December 2013

Atlantis – The Song of the Sirens

by Alan Rapp on December 31, 2013

in Television Reviews 

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Atlantis - The Song of the Sirens

Although initially it gives Hercules (Mark Addy) everything he could have wished, the warrior’s deal with the witch Circe (Lucy Cohu) for a love spell to win over Medusa (Jemima Rooper) doesn’t take long to take a turn for the worse as Medusa becomes ill from a curse which threatens her life. The introduction of Circe, a new character also tied to the throne of Atlantis and to Jason‘s (Jack Donnelly) destiny, allows the show to have fun with the witch’s known use of transforming those who offended her into animals and force Jason and Pythagoras (Robert Emms) to deal with a version of Hercules who is even more of a pig than usual.

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The Great Qualities of Adèle Exarchopoulos

by Alan Rapp on December 31, 2013

in Books & Magazines

Adèle Exarchopoulos - GQ (November 2013)

Here’s a look back at Blue is the Warmest Color star Adèle Exarchopoulos‘ photoshoot for the November issue of GQ. You can find pics and video from the shoot inside.

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Transformers: Regeneration One #97

by Alan Rapp on December 31, 2013

in Comics

Transformers: Regeneration One #97The sudden arrival of Jhiaxus and his armada on Cyberton puts the Autobots on full alert. Despite his inital offer of peace, Rodimus Prime quickly discerns why Primus labelled the former senator a threat as Jhiaxus fills the Autobots’ leader in on what he’s been up to in the centuries since he left his homeworld. Not surprisingly, Rodimus turns down Jhiaxus’ offer for Cybertron to join “The Hub.”

Of course the senator’s warriors don’t wait for Rodimus’ refusal before attacking both the primitive Transformers (who had just recently returned to the surface) and the Dinobots who attempt to stand-up for their new friends. Sadly, the Dinobots and Jetfire are severally injured in the attack meaning we might not see them for the next several issues.

The issue ends on an interesting note as it appears Shockwave and Starscream‘s roles on the sidelines as silent observers is at an end now that Jihaxus (who Starsream has some connection to) has returned. And on Earth Fortress Maximus comes back online, but he may not be the same loyal Autobot soldier as he once was. Worth a look.

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The Return of the Razorblade Awards

by Alan Rapp on December 31, 2013

in Announcements 

razorblade-awards-2013It’s been awhile since we’ve done this, but in our look back on the year that was 2013 I decided I was going to revive the Semi-Annual Razorblade Awards for the most memorable (and truly awful) films, performances, and moments we were subjected to this past year. The Razorblade recognizes the only thing which could save the moviegoers from the sheer amount of suckage they were forced to witness by letting audiences slit their wrists.

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The Top 13 Movies of 2013

by Alan Rapp on December 30, 2013

in Top Tens & Lists

The Top 13 Movies of 2013

Personal journeys, isolation, the style of the 60’s and 70’s, self-destructive acts and debauchery, troubled romance, rivalries, and overcoming hardships – these were the major themes of the films that composed my list of the Top Movies of 2013. It turned out to be a strong year in movies as several films I thoroughly enjoyed failed to make this list. Rather than doing honorable mentions, I decided to stretch the list from 10 to 13 allowing me to include three more films I wanted to discuss but weren’t otherwise going to earn a mention on a list of the Top 10 Movies of 2013. Here then are the The Top 13 Movies of 2013.

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