“There is no way I would pay $250 for a Yoda lamp!” The fact is, some people would pay that much for a Yoda lamp. There are those who spend thousands of dollars to buy collectibles and support their hobbies. It’s great if you have the funds to do this. Follow your passion! However, I and many others fall into the poor nerd category. Fandom and hobbies often fall at the end of the budget. I’m a bookworm who loves all sorts of fandoms. It’s really hard not to blow all my money on it. Books are an especial weakness. I still really want to purchase a few figurines from Hot Toys. I know it’s just not possible. There is always a bill that comes first. However, there are some ways you can still snag some goods and nerd out to your heart’s
Crushworthy Characters: Waverly Earp
We all get that guilty pleasure show from time to time and Wynonna Earp is mine. The show is nearly B-rated in some aspects, but I find it entertaining. There are also cool heroines on the show. Sometimes, you just need a show you can relax and watch without having a nervous breakdown. The show is campy and does have a decent storyline. It has a really crushworthy character you need to
Contest: Win LION on Blu-ray and DVD!
LION follows five-year-old Saroo (Sunny Pawar) who gets lost on a train traveling away from his home and family. Frightened and bewildered, he ends up thousands of miles away, in chaotic Kolkata. Somehow he survives living on the streets, escaping all sorts of terrors and close calls in the process, before ending up in an orphanage that is itself not exactly a safe haven. Eventually Saroo is adopted by an Australian couple (Nicole Kidman and David Wenham), and finds love and security as he grows up in Hobart. As an adult, not wanting to hurt his adoptive parents’ feelings, Saroo (Dev Patel) suppresses his past, his emotional need for reunification and his hope of ever finding his lost mother and brother. But a chance meeting with some fellow Indians reawakens his buried yearning. Armed with only a handful of memories, his unwavering determination, and a revolutionary technology known as Google Earth, Saroo sets out to find his lost family and finally return to his first
PaleyFest 2017: An Annual Reminder of Why TV is the Greatest
Everyone has their favorite form of entertainment, and for as long as I can remember mine has been television. Nights when my mom worked late, weekends in high school when I had no plans (more often than not), most days when I was avoiding learning in college, and even today as an adult, television has and will always been
Read It!: Norse Mythology by Neil Gaiman
The level of enjoyment from reading Neil Gaiman's Norse Mythology was high. There are two things I love: stories and mythology. The book proves they can be one and the same. There really isn't a dull moment in this book. It is funny, and Gaiman shows his knowledge of Norse culture. The book takes you into the world of the gods and makes them
Con Report: NC Comicon Oak City 2017
Another North Carolina Comicon has come and gone, but the memories are everlasting. Surprisingly, unlike prior cons I’ve attended, this time around there was a definite separation of activities that marked the two days between looping the dealer room and panel fun. It was definitely a successful
Contest: Win Collateral Beauty on Blu-ray!
When a successful New York ad executive suffers a personal tragedy and retreats from life, his friends devise a drastic plan to reach him before he loses everything. Pushing him to the very edge, they force him to confront the truth in surprising and profoundly human ways. From Oscar-winning director David Frankel, this thought-provoking drama explores how even the deepest tragedy can reveal moments of beauty, and how the constants of love, time and loss interlock in a life fully
Contest: Win Live By Night on Blu-ray!
What you put out into this world will always come back to you, but it never comes back how you predict. Taking fatherly advice is not in Joe Coughlin’s nature. Instead, the WWI vet is a self-proclaimed anti-establishment outlaw, despite being the son of the Boston Police Deputy Superintendent. Joe’s not all bad, though; in fact, he’s not really bad enough for the life he’s chosen. Unlike the gangsters he refuses to work for, he has a sense of justice and an open heart, and both work against him, leaving him vulnerable time and again—in business and in love. Driven by a need to right the wrongs committed against him and those close to him, Joe heads down a risky path that goes against his upbringing and his own moral code. Leaving the cold Boston winter behind, he and his reckless crew turn up the heat in Tampa. And while revenge may taste sweeter than the molasses that infuses every drop of illegal rum he runs, Joe will learn that it comes at a
Marvel’s next big event, Secret Invasion, launches with issue #1 on Wednesday, and I’ll be following the twists and turns of the plot here. There’s already been a lot of lead-up, with back-story going back into the annals of Marvel Comics. Read More
Love it or hate it, the Skrulls are invading the Marvel Universe. The invasion is upon us with Secret Invasion #1 releasing next Wednesday, and Marvel has an animated webisode that sets the stage for the conflict. Read More
Soul Calibur IV made waves when Namco Bandai announced that Darth Vader and Yoda would be appearing in the character roster for the game. Now they’re unveiling some more traditional fare for Soul Calibur with new details and screenshots. Read More
ComingSoon has received the new X-Files 2 teaser poster, and it’s pretty fantastic in its minimalism. The poster features stars David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson, and the film is slated to release July 25. Read More
It’s a big day for Grand Theft Auto IV news, and anticipation for the game is only going to get higher as the April 29 release date nears. First up, we have the newest trailer: And then we have news of the Social Club website. Joystiq reports that this site will link wi Read More
Bowen Designs’ Marvel statue line began in 1998, and the company has been pumping out consistently amazing pieces ever since. They’re currently in Phase III of their licensing deal with Marvel, and this month sees the release of not one, not two, but SEVEN different Wolverine Read More
Wednesday night, director Chris Carter unveiled the new trailer for the X-Files movie sequel at his Paley panel in Hollywood. Someone in attendance managed to grab a video of it and throw it onto YouTube. Read More
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