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Star Wars Rebels Recap: ‘The Mystery of Chopper Base’

Disney XD’s Star Wars Rebels latest episode, The Mystery of Chopper Baseaired on March 23, 2016. It followed the team of Rebels as they set up camp on their new-found base. Unfortunately, their new home isn’t everything it’s cracked up to be. Missing pilots! Creepy, crawly monsters! Sticky webs! There is definitely something strange happening on Chopper Base!

GeekGirl Lacey and I teamed up to recap and review the episode!

Check out our thoughts in the video below:

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Want more Star Wars Rebels Recaps? Check out our reviews for episodes from a long, long time ago here!

Join us next time as we review the season finale, Twilight of the Apprentice, airing March 30, 2016 at 9:00 pm on Disney XD!

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Film Friday: ‘Batman v Superman: Dawn Of Justice’

GeekGirl Nicole got the chance to see a sneak peek of the latest in the superhero action movie genre, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. Starring Henry Cavil reprising his role from Man of Steel as Superman and Ben Affleck making his debut as Batman in the DC cinematic universe, this film is expected to be huge at the box office. What we really want to know is, does it live up to all the hype? Is this film all you expected it to be? Is this really DC and Warner Bros answer to the juggernaut that has become the Marvel cinematic universe over at Disney? We have our own thought on that and Nicole is here to share hers with you! Let us know what you think in the comments below!

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‘Star Wars Rebels’ Recap: The Forgotten Droid

After one long Rebel-less week, Disney XD’s Star Wars Rebels returned with a brand spankin’ new episode featuring a not so brand spankin’ new droid.

The Forgotten Droid aired on March 16, 2016, and GeekGirl Lacey and I teamed up to recap and review this lighthearted episode which featured her animated alter ego, the sassy and spirited droid, Chopper!

Check out our thoughts in the video below:

What did YOU think GeekGirl World? Let us know in the comments section!

Want more Star Wars Rebels Recaps? Check out our reviews for episodes from a long, long time ago here!

Join us next time as we review The Mystery of Chopper Base, airing March 23, 2016 at 9:00 pm on Disney XD!

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Film Friday: ‘Me Him Her’ Review

Me Him Her is being marketed as a romantic comedy, which is so weird to me! When I think “rom com,” I think cliche, vanilla, popcorn flicks starring Kate Hudson. I definitely don’t picture Max Landis‘ (writer of Chronicle and American Ultra) colorful and spirited directorial debut following twenty-somethings Cory (90210‘s Dustin Milligan), Brendan (Point Break‘s Luke Bracey), and Gabbi (The Leftovers’ Emily Meade) as they question their identity and sexuality and struggle to figure out life, all while alarming Los Angeles residents, floating through space, and engaging in dramatic sword fights (no joke)! This whimsical and zany film was definitely a stand out.

Check out my thoughts of the film in the video below:

 

Me Him Her Quick Facts:
Written and Directed by:
 Max Landis
Cast: Luke Bracey, Dustin Milligan, Emily Meade, Alia Shakwat, Geena Davis, and Haley Joel Osment
Studio: Filmbuff
Runtime: 97 min.

What did YOU think GeekGirl World? Let us know in the comments section!

Be sure to watch Me Him Her during its limited release or through video on demand beginning March 11, 2016!

Want more movie madness, darling cinephiles? Be sure to check out our other film reviews here!

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‘Star Wars Rebels’ Recap: Shroud of Darkness

Disney XD’s Star Wars Rebels newest episode, Shroud of Darkness, aired on March 2, 2016. It was one of the most talked about episodes of the season!

GeekGirl Lacey and I teamed up to give a recap and a review of the dramatic episode that was full of visions and revelations!

Check out our thoughts in the video below:

What did YOU think GeekGirl World? Let us know in the comments section!

Want more Star Wars Rebels Recaps? Check out our reviews for episodes from a long, long time ago here!

Join us next time as we review The Forgotten Droid, airing March 16, 2016 at 9:00 pm on Disney XD!

