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  • The Predator (Review) No Spoilers

    While trekking through space, the Predators ship is attacked by one of its own, it rips through space after making a jump and crashes on Earth. When the crash happens, a sniper named Quinn McKenna is on a job with a small team and faces off with the Predator. The alien kills his team and McKenna get...
  • Throne of Glass (Review)

    Synopsis on the back of the book: In a world without magic, an assassin is summoned to the castle. She comes not to kill the vicious king who rules from his throne of glass but to win her freedom. If she defeats twenty-three killers, thieves, and warriors in a competition, she will be released from ...
  • Jonny Cruz Panel at Game On Expo 2018

      While attending Game On Expo over the weekend, I was able to attend a panel where Jonny Cruz talked about his life and how he came to be the voice actor for the character of Lucio off the first person shooter game, Overwatch by Blizzard. He was slightly interviewed by a Twitch Streamer cal...
  • The Meg: Just another shark movie...(Review)

    The Meg is based on a book by Steven Alten. It follows a group of Marine Biologists who dive down to the Marianas Trench and believe there is more beyond the trench than what is already mapped out. While they are diving, an incident occurs where the team gets trapped and needs to be rescued. As they...
  • Hotel Artemis Movie (Review) no spoilers

    In the near future, 2028, the world has gone downhill and crime has risen. In Los Angeles, a man and his brother along with a team are trying to rob a bank. When they leave the bank, they have a run in with some police and end up getting shot. The older brother takes his sibling to Hotel Artemis, a ...
  • Tag- A fun movie about friendship! (Movie Review)

    Tag, the fun game where you are It and need to Tag someone else to make them It. It is a fun kids game but the movie, Tag, is based on a group of friends who never stopped playing as they grew up. Getting together each year in May, the group keeps tabs on who is it and they play until the end of the...
  • Deadpool 2 Movie (Review) No spoilers

    Deadpool is back and he is bringing up a new team with him. Deadpool has a life-changing event where he loses his girl and tries to find his way back to her. Along the way, a mutant from the future, Cable, appears after Wade (DP) runs into a mutant kid, Russell (Firefist). Cable is out for blood and...
  • Upgrade Movie (Review)

    Upgrade is a movie about a man, Grey, who gets into an accident. His wife is with him and gets killed by a group of men and Grey becomes paralyzed as a result. Shortly after he is offered a chip, Stem, that when implanted in his spine can help him walk again but there is a catch, no one can know abo...
  • That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime (Review)

    From the back of the book, "Lonely thirty-seven-year-old Satoru Mikami is stuck in a dead-end job, unhappy with his mundane life, but after dying at the hands of a robber, he awakens to a fresh start in a fantasy realm...as a slime monster! As he acclimates to his goopy new existence, his exploits w...
  • Mermaid Boys (Review)

    Prince Naru has come of age that his parents want him to get married to a beautiful mermaid and carry on their legacy. He has other ideas though as none of the beautiful mermaids are to his standards. He sneaks away with his best friend and spots a beautiful girl in the human world. After rescuing...
  • A Quiet Place (Review)

    The world is invaded by creatures that hunt you through sound. If you make a noise, they find you and kill you. A family scrounges for items to survive within this world, but their world is about to change.     The movie is well made and keeps you on your toes as it unfolds. It is uni...
  • Avengers: Infinity War (Review) NO SPOILERS

    Thanos is on a mission to collect all the Infinity Stones to clear out the populace of the universe so he can rule. The Avengers come together to stand up against Thanos from getting all the stones and gaining the power to destroy lives.     This movie has a great pace, good humor, an...
  • Ready Player One (Review)

    Welcome to the future, where everything is crap and everyone who is anyone tries to escape into the OASIS. Within this culture, a young man by the name of Wade Watts is competing against everyone else in OASIS to gain the fortune of the OASIS creator, James Halliday, who has passed away with no heir...
  • Tomb Raider 2018 (Review)

    Lara grew up with a strong bond with her father, but he left 7 years ago for an adventure and hasn't returned. As she goes about her daily life, she scrounges to make money even though she is faced to get her inheritance that her father left behind. The world presumes him to be dead but she has a be...
  • Pacific Rim: Uprising (Review)

    Ten years have passed since the battle of the breach, former Jaeger pilot Jake Pentecost makes a living by stealing and selling Jaeger parts in California. While trying to steal parts, he meets a young girl who has built her own Jaeger and they get arrested for the possession of Jaeger parts. His ad...
  • 1922: A Netflix movie (Review)

    1922 is a movie based on a Stephen King Novella about a family that lives on a farm. The wife wants to move to the city and sell the farm but her husband wants to stay on the land instead. His wife threatens to leave and take their son with her. The husband doesn't care for this plan and thus plots ...
  • Movie of the Year: Coco (Review)

