Movie Review: ‘Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle’

January 25, 2018 at 8:47 pm | Posted in Movies, Reviews | Leave a comment

Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle delivers a fun sequel with a great cast. Revamping the board game concept into the new era of gaming, this movie ensnares a group of students with a video game that sucks them into the world of Jumanji. From there, they become their avatars played by Dwayne Johnson, Jack Black, Kevin Hart and Karen Gillan.

It’s just the right mix for a fun film as the cast not only gets to do a comedy adventure film set in a video game universe, but they also get to play up on the idea that each of them is really a kid. The scrawny video game playing nerd becomes The Rock. The center of attention pretty girl becomes Jack Black. The big football player becomes the little Kevin Hart, and the nerdy girl becomes the beautiful Karen Gillan. From there, they have to save Jumanji by capture a gem before the big bad guy can.

If there’s a weak spot in the movie, it’s the villain played by Bobby Cannavale. He’s okay, but he’s definitely out shined by the rest of the cast. If you’re looking for a fun movie, this one’s a good pick. I give it a four out of five metal bikinis.

Movie Review: ’12 Strong’

January 25, 2018 at 8:38 pm | Posted in Movies, Reviews | Leave a comment

12 Strong is based on a true story about a Special Forces team in Afghanistan that teamed up with a local warlord to fight the Taliban. Directed by Nicolai Fuglsig, whose only previous film was Exfil, this military drama does a good job developing interesting characters to keep audiences vested in the story. There’s some wild battles that culminates in a suicidal cavalry attack in the end, but at the heart of this movie, it really does come down to the characters. And in the leading role, Chris Hemsworth does a great job as the Special Forces captain leading his team and struggling to find a way to win a war with horse soldiers and an unpredictable warlord. This one is definitely worth seeing on the big screen for the battle scenes, and it has some good re-watchability potential.

I give it a five out of five metal bikinis.

Reviewed By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

IDW Star Wars Solicitations April 2018

January 25, 2018 at 8:21 pm | Posted in Comic Books, IDW, News, Star Wars, Star Wars News | Leave a comment
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IDW has released their comic solicitations for April 2018. Here’s the Star Wars roundup.

Star Wars Adventures #9

Writers: John Barber and Nickolas Brokenshire
Artists: Chad Thomas and Nickolas Brokenshire
Cover Artists: Chad Thomas (Cover A), and Nickolas Brokenshire (Cover B)

Droids take center stage in both stories of this comical and exciting adventure! C-3PO might be in over his head as he takes on a new job, and IG-88 is determined to capture his crafty bounty!

Details: FC, 32 pages, $3.99
Release Date: April 4, 2018 Continue Reading IDW Star Wars Solicitations April 2018…

Podcasts in Review

January 25, 2018 at 12:01 am | Posted in Podcasts, Podcasts in Review, Regular Feature, Reviews, Star Wars | Leave a comment

Here is this week’s Podcasts in Review.

Blast Points: Episode 107 goes over the Solo synopsis, the new Star Wars Rebels trailer, then they discuss Star Wars: The Interactive Video Board Game: Assault on the Death Star! It came out in 1996 but somehow I was completely unaware of this game. They talk about Dave Prowse and James Earl Jones returning for the role, they play audio clips from the VHS tape, and go over this much overlooked piece of Star Wars history. Very fun episode. Plus there’s an interesting listener question on what would have happened if Luke didn’t leave Dagobah.

Podcast Network: N/A, Runtime: 1 hour, Audio Quality: Excellent, Editing: Excellent, Hosts: Jason, and Gabe, Rating: Fun

Brews and Blasters: Episode 152 starts with listener emails, they joke around with lines from The Disaster Artist, they talk about The Last Jedi, The Toys That Made Us and more.

Podcast Network: RetrozapRuntime: 57 minutes, Audio Quality: Excellent, Editing: Excellent, Hosts: Joe, and Chris, Rating: Fun

Coffee With Kenobi: Episode 104 features Dan and Cory. Cory talks Star Wars Battlefront 2, they talk about Star Wars gifts, Dan interviews Jay Soderberg and they talk about his issues with The Last Jedi (good discussion). Then Dan and Cory talk The Last Jedi, what it was like after second viewing, and Cory’s issues with the movie (also a good discussion). Lastly, they wrap up with their takeaways from 2017. Excellent episode.

