Monday, February 12, 2018

G3 Concert Review, Cloverfield Paradox Review, and Science Fiction Movie News

G3 Concert

The G3 project was started by Joe Satriani to bring two other extraordinary guitarists together to play mostly instrumental guitar music on a fun tour. Each iteration of G3 is a different lineup. This year, Dream Theater’s John Petrucci and Def Leppard’s Phil Collen accompanied Joe. As a guitarist, this is a dream tour, especially with two of my favorite guitarists performing.

Phil opened the concert with his new blues band, Sugar Shack. Which surprised me – I didn’t know he had a bluesy streak. Don’t think he forgot the rock, though. This was one rocking blues set! I’ve always thought he was an accomplished guitarist, but not only is he versatile, the man’s got some scary fast fingers. Phil ripped through songs and solos with ease while backed up by the only singer of the evening.

Then came John… I’m a huge fan and possibly biased, but he’s one of the greatest guitarists of all time. Backed by fellow Dream Theater drummer Mike Mangini and a bassist, he proceeded to bring the house down with a blistering set of guitar virtuosity. The crowd went berserk! In his own words, he was there to bring the metal. It was mind blowing. He literally humbled an entire room filled with mostly amateur guitarists. If the show had ended with an alien ship taking John back to his home planet, I wouldn’t have been surprised.

Then came Joe… Oozing with coolness and the confidence of a man who has mastered his instrument. Joe is just so much fun to watch. Not only is he an amazing musician but a great front man – he knows how to entertain the crowd. His set contained a lot of songs from his new album which was fine by me as the latest album is incredible. His playing is so effortless. He pulls off runs and fingering that most guitarists would find impossible, but it’s just so easy for him. His guitar is literally a voice that sings every song.

And then came all three… with no disrespect to Phil, watching John and Joe trade licks was phenomenal. They ripped through Highway Star by Deep Purple and Superstition by Stevie Wonder with plenty of time in the middle for riffing and soloing. Judging from the grins of all three men, they were having the time of their life playing together.

I knew I’d enjoy this show but not that I’d love it as much as I did. Truly a guitarists’ dream come true and a once in a lifetime opportunity!

Cloverfield Paradox Review

Due to an energy crisis on Earth, the Cloverfield Station is testing a particle accelerator in space when things go wrong and it opens a portal to another dimension.
Like the last Cloverfield movie, the monsters take a back seat to the people. Most of the story focuses on the crew and their attempt to sort out the strange happenings and get back to their own Earth. It also jumps to the husband of one of the crew members and his attempt to survive whatever is now happening on the ground.
The story is intense. While the film Life was predictable and often just dumb, this one plays it smart and keeps you guessing. The acting is also top-notch.
The special effects are incredible – NetFlix spared no expense. It’s a big-budget movie release and I would’ve paid money to see it in the theater.
Some critics think it’s a weak entry that doesn’t explain anything. I thought it fit nicely with the others (and they are all very different from one another) and added more clues as to where the monsters came from.
My personal theory – all three movies represent different dimensions. The station’s test tore a hole in the fabric of space and time, a dimensional riff possibly even on a quantum mechanics level. All of the films show a different dimension disrupted by monsters and a general breakdown in reality. (That’s my belief until the next movie proves me wrong!)
Streaming on NetFlix, I highly recommend it.

Science Fiction Movie/Show News

JoBlo featured the Justice League Deleted Scene - Superman Black Suit. (You only need to watch the first minute here or on YouTube. ) Justice League hits Digital HD February 13 and Blue-ray March 13.


Recently announced - Stranger Things season three will have eight episodes. They are also giving Will a break. According to SyFyWire:
The other thing fans can look forward to is the show being set a year later. With the time it takes to film a season, and the rate at which kids age, creator Matt Duffer explained the time jump. "It forces the show to evolve and change, because the kids are changing," he told The Hollywood Reporter last year. "It's cool, though. The audience is going to be able to watch these kids come of age every year. The closest example is Harry Potter. Watching those kids and actors grow up in front of the camera was, to me, very powerful."

