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Review: The Mandalorian Season One

In the headliner show for Disney+, The Mandalorian treats Star Wars fans to a spaghetti Western in a galaxy far, far away. Over the course of eight episodes you watch the titular hero make friends, chase quarry across the galaxy and encounter a heaping helping of scoundrels.

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Tom’s Triumphs – Ice Fishing is….Fun?

For the majority of my life, I’ve been content to be a mostly solitary creature. My primary hobby involves sitting in a recliner in my basement, ridiculously close to my belovedly over-sized TV. I’m happy to spend hours upon hours in fictional worlds, preferably with a tumbler of whisky to keep me hydrated.

Occasionally we all have to bust out of our comfort zone to expand our horizons, right? So what happens when you take The Tom out of that natural habitat and dump him into a frozen wasteland without power? Hopefully you get one heck of a column out of it. Read on to find out!

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Outside is Overrated Episode 20 – The Skywalker Saga

Tom and Phoenix discuss the entire Skywalker Saga, Star Wars Episodes 1-9. Spoilers for The Rise of Skywalker

Thank you to Outside is Overrated’s sponsor: Premier Health.

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Tom’s Triumphs: Sedlacek Sausagefest

Hello, friends. If your idea of a good time is something other than getting up hours before the sun rises, eating some oatmeal, bundling up in cold-weather gear and sitting quietly in the woods for several hours – we are not that dissimilar. For some reason, I find myself committing to three weekends of hunting in November each year. Perhaps it’s the sweet payoff of knowing that if I’m lucky, one of those weekends will be spent cramming raw meat into sausage casings on my kitchen table.

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Tom’s Triumphs – Everything Good Comes to an End

Maybe it’s because I am up against a self-imposed deadline to get my column out every month. Maybe it’s sleep deprivation from having a nearly one-year-old child. Maybe I’m just a bitter old man, but it feels like everything  that I love (in the entertainment realm) is coming to an end this year.

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Star Wars: Secrets of the Empire Review

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!

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Illustrator John Gallagher on Working in Movies, DC Shows, Comics and Gaming

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.

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Defending the Star Wars Prequels

It’s time to give the Star Wars prequels their proper respect! Continue reading “Defending the Star Wars Prequels”

The Last Jedi: The Force Is Weak With This One

Rogue Hippo’s Review Score: 6.5

Haha!  Get it?  The force is weak with this one!  Because usually, in Star Wars, they say; “The force is strong with this one.”  But I used WEAK instead!  I read a bunch of Last Jedi reviews and I can’t believe I haven’t seen this brilliantly clever line used yet!  What could that mean?  Either I’m more cleverer than all of the movie review peoples on the internets… or somehow everyone else actually liked this 2.5 hour escapade in mediocrity.

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