Podcast Network: Coffee With Kenobi, Runtime: 1 hour 40 minutes, Audio Quality: Excellent, Editing: Excellent, Host: Dan Z, Rating: Excellent Continue Reading Podcasts in Review…

New Releases: ‘Poe Dameron #23’ and ‘Ahsoka & Padme’

January 24, 2018 at 12:03 am | Posted in Comic Books, IDW, Marvel, Star Wars | Leave a comment
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Marvel and IDW each have one new Star Wars release today.

Poe Dameron #23

Writer: Charles Soule
Artist: Angel Unzueta
Cover Artist: Phil Noto

General Organa’s covert mission on Cato Neimoidia has hit a serious snag, and the mission to find Lor San Tekka is in jeopardy! Can Black Squadron survive an attack from the least expected source?

Details: 32 pages, Rated T, $3.99 Continue Reading New Releases: ‘Poe Dameron #23’ and ‘Ahsoka & Padme’…

Comic Review: ‘Star Wars Adventures #6’

January 24, 2018 at 12:02 am | Posted in Comic Books, IDW, Reviews, Star Wars | Leave a comment
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Star Wars Adventures #6 includes a Rose story and a young Anakin story. Click here to read our full review.

Reviewed By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

Comic Review: ‘Star Wars #42’

January 24, 2018 at 12:01 am | Posted in Comic Books, Marvel, Reviews, Star Wars | Leave a comment

Star Wars #42 doesn’t have a lot to offer, but it does move the story along. Click here to read our full review.

Reviewed By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

Databurst From the 501st

January 24, 2018 at 12:00 am | Posted in 501st, Charity, Databurst From the 501st, Events, Star Wars | Leave a comment

Latest Databurst From the 501st covering 501st Legion events around the world from January 24 to 30th. As always, be sure to mark your calendars and support your local garrisons.

January 24

  • Georgia Garrison will be in Brookhaven, GA for A Night Out with the Georgia Garrison at HobNob from 6:00 to 9:00 PM.
  • Southern California Garrison will be in 5th Annual Star Wars Literacy Program at the Public Library in Palm Springs, CA from 6:00 to 8:00 PM.

January 25

  • 70th Explorers Garrison will be in St. Louis, MO for Star Wars Night with the St. Louis Blues at the Scottrade Center from 5:00 to 9:00 PM.
  • Central Garrison will be in Cedar Rapids, IA for Prairie Crest Education Night at Prairie Crest Elementary School.
  • Star Garrison will be in Houston, TX for the Pack 1614 Blue & Gold banquet.

Continue Reading Databurst From the 501st…

Marvel Star Wars Solicitations April 2018

January 23, 2018 at 6:17 pm | Posted in Miscellaneous | Leave a comment
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Marvel has released their comic book solicitations for April 2018. Here is the Star Wars rundown.

Thrawn #3 (of 6)

Writer: Jody Houser
Artist: Luke Ross
Cover Artist: Paul Renaud
Variant Cover: Rahzzah

“THE RISE OF THE GRAND ADMIRAL” CONTINUES! Lieutenant Thrawn has been moving fast through the ranks of the Empire, but he isn’t the only one…Meet Arihnda Pryce, as she too rises through the corrupt Coruscant political climate. But paths cross in mysterious ways as the two discover a dark secret within the Empire…

Details: 32 pages, Rated T, $3.99
Release Date: April 11, 2018 Continue Reading Marvel Star Wars Solicitations April 2018…

Star Wars Rebels: The End is Nigh

January 22, 2018 at 6:39 am | Posted in News, Star Wars, Star Wars News, Star Wars Rebels, Television | Leave a comment

Star Wars Rebels Season 4 will return on February 19 as the series begins its final journey. Here’s the new trailer for the wrap up.

New episodes start at 9:00 PM ET on Monday Febrary 19 on Disney XD with back to back episodes every week leading up to the 90 minute season finale on March 5 at 8:30 PM ET. We will also see the return of Ian McDiarmid who will be voicing Palpatine.

Posted By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.
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