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Review: Black Panther

Black Panther: Wakanda Leads to War Black Panther is Ryan Coogler's third film, following the success of Creed. Starring Chadwick Boseman (Justified, Fringe, 42, Marshall) as T'Challa, Michael B. Jordan (Fantastic Four, Creed) as Eric 'Killmonger', Lupita Nyong'o (Star Wars: The Force Awakens, The Jungle Book, 12 Years a Slave) as Nakia. It follows the events of Captain America: Civil War, with the death of T'Challa's father, King T'Chaka (John Kani). T'Challa comes home to be crowned the...


Review: Star Wars: The Last Jedi

Does The Last Jedi Bridge Generations? The Last Jedi picks up immediately after The Force Awakens. The Resistance is scrambling, even though it has dealt The First Order a heavy blow. The Resistance is lead by General Leia Organa (Carrie Fischer). But their base of operations, Yavin IV has been discovered and is forced to flea. Poe Dameron (Oscar Isaac), Finn (John Boyega), and BB-8 remained with the group while Rey (Daisy Ridley) seeks the aide of an Old Jedi Knight, Luke Skywalker (Mark...


Review: Thor: Ragnarok

Does Thor: Ragnarok Live Up To The Hype? Thor: Ragnarok is the third Thor movie, directed by Taika Waititi, and in the third phase of the MCU (Marvel Cinematic Universe). Chris Hemsworth and Tom Hiddleston reprise their roles as Thor and Loki respectively. At the start of the film, there is a plot setup regarding Ragnarok; the Norse mythological end to Asgard, the Gods, and existence as a whole. Cate Blanchett plays a playful, yet serious villain in the Goddess of Death, Hela. Tessa...


Global Geek Defense Force – What Prep? ***Giveaway***

We ask the question "What Prep?" The Global Geek Defense Force convenes once again to determine the fate of the world. We ask the all important question "What prep?". The Bearded Maker goes over his challenges with video editing for his eventually to be launched YouTube Channel. Angry Black Man decides to be a commentator. Matt takes a page out of Angry Black Man's playbook by referring to notes and tries to get conversations started by mentioning the feat the SpaceX program accomplished...


Global Geek Defense Force – Now in Stuttering Technicolor

Now in Stuttering Technicolor In this episode of GGDF, we try streaming live in Stuttering Technicolor. "The Bearded Maker" talks about his trial and errors recording video of his projects, and Matt and "Captain Villain Black" offer up some advice. Next, Matt talks about NASA's discovery of Trappist-1, another galaxy with potentially habitable planets. We discuss whether books are better than their visual counterparts, even if you haven't read them. The "Angry Black Man" gives us his...


Episode 30: Interview: Gabriel Dunston

An Interview With Gabriel Dunston I speak with illustrator-artist Gabriel Dunston. We talk about his path as an artist from a child just doodling to attending music school and discovering his true calling. Gabriel and I also cover the philosophy of art and the culture behind the world of comic artists and illustrators. Gabe also talks about his experiences at conventions. He also shares the fact that he is color blind, and how he works within and around his unique situation as an artist....


Episode 26: Interview: Richard Rouse III

An Interview with Richard Rouse III Richard Rouse III started his game development career working for some major studios when he discovered that he needed to find his own voice and broke into the independent realm. He had previously started a publisher called Paranoid Productions to get his vision to the masses. The Church in the Darkness is Richard's upcoming release which follows a husband and wife religious "group" to South America to establish their perfect community. This overhead...


Episode 25: Interview: Josh Viola

An Interview with Josh Viola Josh Viola is an author, artist, and former video game developer (Pirates of the Caribbean, Smurfs, TARGET: Terror). In addition to creating a transmedia franchise around The Bane of Yoto, honored with more than a dozen awards, he is the author of Blackstar, a tie-in novel based on the discography of Celldweller. His debut horror anthology, Nightmares Unhinged, was a Denver Post number one bestseller. Josh's next anthology, Cyber World, co-edited by Jason...


Episode 24: Interview: Bobby Stein

And Interview with Bobby Stein Bobby Stein is a veteran writer and narrative designer for ArenaNet, the developer of the Guild Wars franchise. Bobby started his career with Microsoft, later moving onto Nintendo Entertainment. In addition to his love of writing, Bobby also have an ear for music. He's in a band with childhood friends and recently released a once thought lost recording: Boss Jim Gettys - Handy Street Sessions. Intro/Outro - Boss Jim Gettys - Handy Street Sessions - 651 iTunes...


Episode 23: Interview: Jason Batt

An Interview with Jason Batt Jason Batt is the Creative and Editorial Director for the 100 Year Starship project founded by NASA and DARPA. And he happened into this role by chance, and his love for the stars and what possibilities the future may hold. Through this project, Jason founded the Annual Canopus Award for Excellence in Interstellar Writing which covers fiction as well as nonfiction works. In addition to the organizations and boards he belongs to, Jason also writes. His early...


