“Arrival” – Review

Wow. I got to see an advanced screening of Arrival last night. Starring Amy Adams (Man of Steel, BvS), Jeremy Renner (Avengers), and Forrest Whitaker (Last King of Scotland), it was directed by Denis Villeneuve (Prisoners, Sicario). Arrival is based on a short story, “Story of Your Life,” by Ted Chiang, who also helped shape … Continue reading “Arrival” – Review

“Arrival” – Movie Trailer

Wow. If you haven't yet seen the trailer for the upcoming Paramount movie Arrival, starring Amy Adams, Jeremy Renner, and Forest Whitaker... Wow. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tFMo3UJ4B4g This baby look phenomenal. Finally, it looks like we're going a get a real, hard look at the scientific and philosophical side of "first contact." Currently slated for Release on November … Continue reading “Arrival” – Movie Trailer

30 Days till Salt Lake Comic Con 2016 – A “Pre-retrospective” of sorts.

[Editors' note: nothing in this post should be read as derogatory toward any guest, either mentioned by name or not. That is not the intent. It is simply an exploration of the process and fan mind-set in the lead-up to September's 4th annual Salt Lake Comic Con.] Well, fans, we now have 30 days until … Continue reading 30 Days till Salt Lake Comic Con 2016 – A “Pre-retrospective” of sorts.

FanX 2016 Final Wrap-Up

[First and foremost, a plea to you, the readership here in My Own Little Shadow: if you like this or any of the posts you read here: SHARE THEM. The overwhelming reason that I am no longer getting as many press credentials for events is the fact that My Own Little Shadow (both here and … Continue reading FanX 2016 Final Wrap-Up

FanX16 Day 2

So, Day 2 of FanX2016 is in the books. Man, am I getting old. Too many hours on my feet queuing up for panels and photo ops and autographs.... *whew. But today started out pretty great. Back-to-back-to-back panels with William B. Davis and Mitch Pileggi, Gillian Anderson, and then Alan Tudyk were outstanding.   [Editor's … Continue reading FanX16 Day 2

“Avengers: Age of Ultron” – some thoughts

Well, it's Avengers: Age of Ultron day, and I just got back from the theater. There will be **spoilers**, so if you don't want to know, change the channel. Where to begin? Well, I find it odd that Tony Stark now has an army of drones, a la Justin Hammer from Iron Man 2. And … Continue reading “Avengers: Age of Ultron” – some thoughts