February 2012

Hawaii Five-0 – Lekio

by Alan Rapp on February 29, 2012

in Television Reviews 

  • Title: Hawaii Five-0 – Lekio
  • tv.com: link

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James Caan guest-stars as a private investigator and retired NYPD bomb expert who is Five-0’s leading suspect behind the murder of a famous DJ (Dennis Miller) killed in the middle of a broadcast when his his recording studio aboard his yacht explodes while at sea.

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  • Title: The Avengers
  • IMDB: link

Although it’s still giving away nothing about the threat, other than the presence of Loki (Tom Hiddleston), I’ve got to say I’m pretty positive on this second trailer for this summer’s big budget super-hero flick The Avengers. Sure Captain America’s (Chris Evans) costume still doesn’t quite look right, and, more importantly, the action looks far too Michael Bay for my tastes (and even includes a giant Depticon-ish looking monstrosity in the final shot), but that shot with Thor (Chris Hemsworth) bringing down his Hammer on Captain America’s shield? Yeah, that looks pretty cool (and a hellova lot better than that awful new poster). Robert Downey Jr., Scarlett JohanssonCobie SmuldersMark Ruffalo, and Samuel L. Jackson also star. The fun stars everywhere on May 4th.

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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #7

by Alan Rapp on February 29, 2012

in Comics

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #7The latest issue of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles reboot not only gives us the first appearance of General Krang and the early beginnings of Casey and April‘s relationship, but an entire army of Mousers for Splinter, Leonardo, and Donatello to take on.

With the exception of the introduction of Krang, which I’ve got to admit works better than I thought it would, storywise this one’s a little light as it merely inches the existing stories incrementally forward. However, in terms of action the latest issue proves to be a hell of a lot of fun as the Turtles protect their home from a seemingly endless supply of killer robots.

If you’re not reading this comic, I don’t know what to tell you. It’s got talking brains inside mechanical bodies, giant philosophical rats, and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Honestly, what more do you want? Worth a look.

[IDW, $3.99]

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Morning Glories #16

by Alan Rapp on February 29, 2012

in Comics

This month’s issue picks up the thread’s of issue #13 (from way back in October) as we finally learn a little more about what happened to Casey and Miss Hodge. The final panels of the earlier issue are true, the pair have traveled back into the past, but far further than Miss Hodge had planned.

Casey comes face-to-face with a father who doesn’t recognize her (his daughter is only three years-old and safe at home in bed), and has to deal with torture, shock, and an understanding that her life has been turned completely upside-down (even more so than her time at Morning Glories Academy).

The issue works pretty well. I’d like a little more explanation in how Miss Hodge enforces her will on others, and how Casey has the same ability. Is it a natural talent, until now untapped? Or is this something Hodge granted her? In either case a little clarity (which I’ll admit is asking quite a bit from this comic) would have been nice.

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Introducing Jim Lee’s Avengers

by Alan Rapp on February 28, 2012

in Film News & Trailers

  • Title: The Avengers
  • IMDB: link

Seriously? Take a look at this and tell me it doesn’t remind you of countless examples of photoshopped characters, all staring in different directions, and always against random destruction in the background, that has become a staple of Justice League since the New 52 reboot.

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