Book Review: ‘The Herald’ by Ed Greenwood

June 24, 2014 at 12:00 am | Posted in Books, Fantasy, Reviews | Leave a comment
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Ed Greenwood brings an end to The Sundering with The Herald. However, can his book do the series justice by wrapping up this massive, world changing event in just one final novel? More importantly, can a new reader like me jump into an Ed Greenwood book and fall in love with a character like Elminster so late in his career? Click here to read our full review and find out.

Reviewed By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

Podcasts in Review

June 19, 2014 at 12:00 am | Posted in 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:To Nerdrage or Not to Nerdrage” features special guest host Jen Rhodes (Anomaly Podcast) as they talk about the TMZ Star Wars photos, what they want to see return to Star Wars Episode VII, and what they don’t want to come back. Plus there’s the news that Billy Dee Williams will indeed be doing voicework for Star Wars Rebels. They also cover the news of the two new Star Wars actresses and explore how this reflects on the initial complaints of there not being enough women. Wrapping up their Star Wars coverage is the Leia campaign for more Leia Disney merchandise. Aside from Star Wars, they get into the Ant Man movie and change of writers, Ghostbusters’ theatrical re-release on August 29th, the She-Hulk controversy stirred up by David S. Goyer, and their spoiler free thoughts on X-Men: Days of Future Past. A great episode to listen to for well rounded coverage of all things cool.

Bombad Radio: Episode 151 marks third anniversary. They cover their murky origins, jump into some DC superhero discussion, compare some of the best and worst third movies in a trilogy, and then speak with special guest Diamond Dallas Page. DDP of course talks about wrestling, how he got started, hitting the big time, and also talks about how he got into the whole Yoga thing and the success he’s had with DDP Yoga. I’m a bit of a wrestling fan, so I really dug the interview.

Bombad Radio’s June Free-For-All has an awesome panel of hosts including Dan Zehr and Cory Clubb from Coffee with Kenobi and Juno Eclipse voice actress Nathalie Cox. As can be expected, they get into a lot of fun discussions. They talk (spoiler free) about Godzilla and director Gareth Edwards who is slated for the first Star Wars stand-alone film. They talk about his writer Gary Whitta, about J.J. Abrams and what they expect from him in Star Wars Episode VII considering all the good things he’s done so far. They touch on Cloverfield, Lost, and even lament the lack of The Force Unleashed III. I highly recommend checking this episode out for some great discussion.

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Comic Review: ‘Son of Dathomir #2′

June 18, 2014 at 12:02 am | Posted in Comic Books, Dark Horse, Reviews, Star Wars | Leave a comment
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darth-maul-son-of-dathomir-2Dooku and Grievous push Maul into a full retreat in the hopes of drawing out Mother Talzin. But will the Dathomiri witch Sidious is so eager to get rid of fall for such a ploy or will she turn the attackers into the prey? Click here to read our full review of Darth Maul: Son of Dathomir #2.

Reviewed By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

Podcasts in Review

June 12, 2014 at 12:01 am | Posted in Disney, Interview, Podcasts in Review, Regular Feature, Reviews, Star Wars, Star Wars Rebels, Television | Leave a comment
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Here is this week’s Podcasts in Review.

Coffee with Kenobi: Rebels Reactions with Vanessa Marshall is a great interview diving deep into the character of Hera Syndulla (without any spoilers of course). Vanessa talks about Star Wars Rebels, the films and fandom.

Full of Sith: Episode LXVII features hosts Mike, Bryan and special host Amy Ratcliffe who fills in for Bobby this week. They talk about the Force for Change contest and video and some Episode VII rumors. Later in the show, Craig Dickinson joins them for more Star Wars in the classroom as his students finish up The Phantom Menace, knock out Attack of the Clones and move into Revenge of the Sith. What questions did the kids ask? What elements surprised them? Tune in to find out. It’s actually a pretty fun feature of the recent shows.

Geek Out Loud: Episode 89 is co-hosted by Teresa Delgado and features a great conversation with her and Steve recapping Star Wars Weekends and the RebelForce meetup. Afterwards they cover listener questions regarding Padme losing the will to live, why Return of the Jedi is the best film, and off the wall topics like Steve Glosson bobble head merchandise. They talk Disney, they talk movies, even Teresa’s husband Greg shows up. All in all, it’s a great show full of fun Star Wars conversation with two excellent Star Wars fans. Steve and Teresa are a winning combination as podcast hosts. Even though they had some technical difficulties in this show, I’d still mark them as the pick of the week in regards to Star Wars podcasts.

Jedi Journals: June 2014 Episode is definitely worth checking out. As usual, they cover book and comic news, recent releases, and upcoming releases. They also have special guests Erich and Joe from Star Wars Books on for just about the whole show. They do a reading from The Empire Striketh Back, talk about upcoming con events, and reveal some awesome news. At San Diego Comic Con the Del Rey booth will be giving away a special advance copy of John Jackson Miller’s A New Dawn with a variant Doug Wheatley cover and snippets from the other upcoming adult Star Wars novels in the back. If you’re heading to SDCC, this is a chance to get a full copy of A New Dawn months in advance of everyone else for free. Hearing Joe’s voice, I also finally make the connection to who Johnny Star Wars is. Plus I learned that OfficialPix has limited signed hardcover copies of Warwick Davis’ autobiography Size Matters Not. Pretty good deal for a signed hardcover. Overall, great episode to check out. Continue Reading Podcasts in Review…

Comic Review: ‘Star Wars #18′

June 11, 2014 at 12:02 am | Posted in Comic Books, Dark Horse, Reviews, Star Wars | Leave a comment

Star Wars #18 brings an end to the Leia marriage arc and steps ever closer to the end of the series. There’s just two more issues to go, and Star Wars #18 packs in a lot of action. Click here to read our full review.

