Movie Review: ‘Avengers: Endgame’

April 27, 2019 at 10:50 am | Posted in Movies, Reviews | 1 Comment

Eleven years in the making, over the course of 22 films, Avengers: Endgame brings the satisfying conclusion to an epic event. There’s laughs, there’s emotional moments that might make you teary eyed, and there’s the end and beginning of story arcs for some of our favorite characters. With three hours of cinematic content, Endgame delivers.

Keeping this spoiler free, it’s amazing what Marvel was able to accomplish. I mean think about it – 22 movies. That’s almost as much as the entire James Bond franchise (26 films) to build up and create a cinematic climax for the Marvel superheroes. Through that decade of film making, they introduced us to characters, assembled them into the Avengers, and pitted them against threats that put the fate of the world at risk. With Endgame, the universe has been dealt a blow by the most powerful threat yet – Thanos. Going into this movie, the Avengers have already lost. Thanos, the badguy, won. And yet the battle isn’t over, not while superheroes still exist. Continue Reading Movie Review: ‘Avengers: Endgame’…

Advertisements

Around the Web

April 26, 2019 at 12:01 am | Posted in Around the Web, Movies, News, Regular Feature, Star Wars, Star Wars News, Toys & Collectibles, trailers, Video Games | Leave a comment

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

Book News

Convention & Event News

Fandom News

  • Here’s the latest episode of The Star Wars Show which includes some nice coverage of the SWCC cosplay, and they have on author Daniel Jose Older.

Continue Reading Around the Web…

Movie Review: ‘Shazam’

April 24, 2019 at 6:35 am | Posted in DC Entertainment, Movies, Reviews | Leave a comment

It took me a while, but I finally went to see Shazam!. I’m glad I caught it while it was still in the theater because this movie was fun. A lot of fun. The story was great, the characters were great, the villain was portrayed excellently by Mark Strong and they even did a fantastic job with the monster designs. It was a solid movie all around and it had me wondering, “when was the last time I saw a super hero movie this good?”

Of course, there are no shortage of super hero movies these days. With Marvel and DC both cranking out comic book films, and other non-affiliated films joining in, there is hardly a season of the year where there isn’t one on the screen. Shazam‘s direct competition was Captain Marvel. While Marvel won that one in terms of box office money, I’d easily say Shazam! was a better movie. The writing and flow of the story was just plain better. I also enjoyed it a lot more than Aquaman or Ant-Man and the Wasp. It’s certainly not going to approach something like Avengers: Endgame, but that’s not expected. Continue Reading Movie Review: ‘Shazam’…

‘The Rise of Skywalker’ Teaser Trailer

April 12, 2019 at 8:24 pm | Posted in Episode IX, Movies, News, Star Wars, Star Wars News | Leave a comment
Tags:

Posted By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

Movie Review: ‘Pet Semetary’

April 6, 2019 at 8:01 pm | Posted in Movies, Reviews | Leave a comment

The remake of Pet Sematary is interesting. On one hand, it’s a remake of the original, which was actually a really good movie. On the other hand, it’s a different take on the story. The plot elements play out differently enough that this is a different experience. In that way, it’s also made specifically for those who have seen the original as some of the big moments are deliberately played out the same, then twist in a different direction in order to surprise those viewers.

For horror fans, it’s an enjoyable flick. The casting is great and everyone does a good job with their parts. Especially Jeté Laurence who plays the daughter, Ellie. There’s a good, creepy resonance throughout the film and it stays on track pretty well. It doesn’t rely on jump scares, but instead builds creepy scenes to spook you out. The ending fits in with that overall theme to make a good horror experience. If you haven’t seen the original, and you see this one first, I imagine you’ll enjoy it a lot. I’m going to go into spoilers from here, so stop at your own peril. Continue Reading Movie Review: ‘Pet Semetary’…

Around the Web

April 5, 2019 at 12:01 am | Posted in Around the Web, Art, Books, Celebration, Conventions, Events, Movies, News, Regular Feature, Star Wars, Star Wars Books, Star Wars News, Toys & Collectibles, trailers | Leave a comment

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

Book News

  • io9 has a look at the Industrial Light & Magic Presents: Making Solo: A Star Wars Story book.
  • In sad news, Vonda N. McIntyre, the author of the Star Wars Legends novel The Crystal Star, has passed away. Vonda did much more than create one of the most controversial Star Wars villains, Waru, she was also the third woman to win a Hugo Award, she wrote the first original Star Trek novel for the Pocket Books line, and she came up with Sulu and Uhura’s first names. She will be missed, but her books shall live on.
  • I missed this but Jedi Bibliotheck spotted it back in early March, but it looks like they’re doing a Haynes manual for the TIE Fighter. It’s set for an October release.

