February 2011

The Deadly Art of Science (Part Four)

by Alan Rapp on February 28, 2011

in Comics

atomic-robo-deadly-science-4-coverAs the mysterious scientific robberies continue Atomic Robo and Helen take a night off to enjoy a movie and a leisurely stroll. It’s a perfect night, at least until they come across a massive robot committing another robbery. Robo’s attempt to help the police apprehend the thief is less than helpful.

There are some nice moments between Tesla and Robo and Robo driving Tarot a little more insane when the robot can’t remember not to keep using the secret entrance. And Helen makes the hard realization she’s dating a robot who is only seven years-old. Yeah… when you put it like that it is pretty creepy.

We also get a little more of the book’s villain this time around – Thomas Edison. We only get a short glimpse as to what his scientists are working on, but the final issue seems primed to wrap-up all these stories satisfactorily. Worth a look.

[Red 5 $3.50]

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Megamind on Blu-ray

by Alan Rapp on February 28, 2011

in DVD Reviews 

  • Title: Megamind
  • IMDB: link

Anyone who ever enjoyed old Silver Age Superman comics and always wanted to see Lex Luthor beat the Man of Steel should go grab this movie right now. Megamind asks a simple question: What happens to a villain after he’s vanquished the hero? DreamWorks answer is as much fun on Blu-ray as it was in the theaters.

After giving us a short background on Megamind (Will Ferrell as our villain) and Metro Man (Brad Pitt as our hero) the movie quickly moves to the villain’s latest plot. Everything is going as usual, the hero is ready to save the day, rescue the girl, and thwart the bad guy. And then the unexpected happens – the villain wins.

The rest of the film focuses on Megamind trying to redefine his role in the world, his evolving relationship with intrepid female reporter Roxanne Ritchi (Tina Fey), and his own hero’s journey to be the next champion of Metro City.

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Comic Rack

by Alan Rapp on February 28, 2011

in Comics

It’s a new week so it must be time to talk about comics! Welcome to the RazorFine Comic Rack boys and girls. Pull up a bean bag and take a seat at feet of the master as we offer you this quick list of all kinds of comic book goodness set to hit comic shops and bookstores this week from all your favorite publishers including DC, Marvel, Dark Horse, BOOM!, Dynamite, Archie, Image Comics, and others.

This week includes Archie, Astonishing Thor, Batman Beyond, Bring the Thunder, Chew, Deadpool, Freedom Fighters, Green Lantern, House of Mystery, Irredeemable, Powers, Red Sonja, Secret Six, Thunderbolts, X-Factor, the first issues of 5 Ronin, Annihilators, Axe Cop: Bad Guy Earth, Carbon Grey, Darkwing Duck Annual, Emma, Herculian, The Intrepids, Marvel Zombies Supreme, Venom, Wolverine/Hercules: Myths, Monsters & Mutants, Wulf, and the final issues of Angel: Illyria, Azrael, Batman Confidential, and First Wave.

Enjoy issue #117

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All-Star Superman

by Alan Rapp on February 25, 2011

in DVD Reviews 

  • Title: All-Star Superman
  • IMDB: link

Based on the comic of the same name by Grant Morrison and Frank Quitely All-Star Superman gives us the world’s first super-hero in his final days. Lex Luthor (Anthony LaPaglia) has finally won. He’s found a way to slowly kill the Man of Steel, but the last son of Krypton isn’t going to go away quietly.

The movie begins with Superman‘s (James Denton) overexposure to the Sun’s radiation and follows a series of adventures in his final days including fighting with the Parasite, dealing with newly arrived survivors of Krypton, and finally admiring the truth to Lois Lane (Christina Hendricks).

The straight-to-DVD film is a good adaptation of the original series, but does make some changes to the story. We don’t get Jimmy Olsen / Doomsday story or Superman’s adventure to Bizarro World, and Krypto, sadly, finds himself on the cuttting-room floor as well.

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Coming Soon

by Alan Rapp on February 24, 2011

in Film News & Trailers

  • Title: Bad Teacher
  • IMDB: link

Cameron Diaz stars as one Bad Teacher who tries to steal both a bonus and a potential beau (Justin Timberlake) from a fellow teacher (Lucy Punch). Jason Segel, Phyllis Smith, and John Michael Higgins also star. The film was directed by Jake Kasdan (The TV Set, Walk Hard). The foul-mouthed shenanigans hit theaters on July 24th.

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