googlea875c0213e6e807d.html] Fandads: April 2019

Monday, April 29, 2019

Enter the Hidden World with How to Train Your Dragon

Disclaimer: The Fandads were provided with a giveaway copy in exchange for promoting the home release of How to Train Your Dragon. All thoughts, opinions, and dragon wrangling are our own.

Who would have known that a series about a young boy and his dragon would become one of the greatest animated series of this generation? How to Train Your Dragon has been a fun series to watch with my family and now the final chapter is coming home for everyone to enjoy it. Read about the upcoming home release and the special features that it has and see how you can win a copy for yourself.  

Friday, April 26, 2019

The End of an Era - Avengers: Endgame

Bear with me for a moment or two, but at least for us, this Era begins almost twenty years ago. It's the year 2000 and surprise, surprise, the world did not succumb to the Y2K problem and Earth was still around. That summer we'd spend a lot of time at the movies watching the first X-Men movie. As a comic book aficionado, it was truly the first time I saw my childhood heroes on the big screen. In "real life" or as close as they had ever been. Wolverine, Cyclops, Professor X up on the big screen. Sure, there had been previous movies, Batman, TMNT, Spawn, and many more, but I think this was different.

Thursday, April 25, 2019

Celebrating Star Wars in Chicago at the Star Wars Celebration

Disclaimer: The Fandads received press passes to cover Star Wars Celebration Chicago. All thoughts, opinions, tears of joy, and enormous feelings of happiness are our own.  

 Chicago was the center of the Star Wars universe and the Fandads were there for all 5 action and not-so-action packed days. So what did we see? What did we do and who did we meet? Keep reading to find out.

Monday, April 15, 2019

GLASS is coming home this week. Are you ready for the Beast? #giveaway

Disclaimer: The Fandads were provided with a copies of GLASS to giveaway, in return for promoting the home release. All thoughts, opinions, and theories are our own. 

In a world where superhero movies have become the norm, we have become used to seeing incredible action sequences on the screen followed by unbelievable feats of strength. We allow ourselves to be whisked away into these fantasy worlds that look like our world, but the only difference is that they have superheroes in it. Glass is not that movie. Glass is the continuation of a story that started 19 years ago and is the perfect opening to a new world of possibilities. 

Friday, April 12, 2019

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker Teaser Trailer Reveal

Today at Star Wars Celebration Chicago the Episode IX panel was held and it gave everyone that was waiting in line for hours what they were waiting for: a teaser trailer. Let give you a quick break down of the trailer.

Monday, April 8, 2019

Reminiscing about the First Star Wars Celebration

With Star War Celebration coming up this week in Chicago, I wanted to reminisce about going to the first Star Wars Celebration in Denver April 30 - May 2, 1999 with an old friend of mine, Sean. This was the first time I ever took a trip on my own and I was excited to attend this first event that was everything Star Wars. 

Thursday, April 4, 2019

We adopted a Pelican! #StormBoy

Disclaimer: The Fandads teamed up with Good Deed Productions and The World Animal Foundation in exchange for a review of Storm Boy. All words, thoughts, and brainstorming sessions on naming our pelican are our own. 

It seems like every year we get a movie involving a child helping out some type of animal or a movie about a dog or cat going on an adventure. Now while these movies may be cheesy to some people, these movies are what some of us need to see with our family in between all of the big action blockbusters. Storm Boy is one of those feel-good movies that involves a young boy helping out three pelicans and shows the friendship that they form. 

Tuesday, April 2, 2019

Taking on C2E2 with the Fandads

Disclaimer: The Fandads were provided Press passes for attending C2E2. All words, thoughts, tired feet, and amazing experiences are our own. 

This year marked the 10th anniversary of the Chicago Comics Entertainment Expo or C2E2 as more people have come to know it and this year was a blast. We have been attending C2E2 since it first started and have only missed one year, but we always try to attend and enjoy the weekend with like-minded individuals and our families. Let's give you a rundown of what happened this year.

Monday, April 1, 2019

Laffy Taffy sings "We have no banana, today!"

Disclaimer: The Fandads have teamed up with Laffy Taffy for this post. All thoughts, words, and distaste for banana flavor Laffy Taffy are our own. 

Banana. Say it with me: Ba-Na-Na. It’s such a strange word. It’s one of those words that makes you feel funny when you say it. It’s kind of like the word moist. There’s just something about that word that makes you feel weird.