Film Review: ‘The Wolverine’

July 26, 2013 at 5:13 pm | Posted in Comic Books, Entertainment, Marvel, Movies, Reviews, scifi, scifi/fantasy | 2 Comments
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the-wolverine-teaser-posterOkay, let me start off very blunt- The Wolverine was awesome. Directed by James Mangold and starring Hugh Jackman in his sixth appearance as the titular character in the X-Men film series, this film almost all but wipes out the bad taste in audience’s mouths left from 2009’s X-Men: Origins- Wolverine film. This film has a surprising amount of depth, and Mangold’s direction and Jackman’s performance blend effortlessly together. While the film is definitely a stand-alone to the X-Men universe and little to no other mutants besides Wolverine are present, it brings in a cast of relatively unknown actors playing such great characters that you are still constantly engaged. That, and the wonderful character development that goes on with Jackman’s Wolverine.

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Signed Copies of ‘Overdraft’

July 26, 2013 at 2:08 pm | Posted in Books, Sci-Fi, scifi/fantasy | Leave a comment
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Author John Jackson Miller is offering signed copies of Overdraft: The Orion Offensive for anyone who is interested. Quantities are limited, so be sure to act early if you want one.

OVERDRAFT E-SIGNING: I am also offering an “e-signing”, for as long as my supplies of the book last. If your mailing address is in the United States and you’d like a signed copy of the trade paperback, then e-mail me at orders(at)farawaypress.com; cost is $21 through Paypal (that’s the $14.95 cover price plus USPS Priority Mail shipping, Paypal account is the same as the e-mail address). Be sure to include any personalization requested, as well as your return address, naturally!

Contact me about international sales — postage would be whatever the USPS charges, but after a certain point it may make more sense to just download the ebook! You can find other books available on my Shop page. -John Jackson Miller

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Star Wars Celebration Europe II: Day 1

July 26, 2013 at 1:56 pm | Posted in Celebration, Celebration Europe, News, Star Wars, Star Wars News | Leave a comment

Star Wars Celebration Europe II has begun and multiple sites have thankfully provided coverage for those of us who could not attend. Here’s a rundown of day one.

For more coverage, be sure to check out Jedi News who has lots of pictures and links for Star Wars Celebration Europe II.

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Around the Web

July 26, 2013 at 12:34 pm | Posted in Around the Web, Art, Books, Celebration, Celebration Europe, Interview, Movies, News, Regular Feature, Star Wars, Star Wars News | Leave a comment
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And here is this week’s news…

Conventions

Author Michael A. Stackpole is holding a contest for two free four day passes to Gencon which is being held in Indianapolis, IN from August 15-18th. To enter, all you have to do is take a picture of yourself reading a Michael Stackpole book. We’re pretty sure your chances of winning will be increased if you do so in complete Rebel pilot garb.

In other convention news, Caravan of the Force has recaps of their journey to Star Wars Celebration Europe II up on the Star Wars Blog: Day 1Day 2 and Day 3Day 4Day 5.

A lot of news has been pouring out of CEII today, and we’ll have a rundown later on, so stay tuned. In the meantime, we recommend checking out Jedi News for extensive coverage.

Books

If you’re in Houston, TX today, be sure to swing by Murder by the Book because upcoming Star Wars author Martha Wells will be there for a book signing at 6:30 PM.

Tomorrow upcoming Star Wars author Kevin Hearne will be at Murder by the Book for a signing as well. It will be at 4:30 PM.

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‘The Clone Wars’ Season 5 Bluray

July 26, 2013 at 10:18 am | Posted in Blu-ray, DVD, News, Star Wars, Star Wars News, Television, The Clone Wars | Leave a comment

StarWars.com has officially announced The Clone Wars Season 5 Blu-ray and DVD release for this fall.

Just announced at Star Wars Celebration Europe: the Star Wars: The Clone Wars box sets you’re looking for.

Star Wars: The Clone Wars: The Complete Season Five, the final season of the hit series, will release on October 15, 2013, on Blu-ray (2-disc, $59.97 MSRP) and DVD (3-disc, $49.98 MSRP). The collection delivers all 20 episodes, two as director’s cuts never seen on TV, and supplements them with a host of behind the scenes bonus materials, cast and crew interviews, and deleted and alternate scenes, revealing the magic behind the making of the cutting-edge series.

In its Emmy-winning fifth season, the gripping Star Wars story moves closer to the grim events of Star Wars: Episode III Revenge of the Sith and several major players face their destinies as the galaxy plunges into darkness. Planets are rocked by revolution, ancient Jedi secrets are explored, and Ahsoka Tano — the spirited Padawan so central to the series — faces a major crisis that will change her forever.

For those wanting to relive every moment of the epic series from the beginning comes the Star Wars: The Clone Wars Seasons 1-5 Collector’s Edition, also releasing on October 15, 2013, on Blu-ray (14-disc, $149.99 MSRP) and DVD (19-disc, $119.98 MSRP). All previous complete season sets have been collected here for the first time. With unique packaging, the Collector’s Edition also includes a brand new 54-page Art of The Clone Wars booklet that showcases concept art from across all five seasons, with many pieces never before published.

Check out a special trailer for these new releases below!

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‘Kenobi’ Giveaway

July 26, 2013 at 10:05 am | Posted in Books, Contest, Del Rey, Star Wars, Star Wars Books | Leave a comment
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Goodreads has a new giveaway contest for 15 copies of John Jackson Miller’s Kenobi. Enter for your chance to win.

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Star Wars Celebration Europe II

July 26, 2013 at 12:00 am | Posted in Celebration, Celebration Europe, Conventions, Events, Star Wars | Leave a comment

Star Wars Celebration Europe II begins today! Remember that even if you aren’t there, you can still participate. Events on the main stage will be looking for questions from Twitter and all you have to do is use the appropriate hashtag.

#AskTheArtists – Doug Chiang and Iain McCaig
#AskC3PO – Anthony Daniels
#AskPalpatine – Ian McDiarmid
#AskKathy – Kathleen Kennedy
#AskFiloni – Dave Filoni and Rebels
#AskLeia – Carrie Fisher
#AskBoba – Jeremy Bulloch, Daniel Logan, Dickey Beer and John Morton
#AskJabba – Tim Rose, Mike Edmonds, Femi Taylor, Toby Philpott, Gerald Home, Sean Crawford, and Tim Dry
#AskJedi – Mark Hamill

For those in attendance,  you can upload photographs and use the hashtag #StarWarsCelebration for a chance of being included in the closing ceremonies. The best photographs will make the cut, where fans “can relive some of their favorite moments of the show, see some things they missed, and maybe see themselves or your photographs up on the big screen!”

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