April 2017

Doctor Who – The Pilot

by Alan Rapp on April 28, 2017

in Television Reviews 

  • Title: Doctor Who – The Pilot
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Doctor Who - The Pilot television review

After hiding out as an university professor on Earth for five decades, while also protecting a mysterious vault from an unknown threat, The Doctor (Peter Capaldi) is thrown back into action by a cafeteria worker at the school who has been attending his lectures and has encountered something she can’t explain. Along with Nardole (Matt Lucas), The Doctor and Bill (Pearl Mackie) investigate this odd puddle which has swallowed up another student (Stephanie Hyam) Bill had a crush on and has now taken her watery form while chasing her across campus, the universe, and through time.

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Astro City #43

by Alan Rapp on April 28, 2017

in Comics

Astro City #43 comic reviewDuring this latest volume of Astro City we’ve seen the Broken Man pop-up from time to time with important messages directed to the reader. What we haven’t seen, until now, is someone interrupt and hijack one of the omnipotent figure’s tales. That’s what happens in Astro City #43 when his tale about the Gentleman, the Bouncing Beatnik, and Lord Saampa is interrupted by the Gentleman’s daughter Tillie (who has her own amazing story to tell).

Breaking the fourth wall completely and talking both to the Broken Man and to the audience, Tillie steers the story towards her father, the super-hero known as the Gentleman. In doing so we learn something very interesting about this young girl who doesn’t age and how her father burst on the scene as a hero of Astro City.

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This Weekend – Planet Comicon

by Alan Rapp on April 28, 2017

in Entertainment News 

Planet Comicon

Planet Comicon 2017 kicks off today in Kansas City. The panels are set (check out the list) and the guests have arrived (see the full list of media guests, creators, and cosplayers). You can download the program guide and grab the mobile app for Apple or Android phones. And you can post and follow the action on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. If you haven’t pre-ordered your tickets you can buy them at the door. Click here to learn more about the event and the weekend’s festivities. Hope to see you there!

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  • Title: Pretty Little Liars – These Boots Were Made for Stalking
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Pretty Little Liars - These Boots Were Made for Stalking TV review

It seems pretty late in the game to introduce a new adversary, but that’s what nearly half of “These Boots Were Made for Stalking” is devoted to when a bitchy student named Addison (Ava Allan) turns the teachers against each other and accuses Emily (Shay Mitchell) of inappropriate conduct with the girls swim team. Events are enough to force Emily to play the game, but the entire sordid affair is dealt with in a single episode as it hardly stands up to one of A’s more sinister attacks.

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Batman #21

by Alan Rapp on April 27, 2017

in Comics

Batman #21 comic reviewIt’s been almost a years since DC Rebirth #1 relaunched the DCU, retconned a big chunk of the New 52 as the work of a super-villain, and teased a connection behind the entire chain of events to one of the best comic series ever written. Since then DC’s been pretty quiet on the subject for the most part, at least until now. It seems it’s time for the Dark Knight Detective and the Scarlet Speedster to search for the truth.

Batman #21 picks up the breadcrumb of the Watchmen button left in the Batcave. When the unexplained artifact gets too close to the Psycho-Pirate‘s mask things take an unexpected turn with the sudden appearance of the Reverse-Flash. You might expect the Flash‘s arch-nemesis to stick around to cause more trouble, but he too is drawn into the mystery of the button. You know what they say about curiosity, right?

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