Sorcerer’s Stone: Highlighted Key Differences Between the Novel & Film

October 25th, 2020

"You're saying it wrong," Harry heard Hermione snap. "It's Wing-gar-dium Levi-o-sa, make the 'gar' nice and long." Chase & Josh are back at it again coming in hot with the newest episode on the fan-favorite franchise! Join us as the Riddikulus Crew closes out the first installment of the Harry Potter series, The Sorcerer's Stone by highlighting some of the major key differences between the novel and the film. From the lack of the Midnight Duel, to Norbert the Norwegian Ridgeback's departure and the Trial's Through the Trap Door, there are enough alterations to make you second guess what you though you knew. With the in-depth analysis that you've come to know from us here at Fact or Fantasy, we detail both major and minor differences that stuck out to us. Covering some deviations that really changed the story, and some that stood the test of time, you really don't want to miss how we close out Sorcerer's Stone in style. In the words of Ron Weasley "HAVE YOU GONE MAD? ARE YOU A WITCH OR NOT?" (when Hermione cracks under pressure and looks for wood to start a fire to burn the Devil's Snare, forgetting she knows magic).

Harry Potter & the Sorcerer’s Stone: Review & Evaluation Part 1

October 18th, 2020

"Remember, Firenze, we are sworn not to set ourselves against the heavens. Have we not read what is to come in the movements of the planets?" Bane the centaur says to Firenze. The arc you have all been waiting for is here at last, the Riddikulus Crew takes on the Harry Potter franchise from now until the end of 2020, closing out the very first season of Chase & Josh: Fact or Fantasy! Starting with the first book and movie The Sorcerer's Stone, Chase & Josh will take you on a journey into the hidden depths of this series. We outline 5 major points to cover for each installment of the Harry Potter Franchise. 1) Favorite & Significant Moments 2) Foreshadowed Events 3) Plot Holes & Discrepancies 4) Top 5 Magical Creatures for each book/movie 5) Interesting Facts. So grab your broomsticks and your wands and enjoy the holiday season because we kick off this saga in style with a 4 HOUR PREMIERE!! We saved the best for last folks, so let's have some fun and we will see you at Hogwarts. In the words of Firenze the centaur, " Good luck, Harry Potter. The planets have been read wrongly before now, even by centaurs. I hope this is one of those times."

Westworld Season 3 Part 3 (Ep. 7&8) Review & Evaluation

October 11th, 2020

"Every Revolution needs a leader." Dolores tells Caleb. This week the Riddikulus Crew concludes Season 3 of Westworld, detailing Episodes 7&8 in addition to giving their final thoughts on the series as a whole so far. Follow along as we dive deep into the final episodes of Season 3 as well as the series itself to this point! We learn about Caleb's true past, Bernard and Stubbs cross paths with their former boss, Serac pulls out all stops to take Delores out and Maeve has a world-altering decision to make. Chase & Josh are excited to analyze and break down the pending revolution in detail concerning turning points for characters, decisions made, the reason behind them, and moments that build up to the climax. With conflicting loyalties on multiple fronts, the place the outliers were reprogrammed where a secret weapon lies forgotten, chaos in the streets and two epic showdowns between two fan-favorites, you do not want to miss this action-packed season defining segment here at Fact or Fantasy! In the words of Delores, "I've died many times, but there's only one real end. I will write this one myself."

Westworld Season 3 Part 2 (Ep. 4-6) Review & Evaluation

October 4th, 2020

"I think humanity is a thin layer of bacteria on a ball of mud hurtling through the void. I think if there was a god, he would've given up on us long ago. He gave us a paradise and we used everything up. We dug up every ounce of energy and burned it. We consume and excrete. Use and destroy. Then we sit here on a neat little pile of ashes having squeezed anything of value out of this planet and we ask ourselves 'why are we here?' You wanna know what I think your purpose is? It's obvious. You're here along with the rest of us to speed the entropic death of this planet. To service the chaos. We're maggots eating a corpse." says William. Picking right back up where we left off last week, Chase & Josh plunge into Part 2 of Season 3 detailing Episodes 4, 5 and 6. Bernard and Stubbs race against Delores and Caleb to get to a very important technocrat, Maeve is given an ultimatum, we learn who Delores brought with her from Westworld and William gets double crossed by a member of the Delos board. The intensity is ramped up when the people of the world get a glimpse into how their life is likely to pan out, while Serac's bid for Delos and Delores' need for the host making data that Delos possesses only adds fuel to the fire of an already action filled season. The Riddikulus Crew will take you through the ins and outs of every important quote, foreshadowed moment and the motivation of each character throughout these critical episodes. Considering that we are closing out Westworld next week here at Fact or Fantasy (for now), this one's a must see! As the host impersonating Charlotte Hale tells Delores, "The tracker in our friends blood paid off. I've got the location you're looking for, but we have a fucking problem. They recovered Connells' pearl."

