Comic Review: ‘Poe Dameron #9’

December 21, 2016 at 12:02 am | Posted in Comic Books, Marvel, Reviews, Star Wars | Leave a comment
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Poe Dameron #9 digs deeper into Agent Terex’s backstory while moving the plot forward and tossing Poe into the deep end. Click here to read our full review.

Reviewed By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

Movie Review: ‘Allied’

December 20, 2016 at 12:02 am | Posted in Movies, Reviews | Leave a comment

So while you’re taking breaks in between viewings of Rogue One, you might be wondering what else to see. For me, the trailer for Allied looked promising. I love war movies and this one felt like someone was bringing a Medal of Honor video game to life showing all the cool missions spies were doing in World War II. What I didn’t realize was that Allied isn’t so much an action packed spy movie but a WWII drama film.

The movie stars Brad Pitt and Marion Cotillard, two spies in WWII who much work together on a mission in French Morocco. The story kicks off there as the two get to know each other and slip into their roles. Their goal is to assassinate a German diplomat, which leads to one of the few action scenes in the whole movie. The two spies fall in love, and after their successful mission, they return to England where they start a family under the umbrella of the war. Interestingly enough, both character’s leave their spy life behind at this point in the film. Pitt’s character is a member of the English air force and appears to have a desk job. Cotillard, on the other, becomes a stay at home mom. The bulk of the movie develops their relationship with the set dressing of being in WWII England. Continue Reading Movie Review: ‘Allied’…

Movie Review: ‘Fantastic Beasts’

December 20, 2016 at 12:01 am | Posted in Movies, Reviews, scifi/fantasy | Leave a comment
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Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them is an interesting departure for the Harry Potter franchise as it dives into a story without its most famous character. Can a Harry Potter movie without Harry Potter work? Yes. In fact, Fantastic Beasts is a surprisingly enjoyable film and one I highly recommend checking out.

First off, this movie stars a different wizard than the one most fans are familiar with. There is no Harry Potter in this film. Instead there’s Newt Scamander, and older wizard traveling to New York with a suitcase full of fantastic creatures and a secret mission of his own. The whole movie takes place in New York and is set in 1926 giving the film a very interesting vibe. In America, the wizarding world is very different. There are different rules, different customs and new people to meet and learn about. For instance they call muggles no-maj and wizards are encouraged to stay away from the non-magical community. It’s an interesting exploration of a world we thought we were familiar with. Continue Reading Movie Review: ‘Fantastic Beasts’…

Movie Review: ‘Rogue One’

December 18, 2016 at 12:54 pm | Posted in Movies, Reviews, Star Wars | 1 Comment
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The wait is over and Rogue One is out. Did the war movie deliver? The short answer is yes!

Without getting into spoilers yet, Rogue One delivered a Star Wars standalone movie with tons of action, epic visual moments, fun characters, a humorous K-2SO, tons of easter eggs and a movie that was entertaining from beginning to end. There was a little bit of something for everyone in this prequel which leads directly into Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope. While Rogue One is a standalone, it’s actually the perfect film to lead into A New Hope basically making it Episode 3.9. With top notch acting, it’s a film that holds up wonderfully with repeated viewings, each time yielding something new. If you’re a Star Wars fan, it’s a movie you will not want to miss. Continue Reading Movie Review: ‘Rogue One’…

Podcasts in Review

December 15, 2016 at 12:01 am | Posted in 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. And remember, we’re always looking for more Star Wars podcasts to check out so feel free to send us a link to one you want reviewed.

Awards Chatter: Chris Pine episode is a superb interview with the actor whose roles range from a Disney prince to Kirk in Star Trek. Chris talks about the long road that led to acting, the parts he’s gone through, the roles he looks for, and why went with some of the roles he’s done. They also focus on his latest movie, Hell or Highwater and what that was like. Great episode.

Blast Points: Episode 50 is all about The Phantom Menace. No news, to pre-show warm up, just straight to all the goodness of TPM. They recall opening night, they go through most of the key scenes of the movie, and share lots of love. Truly a great episode and a shining example of what they do best. Blast Points enjoys Star Wars for all its ridiculousness and awesome moments, loving them equally and sharing the fun. This one earns my pick of the week.

Blast Points: Episode 51 begins with some discussion of Kathleen Kennedy’s statements on what will come after Episode IX, the Boba Fett teaser trailer that never happened, Amelia Clarke joining the Han Solo cast, the Japanese Rogue One trailer, digital Wedge, and the opening title theme. Then they get into their main topic – Catalyst. They talk about James Luceno’s novel and provide some great observations like the nanny droid being a nod to another popular nanny, the ties to Star Wars: The Clone Wars, was the Death Star 2 the Separatist version, Poggle the Lesser, and more. Great episode that doesn’t really spoil too much. Continue Reading Podcasts in Review…

Comic Review: ‘Doctor Aphra #1’

December 14, 2016 at 12:01 am | Posted in Comic Books, Marvel, Reviews, Star Wars | 3 Comments
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Doctor Aphra #1 packs in some good artwork and a nice little story. Click here to read our full review.

Reviewed By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

Book Review: ‘The Hall of Heroes’ by John Jackson Miller

December 13, 2016 at 6:48 pm | Posted in Books, Reviews, Sci-Fi, Star Trek | 1 Comment
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The Hall of Heroes wraps up the Star Trek: Prey trilogy by John Jackson Miller, and earns in a place on the to read shelf. If you haven’t checked this one out, be sure to give it a try. Click here to read our full review.

Reviewed By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

Podcasts in Review

December 8, 2016 at 12:01 am | Posted in 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.

Assembly of Geeks: Reactions to Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them starts with some discussion of playing pretend as kids, some news, they go through the superhero movies of 2017, then share their thoughts on Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, pretty spoiler free, and their thoughts on who would play a young Dumbledore. Good episode, informative and fun.

Bombad Radio: A Bombad Happy Thanksgiving is hosted by James and Steve aka Fudge Ripple as they share Thanksgiving stories. The audio is a bit rough but it’s nostalgic for long time listeners of the show. I thought it was a fun one but if you’re a new listener, you might not get as much out of it.

Bombad Radio: Episode 259 covers The Chronicles of Riddick. This one is more of a review of the film, a critique, and a look at the overall franchise with a couple comparisons to Star Wars. It’s really light on the Star Wars ties, but if you’re a Riddick fan, you might want to check this one out. Continue Reading Podcasts in Review…

Comic Review: ‘Black Science #26’

December 7, 2016 at 12:02 am | Posted in Comic Books, Image, Reviews, scifi/fantasy | Leave a comment
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Black Science #26 takes a walk on the wild side as Block throws a party with all his evil dimensional selves and a bunch of alien dancers. Elsewhere, Pia embarks on an adventure that may prove more dangerous than she expected. Click here to read our full review.

Reviewed By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

Comic Review: ‘Star Wars Annual #2’

December 7, 2016 at 12:01 am | Posted in Comic Books, Marvel, Reviews, Star Wars | Leave a comment

Star Wars wraps up their run this year with Star Wars Annual #2. This extra big issue has a story fully devoted to a brand new character and how she winds up with Leia. Click here to read our full review.

Reviewed By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.
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