Archives For Jess Adducci

My husband put together a wonderful blog called Video Games and Marriage. You should go read it. The context will make everything I’m about to say a little funnier.

He mentioned in that post that I had started playing Portal with him. True. And it became a gateway drug.
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I used to read books. I used to draw and paint. Every once in awhile, I even went outside. But that was when I didn’t have a laptop. And internet. No matter what I say or do, my time in front of a computer screen takes up no less than 5 minutes and often exceeds hours. It’s not healthy, as my growing rear-end can attest. 

Thankfully, I’ve found a number of “healthy reasons” to justify parking my behind at my desk. Educating myself on the intricacies of steampunk, the second industrial revolution, air ships, and the narcissistic personality disorder. Plumbing the depths of a sea of artists and their work. Watching Felicia Day try to practice parkour.

…yeah. That last one isn’t as “educational” as the rest, but it’s entertaining as all get out.
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I’m the furthest from a fashionista. Hand me a hoodie and a comfy pair of jeans, and I’m set. Of course, the hoodie I’m talking about is this one…

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The challenge is bigger on the inside. But many have become companions and gone on to become Doctor’s themselves.

Steven Moffat started as an occasional writer, bringing us breathtaking episodes like “The Empty Child” (meet Captain Jack and the creepy gas mask kids), “The Girl in the Fireplace” (which has had Who fans begging for more Sophia Myles), and “Blink” (the hallmark Weeping Angels introduction). When Matt Smith joined us as the 11th Doctor, Steven Moffat was coming on board behind the scenes as showrunner.

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The first thing I did when I moved to Orlando was go to MegaCon. Literally. I moved. And the next morning I was hoofing it Downtown for the biggest comic-con in Orlando with my new film production team. It was awesome.

Every year, MegaCon brings in the celebrities, the artists, the merchants, and puts together panels and events that make geeks drool. They promote film as well by hosting an indie film festival, seven years running. This year, Avarice will be a part of that line-up.

Be sure to come out and catch the Festival! And stick around for all the fun stuff they’ve got planned… a Zombie Walk, Voice Actors Gone Wild! (with Futurama’s John DiMaggio and Billy West), and a panel with the artists behind the X-Teams among much, much more. Oh! And Star Trek: Next Gen EXTRAVAGANZA.

 

 

We’re being assaulted, fellow nerds. The world, as we know it, is slowly falling into the hands of one man: J.J. Abrams.

See that picture of him? He’s plotting our demise. He’s trying to telepathically blow our minds.

He inched his way into the business, trying to draw little attention to himself in comedy and drama, writing movies like Taking Care of Business, Regarding Henry, Forever Young, and Gone Fishin’. (Yes, he co-wrote that stinker.) We were so unsuspecting…

He continued to throw us off track by working with people like Jerry Bruckheimer and Michael Bay. And he created the well known chick drama, Felicity. He started his sneak attack when he created Alias and co-created Lost. Those aren’t straight up nerd shows. But they came alongside the nerd community, started the conversation, if you will.

Abrams made his big move when he directed an undeniably good Mission Impossible III, capturing our imaginations for what this great director could do especially with a lagging series. Then came the sci-fi series Fringe. Before we knew what was happening, Abrams was crowned nerd king when he was given the reigns to Star Trek.

See what I mean? Slow, methodical takeover.

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Oscar season is upon us! For most people, that means next to nothing. And for geeky filmmakers like us Timid Monster folks, it means less. Why? Because some of our favorite movies are never honored!

Okay, I take that back. They’re honored. Usually in categories like Costume Design, Make-Up and Hairstyling, Production Design, and Visual Effects. Unless period dramas take over for the year. (Like this year.)

I think the Golden Globes has a good thing going… a Drama category and a Comedy/Musical category. So why not a Sci-Fi/Fantasy category? Heck, why don’t we just take over a few of the leading categories for a second? It wasn’t the most “golden” of years, but let’s have some fun! Scribble your picks in the comments. Here are mine…

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Cult, a new series from Farscape creator Rockne S. O’Bannon, is premiering February 19th on the CW. As an avid lover of Farscape, I couldn’t resist the early premiere of the first episode, now airing on Hulu. At the time, I had no idea what else O’Bannon had been involved with, so I suppose I was expecting something along the lines of Farscape.

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“Which Doctor Who companion would she be?”

It was a question asked of me by a colleague regarding an actress in discussing casting for a film project. I would never have thought to ask such a question. But it was a good one.

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Review: Warm Bodies

Jess Adducci —  January 14, 2013

Somehow, I’ve become “the zombie chick”. Alright, true, no one has actually called me that. But considering the glow-in-the-dark zombie play set on my wall, “A Zombie’s Guide to Zombies” on my shelf, and other zombie paraphernalia I’ve received as gifts over the years… well, I think it’s safe to assume. I don’t know when it happened. Maybe it was because I made a (horrible) zombie film in college? Is that really all it takes?

But somewhere along the trashed, postapocalyptic road, I started to really like zombies. And I started living up to my implied moniker.

When it comes to zombies in cinema, some might argue that the genre is over-saturated. But every once in a while, a gem comes out that makes the other B-movies worth sifting through. Zombieland did that. Walking Dead, venturing into the TV arena, did that. And then comes a love story about a zombie coming back to life after falling for a beautiful resistance chick. Warm Bodies.

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