New Release: ‘Rogue One’ by Alexander Freed

December 20, 2016 at 12:03 am | Posted in Books, News, Random House, Star Wars, Star Wars Books, Star Wars News | 1 Comment
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The Rogue One novelization by Alexander Freed is out today in hardcover, digital and audiobook formats.

Go beyond the film with a novelization featuring new scenes and expanded material.

As the shadows of the Empire loom ever larger across the galaxy, so do deeply troubling rumors. The Rebellion has learned of a sinister Imperial plot to bring entire worlds to their knees. Deep in Empire-dominated space, a machine of unimaginable destructive power is nearing completion. A weapon too terrifying to contemplate . . . and a threat that may be too great to overcome.

If the worlds at the Empire’s mercy stand any chance, it lies with an unlikely band of allies: Jyn Erso, a resourceful young woman seeking vengeance; Cassian Andor, a war-weary rebel commander; Bodhi Rook, a defector from the Empire’s military; Chirrut Îmwe, a blind holy man and his crack-shot companion, Baze Malbus; and K-2SO, a deadly Imperial droid turned against its former masters. In their hands rests the new hope that could turn the tide toward a crucial Rebellion victory—if only they can capture the plans to the Empire’s new weapon.

But even as they race toward their dangerous goal, the specter of their ultimate enemy—a monstrous world unto itself—darkens the skies. Waiting to herald the Empire’s brutal reign with a burst of annihilation worthy of its dreaded name: Death Star.

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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

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’…

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