Will Eisner’s The Spirit #7

by Alan Rapp on February 10, 2016

in Comics

Will Eisner's The Spirit #7Matt Wagner’s twelve-issue maxi-series begins the second-half of its run with the Spirit hitting the underworld hard looking for information about the mysterious Mikado Vaas. The more our vigilante learns about the elusive black marketeer the more questions the Spirit has about why he caged on a faraway island for months and what Vaas’ plans are for Central City.

After reintroducing himself to Central City’s underworld, none of whom are happy about his return, Will Eisner’s The Spirit #7 also allows our hero the chance to finally sit down with Ellen Dolan and explain the situation surrounding his disappearance. Disheartened by evidence that suggests Ellen has moved on, it turns out the Spirit had nothing to fear where Ellen’s heart is concerned.

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  • Title: Lucifer – The Would-Be Prince of Darkness
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“I am not your personal police concierge!”

Lucifer - The Would-Be Prince of Darkness

After a raucous party, where Lucifer (Tom Ellis) learns someone has been impersonating him and ruining his “good” name, Detective Chloe Decker (Lauren German) arrests a star quarterback for the dead woman who turns up floating in his pool the morning after. Convincing the detective to both consider other suspects, and allow him to help, Lucifer searches for the true guilty party and dispense his punishment. After an attack on the quarterback’s crazy ex-girlfriend (Sofia Vassilieva) the two storylines combine as Lucifer “improves” the police sting by hiring the leading suspect in the murder case, a fixer named Ronnie (Jodi Lyn O’Keefe), to find his impersonator and incriminate herself at the same time.

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Castle – Tone Death

by Alan Rapp on February 9, 2016

in Television Reviews 

  • Title: Castle – Tone Death
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Castle - Tone Death

Castle returns from a prolonged mid-season break with Castle (Nathan Fillion) and Beckett (Stana Katic) secretly back together while hiding the fact from family and friends. The first episode back the duo, along with Ryan (Seamus Dever) and Esposito (Jon Huertas), investigate the murdered leader of an all ex-con a cappella group whose body turns up at a charity event Martha (Susan Sullivan) is organizing.

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The Ice Pirates

by Alan Rapp on February 9, 2016

in DVD Reviews 

  • Title: The Ice Pirates
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The Ice PiratesWhile I admit for a 9 year-old boy the tongue-in-cheek space adventure about a motley crew of smugglers stealing the universe’s most valuable resource (water) was a hell of a lot of fun, it’s equally hard to ignore as an adult that The Ice Pirates is a mess of a movie. The PG-rated movie offered funny castration jokes, space herpes, odd robots and aliens, and a time-displaced climactic battle. It also offered bad writing, cheesy special effects, and nearly as many groans as laughs.

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  • Title: Supergirl – For The Girl Who Has Everything
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Supergirl - For The Girl Who Has Everything

Borrowing its plot from one of the most famous Superman stories, Kara (Melissa Benoist) becomes trapped in a fake reality in which she is still living on Krypton. Lost in the dream world by the Black Mercy, a parasitic organism designed to trap its prey in their perfect reality, Kara initially recognizes the truth of the situation but the longer she stays in the dreamworld the harder it becomes to remember her real life. Not strong enough to break free of the Black Mercy’s pull on her own, Kara will need the help of her sister to make her way home.

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