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‘Rebels’ Recap: The Honorable Ones

Disney XD’s Star Wars Rebels newest episode, The Honorable Ones, aired on February 24, 2016. The story followed Rebel Zeb and Imperial leader Agent Kallus after the unlikely pair crash landed and became stranded on a Geonosis moon after a foiled mission went awry. Does their feud continue on the icy rock? Or do the foes band together for basic survival? What happens to these two men from opposing sides of the rebellion when they’re forced to interact with one another?

GeekGirl Lacey and I teamed up to give a recap and a review of the action packed episode that was full of back-story, secrets, and intrigue!

Check out our thoughts in the video below:

The Honorable Ones is one of my most favorite episodes of Rebels to date! Seeing the difference between Zeb’s reunion with his friends vs. Kallus’s return to his colleagues showcased the difference between the two opposing parties. When Zeb is welcomed by his pals, the group sighs with relief and then goes on to good-naturedly roast on one another. This scene shows that the Rebels are full of life, love, and compassion. They fight to make the galaxy a better place for the people. Alternately, when Kallus returns to his craft, his Imperial colleagues barely acknowledge his return. They seem unphazed that he was even missing, much less injured or on the brink of death. He returns to a dark and empty cell alone. This scene totally represented how cold and calculated the Empire is. There is no camaraderie or emotion. There is only war and victory.

What did YOU think GeekGirl World? Let us know in the comments section!

Want more Rebels Recaps? Check out our reviews for episodes from a long, long time ago here!

Join us next week as we review Shroud of Darkness, airing March 2, 2016 at 9:00 pm on Disney XD!

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‘Rebels’ Recap: Homecoming

Disney XD’s Star Wars Rebels newest episode, Homecoming, aired on February 17, 2016. The episode followed Captain Hera begrudgingly enlisting in the help of her estranged father, Cham Syndulla, to steal an Imperial carrier ship hovering over their home planet of Ryloth. Things got complicated when it’s revealed Hera and Cham have different ideas on the best course of action for bringing down the Empire.

GeekGirl Lacey and I teamed up to give a recap and a review of the episode. We talked about Hera’s rocky relationship with her father and knowing when it’s okay to change your mind about something. We also made our predictions for Hera and the rest of the team aboard the Ghost.

Check out our thoughts in the video below:

Even though this week’s episode included compelling, global statements about family, pride, and war, I thought the writing shined when it came to the smaller, subtler moments. One moment was seeing Kanan adjusting his posture and clearing his throat before meeting Cham Syndulla. Sure, one could argue it was because he was anxious to meet an influential leader of the Clone Wars, but I prefer to think it was because he was nervous to meet the father of the woman he respects and adores. (I don’t care if it’s a kids’ show— the sexual tension between Hera and Kanan is definitely there!)

Another subtle moment I loved was when Hera’s “accent” came out during her heated argument with her dad. For a split second, I was like, “Why did Vanessa Marshall start talking like she’s in a Shakespearean play?” Then I realized that English is not the native language of the Twi’leks! (Fun fact: it’s Twi’leki!) Much like a bilingual speaker naturally speaking in her native tongue when she’s mad or scared, Hera transitioned into to her first language during the emotional fight with her dad. Star Wars Rebels, being a show with a ton of younger viewers, decided to nix the subtitles and instead portrayed the verbal shift via an accent!

Brilliant, subtle moments like these make for fascinating television for viewers of all ages!

What did YOU think GeekGirl World? Let us know in the comments section!

Want more Rebels Recaps? Check out our reviews for episodes from a long, long time ago here!

Join us next week as we review The Honorable Ones, airing February 24, 2016 at 9:00 pm on Disney XD!

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‘Rebels’ Recap: The Call

Disney XD’s Star Wars Rebels newest episode, The Call, aired on February 10, 2016. The episode followed Ezra and his pals as they traveled through space in search of fuel. Along the way, they encountered a majestic species, made some new enemies, and questioned their Jedi instincts. I recapped and reviewed the episode, bringing you up to speed on the Rebels’ latest shenanigans.

