Unite the League! It’s RiceBall Radio Wednesday

RiceBall Radio Wednesday is in full effect! Get your headphones, turn up your speakers and get ready to have your mind blown.

On today’s episode we ‘Unite the League’ with a special reunion of the original RiceBall team members. Together, we discuss highlights of SDCC, talk about the craziness of the coming Justice League movie, and confess our guilty pleasures for hiatus season. NeeNee and Stewyp also try their hand at the Infinity Gauntlet. 

Listen to RiceBall Radio, Egpisode 7 on SoundCloud, and join the conversation.

Black Superheroes: Can you Relate or Naw?

It has been nearly a month since the new Black Panther movie teaser trailer was released, and it has nearly 9 million views and that was just in the first 2 weeks. But also the day before the first Black Panther movie poster was released. Some people liked it other people felt Marvel went too cheap or maybe his mask and a panther should’ve been added. Other people thought the poster was “too black” as it was being compared to Co Founder of The Black Panther Party Huey P. Newton and his famous picture of him sitting in the chair with the staff and gun. I personally loved the picture, I didn’t see a lot of resemblance to Huey Newton, because T’Challa aka Black panther is a King in the comic books, I more so saw it as a King on his Throne then relating to The Black Panther Party of the 60s and I am a big fan of both. Some people even criticized  the teaser trailer, when that trailer was probably one of the most smooth and well put together teasers I’ve seen in a while that made me want to watch it over and over, it’s very rare for me to want to watch a trailer over and over and get hyped every time I see it.

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Now the Reason I am writing this piece is because lately I have seen many people say the mask should’ve been added, there should’ve been more to the poster for Black Panther. Well guys it’s the first poster so how Samuel L. Jackson says in Jurassic Park “Hold on to your butts”. But I feel that people are trying to downplay the idea the person behind the mask and not appreciate who T’Challa really is and why other black superheroes like Blade or Spawn seem more acceptable to the white audience per say. I mean for many of us we already knew T’Challa and that he is the Prince soon to be King of Wakanda, and also seeing him in Captain America’s Civil War film especially the iconic scene of when he removes his helmet. I want to examine why thus subject or idea of a hero like Black Panther makes not just white people uncomfortable, but even other races.

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Game of Thrones is Back and I Can’t Deal! Let’s Talk Predictions for Season 7

O.M.G., y’all! I’m not ready! We’ve been waiting for this for over a year. A YEAR!!! And now Game of Thrones comes back THIS SUNDAY!!

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Here’s the latest trailer…

It’s war, bitches. Dany is not play’in games! Let’s go #TeamTargaryen! Dragons are ’bout to murk er’body in the Seven Kingdoms. Cersei Lannister better watch dat ass. Sis is coming!

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As always, HBO doesn’t reveal too much about the premiering season. This is what we know so far from the trailer [SPOILER]:

  • Sansa Stark is well and alive in Winterfell with Jon Snow — for the time being.
  • Jon Snow lives to fight another day, hopefully as King in the North.
  • Cersei is alive, she’s queen, she’s alone and sitting on the Iron Throne (ugh).
  • Dany is plotting an attack with all 3 dragons (yes, honey) and her new Hand, Tyrion.
  • Arya is alive and well on horseback with Needle.
  • Littlefinger is still scheming.
  • Theon’s still around.
  • So is Brionne and Podrick.
  • ANNND…the Hound (why isn’t he dead yet?!)
  • Winter is here and white walkers are waiting.
  • Bran has a wheelchair and is flying with ravens???
  • War, war and more war.
  • So, I’m just going to go right into it. STOP READING IF YOU’RE NOT CAUGHT UP!!!

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American Gods: The Fight for Shadow’s Affrimation

It has almost nearly been a week since the season finale of the newly fan crazed show everyone is talking about American Gods. Now people like myself who had no idea what this show was going to be about I looked at the trailer and I said to myself maybe this  is gonna be a horror show, and maybe I won’t get into it that much or maybe this will be another Sci Fi show and as you all know if you don’t know I love Sci Fi. Before the April 30th premiere date, the opening credits of the show was leaked, and many people got there first taste of kind of the tone of the show. In my opinion the open credits can sometimes make or break the way you might feel about show unless you truly are a trooper and say I’m still going to watch this regardless of how this looks. On the flip side the opening credits of this show are amazing and spooky and eerie almost, but give you that kind of futuristic vibe. Every time I see the credits it reminds me of a movie I can never remember the name of until later on in the day. I cannot lie one of the reasons I was on broad wit this show from the jump because of Ricky Wittle, I have become a fan of him after being a fan of the show The 100 and he has done an amazing job in that show, and I couldn’t wait to see what he would do in this.

Now after seeing this trailer I got a little more hyped because of the actors in this show, but I think I was still skeptical of how this would turn out. But I was also watching so many shows on sundays between Veep, Silicon Valley, Into The Badlands, Bobs burgers, but I was on twitter the night the first episode premiered and everyone was going crazy, it definitely made me want to see what all t he hype was about, I was going to check the show out regardless, but seeing how everyone was stunned but what was going on. And I rarely ever really go about everyone’s opinions because everyone could hate it, but then I’ll love it and vice versa, but this I loved it and enjoyed it.

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Attack On Titan: Things we need to Know for Season 3

The long awaited second season of Attack On Titan has finally entered into the stratosphere, but as soon as it landed, it felt like it left us so quickly. This past Saturday was the season finale of Attack on Titan, now fans of this anime have been waiting nearly almost 2 years for the release of this second season, and all of us wondered why did it take so long? Was it production? was it not enough content in the episodes? were they trying to make every little detail perfect so critics wouldn’t have anything bad to say about the long wait. As the years went by I did not know so many people watched this show, but the more time went by, the more you found secret anime watchers, or if you even mentioned the name Attack on Titan people popped up like Meer Kats in the sand. But Everyone was wondering as soon as Season was announced we all thought this was just a joke especially with the premiere episode landing on April 1st, and in America April 1st is commonly known as April Fools Day. This only made fans of this show more skeptical; everyone said I won’t believe until that first episodes pops up, and it sure did right on crunchyroll.

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Now with this newly Season of Attack on Titan we did not get a full 20  or so episodes, but this go around we were given 12 episodes, mixed with a lot of action leaving us excited for the next episode, especially with how a lot of these episodes ended. The show runners left us with a lot of unanswered questions that I feel we need answers, and even subtle things that they slightly touched on that left you guessing what is that? or who is that. I have condensed a short list of things I believe we need in Attack on Titan Season, and yes ladies and Gentlemen, Season 3 has recently just been announced for the upcoming year of 2018.

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