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December 23, 2020 by Tatiora
When I wrote this, it was Friday morning of the season finale for The Mandalorian and no - I hadn't watched it yet! Believe me, my plan was to do that first thing after work. I have always had a soft spot for cute things, and let's be real: Baby Yoda (name redacted because spoilers) is about as cute as it gets. I also admit to having a bit of a weakness for clever things like little creatures that live on your computer desktop or, since the innovation of things like Pokemon Go, critters you c...
December 16, 2020 by Tatiora
Holy cow, you guys, Disney went ham with show announcements last week and my brain is still trying to wrap itself around everything that we'll be getting from our favorite franchises in the next 2-3 years. Disney's "Investor Day" event was on December 10th, and in a four-hour long presentation they shared the slate for a ton of upcoming projects, most of which are specifically for the Disney+ streaming service. Disney+ has already amassed 86.8 million subscribers in its fi...
October 8, 2020 by Tatiora
Hello there - it's your friendly neighborhood nerd, back to talk about video game movies again. Although this time, instead of discussing some of my favorite flicks from the 90's, we're going to touch on a movie that hasn't released yet but has been teased and in development: Monster Hunter. The above teaser is only 16 seconds long, but is enough to elicit an immediate "huh?" from anyone who is a fan of the game series. If you're not familiar with Monster Hunter, let me sum it up for you: a f...
October 1, 2020 by Tatiora
Here at Stardock, we love Science Fiction of all kinds: books, movies, comics, shows, you name it. Admittedly, I'm a bit more of a high fantasy girl myself, but I definitely love my Star Wars and Star Trek, and let's not exclude the glory that is Galaxy Quest. In another blog recently, I discussed genres and how they applied to gaming, specifically strategy - but it certainly applies here, as well. After all, Science Fiction isn't Science Fiction without certain elements, and there have been man...
September 9, 2020 by Tatiora
***SPOILER ALERT*** If you haven't watched season 1 of The Mandalorian yet, this article discusses some important plot elements. If you care about being surprised, read no further - drop what you're doing and go give it a watch! If you've been missing the adventures of Mando and his adorable charge known only as The Child, then you don't have much longer to wait. Disney+ confirmed last week that Season 2 of The Mandalorian will debut on October 30th, 2020.  Entertainmen...
September 2, 2020 by Tatiora
If you've been holding off on getting a Netflix subscription for whatever reason, the streaming giant is ready to give you a taste of what they have to offer through a free (no subscription or free trial required!) selection of movies and shows. The selection was made available over the weekend and includes popular movies like Bird Box, Murder Mystery, and shows like Stranger Things and When They See Us. Netflix's "watch free" page has an array of shows and ...
July 30, 2020 by Tatiora
Since I’m not going out very much these days, I’ve spent quite a lot more time online with my gaming buddies. We’ve poured countless hours into games on Tabletop Simulator (Bargain Quest is the current favorite), played one too many Overwatch matches (when the enemies start to blur together into one entity you know you need to take a break), and have watched copious amounts of movies (we watched Hamilton together, it was awesome).  Recently, when debating which movie wo...
July 15, 2020 by Tatiora
Are you a fan of podcasts? On Monday, the satellite radio company SiriusXM announced that it reached a deal to acquire Stitcher from E.W. Scripps to the tune of $325 million. Stitcher is a pioneer in podcasting that provides a popular one-stop platform for creating, monetizing, and distributing podcasts to listen via its app and other platforms.  Stitcher brings its own mobile listening app (which was acquired for $4.5 million in 2016) to the table. It also operates the Midroll Media ...
June 24, 2020 by Tatiora
I've been on a movie/TV binge lately (at this rate, who isn't anymore?), and a bunch of news regarding my beloved Star Wars franchise came to my attention this morning, so that's what I'm going to talk about - because I can. I partake in a lot of animated shows, so I am no stranger to Mark Hamill's work outside of Star Wars. He is, truly, "the" Joker as far as I'm concerned, and of course has lent his talents to countless other animated characters, including Fire Lord Ozai from Avatar: The La...
June 17, 2020 by Tatiora
NOTE: This discussion contains spoilers for Season 1 of The Witcher. If you haven't watched it yet and care about plot points, avoid reading further! The COVID-19 Pandemic has, unfortunately, set a lot of things back on their schedules. Conventions and conferences have been (and are still being) canceled, movies have been delayed, and filming for a certain hit Netflix series ground to a halt. While we might have to wait just a bit longer to resolve some of the cliffhanger questions from seaso...
June 10, 2020 by Tatiora
Are you running out of streaming shows to binge during quarantine? No worries, John Favreau and The Mandalorian have you covered - the pandemic didn't halt production and the show's second season is still scheduled to release on time. Granted, "on time" means October, so there's still a bit of a wait, but Favreau explained during a digital panel at the ATX Television Festival this weekend that they'd already completed filming before all of the restrictions began. “We were lucky eno...
April 29, 2020 by Tatiora
Over the last several months, the COVID-19 pandemic has forced people to quarantine in their homes, causing an increase of use for  entertainment streaming platforms. Today, Disney announced that Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker will be coming to Disney+ two months earlier than intended. Appropriately, the release is scheduled for May 4th, a widely celebrated holiday among geeky circles called "Star Wars Day." Now everyone with a Disney+ account can watch the entire Skywalker saga to ho...
February 19, 2020 by Tatiora
Sonic the Hedgehog Smashes Box Office Expectations, Holds Record for Highest Opening Weekend of Any Video Game Movie EverParamount Pictures surpassed expectations with Sonic the Hedgehog this weekend, which opened to high praise from audiences and a gross of over $70 million domestically.  Creators of the movie faced internet backlash last year when they revealed the initial design for the titular character. Director Jeff Fowler was quick to answer fans on Twitter after the initial bac...
March 26, 2019 by Tatiora
What's your favorite film in the MCU? Favorite character? Personally, I love the majority of them and it makes it difficult to pick just one. As excited as I am to see Endgame and the conclusion of 10 years of films, I also hate goodbyes, lol. I've grown attached to the characters and the actors who have played them. I think, as a film, Winter Soldier may be the best put together. But from a pure action and enjoyment standpoint, I really love The Avengers.