Movie Review: ‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2’

May 7, 2017 at 6:08 pm | Posted in Marvel, Movies, Reviews, scifi/fantasy | Leave a comment

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 delivers up a solid 2 hours and 16 minutes of entertainment. If you’re a fan of the film, this is a must see. Here’s our spoiler free review.

Without spoiling anything, the center premise of this movie revolves around Starlord finding out who his dad is and meeting him. Around that central plot is subplot with Yondu and the Ravagers, a side mission for the Sovereign (involving the octopus creature in the movie trailer), and then smaller character plots with each of the Guardians. There’s tons of attention given to the characters which leads to lots of great moments, be they laughs or more serious scenes of reflection and discovery. If you love baby Groot, then you’ll be glad to know that there’s lots of him. In fact each of the members of the cast gets an equal amount of attention. It makes for a very entertaining story. Continue Reading Movie Review: ‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2’…

New Release: ‘All Systems Red’ by Martha Wells

May 2, 2017 at 7:03 pm | Posted in Books, Sci-Fi, scifi/fantasy, TOR | Leave a comment
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All Systems Red by Martha Wells is out today in paperback and digital formats.

In a corporate-dominated spacefaring future, planetary missions must be approved and supplied by the Company. Exploratory teams are accompanied by Company-supplied security androids, for their own safety.

But in a society where contracts are awarded to the lowest bidder, safety isn’t a primary concern.

On a distant planet, a team of scientists are conducting surface tests, shadowed by their Company-supplied ‘droid—a self-aware SecUnit that has hacked its own governor module, and refers to itself (though never out loud) as “Murderbot.” Scornful of humans, all it really wants is to be left alone long enough to figure out who it is.

But when a neighboring mission goes dark, it’s up to the scientists and their Murderbot to get to the truth.

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Comic Review: ‘Seven to Eternity #5’

April 12, 2017 at 12:04 am | Posted in Comic Books, Image, Reviews, scifi/fantasy | Leave a comment
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Seven to Eternity is back with issue #5 as the mad mission to save the world from the king of lies continues. Click here to read our full review.

Reviewed By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

Book Review: ‘Assassin’s Creed: Heresy’ by Christie Golden

April 11, 2017 at 12:01 am | Posted in Books, Reviews, Sci-Fi, scifi/fantasy | Leave a comment
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Assassin’s Creed: Heresy by Christie Golden is an interesting take on the franchise that strikes a bold new path with the viewpoint of the Templars. Click here to read our full review.

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Comic Review: ‘Hellboy and the B.P.R.D. 1954: Ghost Moon #1’

March 15, 2017 at 12:04 am | Posted in Comic Books, Dark Horse, Reviews, scifi/fantasy | Leave a comment
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Ghost Moon #1 kicks off a new chapter for the Hellboy and the B.P.R.D. series as they head to Hong Kong for mystery and terror. Click here to read our full review.

Reviewed By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

Comic Review: ‘Black Science #28’

February 8, 2017 at 12:01 am | Posted in Comic Books, Image, scifi/fantasy | Leave a comment
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Black Science #28 ventures into the world of superheroes and returns to the land of doom and gloom. The end result is some fun. Click here to read our full review.

Reviewed By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

Around the Web

January 27, 2017 at 12:01 am | Posted in Around the Web, Art, Books, Comic Books, Conventions, Events, Marvel, Movies, News, Regular Feature, scifi/fantasy, Star Wars, Star Wars Books, Star Wars News, Toys, trailers | Leave a comment

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

Art News

Book News

  • StarWars.com dished out some info on the upcoming Rogue One novels. First up, Rebel Rising by Beth Revis (416 page hardcover, May 2, 2017).

When Jyn Erso was five years old, her mother was murdered and her father taken from her to serve the Empire. But despite the loss of her parents she is not completely alone—Saw Gerrera, a man willing to go to any extremes necessary in order to resist Imperial tyranny, takes her in as his own, and gives her not only a home but all the abilities and resources she needs to become a rebel herself.

 Jyn dedicates herself to the cause—and the man. But fighting alongside Saw and his people brings with it danger and the question of just how far Jyn is willing to go as one of Saw’s soldiers. When she faces an unthinkable betrayal that shatters her world, Jyn will have to pull the pieces of herself back together and figure out what she truly believes in…and who she can really trust.

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New Release: ‘A Conversation in Blood’ by Paul S. Kemp

January 24, 2017 at 12:01 am | Posted in Books, Fantasy, Random House, Reviews, scifi/fantasy | Leave a comment
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A Conversation in Blood by Paul S. Kemp is out today in hardcover, digital and audiobook formats. This is the third book in the Tales of Egil and Nix series, but it’s also a good jumping in point for new readers. Click here to read our full review.

Nix is a nimble thief with just enough knowledge of magic to get into serious trouble. Egil is the only priest of a discredited god. Together, they seek riches and renown, but somehow it is always misadventure and mayhem that find them—even in the dive bar they call home. And their luck has yet to change.

All Nix wants to do is cheer Egil up after a bout of heartbreak. And, of course, strike it so rich that they need never worry about their combined bar bill. But when the light-fingered scoundrel plunders a tomb and snatches mysterious golden plates covered in runes, the treasure brings terrifying trouble. Pursued by an abomination full of ravenous hunger and unquenchable wrath, Egil and Nix find all they hold dear—including their beloved tavern—in dire peril. To say nothing of the world itself.

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Comic Review: ‘Black Science #27’

January 4, 2017 at 12:03 am | Posted in Comic Books, Image, Reviews, scifi/fantasy | Leave a comment
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Black Science #27 is out today from Image Comics and throws in a bit of a zombie plague and superhero element as things heat up. Click here to read our full review.

Reviewed By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

Podcasts in Review

December 29, 2016 at 12:01 am | Posted in Books, Interview, Movies, Podcasts, Podcasts in Review, Regular Feature, Reviews, Sci-Fi, scifi/fantasy, Star Wars, Star Wars Books | Leave a comment
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Here is this week’s Podcasts in Review. Lots of Rogue One discussion episodes, some better than others.

Assembly of Geeks: Rogue One Reviews starts with some discussion on Gotham City Sirens and a Deadshot movie, then they move into their reviews of Rogue One with guest Dan Zehr (Coffee With Kenobi). While there’s no love for Bor Gullet or Saw, they do discuss the things they liked as well as the things they didn’t like, what they wanted, the CGI, possible plot holes and ranking it.

Bantha Fodder: Episode 15 is a Christmas special as they do their own version of “Twas A Night Before Christmas” but Rogue One themed. Worth a listen.

Bombad Radio: Episode 264 features James, Jeremiah, Jason and author Adam Bray as they talk Rogue One including expectations, the things they liked, disliked and listener feedback. Good episode. Note there’s more listener reviews at the end of the episode so when the main discussion ends and you hear someone else speaking, that’s what’s going on. It threw me off guard at first as I though maybe a different podcast had started playing, but it’s just a listener review. Continue Reading Podcasts in Review…

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