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Top 5 Science Fiction Books

Science Fiction is my favorite genre.  I consume it in all it’s forms; from board games to crappy Sy-Fy Channel movies to the classic science fiction books that have fueled the imagination of millions.  So, in honor of the release of Blade Runner 2049, which is the sequel to the film Blade Runner, which is based on Phillip K. Dick’s fantastic novel Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?, I bring you today’s Top 5 Friday list…

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Marvel’s Punisher Trailer

The Punisher has been one of my three favorite characters since I first got into comics in high school. After enduring an awful, and a couple pretty bad portrayals on the big screen, I am cautiously optimistic the new Netflix series will do Frank Castle justice. Check out the new trailer for the show below!

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Tomb Raider Trailer – A Good Gaming Movie?

Video game movies have a rough  track record. From the awful to the uninspired, franchise after franchise tries to establish itself on the big screen, only to fall into the $5 bargain bin at WalMart.

After one look at the Tomb Raider trailer, I’m convinced that trend is going to change.

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Power Rangers Didn’t Suck!

Power Rangers

Tom Awesome’s Review Score: 8

What would happen in today’s super-powered age of cinema if you took five unknown actors, dumped them into a quarry, gave them super powers and tasked them with saving the world before they had the experience to fully harness their abilities? Oh, and base it on a cheesy 90’s kids show?

It turns out, you get a pretty fun flick. Who knew?

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Digital Dungeons & Dragons

I stumbled on this story today: D&D Beyond

I’ll spare you the from reading the entire article and sum it up for you: Wizards of the Coast is making a D&D app (called D&D Beyond) aimed at completely removing books and paper from table-top role-playing.  Whoa!

As an old-school gamer, with an aversion to apps, my first thought was, “Wtf?!”; but as a semi-objective quasi-blogger, I’ll try to give it a fair roll-of-the-d20 before I trash the entire concept… so lets do it!

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Top 5 Unplayed Board Games in My Collection

FACT: People love lists, consistency and alliteration.

With that in mind, I bring you the fourth edition of Top 5 Friday; a weekly (or bi-weekly, if I’m being honest) list of dork topics, random thoughts and balderdash.

As you may already know, I’m an avid board-gamer.  It’s probably my favorite hobby.  Unfortunately, being a responsible adult (and gaming with other responsible adults) means that I don’t get to play games nearly as often as I would like.  In fact, I probably spend more time buying board games than actually playing them.  With that in mind, I give you the Top 5 Unplayed Board Games in My Collection. Continue reading “Top 5 Unplayed Board Games in My Collection”

Review: It Comes at Night

Rogue Hippo’s Review Score: 7.5

I went to see It Comes at Night on a whim, and I have to say it left me disappointed.  However, the more I think about it, the more I realize how clever it is.  So, let’s break down It Comes at Night! Continue reading “Review: It Comes at Night”

Top 5 Movies That Fueled My Sense of Adventure

FACT: People love lists, consistency and alliteration.

With that in mind, I bring you the third edition of “Top 5 Friday”; a weekly (or bi-weekly, if I’m being honest) list of dork topics, random thoughts and balderdash.

Kids today.  They don’t play outside, they have no imagination, and they can’t stand the thought of being without their smartphones for even a second.  Luckily, Rogue Hippo is here to tell the Millennials exactly what’s wrong with them… Continue reading “Top 5 Movies That Fueled My Sense of Adventure”

Wonder Woman Review

Wonder Woman

Tom Awesome’s Review Score: 9

What would happen if you paired a noble Amazon with a thief, a criminal and a murderer and tasked them with saving the world? It may sound like a Final Fantasy storyline, but with stars like Gal Gadot and Chris Pine, Wonder Woman is an epic adventure that you should see on the largest screen possible.

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