Deadpool

by Alan Rapp on February 12, 2016

in Movie Reviews 

  • Title: Deadpool
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DeadpoolFans of Deadpool rejoice, the Merc with a Mouth has made it to the big screen and has brought his raunchy hard R-rating humor with him. Not pulling any punches, director Tim Miller and screenwriters Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick succeed in capturing the core of one of Marvel’s most insane smart-ass characters as 20th Century and Ryan Reynolds both redeem themselves for their previous (and regrettable) collaboration of the character in X-Men Origins: Wolverine.

Kicking ass and cracking wise, Deadpool continually breaks the fourth wall while killing many, many people and making comments about the movie, various characters (and the real-life actors who play them), and even Ryan Reynolds’ other super-hero movie. Along for the ride are Morena Baccarin as Wade Wilson’s stripper girlfriend Vanessa and T.J. Miller as Wade’s equally wise-cracking best bud Weasel. And Leslie Uggams provides a couple of cheap laughs as the Merc with a Mouth’s blind roommate. Deadpool comic readers should also watch out for Deadpool’s long-suffering comic-book sidekick Bob (Rob Hayter) who earns his own cameo.

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Where to Invade Next

by Alan Rapp on February 12, 2016

in Movie Reviews 

  • Title: Where to Invade Next
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Where to Invade NextFor his first film in half a decade Michael Moore turns his attention to education, workers’ rights, and prison policies in a whirlwind tour around the world from France to Tunisia. Where to Invade Next captures the best, and worst, of Moore who presents a compelling argument that the United States may want to look at other countries’ solutions to problems that are being handled better abroad than at home. “Invading” the nations to steal their solutions, Moore hopes to bring them all back home.

At its best Where to Invade Next is a compelling look at solutions to serious problems. The documentary offers valid arguments for America to look to alternative solutions (many of which were first proposed by Americans themselves). At its worst, the film becomes more about Moore mugging for the camera than his argument. While those open to the ideas raised in the film are likely to come away with some smart questions about how the United States deals with prisoners, students, and workers, those with an already low tolerance for the filmmaker’s antics won’t need to look very hard for an excuse to turn a deaf ear and tune him out (or, more likely, ignore the film completely).

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Oh My, Nina Agdal

by Alan Rapp on February 11, 2016

in Books & Magazines

Nina Agdal - My Magazine (February 2016)

Danish model Nina Agdal is the cover girl for the February issue of My Magazine. You can find the pics from her photo shoot inside.

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Pretty Little Liars – Do Not Disturb

by Alan Rapp on February 11, 2016

in Television Reviews 

  • Title: Pretty Little Liars – Do Not Disturb
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Pretty Little Liars - Do Not Disturb

Several Liars fall back into old habits, paranoia, and self-destructive behavior as the new A continues to taunt and threaten them. Aria (Lucy Hale) will get some relief in learning the truth behind a secret her father was keeping from her (but not enough to convince the Liar of his innocence in Charlotte’s murder). Believing that Sara Harvey (Dre Davis) is their new tormentor, Aria will convince Spencer (Troian Bellisario) for a little old fashioned Team Sparia B&E, although the pair are surprised by what they find.

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Scorpion – Fractured

by Alan Rapp on February 10, 2016

in Television Reviews 

  • Title: Scorpion – Fractured
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Scorpion - Fractured

Separated after a large earthquake, Scorpion sets out to save the city from a gas build-up and potential explosion. Forced into couple’s counselling by Paige (Katharine McPhee), a bickering Walter (Elyes Gabel) and Toby (Eddie Kaye Thomas) are forced to work together. With the rest of the team spending most of the episode working to save a trapped family, a visually-impaired Sylvester (Ari Stidham) and Ralph (Riley B. Smith) race to turn off the city’s gas a the source.

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