Check out my thoughts in the video below:

The Call revealed the grimmer, less glamorous side of the rebellion: no fuel, freezing cold, and stuck! Sometimes it’s easy to forget about the real life challenges of a war in the midst of exciting, action packed fight sequences against, say, the Inquisitors or Darth Vader. However, this episode’s little dose of realism made the fight against the Empire seem more important than ever. Afterall, it was truly a case of the “haves” vs. “the have nots.”

Further, it did so while still showcasing everything marvelous there is about Star Wars: trusting one’s instincts and using the Force, the power of team work to prevail against an enemy, and gorgeous cinematography capturing unique alien species. I especially loved the aesthetic of the purrgil, which resembled magnificent whale/squid hybrids swimming through a sea of stars. Can I please go on a space cruise and admire their beauty? (I’ll be sure to give them some air— no pun intended— and stay farther away from them than Hera did!)

What did YOU think GeekGirl World? Let us know in the comments section!

Want more Rebels Recaps? Check out our reviews for episodes from a long, long time ago here!

Join us next week as we review Homecoming, airing February 17, 2016 at 9:00 pm on Disney XD!

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‘Rebels’ Recap: Legends of the Lasat

Disney XD’s Star Wars Rebels is full of drama and emotion! GeekGirl Lacey and I recently watched Legends of the Lasat (which aired  February 3, 2016) and we just had to discuss it. We explored Zeb‘s flourishing character development, from being the tough muscle of the group to a complex character with a fascinating past. We also predicted what we think might happen next to our misfit gang of Rebels as they continue in their mission to make the universe a better, safer place— one free of the tyrannies of the Empire.

For a full recap and review of the episode, check out our video below:

One of the things I loved best about this episode was the magic and mysticism. Even though Star Wars has its own set of spectacular phenomena (like the Force, for instance), it’s not something we often get to see in a franchise widely known for its action packed fight sequences. (Not a bad thing— this is Star Wars, after all.) In fact, the fantastical element to Zeb’s journey of finding a new for his people reminded me of a quest you’d expect to see in Star Trek: the Next GenerationThe beautiful shots of space coupled with legends and tradition made for a refreshing and interesting episode.

What did YOU think GeekGirl World? Let us know in the comments section!

Want more Rebels Recaps? Check out our reviews for episodes from a long, long time ago here!

Join us next week as we review The Call, airing February 10, 2016 at 9:00 pm on Disney XD!

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Fan Film Friday: Ripper (Batman vs. Jack the Ripper Fan Film)

London. 1888. Blood, gore, and more: Jack the Ripper is terrorizing the town with a flurry of gruesome murders. Too bad there’s not a hero to save the city! Or is there? (Queue dramatic music!)

This week I watched and reviewed a Batman themed fan film by James Campbell called Ripper. Combining elements of classic Italian horror, historical monstrosities, and good ol’ fashioned comic book super heroes, Ripper has it all! Made by fans for fans, this project was made possible by enthusiastic IndieGoGo supporters and premiered February 1, 2016. At the time I watched the short (just a few days after it was released), it had already garnered over 31,000 views!

Do I recommend Ripper to you, GeekGirl World? Find out in my video review below:

The project was based on Batman: Gotham by Gaslight, a collection of tales based on a Victorian era Batman written by Brian Augustyn and Mike Mignola with inks by P. Craig Russell. One of the things I love about historical fiction mash ups is that it makes the impossible seem possible! Considering Batman is the most realistic of all the heroes in the DC universe (he doesn’t have super powers, he’s just a skilled rich guy with epic resources), the story’s concept wasn’t far-fetched at all, and I was pleased to see Campbell’s team bring the story to life!

Watch Ripper and let us know what you think, GeekGirl World!

Want more Fan Film Friday fun? Tune in to past reviews!

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