Movie Review: ‘The Accountant’

October 21, 2016 at 5:18 pm | Posted in Movies, Reviews | Leave a comment

If you like action movies with deep characters and an intellectual bent, then The Accountant is worth checking out. Ben Affleck does a great job in this one tackling a role that brings awareness to autism in a very weird way. Rather than showing how people with autism can go on to live normal lives, The Accountant shows how they can be deadly assassins and super criminals. As tongue and cheek as that might sound, the movie really does have some great characters and tells a very entertaining story.

At the helm is director Gavin O’Connor who has done some tv work, but also did Jane Got a Gun which came out earlier this year. Through this film, he tells what could have easily been just another Hollywood action flick. Ben Affleck is an accountant who handles the books of some very notorious criminals, and as such, has to deal with the violent fallout that comes in the business. Rathern than being a typical bookworm, he’s full on Jason Bourne as he takes bad guys out in hand-to-hand combat or with an arsenal of weaponry. Yet this isn’t a film that’s about action and explosions. Instead, it builds characters and lays out a story with a couple layers to it. There are bursts of action in between long periods of character development. It’s not a movie that’s all out action. There’s also some jumping around in the timeline with flashbacks, but the movie does it very well so even when it jumps around, it does so rather seamlessly. Continue Reading Movie Review: ‘The Accountant’…

Around the Web

October 21, 2016 at 12:01 am | Posted in Around the Web, Art, Books, Collecting, Comic Books, Conventions, Del Rey, Events, Marvel, Movies, Random House, Regular Feature, Star Wars, Star Wars Books, Star Wars Rebels, Television, Toys, trailers, Video Games | Leave a comment

Here is this week’s Around the Web news roundup of Star Wars and beyond.

Art News

  • Fans of Alex Maleev‘s Vader Down #1 variant cover can now pick up the original art, if you’ve got $4,500.
  • Dave Dorman also had some original art for sale. While the pieces have already been sold, they’re still pretty awesome to look at.

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Marvel Star Wars Solicitations January 2017

October 20, 2016 at 4:55 pm | Posted in Art, Comic Books, Marvel, News, Star Wars, Star Wars News | Leave a comment
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Marvel has released their solicitations for January 2017. Here’s the Star Wars rundown.

Poe Dameron #10

Writer: Charles Soule
Artist/Cover Artist: Phil Noto
Variant Cover: Stuart Immonen (Star Wars 40th Anniversary)

Poe and Threepio’s covert mission comes to an end! Can they escape with their informant intact? Or will Terex’s past come back to haunt them?

Details: 32 pages, Rated T, $3.99, ongoing
Release Date: January 11, 2017

Doctor Aphra #3

Writer: Kieron Gillen
Artist: Kev Walker
Cover Artist: Kamome Shirahama
Variant Cover: Juan Gimenez (Star Wars 40th Anniversary)

Aphra’s hunt for the Ordu Aspectu has led to the last place she wants to be…an Imperial encampment! The good doctor, her deadly droids and her Wookiee companion are in for trouble…

Details: 32 pages, Rated T, $3.99, ongoing
Release Date: January 18, 2017

Star Wars #27

Writer: Jason Aaron
Artist: Salvador Larroca
Cover Artist: Stuart Immonen
Variant Covers: Ryan Stegman (Star Wars 40th Anniversary), John Tyler Christopher (Action Figure)

Master Yoda finds himself on an all-new world…full of vicious, mysteriously powered children?! Not easy, will this be.

Details: 32 pages, Rated T, $3.99, ongoing
Release Date: January 25, 2017

Star Wars Legends Epic Collection: The Newspaper Strips Vol. 1 TPB

Writers: Russ Manning, Steve Gerber, Russ Helm, Archie Goodwin
Pencillers: Russ Manning, Alfredo Alcala, Al Williamson
Cover Artist: Al Williamson

Classic tales of Star Wars, from the funny pages to your bookshelves! Beginning in 1979, fans got a daily dose of a galaxy far, far away in their newspapers — now, with this volume, you can savor those stories without the 24-hour wait! C-3PO chronicles the adventures of the Rebel heroes! Luke takes his chances on a gambler’s world! A sojourn on Tatooine is anything but peaceful! Princess Leia is put to work as an Imperial servant! Han Solo makes another Kessel Run! Han and Chewie get more than they bargained for on a job! And Boba Fett makes his print debut! Collecting CLASSIC STAR WARS: THE EARLY ADVENTURES #1-9, CLASSIC STAR WARS: HAN SOLO AT STARS’ END #1-3, CLASSIC STAR WARS #1-3 and material from CLASSIC STAR WARS #4.

