July 2016

  • Title: Person of Interest – Season Five
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Person of Interest - The Complete Fifth SeasonPerson of Interest‘s final season focuses on the the war between The Machine and Samaritan. Highlights of the shortened season include an entire episode revolving around the virtual reality nightmare a captured Shaw (Sarah Shahi) has been forced to live, Finch‘s (Michael Emerson) struggle to get his machine up and running, Root (Amy Acker) spending some time on conspiracy theory radio, the season premiere, Reese (Jim Caviezel) working to save a number targeted by the CIA without alerting his old boss that he’s still alive, the return of Elias (Enrico Colantoni), Finch’s plan to destroy Samaritan, preventing an outbreak, the team crashing a wedding, the return of The Voice, a mission in Washington D.C., and the heartwrenching 100th episode and series finale – both of which say farewell to beloved characters.

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Darth Vader #23

by Alan Rapp on July 31, 2016

in Comics

Darth Vader #23After making his away aboard the stolen Executor, Darth Vader sabotages the heisted Star Destroyer before making his way to his confrontation with Morit outside the hull of the Executor. After dispatching his foe by Force-flicking Morit into the nearby son, Vader can continue his climb through ship to find his true prey, Cylo. However, the master of cybernetics does have one last trick up his sleeve.

Despite his small victories over the course of the last two issues accomplishing the impossible without breaking a sweat, Vader does stand defeated as the comic comes to a close. With his mechanical body constructed largely by Cylo’s technology, the Dark Lord of the Sith finds himself in the rarest of situations at someone else’s mercy.

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1986 – Flight of the Navigator

by Alan Rapp on July 30, 2016

in DVD Reviews 

  • Title: Flight of the Navigator
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Flight of the NavigatorOn or around this day 30 years ago Disney’s Flight of the Navigator flew into theaters. The live-action sci-fi film starred Joey Cramer as a normal 12 year-old boy abducted by an alien spacecraft and returned to Earth eight years later without having aged a day to the confusion his parents (Cliff De Young and Veronica Cartwright) and once younger (now older) brother (Matt Adler). NASA grows interested in David (Cramer) as well when a medical examination links the boy to a recently crashed spaceship.

Flight of the Navigator is you typical all-ages Disney adventure. It does boast quite a few recognizable faces in supporting roles including WKRP‘s Howard Hesseman as the lead NASA scientist studying the spacecraft, Paul “Pee-Wee Herman” Reubens as the voice of the alien craft, and Sarah Jessica Parker as a NASA intern.

Telepathically linked to the ship, David helps it escape government control and begina to understand just what happened to him, why the ship’s artificial intelligence (named Max) needs his help, and how he ended up back home eight years too late.

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An Intimate look at Rachel Cook

by Alan Rapp on July 30, 2016

in Books & Magazines

Rachel Cook - Gooseberry Intimates

Model Rachel Cook is the face of Gooseberry Intimates‘ latest campaign. You can find the pics from her photo shoot inside.

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Jason Bourne

by Alan Rapp on July 29, 2016

in Movie Reviews 

  • Title: Jason Bourne
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Jason BourneLargely ignoring the events of The Bourne Legacy, Matt Damon and director Paul Greengrass return to the Bourne franchise. In the years since The Bourne Ultimatum Jason Bourne has become a wandering nomad and underground street fighter. With his memories restored he lacks the purpose which drove him in the first three films of the series.

The return of Nicky (Julia Stiles) and her quest to expose the government’s new black ops programs will shock Bourne out of his malaise when she provides him additional information about Treadstone and his recruitment into the program asking questions he desperately needs answers to.

Resurfacing after years, Bourne immediately becomes the focus of a manhunt by CIA Director Robert Dewey (Tommy Lee Jones) and his new hot-shot protege Heather Lee (Alicia Vikander) who begins to wonder if the CIA wouldn’t be better off attempting to bring Bourne in rather than assassinate him. Vikander’s addition, similar to a younger version of Joan Allen‘s character from the third and fourth films (with a questionable accent), allows for some conflict within the CIA as to Bourne while setting up potential ally for our protagonist within the agency.

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