Second Deadpool trailer (which is very funny!):


Fun bit of trivia from SyFyWire – if you play the first and third Cloverfield movies in sync side-by-side, something wild happens:
In the original Cloverfield, the monster-earthquake that signals the start of all the alien creature chaos occurs at exactly the same moment as Paradox’s system-overloading particle accelerator comes to life, tearing open a dimensional rift that sends the crew of astronauts to an alternate dimension.
It’s a jolting moment with character reactions that precisely line up in each film, and it’s easy to believe that it’s something Paradox’s creators meant to do. But, producer J.J. Abrams confessed to fans in a recent Facebook Live Q&A that — while really cool — the whole thing is nothing more than a “bizarre coincidence.”




Plus don’t forget – Black Panther comes out February 16!


Fan of Joe, John, Phil, or their bands? Have you watched The Cloverfield Paradox? Enjoy the trailers? And did you enjoy all of the IWSG posts about favorite genres?

Since Monday, February 19 is a holiday, I’ll be offline and not posting. (Check my Twitter for my thoughts on Black Panther or wait until February 26 for a review here.) Enjoy President’s Day weekend and the Winter Olympic games!

And I’m visiting Untethered Realms on Tuesday and discussing the realities of space travel!

112 comments:

nashvillecats2 said...

Your guitar news was most interesting Alex. Thanks for sharing.
Also news and reviews made excellent reading.

Have agood week.
Yvonne.

Mason Canyon said...

Sounds like it was an awesome concert. Looking forward to seeing The Cloverfield Paradox, especially now after your comments. Thanks.

Pat Hatt said...

Sure sounds like a great show indeed. I haven't watched the third one yet, but will do now, screw the critics. Black Panther should be a good one indeed.

Truedessa said...

Thanks for sharing the concert review. I wanted to go see this, but I am not a fan of going alone,

I have not seen Cloverfield, but now I will.

It won’t be a holiday for me as my office will be open.

Enjoy your week Alex!

Sandra Almazan said...

I tried to visit more bloggers this month for the IWSG post.

I'm interested in seeing Black Panther, though I may have to go by myself, since my son isn't into superheroes.

Natalie Aguirre said...

Glad you enjoyed the concert. And happy to hear that Stranger Things will be back. I'm still watching the older seasons. It's really good.

Madeline Mora-Summonte said...

I was on the fence re adding Cloverfield Paradox to my To Watch list but now I think I'll give it a try. :)

And yeh for Stranger Things season 3! Love the idea of watching the kids grow up, similar to Harry Potter.

Joanne said...

glad your concert was awesome. It sounds musically wonderful.
All of those trailers look fun. Hopefully the movies will go beyond them.
I'd heard bad stuff about Cloverfield, but your thumbs up is worth a lot.
and enjoy watching Olympics - soar with snowboarders, and curl away.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Pat yes, screw the critics!

Truedessa, bummer.

Sandra, thanks for visiting more.

Natalie, it's one of the best shows ever.

Joanne, at least I finally understand the rules of curling now.

The Cynical Sailor said...

I thought this month's IWSG question was great. I really enjoyed reading everyone's posts.

I'm so out of touch with the calendar. I didn't realize next Monday was a holiday. Of course, I'm not always sure what day of the week it is either :-) Enjoy your time off. Cheers - Ellen

T. Drecker said...

Sounds like an amazing concert! After seeing your review and the trailers, I'm wondering if I'm going to be getting much writing in for awhile. Have a nice Valentine's Day!

Anonymous said...

I am so glad Stranger Things will be back. Love it.

The music sounds like it was fabulous. Wish I could have been there, Alex. All my favorites wrapped in one evening. WOW. I bet you left that place feeling so good.

Alex, thanks so much for coming by yesterday. You and Hillary stopped in. What a great surprise. I was so happy the rest of the day. I've missed you. Thanks so much for your support.

