If you’re like me, you spent last Friday night at a Selena tribute concert in Orlando, Florida. But what do you do when you arrive 90 minutes early and need to kill time? The obvious answer: blast Stormtroopers in the new Star Wars virtual-reality simulator, Star Wars: Secrets of the Empire!
For most of my life, I’ve had a fear/general distaste about using public restrooms to drop a deuce. I mean, sometimes it’s unavoidable, but if there is any foreseeable way for me to capture home field advantage, I am capable of holding my bowels for long periods of time. My dad and brother will probably never let go of the fact that I once drove 20 minutes to a casino for a bathroom break when we were ice fishing.
Rogue Hippo’s Review Score: 9
I know it’s a tough sell to get people excited to see a World War I documentary in 3D at the movie theater; but damnit, I’m going to try. Continue reading “Review: They Shall Not Grow Old”
Tom Awesome’s Review Score: 8.25
What do you get when you pair an alien parasite with a blackballed investigative reporter and strip away the title character’s traditional backstory and all other trappings of the Marvel universe? A surprisingly fun action film with a couple outstanding performances.
John Gallagher is an entertainment illustrator who has worked in screen-based entertainment since 1995. His resume includes four seasons working on The Flash, as well as two on Supergirl, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, Falling Skies, Once Upon a Time and dozens of others. He also previously spent nine years working in video games at Bioware Corp prior to moving to film in 2008.
Rogue Hippo’s Review Score: 6
PLOT SUMMARY: Lena (Natalie Portman) is part of a team of scientists tasked with entering, and explaining, The Shimmer. The Shimmer is a continuously-expanding quarantine zone around the site of a meteor strike. On top of that, The Shimmer gradually alters the DNA of all who enter it; oh, and by the way, no one ever returns. Lena has returned, however; and the movie begins with Lena surrounded by a team of scientists who ask her to explain what happened while she was inside The Shimmer. She proceeds to tell them the story of what befell her team. Continue reading “Review: Annihilation”