Rogue One: A Star Wars Story Non-Spoiler Review


Hey everybody! As promised, here is my review for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. After several conversations post-movie, on the drive home, at home, etc., I feel like I’ve had time to bring my thoughts together to into a review for all of you. I’m going to be keeping this absolutely spoiler-free as well, so read on without fear! I mean, if you want to go into this film completely blind, then maybe skip this for now (I understand, I try not to watch reviews for movies I want to see in theaters, especially if I’m going to review them). For those of you carrying on, let’s get right to it.

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Character Design Challenge 302 – Pimp My Sleigh! – Results

Honourable Mention this week goes to Cliff.


And this week's win goes to HerrD because of three little words: reindeer antler propeller. Genius!


This was the final CDC for 2016. They will return on Monday, January 2nd, 2017.

Wishing everyone the happiest of holidays.



No Trailers of the Week, but…

Hey everyone! As the title suggests, there's no trailer discussion this week. I only had three come down the pipeline anyway and that wasn't really enough to make Vol. 3. I am, however, out of town right now and will be seeing Rogue One: A Star Wars Story in about two hours. So instead expect a review for that either tonight or tomorrow, depending on when we get home. Hope everyone is having a great weekend!

Character Of The Year 2016- Final

So, we have our 4 winners and highest voted 2nd place from our 4 polls. That can only mean one thing. It is time to start the final. I've put our five finalists into a new poll and you can now vote for your favourite once per day until December 24th. After that, the winner will be announced and entered into the Hall Of Fame. As per usual with the finals, I have hidden the result, just to add a bit of suspense.

Ending 12 Days Of Anime!

Hey Machiners, I am writing to let you all know that I have decided to end the 12 day of anime series. There are a couple reasons I decided on this. First I have some real bad weather rolling in for the weekend here and already I am in a great deal of pain because of it. The Bulging disc in my back combined with my normal weather related back issues is causing me no ends of trouble and I am having trouble thinking creatively in my current condition and my foot that I had surgery on hurts a bit tonight also!

Additionally I can see that the interest in these posts are just not there. No real interaction with Any of my Anime Talk posts in the last couple months, which is discouraging and makes me think that the small community of anime fans we used to have here have moved on to other things.  I may still post a few anime related articles over the next several days, but I will not be continuing the 12 day commitment.

What Were They Thinking: Marvel’s Image problem

So, here on what were they thinking we usually look at the worst, most ill-advised things to happen in the history of the comics industry. However, since it is the season to be jolly (tralalalala lalalala), today we're going to take a look at something that wasn't actually so bad, in fact you could even say it was a really good thing for all involved, but somehow ended up with what can only be described as Marvel in the 90's. So strap yourselves in Ladies, Gentlemen and extra-dimensional beings because today we are talking about a two year period in Marvel's history and how it led to the creation of Image Comics

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Anime Talk: 12 Days Of Anime (Day 3) – ReLIfe Review


Oh, hello! excuse my outburst there .............

Hey Guys, Kaldath here with another 12 days of Anime edition of Anime talk and this time I am going to review the 2016 anime series ReLife.


and lets starts ...

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Caption Contest 84 Results

So, last week I asked you guys to come up with the best replacement dialogue possible for this panel:


And in time honoured tradition, here is my top 5

Worf- HAHA! You must be kidding! You think THIS is going to stop me? Come at me, bro!!!

PrimeLionstar- YOU!!! SHALL NOT!!! PASS!!!

RobM- Get it? Wrapped up!? Must be the helmet...

HerrD- What? What do you mean- see you in an hour?

HerrD- NOOOO–ooo! Ironclad AGREEMENT–not ME!

But, in another time honoured tradition, there can only be one winner. ANd the winner is...

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Anime Talk: 12 Days Of Anime ( Day 2 ) – Holiday Gift Recommendations

On this edition of Anime Talk The 12 Days of Anime, I am going to make some recommendations on Gift ideas for your family and friends who are Fans of the media. I will break it down into several different categories with about 5 recommendations in each category.

So lets begin .........

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The List: Top 10 Greatest Character Portrayals In Comic Book Movies

Well, you lot liked this one didn't you. Beating last weeks record number of votes and getting more user suggestions than any previous poll, you guys certainly had a lot to say about who you thought was the best at playing superhero on the big screen. And as it would turn out, most of what you had to say was about one particular person, but we'll get to that later.

Honourable Mentions: Hugh Jackman as Wolverine (X-Men franchise), Jackie Earle Haley as Rorschach (Watchmen), Benedict Cumberbatch as Doctor Strange/ Stephan Strange and Tom Holland as Spider-Man/ Peter Parker (MCU), Gary Oldman as Jim Gordon and Michael Caine as Alfred Pennyworth (The Dark Knight Trilogy)

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