connected story line (can you believe that?  14 movies all from the same series.)  Next up is Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, which will be out next May and which I am SO STOKED for!  Click here to place a hold on the first movie.

The following July we’ll see Spider-Man: Homecoming, the first MCU film featuring everyone’s favorite webslinger… and then 6 more movies are planned for this phase, including more Thor, Ant-Man, Wasp, Avengers, Black Panther and the introduction of Captain Marvel, which will be their first movie headlined by a woman.  And I haven’t even gotten into the TV shows.

What a time to be alive Geeklings *happy sigh*

What do we think?  Anyone seen Doctor Strange yet?  Anyone loved it or not?  Anyone excited for what Marvel’s bringing next?  That’s what the comments section is for, post away!

Stay strange everyone, and until next time, End of Line.