Category Archives: Birthdays & Anniversaries

‘Leave it to Chance’ 20th Anniversary Slips By Unnoticed

‘Leave it to Chance’ 20th Anniversary Slips By Unnoticed

Before there was a Harry Potter, there was Chance Falconer. Smart, fearless, resourceful, Chance is exactly the girl hero that young readers and their parents are eagerly seeking today, and yet very few people know she exists. How Scholastic hasn’t snapped up ‘Leave it to Chance’ is a mystery to me, but now that the 20th anniversary of the series’ debut is upon us, it’s long past time to sing her praises and see if anyone notices. Read More

‘Jetpack Joyride’ Goes ‘Back to the Future’

‘Jetpack Joyride’ Goes ‘Back to the Future’

In case you weren’t aware, October 2015 is ‘Back to the Future’ Month. October 21, 2015, is the date—in the future!—that Marty McFly travels to in the second film, so there are all sorts of fun things happening this month as a tribute to the classic time-travel trilogy. Halfbrick is celebrating with a BttF-themed update to ‘Jetpack Joyride.’ Read More

Retro Review: ‘Hackers’ 20th Anniversary Edition

Retro Review: ‘Hackers’ 20th Anniversary Edition

In 1995, the internet was still exotic, Jonny Lee Miller still had hair, and movies about computer hackers were starting to become a thing. Twenty years later, when our phones have more processing power than any computer from that era, once-serious films about technology can become unintentionally hilarious. And so it is with Hackers, now enjoying its first Blu-Ray release to commemorate its 20th anniversary. Read More

Happy 60th Anniversary to Disneyland and Why You Should Go

Happy 60th Anniversary to Disneyland and Why You Should Go

It would appear that diamonds are a mouse’s best friend as Disneyland Park (and the entire Disneyland Resort) has officially kicked off its 60th Anniversary Celebration, aka Disneyland Resort Diamond Celebration, and with it some very amazing new shows that offer just the right blend of tech and magic. Also, lots and lots of diamonds. Tons of them. Read More