Databurst From the 501st

November 8, 2017 at 12:00 am | Posted in 501st, Charity, Conventions, Databurst From the 501st, Events, Star Wars | Leave a comment

Latest Databurst From the 501st covering 501st Legion event news from November 8 to 14th. As always, be sure to mark your calendars and support your local garrisons.

November 9

  • Carolina Garrison will be in Wilmington, NC for the North Carolina Symphony “Music of Star Wars” at the Wilson Center at Cape Fear Community College from 7:30 to 9:00 PM.
  • Old Line Garrison will be in Washington D.C. for the Seacrest Studios event at Childrens National Medical Center from 1:00 to 3:00 PM.

November 10

  • 70th Explorers Garrison will be in Kansas City, MO for Kansas City Comic Con at Bartle Hall from November 10 to 12th.
  • Carolina Garrison will be in Durham, NC for NCComiccon Bull City at the Durham Convention Center from November 10 to 12th, and in Raleigh, NC for the North Carolina Symphony “Music of Star Wars” event at Meymandi Concert Hall from November 10 to 11th.
  • Great Lakes Garrison will be in Brighton, MI for the Livingston Symphony Orchestra presents Music in the Movies.
  • Hungarian Garrison will be in Szigetszentmiklos for Jelszo: Iskolai udvarfelujitas from 2:00 to 7:00 PM.
  • Northern Darkness Garrison will be in Fort Wayne, IN for Go MAD Gala Lakewood Park Christian School Fundraiser from 5:30 to 8:00 PM.
  • Redback Garrison will be at Supanova Brisbane 2017.
  • UK Garrison will be in Brentwood for Brentwood Theatre Film Nights – Star Wars: The Force Awakens from 7:00 to 11:00 PM.

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Movie Review: ‘Thor: Ragnarok’

November 6, 2017 at 5:36 pm | Posted in Movies, Reviews | Leave a comment

Thor: Ragnarok is pure fun. There’s action, adventure, great character moments and tons of humor. Ragnarok changes things up from the past two Thor movies and makes it feel a lot more like Guardians of the Galaxy. Yet the film doesn’t lose itself in doing something new. Instead, it takes Thor to a new level with a film that’s nothing but entertainment from beginning to end.

First off, I did not realize that this movie was directed by the guy who did Hunt for the Wilderpeople. If you haven’t seen that movie, I recommend it. It’s a lot of fun with some great characters. It’s no wonder that Thor: Ragnarok captures that same magic of fun characters and an enjoyable adventure. There’s a great mix of seriousness and humor as the drama and the laughs play off each other to great effect. In turn, the characters shine as they also play off each other in the various situations that arise in this film. Whether it’s Loki and Thor dealing with Doctor Strange, the Grandmaster or each other, they feed off one another’s performances to create a spectacle that you can’t help but smile or laugh at. It’s a chemistry that feels so natural that it works wonderfully. And yet some how they introduce a bunch of new characters into that equation and capture they same level familiarity and fun. Sure the Hulk is in there, as is Idris Elba as Heimdall and Anthony Hopkins as Odin. But new characters like Korg (voiced by the director, Taika Waititi), Valkyrie played by Tessa Thompson, and Cate Blanchett’s Hela all step in seamlessly to the world of Thor. Continue Reading Movie Review: ‘Thor: Ragnarok’…

Around the Web

November 3, 2017 at 12:01 am | Posted in Around the Web, News, Regular Feature, Star Wars, Star Wars News | Leave a comment

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

Book News

Comic News

Convention & Event News

  • Timothy Zahn will be in Lucca, Italy at Lucca Comics and Games from November 1 to 5th.

For more events, check Star Wars Actor Appearances. Continue Reading Around the Web…

Podcasts in Review

November 2, 2017 at 12:01 am | Posted in Podcasts, Podcasts in Review, Regular Feature, Reviews, Star Wars | 2 Comments

Here is this week’s Podcasts in Review featuring quite a few Halloween episodes.

Blast Points Podcast: Episode 97 is their Halloween episode as they discuss Star Wars costumes, disguises in Star Wars, the drunk Ewok on The Today Show, the behind the scenes video for The Last Jedi, and then they go over their top 13 Star Wars monsters.

Podcast Network: N/A, Runtime: 54 minutes, Rating: Fun

Children of the Force: Episode 85 covers Star Wars Battlefront II, Thrawn: Alliances, Solo, a recent Laura Dern interview, the DJ comic, Ron Howard tweets, Tag and Bink, filming wrapped for Solo, and they discuss Star Wars Rebels “Heroes of Mandalore.”

Podcast Network: N/A, Runtime: 1 hours 3 minutes, Rating: Good

Children of the Force: Episode 86 is their Halloween episode as they talk about the source behind the rancor scream, the Rian Johnson behind the scenes video for The Last Jedi, creepy creatures and moments in Star Wars, fears and why we watch scary things.

