The other day I was on Pinterest looking for a good plank challenge plan when I saw a pin for a Black Widow workout. Black Widow as in Black Widow who can be seen in many of the Marvel Cinematic Universe movies but not on much of the merchandising Black Widow? Yes, that one. It was indeed an illustrated workout combo inspired by the woman who, among other things, saved a super soldier multiple times. There was punching, kicking, and oh yes, climbers. So I decided to give it a try the next day. Let’s just say it looks easier than it is. But it’s a fun element to add to your fitness regime. I’ve heard of a couple gyms being based around geek/nerdy themes or incorporating them into their WODs, but it’s something I had never tried.
Then I realized there were several other similarly illustrated geeky-interest-inspired workout sets floating around from the same site. So I ended up on neilaray.com and there is literarlly a treasure-trove of these with instructions, info about what muscles you’re working, and tips. They even have timer buttons for your rests in between sets. It’s all part of the NR Project, which is a volunteer-run passion project to make fitness fun and accessible. As such all the workouts are available for free; you can even download them as pdfs.
What’s more most of them don’t require equipment so you can do them anywhere you have the space. A whole range of female, male, . . . → Read More: Geek Out Your Workout
Last year I set a movie-watching agenda for myself with Only Grand Captain Mockingjays of Future Tomorrow: Kay’s Top 10 Movies to Look Forward to in 2014. For the most part, it worked out pretty well. It motivated me to get out and see most of those movies in theaters, and I largely was pleased with my choices. You can read my reviews of all ten films here on FANgirl. Making the list, I would not have guessed Muppets Most Wanted would be the one to disappoint me the most. If I could time travel, I would have replaced it in the top ten with Snowpiercer, but I hadn’t heard anything about Snowpiercer when I made the list. And even then, I don’t know if I would have gone for it, but it turned out to be a very intriguing (albeit violent) film.
I’m still concerned I’m missing 2015’s Snowpiercer on the new list, but here goes something (in U.S. release date order)…
Strange Magic – January 23rd Here we have an animated fairy tale with a tagline (on at least one of the posters) “Everyone deserves to be loved.” That’s attention-catching, but it’s also inspired by A Midsummer Night’s Dream, which may well very be my favorite Shakespearean play. It’s a Lucasfilm project with a soundtrack of popular songs and standards. And oh yeah, some guy named George Lucas worked on the story.
Chappie – March 6th
After Elysium I’m not entirely confident in jumping on board the Neill . . . → Read More: Strange Age of Tomorrowland World Awakens: Kay’s Top 10 Movies to Look Forward to in 2015
Fangirls Around the Web for December 2014. . . . → Read More: Fangirls Around The Web: December 27, 2014
Assembly of Geeks talks the futures of Star Trek and Hunger Games franchises, plus Greg Berlanti. . . . → Read More: Hunger Games, Star Trek, and their Future on Assembly of Geeks
Kay reviews ‘The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1.’ . . . → Read More: The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1: A Review
Mockingjay – Part 1 tickets are on sale now! . . . → Read More: Mockingjay – Part 1 Tickets On Sale Now!
With the premiere of the Mockingjay: Part 1 trailer last week, #HungerGamesExclusive released Issue 2, which includes an interview with Jennifer Lawrence. . . . → Read More: Mockingjay: Part 1 Trailer
The Hunger Games franchise wraps shooting on Mockingjay Part 2 and launches the promotional campaign for Part 1. . . . → Read More: The Hunger Games Wraps on Mockingjay
It’s down to Leia of the Expanded Universe versus Leia of the movies in the finals of Suvudu’s Cage Match. . . . → Read More: Final Round Suvudu Cage Match: #SWEU Leia versus Movie Leia
Assembly of Geeks 19 dives into the Valentine spirit. . . . → Read More: An Assembly of Geeks Voyage Home for Valentine’s Day