New Release: ‘Doctor Aphra #2’

December 21, 2016 at 12:01 am | Posted in Comic Books, Marvel, Star Wars | Leave a comment

Marvel has one new Star Wars release today.

Doctor Aphra #2

Writer: Kieron Gillen
Penciller/Cover Artist: Kev Walker

BECAUSE YOU DEMANDED IT! Following the blockbuster finale of Darth Vader #25, the fan-favorite character begins a new journey in STAR WARS: DOCTOR APHRA #1 – the new ongoing series coming this December! From superstar writer Kieron Gillen (Darth Vader) and fan-favorite artist Kev Walker (Marvel Zombies) comes Marvel’s first ongoing series starring an original character created in the comics! Following her time in the clutches of Darth Vader, Doctor Aphra has barely escaped with her life. If he ever learns of her survival, he’ll hunt her to the ends of the galaxy. But for now, it’s time for a return to what she does best. With the droids 0-0-0 and BT-1 in tow, she’s off in search of rare artifacts from the galactic center to the Outer Rim and everywhere in between. Aphra’s got debts to pay after all. Just as long as she can stay one step ahead of the Empire, some Bounty Hunters and just about everyone else in the galaxy!

Details: Rated T, $3.99

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Databurst From the 501st

December 21, 2016 at 12:00 am | Posted in 501st, Charity, Databurst From the 501st, Events, Star Wars | Leave a comment

501stLogoLatest Databurst From the 501st covering 501st Legion event news from December 21 to 27th. As always, be sure to mark your calendars and support your local garrisons.

December 21

  • Northern Darkness Garrison will be in Rochester, IN for the Miracle Tree event at Rochester Middle School from 6:00 to 8:00 PM.
  • Old Line Garrison will be in Linthicum, MD for Civilian Welfare Fund Movie Night at Hoyts Cinema 14 from 5:30 to 7:30 PM.

December 22

  • 70th Explorers Garrison will be in Olathe, KS for the Paulie’s Penguin Playground Troop from 6:00 to 7:00 PM.
  • Central Garrison will be in Bellevue, NE for a special sensory needs Rogue One screening at Twin Creek Cinema.
  • Southern California Garrison will be in Los Angeles, CA for the Penny Lane Family Holiday Event.
  • Star Garrison will be at the Kindercare Bake Sale.

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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’…

Monday Funny: Superman, Batman and Star Wars

December 19, 2016 at 12:01 am | Posted in Humor, Monday Funny, Star Wars | Leave a comment

What if Batman v Superman was a Star Wars movie?

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Movie Review: ‘Rogue One’

December 18, 2016 at 12:54 pm | Posted in Movies, Reviews, Star Wars | 1 Comment

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’…

‘Rogue One’ Soundtrack

December 18, 2016 at 12:03 pm | Posted in Movies, News, Star Wars, Star Wars News | 1 Comment

You can listen to the whole Rogue One soundtrack for free thanks to Disney Vevo YouTube channel. And don’t worry, there’s no spoilers in the track titles.

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‘Rogue One’ Is Out!

December 16, 2016 at 12:00 am | Posted in Movies, News, Star Wars, Star Wars News | Leave a comment

Rogue One is in a theater near you. Why aren’t you watching it? Go see it. Have fun!

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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

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…

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