Book Review: Ultimate Star Wars

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This is the first of a series of articles stemming from Star Wars Celebration Anaheim. It’s taken me a week to get caught back up to the real world, but you won’t have to wait for me to read the pre-releases I picked up at Celebration (that were released today). So let’s kick off with the big one: Ultimate Star Wars, by Patricia Barr, Adam Bray, Daniel Wallace and Ryder Windham.

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Film Review: 2004’s Blade Trinity

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“But everyone knows the movies are full of crap. The truth is, it started with Blade, and ended with him,” the Narrator says as Blade: Trinity opens. “The rest of us were just along for the ride.” This can’t be more true. Why the hell are all these other shit heads in this movie?

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Star Wars Review: Tales of the Jedi–Dark Lords of the Sith

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Tales of the Jedi: Dark Lords of the Sith is the first half of a Star Wars epic.  Together with The Sith War, it creates a twelve part voyage from Jedi Apprentice to a Sith Lord at the end of his days – or not.  In fact, it takes the story backward, from a media perspective.  Ignoring release dates, the saga of Darth Palpatine starts with a novel followed by six films and is wrapped  up with a comic epilogue.  The tale of Exar Kun starts with a twelve page comic epic, follows up with a cinematic video game about the aftermath of his war, and wraps up with a novel epilogue.

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