I'll check out Cloverfield.

Happy President's Day weekend and Happy V Day (Getting a black heart?). V Day has become so materialized. The love meaning is lost. Sad.

What is that t-shirt I see on the sidebar? I'm heading over to check it out. (Will review the IWSG posts. Have them in a folder.) See you tomorrow. Want to know about space travel.

SO glad to be back. I had a mishap the last time I came back. But am better now. I even spent three full days working in my office. :-)

Elizabeth Spann Craig said...

That concert sounds amazing!

I've seen Cloverfield advertised on Netflix, but didn't know anything about it...thanks for filling me in!

cleemckenzie said...

You can't beat the excitement of a live concert!

Charles Gramlich said...

I don't have Netflix so don't know when I'll get a chance to see cloverfield paradox

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Ellen, when it doesn't affect you, easy to forget the holidays.

Robyn, we are happy to have you back! Yes, the show was just electric with excitement.

Cherie Reich said...

I like your theory about the Cloverfield movies. I've watched and enjoyed the first one. Now I need to see the other two.

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Alex - that's great you were more than thrilled to be able to watch the G3 guitarists 'at work' ... and appreciate their performances so much ... those kind of experiences will always remain with you. Cheers Hilary

L. Diane Wolfe said...

Glad you had a good time at the concert.

The Deadpool trailer is funny.

Botanist said...

We' re a bit behind the times with sci-fi movies. Just got around to seeing The Lat Jedi yesterday. We all agreed it brought things back to the standards of the original trilogy. Finally!

Birgit said...

I am happy you were able to enjoy this concert and see how wonderful this man played the guitar. I have only seen the first Cloverfield film. Love the trailers and the Deadpool one cracked me up. I had no idea Tom Hardy is now doing a super hero film. Is he good or bad since i don't know the comics at all?

Carrie-Anne said...

I'm glad you had a good time by the concert. I only wish I'd gone to more than one real concert in my life, back in '87.

Andrew Leon said...

Cloverfield was a mess, and I haven't bothered with any of the rest.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Ian, I agree!

Birgit, a bit of both.

Christine Rains said...

I'm adding the Cloverfield Paradox to my Netlfix list now! I'd like to see Black Panther, but I'm not certain it's appropriate for a nearly eight-year-old yet. Though he does really want to see it and he has Monday off school. Loved the Deadpool trailer. :) Excited to have you at UR tomorrow.

Rawknrobyn.blogspot.com said...

Deadpool 2 looks hilarious! Thanks for posting that trailer.
Have a great week, Alex.

Sandra Cox said...

I am so glad you got to see that particular concert, Alex. There's just magic when it comes to live performances isn't there?

J E Oneil said...

I just saw The Cloverfield Paradox this weekend. And I read just a little while ago that the Cloverfield stuff was actually added in late in production, after most of the movie was already filmed. Isn't that wild?

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Christine, just don't let him see Deadpool.

Sandra, yes!

JE, I read that as well.

Susan Gourley/Kelley said...

Sounds like a really cool concert. I don't know what I was surprised that so many of the posts last Wednesday claimed speculative fiction as their favorite genre. Trying to enjoy the Olympics. I wish they would show more events and do less talking.

Jemi Fraser said...

I love listening to a well played guitar! That concert would have been a blast!

Tammy Theriault said...

Back in the day I went to a concert of Joe's. My sister dragged me it was actually fantastic.

Mina Burrows said...

The concert sounds amazing.
I can' wait to see Cloverfield. Thanks for the review. Venom looks really cool.

mshatch said...

I'm happy to hear there will be another season of Stranger Things and glad that poor Will will get a break!

Fundy Blue said...

The concert sounded fabulous! I would have enjoyed every second, Alex! Enjoy your long weekend! We've been managing to see a little of the Olympics here, although the times are odd in Hawaii. IWSG Day is always fun!

Beverly Stowe McClure said...

It all sounds so exciting, and I'm just a stay at home. I have enjoyed reading the IWSG posts. Interesting.
Have a great week and holiday.

