Vitamin String Quartet: The World of Studio Ghibli is the Perfect Holiday Soundtrack

by Mel Burkeon November 20, 2017
Halloween is over and Thanksgiving is fast approaching which means two things: Black Friday madness and holiday music. Thankfully, Vitamin String Quartet’s most recent release “The World of Studio Ghibli” will help you handle both fronts with the confidence and grace that only a Miyazaki soundtrack can. Vitamin String Quartet (VSQ) is most famous for […]

Fannibal Fest 2017: A Love Letter Between Fans, Artists and Actors

by Jeff Fountainon November 18, 2017
For anyone who has ever attended a convention, you understand how crazy they can be in terms of attendance, schedules, etc. Now imagine being behind the scenes and trying to organize and run a convention for the very first time. Well, this is what the people behind Fannibal Fest 2017 attempted and they did a […]

Westworld Delights with Collectible 4K UltraHD and Blu-Ray Set

by Laura Cerroneon November 16, 2017
“Warner Bros. Home Entertainment provided me with a free copy of the DVD I reviewed in this Blog Post. The opinions I share are my own.”   The Westworld Season One: The Maze 4K UltraHD and Blu-ray package recently came to stores on November 7, and it is an impressive collectible that packs a lot […]

Harry Potter Brings out the Child in Us All at the Sony Centre

by Jeff Fountainon October 15, 2017
It goes without saying that the world created by J.K. Rowling, that of Harry Potter, has a popularity that has stretched forth on a global scale. Books, movies, games, toys, it is one of those things that has struck a chord with many in some way, be it magic, the characters or just pure entertainment. […]

REVIEW: Rise of the Dungeon Master from Nation Books

by Mel Burkeon May 8, 2017
Out tomorrow, May 9, 2017, from Nation Books is Rise of the Dungeon Master by David Kushner and Koren Shadmi. The graphic novel tells the origin story of Dungeons and Dragons (DnD), from basement operation to industry power house and it doesn’t shy away from any bumps in the road that Gary Gygax or Dave […]

REVIEW: 1984 in the 21st Century from Riverdale Avenue Books

by Mel Burkeon May 4, 2017
When I started journalism school, I felt completely and entirely out of place.  I came to Oregon, home to temperate rain forests and real-life Portlandia, from a world of high desert mesas and Mormons. I was sometimes one of maybe two or three other students in a hundred person lecture without a MacBook. I didn’t […]

Review – Kim Reaper: Oni Press’s Cutest Grim Reaper

by Hannah Broadbenton March 31, 2017
New from Oni Press comes the cutest comic book, Kim Reaper. Sarah Graley, writer/artist of Rick and Morty: Lil’ Poopy Superstar and creator of Pizza Witch and the webcomic Our Super Adventure, brings us this new story and let me tell you, I am excited.  Kim is your average college student; she works a part time job and goes to class. Only […]

Riverdale: The River’s Edge – Review

by Hannah Broadbenton January 27, 2017
There will be spoilers! Watch the show, then come back! I grew up reading Archie comics, they were the first comic books I had ever read. So when I heard about Riverdale I was ecstatic, but also worried that they were going to make this old comic into something it’s not. After watching the trailers we […]

Rogue One is a Paradox; And That is a Good Thing

by Garyon December 17, 2016
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, as I wrote last year, had a lot riding on it. As the first canonical Star Wars film set outside of the original trilogies, it needs to perform well because…in many ways…it is an experiment. Yes, it`s true that fans flocked to The Force Awakens but retro is hot right now (look no further than Jurassic […]

Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life “Fall” – Review

by Hannah Broadbenton November 28, 2016
This post WILL have spoilers! You have been warned. Check out my previous reviews of the Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life episodes “Winter,” “Spring” and “Summer” first! Lorelai survived the (somewhat) wilderness and never got that cup of coffee, but she did get what she went out there for. When she was telling Emily the story […]