Let me set a scene for you.   Regina and I are at Arctic Con (Oregon Coast Comic Con) in March this year.  I’d taught her to play Sushi Go: Party and we had a fairly good round going.  The lead passed back and forth and going into the final hand of the round I was ahead by about five.  I had a card in my opening hand that I knew could rob her of some points, but taking it would not really advance my board state.  I took a card that helped me and passed her the card that would help her. The rest ofRead More →

Hello and welcome to another edition of The Geek Embassy Watches!  This month Dante, Evan, and Tahani take you on a journey to the quantum realm and back with Ant-Man & The Wasp.  This is the first Marvel Cinematic Universe movie since Infinity War; how does it measure up, and does it get us excited for the next installment next year?!  Listen and find out! Remember as always to like, share, subscribe and do all the things to tell people that we exist!  We’re on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram and you can find our intrepid hosts below! Dante: @DanteInformal Evan: @EvanGraham Tahani: @TahaniNelson Dante BuccieriDante is theRead More →

Hello dear readers, and welcome to our Marvel Cinematic Universe Power Rankings!  Marvel Studios gifted us with a treat this year of 3 MCU movies (sorry Deadpool fans, but not sorry) between February and July.  Two of those movies made a strong case for the contentious #1 spot, and it was the most difficult ranking for me to do yet. Where do Black Panther, Infinity War, and Ant-Man & The Wasp stack up in the ever-expanding Marvel catalog?  Let’s take a look! In order to facilitate these rankings, I want to share how I think about these movies in order to rank them.  My rubricRead More →

westworld

Westworld Season 2 Hello and welcome to another episode of TGE Watches: Westworld! We’re covering season two in its entirety in this episode. That’s right, folks! We cover the whole season from start to finish, and our esteemed host Dante has not watched a single episode of either season. Join our co-hosts Nicole, Regina, Isabela, and Jaye as they attempt to explain Westworld to Dante with varying levels of success & failure, buoyed by a whole lot of laughs and chicanery. What do Pokeballs, time-traveling ruby slippers, and the hats from The Adjustment Bureau have to do with Westworld? We don’t know, but we sureRead More →

deadpool 2

Hello and welcome to The Geek Embassy Watches Deadpool 2! Join your host Dante Buccieri and his X-Force sized cast of Evan, Regina, and Tahani on their discussion of the latest irreverent and fourth-wall breaking installment of the Deadpool franchise. We go full-on spoilerific in this episode, so if you haven’t seen Deadpool 2, consider yourself warned. We’ve got fridges and bad jokes for everyone this week, so buckle up and break out the chimichangas. Deadpool 2 Deadpool, our lovable merc with a mouth, joins the X-Men on a trainee basis and becomes the unwitting and unwilling guardian of Firefist, a young pyrokinetic mutant, asRead More →

infinity war

Welcome, friends, to another episode of The Geek Embassy Watches!  This week we discuss the most anticipated movie of the summer – Avengers: Infinity War!  This two-and-a-half hour superhero flick promises to be the capstone for every Marvel Studios movie from the last ten years.  In this spoiler-laden episode, Dante, Regina, Tahani, Evan, and Max talk about everything Infinity War: bromances, emotional stakes, Infinity War‘s place among the pantheon of Marvel films, and even the kitchen refrigerator. Check out our MCU Recaps for Phase One, Phase Two, and Phase Three in case you missed any of the movies and need some refreshers before watching Infinity War. You can listen toRead More →

Holy smokes, y’all.  Go see Infinity War, like, yesterday.  In case you haven’t, here are the final recaps of the MCU.  The Phase 3 films include Captain America: Civil War, Doctor Strange, Guardians of the Galaxy vol. 2, Spider-Man: Homecoming, Thor: Ragnarok, and Black Panther.  All of these movies are extremely important in the ramp up to Infinity War.  I’d strongly suggest watching all of them if you haven’t, but if you don’t have the time, I’ve got your back. Captain America: Civil War After the events of Age of Ultron, General Thaddeus “Thunderbolt” Ross calls the Avengers together to present the Sokovia Accords, anRead More →

You came back?  Great! Pre-releases of Avengers: Infinity War debut tonight, Thursday, April 26, and I’m here to fill the gaps in case you missed anything from the MCU Phase Two!  This article covers the following films: Iron Man 3, Thor: The Dark World, Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Guardians of the Galaxy, Avengers: Age of Ultron, and Ant-Man. And for our after-credits scene today (it’s Marvel, there’s always an after-credits scene) I give you the locations of all known Infinity Stones!  Check back next week for the Phase 3 recap! Obviously, spoilers abound. Iron Man 3 Several years in the past, Tony Stark blows offRead More →

Perhaps you heard that there’s a movie coming out on April 27th called Avengers: Infinity War.  The Avengers became an overnight sensation in 2008 with the surprise success of Iron Man, and indelibly ingrained themselves into the annals of American pop culture.  Over the last couple of weeks, I went on a tear through the Marvel Cinematic Universe and watched all 18 MCU movies in anticipation of Infinity War’s release.  What I have for you today is the condensed-est* of all condensed recaps in 3 parts.  This is an exercise in short-form storytelling. You get six recaps in 3-5 sentences and major plot points toRead More →

TGE Watches Ready Player One

Greetings, Geeks! In this latest episode of The Geek Embassy Watches, ambassadors Nicole, Regina, Tahani, Max, and Evan discuss the first big-budget sci-fi film of 2018: Ready Player One.  Adapted from Ernest Cline’s bestselling novel, director Steven Spielberg and composer Alan Silvestri bring the dystopian future of 2045 Columbus, Ohio to life in a computer animation showcase wrapped in a love letter to pop & nerd culture.  Our incredibly handsome and exceedingly intelligent host Dante guides our ambassadors on a discussion of the movie’s script, animation, music, and characters as we break down the successes, failures, and overall performance of one of the most hotlyRead More →