September 2013

CloseUp with Candice Swanepoel

by Alan Rapp on September 30, 2013

in News

CloseUp with Candice Swanepoel

To promote their new push-up bra, The CloseUp, Victoria Secret called on South African model Candice Swanepoel. Inside you can find the TV spot for the campaign as well as shots of Swanepoel modeling the new line.

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Atomic Robo Presents Real Science Adventures #11

by Alan Rapp on September 30, 2013

in Comics

Atomic Robo Presents Real Science Adventures #11Dangerous technology in the wrong hands is the common theme of all three stories in Atomic Robo Presents Real Science Adventures #11. In the main tale, Nikola Tesla and his team are attacked by the Black Coat Army agents of the Triumvirate. Scattered, and with their base destroyed, the various agents eventually find themselves taken captive in the secret underground tunnels of New York City where the scope of Franklin Reade, Robert Trydan, and Jack Wright‘s plans are finally revealed.

The same theme runs through the first back-up story which features an Oval Office conversation between President Harry Truman and James Forrestal concerning the creation of a secret government science program to weaponize stolen Tesla technology.

The second back-up story, years later, involves Atomic Robo answering a distress call from the military who have gotten into a spot of trouble into the Vampire Dimension while using that same lost technology (a fact that doesn’t go unnoticed by the incensed Robo). Worth a look.

[Red 5, $2.75]

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Beware the Batman – Sacrifice

by Alan Rapp on September 30, 2013

in Television Reviews 

  • Title: Beware the Batman – Sacrifice
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Beware the Batman - Sacrifice

Anarky (Wallace Langham) returns to set Batman (Anthony Ruivivar) against the League of Assassins by stealing an important shipment from Lady Shiva (Finola Hughes) and offering to return it in return for the assassins acquiring a deadly virus from Gotham’s Contagion Research Center. The anarchist promptly informs Batman and Katana (Sumalee Montano) of the villains whereabouts and then sits back to enjoy the chaos his maneuverings have caused.

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Scarlet Spider #22

by Alan Rapp on September 30, 2013

in Comics

Scarlet Spider #22With his friends held against their will by Kraven the Hunter, Kaine works his way through the traps the mad man has set for him including Kraven’s bloodthirsty daughter Ana Kravinoff who seems obsessed, like her father, with forcing the Scarlet Spider’s murderous nature back to the surface.

Although I was sad (but certainly not surprised) to find out our other Scarlet Spider wasn’t Ben Reilly, the choice of Kraven makes quite a bit of sense and allows writer Christopher Yost to play on the leftover threads of Kaine’s death and Kraven’s resurrection that tie the two killers together.

With the comic coming to an end with issue #25, and Marvel showing no real interest in using Kaine elsewhere, Yost is presented with a unique opportunity to end the comic on his terms. For at least a single issue Kaine is able to fight off what Kraven and his daughter demand of him, but given next issue’s one-on-one battle with Kraven to the death we’ll soon see whether the Scarlet Spider truly is a hero or a killer. Worth a look.

[Marvel, $2.99]

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Hawaii Five-0 – Aloha Ke Kahi I Ke Kahi

by Alan Rapp on September 30, 2013

in Television Reviews 

  • Title: Hawaii Five-0 – Aloha Ke Kahi I Ke Kahi
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Hawaii Five-0 - Aloha Ke Kahi I Ke Kahi

Hawaii Five-0 opens it’s Fourth Season with Kono (Grace Park) and Adam (Ian Anthony Dale) on the run in the middle of the Pacific Ocean and McGarrett (Alex O’Loughlin) and Wo Fat (Mark Dacascos) surviving the team of soldiers sent to kill the prisoner. While interrogating the lone surviving assassin, who Chin Ho (Daniel Dae Kim) identifies as the nephew of the NLM leader (Nestor Serrano), Five-0’s headquarters is laid siege to by a NLM terrorist cell (led by Martha Higareda and Henry Ian Cusick) who arrive not to save their comrade but to kill him before he talks.

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