Podcasts in Review

May 21, 2015 at 12:00 am | Posted in Interview, Podcasts, Podcasts in Review, Regular Feature, Reviews, Star Wars, Star Wars Rebels, Television, Toys | Leave a comment
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Here is this week’s Podcasts in Review.

Bombad Radio: Star Wars Celebration: Revenge of the Sith 3D episode is hosted by Jeremiah and Jason as Jason talks about seeing Attack of the Clones and Revenge of the Sith in 3D at Star Wars Celebration Anaheim. He compares the 3D quality of all three prequel films, summarizes Dennis Muren’s comments on doing the 3D effects for ROTS, and they talk about the screenings in general. Kind of a neat inside look since I haven’t seen any of the films in 3D. Interesting to hear how far ROTS has come with the latest 3D effects.

Brews and Blasters: Episode #20 features special guest Riley Blanton (Star Wars Report) and is hosted by Joe Tavano. The episode starts out with a little coffee discussion before the meander into some Star Wars and then dig into the Vanity Fair The Force Awakens article. At the end, they do a quick review of Age of Ultron and talk about Whedon’s rift with Marvel. It’s a very casual episode and there are some technical difficulties, but you might want to check it out.

Cloud City Casino: Episode 002 features guest Mark Hurliman as they talk about Celebration. Though, to be honest, it’s mostly Mark talking. Michael gives Mark plenty of room to cover his trip to Disneyland and Celebration with the family, sharing the trial and tribulations, as well as the awesome moments. It’s a fun episode with good audio quality and a great guest making it worth checking out. Continue Reading Podcasts in Review…

Comic Review: ‘Darth Vader #5′

May 20, 2015 at 12:03 am | Posted in Comic Books, Marvel, Reviews, Star Wars | Leave a comment
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Darth Vader #5 reveals who the Dark Lords replacements are, but it holds back on unleashing them. This one will leave you in a hurry to read the next one. Click here to read our full review.

Reviewed By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

Comic Review: ‘Injustice Gods Among Us: Year Four #1′

May 20, 2015 at 12:02 am | Posted in Comic Books, DC Comics, Reviews | Leave a comment
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Injustice Gods Among Us: Year Four kicks off with some greek gods as Batman reaches out for anyone who can help. But he’s not the only Gotham character in play as Montoya goes after Robin and Harley tries to find a friend to revel in some mischief. Click here to read our full review.

Reviewed By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

Book Review: ‘Doomsday’ by Jack McKinney

May 19, 2015 at 12:02 am | Posted in Books, Reviews, Sci-Fi | Leave a comment
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There are many sci-fi franchises out there, and Robotech is one of them. Part of that universe is formed by the Robotech novels written by James Luceno and Brian Daley under the pen name Jack McKinney. As foolhardy as it might be, I dove into the series with book six, Doomsday. Click here to read our full review.

Reviewed By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

Movie Review: ‘Mad Max: Fury Road’

May 16, 2015 at 6:36 pm | Posted in Movies, Reviews | Leave a comment

Me and Mad Max go back a long way. I not only watched the films as a child, but pretending to be Max. He was a part of my childhood. Thus the Mad Max character is one that speaks to me. Consequently, it also meant my expectations were super high.

Mad Max: Fury Road is by the same guy who did all the previous films. Visually, it’s perfect. The visual aesthetics of the film are spot on. From the souped up, post-apocalyptic cars to the fantastically strange characters, the film captures the look and feel of the series and cranks it up a notch like never before. It also has a great supporting cast. The character actors do an excellent job in making their roles interesting, fun and immersive with the word. On top of that, Charlize Theron’s character turns out to be a much more important character than I realized going in. She’s like the Ripley of the film, whereas Tom Hardy is almost more of a Hicks. However, that’s one of my complaints about the film. Continue Reading Movie Review: ‘Mad Max: Fury Road’…

Movie Review: ‘Ex Machina’

May 16, 2015 at 6:06 pm | Posted in Movies, Reviews, scifi/fantasy | Leave a comment

When I first saw the trailer for Ex Machina back in October, I knew it was a film I wanted to go see. For starters, it had two actors that were going to be in the new Star Wars movie. But secondly, it looked like a good flick, something provoking and intelligent. I was not let down.