    A young boy, Miguel, goes to pursue his dreams after following the motto of his idol, Ernesto De La Cruz, which is "Seize the Moment." He goes to enter a contest of music on the eve of Dia de Los Muertos and ends up crossing over to the land of the dead. On his adventure to get back to the land of t...
  • Thor: Ragnarok (Review)

    The God of Thunder returns, just in time to have prophecy dreams of his world Asgard falling to ruin. He does his best to stop Ragnarok from happening but ultimately, Hela, Goddess of Death is unleashed from her prison and gets to Asgard despite Thor and Loki's attempt to stop her. During their atte...
  • The LEGO Ninjago Movie (Review)

    In the world of Ninjago, a teenage boy named Lloyd tries to make a name for himself by doing good. His challenge is that his dad is a supervillain that harasses the city constantly trying to take over, and Lloyd is secretly part of a ninja clan that defends the city. Lloyd hates his dad for leaving ...
  • Happy Death Day! Time to die...yet again...(Review)

    Trea wakes up on her birthday in a strange dorm room after a rowdy night of drinking and having Sorority fun. Her day is pretty typical with going to class and meeting with her Sorority sisters. When night falls, she goes off to party again. As she goes, she runs into a creepy person dressed in blac...
  • IT 2017 (Review)

    From book to made for TV mini-series to the big screen, It has been around for a long while, and it's not going away anytime soon.     An unknown creature sleeps in the Town of Derry, every 27 years it wakes up and for a full year feeds on the townspeople. It mainly targets children a...
  • The Golden Circle: Kingsman meet the Statesmen (Review)

    How excited I was when I saw the Kingsman coming back to the big screen and seeing their amazing work as they thwart crazy baddies plans to rule the world.     Enter the crazy Poppy who wants to take over the world and make a name for herself after becoming the biggest drug dealer kno...
  • Birth of the Dragon - (Review) A UGeek Must See!

    1960s San Francisco, Birth of the Dragon is a modern take on the epic and the still controversial showdown between a young Bruce Lee and the kung fu master Wong Jack Man. The battle that gave birth to the Legend of Bruce Lee.     While the film is about Bruce Lee, it has a side storyl...
  • The Hitman's Bodyguard

    The world's top protection agent is called upon to guard the life of his mortal enemy, one of the world's most notorious hitmen. The two have been chasing each other for years and now have to work together. The body guard ultimately needs to transport the hitman to a trial to prove a previous employ...
  • The Dark Tower Movie

    Once again, the book turned movie has hit again. The Dark Tower is based off a series of books written by Stephen King. The story follows a young boy who has a special gift that is seen as a mental disorder. He has dreams/visions of another world where an evil being is trying to destroy the dark tow...
  • Little Witch Academia

    Little Witch Academia takes place at Luna Nova Magical Academy, a prestigious school for young girls training to become witches. Having been inspired by a witch named Shiny Chariot, a girl named Atsuko ("Akko") Kagari enrolls at Luna Nova Magical Academy to become a witch but struggles due to h...
  • Valerian!

    Welcome to space and the future! Valerian and his partner Laureline go on an adventure in the city of a thousand planets to find out the threat that is growing inside the space station. The film is visually beautiful. Lots of colors and creative creatures abound. The story that unfolds as the mov...
  • The Loading Bar

    Barcades have been on the up rise recently and with that comes one called The Loading Bar. It is located inside a local restaurant called Gus' New York Pizza and Bar off 91st Ave and Thomas in Phoenix, AZ.  The atmosphere within the bar is very welcoming. There are tables and booths to ...
  • UGeeks Couch Jockey: Dead by Daylight

    Who here is a geek and gamer and likes a little bit of thrill in their games? Who likes the possibility of being a slasher killer hunting down survivors or being a survivor trying to find a way away from the monster that goes bump in the night. Dead by Daylight is the game for you! The game has y...
  • What's Geek @ Fanfest 2016: 8 bit music: Simple but Effective (

    As listed in the Fanfest guide book: Listen to your favorites from games gone by. Discuss what makes 8-Bit music memorable and learn about some new things being done with it. The panel was very informative and the host had a small game he played where he had different 8 bit music from video games...
  • What's Geek @ Phoenix Fanfest 2016 (Blast from the Past)

    As is written in the Fanfest Guide Book: The 2017 Con season is just around the corner! Here's your chance to talk to Phoenix Fan Fest Staff and poke their brains about what may be coming up for Phoenix Comicon 2017! This wrap up was very fun and felt like a family grouping. They went over some t...
  • It's time for Baywatch!

