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Haunted Honeymoon

by Alan Rapp on September 13, 2016

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  • Title: Haunted Honeymoon
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Haunted HoneymoonHaunted Honeymoon may not be one of Gene Wilder‘s best movies, but it does feature a cast and set-up worth seeing. Wilder and real-life wife Gilda Radner star as voice actors for the radio drama Manhattan Mystery Theater. Plagued by panic attacks which could cost him both his job and a chance at marriage, Larry (Wilder) agrees to an unusual solution proposed by his uncle (Paul L. Smith). Heading home to the castle where he grew up for his wedding, Larry agrees to a form of shock therapy where everyone involved in the wedding party will be involved in the attempt to shock him to death and force him to deal with his panic and fear.

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Romantic Comedy Triple Feature

by Alan Rapp on September 12, 2016

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  • Title: Fools Rush In, The Wedding Planner, Made of Honor
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Fools Rush In / The Wedding Planner / Made of HonorThis Romantic Comedy Triple Feature collects three relatively recent romantic comedies in one set which is perfect if you need to torture your boyfriend but not much good for anything else.

Made of Honor is a pretty bland reversal of My Best Friend’s Wedding with Patrick Dempsey discovering he has romantic feelings for his best friend (Michelle Monaghan) after she asks him to be the maid of honor at her wedding. Read the full review.

The Wedding Planner isn’t that much better starring Jennifer Lopez as a wedding planner who falls for the one of her clients (Matthew McConaughey) and ruins his impeding wedding to his fiance (Bridgette Wilson-Sampras). Home-wrecking has never been so sickly sweet.

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The Flash – The Complete Second Season

by Alan Rapp on September 7, 2016

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  • Title: The Flash – Season Two
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The Flash - The Complete Second SeasonThe Second Season of The Flash feels like a bit of a retread putting the Scarlet Speedster up against although super-fast baddie. Zoom isn’t as strong a villain as the Reverse-Flash which leads to a disappointing season finale, but along the way the season does have several bright spots including exploring the concept of a Multiverse, Barry‘s (Grant Gustin) relationship with Patty Spivot (Shantel VanSanten), and bringing back Tom Cavanagh as the all-different Harrison Wells.

Highlights include the Flash’s time jump to trick his old enemy into helping him, the return of the Reverse-Flash (Matt Letscher), the team-up of the Weather Wizard (Liam McIntyre), Captain Cold (Wentworth Miller) and the original Trickster (Mark Hamill), Central City terrorized by King Shark, Barry struggling with the loss of his speed, the Flash temporarily trapped inside the Speed Force, the return of Grodd, the introduction of Zoom, and the episodes leading up to the spin-off Legends of Tomorrow.

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Star Wars Rebels – The Complete Second Season

by Alan Rapp on September 6, 2016

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  • Title: Star Wars Rebels – Season Two
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Star Wars Rebels - The Complete Second SeasonThe Second Season of Star Wars Rebels finds the crew of the Ghost spending more time as full members of the Rebellion after being forced off of Lothal by the Empire. Teased over the course of the season, the two-part finale delivers the long-awaited reunion between Ahsoka Tano (Ashley Eckstein) and Darth Vader (James Earl Jones) along with an unexpected appearance by Maul (Sam Witwer) and the foreshadowing of Ezra‘s (Taylor Gray) possible turn to the Dark Side.

Other highlights of the season include Ezra, Kanan (Freddie Prinze Jr.), and Ezra returning to the Jedi Temple on Lothal, Ezra captured by the Empire, the introduction of Sabine‘s (Tiya Sircar) old friend and rival Ketsu Onyo (Gina Torres), Chopper’s own episode, Ezra’s search for his parents, Fifth Brother (Philip Anthony-Rodriguez) and Seventh Sister (Sarah Michelle Gellar) stealing Force-sensitive children, the introduction of the B-Wing, and an appearance by Princess Leia (Julie Dolan).

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Batman: The Killing Joke

by Alan Rapp on September 2, 2016

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  • Title: Batman: The Killing Joke
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Batman: The Killing JokeA stand-alone one-shot written by Alan Moore and illustrated by Brian Bolland, Batman: The Killing Joke is the most overrated Batman story ever printed. Very much a product of its time, the story features the Joker (Mark Hamill) finally going “too far.” I’m not saying the story is bad, in fact it works in the way Moore and Bolland intended and explores the destructive relationship between Batman (Kevin Conroy) and the Joker in unexpected ways. However, it also make several decisions which are hard to excuse even nearly three decades later – predominantly turning Barbara Gordon (Tara Strong) into nothing more than a victim.

Given it’s gruesome subject matter in which Commissioner Gordon‘s (Ray Wise) daughter is paralyzed in front of him before being forced to relive the moment over and over in the Joker’s carnival of horrors, the 48-page story (including many panels without any dialogue) seems an odd choice to stretch into a feature.

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