Shorts: Forever 21
I remember going to see the first Iron Man film and loving it. I was so excited when they started releasing films and created a Marvel Cinematic Universe. Though I had looked up a lot of comic book story arcs to compare them to the films, I had not actually read any Marvel comics. In August of this year, I decided to invest in Marvel Unlimited (Marvel’s comic book streaming service) so that I could catch up on all of the things that I have missed. I will honestly say that it is one of the best investments that I have ever made.
Though I am new to the Marvel comic world, in honor of National Comic Book Day, I would like to share with you 10 of my favorite reads so far (in no particular order).
HAWKEYE (2012) #3
MS. MARVEL (2015) #10
CAPTAIN AMERICA: SAM WILSON (2015) #10
OLD MAN LOGAN (2016) #18
INVINCIBLE IRON MAN (2016) #3
STAR WARS (2015) #1
CHAMPIONS (2016) #1
SPIDERMEN (2012) #5
ULTIMATE COMICS SPIDER-MAN (2011) #27
MIGHTY THOR (2015) #1
Almost 2 years ago, I made the decision to cut gluten out of my diet permanently. I have not been diagnosed with Celiac Disease but I realized that after doing my research, I did have more than a few of the symptoms. After taking the leap and removing gluten from my diet, I can say that the bloating, more than occasional diarrhea, and excessive weight gain that I was experiencing had subsided.
This journey, however, has not been easy. There have been a lot of bumps in the road but I can say that I’ve finally figured out how to be a functional gluten-less human being. Here are some items that have helped me along the way!
I don’t claim to be an expert so please do your own research! Hit me up if you have any questions about my journey!
This past Memorial Day weekend, Disney Channel thought it a perfect time to celebrate the debut of their 100th Disney Channel Original Movie (DCOM) Adventures in Babysitting on June 24th. They commemorated this milestone by showing a marathon of a bunch of DCOMs all weekend. I thoroughly enjoyed watching movies like Brink!, Zenon: Girl of the 21st Century, Double Teamed, Genius, and Pixel Perfect among others. The more movies I watched, though, the more I thought about the movies they weren’t showing. Here’s a look at a few of my favorites that weren’t featured this weekend.
Under Wraps (1997)
Under Wraps is actually the first Disney Channel Original Movie ever! The filmed centered around a group of friends that have tasked themselves with getting a mummy they have befriended back to his crypt before Halloween’s end.
Don’t Look Under the Bed (1999)
This is a film that me and all my friends were terrified of. Making a movie about a pranking boogie is the quickest way to get me to hide….well….under the bed. Don’t Look Under the Bed is the first, and only, Disney Channel Original Movie rated TV-PG for its scary scenes. After receiving complaints, the movie is no longer shown on the channel. You can, however, purchase it on Amazon.
Up, Up, and Away (2000)
This super hero comedy is about a family who’s in the saving business. They all have powers except the middle son. But who needs super powers to save the day? Up, Up, and Away is the first Disney Channel Original Movie starring a predominately black cast.
The Color of Friendship (2000)
The Color of Friendship is the first Disney Channel Original Movie to win a Primetime Emmy Award!
Phantom of the Megaplex (2000)
Phantom of the Megaplex featured movie legend Mickey Rooney in the supporting role of “Movie Mason”.
Jett Jackson: The Movie (2001)
In Jett Jackson: The Movie, the lead, Lee Thompson Young, did 90% of his stunts, including the most dangerous stunt at the beginning of the film.
The Poof Point (2001)
The Poof Point was the first time that Mark Curry & Dawnn Lewis had worked together since they starred in the hit sitcom Hangin’ with Mr. Cooper in 1997.
Gotta Kick it Up! (2002)
Gotta Kick it Up is one of few Disney Channel original movies based off a true story.
A Ring of Endless Light (2002)
A Ring of Endless Light, based off of a book of the same title, is almost completely different from the novel. A lot was changed in the TV Film adaptation.
One of my favorite live performers does a beautiful rendition of her song “Complicated Melody”, check it out!