Podcast Network: N/A, Runtime: 51 minutes, Rating: Good Continue Reading Podcasts in Review…

New Release: ‘Darth Vader #7’

November 1, 2017 at 7:36 am | Posted in Comic Books, Marvel, Star Wars | Leave a comment
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Marvel has one new release today.

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Darth Vader #7

Writer: Charles Soule
Artist: Giuseppe Camuncoli
Cover Artist: Francesco Mattina

LEGACY’S END BEGINS! As Vader takes his place in command of the Emperor’s secret Inquisitorius Program, he sets his sights on one of the most dangerous Jedi remaining alive…and it’s not who you’d expect.

Details: 32 pages, Rated T, $3.99

Posted By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

Databurst From the 501st

November 1, 2017 at 12:00 am | Posted in 501st, Charity, Conventions, Databurst From the 501st, Events, Star Wars | Leave a comment

Latest Databurst From the 501st covering 501st Legion event news from November 1 to 7th. As always, be sure to mark your calendars and support your local garrisons.

November 1

  • Great Lakes Garrison will be in Grand Rapids, MI for the Devos Children’s Hospital visit.
  • Southern California Garrison will be in Santa Barbara, CA for the Santa Barbara Big Read Kickoff William Shakespeare’s Star Wars event from 6:00 to 8:00 PM.

November 2

  • 70th Explorers Garrison will be in Rolla, MO for RollaCon 2017 at the Havener Student Center from 4:00 to 9:00 PM.
  • Central Garrison will be in Stewartville, MN for the Geotek Employee United Way Campaign from November 2 to 3rd.
  • Georgia Garrison will be in Newnan, GA for Star Wars Reads Day from 6:00 to 7:30 PM.
  • Southern California Garrison will be in Riverside, CA for the California Library Conference.

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Around the Web

October 27, 2017 at 12:01 am | Posted in Around the Web, Art, Books, Comic Books, Conventions, News, Regular Feature, Star Wars, Star Wars Books, Star Wars News | Leave a comment

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

Art News

  • Comic Book Movie revealed three new promo posters for The Last Jedi.
  • And if you’ve got deep pockets and like original artwork, Dave Dorman’s C-3PO painting may or may not still be available.

Book News

  • Stormtroopers: Beyond the Armor came out this week. It’s available on Amazon.
  • If you’ve read From A Certain Point of View, Jason Fry has a nice write-up on his short story.

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Podcasts in Review

October 26, 2017 at 12:01 am | Posted in Podcasts, Podcasts in Review, Regular Feature, Reviews, Star Wars | Leave a comment
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Here is this week’s Podcasts in Review.

Blast Points: Episode 96 starts with the Solo news, The Last Jedi news, a little Star Wars Rebels with a hot take on “Heroes of Mandalore” being the dullest season premier of Star Wars Rebels yet, which I can’t disagree with. Then they hit their main topic which is Mandalore. From the first mentions of Mandalorians, to George Lucas and Dave Filoni recreating them for Star Wars: The Clone Wars, to their appearances in Star Wars Rebels. They trace the progression of the Mandalorians and Mandalore, focusing on canon rather than legends.

Podcast Network: N/A, Runtime: 57 minutes, Rating: Good

Bombad Radio: Episode 291 starts with an interview with Star Wars author Ian Doescher. Kaela talks with Ian about Shakespeare, Star Wars, and his other work. It’s a nice little interview. At 25 minutes in, the interview ends and Jeremiah joins Kaela as they talk Star Wars news, Marvel news, and more which rounds the episode out.

Podcast Network: Bombad RadioRuntime: 58 minutes, Rating: Good

Brews and Blasters: Episode 140 is their shot-by-shot breakdown of The Last Jedi trailer. Fun discussion as always. I really liked the idea of Kylo boarding Leia’s ship for a face-to-face confrontation. Definitely worth checking out.

Podcast Network: RetroZapRuntime: 49 minutes, Rating: Fun Continue Reading Podcasts in Review…

Comic Review: ‘Star Wars Adventures #3’

October 25, 2017 at 7:12 pm | Posted in Comic Books, IDW, Reviews, Star Wars | Leave a comment
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Star Wars Adventures #3 continues the fun with some lighthearted Star Wars stories that can appeal to all ages. Click here to read our full review.

Reviewed By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

Comic Review: ‘Captain Phasma #4’

October 25, 2017 at 6:32 pm | Posted in Comic Books, Marvel, Reviews, Star Wars | Leave a comment
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Captain Phasma #4 brings the mini-series to an end but sheds some intriguing light on the character. Click here to read our full review.

Reviewed By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.
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