Recent Articles In Movies & TV & Books
October 8, 2020 by Tatiora on 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 on 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 15, 2020 by Island Dog on ID's place to speak
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September 9, 2020 by Tatiora on 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 on 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 on 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 on 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 on 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 on 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 on 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 on 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...
March 16, 2020 by Island Dog on ID's place to speak
With a great number of people now staying at home more due to the public shutdowns and recommendations, Disney has released some movie titles early.  Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker was supposed to release this week, but they released it late last week. Frozen 2 has also been released on digital 3 months early on Disney+. With movie theaters closing and reducing capacity, movie release dates pushed back, I think this would be a great time to just start releasing some of these movies ...
February 25, 2020 by Island Dog on ID's place to speak
New stories are coming from a bunch of Star Wars writer in a new era in the Star Wars timeline. "Set 200 years prior to the events of Star Wars: the Phantom Menace, the Galactic Republic and the Jedi Order are at their height, serving and protecting the galaxy."
February 19, 2020 by Island Dog on ID's place to speak
Season 7 of The Clone Wars has started on Disney+! I'm excited for the final season!
February 19, 2020 by Tatiora on 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...