Movie Review: ‘The Last Jedi’

December 29, 2017 at 7:11 am | Posted in Episode VIII, Movies, Reviews, Star Wars | Leave a comment

Where to begin.  For starters, Rian Johnson had the unenviable position of following up The Force Awakens to present Star Wars audiences with the second movie in what has been deemed the sequel trilogy.  The Force Awakens was a financial success making almost a billion dollars domestically.  But Star Wars fans are always divided on the elements in their fandom, be it movies, books, television or video games.  What one person loves, someone else will hate.  To that end, we can only express our own opinions for what they’re worth.  And to that end, we loved The Last Jedi.  Full disclosure, we’re delving into complete spoilers for the film. Continue Reading Movie Review: ‘The Last Jedi’…

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Around the Web

December 29, 2017 at 12:01 am | Posted in Around the Web, News, Regular Feature, Star Wars, Star Wars News | Leave a comment

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

Comic News

Fandom News

  • FXitinPost has an interesting little teaser for a project they’re working on that involves redoing the Vader vs Obi-Wan fight by pepping it up a bit. They’re promising the full scene next year.

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Podcasts in Review

December 28, 2017 at 12:01 am | Posted in Podcasts, Podcasts in Review, Regular Feature, Reviews, Star Wars | Leave a comment

Here is this week’s Podcasts in Review. Keep in mind that at this point there may be some mild spoilers for The Last Jedi in the episode descriptions.

Blast Points: Bonus Episode Last Jedi Listener Reviews features lots of voicemails from listeners sharing their thoughts on the movie.

Podcast Network: N/A, Runtime: 1 hour 34 minutes, Audio Quality: Excellent, Editing: Excellent, Hosts: Jason, and Gabe, Rating: Good

Bombad Radio: Episode 299 features Jeremiah and guests Adam Bray, Jason, Travis and Stephanie as they talk about The Last Jedi. Adam kicks things off with a sealed envelope that included his predictions for the film, then they share their overall thoughts and dive into what they did and didn’t like. They cover various topics from unanswered questions to comparisons to The Force Awakens and even some predictions for Episode IX. The last 10 minutes of the episode is listener feedback on the film. A little long but some good discussion.

Podcast Network: Bombad RadioRuntime: 2 hours 34 minutes, Audio Quality: Good, Editing: Great, Hosts: Jeremiah, Rating: Good

Bright Tree Radio: Episode 23 covers The Last Jedi. They talk about their viewing experience, initial reactions, not being ready for something so different, what it was like after multiple viewings, having to talk it through, what they liked, favorite battle, and the characters like Phasma, Hux, and Poe.

Podcast Network: Bright Tree RadioRuntime: 1 hour 11 minutes, Audio Quality: Excellent, Editing: Excellent, Hosts: Sophie, and Phil, Rating: Great Continue Reading Podcasts in Review…

New Releases: ‘Mace Windu #5’ and ‘Storms of Crait #1’

December 27, 2017 at 12:01 am | Posted in Comic Books, IDW, Marvel, News, Star Wars, Star Wars News | Leave a comment
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Marvel has two new Star Wars releases today, and IDW has one.

Jedi of the Republic: Mace Windu #5 (of 5)

Writer: Matt Owens
Artist: Denys Cowan
Cover Artist: Jesus Saiz
Variant Cover: John Tyler Christopher (Action Figure Variant)

Having rooted out the rebellion in their ranks, Master Windu and his companions make their final stand against the AD-W4 and his droid army!

Details: 32 pages, Rated T, $3.99 Continue Reading New Releases: ‘Mace Windu #5’ and ‘Storms of Crait #1’…

Databurst From the 501st

December 27, 2017 at 12:00 am | Posted in 501st, Charity, Databurst From the 501st, Events, Star Wars | Leave a comment

Latest Databurst From the 501st covering 501st Legion events around the world from December 27 to January 2nd. As always, be sure to mark your calendars and support your local garrisons.

December 27

  • Great Lakes Garrison will be in Grand Rapids, MI for Night At Your Museum.
  • New England Garrison will be in Dover, NH for Star Wars Mania.
  • UK Garrison will be in London for Star Wars and Beyond at Barbican Centre for Arts & Conferences from 7:30 to 10:00 PM.

December 28

  • Redback Garrison will be at Moncrieff Entertainment Centre Bunaberg for The Last Jedi.
  • Wisconsin Garrison will be in Kaukauna, WI for Star Wars Day at the Kaukauna Public Library from 10:00 AM to 8:00 PM.

