Actor Casting in Beloved Franchises: The Thousand Pound Gorilla in the Room

Actor Casting in Beloved Franchises: The Thousand Pound Gorilla in the Room The announcing of casting for a¬†beloved character in popular franchises, especially in those based on comic book properties, is a highly anticipated event. It’s damn near a spectator sport. Although, unlike going to something like a baseball game, watching the reactions to these casting announcements is more akin to watching the Christians being thrown to the lions. You never really know what kind of reaction you are going to get, and yet somehow the reactions seem to always…

#NintendoSwitch – What We Know and Why Everyone Should Just Chill Out Till 2017

Nintendo Switch – What We Know and Why Everyone Should Just Chill Out Till 2017. Seriously, Relax Everybody. After waiting for over a year for Nintendo to drop some official information about the new console code named the NX, gamers finally got a glimpse from the Big N on their new hybrid device, the Nintendo Switch. Capable of playing AAA quality games on an HD TV or on the go through it’s tablet like design, the Switch looks, at least on the surface, like it could be a terrific gaming…

Go on Vacation!

In my experience, which amounts to nearly 40 years on this planet, I’ve noticed that we spend a lot of time living the every day life and not near enough time doing something special for ourselves and our family. Certainly we try to pepper our lives with special moments, we bar-be-que on the patio, take the kids to the pool, go for a trip to the zoo, family movie/game night, etc., but those are clearly the exception, not the norm. Most of our days are mired in repetition and tedium.…