googlea875c0213e6e807d.html] Fandads: October 2015

Thursday, October 29, 2015

Last minute Halloween costumes ideas for Dads.

Dads, with Halloween a few days away do you have your costume ready?  I remember when I was younger Halloween was a big deal for my family.  We would drive to the local costume stores and spend a few hours looking for our costumes. My sisters and I would choose our costumes and could not wait to go trick-or-treating.

Being a father has reinvigorated the fun that I used to have as a kid during Halloween. Seeing pumpkins and houses all decorated gets me pumped to see all the fun costumes that will be available for my kids. 

I believe I can least with the help of iFLY

I remember the first time that I saw Superman flying on the big screen I was in awe. It was pretty cool seeing this man flying around through the air like it was nothing and I wanted to do that.  When I was older I saw the movie Point Break and I remember the skydiving scenes and again I wanted to do that. Just like Superman it was pretty cool to see these guys doing these aerial acrobatics while they fell from a perfectly good plane.

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Halloween with THE GOOD DINOSAUR.

Halloween is just around the corner and if you are looking for an interesting and different costume, why not dress up like some of the characters from THE GOOD DINOSAUR?  Obviously dressing up like Arlo will take some work, but dressing up as Spot is pretty simple to do.

Sunday, October 25, 2015

Next Time, I'll Look Away.

"...Fight of the rights of every man.
I am a real American.
Fight for what's right, fight for your life!

I feel strong about right and wrong..."

It was after dinner on the ride home Friday night when it came on. Spotify has this playlist, Discover Weekly, that I throw on every so often. Anyway, "Real American" by Rick Derringer came on and I immediately thought of Hulk Hogan. The song's kind of ruined for me, sadly, the first thing that I thought of was Hogan's racist remarks. I know that he's only human and that we all make mistakes, but it wasn't an innocent slip of the tongue, I won't get into it but he seems like he regrets it and many people have come to his defense. Still, it was very disappointing to say the least. I mulled over the whole thing on the drive home, I didn't skip the song, but I listened to it with a different perspective.

I wake up this morning, of course I totally forgot about the Buffalo/Jacksonville game, not that it was on my "to watch list", and I start scrolling on my Facebook feed, Coincidentally, I came across this picture and I felt like I had to leave a comment. Is it the worst thing in the world? Absolutely not, but basically I thought that dressing a kid up like Hulk Hogan, not even three months after the whole thing happened, was a little in poor taste. Of course, few people agreed with me.

Before I go on, I want to clarify that I loved the Hulkster. I'm more of a mark than the average person. I've gone to live events, I subscribe to the WWE Network, I've dressed up as wrestlers for Halloween as well. So, this is not coming from a place of hate or elitism. I don't put down wrestling and/or their fans. This is just more of a reaction to how I'm feeling about the world around me right now.

I love America. My love for this country was without a doubt shaped by many things, including GI Joe cartoons, my schooling, movies, comic books, and watching Hulk Hogan come out to save the day. Hogan running in and doing the right thing time and time again, waving the flag while Rick Derringer played in the background. I am a fan, I am a Hulkamaniac, or at least I was.

These days though, I feel more and more like I don't belong or I'm not welcomed. You've got Trump calling my family rapists and murderers, or even worse, supporters of him echoing his thoughts. Or it's how little certain lives are valued, because you know, guns are more important than people of a certain race. Then again maybe it's not guns but sports that are more important, a bunch of people got hurt yesterday, three died, and yet the college football game went on. (and yes, I am aware of the irony in mentioning this since one of the first things I did today was to think about the NFL)

Maybe that's the point, no one's perfect, the NFL is full of domestic abuse cases, murderers, and animal abusers, but is the percentage any higher than the general population? (Some studies show that arrest rates among NFL players are low compared to the national average) Comedians, athletes, entertainers, politicians, they're all human and they're all going to make mistakes. Maybe ours is that we tend to put them on pedestals or expect too much of them.

Still, a large part of Halloween is dressing up as our heroes, and I'm not quite sure that Hulk Hogan fits that description any longer.

Friday, October 23, 2015

Let's Roll Out with the new Transformers: Robots in Disguise DVD. Mini Review and Giveaway

I remember running home after school to watch the Transformers on the television.  There was something about seeing these robots turn into cars, planes and even weapons that just captured my attention for the half hour that they were on.  Transformers was so different than anything else on television, that it's no surprise that it is still on the air.  The cool thing is that the story just keeps growing.