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Around the Web

December 22, 2017 at 12:01 am | Posted in Around the Web, Episode VIII, Movies, News, Regular Feature, Star Wars, Star Wars News, trailers | Leave a comment

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

Fandom News

  • StarWars.com has some new details on Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge.
  • This is kind of cool. Watch a concept of the Death Star being built.

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Marvel and IDW Star Wars Solicitations March 2018

December 21, 2017 at 8:17 pm | Posted in Comic Books, IDW, Marvel, News, Star Wars, Star Wars News | Leave a comment
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Marvel and IDW have released their comic solicitations for March 2018. Here’s the Star Wars rundown.

Star Wars Adventures #8

Writer: Sholly Fisch
Artist/Cover Artist: Sean Galloway
Variant Covers: Jon Sommariva, and Otis Frampton (seen above)

The crew of The Ghost are trapped on an Imperial ship with no way out! The space pirate Hondo may be their only chance of escape… but can they trust him not to sell them out? The exciting finale of a two-part Star Wars: Rebels storyline! Plus an exciting new Tales from Wild Space!

Details: 32 pages, $3.99
Release Date: March 2018 Continue Reading Marvel and IDW Star Wars Solicitations March 2018…

Podcasts in Review

December 21, 2017 at 12:01 am | Posted in Episode VIII, Movies, Podcasts, Podcasts in Review, Regular Feature, Reviews, Star Wars | 2 Comments

Here is this week’s Podcasts in Review featuring lots of The Last Jedi discussions. Keep in mind all of the episodes have spoilers for The Last Jedi.

Blast Points Podcast: Episode 104 breaks down The Last Jedi from beginning to end. They give some nice farewells to the characters we lost, they nickname Bootleg Asti — which is perfect, and boy did they make me laugh about the caretaker party deleted scene speculation. This episode is just the thing to bring a smile to your face. Terrific episode.

Podcast Network: N/A, Runtime: 1 hour 34 minutes, Audio Quality: Excellent, Editing: Excellent, Hosts: Jason, and Gabe, Rating: Great

Brews and Blasters: Episode 148 is their roundtable extravaganza for The Last Jedi as they get into spoilers and have on a bunch of guests. Chris and Joe kick things off as they talk about the collectibles at the theater, the John Williams featurette, and their initial impressions. They play some of the soundtrack in the background, then start breaking out the guests. First up is Dennis, Taxus and Jay Krebs from Starships, Sabers, and Scoundrels. Then Stephen and Swara from Beltway Banthas, followed by Mike from The Sandcrawler, Kendall, Courtney, Jay and Josh from Green Justice: An Arrow Podcast, Rich and Sarah from Skywalking Through Neverland, Becca and Devon from Kanata’s Castle, and Joey from Animanicast. Great discussions covering everything from the bomber run to the broom stick boy. It’s a long one, though.

Podcast Network: RetrozapRuntime: 3 hours 33 minutes, Audio Quality: Excellent, Editing: Excellent, Hosts: Joe and Chris, Rating: Great

Card Trader Illuminerdy: The Last Jedi Spoiler Debrief is one big, chaotic but fun discussion of The Last Jedi. The topics are random, but the conversation is entertaining from beginning to end. And it’s all The Last Jedi focused as they delve into the characters, the scenes, the music and random things like square watermelons, porg turkey legs and fun with microphones. It’s not a very polished podcast, but it’s fun.

Podcast Network: N/A, Runtime: 2 hours 3 minutes, Audio Quality: Good, Editing: Good, Hosts: Mike, Tommy, Rhett, and Earl, Rating: Fun Continue Reading Podcasts in Review…

New Releases: ‘Doctor Aphra #15’ and ‘Poe Dameron #22’

December 20, 2017 at 12:03 am | Posted in Comic Books, Marvel, Star Wars | Leave a comment
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Marvel has two new Star Wars releases today.

Doctor Aphra #15

Writer: Simon Spurrier
Artist: Emilio Laiso
Cover Artist: Ashley Witter
Variant Cover: Phil Noto (40th Anniversary)

Rogue archaeologist Doctor Aphra may be in over her head…but at least she’s not alone! Er…let’s hope they’re friendly!

Details: 32 pages, Rated T, $3.99 Continue Reading New Releases: ‘Doctor Aphra #15’ and ‘Poe Dameron #22’…

Comic Review: ‘Darth Vader #9’

December 20, 2017 at 12:02 am | Posted in Comic Books, Marvel, Reviews, Star Wars | Leave a comment
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Darth Vader #9 puts Jocasta Nu against Darth Vader and the Grand Inquisitor. Surprisingly, she doesn’t die. Click here to read our full review.

Reviewed By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.
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