Guess What!? It’s RiceBall Radio Wednesday!!

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Happy New Year! Wow, can’t believe it’s finally 2017! Thank. God.

We’re back with another episode of RiceBall Radio on SoundCloud. In the latest episode, we discuss highlights (and low lights) of 2016, Rogue One, Gutty tries his hand at the INFINITY Gauntlet, and we list Gutty’s Top 5. Join the conversation.

And as always, tell us what you think! Give us feedback— you know you want to. We’re looking to hear from fellow fans.

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What Netflix Gave us for the Holiday Season

So before the year 2016  is over, I had to send you guys off with a little something. Hoping everyone had a good Christmas, or Holiday. For some reason December has turned into Sci-Fi Month, from Star Wars, to the movie Passengers, to the new Alien trailer. I am not here to talk to you about those things I want to share with you some interesting movies and shows I have recently stumbled across on Netflix. I have been scanning social media from Facebook and Twitter like I normally do when I stumbled across one movie and one show that really intrigued my interest. First off I will talk to you guys about this movie called “Spectral” it is very out there and I will get into more details, and the show I ran across just scrolling down Facebook is called “The OA” I didn’t know what to think of this show when I saw the trailer, but was still very excited to understand what it was about.

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I don’t know what it is about December, but for some reason it just turns into all out Sci-Fi this and Sci-Fi that for the last few years, which I am completely with. Since I am a big fan of anything galaxy related, going to different dimensions, as long as there is a good story behind it, and the acting is good. Also hopefully in the near future we see more people of color staring in Intergalactic movies and shows that don’t have stale and old stories, but that is another conversation and another post for another time, lets jump right into it.

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It’s RiceBall Radio Wednesday!!! 


Listen to the newest episode of RiceBall Radio on SoundCloud. 

Today’s episode: “Female Energy, A Much Needed Space”

Make sure to join the conversation by commenting your reactions and giving us feeback. Tell us what you think. We want to hear from you! 

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Heroes v Aliens: DC Domination “Earth’s Mightiest Heroes”

So just recently it has been about a week and a few days since one of the biggest comic book TV events went down, the 4 night crossover event, Heroes vs. Aliens. This crossover event  is Super girl, The Flash, Arrow and Legends of Tomorrow. Now the promo for this event was through the roof, everyone was going crazy for the simple fact all of these shows are kind of like the standard for a comic book show and what it should look like, or at least what people are hoping a show based on a comic will look like. For some reason I did not want to write about this only because I wanted to let the show ride out and just see how I felt, but over the weekend or after the legends of tomorrow episode I was thoroughly inspired just to write a small piece for you guys. I want to show one of the promo trailers.

That was a great trailer, now all of this excitement for this 4 night spectacle everyone was just hoping for the best, knowing how most shows or movies with too many characters; especially characters people like tend to ruin things. I just want to share my thoughts on what I thought of each episode and hopefully what they can do for next year. Oh you already know there’s going to be another crossover, this was too big not to keep it going.

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It’s Here! Listen to RiceBall Radio on SoundCloud.

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It’s #RiceBallRadioWednesday!!!  As we celebrate reaching 500 followers on Twitter (@feedmericeballs), check out the first episode of RiceBall Radio: “I’m a Bad Guy, But I Don’t Mean Bad” at https://soundcloud.com/user-550162539.

We are the Voice of the Fan! Here to Feed your Inner Nerd. This episode discusses: Pokemon Sun & Moon, Dr. Strange, Quick Bites of Nerd News and Information, and Tomi Lauren Takes a Seat on the Bench. Join the conversation.

Visit RiceBall Radio for future episodes and follow us @RiceBallRadio on Twitter and SoundCloud.

November Offers Moviegoers A Much Needed Escape: Thoughts on Dr. Strange, The Accountant and Arrival (Don’t Worry, We Didn’t Spoil Anything!)

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Sooo, it’s that time of the year where S.A.D has set in for most of us on the east coast, and in 2016 we’re finding it very hard to cope. Not only is it cold out, but it also gets dark at 4pm, holiday season is being forced down our throats (in the nauseating form of pumpkin spice and peppermint mocha), ANNND we’re still dealing with the results of a very emotional election season. I. AM. STRESSED. All I want to do these days is snuggle up on a couch somewhere (most likely as Bae’s inner spoon) and sip a hot, chocolate, possibly alcoholic drink. If you’re anything like me, you’re thinking “How the hell did we get here???” To be honest, I’m more than ready to be done and over with 2016. Worst. Year. Ever. And it’s not even frick’in over yet.

Ugh.

Slowly counting down to when I give the realest “Cheers” of my life on New Year’s Day to a bigger, better and brighter 2017 — I know, just keeping hope alive.

Although I haven’t been in the best of spirits all month, I can say that November movies have been ON POINT! I’ve unapologetically spent every weekend in the theater so far and there’s no stopping me. I’ve become a weekend theater bum, watching as many new movies as I can. It’s been worth it. My $10 have been very well spent, every time.

