Movie Review: ‘Captain Marvel’

March 29, 2019 at 12:43 am | Posted in Movies, Reviews | Leave a comment

So I finally managed to catch Captain Marvel while it’s still on the big screen and I enjoyed it. I wouldn’t put it in my top ten Marvel movies, but it’s fun, there’s lots of action, and there’s some good characters moments. The story…it’s a little sloppy, and honestly, it’s the weakness of the movie, but it’s not that bad. At this point all of the Marvel movies are kind of must see as part of the focus on Avengers, Infinity War and Endgame. From that perspective, is it something you still have to see? Yes.

Keeping light on spoilers, you learn who Captain Marvel is and what her powers are in this movie. That’s going to be a necessity for Endgame and getting the most enjoyment out of her character. Without the groundwork laid in this movie, there’s no telling how Endgame will play out if that’s your first exposure to the character. However, seeing Captain Marvel also requires some homework. Before you go see this movie, you’re going to want to watch Guardians of the Galaxy. Some of the races/species, characters, ships and technology from that movie play a role in this one. It’s a connected universe and it’s constantly building off itself, which means those shared elements have more value if you’ve seen the whole story behind them. Continue Reading Movie Review: ‘Captain Marvel’…

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Around the Web

March 29, 2019 at 12:02 am | Posted in Around the Web, News, Regular Feature, Star Wars News | Leave a comment

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

Celebration News

  • Anthony Daniels will be heading to Celebration and doing a panel called Droidography on Sunday, and he’ll have an entire room dedicated to himself Saturday and Sunday (room W190A) for some special meet and greet experiences at $100 a pop.
  • StarWars.com has revealed more exclusive merch for Celebration Chicago.
  • New exhibitor pins have been revealed.
  • The Star Wars Show will once again have a live show at Celebration, which is cool as that was pretty awesome last time at Orlando.
  • Celebration panel schedules are up if you haven’t checked them out yet.
  • Regal Robot will have an exclusive for the show – a Jabba’s dais magnet.
  • Star Wars Celebration exhibitor exclusive lotteries are now open for those who want to enter (this is for Fuko, LEGO and Hasbro).
  • Gentle Giant has revealed their Celebration exclusives which include a mini bust of Hera and a status of spider Maul.
  • Pre-orders are up for the ARTFX+ Celebration exclusive droids R2-K9 and R2-B1.

Convention & Event News

  • Star Wars Celebration 2019 is April 11 to 15 in Chicago, IL. Star Wars authors who will be in attendance include Jeffrey Brown, Katie Cook, Zoraida Cordova, Delilah S. Dawson, Alexander Freed, Claudia Gray, Justina Ireland, E.K. Johnston, Cavan Scott and Timothy Zahn.
  • ConGlomeration is April 19 to 21 in Louisville, KY. Star Wars guests include Timothy Zahn.
  • D23 is August 23 to 25 in Anaheim, CA.
  • Disney’s Star Wars Day at Sea will be returning in 2020.

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Podcasts in Review

March 28, 2019 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. Lots of episodes this week with Celebration tips, so if you’re looking for those, be sure to scan the episodes below.

This Week’s Top Five

  1. Card Trader Illuminerdy Star Wars Card Trader 4th Anniversary Special
  2. The Soundtrack Show The Empire Strikes Back: the Music Part I
  3. Kessel Run Weekly Season One Finale Review – Star Wars: Resistance
  4. Rebel Force Radio Episode 3.22.2019
  5. Grand Moff Talkin’ Episode 90

Honorable Mentions

  • Skywalking Through Neverland Episode 242 (good Celebration tips)
  • Lords of the Sith Podcast Episode 20
  • Starships, Sabers, and Scoundrels Episode 76.2 (good tips for cosplayers heading to Celebration)

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‘Dooku: Jedi Lost’ Audiobook

March 27, 2019 at 2:16 pm | Posted in Audiobooks, News, Star Wars, Star Wars News | Leave a comment
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Revealed today, they are doing an audiobook only story about Dooku and Asajj Ventress called Dooku: Jedi Lost. It’s written by Cavan Scott and the audiobook is performed by Marc Thompson. It’ll be out April 30th.

Posted By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

New Releases: ‘Dark Visions #2’, ‘Doctor Aphra #30’, ‘Solo GN’ & ‘Star Wars Adventures #19’

March 27, 2019 at 12:02 am | Posted in Comic Books, IDW, Marvel, News, Star Wars, Star Wars News | Leave a comment
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Marvel and IDW each have two new Star Wars releases today.