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Learning about Life with #PlayskoolHeroes

When I was younger my babysitter would always have a stack of comics waiting for me when I was dropped off by my parents in the mornings.  Those comics were my escape. I would sit there and get lost with super heroes that would later become my favorite friends.  Since I was the youngest in my family, I was always too small to hang out with my sisters and cousins, so I just read my comics and joined my "friends" on new adventures.

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Listen to the HALO 5 :Guardians Soundtrack

Right now for a limited time fans can listen to the entire HALO 5: GUARDIANS soundtrack. Sit back and listen to these tracks, composed by Kazuma Jinnouchi, as you imagine yourself running through ruins or driving a warthog through canyons and taking out whatever enemy comes at you.

Shared Experiences with the new STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS trailer.

I sat in the living room with my family watching the Monday Night Football game between the Philadelphia Eagles and the New York Giants and could not wait until halftime.  Then it was the moment we were all waiting for: the new trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens!

Sunday, October 18, 2015

Star Wars: The Force Awakens official poster released and new trailer announcement.


Today is the big news that has been hinted at all weekend: the release of the official Star Wars: The Force Awakens poster. 

The poster highlights a lot of the new characters from the film minus one big character: Luke Skywalker. 

Why is Luke not in the picture? Will he be the focus of a different poster? Also what's with that Death Star looking planet behind Finn's character? Will we see a Resistance assault on that thing? 

A lot of questions have been raised with this poster, but we don't have to wait long to get our answers. Tickets for The Force Awakens will go on sale tomorrow and if that news is not big enough a new trailer will debut during tomorrow night's Monday Night Football game on ESPN. 

I can not think of a better way to end a Monday night with football and a new Star Wars trailer.

About Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Lucasfilm and visionary director J.J. Abrams join forces to take you back again to a galaxy far, far away as Star Wars returns to the big screen with Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

The film stars Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Adam Driver, Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Lupita Nyong’o, Andy Serkis, Domhnall Gleeson, Anthony Daniels, Peter Mayhew and Max Von Sydow. Kathleen Kennedy, J.J. Abrams and Bryan Burk are producing with Tommy Harper and Jason McGatlin serving as executive producers. The screenplay is by Lawrence Kasdan & J.J. Abrams and Michael Arndt. 

Make sure to follow Star Wars: The Force Awakens online (Twitter and Facebook) to keep up with all the latest news. 

Friday, October 16, 2015

Prepare yourself for Dreamworks BRIDGE OF SPIES

I have been a fan of Tom Hanks since the days of Bosom Buddies, I know I'm dating myself, but the man was very funny and he made me laugh...a lot. I really loved how he made the characters his own and just helped you escape for whatever time he was on the screen. 

Check out the first sneak peek of DISNEY/PIXAR'S SANJAY'S SUPER TEAM.

Whenever a new Disney/Pixar movie is released one of the highlights for me is the short film that is played before the actual movie. A few of my favorites are PRESTO, LA LUNA and recently LAVA, which was beautifully done.

With the upcoming release of THE GOOD DINOSAUR on November 25th we get the first sneak peek at the short film that will be preceding it: SANJAY'S SUPER TEAM.

Watch it below and read about the movie after the clip.


Are you ready for the FRIENDSHIP GAMES? Review and Giveaway

This week we saw the release of My Little Pony Equestrian Girls: Friendship Games and the Fandads have three copies to give to our readers, but before we get to that let's tell you a little about the movie first.

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Saying Good-Bye to Summer

(Disclaimer: Lee Jeans provided some of the clothing to the Fandads for this post. All opinions and thoughts are our own.)

At the end of summer a few things usually run through my head; did we do enough this summer and did we have a great time? Usually it feels like our summer was just right, but I think this past year things went a little better than usual. As with any summer there are always a few moments or milestones that tend to stay with you.

Thursday, October 8, 2015

HALO to hit the raceways and your television soon.

With the release of HALO 5: GUARDIANS later this month, October 27th, the marketing for this game is going to be coming at you in full force.  The latest trailer was released earlier this week to whet your appetite, but now get ready to see HALO on the racetrack and on your animated form.

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

The voice of Moana has been found!

What I love about having a daughter is introducing her to strong female characters that surround her. Be it in comics, movies or television shows, I love showing my daughter that the female character does not always have to be the damsel in distress.

The latest trailer for THE GOOD DINOSAUR packs an emotional punch.

The latest trailer for THE GOOD DINOSAUR by Disney/Pixar has been released and if this trailer does not hit you in the feels in the beginning and toward the end of the trailer, you may need to watch it again.