Star Wars

COMICS: Where to Start in the New Star Wars Extended Universe

I’m sure you’ve heard a pretty big movie is coming out called Star Wars: The Last Jedi so I thought I’d take this time to give some fans of Star Wars and casual comic book readers somewhere to start if they want to get into the current canon. Some of you may remember that Dark […]

Ep. 301 Ripping CDs in 2017, Star Wars & the End of the World

Chuck Livid’s back in 2017 with tons of new music, fun trying to keep up with digital formats, chats about Rogue One & shares his thoughts on Donald Trump’s upcoming inauguration. This episode features music from Guttermouth, Armageddon Man, 210*, Antidon’ts, Coathangers, Rob Elba, Death & the Reverend, Plastic Pinks, Drunken Cholos, Menudo Death Squad, Knumbskullz, […]

Interview: Catching up with Ain’t It Cool’s “Quint” (AKA Eric Vespe)

Ain’t It Cool? News (AICN) was one of the pioneers of fan-based journalism. During the internet’s infancy, AICN bypassed the exclusivity of main stream press and fed readers inside scoops, reviews and interviews served on a familiar and homegrown plate. Writer Eric Vespe, AKA “Quint” was there from the beginning, and has since become one of the the site’s most […]

TuffGnarl.com’s Best of 2015

“It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of light, it was the season of darkness, it was the spring of hope, it […]

Movie Review: “Star Wars: The Force Awakens”

*DANGER* SPOILERS WITHIN! The Force is strong with this one. A thankful change from the prequel trilogy, J.J. Abrams new addition to the Star Wars movie franchise is a well made movie. The film succeeds in all of the ways that matter for a Star Wars product. It has a mostly coherent plot. It has […]

Video Game Review: Star Wars Battlefront

A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away… Well, not that long ago; more like just last week, when EA released Star Wars Battlefront. This is the third game in the Battlefront series and the most recent console video game since 2010’s Star Wars: The Force Unleashed II. Battlefront is a first person shooter and a reboot […]

Music Review: Wilco’s “Star Wars”

Jeff Tweedy and co. has gone and made themselves a pretty interesting album in this, their ninth studio release. Self-produced and free to download, Wilco has assembled something that’s not altogether typical of them with respect to its sound, but not atypical in the spirit of its experimentation. In totality, it’s a good album and […]

8 Best Things About Tate’s Comics

  8. I have NEVER been to Tate’s and not found what I was looking for. Seriously if it exists they’ve got it.   7. Employees at comic book stores are not always the easiest or nicest of folks to deal with. Lucky for you the staff at Tate’s are courteous and surprisingly patient no matter […]

Comic Book Review: Star Wars #1

Star Wars #1 Jason Aaron, John Cassady, Laura Martin Marvel Comics January 14, 2015   I picked up Star Wars #1 by Marvel Comics reluctantly but was pleasantly surprised. Set in the Star Wars universe between Episodes IV (A New Hope) and V (The Empire Strikes Back), it’s an interesting addition to the stories that we all know […]

5 Cartoons From The ’90s Hollywood Hasn’t Ruined (Yet)

It’s easy to understand why Hollywood insists on adapting practically every aspect of our childhood that we still hold in high regard. People now in their 30s reside in that pitch-perfect marketing sweet spot where we’re still enjoying our fleetingly disposable income. They prey on our nostalgic vulnerabilities and the result is practically money in the bank. […]

Five Under-The-Radar Comic Books Worth Your Time and Money

It’s a good time to be into comics. For what seemed like forever to many longtime fans and supporters of the genre, being into static graphic storytelling relegated you to a fringe status, socially. Sure, those of us who were in the know, so to speak, could engage in banter regarding the newest pages flying […]

FILM REVIEW: The Impossible Dream – “Jodorowksy’s Dune”

Jodorowky’s Dune Alejandro Jodorowksy, Michel Seydoux, H.R. Giger, Chris Foss, Nicholas Winding Refn, Amanda Lear, Richard Stanley Directed by Frank Pavich City Films/Sony Pictures Classics 2013 The greatest movie never made. That is the message director Frank Pavich wants to convey to us with his endlessly fascinating new documentary about Chilean-French auteur Alejandro Jodorowksy’s failed […]

The Hunger Games: Catching Fire — Review **SPOILER FREE**

When The Hunger Games was released last year it was as close to a sure hit as a film can get. The buzz surrounding the movie – and the franchise locked and loaded to follow – was immense. Jennifer Lawrence, who had turned heads with her muted performance in 2010’s Winter’s Bone and her flawless […]