Liz A. said...

Sounds like it was a great concert. I wasn't hearing great things about Cloverfield Paradox. Now... I haven't seen any of them, though.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Susan, there were a lot!

Jemi, it was. And played by masters.

Tammy, aren't you glad you went?

Marcy, kids needs one!

Heather R. Holden said...

Wow, that concert sounds amazing. Very cool that you got to see such a show in person!

Magic Love Crow said...

That concert sounds amazing! You are so fortunate you got to go!! I can't wait for Deadpool! Have a good holiday! Take Care!

kaykuala said...

The G3 Concert review, Alex, is most refreshing. During my time there were Chet Atkins the Ventures and the Shadows among others. Missed the instrumentals of the past greats.


Hank

Nilanjana Bose said...

So glad you enjoyed the concert - watching your favourite musicians is experiencing a different dimension! So lucky.

Have the most awesome week.

Susan Kane said...

Awesome to see the best of the best perform! Music like that will be in your head for years!

RiffTrax is showing Planet 9 from Outer Space is show here on Feb. 15, along with another classic bad movie.

Sheena-kay Graham said...

I need to see Cloverfield Paradox. I watched the first 20 minutes the night it came out but I was tired, had to work earlier and was just not ready to sit through it them. Still it seemed good so I'm definitely interested. I'm also about to start watching Altered Carbon as well. Been hearing good things. My mother pretty much has the whole week off due to local and school holidays. Enjoy the holiday time Alex, thanks for visiting my blog and posting such interesting content on yours.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Hank, there's something to be said for musicians who can bring a song to life without vocals.

Susan, that's the London telecast - you should go!

Sheena-kay, give them both a go when you aren't so tired.

Cathrina Constantine said...

Must've been an awesome concert!!

Great movie trailers. You can't mistake Tom Hardy's swagger...

Have a great week, Alex.

L.G. Keltner said...

I'm curious to see what the third season of Stranger Things will bring.

I enjoyed watching The Cloverfield Paradox, and my theory aligns with yours.

Tara said...

Hmm. I know you won't like this comment, but I am glad my guitar playing son did not catch wind of this concert. :p He'd have been begging forever. I guess he'll have to be happy I'm finally relenting and getting tickets for the Carolina Rebellion this year. ;)

Lidy Wilks said...

You know I've only seen the first Cloverfield movie. I haven't seen the other movies yet.
LMAO, the Deadpool 2 trailer is hilarious.

Patricia Lynne said...

I'm excited for Black Panther and Deadpool 2. Saw the Venom trailer, but it didn't really give much and I'm trying to figure out how they're going to do it since he's a baddie.

Arlee Bird said...

Sounds like a good concert. Glad you were able to make it.

I don't have Netflix streaming so maybe I won't be seeing the Cloverfield movie. Sounds interesting--maybe.

Lee
Tossing It Out

Sandra Cox said...

The Clove. Paradox sounds interesting. I'm putting it on the Watch list.
Have a good one, Alex.

Elizabeth Seckman said...

Coincidences happen. My husband and I intentionally named our kids with his initials...they are all CASs. What we did by accident was give each kid a 17 letter name (10 letters for first and middle, 7 for Seckman). We realized that when we signed up for a new insurance that had the bubble spots and they were all the same length.

Michael Offutt, Phantom Reader said...

Oh I gotta watch Cloverfield Paradox. Thanks for the review. I was wondering if it was going to be something I'd like.

Rhonda Albom said...

Sounds like you really enjoyed the concert. It's always great to see favourites live.

Leslie S. Rose said...

Just your description of the concert has me tapping my toe and bobbing my head!

Helena said...

Aack! Too many movies and good shows to watch! And just when I swore I've gotta watch less stuff and read more books....

But thanks for the always helpful and insightful reviews, Alex.

LynNerdKelley said...

Wow, that concert sounds fantastic! Your passion came through in your review. Nice!