    Old adaptations of movies, t.v. shows and books are being made every day. Sometimes Hollywood casts back a good number of years to pull up classics like Baywatch. A show about the life of beach lifeguards, and the drama of their everyday lives outside the beach The Baywatch movie follows various ...
  • Panel: Movie Fight Scenes: Reality vs. Film (Phoenix Comicon 20

    This was a very interesting and fun panel to attend. The East Valley Krav Maga hosted it and did a wonderful job of portraying demonstrations of different types of fight scenes between movie and real life. The group opened up the panel pretty quickly, discussing the difference between actual figh...
  • Panel: Pure Evil, Mindless Zombie or Necessity? Horror Monsters

    This was the first panel I ventured to at Phoenix Comicon this year. It was a very informative panel that went over zombies, lore of said zombies, and different ways of coming up to write zombie pieces. No pun intended. Several authors of zombie books hosted the panel. Joseph Nassise, Yvonne Nava...
  • It's time to be a Guardian...of the Galaxy!

    So, in the beginning, there were two people who got together and made a beautiful baby Starlord. One was his mother, a human but who was his dad? Well, if you are ready for answers, then you are in for an out of this world ride. Guardians of the Galaxy vol 2 is an amazing movie. There is a lot ...
  • Free Comic Book Day!

    Hey, all! Today was Free Comic Book Day! Each year there is a special day where comic geeks can come together and receive a free comic book or two or three or ten... It is also a good way to introduce young ones to the joys of comic reading. The First Saturday in May has come to be known as Free ...
  • Lasers, Music, Action! Lasers and Liquor at the Arizona Science

    Do you enjoy music and visual entertainment that accompanies said music? Watching stories unfold or brightly dancing lights that ebb and flow with the music surrounding you? Well, if you do, this event is for you! It also have accompaniment of drinks, food, and fun with friends! This event is fil...
  • Attending a Con, Stuff that you can do!

    Cons go all year around but there is usually a few big ones you want to attend. One of those in case for me is always Phoenix Comicon, aka Phxcc. Phoenix Comicon takes place May 25-28th this year. The convention takes place in the heart of downtown Phoenix, and over the years it has grown exponen...
  • Animosity, A Must Read!

    In the future, a phenomenon happens and all the animals of the world "wake" and come to reason and are able to talk to humans. Good thing, we can understand them now...Bad thing, a lot are out for revenge or oppressed and hate humans. Thus the world comes to an animal apocalypse and those who want p...
  • There is a Ghost in the Shell

    So as an anime fan, naturally I was excited and skeptical about the live action remake of Ghost in the Shell starring Scarlett Johansson coming out. The remake DID change some things about as far as Makotos backstory and what is going on with her, but even with the tweaks, the movie is amazing. M...
  • What is Life?

    Space. The final frontier, or is it? Life proves to be a sci-fi movie in space. There have been dozens before this one and dozens more after. Essenially, the movie is about life found on Mars but closer to home when a space station catches and analyses samples collected from Mars. So the crew cat...
  • Stranger Things have happened...

    On November 6, 1983, in the town of Hawkins, Indiana, 12-year-old Will Byers vanishes mysteriously. Will's frantic mother, Joyce, searches for him while Police Chief, Jim Hopper launches his own investigation. Will's friends Dustin, Mike, and Lucas discover a psychokinetic girl who cl...
  • Comic flash: Vampire Hunter D, Message from Mars

    Message from Mars is told from the point of view of Cecile, a girl who could see the future one of the human colonists on Mars. D arrives to find a colony that is little more than a blood farm. With Left Hand by his side, D sets out to cleanse Mars of the vampiric scourge! W...
  • My Girlfriend is a T-Rex!

      Yuuma, a normal human, begins dating an anthropomorphicTyrannosaurus rex named Churio, and must deal with the problems that dating a humanoid dinosaur entails.  As silly as the premise of this manga is, it is just as funny as you would think it to be. It starts off a...
  • Matsuri Festival: The culture of Japan

    The Matsuri Festival is a annual gathering of people to celebrate Japanese culture. There is authentic food, drink, music, art, and clothing to be seen everywhere. Sadly, with this years festival, it was quite crowded. Being crowded is both good and bad. It is good because it is a popular festival t...
  • Get out to see Get Out!

    As far as up and coming movies go, Get Out was kind of under the radar. I had seen the trailer when I went to see Resident Evil: The Final Chapter. From first look, the trailer was intriguing but also touched on a subject that I never really cared for but runs rampant in our day, racism. The trai...
  • The Lego Batman Movie, Stop Reading and Go See!

    The Lego Batman movie has landed and it is amazing as Lego movies has come to be expected to be. There is a lot of humor, it's action packed, and keeps your interest throughout the whole movie. The main premise of the movie is Batman runs around being Batman and just clining on to the fact that he...
  • Resident Evil: Biohazard and The Final Chapter

    When looking at the Resident Evil franchise, overall it has been hit and miss. Certain games have been amazing, and certain movies have become one of our favorites to watch. With the two new additions to the franchise, how do they stand up? In this Ugeek's opinion....the movie fell down the dank da...