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Rogue One’s Darth Vader Star Wars Portrayal is the Best Ever!

darth vader star wars

Whoa!Let’s just bypass all the fluff and riga-ma-roll and jump right into it. This shouldn’t be a SPOILER, since they’ve shown this iconic character in a number of film trailers, but if it is – I sincerely apologize. But now that I think about it, if you weren’t aware he was in the film, then you’re probably not a die hard Star Wars fan and so it probably doesn’t matter anyways? But let me just dive and state for the…

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Best Anime Show On TV

One Punch Man

EASILY the best Anime show currently airing, One Punch Man. Normally I’d rant and rave about the show, but I rather have you go out, find it online and WATCH. You really have to see this show for yourself. Fantastic animation, fluid and smooth, quirky but entertaining story line and action like no other. Anyways, I lied, here is a reeeeaaally quick breakdown of ONE PUNCH MAN. Just promise as soon as you leave here you check out episode I…

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Comic Book Store Blues in Boise

My long time favorite local Comic Book store in Boise, The Paper Back Place recently closed down shop….another great comic book store in a line of great comic book stores over the years in Boise to eventually shut their doors. The notion that ‘they will be missed’ is an understatement. I have now had to go all in with Captain Comics just outside the Boise downtown, and although they have a great set-up and excellent selection, they have a ‘policy’…

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Read Or Don’t Read The Martian Before Watching The Movie?

the martian

Literally just strolled out of the theater after having watched Ridley Scott’s film, The Martian, starring Matt Damon and Jessica Chastain, and it was fantastic. I had also just listened to book from which the movie was based on not a week earlier, written by Andy Weir. Also fantastic! So after having read the book and watched the movie adaptation, I can tell you there are pros and cons to this. But my question to you – what’s your opinion?…

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9 Salt Lake Comic Con Tips For First Time Attendees

Salt Lake Comic Con 2015

The Salt Lake Comic Con 2015 event just concluded last weekend in Salt Lake City, Utah, and words CANNOT…and WILL NOT convey the amount of fun times we had there, especially as first-timers. It should go without mentioning that before ANY Comic Con event, you familiarize yourself with the convention schedule. And even more-so, create your OWN SCHEDULE of the events, contests, photo ops, and shopping you plan to do. The clock is ticking and since we’re already in October,…

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Great time to be a Geek. But Beware Of Internet Trolls

Internet Trolls

It’s a great time to be a geek. There was a time when Geeks and Nerds were frowned upon, teased and ridiculed, that is until these individuals started becoming the ‘flag bearers’ for the future of society as we know it. From Science and Technology, to Entertainment, Music, Fashion and beyond, the Geek has really ascended to plane all their own. But BEWARE! Especially for the ‘newly’ indoctrinated Geek, the newbie, the individual who has finally seen the light and…

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Just Surpassed 10,000 Pins and Followers on Pinterest. Thank you!

Pinterest

Just wanted to give a huge thanks to any and everyone who has been able to find value in the 10,000+ pins I have gathered over the many months (maybe years? j/k) on the social image network Pinterest. I remember when Pinterest was just starting up and you could only join by ‘Invitation only’ I believe. I was invited to join, and before I knew it and entire universe of possibilities was opened up to me. Initially Pinterest was a…

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Remember When Transformers Were Cool?

transformers age of extinction

Managed to get out and catch a movie, during a long and very difficult work week, which was surprising, and see the newly released sci-fi film, Transformers Age of Extinction. My level of interest in seeing Transformers Age of Extinction was high, my excitement was moderate (wasn’t expecting much, since the first Transformers film was my fav), and what I got, was a disaster the like Cybertron has never seen before! Here are my 7 Takeaways from Transformers: Age of…

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My Somewhat Unusual Game of Thrones Favorite Character Roster

Game of Thrones

I have NOT read the Game of Thrones books. In fact, I have deliberately refrained from even attempting to read them, as much as I would like to, for the simple fact that I want to be ‘surprised’ while watching the show. I want that feeling of NOT knowing what’s around the corner, or behind door ‘3’ if you get my gist. Folks who have read the series just don’t get the same ‘impact’ as the rest us after having…

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Are We Entering The Era of the Geek?

I was more of an introvert growing up [who am I kidding, I still am!], and often found comfort and entertainment in such pursuits as video games, role-playing board games [like D & D], comic books and movies and TV. Now an adult, not much has changed in who I am, now that I back, but was HAS noticeably changed is the perception of what being GEEK or NERD means and is in today’s society. Have we entered into the…

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Forget Making A Black Widow Film. How About Mystique?

Mystique movie?

Variety magazine reported back in February the prospect of developing a film that would revolve around the Marvel Avenger, Black Widow, played by the lovely Scarlett Johansson. And, this was even before Captain America: Winter Soldier premiered the first week of April this year, when the Black Widow character was sort of a ho-hum role (in my opinion), having appeared in The Avengers and Iron Man 2 previously. Now, after a solid performance in Captain America: Winter Soldier, all of…

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