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SF&F Nexus - Star Wars: Episode IX - The Rise of Skywalker (2019) - Film review by KadmonStar Wars: Episode IX - The Rise of Skywalker (2019)
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Article updated: 2020.01.26

Product: Star Wars: Episode IX - The Rise of Skywalker (2019)

Original title: Star Wars: Episode IX - The Rise of Skywalker (2019)

Series: Star Wars

Previous films in the series: Star Wars Prequel Trilogy, Star Wars Original Trilogy, Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens (2015), Star Wars: Episode VIII - The Last Jedi (2017)

Product type: Film, Genre: Futuristic fantasy, Style: action, adventure

Release: 2019.12.16

Reviewer: Kadmon, Type: Male, 40s, Taste: Immersive, logical, consistent setting

Watched: very recent (2019.12), first time

Rating: Average (2 out of 3 points), Enjoyment: Weak (2- out of 3 points)

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Star Wars: Episode IX - The Rise of Skywalker (2019) is a futuristic fantasy adventure movie, about the Resistance rebels trying to protect the galaxy from the superweapon of the First Order. I tend to watch movies later after the release, so I get a better chance of evaluating them, by reading reviews and talking with people, but as I know I'd watch Star Wars movies anyway, I watched this as soon as I can, otherwise media channels would spoil any surprise out of the movie. The film is visually astounding, the action scenes look good, though lack any kind of tension. The storytelling is also lacking, but you might enjoy it if you can sit back and don't want to think. I did not enjoy the movie, but I can imagine some could find it interesting.

SF&F Nexus - Star Wars: Episode VIII - The Last Jedi (2017) - Film reviewStar Wars: Episode VIII - The Last Jedi (2017)
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Article updated: 2020.01.26

Product: Star Wars: Episode VIII - The Last Jedi (2017)

Original title: Star Wars: Episode VIII - The Last Jedi

Series: Star Wars

Previous films in the series: Star Wars Prequel Trilogy, Star Wars Original Trilogy, Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens (2015)

Product type: Film, Genre: Futuristic fantasy, Style: action, adventure

Release: 2017.12.15

Reviewer: Kadmon, Type: Male, 40s, Taste: Immersive, logical

Watched: very recent (2017.12), first time

Rating: Average (2 out of 3 points), Enjoyment: Weak (2- out of 3 points)

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Star Wars: Episode VIII - The Last Jedi (2017) is a futuristic fantasy adventure movie, about the Resistance rebels defending against the First Order rebels. Usually I wait to watch movies after reading about the opinion of people, but this time I've felt I'd watch it anyway, no matter what they say, and I didn't want to make the experience worse by hearing spoilers. It's a visually nice movie, with great action scenes, without any substantial story or logic behind it. I was somewhat disappointed by the film, but even I have to admit that Disney keeps the stories very even in quality.

The Others: 7 Sins board game

Boardgame: The Others: 7 Sins board game base set (CoolMiniOrNot)

System: The Others (CoolMiniOrNot)

Author: Gregor Ottó
Edited by: Kadmon

Translation based on: The Others: 7 Sins alapkészlet (CoolMiniOrNot) - Társasjáték ismertető Ottótól (2017.09.10)
Translation: Google Translate (Google Translate website)

Gregor Ottó reviewed the The Others: 7 Sins board game by CoolMiniOrNot.

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Many literary works give the theme and play the idea of Hell. The realm of guilty souls where they are who did not live a decent life before their death. Dante's Divine play was the first one to divide her into circles and bunks, according to the Sovereignty of Satan. This has since been recaptured in countless media outlets. But in the next game, the heroes are not going to Hell, but Hell comes to them!

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Huge humanoid warrior in 1/50 scale - Soul Searcher #2 for the Ice Caste faction of the Dragyri for the Dark Age wargame from CoolMiniOrNot, 2017 - Miniature figure reviewimage © CoolMiniOrNot
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sculpt © CoolMiniOrNot
painting © CoolMiniOrNot

Miniature figure: Soul Searcher #2 v2

Product name: Soul Searcher #2, Product code: ?, Sprue: -, Range: Dark Age range - Dragyri - Ice Caste, Setting: Dark Age universe, Series: -, Company: CoolMiniOrNot company, Production: -2016-

Size: Huge (S5), Species: Humanoid, Gender: male, Technology: Medieval (Archaic), Role: Warrior, Armour: armour, no shield, Helmet: helmet, Equipment in hand: halberd (Weaponmelee weapon - polearm), Equipment carried: -, Based on: ?

Scale: 1:50 (35mm) scale, Proportions: Realistic, Size: 63 mm tall, Material: Resin, Priming: Primer is not necessary
Assembly: ?, Posing: Medium, Paintjob: Unpainted, Base: No base, Conceptual design: ?, Sculptor: Werner Klocke

Set: Soul Searcher #2 v2 set: contains 1

Price: ?