I've only watched the first season of Stranger Things. Binge watched it last month, and scaredy cat that I am, parts of it scared me so bad, I had to do the deep, slow breathing to calm myself down and prevent a heart attack! LOL! I wasn't expecting it to be so scary. Very well done, though. I'll scrape up some courage to watch Season 2 within the next month.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

LG, great minds think alike.

Tara, so mean! Fortunately there will be more Ge concerts he can attend.

Patricia, there have been other bad superhero films, and it will be interesting to see what they do with the character.

Elizabeth, that's wild.

Lynn, prepare for a scary season two then!

Patsy said...

I've never been keen on trailers. Don't know why as they should be a useful indication of whether or not I'll like something.

Jennifer Lane said...

Sounds like you were in guitar heaven. I've been staying up late watching the olympics. Happy President's Day!

Loni Townsend said...

Hope you have an awesome time offline. That concert looks rocking and I love the trailers you shared. Go Deadpool!

Sherry Ellis said...

Sounds like G3 was a great concert! So glad you got to see it. Only 8 episodes for Stranger Things Season 3? That seems so short!

Jen Chandler said...

"His guitar is literally a voice that sings every song. " I love this. You know you're in the presence of a great instrumentalist when their instrument is a part of them, an extension of them.

I really loved reading about everyone's favorite genre. The question made me really think about why I write what I write and helped me condense that love into some solid evidence for myself and all my crazy doubts.

Oh, and thanks for the info on Stranger Things 3. Can't wait!!!

Cheers,
Jen

mail4rosey said...

I didn't know Joe Satriani joined others to form a group (I'm way behind on that scene). I always thought he was great. I'm headed to YouTube to take a listen. :)

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Jennifer, did you see the snowboarding last night?

Sherry, season one was only eight episodes.

Jen, yes! And it was cool reading about all the genres.

Rosey, each person performs separately, then the three jam together for three songs, so he's still solo. Just doing a joint tour.

Angela Brown said...

I don't get to make it to many concerts. The last one was Carlos Santana at the House of Blues in Vegas a couple of years back. I was loving every moment of that concert. With you being a guitarist yourself, I bet seeing those legends rock out was just mind blowing.

I've seen some of the mixed reviews regarding Cloverfield Paradox. I'll have to check the movies out.

Sandra Cox said...

Hope you and Mrs. Alex had an excellent Valentine's Day.

Kim Lajevardi said...

I haven't seen the shows or movies you posted about, but I did just binge watch Stranger Things. Loved it!

Have a great day off!

Nigel G. Mitchell said...

Looks like an awesome concert. I thought Cloverfield Paradox was good but not great. My review is online.

Elsie Amata said...

Wow! G3 sounds amazing! I can't believe I'm going to say this, Alex. You and I finally disagree on a movie. I could not get interested in Cloverfield Paradox. I tried. I really did, but I just couldn't get into it. My hubby enjoyed it, but me, meh. I lost interest about halfway through it. However, I will say that for a Netflix movie, it really did impress me. Lots of great effects. I felt the same way about Bright - although I liked that movie a lot and don't understand the poor ratings on that one. I'm hoping they'll make that into a series.

Elsie

Spacer Guy said...

I bet Phil John and Joe rocked the G3 audience with their guitars. It must have been a wild buzz to be in the audience, Alex. J.J.Abrams is a clever producer and I've watched Cloverfield twice. I'm glad I've got Netflix to have fun scrutinizing this.

Blue Grumpster said...

Oh darn... I'm one of the critics that thinks it's weak. No surprise there, right? Love the first one, liked the second one (loved the final 20 minutes), felt betrayed by this one. Shoe and horn spring to mind. But... I will watch it a second time.

M Pax said...

Glad you got to attend a concert you enjoyed so much. Most awesome.

Cloverfield is on my list. Just finished Altered Carbon. Looking forward to more Stranger Things and Deadpool.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Angela, cool place to go for a concert!

Sandra, it was good, but we were both so tired. Getting older sucks.