Doctor Aphra #30

Writer: Si Spurrier
Artist: Emilio Laiso
Cover Artist: Ashley Witter
Variant Cover: Adam Hughes (greatest hits variant)

“WORST AMONG EQUALS” PART 5: WHEREIN: PUBLIC RELATIONS DISASTER! DOCTOR APHRA’s race across an alien city continues, pursued by innumerable enemies – not least the EMPIRE’S villainous propaganda division. But with the timer ticking down on the bomb in her throat, the truest horror might come from some unscheduled soul-searching. Could it be that her psychotic droid companion TRIPLE-ZERO is the closest thing she has (or deserves) to a true soulmate?

Details: 32 Pages, Rated T, $3.99 Continue Reading New Releases: ‘Dark Visions #2’, ‘Doctor Aphra #30’, ‘Solo GN’ & ‘Star Wars Adventures #19’…

Comic Reviews: ‘Dark Visions #1’ and ‘Padme Amidala #1’

March 27, 2019 at 12:01 am | Posted in Comic Books, Marvel, Reviews, Star Wars | Leave a comment
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Here’s our reviews of Vader – Dark Visions #1 and Padme Amidala #1.

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Databurst From the 501st

March 27, 2019 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 March 27 to April 2nd. As always, be sure to mark your calendars and support your local garrisons.

March 27

  • Danish Garrison will be in Skejby  for a visit to the Skejby Hospital.
  • Northeast Remnant Garrison will be in Princeton, NJ at the Princeton Public Library from 7:00 to 8:00 PM.
  • Star Garrison will be in Richardson, TX for Comet-CON.

March 28

  • Garrison Tyranus will be in Falls Church, VA for a visit to Inova Children’s Hospital.
  • Midsouth Garrison will be in Manchester, TN for Enthusiastic Nerd Convention at the Manchester Public Library from 1:00 to 4:00 PM.

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Star Wars Celebration Exclusive Covers

March 26, 2019 at 4:00 pm | Posted in Books, Celebration, Star Wars Books | Leave a comment
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StarWars.com has revealed some new merch for the upcoming Star Wars Celebration Chicago convention, including a variant cover for Queen’s Shadow and Master and Apprentice.

Posted By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

Max Reebo’s Pick of the Week: “Medicine Man”

March 25, 2019 at 12:01 am | Posted in Max Reebo Pick of the Week, Music, Regular Feature | Leave a comment

Max Reebo’s pick this week is “Medicine Man” by Dorothy.

Dorothy is an Los Angeles band that formed around vocalist Dorothy Martin. In 2014 she released “After Midnight” with guitarist Mark Jackson, bassist Gregg Cash, and drummer Zac Morris. From there they continued to release singles and each garnered success, leading up to an EP (Dorothy, 2014) and then a full album (Rockisdead, 2016). The band changed lineups for their second album, 28 Days in the Valley (2018). Their current lineup is Dorothy Martin (vocals), Owen Barry (guitar), Eli Wulfmeier (guitar), Eliot Lorango (bass), and Jason Ganberg (drums). In my opinion, their second album isn’t as good as their first, but it’s still worth a listen.

“Medicine Man” is off their first album and is a great song. That entire album is pretty solid with great track after great track, most of them much more up beat and classic rock than “Medicine Man” but this one adds some variety to the playlist. Enjoy!

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Around the Web

March 22, 2019 at 12:01 am | Posted in Around the Web, Celebration, Conventions, Events, 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.

Celebration News

  • StarWars.com has revealed how the panel reservation and lottery system will work for Star Wars Celebration.
  • Via the latest episode of The Star Wars Show, it was revealed The Mandalorian will be getting a panel with guests Jon Favreau and Dave Filoni.
  • More autograph and photo ops have been added for Annabelle Davis, Warwick Davis, Penny McCarthy, Bobby Moynihan, and Lorne Peterson.
  • ILMxLAB will be at Celebration with a look at Vader Immortal.

Convention & Event News

  • FantaSci is March 22 to 24 in Raleigh, NC. Star Wars guests include John Jackson Miller, and Timothy Zahn.
  • Star Wars Celebration 2019 is April 11 to 15 in Chicago, IL. Star Wars authors who will be in attendance include Jeffrey Brown, Katie Cook, Zoraida Cordova, Delilah S. Dawson, Alexander Freed, Claudia Gray, Justina Ireland, E.K. Johnston, Cavan Scott and Timothy Zahn.
  • ConGlomeration is April 19 to 21 in Louisville, KY. Star Wars guests include Timothy Zahn.
  • D23 is August 23 to 25 in Anaheim, CA.
  • Disney’s Star Wars Day at Sea will be returning in 2020.

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