Words of Radiance

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Total ScoreWords of Radiance picks up immediately where The Way of Kings ends. A hefty book at over 1,200 pages in its trade paperback form, the Words of Radiance delivers a compelling story despite setting its characters in pretty much just one geographical region. The growth and dynamics of the different members of the cast and the gradual unveiling of the ancient history that was hinted at in the prologue of The Way of Kings are able to carry the entire novel to its end. Throughout the book, our dark-eyed…

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A Look at HistoryCon 2017

On first glance, History Con looks like a mess of things. You have sports fans on one side, comic book geeks on another, car aficionados walking about, and artisanal foodie fans enjoying random foodstuffs. It had one of the broadest mix of audiences I’d ever seen, and I was tempted to label it as confused and lacking identity, before I realized it did have something. History Con was the most eclectic bunch of nerds (or geeks) I’d ever seen. The one thing that unified everyone at History Con was their…

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Dunkirk | DAGeeks Movie Review

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Total ScoreA movie by the renowned Christopher Nolan, the film is based on the famous evacuation of Allied forces (primarily British and French) from the port of Dunkirk. It is even more interesting because of the relative lack of big name actors and the challenge of turning the plot, which is ultimately just one event, into a full-length movie. Dunkirk also seems to straddle the line between documentary and fiction. In storytelling format, it utilizes at least three different point of views with each POV having its own timeframe, yet…

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Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets | DAGeeks Movie Review

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Total ScoreBased off the French comic book “Valerian and Laureline”, the movie Valerian is a love note from director Luc Besson. It features a lot of signature special effects and incredible world settings, which recalls his work in the 5th Element. The setting of Valerian is excellent, both in visual presentation and in concept. The movie unveils a magnificent universe, particularly the space-city of Alpha and the multi-dimensional marketplace, and utilizes it with deftness. Valerian succeeds in drawing us into a very alien but very interesting fictional future. Unfortunately, this…

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Wonder Woman | DAGeeks Movie Review

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Total ScoreIt is difficult nowadays to hold high expectations for movies, particularly for superhero movies, especially those coming from the DC cinematic universe. A long-time fan of the DC comics and heroes, I’ve often looked forward to the superhero movies that came out, although never particularly satisfied or pleased by them – ‘serviceable, but fun enough’ is usually the best I can say of many of these movies as a whole. However, I found myself solidly pleased by Wonder Woman. A powerful blockbuster-level movie with a female lead character in…

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