Elsie, Bright just didn't impress me. Oh well!

Spacer Guy, it was amazing. I need to sync up both Cloverfield movies to catch that moment. (Then watch them separately of course!)

Mary, I will finish that series after the Olympics.

Nick Wilford said...

As a guitarist, that had to be an amazing concert.

Have a great holiday!

Susan Flett Swiderski said...

Sounds like a super concert. Just about the only thing I can really relate to here is about the Olympics. We're definitely enjoying them.

As for the two movies being so in sync, it reminds me of a hype some years ago about some Pink Floyd music (I think it was "Dark Side of the Moon," but I can't remember for sure.) being perfectly aligned with the original "Wizard of Oz" movie. We never tried watching the movie with the sound off and the music playing, but some of our friends did, and they swore it was perfect. (Somehow, I think that was coincidental, too...)

Enjoy your long weekend!

Lynda Dietz said...

We have a few of the G3 concerts on DVD. I think my favorite was Satriani, Yngwie Malmsteen, and Steve Vai. Honestly, though, there's not a bad concert among them.

Karen Lange said...

Thanks for the info! Have a great weekend!

DMS said...

Sounds like an amazing show! Such talent!

Hope you have an awesome long weekend. Enjoy The Black Panther!
~Jess

Ray Rousell said...

The show sounded very cool!
I caught a clip of Cloverfield yesterday. Now that looks excellent. I might even take a look tonight!
Cheers
Ray

Tyrean Martinson said...

I love that you enjoyed that concert so much, Alex. Thanks for sharing the joy!
I loved the line, "That's just lazy writing," in the Deadpool 2 trailer. I am often amazed at what works in screen-writing with the right directing, acting, and editing. It makes me wonder how much of that crosses over into prose writing. Can we be lazy if the rest of the story elements work? I've read books I love that don't have the cleanest, most beautiful writing ever.

Liz Fichera said...

My sister is on me to get Netflix...one of these days. :) Looking forward to your review of Black Panther.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Susan, Definitely a coincidence with Pink Floyd and Wizard of Oz, but a wild one.

Lynda, Steve Vai's turn with G3 would've been great to see.

Jess, I'm enjoying it.

Ray, watch it!

Tyrean, I've written books that don't have that!

Sandra Cox said...

Enjoy your long weekend, Alex.

Cherie Colyer said...

Cool trivia about Cloverfield. I haven't seen the movies, but now I want to watch the first and third at the same time. :)

I'm looking forward to the next Deadpool and Black Panther, which I'm sorry to say I wasn't able to see this weekend. I heard it's amazing.

Sharon K. Mayhew said...

Your concert photos are awesome!

Toi Thomas said...

G3 sounds like an event my husband would really enjoy. Glad you had so much fun.
I never saw any other Cloverfield movie, but this seems like I could give it a go without having seen the others.
As much as I hate to say it, I'll be waiting a week to see Black Panther. I just don't think I'll be able to handle the crowds. Still, I can't wait. I will see it in the theater soon!

klahanie said...

Hey Alex,

One week later and I finally get here!

I've heard that Def Leppard are going back on tour. That G3 Concert must of been totally awesome.

I appreciate your guitar player choices and I so relate. I still maintain that the most underrated guitar player I've ever heard is Frank Marino of Mahogany Rush.

I'm looking forward to your review of Black Panther.

Enjoy your long weekend.

Gary

Yolanda Renée said...

Enjoy your holiday. I'm using it to get caught up. But I may be too far behind to even achieve that. But one moves forward.

I've not seen nor heard of most on your blog today, but that's not odd for me. :)

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Sandra, I have!

Cherie, Black Panther was good.

Gary, they will be touring this summer. Review of Black Panther next week. Good film - I'd give it a B.

Mary Aalgaard said...

Exciting trailers. My kids have watched all the superhero movies. I like to watch with them once their released for home viewing.

Sandra Cox said...

