Podcasts in Review

August 25, 2016 at 12:01 am | Posted in Interview, Podcasts, Podcasts in Review, Regular Feature, Reviews, Star Wars | 3 Comments
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Here is this week’s Podcasts in Review.

501stCast: Episode 97 covers the latest 501st Legion troop reports, events, and even a little Rogue One trailer discussion.

Assembly of Geeks: The Cursed Child Review & The Fall Movie Preview starts with the Harry Potter book The Cursed Child as they go over what it’s like, some of the differences, and they avoid spoilers. They give a farewell to Kenny Baker, touch on news like the Star Trek tv series, Wonder Woman and the Rogue One trailer. Then they wrap up with their thoughts on upcoming Fall movies. Good episode.

Beltway Banthas: Interview with Tamara Keith is a fun one. Tamara is the White House correspondent for NPR and co-host of the NPR Politics podcast. They talk with Tamara about Star Wars and the politics of Star Wars. Definitely worth checking out. Continue Reading Podcasts in Review…

Comic Review: ‘Poe Dameron #5’

August 24, 2016 at 12:02 am | Posted in Comic Books, Marvel, Reviews, Star Wars | Leave a comment
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Poe Dameron #5 dives into some droid action as Black Squadron relies on BB-8 and their astromechs to save the day. Click here to read our full review.

Reviewed By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

Movie Review: ‘Hell or High Water’

August 21, 2016 at 5:23 pm | Posted in Movies, Reviews | Leave a comment

Hell or High Water could very well be the sleeper hit of the summer. It’s not a big action movie and there are no superheroes or aliens. Instead, there’s exceptional writing, stellar acting and an engrossing character story about a pair brothers who go on a bank robbing spree. There’s laughs and there’s dramatic, gut wrenching moments that will have you experiencing the full spectrum of human emotion. It’s a film that falls into the genre of modern western with the likes of No Country For Old Men, but with a better ending.

First off, Taylor Sheridan does an outstanding job with the writing for the movie. The dialog is witty, truthful, natural and intelligent. It hits just the right notes for each character, and slowly changes pace as the story unwinds. Fun moments, off color jokes, and the teasing of the characters creates a bond between them and the viewers. The setting of rundown little Texas towns strikes a note at the plight of the working class. Yet the movie covers both angles, that of the bank robbers and their motivations, as well as the role of the lawmen who must stop them. It’s not about fun and games. When reality kicks in, it hits you hard, and this movie makes sure to cover that. Continue Reading Movie Review: ‘Hell or High Water’…

Podcasts in Review

August 18, 2016 at 12:01 am | Posted in Podcasts, Podcasts in Review, Regular Feature, Reviews, Star Wars | 3 Comments

Here is this week’s Podcasts in Review.

Assembly of Geeks: Summer Movie Recap & Suicide Squad Review starts with their thoughts on this summer’s movies, biggest surprises, biggest disappointments, then they talk news. They cover Jimmy Smits, Marvel TV/Netflix, and they share their thoughts on Suicide Squad. Good episode.

Beltway Banthas: Interview with Rep. Jason Saine of NCs 97th district. Jason talks about his Star Wars fandom and how Star Wars plays a part of his political life. It’s a neat interview, and while there are a few weird audio issues, it’s still worth a listen.

Blast Points: Episode 33 starts with the news, Jimmy Smits, Two-Tubes, Bistan, U-Wing, they talk human Jabba, speculate about flashbacks, dive into Episode VIII news, Han movie news, the Han Solo comic, and tv rumors and news. Pretty much a jammed packed episode with news and fun discussion. Continue Reading Podcasts in Review…

Comic Review: ‘I Hate Fairyland #8’

August 17, 2016 at 12:02 am | Posted in Comic Books, Image, Reviews | Leave a comment
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I Hate Fairyland #8 is out today from Image Comics. This one changes things up a bit as the middle part of the issue features a guest artist. Click here to read our full review.

Reviewed By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

Comic Review: ‘Darth Vader #24’

August 17, 2016 at 12:01 am | Posted in Comic Books, Marvel, Reviews, Star Wars | Leave a comment
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Darth Vader #24 sets up the endgame with only one issue left. With flashbacks and living nightmares, Vader rises to conquer his enemies, but what will he be left to face in the final issue? Click here to read our full review.

Reviewed By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

Book Review: ‘Pawn’s Gambit’ by Timothy Zahn

August 16, 2016 at 12:01 am | Posted in Books, Fantasy, Reviews, Sci-Fi, scifi/fantasy | Leave a comment
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Pawn’s Gambit and Other Stratagems is a fun short story collection currently available from Open Road Media. It collects a bunch of fun Timothy Zahn novels together and is worth checking out. Click here to read our full review.

Reviewed By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

Podcasts in Review

August 11, 2016 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.

Assembly of Geeks: Star Trek Beyond and The Killing Joke starts with their thoughts on Star Trek Beyond, then they talk about the Justice League trailer, the Wonder Woman trailer, and Matt Moore joins them to talk about The Killing Joke. Good episode.

Awards Chatter: Bob Odenkirk interview is top notch and a must listen for Better Call Saul or Breaking Bad fans. Bob talks about where he grew up, getting into comedy, his work as a writer, transitioning to acting, and how he wound up on Breaking Bad and Better Call Saul.

Brews and Blasters: Episode 82 features Joe and Chris as they talk Star Wars and action figures while listening to both of the Bill and Ted soundtracks. Fun as always but the musical change-up does provide some variety and some musical side road discussions. Continue Reading Podcasts in Review…

Comic Review: ‘Prometheus #3’

August 10, 2016 at 12:02 am | Posted in Comic Books, Dark Horse, Reviews, scifi/fantasy | Leave a comment
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Life and Death: Prometheus #3 is out today from Dark Horse Comics. While there isn’t a ton of action in this issue, it does move the story forward. Click here to read our full review.

Reviewed By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

Movie Review: ‘Suicide Squad’

August 6, 2016 at 8:25 am | Posted in DC Entertainment, Movies, Reviews | Leave a comment

There’s been a lot of hype for Suicide Squad as the competition between DC and Marvel has heated up. When it comes to the big screen, Marvel reigns supreme, and DC is looking to take the crown. While the Suicide Squad isn’t a complete miss, it does fail to threaten Marvel’s box office supremacy. It’s a great idea with some great moments, however it falls short of what it could have been.

In a way, Suicide Squad is the antithesis of The Avengers. Whereas the Avengers movies are clean, polished powerhouses of good guy team-ups, the Suicide Squad is a dirty, chaotic mess of the bad guys. Because of that overall feel and theme, the film can afford to get away with some of that messiness, even though it still hurts the film overall. The editing and flow of the movie is a little clunky as backstories are hamfistedly shoved in at the beginning as some of the characters are introduced. Other flashbacks are awkwardly dropped later in the movie. That flashbacks in of themselves aren’t bad, and they do give audiences a taste of who these people are, but the way the director put them into the film lacks a bit of finesse. They’re just kind of shoved in there with some blunt narration. There’s no subtlety, and not much style to the way they tried to integrate most of the backstories and flashbacks into the movie. On top of that, there’s some issues with the overall direction of the film. As long as you don’t look to deeply into anything, it’s fine, but when you start examining things are trying to put things together, the story and elements start to fall apart. Continue Reading Movie Review: ‘Suicide Squad’…

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