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Supergirl – The Complete Second Season

by Alan Rapp on September 14, 2017

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  • Title: Supergirl – Season Two
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Supergirl - The Complete Second Season Blu-ray reviewIn a year where both The Flash and Arrow found themselves recycling different versions of the same story (evil speedsters and archers), Supergirl took a definite step forward as the best of DC’s television line-up. Sure, the exit of Cat Grant (Calista Flockhart) as a regular after the first couple of episodes left a huge hole to fill and there were some clunkers early on, but this season saw Kara (Melissa Benoist) grow considerably over the course of the year take on Cadmus, get a boyfriend (Chris Wood) and deal with his evil mother (Teri Hatcher), and make an unlikely friend in Lena Luther (Katie McGrath).

Highlights from this year include the two-part season finale, the show taking a hard stand against anti-immigration policy, the first appearance of Mr. Mxyzptlk (Peter Gadiot), exploring what’s next for Superman’s best friend, Kara flexing her reporting muscles and standing by her friends, the return of Livewire (Brit Morgan), the introduction of Superman (Tyler Hoechlin), and a super-team-up against Metallo.

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Star Wars Rebels – The Complete Third Season

by Alan Rapp on September 12, 2017

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  • Title: Star Wars Rebels – Season Three
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Star Wars Rebels - The Complete Third Season Blu-ray reviewSet some time after the events of the end of the show’s Second Season, the Third Season of Star Wars Rebels offers the return of Darth Maul (Sam Witwer) and his final confrontation with Obi-Wan Kenobi (Stephen Stanton), the arrival of a dangerous new adversary in Grand Admiral Thrawn (Lars Mikkelsen), and the continued fight of the Ghost’s crew against the Empire.

Highlights include Thrawn’s victory in the season finale, the growth of the Rebellion, Thrawn’s discovery of a traitor in his ranks, Sabine‘s (Tiya Sircar) training with the Darksaber and her return to Mandalore, and the introduction of Wedge Antilles (Nathan Kress).

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Lucifer – The Complete Second Season

by Alan Rapp on September 11, 2017

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  • Title: Lucifer – Season 2
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Lucifer - The Complete Second Season DVD reviewLucifer‘s Second Season introduces us to Lucifer’s mother (Tricia Helfer) who escapes Hell and arrives on Earth in the body of a beautiful lawyer with plans to return to Heaven. Along with providing plenty of new drama for Lucifer (Tom Ellis) and Amenadiel (D.B. Woodside), the Goddess’ arrival will lead to the reveal of why Chloe (Lauren German) is immune to Lucifer’s charms along with her unusual origins.

Highlights from the season include the appearance of a man who believes he’s God, Lucifer’s need to punish himself after the death of his brother, humans becoming all murdery when getting their hands on Azrael’s blade, Lucifer testifying in court, the season finale, murder at a prestigious school, Lucifer’s wife, and a girls’ night out.

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Batman & Harley Quinn

by Alan Rapp on September 5, 2017

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  • Title: Batman & Harley Quinn
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Batman & Harley Quinn Blu-ray reviewBatman & Harley Quinn is Batman: The Animated Series Lite. Co-written by Jim Krieg and Bruce Timm, featuring Kevin Conroy as Batman, and set in the later style of BtAS, the straight-to-video feature has some of the feel of lesser episodes of the animated series. Sadly, it also has some stunningly bad dialogue, odd tangents (super-hero-themed restaurants and bars for henchmen) which are only loosely connected to the plot, juvenile fart jokes for the kiddies, and an over-sexualized nature that’s certainly not directed at the same audience. In other words, it’s something of a mess – although starting out be recasting one of the most iconic roles from the TV-series was a good hint that something would be amiss.

In our tale, Batman (Conroy) and Nightwing (Loren Lester) enlist the help of a reformed Harley Quinn (Melissa Rauch) to stop her gal-pal Poison Ivy (Paget Brewster) and her new partner the Floronic Man (Kevin Michael Richardson) from unleashing a virus to turn all animal life on the planet into plants.

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  • Title: To Catch a Thief
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“I’m in love with you.”
“Now that’s a ridiculous thing to say.”

To Catch a Thief (Special Collector’s Edition)A new string of burglaries along the French Rivieria prompt police to suspect the notorious John Robie (Cary Grant) has returned to his life of crime. The trouble is Robie is innocent. However no one, not the police nor his former friends, will believe him. With the help of an insurance agent (John Willliams) Robie hatches a plan to catch the thief in the act and clear his name.

Our retired thief cleverly insinuates himself into the lives of a wealthy widow (Jessie Royce Landis) and her beautiful daughter Fraces (Grace Kelly) knowing that their jewels will be on the list of the imposter. What he doesn’t anticipate is Frances recognizing him as the Cat and still being attracted to him.

In terms of enjoyment and escapism there are few films as well made as this one.  Though not on the level of some of Alfred Hitchcock‘s more important films like Psycho or Rear Window (also starring Grace Kelly, read that review) aside from North By Northwest it’s the most fun film the great director ever made.

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