Episode 22: Interview: Jaym Gates

An Interview with Jaym Gates Jaym Gates an an accomplished editor, writer, promoter, publicist, and PR guru. Her talents and work ethic proceed her, so much so that many writers in the Science Fiction community look to her to give their latest pieces a once over. She is the PR Officer for the Science Fiction Writers of America. Jaym is also a staple at conventions; She is usually sitting at the big table on numerous panels, or participating in impromptu gatherings outside of convention...


Episode 21: Interview: John Hartness

An Interview with John Hartness John Hartness is the author of over 80 works, including his latest release "Heaven Sent", a book in his Quincy Harker - Demon Hunter series, as well as his sixth book from the Black Knight Chronicles due out August 15th. He was a stage actor, director, producer, and self publisher prior to and while starting his career as a writer. He is a fan of creativity when John sees it, and not afraid to be honest when the situation calls for it, both of which are...


Review: SPOILERS Suicide Squad

Spoilers Suicide Squad Review On this episode of The Geeked Life, I'm joined on remote with my buddies Leron and Byron after watching Suicide Squad. We have a lot to say, but not all of it is about the movie we saw tonight. We go over our issues or dislikes for the film, as well as what resonated with us. LeRon regales us with his masterful impersonation skills. We cover a plethora of topics, mainly sticking to the DC properties, unless we're talking about The Walking Dead, X-Men...


Episode 20: Interview: John Brhel

An Interview with John Brhel John Brhel grew up in Binghamton, New York where his childhood passion was music. He even had a band with his younger sisters, music, lyrics, and all. After graduating from school, he moved down to the Philadelphia area, and formed a pop-punk band with a group of friends. Later, he realized that his heart wasn't entirely in creating music, and knew that he had to establish himself, so he moved back to Binghamton. Upon his return, John reconnected with childhood...


Episode 19: Interview: Alex Kain

In this episode I speak with Alex Kain. He is an accomplished writer and designer of many indy games. Alex has also contributed to the Eisner Award winning Mouse Guard, and the writer for the webcomic series Beyond the Western Deep with artist Rachel Bennett. Alex is a great guest and is always looking to expand his horizons beyond "animals with swords". Although, he admits that he will always love the "genre". You can catch him at his website where he lists his past and current projects....


Spoilers: Batman The Killing Joke – Reaction

I just saw Batman The Killing Joke, and this is my immediate reaction recorded on my cellphone. There may be elements spoiled, so if you'd rather go in without prior heads up, then don't listen. Otherwise, listen on! I mentioned homage to Bruce Tim, but I mean the original artist - Brian Bolland. Intro/Outro - Boss Jim Gettys - Handy Street Sessions - 651 iTunes | Amazon | CDBaby | Spotify Twitter


Episode 18: Interview: Anna Megill

In this interview, I speak with Anna Megill, starting as a bartender, she later came to the realization that she was meant for greater things. Anna took many chances. She now admits that no one should "try this at home", but has been a testament to the adage "reach for the stars." Anna had worked on many projects including Playboy: The Mansion, Guild Wars 2, Nintendo, Square/Enix, and several others. Currently, she is working on the independent, freelance side of things, and is constantly...


Episode 17: Interview: Lillian Cohen-Moore – Part 2

Episode: Interview: Lillian Cohen-Moore - Part 2 Lillian Cohen-Moore has a storied career in the printed word, more in the physical realm than digital.Her interests started with a blog/newsletter before blogs were actually a thing. She was ahead of her time with the help of an AOL subscription in the early to mid 90's. While she enjoyed aggregating news for friends and family, Lillian knew she had a different calling. She worked as an editor and contributor on numerous tabletop games, books,...


Episode 17: Interview: Lillian Cohen-Moore – Part 1

Episode: Lillian Cohen-Moore - Part 1 Lillian Cohen-Moore has a storied career in the printed word, more in the physical realm than digital. Her interests started with a blog/newsletter before blogs were actually a thing. She was ahead of her time with the help of an AOL subscription in the early to mid 90's. While she enjoyed aggregating news for friends and family, Lillian knew she had a different calling. She worked as an editor and contributor on numerous tabletop games, books, and news...


Episode 16: Interview: Jay Posey – Part 2

This is Jay Posey Part 2 of a two part interview that I had with narrative designer and writer, Jay Posey. Jay currently works at Red Storm Entertainment, but also writes on his own. He started in IT Support, but realized that he wasn't feeling fulfilled in his career. He studied up on writing to became more familiar with the Hollywood side of script writing and worked as a script reader. Later, he joined Red Storm in a non-writing position. After a few years, Jay was provided an opportunity...