Movie Review: ‘The Meg’

August 21, 2018 at 6:52 am | Posted in Movies, Reviews | Leave a comment

The nice thing about The Meg is that the trailer makes it clear that this is just a big dumb action movie with a giant shark. Throw in Jason Statham for some star power, decent CGI, action and some humor and you get a fun movie. Continue Reading Movie Review: ‘The Meg’…

Movie Review: ‘Mission Impossible: Fallout’

August 21, 2018 at 6:13 am | Posted in Movies, Reviews | Leave a comment

As the sixth film in the franchise, Mission Impossible: Fallout is not a movie to break the mold or achieve ridiculous expectations. Quite simple, this is an action film starring Tom Cruise. If you like Tom Cruise and you like action films, then this film fills that niche. For fans of the Mission Impossible franchise, it’s yet another entry for you to get some enjoyment, and there’s some nice little tie-ins to make it feel like it’s part of a larger story. But at the end of the day, it’s not much more than that. Continue Reading Movie Review: ‘Mission Impossible: Fallout’…

‘Star Wars Resistance’ Trailer

August 17, 2018 at 10:36 am | Posted in News, Star Wars, Star Wars News, Star Wars Resistance, Television | Leave a comment has revealed the first trailer for Star Wars Resistance. The show will debut October 7 on Disney Channel, DisneyNOW, and Disney Channel VOD with a one hour premier.

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Around the Web

August 17, 2018 at 12:01 am | Posted in Around the Web, Books, Conventions, Events, News, Regular Feature, Star Wars, Star Wars Books, Star Wars News | Leave a comment

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

Book News

  • Pre-orders are up for the B&N exclusive edition of the Solo novelization.
  • has the first excerpt from the Solo novelization.
  • Here’s an interesting bit of Star Wars book news, Abrams has listed a making of story for Solo on Amazon entitled Industrial Light & Magic Presents: Making Solo: A Star Wars Story. Release date is April 16, 2019, and the author is Rob Bredow with a foreword by Ron Howard. As mentioned on the latest episode of The Star Wars Show, this one is happening.

Convention & Event News

  • Michigan Comic Con is August 17 to 19 in Detroit, MI. Star Wars guests include Kevin J. Anderson, Ray Park, Jim Swearingen, and Timothy Zahn.
  • Dragon Con is August 30 to September 3 in Atlanta, GA. Star Wars guests include Kevin J. Anderson.
  • FanX is September 6 to 8 in Salt Lake City, UT. Star Wars guests include Tim Curry, Delilah S. Dawson, Kevin Hearne, Paul Reubens, and Brent Spiner.
  • Dallas Fan Days is October 19 to 21st. Star Wars guests include Dave Dorman.
  • Star Wars Celebration 2019 is April 11 to 15 in Chicago, IL.

Continue Reading Around the Web…

Podcasts in Review

August 16, 2018 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, starting with the top five and honorable mentions, then moving on to the full reviews.

This Week’s Top Five

  1. Blast Points Podcast Episode 135
  2. Blast Points Podcast Episode 134
  3. Starships, Sabers, and Scoundrels Episode 61
  4. Skywalking Through Neverland Episode 220
  5. The Geek Supreme Kirk, Kittens & PiKard

Honorable Mentions

  • We Know Nothing (any episode) a Game of Thrones podcast I checked out and thoroughly enjoyed

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New Releases: ‘Beckett #1’ & ‘Poe Dameron #30’

August 15, 2018 at 5:18 am | Posted in Comic Books, Marvel, Star Wars | Leave a comment
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Marvel has two new Star Wars releases today.

Star Wars: Beckett #1

Writer: Gerry Guggan
Artists: Will Sliney, Edgar Salazar and Marc Laming
Cover Artist: John Tyler Christopher
Variant Cover: Terry Dodson

THE GOOD, THE BAD AND THE DEADLY! TOBIAS BECKETT taught HAN SOLO everything he knows about surviving hoodlum-filled cantinas and backwater worlds. But who is this career outlaw and why is ENFYS NEST— one of the galaxy’s most dangerous and brutal marauders — so dead set on taking him down once and for all? Find out in this original tale of a man who has gamed star system after star system, but at a cost that no heist can make up for.