Welcome back, Alex! Glad you had a great extended weekend. We left the light on:)

J.H. Moncrieff said...

Thanks so much for the Cloverfield review. I've watched the other two movies and really enjoyed the second one in particular.

Hope you enjoyed your much-deserved day off.

Kelly Polark said...

Looks like a cool concert. So awesome that you got to see two of your favorite guitarists play together.
So many people love Stranger Things. I have to find time to watch that series at some point!

Raimey Gallant said...

Okay, you've sold me on The Cloverfield Paradox. I didn't realize it was clifi. I'm in. :)

Donna K. Weaver said...

You must have felt like you'd died and gone to heaven at that concert. :)

Misha Gericke said...

Sounds like an awesome concert.

The Cloverfield Paradox has intrigued me, but I haven't watched Cloverfield, so I'm not sure if I should give it a try. :-/

Shannon Lawrence said...

That sounds like an amazing concert, and you describe it in such a fun way that shows your love of music. I haven't watched Cloverfield Paradox yet. Maybe next week. Looking forward to Black Panther, too. I've heard a lot of excellent stuff about it, but I don't see movies until they've calmed a bit at the box office.

Sandra Cox said...

Hey Alex,
Did you see Black Panther and was it good?

Jeffrey Scott said...

G3 is coming to Milwaukee on the 25th. If I had the money, I wanted to go to this. Plus, I'd probably have to go alone, and that's no fun. But glad it was a fun show for you. I know I would enjoy it as well.
Can you believe I have not seen Justice League yet? I'm normally good at making it to super hero films, but lately even those I've been bad at getting too. By the time I think of it, all my friends have gone already.

Sandra Cox said...

Whoops. I'd been wondering if you'd seen Black Panther then took a closer look at your ending. I look forward to hearing about it the 26th.

Melissa said...

I haven't been to a live concert in ages. Or a good movie, for that matter.

J Lenni Dorner said...

Glad you enjoyed the concert!

I also thought the Cloverfield Paradox went really well with the other movies and tied things together nicely.

dolorah said...

I'm late!! So far behind in blogging.

That G3 things looks like something I regret missing. And I 'watched at' Cloverfield; had troubles keeping focus. I did peg it as something to maybe do more than 'watch at' again sometime soon. Now that I have new bifocal glasses perhaps I should try again :)

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Thanks, Sandra!

Kelly, you need to!

Donna, I did! I also felt like giving up my guitar forever.

Misha, it stand alone.

Sandra, yes, and my review is Monday.

Jeffrey, you should go anyway. And Justice League hits DVD in a couple weeks.

J, so did I! Some people are too critical.

Mary Kirkland said...

I haven't seen the Cloverfield Paradox yet but I plan to at some point. That sounds pretty good since I liked the first movie.

Jay Noel said...

OK, I saw Cloverfield Paradox. I thought it was good, not fantastic. It doesn't take itself too seriously, which works. What's really cool is if you play the original Cloverfield and Paradox at the same time, so cool stuff happens right around the 18:20 mark. INSANE synchronicity!!!

We've been watching Justice League, and I think it got a bad rap. It won't blow your mind, but it's a solid movie.

Mason T. Matchak said...

I'm in a little late on all this, but I'm glad the guitar show rocked so much. I haven't been to many concerts, but I have seen a mediocre one or two, so I'm glad this one wasn't. And I'd heard good and bad things about the new Cloverfield movie, but I think your theory is interesting.

Julie Flanders said...

Wow that's wonderful you had such a great time at the concert. Definitely seems like a once in a lifetime experience.
I'm so glad they will be giving Will a break in the next Stranger Things! That poor kid. I think the time jump is a good idea.

Trisha F. said...

I'm looking forward to Deadpool #2!

Love Stranger Things as well. It will be interesting to see the kids grow.

That show sounds amazing! I love that feeling of watching the stage in awe at what you're seeing. Watching good live music is a magical thing!

Susan Kane said...

Hi, Alex! Could you visit my blog again and let me know if the photos are up?