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’…

Podcasts in Review

August 4, 2016 at 12:01 am | Posted in Podcasts in Review, Regular Feature, Reviews, Star Wars | Leave a comment
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Here is this week’s Podcasts in Review.

Aggressive Negotiations: Issue 022 covers Star Wars video games as they talk about their favorites and least favorites, from Super Star Wars to The Force Unleashed II.

Blast Points: Episode 31 features guest Ryan Porter. They start off talking a little about Aftermath by Chuck Wendig, then work their way to Life Debt. Lot of good observations and some fun discussion, but it’s only a half hour long. I could have definitely listened to them for a full hour. Great show regardless.

Blast Points: Episode 32 features Dunc from Club Jade. They talk about the early days of online fandom, Dunc talks about how she got into the books, fanfic and zines, and they talk about Star Wars fandom in general. It’s a fun episode. Continue Reading Podcasts in Review…

Comic Review: ‘Black Science #23’

August 3, 2016 at 12:04 am | Posted in Comic Books, Image, Reviews, scifi/fantasy | Leave a comment
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Black Science #23 is out today from Image Comics, and if you’re looking for a new series to get into, this one may be worth checking out. Click here to read our full, non-spoiler review.

Reviewed By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

Comic Review: ‘The Force Awakens #2’

August 3, 2016 at 12:01 am | Posted in Comic Books, Marvel, Reviews, Star Wars | Leave a comment
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The Force Awakens #2 adaptation doesn’t offer much for fans. Click here to read our full review.

Reviewed By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

Book Review: ‘Life Debt’ by Chuck Wendig

August 2, 2016 at 12:01 am | Posted in Books, Del Rey, Random House, Reviews, Star Wars, Star Wars Books | Leave a comment
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Sometimes it pays off to have an open mind. Going into Life Debt, I put behind me all my thoughts on Aftermath, and went in hoping this time Chuck Wendig could ensnare me with a fun story. Thankfully, he did just that. Click here to read our full review.

Reviewed By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

Podcasts in Review

July 28, 2016 at 12:01 am | Posted in Celebration, Celebration Europe, Interview, Podcasts, Podcasts in Review, Regular Feature, Reviews, Star Wars | Leave a comment
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Here is this week’s Podcasts in Review.

Aggressive Negotiations: Issue 024 discusses the importance of the inclusion of Saw Gerrera in Rogue One, what led to this, and what it might mean for future storytelling. Interestingly enough, they actually don’t talk too much about Saw the character or the Star Wars: The Clone Wars episodes he was in. It’s mainly focused on the decision of using him rather than him as a character.

Assembly of Geeks: Ghostbusters Reboot, Thrawn Reborn & Indy Revitalized starts with their thoughts on the new Ghostbusters film, they cover some news, then head into SWCE and the announcement of Thrawn, and wrap up with Indy, The Secret Life of Pets, and Stranger Things. Good episode.

Beltway Banthas: Star Wars Celebration Roundup features Swara Salih who represented them for SWCE and brought back some fun audio including conversations with Bryan Young (Full of Sith) and Riley Blanton (The Star Wars Report). The hosts also dive into some discussion about the lack of a title for Episode VIII. Fun episode. Continue Reading Podcasts in Review…

Comic Review: ‘Darth Vader #23’

July 27, 2016 at 4:17 am | Posted in Comic Books, Marvel, Reviews, Star Wars | Leave a comment
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Another one bites the dust as Darth Vader confronts Morit and gets one step closer to Cylo. Click here to read our full review.

Reviewed By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

Comic Review: ‘Star Wars #21’

July 27, 2016 at 4:14 am | Posted in Comic Books, Marvel, Reviews, Star Wars | Leave a comment

Star Wars #21 changes things up as the big heroes are left behind and a squad of Stormtroopers are pushed to the forefront. Click here to read our full review.

Reviewed By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

Podcasts in Review

July 21, 2016 at 12:01 am | Posted in Celebration, Celebration Europe, Podcasts, Podcasts in Review, Regular Feature, Reviews, Star Wars | Leave a comment
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Here is this week’s Podcasts in Review with lots of Star Wars Celebration Europe episodes.

Assembly of Geeks: Getting Ready for Ghostbusters & Comic-Con starts with a Ghostbusters discussion, then they talk about the He-Man cross-over comic with Thundercats, the black and white version of Mad Max: Fury Road, and then they head into the panels of San Diego Comic Con. Fun episode.

Blast Points: Episode 29 starts with a little pre-Celebration discussion of the panels, the livestream, and K2-SO. Then they get into their main topic – vintage Star Wars toy commercials. Now this is a thing I haven’t heard very many podcasts tackle, and I’ve certainly never heard anyone cover it in depth. They dive in, play the audio from the old commercials, and provide some fun feedback on these little gems.

Blast Points: Episode 30 covers SWCE as they highlight the panels. They talk about Mark Hamill, John Knoll, Rogue One, Jiang’s spoiler, stripper Krennic, Lucas’ set visit, the sizzle reel, space monkey, Star Wars Rebels and more. Great episode as always. Continue Reading Podcasts in Review…

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