Deadpool Review

So, I went to see Deadpool over Valentine’s Day weekend, because what better thing is there than watching a super(hero?) movie with egregious violence and juvenile dick humor? Mostly, it was because I had four days off, other previously designed plans had fallen apart, and it was a movie that sounded interesting. To be honest, I had all the expectations in the world for this to be a terrible movie. Consider the following: Although they’re using the Marvel license, Fox is still behind it. Sure, the latest X-Men movies have been slightly better, but Deadpool is like trying to climb … Read more…

The Politics of The Force Awakens

If you’ve seen Star Wars: The Force Awakens, you probably left the theatre with a bunch of questions. Oddly enough, some of those questions probably involved the politics involved in the galaxy, given that it takes place 30 years after the last movie. There’s a lot of political changes and situations that the movie simply breezes over, as if we didn’t care about them. And maybe it’s for the better, considering how audiences despised the political stuff built into the prequels. But if you have a hankering for learning a bit more about the missing politics, keep reading. If you … Read more…

The Many Sides of Kylo Ren

Since Star Wars: The Force Awakened opened, I’ve been keeping a close eye on the criticism from the fan base. And I found it odd that Kylo Ren was actually the character that the most criticism surrounded. Not to say everyone hated him, but in every scene that he played a part, there was something that irked them about the character. While I agreed with some fans in feeling a bit conflicted about him on my first viewing after, four viewings, I’m actually finding myself appreciating this character more and more. While Rey is still my favorite character of the … Read more…

CES 2016 – Lenovo’s New PC Has A Wireless Projector

Despite the fact that Mikes Good Stuff is not necessarily a tech website, I do still pay attention to CES. These days, CES has become more and more irrelevant, as the big players continue to release their biggest offerings at their own events. Funny enough, I’m rarely ever impressed or interested in the releases of the big players. What interests me is the strange, the obscure, the niche, and the things that push technology forward. So far today, I’ve seen some sort of Nvidia supercomputer that may or may not ever show up in a future car in the decades … Read more…

Star Wars TFA Spoiler Speculation – Rey

Now that millions have seen Star Wars: The Force Awakens, one of the most hotly debated characters is that of the titular main character, known only as Rey. Due to the breakneck pace of the film and the film’s tendency to break action without a word of explanation, we actually don’t know much more about this character now than we did before the film’s release. But due to her own seeming awakening, and various important spoilery events within the film, this character is the center of the most speculation within fan communities. Due to the inherent spoilery nature of this … Read more…

Star Wars: The Force Awakens Review

Many have tried to explain the legacy behind Star Wars. Many have tried to understand how this has become such a multi-decade phenomenon despite it’s creator’s seeming ambivalence towards the series for nearly two decades. No matter your feeling about the prequels, it’s impossible to deny that the prequels failed to fan the same flames that the first trilogy ignited. Yet despite all of those set backs, the fandom continues and has re-emerged in a way that has so far been impossible to replicate in the dozens of Hollywood rebates that have emerged over the last 15 years. Only Disney, … Read more…

Lumia 950XL Unboxing & First Impressions

The two Microsoft Lumia 950 flagships are finally here, after what seems like the longest wait in the history of niche mobile phone fandom ever. It’s been since early 2014 since the last Lumia flagship was released in the U.S., even if that was the ill-fated Verizon exclusive Icon. It’s been even longer if you’re on AT&T. Like many stupidly obsessed fans and many blog sites, I picked up my Lumia 950 XL on the day before Thanksgiving, as I’d pre-ordered mine at my local Microsoft mall kiosk. What’s the first thing I did? Well, open it up of course. … Read more…

You Should be Excited for Rebels Season 2

Those of us Star Wars fans who know better have been eagerly awaiting Season Two of Disney XD’s Star Wars Rebels for half a year now. Dave Filoni and crew released a teaser episode earlier this year, but Darth Vader only wetted our appetites for more. If you’re a Star Wars fan… Or even if not, you should be watching this show. In my humble opinion, this is the best Star Wars story telling on screen we’ve seen in decades, and yes, I am actually okay with the prequels and loved the Clone Wars cartoon. The characters are well fleshed … Read more…

Force Awakens Toys Leak Dialogue

Yesterday was Force Friday, the launch of the new The Force Awakens toy line. This continues a long history of Midnight Madness events preceding new Star Wars films. We can only imagine that with Disney’s plans to launch a new film every year, we’ll be getting Force Fridays every year from now until the end of time. But until then, we still have a new movie to look forward to. And if you’re like me, your gobbling up all the toys and all info about the toys trying to find out as much as you can about the movies to … Read more…

About That Instagram Teaser

Star Wars Episode 7 is coming in three and a half months. If you’re like me, the first half of that sentence already makes you smile like a gleeful idiot. But then that second part, it’s coming so son, and that just makes you heart jump a beat. New Star Wars is coming guys, and it’s being done by people who know how to make good movies. Not that I’m saying the prequels were awful, but let’s just say that Lucas was given a little too much breathing room with those movies. But man oh man is there a ton … Read more…