Dream cast for an all-female Avengers!

Avengers Age of Ultron

Avengers: Age of Ultron is now in movie theatres across the U.S.  According to Forbes and IGN.com it was “the second-biggest opening weekend of all time.” I have not seen the movie, yet. (I’ll probably see it in the next few weeks when the crowds die down.) I have seen the first two installments and really enjoyed them. But what I really want to see are more female superheroes.

I’m not alone. More women are speaking out and Marvel Comics heard our pleas. Thor is now being portrayed as a woman in a new series of comics, which is outselling the male version by 30%!

Then I started thinking ALL the Avengers could use a little more estrogen power and strength.

Now who would play the live action all female Avengers? Below is a list of actors I think would be awesome as the Avengers based on prior shows, movies and popularity. I also tried to add a little more diversity to the cast and didn’t worry about age.

Thor – Charlize Theron

Iron Man – Viola Davis

Captain America – Milla Jovovich

Black Widow – Nishi Munshi

Hawkeye – Maggie Q

Ultron – Kathleen Turner’s voice

Nick Fury – Uzo Aduba

War Machine – Kerry Washington

Quicksilver – Liza Lapira

Scarlet Witch – Constance Wu

Maria Hill – America Ferrera

Heimdall – Taraji P. Henson

The Falcon – Gina Rodriguez

Vision – Rosario Dawson

Peggy Carter – Stana Katic

Last, but certainly not least, I think Meryl Streep should play the HULK. Yep, I said it. I think she could bring multiple layers to the roll and it would be awesome to see Meryl Streep Hulk-out!

Hulk – Meryl Streep

Do you agree with my choices? Let me know in the comments.

Sony Pictures needs to American-up

This is not a political blog but I had to exercise my right to free speech and speak out about the bullying from hackers on Americans.

The interview

I would have never seen the movie The Interview. It looked really stupid and considering how much movies cost these days I wouldn’t want to waste my money. But my freedom to choose what movie I want to see was taken away by terrorists and people who gave in to them.

The Guardians of Peace – obviously this name is an oxymoron – sent out a threatening message on Tuesday. Here’s the full message found on Variety:


We will clearly show it to you at the very time and places “The Interview” be shown, including the premiere, how bitter fate those who seek fun in terror should be doomed to.
Soon all the world will see what an awful movie Sony Pictures Entertainment has made.
The world will be full of fear.
Remember the 11th of September 2001.
We recommend you to keep yourself distant from the places at that time.
(If your house is nearby, you’d better leave.)
Whatever comes in the coming days is called by the greed of Sony Pictures Entertainment.
All the world will denounce the SONY.

More to come…

Overlooking the grammar, there are several problems I found in this threat.

“We will clearly show it to you at the very time and places “The Interview” be shown” – A special screening of the film in Los Angeles happened last week without any problems.

“Those who seek fun in terror…” – Well, isn’t that the pot calling the kettle black.

“an awful movie Sony Pictures Entertainment has made” – Come on, like this movie is the worst movie ever made about horrible dictators.

“The world will be full of fear.” – Now you’re just pissing us off.

“the greed of Sony Pictures Entertainment” – This is not a Sony attribute it’s a human one.

It’s time for Sony to American-up and reverse their decision and release the movie for FREE in some other form.

These terrorists threaten us with our greatest fear – more terrorist attacks on U.S. soil. This is not the end. They will not stop; they will keep threatening and dictating.

Now don’t get me wrong, I completely understand why Sony and the movie theaters have decided not to show the movie. I understand the blame and guilt they would take if something did happen or the possibility that no one would see any movie on Christmas day. I understand it, I just don’t like it.

I will go see a movie of my choice on Christmas Day. I will not live in fear but I will live with buttered popcorn in my hands, a smile on my face and freedom in my heart.


The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins is one of the few books that my dad and I read. He bought it on his Kindle and he liked them so much he was able to lend them to me through Amazon.

We knew right away that Donald Sutherland would be perfect for President Snow, but the others we would have to see before deciding. The first movie didn’t disappoint.

Mockingjay hits the big screens today and I can’t wait to see it next week. The books will always hold a special place in the library of my heart.

I really enjoyed this Buzzfeed article by Kristin Harris because some of these quotes were my favorites too. Did your favorite quote make the list?

The 10 Most Popular Quotes From “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay”

“And if we burn, you burn with us!” posted on Nov. 20, 2014, at 5:08 p.m.

According to Amazon Kindle, these are the passages that readers highlight the most in Mockingjay, the third and final book in The Hunger Games trilogy.












Watch Katniss and Peeta come to life on the big screen when The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 hits today!

The 10 Most Popular Quotes From "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay"

The Final Hobbit Movie will be bittersweet

There is always a war raging in my head when a book is turned into a movie. Will it live up to my imaginings? Will they get the drama, comedy, etc. right? How much will it change? I feel a lot of angst when going to see a movie based off a book I really loved.

However, I really enjoyed The Hobbit book and I really like the movies – The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug – as well. I like seeing how some of the characters have changed or developed to bring more drama and comedy to the movies. There were so many characters in the book that I felt there wasn’t enough time to get to know them.

Don’t get me wrong some of the scenes in the book were so much better than in the movie; such as, when they get stuck in the woods with the giant spiders. We can see more of Bilbo’s challenges and his desire to help his new friends. And let’s not forget about all the songs!

The ending of the book was perfect and I felt the same as Bilbo and Gandalf as they made their way home. There are a few parts of the ending I hope they change in the movie though, especially since the characters in the movie are such good eye candy. Yeah, I said it. Some of those dwarves are hotties!

This last movie has even more meaning for me. My father died in October 2012. In honor of our’s father’s December birthday, my brother and I always go see a movie together. My dad loved going to the movies and it was tradition to see one on birthdays. My brother and I have seen the previous Hobbit movies on dad’s birthday. This will be the first time since my dad’s death that I will not be with my brother watching the last Hobbit movie. The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies will be bittersweet in more ways than one.