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April 20, 2018 at 12:01 am | Posted in Books, Conventions, Del Rey, Events, Interview, Movies, News, Random House, 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

Convention & Event News

  • East Coast Comicon is April 27 to 29 in Meadowlands, NJ. Star Wars guests include Howard Chaykin, Jan Duursema, and Timothy Zahn.
  • Comic Con Revolution is May 19 to 20 in Ontario, CA. Star Wars guests include Jason Aaron, Howard Chaykin, Tom Hodges, Mike Mayhew, Cat Staggs, Greg Weisman, and Timothy Zahn.
  • Phoenix Comicon is May 24 to 27 in Phoenix, AZ. Star Wars guests include Steve Blum, Katie Cook, Joe Corroney, Tim Curry, Delilah S. Dawson, Jason Fry, Adi Granov, Tom Hodges, R. A. Salvatore, Charles Soule, Chuck Wendig, and Wil Wheaton.
  • MantiCon is May 25 to 27 in Minneapolis, MN. Star Wars guests include Timothy Zahn.
  • Star Wars: Galactic Nights is May 27 in Disney’s Hollywood Studios.
  • Lilac City Comicon is June 2 to 3 in Spokane, WA. Star Wars guests include Daniel Logan, and Timothy Zahn.
  • Origins is June 13 to 17 in Columbus, OH. Star Wars guests include Timothy Zahn.
  • All*Star Comic Con is June 15 to 17 in Tysons Corner, VA. Star Wars guests include Jason Aaron, John Jackson Miller, and Brian Muir.
  • Westercon is July 4 in Denver, CO. Star Wars guests include Kevin J. Anderson.
  • Bell County Comic Con is August 3 to 5 in Belton, TX. Star Wars guests include Timothy Zahn.
  • Tampa Bay Comic Con is August 3 to 6 in Tampa Bay, FL. Star Wars guests include Kevin J. Anderson.
  • 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.

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New ‘Solo’ TV Spot

April 16, 2018 at 7:39 am | Posted in Movies, News, Star Wars, Star Wars News, trailers | Leave a comment
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First Solo TV spot. This one is called, “Crew.”

Posted By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

Movie Review: ‘Chappaquiddick’

April 13, 2018 at 12:05 am | Posted in Movies, Reviews | 1 Comment

First off, Chappaquiddick isn’t for everyone. This is a political drama about Ted Kennedy’s automotive accident on Chappaquiddick Island that lead to the death of Mary Jo Kopechne. It’s a story that’s complicated in large part to the way the incident was handled. The movie does a good job of covering the incident, the key players, and providing a rather level headed account of what did and might have happened. In the end, it doesn’t answer all of the questions, but on the other hand, that’s kind of the point. It provides you with enough information to get you wondering about what happened and how it was handled. Was Ted in the right or the wrong? Continue Reading Movie Review: ‘Chappaquiddick’…

New ‘Solo’ Trailer

April 9, 2018 at 11:01 am | Posted in Movies, News, Star Wars, Star Wars News, trailers | Leave a comment
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We’ve seen the teaser trailers, now the official full trailer is out.

Posted By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

Movie Review: ‘A Quiet Place’

April 6, 2018 at 5:15 am | Posted in Movies, Reviews | Leave a comment

A Quiet Place is a good movie while you’re watching it, but it kind of falls victim to being too clever for its own good. The acting and direction of the film does a superb job of sucking you into the story and enveloping you in the suspense of a world held hostage by sound. Any loud noise could draw the attention of a monstrous beast that will devour you. But the catch, the thing that makes the monsters and the movie unique, is also it’s Achilles heel. Continue Reading Movie Review: ‘A Quiet Place’…

Movie Review: ‘Ready Player One’

April 2, 2018 at 6:56 am | Posted in Movies, Reviews | Leave a comment

With Ready Player One, Steven Spielberg accomplished something truly amazing. This is a movie packed with nostalgia. From video games, to films, to even toys, there’s nods all across the board to pieces of the past. Indeed, it’s a look into the past, but also a message of the future, and a lesson that we in the present can take heart in. Yet, most importantly, it’s something that can give you pure joy. I mean there are some scenes that are just so ridiculously awesome, you can’t help but grin ear to ear. Continue Reading Movie Review: ‘Ready Player One’…

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March 30, 2018 at 12:01 am | Posted in Around the Web, Books, Conventions, Events, Movies, News, Regular Feature, Star Wars, Star Wars Books, Star Wars News, trailers | 1 Comment

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

Book News

  • Quirk Books is putting out another Star Wars Shakespeare book, this time for The Last Jedi. Once again being written by Ian Doescher, this one will be titled Jedi the Last and will be out on July 10th. StarWars.com has a look at the cover and an interview with the cover artist, Nicolas Delort.
  • StarWars.com has an excerpt from Thrawn: Alliances by Timothy Zahn.
  • Star Wars: Inferno Squad by Christie Golden came out in paperback this week for those who didn’t pick up the hardcover.
  • Star Wars: Alien Archive has a cover now.