Westworld Season 3 Part 1 (Ep. 1-3) Review & Evaluation

September 27th, 2020

"You said they built the world to be a game and then they rigged it. To make sure they always won." Caleb says to the voice of his closest friend Francis. Season 3 is upon us as the Riddikulus Crew makes its's way through this storied series! With an upgrade to a an already star-studded cast; The additions of Aaron Paul, Kid Cudi, Marshawn Lynch and Michael Ealy make this season a must see for all fans! With Dolores having time out in the real world to put her plan in motion, Bernard looking for ways to save both species and a system that can strategize outcomes to predict future occurrences for both the planet and the people, Chase & Josh have their hands full as they dissect the positives and negatives Season 3 produced. With a new super villain that happens to be the richest man in the world, the action doesn't stop. As Engerraund Serac tells Maeve "We are in the middle of a war and I need your help to win it."

Westworld Season 2 Part 3 (Ep. 8-10) Review & Evaluation

September 20th, 2020

"Death is a passage from this brutal world. You don't deserve the exit." Akecheta says to The Man In Black. This week the Riddikulus Crew closes out the thought invoking and psychologically thrilling Season 2 of Westworld, tackling Episodes 8, 9 & 10. We detail the life and backstory of a prominent member of Ghost Nation, we dive into Williams past and the night that changed him and his family's life forever, and start the quest for The Valley Beyond. Join us this week as Season 2 has so many twists and turns, we want to bring them all to light and show where each one originated and how everything was carefully put into motion. Additionally, we finally learn the full extent and intention of Delos' secret project! As The Forge tells Bernard, "Their world is not for the faint of heart, Bernard. It's winner take all. The hosts are... unlikely to survive out there. But armed with this knowledge, SHE might."

Westworld Season 2 Part 2 (Ep. 5-7) Review & Evaluation

September 13th, 2020

"I did see you, Teddy. These past few days, I've seen you so clearly. And I've seen you're not gonna make it." Dolores tells Teddy before making a few... alterations on our good ole boy. Continue on through the Riddikulus journey into Season 2 of Westworld! This week we tackle Part 2 of Season 2 which will encompass Episodes 5-7. We dive deeper into Shogun World where Maeve learns a newfound ability, we find out more about William's (The Man In Black) mysterious daughter Emily, and Dolores' father holds the key to everything. Bernard takes a trip inside The Cradle and finds someone he wasn't expecting.... Don't miss it as we hit our mid-way point through this brain teaser of a 2nd Season! As Charlotte Hale tells Ashley Stubbs, "The project is a turning point for the human species, Stubbs."

Westworld Season 2 Part 1 (Ep. 1-4) Review & Evaluation

September 6th, 2020

"I'm frightened of what you might become. What path you might take." Arnold tells Dolores and if that's not the foreshadow of the series, we don't know what is! Season 2 follows the jaw dropping conclusion of Season 1 when Dolores seemingly finds her own voice, develops consciousness and makes her own choices. No matter how terrifying. She is hell bent on making the guests and all humans pay for what they've done to her and the other hosts. We meet the Head of Operations at Delos in Karl Strand, some old familiar faces reappear and worlds other than just Westworld are introduced! If you thought Season 1 had some twists and turns, you're in for a treat. This week the Riddikulus Crew breaks down Part 1 (Ep.1-4) of Season 2 detailing easy to miss "Easter eggs" and foreshadowed moments while debating the hot topics of the series to this point! As Robert Ford tells William a.k.a The Man In Black, "You've made it to the center of Arnold's maze. But now, you're in my game.''

Westworld Season 1 Part 3 (Ep. 8-10) Review & Evaluation

August 30th, 2020

"Out. You both keep assuming that I want out. Whatever that is. If it's such a wonderful place out there, why are you all clamoring to get in here?" Dolores asks Logan and William. Join the Riddikulus Crew as we finish up with Season 1 before we board the train to Season 2! The center of the maze, Robert Ford 's new narrative, Maeve's new journey, Dolores has a secret and Bernard is caught in the middle of it all. How does it unfold? Is it all just a story? Are the hosts beginning to develop free will, does Delos have a larger secret kept under rug? Stick with Chase & Josh here at Fact or Fantasy and you will find out! as Robert Ford tells Bernard, "In order to escape this place, you will need to suffer more."

Westworld Season 1 Part 2 (Ep. 5-7) Review & Evaluation

August 23rd, 2020

"Everything in this world is magic, except to the magician." Robert Ford. The Riddikulus Crew continue their Westworld breakdown as they dive into Episodes 5, 6 & 7 of Season 1. Dolores, Logan and William arrive in Pariah to find a familiar face in El Lazo. Bernard learns of Dr. Ford's unregistered hosts, Maeve begins to bend Felix to her will and Elsie makes a shocking discovery. Episode 7 ends with the series' first big twist, one of many sure to come. Chase & Josh invite you to saddle up and meet us in the wild west where we will give you in depth analysis of the shows "easy-to-miss" moments, show evidences of foreshadowing later events and detail when past dialogue comes to present fruition. In the words of William, "I used to think this place was all about pandering to your basic instincts, now I understand. It doesn't cater to your lowest self, it reveals your deepest self. It shows you who you really are."

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