Reviewed By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

Movie Review: ‘Edge of Tomorrow’

June 8, 2014 at 5:31 pm | Posted in Movies, Reviews, scifi/fantasy | Leave a comment
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edge-of-tomorrow-posterEdge of Tomorrow is like a military sci-fi version of Groundhog Day. There’s of course the repeating day gimmick, but there’s also the humor, the serious element of the story and great acting. All in all, it’s a very entertaining film and worth seeing on the big screen. Now for the nitty gritty. Continue Reading Movie Review: ‘Edge of Tomorrow’…

Podcasts in Review

June 5, 2014 at 12:00 am | Posted in 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.

501stCast: Episode 82 has a complete rundown on 501st Legion events and con reports (a great way to catch up on what they’ve been up to and to get an idea of just what the 501st does) plus they have a nice little treat with audio clips of all the special Star Wars actor messages that were done for The Empire Strikes Back.

Assembly of Geeks:Taking Geek Characters to Court” starts out with Scott’s thoughts on Godzilla (pretty lite on spoilers) then cuts over to their special guest Jessica Mederson (Legal Geeks) who they talk with about Marvel, Star Wars, Samuel Jackson, and some fun geek legality ‘what ifs’. Note that Tricia is absent on this episode, but it’s still a good episode and worth checking out. Jessica turned out to be a really fun guest and I look forward to her returning in the future.

Bombad Radio: Episode 149 is yet another outstanding interview, this time with Star Wars author John Jackson Miller. John talks a little about his upcoming Star Wars Rebels novel A New Dawn, how the project got started, coordinating with the story group and later finding out the canon news and the new state of the EU. I thought it was very interesting to hear that he started the book not knowing it was going to end up being the first official canon novel. It’s also interesting to hear that he doesn’t consider this to just be a prequel story for the show but a fully fledged story anyone can jump into and enjoy. Plus he mentions how cool it is to finally write about TIE fighters. The hosts go one to ask John some questions on KOTOR, Knight Errant, Kenobi, the Lost Tribe, and then traverse into a very cool discussion on comics and the comic industry. I highly recommend giving this one a listen and be sure to check out John’s comic book site Comichron.

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Comic Review: ‘Injustice Gods Among Us: Year Two #5′

June 4, 2014 at 12:05 am | Posted in Comic Books, DC Comics, Reviews | Leave a comment
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In the war between super heroes, the Green Lantern Corps takes the fight to Superman. But who will win? Click here to read our full review of Injustice Gods Among Us: Year Two #5.

Reviewed By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

Podcasts in Review

May 29, 2014 at 12:05 am | Posted in Episode VII, Interview, Movies, Podcasts in Review, Regular Feature, Reviews, Star Wars | Leave a comment
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podcastsinreviewHere is this week’s Podcasts in Review.

Assembly of Geeks:Surviving A Giant Monster Attack” kicks off with a monster themed intro then segues into a discussion on how the military would deal with Godzilla. They also talk about the Star Trek 3 director, Denis Lawson’s response to Episode VII,  the Zac Efron Daredevil rumor, the Channing Tatum Gambit rumor, the look of Ben Affleck in the batsuit and the batmobile, and Jessie Eisenberg playing Lex Luthor. They also talk about tv series season finales like Once Upon A Time, Castle, Agents of SHIELD, Person of Interest, Revenge, The Black List, The Goldbergs and Arrow. Tons of movie and television discussion which makes this a good episode for catching up on entertainment news.

Bombad Radio: Episode 147 gives a quick recap of their past Mass Effect coverage and interviews before announcing their plans to renew coverage as things get heated up for Mass Effect 4 which will be getting press at this year’s E3. After that, they talk with Jeopardy champion Arthur Chu. I know, it’s an odd choice of a guest for podcast that typically features Star Wars, film and video game celebrities, but it’s actually kind of interesting. Arthur talks about what’s involved in getting on the show, how you can prep for it, and the fallout of going viral. He also talks about voice over work, a field he’s trying to break out in.

Episode 148 has a nice audio recording of Nick Gillard’s panel at Salt Lake Fan Experience. Nick Gillard is the stunt coordinator who choreographed the lightsaber fights for the prequels. He talks about becoming a stunt man, the hardest stunts, working on Indiana Jones, sword fighting with the Star Wars actors, his favorite stunt, choreographing the fights and much more. The Q&A at the end asked him about the Grievous versus Obi-Wan scene, what actor was the hardest to work with (which turned out to be Ian) and some funny off the wall questions. Good episode to check out. Continue Reading Podcasts in Review…

Movie Review: ‘X-Men: Days of Future Past’

May 28, 2014 at 1:22 pm | Posted in Comic Books, Entertainment, Marvel, Movies, Reviews, scifi | Leave a comment
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urlFox’s X-Men once again took the world by storm this past weekend, with big box office numbers and glowing reviews. The ‘inbetweequal’ as it is called, X-Men: Days of Future Past, is once again directed by franchise starter Bryan Singer, who utilizes both generations of X-Men casts. With Hugh Jackman returning as Wolverine for the seventh time, other stars Patrick Stewart, Ian McKellen, Michael Fassbender, James McAvoy, Halle Berry,  Peter Dinklage, and Jennifer Lawrence round out the principal cast. Does the film stand up against all the hype? Hit the jump to find out!

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