Alan Rickman – The actor, the voice, the hero

We have lost many cult heroes in January. David Bowie, known for his unique sense of fashion, his movie roles like the Goblin King in Labyrinth and also his hit songs like “Space Oddity” and “Let’s Dance” died after an 18-month battle with cancer on January 10th. Glenn Frey from the band The Eagles who co-wrote the cult favourite song, Hotel California with Don Henley passé away on January 18th. Another legend, Alan Rickman, died on January 14. He died of pancreatic cancer. January is a sad month for those that followed the careers of these legends. But today we celebrate Alan Rickman. He died of cancer at age 69, after quite an impressive career. Alan Sidney Patrick Rickman, born […]

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Star Wars Character Introductions: Feels the same

*This is not a review!* The Star wars franchise means many things to many people. To most fans, it might be the epitome of sci-fi space opera, while equally symbolising how the vision of a movie’s creator can clash with what the fans have come to expect and enjoy about his creation and in so doing alienate them from it. After having seen “Star Wars Episode 7: The Force Awakens”, I came out thinking about how it differed and also how similar it was to the other movies in the series. I’m referring to the way that they chose to frame this movie, this introduction to a whole new trilogy and how it was like “The Phantom Menace” and the […]

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See you soon

This year has flown past with lightning speed. Geekfest, rAge, Sci-Fi Con they have all come and gone. Over 500 articles have been published and dozens of videos have stormed off our YouTube page. We’ve been interviewed by a couple Podcast shows, and have even started our own show. (Got a lot of work to do for that one) 2015 has been busy. 2016 is going to be even worse. We have some scheduling changes, some new ideas and a few interesting events to look forward to next year. Articles will be posted on weekends. (We’re trying something new) Rebellion Boys will be posting up to 3 videos a weekday. (Like and subscribe) The second Supernatural Con will be held […]

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Star Wars: The Dorkside and the Laughter

 

 Not so long ago, in various cities around the world….. It was a time of unrest; there was strife and suffering everywhere. No country was safe. Yet amongst all this we found small glimmers of… HUH??? Stories of individuals who took it onto themselves, whether intentionally or not, to bring about change in the most unusual and hilarious of ways. Vladimir Lenin statue turned into statue of Darth vader In the Ukraine  In a move that would have made Lenin turn in his mausoleum, a statue that had once been erected in his honour has been transformed into that of the Sith Lord Darth Vader by in Odessa, Ukraine. It was part of a new law that was imposed that […]

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Neverending Downloads

As many of you know, I recently purchased Fallout 4. It is a fantastic game. I absolutely adore it. But! There was one minor issue that got under my skin -the download. Granted it is the main part of modern gaming culture. But having to wait hour upon hour before you can enjoy your purchase is just heartbreaking. In fact, so much of our time is spent downloading the latest patch, fix, and update that we, particularly in developing nations, get far less time than we’d like to using our products. Hell, most of us usually get a few hours in on a Sunday afternoon unless there’s a large update that needs to happen first. Work it out. I have […]

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Fallout 4: 5 bits of advice for noobs

So I’ve been running around the Commonwealth wasteland for several weeks now. I’ve seen all sorts of towns and settlements. I’ve met lots of interesting characters. I’ve completed a plethora of interesting quests. I’ve slaughtered the population of a small country. (They had it coming.) I’ve collected all sorts of scraps, piles of junk, tons of weapons, complete sets of armour and all sorts of other bric-a-brac. Yet after all this, I am still no where near completion; and I am often outmatched by my enemies and the world around me. Now because of all this insanity I’ve decided to give some advice for you first time Fallout players. TIP 1: Do not go south-west. The south-western section of the […]

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The Matrix: An Imprisoned Mind Fan theory

In 1999 we were introduced to the mind-bending world created by Andy and Lana Wachowski. The matrix went on to revolutionise the way action movies and action scenes were shot and depicted on screen. Although the sequels, The Matrix Reloaded and The Matrix Revolutions didn’t quite have the same impact as their predecessor, they did help to conclude the saga that began back in 1999 with the original movie’s release. What is the matrix? Essentially it’s a virtual world created by a race of machines to pacify humans while they are used as a power source for said machines. The Matrix itself is the ultimate prison since it does restrict the bodies of the people hooked up to it -but […]

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Star Wars: The Hype Awakens

The room falls silent as dozens of fans wait with batted breath for the trailer of trailers to begin. Dripping with nervous and excited sweat the fans cling to the edge of their seats as the two minute SFX smorgasbord plays out before their tearing eyes. This is what the world experienced a few weeks ago. This is what the world wanted to see. This is what has united and excited the masses. This is something I’ve enjoyed, but! I cannot help but ask the question: Is it all hype? Now before you all declare war on me and unleash the unbridled power of ‘The Force’ on 925 Rebellion, let me flesh out my question; which breaks down to this: […]

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Fallout 4: Yes, No, Maybe?

There is something romantic in wandering the radioactive wastes alone and heavily armed. I cannot place my finger on the exact reason it gets my heart pumping. Perhaps it’s to do with the smell of the dust? The Gamma flavoured air? The joy of eating 200 year old canned food? Or perhaps it’s do to with slaughtering your foes, smashing their skulls in, looting their corpses and flogging their junk? Perhaps it’s all of these fantastic elements combined. Who knows? Regardless, the time has come to once again don the habiliments of the waste, raise your Plasma Rifle and charge into the fray! The time has come for FALLOUT 4. Now over the past few months. Nay, years. Over the […]

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Has rAge Outgrown Itself ?

 

 rAge is the premier event on the Johannesburg nerd scene, and has been a staple event for tech heads since the early days of my childhood. Initially a purely computer convention, featuring new technology and games that were on the way, it has grown over the years to include so much more. From comic books to cosplay, figurines to geek apparel, rAge truly has come to be the proverbial Mecca of the South African geek and nerd community. But has its grown too much ? Now before you all crucify me, let me clarify my point. I have been sitting here looking through the various posts from rAge, as one usually does after such events. I’ve been going through the […]

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