Movie Review: Guardians of the Galaxy Vol II

Yes those wacky Guardians are back and better than ever!  I don’t think I’ve ever sat through a more entertaining title crawl before! The movie literally moves at light speed and you’d better be ready to keep up.  Rarely does a moment go by without a quip, a joke, a taunt, an epic space battle, or just something so completely out of the blue that if you weren’t laughing already…

Movie Review: Dead Men Tell No Tales

Dead Men Tell No Tales is a true return to form for the franchise. It is ridiculous and laughable and never for one moment believable and that’s why we love it. The plot?  A young Henry Turner is looking for Neptune’s Trident which will free his father and all those under a curse of the sea. Will Turner (Orlando Bloom) has been hanging out under the curse of the Flying…

The Unsung Hero of Rogue One

If you’re reading a review of Rogue One I can guarantee people are talking about Jyn and Captain Andor.  They’re discussing Alan Tudyk as K-2SO and Mads Mikkelsen as Galen Erso.  They may even mention their like or dislike of the CG characters. But I can almost guarantee that they aren’t talking about the real hero of Rogue One.  Imperial pilot turned Rebel Bodhi Rook. Bodhi made the biggest leap…

See you in Azeroth!

Warcraft Movie Review by Durrilion I have to preface this with a disclaimer: I have not  played World of Warcraft in almost a year.  Things like college, work, and illness have kept me away.  With that said, I am still familiar with Azeroth, though maybe not as familiar as longer term players.  Overall I loved this film and what it does for the game, the fantasy genre, and geeks all…

Mark Watney: Space Pirate (a.k.a. The Martian)

Mark Watney: Space Pirate (a.k.a. The Martian) by Durrilion Matt Damon’s latest film opens with panoramic scenes of both space, and Mars.  Within seconds of establishing the crew’s location on the red planet, inter-character comedy begins.  Normally this is where one would expect a lengthy build up, primarily exposition, before the action takes over.  Not so with The Martian.  Barely five minutes in and suddenly an impossibly large and powerful…

Hey Hey They're The Minions!

*Possible Spoilers Ahead – You Have Been Warned*   After much extended anticipation the Minions backstory unfolded before my eyes. As the screen darkened the Universal Studios signature music started… sort of. Was that…no it can’t be… wait it is! The Minions were ‘singing’ as the studio logo filled the screen. With the movie properly under way, the opening credits roll and we see the very beginnings of the Minions…