Movie Review: ‘The Gentlemen’

February 13, 2020 at 8:37 am | Posted in Movies, Reviews | Leave a comment

The Gentlemen is Guy Ritchie’s 10th film, and with his penchant for English gangster movies, this one is true to form. While it’s not his best film yet, it is a fun one. Plus it’s Matthew McConaughey’s first outing with Ritchie, so that’s a pretty good sell in itself.

Whether you’ve seen the trailers or not, there’s not much you need to know going in. Basically Matthew McConaughey is a gangster with a criminal empire and he’s the star of the movie. With a great cast of colorful characters, the movie spins a tale of twists, turns, burst of violence, and moments of humor. If you’ve seen any of Ritchie’s gangster/crime films, it’s along those lines. While this one has it’s own flavor, it doesn’t really raise the bar in any regard. However, it does entertain. Continue Reading Movie Review: ‘The Gentlemen’…

Podcasts in Review

February 13, 2020 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.

This Week’s Top Five

  1. Blast Points Podcast Episode 205
  2. Skywalking Through Neverland Episode 276
  3. Wookiee Radio Episode 145
  4. Grand Moff Talkin’ Episode 131
  5. Force Toast Episode 28

Honorable Mentions

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Movie Review: ‘Birds of Prey’

February 11, 2020 at 7:18 pm | Posted in Movies, Reviews | 1 Comment

To put it simply, Birds of Prey was a hot mess. The only good thing about the movie was Harley Quinn. It’s a shame because Margot Robbie is great as Quinn, but it appears DC can’t figure out how to make a good movie around her.

If you are a huge Harley Quinn fan, it’s still worth seeing because, let’s face it, you take what you can get. But there’s some cringe worthy moments in this film. A prime example is the big moment when Black Canary uses her special power and Harley skates out in front, propelled by her voice. It looked bad and it played out poorly. It just…felt…horrible. Some of the dialog was also cringe worthy. And most of the characters were poorly done and underdeveloped. So much time was spent on Harley that most of the other characters suffered. In fact the whole “Birds of Prey” concept took a backseat to Harley Quinn’s storyline. Continue Reading Movie Review: ‘Birds of Prey’…

Podcasts in Review

February 6, 2020 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.

This Week’s Top Five

  1. Blast Points Podcast Episode 204
  2. The Soundtrack Show Return of the Jedi: the Music (part III)
  3. Skywalking Through Neverland Episode 275
  4. Comic Book Noob Birds of Prey
  5. The Trash Compactor Podcast Star Wars Comics Phase One

Honorable Mentions

  • Wookiee Radio Episode 144 features an interview with Del Rey Star Wars editor Tom Hoeler.

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Movie Review: ‘Gretel & Hansel’

February 5, 2020 at 9:09 am | Posted in Movies, Reviews | Leave a comment

Gretel & Hansel is based on the old fairy tale Hansel & Gretel. They flipped the name for the film as it’s a bit different. This story focuses on Gretel. With creepy imagery, music and characters, the film does an excellent job of spinning a tale about a witch and being wary of gifts.

At the heart of the story is Gretel. Played by Sophia Lillis, she does a great job of investing you in the characters and the setting. In this telling of the story, Gretel is the older sister who is taking care of Hansel. They are forced on a journey through the woods, in which they inevitably run into the witch. But there is no gingerbread house in this story. It’s a bit more realistic and definitely more creepy. Throw in some great music, and it really immerses you into the story. Continue Reading Movie Review: ‘Gretel & Hansel’…

Movie Review: ‘The Rhythm Section’

February 5, 2020 at 7:50 am | Posted in Movies, Reviews | Leave a comment

The Rhythm Section is your classic “train them to be a weapon” trope movie with a woman who finds purpose in revenge after losing everything. It doesn’t really do anything new, but it does do a good job at telling a story.

One thing I really liked about this movie is that it feels very grounded. By that I mean it’s not a Jason Bourne or Mission Impossible movie with over the top action or insane fighting abilities. The people in this movie struggle in a fight and it often results in an on the floor struggle rather than some beautifully choreographed fight. Furthermore, the main character isn’t some star pupil who becomes a super spy ninja assassin. She’s a person who struggles and pushes herself. She’s not great at anything, but she’s willing to try and she puts herself out there. On top of all that, she never blindly falls into belief or gets stuck in a narrow field of focus. Through the entire story, she stays aware and questions things. Is this the right thing to do? Can I trust this person? Continue Reading Movie Review: ‘The Rhythm Section’…

Podcasts in Review

January 30, 2020 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.

This Week’s Top Five

  1. Rebel Force Radio Mythological Blueprint for The Rise of Skywalker
  2. The Living Force Episode 40
  3. Brews and Blasters Episode 245
  4. Grand Moff Talkin’ Episode 129
  5. Children of the Force Episode 150

Honorable Mentions

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Podcasts in Review

January 23, 2020 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.

This Week’s Top Five

  1. The Deucecast Movie Show Episode 414
  2. Blast Points Podcast Episode 202
  3. Star Wars Bookworms Episode 109
  4. We Have Spoken: A Mandalorian Podcast Chapter 7 and 8
  5. Fly Casual Episode 255

Honorable Mentions

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Comic Review: ‘The Rise of Kylo Ren #2’

January 22, 2020 at 12:03 am | Posted in Comic Books, Marvel, Reviews, Star Wars | Leave a comment
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Kylo’s journey to the dark side continues in The Rise of Kylo Ren #2. While there are no huge reveals in this issue, it does give us more to go on with Ben’s fall and Snoke’s part in it all. Click here to read our full review.

Reviewed By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

Podcasts in Review

January 16, 2020 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.

This Week’s Top Five

  1. The Deucecast Movie Show Episode 412
  2. Around the Galaxy Episode 49
  3. Bounties and Blasters Season 1 Recap
  4. Skytalkers Three Year Anniversary Special
  5. Brews and Blasters Episode 242

Honorable Mentions

  • 501stCast Episode 120 includes a story from one of the 501st troopers who was in The Mandalorian.

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