Celebration News

  • The lotteries have been extended to April 8th so if you haven entered yet there is still time.
  • They’ve revealed more Celebration merchandise on the official site.
  • The collecting sites will have a six piece Celebration patch set you can collect.
  • Here’s a look at all the Star Tots which will be available.
  • Del Rey has revealed their author signing times, and which authors will be at the From A Certain Point of View mega signing. DK will also have signings for its authors. Jason Fry posted his schedule here.
  • Dave Dorman is working on a Rogue One painting he hopes to have done for Celebration. There will not be prints of it available. However, Dave is supplying the artwork for the SWCC VIP package limited edition print, which looks gorgeous.

Continue Reading Around the Web…

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’…

Around the Web

March 1, 2019 at 12:01 am | Posted in Around the Web, Celebration, Conventions, Events, Movies, News, Regular Feature, Star Wars, Star Wars News, Star Wars Resistance, Television, trailers | Leave a comment

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

Convention & Event News

More Celebration guests have been announced: Ray Park (Darth Maul), Matt Lanter (The Clone Wars Anakin Skywalker), and Tiya Sircar (Star Wars Resistance Sabine). EA will also be showing off Jedi: Fallen Order. Some of the Celebration art prints are also up for pre-order on Dark Ink. Some artists are offering their pre-order through their individual websites. You can check their stuff out here.

  • Classic Plastics Toy & Comic Expo is March 2 to 3 in Parkersburg, WV. Star Wars guests include Timothy Zahn.
  • MidSouthCon 37 is March 15 to 17 in Memphis, TN. Star Wars guests include Timothy Zahn.
  • 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.

Continue Reading Around the Web…

Around the Web

February 22, 2019 at 12:01 am | Posted in Around the Web, Conventions, Events, Movies, News, Regular Feature, Star Wars, Star Wars News, Toys & Collectibles, trailers | Leave a comment

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

Convention & Event News

For those going to Star Wars Celebration Chicago, they’ve announced that Monday will be The Phantom Menace 20th Anniversary on the Celebration Stage. They’ve also announced more guests: Billy Dee Williams, Freddie Prinze Jr., Alan Tudyk, Taylor Gray, Michael Culver, Julian Glover, John Morton, and Anthony Forest.

  • Pensacon is February 22 to 24 in Pensacola, FL. Star Wars guests include Julian Glover, Claudia Gray, Taylor Gray, Bill Hargreaves, Alan Harris, Guy Henry, Cathy Munroe, Clive Revill, Felix Silla, Jim Swearingen, and Timothy Zahn.
  • Classic Plastics Toy & Comic Expo is March 2 to 3 in Parkersburg, WV. Star Wars guests include Timothy Zahn.
  • MidSouthCon 37 is March 15 to 17 in Memphis, TN. Star Wars guests include Timothy Zahn.
  • 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.

Continue Reading Around the Web…

Around the Web

February 15, 2019 at 12:01 am | Posted in Books, Celebration, Comic Books, Conventions, Events, Marvel, Movies, News, Star Wars, Star Wars Books, Star Wars News, Star Wars Resistance, Television, Toys & Collectibles, trailers | Leave a comment

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

Book News

  • StarWars.com has an excerpt from Claudia Gray’s upcoming novel Master and Apprentice.
  • IGN announced a new book The Art of Star Wars Rebels. Interestingly enough, it’s a Dark Horse/Lucasfilm project which will include commentary from Dave Filoni, Simon Kinberg and Carrie Beck and will be written by Dan Wallace, which sounds like a solid plan for success. It’ll be out this October and pre-orders are already available.

Comic News

  • Fans have been wondering if there’s any chance of them going back to Legends to tell more stories. Well, Marvel is taking the plunge, though they’re going old school and doing a Marvel Star Wars #108 one-shot that continues the old Marvel Star Wars comics line, be it only with one issue. Hopefully this trend will continue and one day we’ll get some new Legends novels with the old characters we fell in love with and got invested in. Plus more Celebration guests have been announced.

Convention & Event News Continue Reading Around the Web…

« Previous PageNext Page »

Create a free website or blog at WordPress.com.
Entries and comments feeds.