New Releases: ‘Darth Vader #1’ & ‘Age of Republic: Heroes’

February 5, 2020 at 9:09 am | Posted in Comic Books, Marvel, Star Wars | Leave a comment

Marvel has two new Star Wars Releases today.

Darth Vader #1 (2020)

Writer: Greg Pak
Artist: Raffaele Ienco
Cover Artist: Inhyuk Lee
Variant Covers: Raffaele Ienco, Tony Daniel, Mike Del Mundo, Chris Sprouse (Empire Strikes Back)

“JOIN ME, AND TOGETHER, WE CAN RULE THE GALAXY AS FATHER AND SON!” THE TRAGEDY OF DARTH VADER CONTINUES! In the shattering climax of The Empire Strikes Back, Darth Vader infamously reveals his true relationship to Luke Skywalker and invites his son to rule the galaxy at his side. But Luke refuses — plunging into the abyss beneath Cloud City rather than turn to the Dark Side. We all remember Luke’s utter horror in this life-altering moment. But what about Vader? In this new epic chapter in the Darth Vader saga, the dark lord grapples with Luke’s unthinkable refusal and embarks on a bloody mission of rage-filled revenge against everything and everyone who had a hand in hiding and corrupting his only son. But even as he uncovers the secrets of Luke’s origins, Vader must face shocking new challenges from his own dark past. Writer Greg Pak and artist Raffaele Ienco unleash Darth Vader on his dark quest of vengeance and discovery this February! With covers by InHyuk Lee!

Details: 40 Pages, Rated T, $4.99

Age of Republic: Heroes HC

Writers: Jody Houser, Ethan Sacks, and Marc Guggenheim
Pencillers: Cory Smith, Wilton Santos, Luke Ross, Paolo Villantelli, Carlos Gomez, and Caspar Wijngaard
Cover Artist: Leinil Francis Yu

Beginning the Age of Star Wars — epic adventures featuring your favorite characters from all three film trilogies! And first up are the heroes and villains of the days of the Old Republic! Witness the moments that define them, the incredible battles that shaped them — and their eternal conflict between light and darkness! Solo stories spotlight major figures from Star Wars Episodes I-III — including Qui-Gon Jinn, Obi-Wan Kenobi, Anakin Skywalker, Mace Windu…and Jar Jar Binks! And don’t forget those who lurk on the dark side — fearsome foes like Count Dooku, Darth Maul, Jango Fett and more! Collecting STAR WARS: AGE OF REPUBLIC — ANAKIN SKYWALKER, COUNT DOOKU, DARTH MAUL, GENERAL GRIEVOUS, JANGO FETT, OBI-WAN KENOBI, PADME AMIDALA, QUI-GON JINN & SPECIAL.

Details: 224 Pages, Rated T, $34.99, oversized

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Movie Review: ‘Gretel & Hansel’

February 5, 2020 at 9:09 am | Posted in Movies, Reviews | Leave a comment

Gretel & Hansel is based on the old fairy tale Hansel & Gretel. They flipped the name for the film as it’s a bit different. This story focuses on Gretel. With creepy imagery, music and characters, the film does an excellent job of spinning a tale about a witch and being wary of gifts.

At the heart of the story is Gretel. Played by Sophia Lillis, she does a great job of investing you in the characters and the setting. In this telling of the story, Gretel is the older sister who is taking care of Hansel. They are forced on a journey through the woods, in which they inevitably run into the witch. But there is no gingerbread house in this story. It’s a bit more realistic and definitely more creepy. Throw in some great music, and it really immerses you into the story. Continue Reading Movie Review: ‘Gretel & Hansel’…

Movie Review: ‘The Rhythm Section’

February 5, 2020 at 7:50 am | Posted in Movies, Reviews | Leave a comment

The Rhythm Section is your classic “train them to be a weapon” trope movie with a woman who finds purpose in revenge after losing everything. It doesn’t really do anything new, but it does do a good job at telling a story.

One thing I really liked about this movie is that it feels very grounded. By that I mean it’s not a Jason Bourne or Mission Impossible movie with over the top action or insane fighting abilities. The people in this movie struggle in a fight and it often results in an on the floor struggle rather than some beautifully choreographed fight. Furthermore, the main character isn’t some star pupil who becomes a super spy ninja assassin. She’s a person who struggles and pushes herself. She’s not great at anything, but she’s willing to try and she puts herself out there. On top of all that, she never blindly falls into belief or gets stuck in a narrow field of focus. Through the entire story, she stays aware and questions things. Is this the right thing to do? Can I trust this person? Continue Reading Movie Review: ‘The Rhythm Section’…

Databurst From the 501st

February 5, 2020 at 12:01 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 February 5 to 11th. As always, be sure to mark your calendars and support your local garrisons.

February 5

  • Central Garrison will be in Minneapolis, MN for Ronald McDonald House Family Night from 6:00 to 7:00 PM.

February 6

  • Midsouth Garrison will be in Nashville, TN for Return of the Jedi: In Concert at the Schermerhorn Symphony Center from February 6 to 9th.

February 7

  • Alpine Garrison will be at Night to Shine special needs prom from 5:00 to 9:00 PM.
  • Bast Alpha Garrison will be in Berwick, LA for Night to Shine.
  • Empire City Garrison will be in Long Island, NY for the Night to Shine prom in Commack.
  • Great Lakes Garrison will be in Sterling Heights, MI for Astronomicon.
  • Northeast Remnant Garrison will be in Red Bank, NJ for the NJSO Presents Return of the Jedi at the Count Basie Center for the Arts from 8:00 to 10:30 PM.
  • Polish Garrison will be in Gniezno for Fantasmagoria from February 7 to 9th.
  • Southern California Garrison will be in Santa Clarita, CA for Bridgeport Elementary ScienceCon! from 5:30 to 7:00 PM.

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