The movie opens with Caleb (Domhnall Gleeson) winning a trip to visit a famous technology mogul named Nathan (Oscar Isaac). It doesn’t waste any time with the premise and quickly jumps to Nathan’s remote retreat. His estate is hidden away in a green valley between glacial mountains. It’s a beautiful setting, and one the film takes time to occasionally come back to. There Caleb meets Nathan and they make their awkward introductions. Nathan shows him around his extremely chic house before breaking him in on the secret of why he’s here: to test an artificial intelligence. This is were Eva (Alicia Vikander) comes into play, the true star of the film. She is incredibly life like yet completely bizarre. You can see through parts of her body which reveal the mechanical workings within. Yet her face and hands are lifelike, as well as her personality and voice. Continue Reading Movie Review: ‘Ex Machina’…

Podcasts in Review

May 14, 2015 at 12:00 am | Posted in Celebration, Interview, Podcasts, Podcasts in Review, Regular Feature, Reviews, Star Wars | Leave a comment
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Here is this week’s Podcasts in Review.

Assembly of Geeks: they go over some of their experiences at Star Wars Celebration Anaheim. Afterwards they discuss their reactions to the Superman v. Batman: Dawn of Justice trailer, Peggy Carter renewal news, kid who reaches out to George Lucas about Jedi and marriage, they discuss The Force Awakens trailer, and then they have a guest on to talk and speculate about how BB-8 works. With lots of geeky discussion and a heaping dose of Star Wars, this is a good one to add to your playlist.

Bombad Radio: Star Wars: Battlefront Panel features audio from the Star Wars Celebration Anaheim panel. I haven’t had a chance to watch the livestream video so this was a good way for me to catch up on what happened at the panel. Notably the game will be 1st and 3rd person, Sullust is in the game, heroes and villains will be playable, it will be out November 17 with the battle of Jakku DLC coming out December 8 for free. But aside from all that, there’s some fun stories, especially Doug Chiang’s comments about working on the project.

EndorCast: Episode III recaps their experiences at Star Wars Celebration. It’s interesting because in this case, it’s from the viewpoints of members of the Rebel Legion and Mandalorian Mercs. They talk about the events they were able to go to, meeting Dave Filoni, Sam Witwer and Anthony Daniels, the running of the Willrow Hoods, the RebelForce Radio party, the 501st bash, the Willrow Hood ice cream social, and their trooping events. They also have an interview with Felix Silla who talks about The Adam’s Family, Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom, Flash Gordon and Return of the Jedi. I did not know he played Cousin It or that he doubled for Short Round. It’s a cool interview, and if you’re looking for Celebration recaps and stories, they have you covered there too. Continue Reading Podcasts in Review…

Comic Review: ‘Kanan – The Last Padawan #2′

May 13, 2015 at 12:03 am | Posted in Comic Books, Marvel, Reviews, Star Wars | Leave a comment
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Order 66. His master’s last words. Kanan – The Last Padawan #2 puts young Caleb Dume on the run. Click here to read our full review.

Reviewed By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

Comic Review: ‘Superior Iron Man #8′

May 13, 2015 at 12:01 am | Posted in Comic Books, Marvel, Reviews | Leave a comment
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Superior Iron Man #8 continues to struggle with turning a corrupt Tony Stark into an interesting series. With a small cast of characters, it lacks the diversity of other series, and is also missing a hero fans can root for. Click here to read our full review.

Reviewed By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

Book Review: ‘The Murdered Sun’ by Christie Golden

May 12, 2015 at 12:02 am | Posted in Books, Reviews, Sci-Fi, Star Trek | Leave a comment
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Christie Golden’s new Star Wars novel Dark Disciple will be coming out in July, but Star Wars isn’t the sci-fi franchise she started out with. Long before it, she wrote over a dozen Star Trek books. To widen my own field of fandom, I picked up The Murdered Sun by Christie Golden. Click here to read our full review.

Reviewed By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.
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