November 2016

The Flash – Invasion!

by Alan Rapp on November 30, 2016

in Television Reviews 

  • Title: The Flash – Invasion!
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The Flash - Invasion!

Now this is more like it. The big four-part crossover which was teased (but not actually begun) last night on Supergirl gets started here with the arrival of the Dominators on Earth. For those not familiar with the aliens, the Dominators were first introduced back in the 60s but made their most notable splash in DC Comics in 1989 as part of the Invasion! (good name) mini-series. Realizing he can’t stop the alien threat alone, Barry (Grant Gustin) enlists the help of Team Arrow (including the retired Thea), the Legends, and even hops universes to bring back Supergirl (Melissa Benoist). Although Barry doesn’t take naturally to leading, the team follows him… at least until they discover about Flashpoint whose effects continue to be discovered as one Legend learns he now has a loving daughter he has never met.

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Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season Eleven #1

by Alan Rapp on November 30, 2016

in Comics

Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season Eleven #1Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season Eleven begins with Buffy and the Scoobies all in a good place and relatively happy. As fans of the television series know, that’s usually when things go south quickly. Buffy and Spike are working with the police as supernatural crime consultants, Xander and Dawn‘s relationship is stronger than ever, Willow has moved on to teaching and sharing her knowledge about magic, and even Giles seems more at peace with his teenage reality. And that’s when a dragon shows up.

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The First Monday in May

by Alan Rapp on November 30, 2016

in DVD Reviews 

  • Title: The First Monday in May
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The First Monday in MayThe subject of Andrew Rossi proves to be more fascinating the the movie itself. Following the near-year-long process of creating The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s most attended fashion exhibition in history, “China: Through The Looking Glass,” the highlights of the documentary are the exhibits themselves while the behind-the-scenes of time and budget constraints, the jockeying of celebrity attendees (without ever naming names), battles with China of the historical (not modern) nature of the exhibit, the struggle to pay the headline act, and the actual design of the various pieces in the exhibits aren’t explored in much more than superficial detail. Like much of the fashion it highlights, it’s great to look at but doesn’t always have much to say.

As a snapshot into a world most won’t ever see personally, The First Monday in May is interesting (if never all that compelling) look at some of the work that went into The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s most profitable exhibit. Available on DVD and On-Demand.

[Magnolia Home Entertainment, $14.99]

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Star Wars #25

by Alan Rapp on November 30, 2016

in Comics

Star Wars #25Luke, Leia, Han, Chewbacca, Sana, and the rest of the Rebels aboard the stolen Imperial Star Destroyer fight for their lives against both Sgt. Kreel and his elite band of stowaway Stormtroopers and the scores of Imperial ships attempting to prevent the stolen Harbinger from smashing through the blockade of Tureen VII.

The climax of the storyline focused on both the Rebels theft of a Star Destroyer and Kreel’s Scar Squadron, Star Wars #25 is filled with quite a bit of action including Luke in a lightsaber duel with Kreel and coming across Darth Vader in space (and smartly deciding to live to fight another day rather than push his luck any further).

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Alessandra Ambrosio - GQ Brazil (November 2016)

Brazilian model Alessandra Ambrosio is the cover girl for the November issue of GQ Brazil. You can find the pics from her photo shoot inside.

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