Welcome to June everyone! I find myself wondering were half of 2014 has gone and looking forward to what the rest of the year has in store. The backside of this year will make the first half look like we were standing still. Coming up next month is Philadelphia is the 2014 Union. I am personally looking forward to that and I hope a few more of you make a spur of the moment decision to join us. Numbers has nailed down the final schedule and you can check that out below. Going to be a ton of fun.
Also coming up soon is the Outpost Anniversary in August. If you are new around here that is a time when we celebrate another year of existence, honor those who have made contributions to the community, and have some fun together with different events. That will be happening in August so make sure to come out of the sun for that.
This month in the Blue Report we've got some pretty cool stuff for you. Rob will give you an insiders look at the upcoming Union, Paulie will recap this month's Blue Report on Facebook submissions, I went to check out X-Men: Days of Future Past for the On Screen Movie Review, and we also have another chapter of the Tale of the T'Kumbra.
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The OTF Blue Report on Facebook was filled with goodies again this past month.
On April 28, Digital Spy reported that Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher and Mark Hamill had been spotted having dinner together in London. That was quickly followed by the big reveal of the entire cast of the next installment of the Star Wars saga.
Next was a report on the cancellation of the Fox series “Almost Human”, starring Karl Urban. And in a collision of universes, it was reported that Matt Smith, who had just hung up his bowtie and keys to the TARDIS, has been cast in the upcoming Terminator movie/reboot.
Mark this down in the “I wish I was a multi-millionaire” file. A tech entrepreneur who had designed the interior of his home to resemble the Enterprise, was putting it up for sale – for $35 million. The next report was that Roberto Orci, who has a long history with the Star Trek franchise, had been named director of the next film.
The Firefly cast reunited at Fan Expo Dallas and had a picture taken to commemorate the event. The official title of the long-awaited Batman/Superman film was also recently revealed. It will be called Batman V. Superman: Dawn Of Justice. And lastly, Michael Jace, formerly of the FX series “The Shield” (not to be confused with the WWE stable of the same name), a one-time Star Trek: Deep Space Nine actor, had been charged in the shooting death of his wife.
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The beauty of this recipe, like others is that you can put basically anything you want in it. If you are more into a vegetarian kick the you can add vegetables of choice. You can also make it larger for larger families by doubling the recipe. This is a great family dish to serve on a Sunday morning or just have made for a quick morning. Also, I have seen people take the dish and put it in a burrito to make breakfast burritos.
So I went to see X-Men: Days of Future Past during the opening weekends and all I have to say is Bryan Singer has done it again. I keep thinking to myself that if he had done the other X-Men Sequels instead of Superman Returns, they might not have sucked. That though is a discussion for another time.
As for this X-Men flick, I will start off by saying that I have not read the Comics from the early 80’s. I don’t know how true the film makers were to the original Claremont & Byrne Storyline. If you want to know that ask Majin. With all that being said, I liked Days of Future Past. I liked it a lot. It wasn’t what I expected at all. I enjoyed the film because it was character driven. Yeah there were loads of special effects, but for the most part you got a chance to see what the characters were going through in both the past and the future.
The plot revolves around a dystopian future where mutants have been nearly wiped out and those humans with the mutant gene are imprisoned. Obviously it is a darker movie indeed. Wolverine is sent back to stop an assassination which begins a chain of events that lead to the downfall of society. Along the way he recruits help from some of the characters introduced in X-Men First Class and new characters are introduced. As the film unfolds each character is forced to face choices that they’ve made and where their place in the world is. As the movie plays out you learn what those choices are and experience the myriad of emotions each character endures.
The special effects were good and were not used too much. The story was very good. The acting was to notch as well. Singer was also able to infuse humor at several points in this “darker” episode and it was used well. After this movie you’ll wonder why you have to you a year and a half for another installment. I’m giving X-Men: Days of Future Past, 5 Outpost out of 5. It’s the best movie I’ve seen this year.
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