Star Wars Rebels Season Two

I have seen some news that will make my daughter very happy; season two of Star Wars Rebels starts later this month! The bad news; we don’t have any of the Disney Channels so we can’t watch it until it comes out on DVD.

Bugger.

Ruby has surprised me a little bit by becoming a bit of a Star Wars fan. We’ve watched, together, the original trilogy and she loved it. I asked for Star Wars Rebels for Christmas, and we’ve raced through the whole series. It is very good, and Ruby has thoroughly enjoyed watching it with me. It’s a shame we won’t get to watch it for a while.

Anyway, here is the trailer:

 

We haven’t got The Clone Wars yet. That’s six seasons of Star Wars goodness to come. We think Ruby is a bit too young for the prequels just now (maybe next year) and certainly too young for the new one. In the meantime, I’m glad that she likes a bit of Space Opera. I should try her with something else, but most SciFi isn’t really aimed at six year-olds.

 

Sense8 Season One

We finished this excellent series tonight. Netflix is producing some wonderful telly these days and, after a slow start, this series has turned out to be a highlight from the last year. 

It was full of well-drawn characters, interesting storylines and fascinating locations. It must have cost a fortune to make, and it was well worth it. It’s one of the more diverse casts – a good racial mix with some gay (and one trans) protagonists – and it has some exceptional, if very violent, fight scenes. 

Looking forward to Season Two!

Mega Shark v Giant Octopus

If you thought that Snakes On A Plane was a huge pile of nonsense, I suspect that you might think similarly of the amazingly named Mega Shark v Giant Octopus:

Oh my word! It makes Snakes look like a Kenneth Branagh-produced lovvieathon.

Must see this, if only because Debbie Gibson is in it

Get some adamantium up yer

Life has been pretty hectic around here recently, resulting in reduced blog post frequency and lack of fun time. I’ve had loads going on, especially with Open University, band and work taking up most of my free time.

I’ve even found that I’m on the intertubes much less than previously, which is a distressing thing to happen to a guy at the best of times.

Still, we managed to fit in some “us” time the other weekend and decided to go and see a pleasant, little film called Wolverine.

We both liked the X-Men films, even if the third one was a little daft, and Wolverine was our favourite character from those movies. Well, he would be for Jo because she loves Australian men for some reason – I just liked him for his impressive lambers.

Wolverine, the film, is an impressive affair. It fills in quite a bit of backstory hinted at from the X-Men films so far and does the fight scenes with plenty of guts and glory. Logan’s Brother is brilliantly played by Liev Schreiber and much of the supporting cast are as butch, and as funny, as you’d hope.

It takes itself a little too seriously, perhaps, but I think it’s the best X-Men film so far. Ace.

As this is an “X-Men Origins” film, you have to wonder who they’re going to do next. I’m thinking an Xavier/Magneto double header (they were friends in the past). I’d go see that, for sure.

Chico, Chico the Rainmaker

Some things remain in the memory for a long time. I have no idea why but one Children’s Film Foundation series really buried itself in my psyche:

Chico the Rainmaker. I remember going along to our local cinema (The Lounge in Headingley) to watch the matinée screenings. This was one of my favourite programs for some reason. Probably all down to that catchy little theme tune.

Happy days!