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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.

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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’…

Movie Review: ‘Logan’

March 3, 2017 at 10:58 pm | Posted in Movies, Reviews | Leave a comment

Simply put, Logan is a fantastic film. From beginning to end, this is a movie that’s well done and, in my opinion, the best film they’ver ever done with Wolverine in it. In fact I’d go one higher and put this one on par with the best the Batman or Marvel franchises have done. The character work is refreshing, touching and emotional. The story is engaging and pulls you in. There’s action, and yes, it lives up to it’s R rating with violence, language and some brief nudity. It’s a Wolverine movie for adults, and as such, it delivers.

First, let’s start with the driving force of the film, the characters. Hugh Jackman as Wolverine is at the heart of the story as an aging mutant whose powers don’t work as well as they used to. He’s lived a hard life and it’s caught up to him. And while he’s given up on the world, he still has a few people he’s looking out for, most significantly, Charles Xavier. Through this movie, you see a gruff, violent Wolverine who can be a person of few words, one who does show love or kindness. But there are moments when the shell breaks and you catch a glimpse beneath the jaded exterior and you see what lies beneath. The film very carefully does this to full effect, making those moments touching and heartbreaking. You begin to realize why he is what he is. And as gruff as he may be, he’s still a good person when it counts. Continue Reading Movie Review: ‘Logan’…

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January 27, 2017 at 12:01 am | Posted in Around the Web, Art, Books, Comic Books, Conventions, Events, Marvel, Movies, News, Regular Feature, scifi/fantasy, Star Wars, Star Wars Books, Star Wars News, Toys, trailers | Leave a comment

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

Art News

Book News

  • StarWars.com dished out some info on the upcoming Rogue One novels. First up, Rebel Rising by Beth Revis (416 page hardcover, May 2, 2017).

When Jyn Erso was five years old, her mother was murdered and her father taken from her to serve the Empire. But despite the loss of her parents she is not completely alone—Saw Gerrera, a man willing to go to any extremes necessary in order to resist Imperial tyranny, takes her in as his own, and gives her not only a home but all the abilities and resources she needs to become a rebel herself.

 Jyn dedicates herself to the cause—and the man. But fighting alongside Saw and his people brings with it danger and the question of just how far Jyn is willing to go as one of Saw’s soldiers. When she faces an unthinkable betrayal that shatters her world, Jyn will have to pull the pieces of herself back together and figure out what she truly believes in…and who she can really trust.

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Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi

January 23, 2017 at 9:44 pm | Posted in Episode VIII, Movies, News, Star Wars, Star Wars News | Leave a comment
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Star Wars Episode VIII now has a title, but is Luke the last Jedi or will it be Rey? You can see the official announcement over on StarWars.com though there’s nothing new yet except for the title.

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