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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Logan: The End of An Era

Yes you heard that right, “Logan” the movie  is Hugh Jackman’s last stand as Wolverine and he went out with a bang. Hugh Jackman has been  playing the role of Wolverine for over 17 years, 17 years wow that’s crazy, just let that sink in. Who do you know has played a longer character other than probably Tom Cruise as Ethan Hunt in mission impossible. From the moment Rogue saw Wolverine fighting in the cage match in the first X-men movie, we could not have asked for a better person to play this gritty, non heroic character who surprisingly is probably one of the most heroic when it comes down to backing the people he loves and cares for. We saw the transformation of Wolverine throughout the years of his trials and tribulations and Logan shows first hand how old age, and hardship of fighting and losing your friends can take a toll on the body.

There has been so many speculations over these last few months about would the movie be good, will we see flashbacks of the suit, all this stuff then Rotten Tomatoes hit with a 96 percent score for the movie. People lost their minds counting Rotten Tomatoes as the natural score all things good and also with an R rating many people were completely sold from hearing these few things and  from the trailers that were released. I for one was extremely excited for many reasons, but I will share the first reason before I get further into this review. I am a huge Wolverine fan, and I saw the movie was coming out March 3rd no big deal right, but my birthday is March 5th, so that made me so happy like what are the odds one of my comic book characters comes out the weekend of my birthday.

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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.

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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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No matter what your views are on the recent U.S. election, we here at RiceBall want you to know that we will always provide an open and inclusive space for all. No matter what color you are, where you come from, what you believe in, or who you love….WE will always welcome and accept you. Nerds, non-nerds, UFOs, whomever! Always spread love over hate.


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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