Reviews

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Another month, another awesome subscription box from Nerd Block. This month’s classic box had an ’80s vibe to it, and you can check out all of the goodies that were inside after the break…

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The Loot Crate “Fantasy”-themed box arrived on our doorstep yesterday, and I have to say that it’s our favorite crate thus far.

See what’s inside after the break…

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When I had the chance to take a look at play around with three brand new figures from DC Collectibles’ Batman: The Animated Series line, you’d best believe I jumped on it. I mean, look at these suckers. Robin, The Joker, and Man-Bat, out this month. They’re rad as hell. But there was one thing I wasn’t quite sure on…

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The folks at Nerd Block teamed up with the great Simon Pegg to choose the items that would be available in their latest round of subscription boxes. See what they came up with for the Classic box after the break…

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My level of anticipation for Ex Machina wasn’t to The Force Awakens levels–nothing is–but it was still pretty high. It stars Oscar Isaac, Domhnall Gleeson, and Alicia Vikander, all three of whom I really like. The marketing materials (Svedka vodka-esque robot butt pose poster aside), made it look like innovative, intelligent sci-fi. And, most impressively, it’s the directorial debut of Alex Garland, who wrote the excellent 28 Days Later, Never Let Me Go, and Dredd in addition to one of my favorite sci-fi films ever, 2007’s Sunshine.

That’s a hell of a lot to live up to. But did it deliver? Yes. And no. But mostly yes. Spoilers follow.

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We got Loot Crate’s “Covert”-themed box in the mail the other day, so let’s dive in and see what secrets are inside shall we?

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If you aren’t familiar with Project Triforce, they make some of the best 1:1 scale gaming replicas out there. We’re talking stuff for fanatical collectors with deep pockets. Their Gears Of War 3 Locust Hammerburst II replica is a perfect example.

We got our hands on one. We needed both because it’s 36-inches long and weighs 35 pounds. It retails for $850 (on sale for $722.49 until midnight March 25th) and there’s even a gold version (on sale for $764.99).

It’s utterly (and delightfully) insane.

Check out more pics and info after the break…

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I was never much of a Disney princess person. My favorites from the Mouse House were more along the lines of Aladdin and The Lion King than Cinderella, Beauty and the Beast, and Sleeping Beauty. This isn’t one of those horribly misogynistic Not Like Those Other Girls rants–“Disney princesses are for girly girls who only care about dresses and makeup and hair, ewwwwwww“–just a simple statement of where I was coming from when I went to a screening of Disney’s live-action Cinderella, directed by Kenneth Branagh and starring IRL Disney princess Lily James. The story of Cinderella, my inner child told me, is OK if you’ve misplaced your Mulan* VHS, but it’s kind of bland and, really, I’m only watching for Gus Gus.**

Thank you, Cinderella, for opening my eyes. Spoilers follow…

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The word on Chappie hasn’t been good. Currently it has a 54% approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes, placing it lower than director Neill Blomkamp’s District 9 follow-up Elysium, which even the director has since admitted wasn’t all that good.

Haters can shoot it through the exhaust port. I loved it. Here’s why (spoilers follow).

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We got our hands on Nerd Block’s Classic Box for February 2015, and if you’re thinking about a subscription and want to see what’s inside, follow along after the break.

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