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Movie Review: ‘Pacific Rim: Uprising’

March 28, 2018 at 3:23 pm | Posted in Movies, Reviews | Leave a comment

Pacific Rim: Uprising is not better than it’s predecessor, but if you’re looking for a popcorn flick with giant robots and monsters fighting, then you might want to consider this one. It’s not great, but it’s kind of enjoyable.

John Boyega plays the lead in this movie, with Cailee Spaeny making a strong play for second place. Unfortunately they are the only two interesting characters in the movie, and that’s mostly because none of the other characters are really explored or developed. At least Boyega and Spaeny do good jobs at playing their characters. Boyega plays Jake Pentecost, the son of Stacker Pentecost (Idris Elba’s character in the first movie) and spends the movie trying to find his place. He was kicked out of the Jaeger program and has spent his years since then as a thief living on the streets and abandoned mansions. It’s there that he runs into Spaeny’s character, Amara Namani, who has built her own Jaeger, which is also highly illegal. The two of them form a bond that sticks through the rest of the movie as they both wind up in the Jaeger program, and eventually fight other giant robots and alien monsters. Continue Reading Movie Review: ‘Pacific Rim: Uprising’…

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March 23, 2018 at 12:01 am | Posted in Around the Web, Conventions, Events, Movies, News, Regular Feature, Star Wars, Star Wars News, trailers | Leave a comment

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

Convention & Event News

  • Sci-Fi Weekender Convention is March 22 to 25 in Wales, UK. Star Wars guests include Kevin J. Anderson, Alistair Petrie, and Hugh Quarshie.
  • Indiana Comic Con is March 30 to April 1 in Indianapolis, IN. Star Wars guests include Timothy Zahn.
  • Author Kevin Hearne will be in Scottsdale, AZ for a Scourged signing at The Poisoned Pen on April 3 at 7:00 PM.
  • Author Kevin Hearne will be in Boulder, CO for a Scourged signing at Barnes & Noble on April 4 at 7:00 PM.
  • Author Kevin Hearne will be in Houston, TX for a Scourged signing at Murder By the Book on April 5 at 6:30 PM.
  • Author Kevin Hearne will be in Huntsville, AL for a Scourged signing at Barnes & Noble on April 6 at 7:00 PM.
  • Author Kevin Hearne will be in Doylestown, PA for a Scourged signing at Doylestown Bookship on April 7 at 4:00 PM.
  • East Coast Comicon is April 27 to 29 in Meadowlands, NJ. Star Wars guests include Howard Chaykin, Jan Duursema, and Timothy Zahn.
  • Comic Con Revolution is May 19 to 20 in Ontario, CA. Star Wars guests include Jason Aaron, Howard Chaykin, Tom Hodges, Mike Mayhew, Cat Staggs, Greg Weisman, and Timothy Zahn.
  • Phoenix Comicon is May 24 to 27 in Phoenix, AZ. Star Wars guests include Steve Blum, Katie Cook, Joe Corroney, Tim Curry, Delilah S. Dawson, Jason Fry, Adi Granov, Tom Hodges, R. A. Salvatore, Charles Soule, Chuck Wendig, and Wil Wheaton.
  • MantiCon is May 25 to 27 in Minneapolis, MN. Star Wars guests include Timothy Zahn.
  • Star Wars: Galactic Nights is May 27 in Disney’s Hollywood Studios.
  • Lilac City Comicon is June 2 to 3 in Spokane, WA. Star Wars guests include Daniel Logan, and Timothy Zahn.
  • Origins is June 13 to 17 in Columbus, OH. Star Wars guests include Timothy Zahn.
  • All*Star Comic Con is June 15 to 17 in Tysons Corner, VA. Star Wars guests include Jason Aaron, John Jackson Miller, and Brian Muir.
  • Westercon is July 4 in Denver, CO. Star Wars guests include Kevin J. Anderson.
  • Bell County Comic Con is August 3 to 5 in Belton, TX. Star Wars guests include Timothy Zahn.
  • Tampa Bay Comic Con is August 3 to 6 in Tampa Bay, FL. Star Wars guests include Kevin J. Anderson.
  • 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.

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Movie Review: ‘Tomb Raider’

March 16, 2018 at 3:13 pm | Posted in Movies, Reviews | Leave a comment

Tomb Raider is a great example of how to successfully turn a video game franchise into a film. There’s action, great characters, a good story, and it’s fun from beginning to end. With Alicia Vikander in the lead role as Laura Croft, they completely captured the essence of the character and the Indiana Jones style vibe of the series. This one is worth checking out.

The movie starts off with a voice over from Laura’s father, Richard, who is played by Dominic West. It sets up the story that the movie eventually explores, an adventure that leads to a remote Japanese island that is the final resting place of an ancient death empress. Everything builds up to the trip to the island, the action that unfolds there, and lots of puzzle traps as they explore the tomb. However, before it gets there, the movie takes the time to focus on Laura and introduce her to the audience. Continue Reading Movie Review: ‘Tomb Raider’…

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