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Product reviews and how-to's of rising geek merchandise, from Funkos to magazines, comics, books, and novelty collectibles.

  • Lea Wilson
    Published about a month ago
    Shudder-Worth a subscription?

    Shudder-Worth a subscription?

    Is Shudder worth the subscription? I had decided to make an account with a free trial for seven days so I could watch Shudder’s new show, “Cursed Films”. Having a love of movies and especially horror, I thought it was a show I would just love. I will provide a brief review of that in a moment.
  • Daniel Falconer
    Published about a month ago
    10 Reasons Overwatch Is The Best Video Game Ever

    10 Reasons Overwatch Is The Best Video Game Ever

    For almost a year now, Overwatch has been entertaining gaming audiences across the world, named as the Game of the Year at the 2016 Game Awards and picking up the 2016 Golden Joystick Award for Best Original Game. Still seeing significant sales despite being on shelves for many months now, we’ve decided to take a look at what it is that makes the multiplayer first-person-shooter such a success. Here are 10 Reasons Overwatch Is The Best Video Game Ever.
  • DogPaw Reviews
    Published 2 months ago
    Book Review #2: Pompeii

    Book Review #2: Pompeii

    "Came the sound of a double boom"
  • Ben H
    Published 3 months ago
    Is getting a movie theater subscription worth it?

    Is getting a movie theater subscription worth it?

    If you're lucky enough to live in a town like mine you will have 3-5 theaters in a reasonable area to see a variety of movies and experiences. I have a couple of AMC's and Regal's and both have subscriptions for about $19.99/month while some states do have to pay a little extra and in Regal's case there are other tiers that allow and both have similar perks. AMC Stubs A-List offers 3 free movies every week with the only restriction plays or other non movie events like Fathom. So IMAX, 3-D, etc. are no cost as long as you're within the week as well as no charge for online reservations. They also have a priority line and a free popcorn and drink upgrades. Though you do have to commit to 3 months or a year. Regal Unlimited allows you to see as many movies you want in a week, but you can still only reserve three showings at any given time. You can also only see a movie once a day in the same format, and you will be charged for movies in IMAX, 4DX, etc as well as a $0.50 fee for making online reservation. You do have to commit to one year even if its a monthly subscription, but you do get 10% off of all concessions. Both are connected to their free rewards programs that help you get points faster. Regal has it set up to certain points get you different items, like 6,000 points gets you a free small popcorn . AMC has it to where every 5,000 points earns you a $5 reward that can apply to tickets or concessions. Both have it to $1 equals 100 points.
  • Kacie Turton
    Published 4 months ago
    How Far Funkos Have Come

    How Far Funkos Have Come

    Dear Vocal Readers,
  • Nancy D
    Published 6 months ago
    Disney+ and Netflix Make the Perfect Combination

    Disney+ and Netflix Make the Perfect Combination

    I wrote an article earlier that was too harsh towards Disney+ and I want to make things right with this article. At first, I couldn't get over the technical flaws of Disney+. It's not that it's terrible, I just expected better from Disney. Now that I have been watching Disney+ all weekend long I change my mind and 100% recommend getting this streaming service! Disney+ even has a 'Continue Watching' feature now. Which I really appreciate. You might want to get Disney+ soon, while it's still cheap. There is no way that Disney will keep the subscription at this price for long.
  • Nancy D
    Published 6 months ago
    Is Disney+ Worth the Subscription?

    Is Disney+ Worth the Subscription?

    Getting the Subscription—Things already started out on a rocky start when I realized that my 'free' subscription would actually cost me $1. To be honest, I'm still not clear on why I was charged that dollar.
  • Hannah Elliott
    Published 7 months ago
    Disney+

    Disney+

    To say that everyone was excited about this is an understatement. It launched and within matters of minutes millions of people in their 20s and 30s jumped at the chance to subscribe to this product. And for very good reason. Disney+ is everyone’s dream, it is literally a 1990 childhood brought back to our fingertips. Classic shows that were so amazing that we all grew up watching, Even Stevens, Kim Possible, That's so Raven and the list just continues. Plus, it has so many Disney, Pixar and Marvel movies to make everyone’s movie binging dream comes true.
  • Brayden Simmons
    Published about a year ago
    The 10 Best Subscription Boxes for Geeks

    The 10 Best Subscription Boxes for Geeks

    If you’re a geek of any kind; whether it’s for Star Wars, Harry Potter, or Marvel comics; then the best subscription boxes for geeks are sure to have something that you’ll love. Embracing your own personal style has never been this easy, and showing off which faction you rep has never been this much fun before. Geeky subscription boxes provide you the best value for your money, and ensures you will get products that are the perfect mix of fun, practical, and envy-inducing.
  • Ashley Wentz
    Published about a year ago
    Review of BookBub

    Review of BookBub

    This is a public service announcement! BookBub is the most amazing thing since sliced bread! I don't know who all has found BookBub, but I did and I enjoy it. Here is the information you need to learn more about it.
  • Brian Kapter
    Published 2 years ago
    DC Universe Roku Review

    DC Universe Roku Review

    DC Universe officially launched on 9/15, Batman day! DC Universe is currently offered at two different price points, $7.99 a month, or $74.99 for a one year subscription which is a savings of 20% versus the monthly plan. When DC Universe was first announced during Comic-Con, they introduced a plan for $74.99 for 15-months instead of the standard $74.99 12-month plan. I was a little worried placing $74.99 down on an app that still had not been released, but I took the leap. I figured $74.99 for 15 months turns out to be $4.99 a month, a savings of $3.00 a month over the standard monthly plan, what a deal.
  • Alexandria Blan ☽
    Published 2 years ago
    J.K. Rowling's Wizarding World Loot Crate — May 2018

    J.K. Rowling's Wizarding World Loot Crate — May 2018

    Loot Crate is a subscription box service that provides exclusive, quality items for fandoms — this is my review for the May 2018 Wizarding World crate. I am not sponsored by Loot Crate. All opinions are my own.