Details: 40 pages, one shot, Rated T, $4.99

Poe Dameron #30

Writer: Charles Soule
Artist: Angel Unzueta
Cover Artist: Phil Noto

“AWAKENINGS,” PART FIVE. BLACK SQUADRON had its own mission during the events of THE LAST JEDI, a desperate trek across the galaxy to find aid for THE RESISTANCE, all without the help of their fearless leader, POE DAMERON. This is the beginning of the end.

Details: 32 pages, Rated T, $3.99

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Databurst From the 501st

August 15, 2018 at 12:00 am | Posted in 501st, Charity, Conventions, Databurst From the 501st, Events, Star Wars | Leave a comment

Latest Databurst From the 501st covering 501st Legion events around the world from August 15 to 21st. As always, be sure to mark your calendars and support your local garrisons.

August 15

  • Garrison Excelsior will be in Rochester, NY for The Strong’s Happiest Hour.
  • Garrison Tyranus will be in Harrisonburg, VA for the Rockingham County Fair from August 15 to 18th.
  • Star Garrison will be in Dallas, TX for Movie Night in West Village.

August 16

  • Badlands Garrison will be in Red Deer, AB for the Summer Reading Program Mini ComiCon.
  • Garrison Tyranus will be in Virginia Beach, VA for the CHKD Lemonade Stand at Sheraton Virginia Beach Oceanfront from 12:00 to 5:00 PM.

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The Girl In the Spider’s Web

August 14, 2018 at 4:58 pm | Posted in Books, Reviews | Leave a comment

Sometimes you read a good book, and sometimes you read a bad book. The Girl in the Spider’s Web is pretty terrible. Click here to read our full review.

Reviewed By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

Book Review: ‘Rogue Protocol’ by Martha Wells

August 14, 2018 at 4:09 pm | Posted in Books, Reviews, Sci-Fi, scifi/fantasy, TOR | Leave a comment
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Rogue Protocol is the latest novella in Martha Wells’ Murderbot Diaries series, and like the rest, it’s a fun read. Click here to read our full review.

Reviewed By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

New Releases: ‘Darth Vader #19’

August 8, 2018 at 12:01 am | Posted in Comic Books, Marvel, News, Star Wars, Star Wars News | Leave a comment

Marvel has three new Star Wars releases today, one of which is a re-release of Star Wars #50 (orange hued variant cover).

Darth Vader #19

Writer: Charles Soule
Artist: Giuseppe Camuncoli
Cover Artists: Giuseppe Camuncoli and Elia Bonetti
Variant Cover: Rod Reis (Galactic Icon Variant)

“FORTRESS VADER” BEGINS! A JEDI makes a desperate deal. THE INQUISITORS’ mission evolves. DARTH VADER discovers a theft.

Details: 32 pages, Rated T, $3.99
Release Date: August 8, 2018

Star Wars Vol. 8: Mutiny At Mon Cala TPB

Writer: Kieron Gillen
Penciller: Salvador Larroca
Cover Artist: David Marquez

The Rebel Alliance sets its sights on strengthening its forces by growing its numbers. But with a greater number of recruits comes discord and dissidence. Can Princess Leia, with help from Han and Luke, forge one true alliance from the many factions? On a mission to liberate Mon Cala, Leia has a nearly impossible plan to ally the besieged planet with the rebellion — one that hinges on the unique skills and cultural know-how of the one and only C-3PO! While Han, Luke and Leia undertake a perilous rescue, Threepio must complete the vital assignment of…hobnobbing at the opera?! With the Empire temporarily weakened, the Alliance is poised to rise up in defiance. Could their ultimate victory be at hand? Collecting STAR WARS (2015) #44-49.

Details: 144 Pages, Rated T, $17.99

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