Recap & Review: ‘The Mandalorian’ Season 2 Episode 8: ‘The Rescue’ pulls out all the stops in the name of fan service

Well, friends here were are, together at the end. The Mandalorian’s second season has been mostly good so far, and this last episode has some big promises to fulfil. Let’s see if it does so.

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Recap & Review: ‘The Mandalorian’ Season 2 Episode 7: ‘The Believer’ couples good action with good character development

The Mandalorian

I’m a little later in posting this recap than I would like to be thanks to some real-life concerns, but this weeks episode of The Mandalorian is one of the best of the season so far, with both the return of Bill Burr as Mayfeld and some solid character work from Pedro Pascal.

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Recap & Review:: ‘The Mandalorian’ Season 2, Episode 6: ‘The Tragedy’ is a fun ride to a predictable ending

This weeks episode of The Mandalorian sees the return of a classic character and the end of the season’s second act. Yes, that’s right folks, Boba Fett is back in full force.

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Recap & Review: ‘The Mandalorian’ Season 2 Episode 5: ‘The Jedi’; Ahsoka Tano, I presume.

Ahsoka Tano

This weeks episode of This he Mandalorian has been one of the most anticipated of the entire season for one reason, and one reason only: it is the live-action debut of Ahsoka Tano, former Jedi and Padawan to Anakin Skywalker. A mainstay of the animated universe created by Dave Filoni, and original creation of George Lucas himself, she is one of the most popular characters in the franchise. She’s a total badass, too.

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Recap & Review: ‘The Mandalorian’ Season 2 Episode 4: ‘The Siege’ brings back some fan favourites

The Mandalorian

As of this week, we’re officially at the halfway point of this new season of The Mandalorian, and so far each little side quest has revealed something about the bad guys master plans. This week is no different, and it brings back Carl Weathers, Gina Carano, and Horacio Sanz as Greef Karga, Cara Dune, and Mythrol from season one.

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Review: ‘The Lego Star Wars Holiday Special’ is a fun ride through Star Wars history

The Lego Star Wars Holiday Special

The Star Wars Holiday Special is, in a word, infamous. It has all the hallmarks of a cheap TV cash in, including guest stars and musical numbers, but over time it has become a cult classic. First traded on VHS bootlegged from TV, and more recently traded around the internet via sharing sites and BitTorrent.

When Disney+ was announced to launch with a large cross-section of all of the vast libraries of film they own including an entire section devoted to Star Wars, many hoped that the Holiday Special would be cleaned up and released. Those hoes have not been answered, but Disney did hear the fans because instead, they have created The Lego Star Wars Holiday Special, which takes some of the elements of the original, updates them with the new characters, and then uses a magical MacGuffin to take a ride through the history of Star Wars.

It is, to put it simply, a lot of fun.

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Recap & Review: ‘The Mandalorian’ Season Two, Episode 1: ‘The Marshal’ is a fun western action-adventure

The Mandalorian, Season 2

The Mandalorian is back for new adventures! The second season premiere is packed with action as Mando and The Child head back to Tatooine in search of other Mandalorians. Fair warning, spoilers for the episode to follow.

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Let’s Take a Closer Look at ‘The Mandalorian’ Season 2 trailer (With 50+ HD Captures)

The Mandalorian, Season 2

The trailer for the second season of everyone’s favourite bounty hunter turned hero The Mandalorian (but not Boba Fest) was released yesterday. However you feel about the show, there is no denying that it looks amazing, so let’s take a closer look.

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Simon’s Favourite Films & Games of 2019

Best of 2019

As 2019 gradually fades into obscurity, it’s time for my yearly tradition of somehow ranking subjective experiences. This year is easier for me, though, as my free time has virtually disappeared (as you can probably tell from my complete lack of writing). As a result, I’m no longer diving deep into complicated experiences until they yield their goods. My metric is simple – is this fun? Does it inspire me? Does it make me feel? And if the answer is no – from a really early point – then it gets pushed aside.

Movies are easier to get through thanks to a much shorter time commitment than a game, so instead, they just get thrown in the outbox. My list of games, though, is more an example of the need for good design throughout – and how a jump in style can put me off forever. So let’s take a look!

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Awesome News: Spider-Man is back in the MCU, Kevin Feige Takes to the Stars War, VIFF 2019 is in full effect, the return of the trifecta, and more!

Spider-Man

There really is a whole lot of news each week, isn’t there? This week has seem some pretty big bombs drop such as Kevin Feige working on a Star Wars, VIFF starting up, Jurassic World 3 casting news, Jason Bateman directing news, Phoebe Waller-Bridge gets a truck load of cash from Amazon news, Batman news, Wes Anderson news, and Spider-man is back in the MCU news. Let’s dive right in!

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