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: Barbie and the Oscars; Squid Games Season 2; True Detective and Palworld

In this episode I talk about the Oscar nominations for the movie Barbie, I review the Squid Games game show, Young Sheldon and True Detective and I revisit Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker. I also share my first...
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The Break: Star Wars Fans vs Toxic Fandom; Walking to Mordor; the History Lessons of Vinland Saga

In this episode: How Star Wars fans reacted to toxic fandom this week; my journey with Mr. Underhill and John Snowflake in Fantasy Hike; Vinland Saga and the art of making history lessons relevant for today. In the...
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The Break: The Mandalorian and Grogu Movie: Why? Medieval Dynasty and the Harry Potter Reboot

In this episode of the Break: Lots of Star Wars news: All about the new Star Wars movie about the Mandalorian and Grogu, The Mandalorian Season 4 and Ahsoka Season 2 confirmed. Middle-earth experiences in videogames...
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The Break: Is It Time For Women To Shape Star Wars? Middle-earth in 4K; Star Trek Discovery

In this episode of The Break, I share why I’m excited about Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy’s plans for the new Star Wars movie about Rey’s efforts to rebuild the Jedi order. I talk about the fate of Star Trek Discovery and I...
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The Break: New Year’s Break: My Review of Rebel Moon

In this New Year’s episode of The Break I list my favorite movies, TV shows and books of 2023, I review Zack Snyder’s movie ‘Rebel Moon’ and I look forward to what 2024 has in store! In the Premium part of the show...
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The Break: The LEGO Star Wars Holiday Special; Tolkien in Rome; Thermae Romae Novae

In this episode: Why you should (re)watch the LEGO Star Wars Holiday Special Watching the Lord of the Rings Trilogy for Christmas Visiting the JRR Tolkien Exposition in Rome Comparing the xThermae Romae Novae anime...
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The Break: Christmas Movie & TV Specials, Pasta Secrets and Red Rising: Morning Star Review

In this episode, I talk about the new direction Doctor Who is taking in the 60th anniversary specials, I share which traditional Christmas movies I like and don't care for, I talk about the secret to quality pasta...
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The Break: Andor Postponed? Doctor Who: Wild Blue Yonder, Visiting Bagshot Row

In this episode of 'The Break', I explain why Star Wars could benefit from an 'Advent approach' to its tentpole productions, I give my spoiler-free impressions of Doctor Who: Wild Blue Yonder and share some...
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The Break: Doctor Who: The Star Beast Spoiler-free Review | Star Wars in 2024 | Return to Moria | Squid Game: The Challenge

What did you think of the Doctor's return in the first 60th anniversary special? I share my spoiler-free review of "The Star Beast"! The post The Break: Doctor Who: The Star Beast Spoiler-free Review | Star Wars in...
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The Break: 60 Years of Doctor Who; Dave Filoni and the Future of Star Wars; Rings of Power Season 2; more Vinland Saga Thoughts

This year’s Thanksgiving Day also marks the 60th anniversary of Doctor Who. I look back on how this science fiction series impacted my youth and why the Doctor keeps inspiring me. I also talk about the big interview...
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The Break: Is Taika Waititi’s Star Wars movie shelved? Deep Space Nine’s enduring relevancy; Fullmetal Alchemist’s surprising depth

What do we know about Taika Waititi's Star Wars movie? I react to a recent interview with the busy writer/director. Also, I review two of my favorite episodes of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine so far with an unexpected...
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The Break: Can Kevin Feige Save Star Wars? Andy Serkis Reads The Silmarillion; Vinland Saga and History

With both Marvel and Star Wars franchises at a turning point, will MCU's mastermind Kevin Feige take over and save Star Wars? Or is something else necessary to safeguard the future of these storytelling universes? The...
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