Friday, March 24, 2017

New Poser picture on DA

A picture that didn't make it to my Halloween gallery last October finally gets posted now. You can see what buggy horrors awaits you right here.

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Rogue One/A New Hope Mash Up

Rogue One - A New Hope Mashup from Barre Fong on Vimeo.

Someone merged together the last five minutes of Rogue One into the first five minutes of Star Wars: A New Hope, and it works beautifully. I thought Rogue One was fantastic; it makes for a worthy prequel to the very first Star Wars film. Watching these scenes one right after the other, it's impressive to see how closely the new film adheres to the world of SW: A New Hope.

I'm really looking forward to seeing Rogue One again. It comes out in a couple of days on Digital Download. It then releases on Blu-Ray/DVD on April 4. Can't wait to do a double feature of these two movies back to back.

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

The Flash/Supergirl musical

I have to admit I'm not a big fan of musicals. The idea of people breaking into song in movies always seemed silly to me (I've no desire to see La la Land for this reason). But, having said that, I enjoyed "Once More, With Feeling," the musical episode of Buffy The Vampire Slayer. I enjoyed it so much I even bought the soundtrack album.

Side note: If you haven't seen this episode of Buffy, you should seek it out. The music is a mixture of contemporary rock, pop music, and old-school Broadway musicals. And all of the songs serve to advance the story, as well as reveal the characters' inner feelings. And it's also very funny in spots, too.

So I was willing to give this new musical a shot. It offered another team-up between The Flash and Supergirl, which I was eager to see. And both actors have singing experience from being on Glee (a show that I avoided like the plague, because, you know...it was a musical).

But, having now seen it, I have to say that while it was cute overall--there are some funny moments here and there, and the chemistry between Grant Gustin (Flash) and Melissa Benoist (Supergirl) is great, as always--it didn't grab me like the Buffy musical episode did. Unlike Buffy, which created all-new music, the music in the Flash/Supergirl show was a mixture of old and new songs, and it just left me cold.

While the show did resolve some personal issues for the main characters, it would have been nice to see them solve these problems on their own, without resorting to a hackneyed plot device like this.

Oh well, they can't hit every episode out of the ballpark, I guess. I'm still a huge fan of both shows, and look forward to seeing more (non-musical) episodes from them.

Sunday, March 19, 2017

The next Ryta book

I'm wrapping up the first draft of the new Ryta the Jungle Girl book. Just a couple more scenes to write, and it will be finished. But then the second draft work starts, which is editing and rewriting (and sometimes writing; I already know I need to add a couple of new scenes into the manuscript).

But everything is on course for the new novel to be published in early April. I will keep you updated of its progress right here.

Saturday, March 18, 2017

Atomic Blonde

Another movie to watch out for. Charlize Theron, who's a favorite of mine, stars in this spy thriller helmed by one of the guys who did John Wick. It has something of a "Jane Wick" vibe, and that's a great thing. Looking forward to this one.

Note: this is a red band trailer, so it's not safe for work, nor for the kiddies.

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Catsuit-clad superspy is caught

Emma, the super spy, is caught by the bad guys in her slinky black catsuit. Will she escape? Will she warn Steed in time? And will she do this before the next commercial break? My latest Poser picture can be seen right here.

Sunday, March 12, 2017

A clip to relieve you of winter

Although it's been a mild winter, this last full week of the season is going to be socking it to us pretty hard in several parts of the country. With deep-freeze temperatures and blizzard conditions hitting us in the northern areas, it must seem like spring is a thousand years away.

To that end, I wanted to offer not just a bondage clip, but one that had babes in bikinis on the beach. It was sort of my way to saying "hang in there." Hawaiian policewoman Grace Park goes after a female suspect who's out surfing. After a few minutes of hunting her down and giving chase to her (while clad in a bikini) Park gets her girl.

The beach bunny is cuffed to a chair at the precinct, still clad in her bikini, while Park (now fully clad) interrogates her. It's fun and cheesy, and hopefully will serve as a reminder that warmer days are coming, once we get through the cold stuff. So hang in there. Spring *is* coming.

You can watch/download this clip right here.