Damian Wayne ARTFX+ Statue

by Alan Rapp on September 1, 2014

in Toys & Collectibles

Damian Wayne ARTFX+ Statue

Not waiting for Damian Wayne to return to the land of the living (which DC has been teasing for months), Kotobukiya is releasing Robin as their latest ARTFX+ Statue. You can pre-order your own for the low, low price of $40.

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Graceland – Home

by Alan Rapp on August 29, 2014

in Television Reviews 

  • Title: Graceland – Home
  • wiki: link

Graceland - Home

Neither the return of Johnny (Manny Montana) and Jakes (Brandon Jay McLaren) from Mexico nor the Sauce Night in their honor can scrub clean the stench of failure, suspicion, and secrets permeating Graceland. Despite finally selling Carlito’s father on the plane scheme to smuggle the cartel’s drugs over the border, Johnny is sick to his stomach for lying and leaving Lucia (Jamie Gray Hyder) behind. With the LAPD shutting down the human trafficking ring and killing Mike’s only connection to the Solano Cartel (Jon Sklaroff), all of Mike‘s (Aaron Tveit) hard work goes up in smoke and Paige (Serinda Swan) is left with unanswered questions and suspicions about what really happened to the scared young girl (Marina Shtelen) she promised to get out alive.

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Holding Court with Maria Sharapova

by Alan Rapp on August 29, 2014

in Books & Magazines

Maria Sharapova - The Edit (August 2014)

Coinciding with the start of the U.S. Open, tennis star Maria Sharapova is the cover model for the August issue of The Edit. You can find the pics from the photo shoot inside.

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Immediately Afterlife

by Alan Rapp on August 28, 2014

in Short Films

  • Title: Immediately Afterlife
  • IMDb: link

Written and directed by Kyle Hasday and Matt Stewart, Pretty Little Liars co-stars Shay Mitchell and Troian Bellisario star in this short film about the two survivors of the final suicidal act of their religious cult.

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Coming Soon

by Alan Rapp on August 28, 2014

in Film News & Trailers

  • Title: Mortdecai
  • IMDb: link

Johnny Depp stars as art dealer Charles Mortdecai on the search for a stolen painting in this first trailer for the adaptation of Kyril Bonfiglioli‘s novels. Olivia Munn, Gwyneth Paltrow, Ewan McGregor, Paul Bettany, Aubrey Plaza, and Jeff Goldblum also star. Mortdecai opens in theaters on February 6th.

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Taylor Swift – Shake It Off

by Alan Rapp on August 28, 2014

in Music News & Reviews

Here’s Taylor Swift with the official video for “Shake It Off,” the first single from her upcoming album 1989. Marking the performer’s move from country to pop, the song debuted at #1 on Billboard’s Top 100 this week.

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Legends – Lords of War

by Alan Rapp on August 28, 2014

in Television Reviews 

  • Title: Legends – Lords of War
  • wiki: link

Legends - Lord of War

In order to track down the missing Russian scientist (David Meunier) and his family before the man is forced to complete making the VX gas, Martin Odum (Sean Bean) assumes the role of arms dealer Dante Auerbach. Calling on an old business associate (Dominic Raines), Dante is given an introduction to the seller (Necar Zadegan) of the Chechnyans whom he must convincingly woo to get one step closer to stopping the gas from hitting the black market. In doing so he will eventually be led to the man (Alon Aboutboul) behind the scientist’s kidnapping and the creation of the gas whom is prepared to sell Dante the goods provided the man proves himself first.

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Covert Affairs – Sensitive Euro Man

by Alan Rapp on August 27, 2014

in Television Reviews 

  • Title: Covert Affairs – Sensitive Euro Man
  • wiki: link

Covert Affairs - Sensitive Euro Man

After making the hard call of going to the CIA with evidence that links Ryan McQuaid (Nic Bishop) to the Chicago bombing, Annie (Piper Perabo) chooses to ignore Auggie‘s (Christopher Gorham) advice and follow her heart which tells her that McQuaid is being set-up. With the spurned Hayley (Amy Jo Johnson) back on the case looking for a connection between the pair, McQuaid and Annie look into the motives of McQuaid’s top assistant Caitlyn Cooke (Perrey Reeves) whose actions suggest she has framed her boss for one attack while planning another which only Annie can stop in time.

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Magneto #8

by Alan Rapp on August 27, 2014

in Comics

Magneto #8Continuing the trend of the comic in recent months Magneto #8 features an increasing number of flashbacks and panels from Magneto‘s complicated past narrated through the current version’s search for justice. The latest issue also offers up another group of mutant killers and traffickers for Magneto to track down leading to S.H.I.E.L.D. finally catching up with the vigilante and the reveal of the less-than-noble goal of Magneto’s quest.

Personally I’m all in favor of Magneto being reinstated back to full strength, but evil Beast storyline already opened the door for that as a possibility (only to be immediately ignored by every X-book afterwards). The choice offered here takes the character down a darker road which may offer some intriguing storylines but probably doesn’t serve the character all that well in the long run. If Magneto is restored to full power (whatever costs may be involved) the question then becomes where does he fit in the larger X-Men and Marvel universes? For fans.

[Marvel, $3.99]

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An Interview with Keira Knightley

by Alan Rapp on August 27, 2014

in Books & Magazines

Keira Knightley - Interview (September 2014)

Helping promote her new film The Imitation Game, Keira Knightley sat down for a photo shoot and interview for this month’s photographers’ issue of Interview magazine. You can find the pics from the shoot inside.

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