Discovering the Magic of Tabletop Games

Discover the Magic of Tabletop Games

My Introduction to Tabletop Games A few years ago a couple friends invited me over to play a tabletop game called Settlers of Catan.  At a time when most game invites meant Texas Hold ’em the idea of playing a board game was very different.  The game had a pretty easy instruction set, but was … Read more

Rogue One Expands the Galaxy by Staying Close to Home

Rogue One Expands the Galaxy by Staying Close to Home

I’ll be the first to admit when Rogue One was announced I was a bit skeptical.  Even after seeing the trailer I wasn’t quite sure I wanted to see a slew of new movies telling Star Wars stories.  As big a Star Wars fan as I’ve been since Episode 4 I never cared for the … Read more

Civil War Hits the Marvel Cinematic Universe

Marvel Cinematic Universe

In 2008 the Marvel not only took a chance on an Iron Man movie but also on an entire Marvel Cinematic Universe.  The gamble to put together an entire universe spread across multiple films, many years and including many high paid actors and actresses seemed near impossible, maybe even for The Avengers.  That gamble has … Read more

Batman and Superman Team Up to Build a Universe

Ever since the Michael Keaton Batman movie comic fans have been clamoring for a Batman and Superman team up on the big screen.  On March 25, 2016 comic fans filed into movie theaters across North America to finally see the two most iconic super heroes in the same movie, fighting against each other.  It’s perhaps not the first thing you think about when you here that Batman and Superman are in the same movie and for many it may have been an initial turn off.  My mother who is not a super hero fan by any means was really bothered by the fact that these two heroes where going to be fighting each other.  Yet this is not even the biggest weight that this movie carries,  Batman vs. Superman is DC and Warner Bros launch pad for their Marvel style cinematic universe and its at the same time the movies biggest triumph and it’s biggest problem.

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The Magic of Enjoying Disney Movies Anywhere

Last week I sent out a tweet about how great a service Disney Movies Anywhere is.  As with most Disney products and services they have found a way to make your movies enjoyable and easy to watch just about anywhere you want to watch them.  Most importantly they have made it an almost magical experience to make that happen.

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Is There a Future for Digital Comics?

This past weekend I was catching up reading some Walking Dead comics and came across and ad for the digital comics app Comixology.  It was at that point I realized after a very exciting start I had all but abandoned digital comics.  I have always been a media hog who loved buying CD’s, DVD’s, video games and comic books. Since the introduction of iBooks by Apple I even now prefer books digitally as well.  However while I prefer all my books, music, movies and video games digitally, comic books never made that transition.

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New Trailer shows The Force has Awakened for Star Wars

This past Monday at half time of the Eagles vs Giants Monday Night football game Disney put its marketing magic to work and showed the final trailer for the much anticipated Star Wars: The Force Awakens.  The movie is still about two months away but has already shattered movie ticket sales and is set to be the biggest box office of the year.  I’ll admit the trailer left me a little underwhelmed (and I have only since seen in the one time) but that doesn’t mean it won’t be one of the few movie experiences I actually remember forever.

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