The first calendar year of Totally Rainbow is wrapping up and it’s been a lot of fun (and a lot of work)! After a few weeks of mostly “just kickin’ it” during the holidays, I’m starting to ramp up with new content. I have a bunch of new Lego sets I’ll be reviewing and a slew of odds and ends that I’ve been holding back on.
In cool news, there was a mixup at the local Toys R’ Us and I was able to purchase three Lego Star Wars sets before they are to go officially on sale, which would be 1-1-16, so I’m working on a video review of one of the sets now and hope to have it up later tonight! (I’m waiting for the battery on my Ninja to charge while I write this).
In other great news, it’s awards season at Totally Rainbow and I’m proud to announce this year’s winners of “The Bowies” (because rain”bows” and all).
There are three categories this year:
Best Series (TV, or otherwise)
Best Comic (Comic Strip, Comic Book/Graphic Novel, Web Comic)
And the Winners are *cue drumroll of the mind*:
For Best Movie, the winner is Mad Max: Fury Road!
Easily the most fun I had watching a movie in forever! I loved Ant-Man, Thrilled at The Avengers, enjoyed Star Wars (the second time I saw it) but Mad Max: Fury Road is easily Movie of the year!
For Best Series (TV, or otherwise), the winner is … “the bunny is in the hutch …
” it’s Marvel’s Agents of Shield!
This was a tough one. Rick and Morty are my jam, DareDevil and Jessica Jones rocked hell’s kitchen, and no one walks with the dead like me, but Agents of Shield is so good on so many levels! If you’ve never binge watched a series, I definitely recommend A.O.S. It’s even better the second time around because there are so many little things you’ll pick up that you missed the first time around! Love it!
Winner for Best Comic (Comic Strip, Comic Book/Graphic Novel, Web Comic) is The Last Mechanical Monster by Brian Fies!
This one is very special to me for a number of reasons and I may do a separate post about this comic at a later date. The story is a continuation of an amazing Max Fleischer theatrical cartoon based on Superman. That series of cartoons has always held a special place in my heart (and was a foundation to perhaps the greatest cartoon series ever, Batman the Animated Series). The episode that The Last Mechanical Monster picks up is one of the best in the Fleischer Superman series. Basically what I’m stating is that it’s a continuation of maybe the single best super hero cartoon ever.
The story is amazing and you owe it to yourself to check it out. It’s a beautiful, brilliant work of fiction. Here’s a link to check it out:
The Last Mechanical Monster
So that’s it folks! The 2015 Bowies. Hopefully next year we’ll have a budget to do this in video.
In closing, I just wanted to thank everyone that has checked out this site, read through one of my Lego enhanced movie reviews, favorited a Totally Rainbow photo on Instagram, or watched one of my oddball videos on YouTube! There are very few folks out there that have, and it means the world to me when somebody does. So thanks so much and happy new year!!!
Hey, one of my tweets got favorited by Peter Venkman! Now, I know the “real” Peter Venkman never saw the tweet and certainly never “favorited” it.
But in the pleasant fiction of Totally Rainbow, I’d like to think the “real” Peter Venkman saw my tweet, let out a chuckle, hit the “favorite” button, and then went back to MC’ing a wedding reception in his flip-flops and a faux tuxedo t-shirt … on the 18th green … of some municipal golf course.
Below is a screen shot of the magic:
In the last decade, the zombie genre has shambled its way into pop culture like few genres ever even hope to! It could be said you can’t throw a zombie cat without hitting the living dead in pop media. My theory is part of the genre’s success has to do with adherence to the “core zombie rules”.