The Break

The Break

Hosted by: Fr. Roderick Vonhögen

A weekly show about faith and culture, with movie/tv reviews, questions and answers about faith, books, cooking, technology and video games.

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Episodes

The Break: Why I Love Fantasy Festivals; X-Men 97, Fallout and the Vatican

This weekend, I'm looking forward to seeing a lot of my cosplaying friends again at Haarzuilens Castle during the Elfia Fantasy Festival. I vividly remember my first visit to this festival and how out of place I felt...
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The Break: Tales of the Empire and the one thing lacking in Star Wars: Outlaws

In this episode of The Break, I review the movie 'Tenet' by Christopher Nolan, I watch and review the trailer for Tales of the Empire and I share the one thing that is missing in the story trailer for the game Star...
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The Break: The future of Star Trek, the Star Wars Prequels today, when does faith become superstition?

There is one aspect of Star Trek Discovery that keeps bugging me now that the series enters its final season. And looking back on the Star Wars Prequels: do those movies still hold up after all these years?  I answer...
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The Break: Holy Week and Easter Explained, Fallout, Alien Romulus and Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes

In this week's episode of the Break I talk about Alien: Romulus, about the Fallout TV series and about the trailer for Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes. I also explain the background of Holy Week and Easter. In the...
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The Acolyte, The Three Body Problem and Wonka

In this episode of the Break I share my impressions of the trailer for Star Wars: The Acolyte, I review the first two episodes of the Netflix series The Three Body Problem and I tell you what I thought of 'Wonka'. In...
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The Break: The 2024 Oscars, Frieren, Resident Alien and Iron Gold

In this episode of The Break, I look back at this year's Academy Awards Ceremony, I share why 'Frieren' may be one of the deepest and most thought-provoking anime series I've ever seen and I tell you why Pierce...
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The Break: Across the Spiderverse, James Gunn & Superman, Pope Francis

In this episode: Movies & TV: My review of Spider-Man: Across the Spiderverse James Gunn starts filming Superman. Peculiar Bunch: the one thing I wish Pope Francis wouldn't do In the premium part of the show,...
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The Break: Avatar: The Last Airbender (Netflix); Bad Batch Season 3; Rereading the Lord of the Rings

In this episode of The Break I share my first impressions of the live action series 'Avatar: The Last Airbender' and of season 3 of Star Wars: The Bad Batch. I also talk about rereading Lord of the Rings and about the...
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The Break: Madame Web, Captain Rambeau, My New Book

In this episode of The Break I talk about the new Sony movie 'Madame Web' and about the core problem of the movie industry, I review the Marvel Comic 'Monica Rambeau: Photon'. And I talk about my new book 'Lent for...
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The Break: The Marvels, Guardians of the Galaxy vol.3 and The New Look

In this episode of The Break, I review The Marvels and the Guardians of the Galaxy vol. 3. Tip: The New Look on Apple TV Plus. In the premium part of the show available to my patrons, I explain why Tolkien didn't like...
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The Break: RIP Carl Weathers; My First Tolkien Webinar; Pluto Review

In this episode of The Break: Star Wars: the death of Carl Weathers My Tolkien Webinar on Ash Wednesday Pluto (Anime series on Netflix) first impressions How sleep impacts my reading focus Marvel Unlimited: Infinity...
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The Break: The Creator Review; Ancient Rome and Alexandria on TV; The Apprentice in the Kitchen

In this episode: The Creator by Gareth Edwards (Rogue One) Rome (HBO Max) Trauma responses in Vinland Saga Book review: ‘The apprentice: my life in the kitchen’ by Jacques Pepin In the premium episode for my patrons:...
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