So, what did I watch? Well…

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Black Mirror: Welcome to the Darkness

Happy New Month everyone, So I wanted to give you guys this post a while ago, but I’ve been so busy, but I wanted to talk to you guys about this new show I’ve been watching called Black Mirror. You might have heard of it these last few weeks. Now this is not a completely new show, Black Mirror is a UK based television show and has been around since 2011, but for some reason everyone has been going crazy over this series. Recently back in I believe September or August my friend she asked me if I’ve ever seen Black Mirror and that we  should binge watch it. I said I’ve never seen it, but I couldn’t find any trailers except for the season 3 trailer that came out early October which I will show later on. Me and my friend we wanted to binge the show for the season 3 premiere, now I cannot lie I saw the cover picture for the show and I said I’ve seen this title for this show a million times on Netflix and always skipped over it to watch another show, crazy how things come in full circle.

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This is the Picture I always saw on Netflix, you have seen it also.

Now I know if you have heard about this show, you have heard that it is crazy, and bugged out especially episode 1 in Season 1, and that this show makes you never want to use social media again(even though we all still do). This show truly is eye opening and if you aren’t conscience of social media and everything that goes on with the government this show broadens your mind to start accepting maybe so called “conspiracy theorist” are on to something. I want to do something a little different, I don’t want to give you guys an all out review, but I want to show a very interesting concept I found in each season and episode. I believe Black Mirror has a particular amount of themes that the directors and writers are trying to get across and I would like to hopefully touch on what I think they are.

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How to Survive (and Conquer) New York Comic-con: 2016 Highlights and Things You Should Know for 2017!

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Happy to be here at NYCC!

Jeez, we’ve had a crazy couple of weeks over the last few months. We’re all over the map…literally! And it feels like we haven’t stopped to catch a breath! Right after coming back from a mind-blowing adventure in Japan (peep the photos), we were rushing to New York for the FAN-EXTRAVAGANZA…a.k.a., New York Comic-con.

For us, this is an annual escapade. We’re 5 years in and hoping to make it 5 years more — if we survive the ticket process. If you didn’t get to attend this year because you couldn’t snag tickets, here’s a word of advice: the early bird gets the worm (seriously, it does). Also, teamwork makes the dream work! (yep!) Ok. I’m done, lol. Read below for the tips…

NYCC Ticket Tips:

  • Tickets usually get released in June. In recent years, they haven’t shared the actual release date beforehand, so like for Beyonce, BE READY. This usually means by June 1st. Don’t miss the ticket release date, otherwise, your chances will be slim.
  • Follow NYCC on ALL their social media and sign-up for their email list. As annoying as it might be to get their communication blasts, when it’s time, you’ll be totally in the know. They go on communication overload, so just pay attention. They’ll be practically begging you to.
  • Tell your friends. Having friends is VERY important. We snagged tickets because 6 of us logged into the queue at the same time. Only 1 of us got through. And it made all the difference.
  • READ. THE. RULES. They change their ticket rules almost every year. If you don’t update yourself, it’s going to be extremely infuriating for you on ticket day when you can’t get your ticket and you see everyone else bragging about their’s on Twitter (us every year, so far, for SDCC. Hopefully 2017 will be our year! *insert teary eyes*).

Hope these tips help you out for next year! If you still don’t get in after doing all of the above, well, blame the con-gods. You just weren’t meant to go. Sorry.

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RiceBall in the building for NYCC 2016! 


It’s go time! RiceBall is bringing you the latest and greatest from New York Comic-con!

It was no small feat for achieving 2016 New York Comic-con tickets. From system issues to being charged on two separate credit cards to figuring out fan verification, RiceBall fought the good fight and snagged tickets for all 4 days. We are finally in the building and it’s already sooo lit!

Every year, NYCC feels like Christmas in October. It’s literally nerd heaven! Celebrities, sneak peeks, panels, cosplay, giveaways, and the omni-presence of Stan Lee!!! We always feel right at home.

Meeting up with fellow nerds, making friends and showing nerd love is what we’re all about! It’s always a positve experience and ReedPop does an amazing job of bringing the best of everything nerdy to the east coast.

Check out our Instagram posts on @feedmericeballs to see what we are up to all weekend! If you spot us, don’t be shy! Come say, hello!

Re:Zero: Reasons Why We Need A Second Season

This summer we were blessed with so many interesting anime. One, in particular, that caught my eye, and was one of the most interesting I’ve seen in a while, goes by the name of “Re: Zero: Starting Life in Another World”. Now, I first encountered this show by just scrolling down my timeline on Facebook and seeing a gif  on Crunchyroll’s page. I got so hyped because the fight scene was dope and kind of reminded me of Black Lagoon. So I went and looked up the show, saw pictures, and even a preview. It didn’t look anything like the gif, but I still wanted to watch this anime because it sounded very interesting. After asking one of my friends about it and continuing to contemplate it, I gave it a shot. Check out the trailer below:

Now I thoroughly enjoyed this anime; Re:zero has everything from fight scenes, to drama to love and even some very tripped out what-just-happened moments. It  has yet to be officially announced that there is a season 2, but many fans including myself, are wondering what is next, and why are there so many unanswered questions. For instance there are so many characters who have untold stories or mysteries behind their methods, leaving us wonder what could they be hiding. The season finale had a cliffhanger edge to it as if there should’ve been more – but, I mean, with 25 episodes how much more can you put in one season? So I want to give my reasons why I think  we need a season 2.

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