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June 23, 2017 at 12:01 am | Posted in Around the Web, Books, Collecting, Conventions, Del Rey, Events, Movies, News, Random House, Regular Feature, Star Wars, Star Wars Books, Star Wars News, Television | Leave a comment
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Here is this week’s Around the Web news roundup of Star Wars and beyond.

Book News

  • USA Today has the first excerpt for Christie Golden‘s upcoming Star Wars Battlefront II tie-in novel Inferno Squad.
  • The Star Wars 2017 Del Rey Sampler is now available and free!
  • Author Martha Wells did an AMA on Reddit you can check out here.
  • Author John Jackson Miller also did an AMA on Reddit you can check out here.

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June 9, 2017 at 12:01 am | Posted in Around the Web, Books, Comic Books, Conventions, Events, Marvel, Movies, Regular Feature, Star Wars, Star Wars Books | Leave a comment

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

Book News

  • Author John Jackson Miller will be doing a Kenobi AMA on Reddit on June 21st.
  • There’s an interesting new entry in edelweiss for Making Rogue One: A Star Wars Story: A Behind-the-Scenes Photo Journal by Josh Kushins.

Making Rogue One: A Star Wars Story: A Behind-the-scenes Photo Journal
Josh Kushins, Lucasfilm Ltd
On Sale Date: October 3, 2017
9781419723988, 1419723987
Hardcover
$29.99 USD, $37.99 CAD
256 pages
300 color illustrations
10 in H | 7.6 in W

This official companion to Rogue One: A Star Wars Story takes fans on an in-depth tour of the film’s production, featuring exclusive interviews with the key contributors who brought it to the big screen

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June 2, 2017 at 12:01 am | Posted in Around the Web, Comic Books, Conventions, Events, Marvel, 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.

Comic News

Convention & Event News

For more events, check Star Wars Actor Appearances and the Jedi News convention page. Continue Reading Around the Web…

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May 12, 2017 at 12:01 am | Posted in Around the Web, Books, Comic Books, Conventions, Events, Marvel, Movies, News, Regular Feature, Star Wars, Star Wars Books, Star Wars News, trailers | Leave a comment

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

Book News

  • Star Wars: Absolutely Everything You Need to Know is getting an update in October. Pre-orders are up on Amazon.

Star Wars: Absolutely Everything You Need to Know, Updated and Expanded
Adam Bray, Cole Horton and Michael Kogge
On Sale Date: October 3, 2017
Hardcover | 256 pages
$21.99 USD
ISBN 9781465455635, 1465455639
10.9 in H | 9 in W | 1.3 lb Wt

  • Looking for an autographed copy of a book by Timothy Zahn? Well Tim has a cool arrangement with Winter River Books and you can even get the book personalized. Just remember to fill out the comment box on checkout.

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Movie Review: ‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2’

May 7, 2017 at 6:08 pm | Posted in Marvel, Movies, Reviews, scifi/fantasy | Leave a comment

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 delivers up a solid 2 hours and 16 minutes of entertainment. If you’re a fan of the film, this is a must see. Here’s our spoiler free review.

Without spoiling anything, the center premise of this movie revolves around Starlord finding out who his dad is and meeting him. Around that central plot is subplot with Yondu and the Ravagers, a side mission for the Sovereign (involving the octopus creature in the movie trailer), and then smaller character plots with each of the Guardians. There’s tons of attention given to the characters which leads to lots of great moments, be they laughs or more serious scenes of reflection and discovery. If you love baby Groot, then you’ll be glad to know that there’s lots of him. In fact each of the members of the cast gets an equal amount of attention. It makes for a very entertaining story. Continue Reading Movie Review: ‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2’…

Movie Review: ‘Free Fire’

April 30, 2017 at 4:34 pm | Posted in Movies, Reviews | 1 Comment

If you’re a fan of Quentin Tarantino’s earlier work, Free Fire may be just the thing for you. It stars a colorful cast of characters with some witty dialog and one long drawn out gunfight in an old warehouse. With a movie that literally doesn’t go anywhere, it still manages to be entertaining with some off the wall characters. Continue Reading Movie Review: ‘Free Fire’…

Movie Review: ‘The Promise’

April 30, 2017 at 4:08 pm | Posted in Movies, Reviews | Leave a comment

It was a rainy weekend so I went to the movies for some escape. The trailer for The Promise had caught my eye as it included actors like Oscar Isaac and Christian Bale and it took place during WWI. It was on my radar, the time was right, so I went to go see it at the theater and I was not disappointed. This is a great little piece of cinema. Continue Reading Movie Review: ‘The Promise’…

‘The Last Jedi’ Official Teaser

April 14, 2017 at 6:49 pm | Posted in Episode VIII, Movies, News, Star Wars, Star Wars News | Leave a comment
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The official teaser trailer for The Last Jedi which is coming to theaters December 2017.

Posted By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

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March 31, 2017 at 12:01 am | Posted in Around the Web, Art, Books, Celebration, Comic Books, Conventions, Events, Marvel, Movies, News, Regular Feature, Star Wars News, trailers | Leave a comment

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

Book News

  • Chuck Wendig’s Aftermath: Life Debt came out this week in paperback and includes the short story “Blade Squadron: Kuat.”
  • Jason Fry has posted his author’s notes for The Secret Academy Part 1 and Part 2.
  • Troy Denning has a new HALO novel slated for later this year called HALO: Retribution. You can pre-order it on Amazon. Details are scarce at the moment though Troy had hinted earlier this year that he was working on a tie-in book.

Comic News

Convention & Event News

In Celebration news, Mark Hamill and Denis Lawson have been announced, and there’s a look at the Star Wars merchandise. Del Rey has also updated their con schedule. The full list of events and panels can be found here, and Jedi News has a nice roundup of the Podcast Stage. Continue Reading Around the Web…

Movie Review: ‘Kong: Skull Island’

March 12, 2017 at 12:18 pm | Posted in Movies, Reviews | 1 Comment

Kong: Skull Island is a fun movie. Not a great movie, but a fun one. It takes two fun elements and throws in some extras to make this a unique King Kong movie that doesn’t take itself too seriously and sets out for pure entertainment. I mean come on, you’ve got Samuel L. Jackson declaring war on Kong and John C. Reilly providing some hilarity. Action and humor combine together in this one to make it worth a watch.

The whole premise is kind of neat. It’s set right at the end of Vietnam with all the American forces being pulled out. John Goodman and Corey Hawkins play a pair of conspiracy theorists who are putting together an expedition to an unexplored island where they think there could be monsters. They recruit a military escort lead by Samuel L. Jackson who commands a company of helicopters. They also recruit an SAS operative played by Tom Hiddleston to serve as the tracker for their voyage. Along the way, they pick up a journalist played by Brie Larson and there’s some scientists filling out the cast. Continue Reading Movie Review: ‘Kong: Skull Island’…

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