‘Blade Squadron’ on StarWars.com

August 25, 2015 at 4:28 am | Posted in Star Wars, Star Wars Insider | Leave a comment
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blade-squadron-3The short story Blade Squadron (part 1 of 2) is up right now on StarWars.com. Originally featured in Star Wars Insider, it’s now up where everyone can read it for free. Written by David J. Williams and Mark S. Williams and with illustrations by Chris Trevas, part two will be up next month followed by a third brand new story which will appear in Star Wars Insider #160. Click here to check out part one.

Posted By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

Monday Funny: Kingsman Honest Trailer

August 24, 2015 at 12:41 pm | Posted in Humor, Monday Funny, Regular Feature | Leave a comment
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Happy Birthday, Kenny Baker

August 24, 2015 at 12:00 am | Posted in Birthday, Star Wars | Leave a comment

Today we wish a happy birthday to Kenny Baker who turns 81.

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Movie Review: ‘Ant-Man’

August 23, 2015 at 8:14 am | Posted in Marvel, Movies, Reviews | 1 Comment

Marvel has been on a role ever since Iron Man came out in 2008. After seeing Guardians of the Galaxy, a film about a bunch of characters I’ve never heard of, I thought maybe they could do no wrong. But Ant-Man? How could that be any good? What kind of superhero has ant powers? Well, go figure, they still can do no wrong. Ant-Man is good.

The thing that made Iron Man so good was Robert Downey Jr.’s performance as Tony Stark. He made that movie. Audiences fell in love with his character. The same can be said for Paul Rudd. What Downey did with Iron Man, Rudd does with Ant-Man. He’s funny, he can be serious, he lives the character. When watching the film, I believed he was Ant-Man. I never questioned it. Throw it great performances from Michael Pena, Evangeline Lilly, Michael Douglas and even the bad guy, Corey Stoll, who just oozes slime ball. He’s the kind of villain you just love to hate. They all come together to make a great movie that, in my case, beat expectations. Continue Reading Movie Review: ‘Ant-Man’…

Movie Review: ‘The Man From U.N.C.L.E.’

August 23, 2015 at 7:55 am | Posted in Movies, Reviews | 2 Comments

The Man From U.N.C.L.E. was an old television series than ran in the 60’s way before my time. That said, I was aware of the show as well as the lead actor in the series, Robert Vaughn. Flash forward to now, and director Guy Ritchie presents a new take on the series with an origin film showing something the television show never did: how did these characters meet? The result is a gorgeous looking film that’s a lot of fun. It’s part spy movie, part con flick and even a little rom-com.

The movie stars Henry Cavill, Armie Hammer and Alicia Vikander. The three of them work together perfectly in the film creating an entertaining trio as they bounce off each other and utilize their collective talent for the missions before them. Henry Cavill comes off his stint as Superman to play a role that fits seamlessly into the world of the old 60’s tv actors. His voice may sound a little stilted to some viewers, but I think it’s a fun nod to actors of that generation. It adds to the atmosphere and the character. Once you get over the voice, his charm and competence comes into play for a con man who is not to be underestimated but is never short of a good joke. Hammer, on the other hand, may be best known for his role as the Lone Ranger, for better or worse, but I think he’s done a great job in this film as the slightly psychotic KGB agent. He’s got a temper but he’s very useful and hard to stop. Rounding out the main cast is Alicia Vikander who was the robot in Ex Machina. Going from eerie artificial construct to a German mechanic swept up in a hunt for an ex-Nazi rocket scientist, she makes the switch beautifully, bringing lots of humor and life to the character. Continue Reading Movie Review: ‘The Man From U.N.C.L.E.’…

Hasbro “Force Friday” Catalog

August 22, 2015 at 6:21 am | Posted in Collecting, Star Wars, Toys | Leave a comment

hasbro-force-fridayYou can check out the Hasbro “Force Friday” catalog on Imgur thanks to user Alcapwner. And remember to check the shelves now for extreme discounts on Star Wars products they’re trying to get rid of to make more room.

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Around the Web

August 21, 2015 at 12:00 am | Posted in Around the Web, Art, Books, Conventions, DK, Events, Movies, News, Regular Feature, Sci-Fi, Star Wars, Star Wars Books, Star Wars News, Star Wars Rebels, Television, Toys | Leave a comment
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Here is this week’s Around the Web.

Book News

  • Troy Denning posted a mini-excerpt from his upcoming book Halo: Last Light which will be out September 15th.

“Special Inspector Veta Lopis had been raised to hate and fear everything about the United Nations Space Command, from its sheer might and criminal war practices to the murderous thugs it called Spartans.”

Convention & Event News Continue Reading Around the Web…

Podcasts in Review

August 20, 2015 at 12:01 am | Posted in Interview, Podcasts, Podcasts in Review, Regular Feature, Reviews, Star Wars | Leave a comment

Here is this week’s Podcasts in Review.

Coffee With Kenobi: Episode 41 has some discussion of the Topps Star Wars Trading Card game and news. The Bearded Trio segment has some audio of Michael J. Fox from a Back to the Future panel, as well as some audio on a sequel to Gremlins. Then Bryan, Bobby and Mike from Full of Sith drop by with Cory and Dan to talk Star Wars, Legends, canon, tv and films as it all relates to storytelling past and present. This leads to some intriguing and entertaining discussion of books and comics and what stories they’d like to see as well as what they don’t want to see. Everything wraps up with listener feedback. Good episode.

Disney Vault Talk: Jungle Book episode starts with listener feedback. For the main discussion, they have guest Jimmy Mac join them as they dive into Disney’s The Jungle Book complete with fun facts, favorite memories and even some singing. It’s a lot of fun and well worth checking out.

Fly Casual: Episode 51 is a reviews and rumors episode. They cover Star Wars #7 and Kanan – The Last Padawan #4. There’s another “Tarkin Bite of the Week”, then Star Wars Episode VIII rumors, The Force Awakens rumors, Netflix rumors and more. No Corey in this episode, but it’s still pretty good.

Continue Reading Podcasts in Review…

Marvel Star Wars Solicitations for November 2015

August 19, 2015 at 4:44 pm | Posted in Art, Comic Books, Marvel, Star Wars | Leave a comment
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Marvel has released their comic solicitations for November 2015. Here’s the Star Wars rundown.

Darth Vader #12

Writer: Kieron Gillen
Artist/Cover Artist: Salvador Larroca

Vader’s machinations have him painted into a corner…but no one puts Vader in a corner. The hit series’ second arc concludes here!

Details: 32 pages, Rated T, $3.99
Release Date: November 4, 2015 Continue Reading Marvel Star Wars Solicitations for November 2015…

Comic Review: ‘Lando #2’

August 19, 2015 at 12:05 am | Posted in Comic Books, Marvel, Reviews, Star Wars | Leave a comment

Lando #2 doesn’t miss a beat as it keeps up the action of the heist and cranks up the surprise. There’s a lot of fun to be had in this one. Click here to read our full review.

Reviewed By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.
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