Read our preview of the Soul Searcher #2 v2 for the Dark Age wargame from CoolMiniOrNot (we do not have this product for review)

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Arkady Strugatsky & Boris Strugatsky: Definitely Maybe (1977) - Novel review from Kadmon
Arkady Strugatsky & Boris Strugatsky: Definitely Maybe (1977)
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Article updated: 2020.01.23

The Definitely Maybe novel by Arkady Strugatsky & Boris Strugatsky was reviewed by Kadmon.

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Product: Arkady Strugatsky & Boris Strugatsky: Definitely Maybe (1974)

Title: Аркадий Стругацкий и Борис Стругацкий: За миллиард лет до конца света / Arkady Strugatsky & Boris Strugatsky: One Billion Years Before the End of the World

Date of publication: 1974 / 1975 ?

English edition: Arkady Strugatsky & Boris Strugatsky: Definitely Maybe, Publisher: Macmillan, Date of publication: 1978, Translated by: ?

Hungarian edition: Arkagyij Sztrugackij és Borisz Sztrugackij: Egymilliárd évvel a világvége előtt, Publisher: Móra Ferenc Könyvkiadó / Kozmosz Könyvek, Date of publication: 1978, Translated by: Földeák Iván

Product type: Novel, 150+ pages, Genre: Modern fantasy, Style: conversations about the topic

Reviewer: Kadmon, Type: Male, 40s, Taste: Immersive, logical, consistent setting

Reading: Recent (2020.01), it's my first reading of the novel

Rating: Worse than average (2-/3 pont), Enjoyment: Bad (1/3 pont)

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The Definitely Maybe is a novel by Arkady Strugatsky & Boris Strugatsky, published in 1974 or 1975. The version I've read is the Hungarian edition, published by Kozmosz Könyvek in 1978. It is a drama about researchers who face strange phenomena, hindering their works. I did not enjoy the novel, and I think there are better stories out there to read.

Michael Crichton: Jurassic Park (1990) - Novel review from Kadmon
Michael Crichton: Jurassic Park (1990)
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Article updated: 2020.01.23

The Jurassic Park novel by Michael Crichton was reviewed by Kadmon.

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Product: Michael Crichton: Jurassic Park (1990)

Original title: Michael Crichton: Jurassic Park

Date of publication: 1990

Hungarian edition: Michael Crichton: Őslénypark, Publisher: Maecenas Könyvkiadó, Date of publication: 1992, Translated by: Boris János,

Hungarian translation based on: Michael Chrichton: Jurassic Park, Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf, Date of publication: 1990

Product type: Novel, 500+ pages, Genre: Futuristic techno-thriller, Style: action, adventure

Reviewer: Kadmon, Type: Male, 40s, Taste: Immersive, logical, consistent setting

Reading: Recent (2020.01), it's not my first reading of the novel

Rating: Better than average (2+/3 pont), Enjoyment: Average (2/3 pont)

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The Jurassic Park is a novel by Michael Crichton, published by Alfred A. Knopf in 1990. The version I've read is the Hungarian edition, published by Maecenas Könyvkiadó in 1992.

SF&F Nexus - Terminator: Dark Fate (2019) - Film reviewTerminator: Dark Fate (2019)
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Article updated: 2020.01.23

Product: Terminator: Dark Fate (2019)

Original title: Terminator: Dark Fate

Series: Terminator

Previous films in the series: The Terminator (1984), Terminator 2: Judgement Day (1991)

Product type: Film, Genre: Futuristic / Horror, Style: time travel, bad characterisation

Release: 2019.10.23

Reviewer: Kadmon, Type: Male, 30s, Taste: Immersive, logical

Watched: Very recent (2019.11), first time

Rating: Weak (2- out of 3 points), Enjoyment: Bad (1 out of 3 points)

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Terminator: Dark Fate is a futuristic adventure movie, about a group of people trying to survive the relentless attacks of a killer robot from the future. As a fan of the first two movies, I was curious what would James Cameron do after getting back the Terminator rights due to the fumbles of the previous reboot films. I was not satisfied.

SF&F Nexus - Grave Encounters 2 (2012) - Film reviewGrave Encounters 2 (2012)

Article updated: 2020.01.23

Product: Grave Encounters 2 (2012)

Original title: Grave Encounters 2

Series: Grave Encounters

Previous films in the series: Grave Encounters (2011)

Product type: Film, Genre: Horror, Style: video mashup, handheld camera, shaky cam, bad editing, ghosts

Release: 2012.10.02

Reviewer: Kadmon, Type: Male, 30s, Taste: Immersive, logical

Watched: very recent (2017.06), first time

Rating: Very bad (1- out of 3 points), Enjoyment: Very bad (1- out of 3 points)

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