Details: 472 pages, Rated T, $39.99
Release Date: January 25, 2017

Star Wars Legends Epic Collection: The Empire Vol. 3 TPB

Writers: Haden Blackman, Randy Stradley, Tim Siedell
Pencillers: Agustin Alessio, Gabriel Guzman, Douglas Wheatley, Stephen Thompson, Ivan Fernandez
Cover Artist: Dave Wilkins

Dark times for the galaxy! But will the Empire’s rise be forestalled when Emperor Palpatine is left at death’s door? Or will Darth Vader find a way to save him in the ominous Ghost Prison? As the Dark Lord takes a killer under his wing, it could be grave news for a group of Jedi youths — but when Master Dass Jennir reunites with the Uhumele’s ragtag crew, Vader himself will be the target! But the Empire’s enforcer does not go down easily — just ask the eight assassins who try and fail. The man who hired them will risk everything on the ninth. Collecting STAR WARS: DARTH VADER AND THE GHOST PRISON #1-5, STAR WARS: DARK TIMES — FIRE CARRIER #1-5, STAR WARS: DARK TIMES — A SPARK REMAINS #1-5 and STAR WARS: DARTH VADER AND THE NINTH ASSASSIN #1-5.

Details: 472 pages, Rated T, $39.99
Release Date: February 8, 2017

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‘Catalyst’ Excerpt and James Luceno Interview

October 20, 2016 at 4:12 pm | Posted in Books, Del Rey, Interview, News, Random House, Star Wars, Star Wars Books, Star Wars News | Leave a comment
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USA Today has an excerpt for James Luceno’s upcoming Rogue One novel Catalyst as well as an interview James. Click here to check it out.

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Podcasts in Review

October 20, 2016 at 12:01 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: Mini-Force Friday and Meeting the Son of Zorn covers Force Friday and how it compared to last years plus they have on guest Johnny Pemberton of Son of Zorn.

Assembly of Geeks: Reacting to Luke Cage and NYCC 2016 starts with their thoughts on the new Luke Cage show, they talk about the new animated Batman movie and the possibility of William Shatner playing Two Face, they talk about the Agent Carter and Constantine animated roles, the Power Rangers trailer and the Doctor Who spinoff trailer. Good episode.

Beltway Banthas: Episode 14 features guest Mike O’Connor as they talk about conservative and liberal elements reflected in Star Wars. It’s a very interesting discussion. I highly recommend checking it out. Continue Reading Podcasts in Review…

Comic Review: ‘I Hate Fairyland #10’

October 19, 2016 at 12:08 am | Posted in Comic Books, Image, Reviews | Leave a comment
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I Hate Fairyland #10 is out today from Image Comics. This issue wraps up the second arc and it does it with style. Click here to read our full review.

Reviewed By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

Comic Review: ‘Darth Vader #25’

October 19, 2016 at 12:04 am | Posted in Comic Books, Reviews, Star Wars, Marvel | Leave a comment

Darth Vader #25 brings the series to an end and it does so with style. Click here to read our full review (with spoilers).

Reviewed By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

Comic Review: ‘Han Solo #4’

October 19, 2016 at 12:03 am | Posted in Comic Books, Marvel, Star Wars | Leave a comment

Han Solo #4 keeps the series running at a high point with excellent artwork and writing. Click here to read our full review.

Reviewed By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

Comic Review: ‘The Force Awakens #5’

October 19, 2016 at 12:01 am | Posted in Comic Books, Marvel, Star Wars | Leave a comment

The Force Awakens #5 brings this lackluster adaptation closer to an end. Click here to read our full review.

Reviewed By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

Databurst From the 501st

October 19, 2016 at 12:00 am | Posted in 501st, Charity, Conventions, Databurst From the 501st, Events, Star Wars | Leave a comment

501stLogoLatest Databurst From the 501st covering 501st Legion event news from October 19 to 25th. Lot of Star Wars Reads Day events coming up, so keep your eyes open. As always, be sure to mark your calendars and support your local garrisons.

October 19

  • Georgia Garrison will be in Dahlonega, GA for Star Wars Reads Day at Lumpkin Co Library from 3:30 to 5:00 PM.
  • Star Garrison will be in Canutillo, TX for a Star Wars Reads Day event.

October 20

  • Central California Garrison will be in Hanford, CA for the Sierra Pacific High School Band Boosters Fall Festival from 6:00 to 8:00 PM at the Downtown Hanford Civic Auditorium.
  • Garrison Carida will be in Carlisle, PA for the Bosler Memorial Library Comic-Con from 3:00 to 8:00 PM, and in Pittsburgh, PA for Reading With the Stars at McAnnulty Elementary from 6:30 to 7:30 PM.
  • Japanese Garrison will be in Hokkaido Sapporo for the Greenbird Volunteer Cleanup.
  • Old Line Garrison will be in Bel Air, MD for the Forest Hill Elementary School Fall Festival from 5:30 to 7:30 PM.
  • Southern California Garrison will be in Orange, CA for Science Night at the Sycamore Elementary School from 6:00 to 7:30 PM, and elsewhere at the Lights On After School event at 5:00 PM.
  • Star Garrison will be in El Paso, TX for the YISD Fall Festival, and in Lubbock, TX for the Honey Elementary Fall Festival.

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