Human Target – Pilot

by Alan Rapp on January 25, 2015

in Television Reviews 

  • Title: Human Target – Pilot
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“I’m your vest.”

Human Target - Pilot

Based on the Vertigo comic of the same name, Human Target had an all-too brief two-season run before it’s cancellation in 2011 (due mostly to some ill-conceived shake-ups and changes between Season One and Season Two). Mark Valley starred as a former soldier, mercenary, and assassin with a wide range of skills and abilities now working for the good guys by offering his services as a private contractor and bodyguard to those in danger by blending into the background and using the client as bait to draw out the target. The “Pilot” episode not only informs us about Christopher Chance, his recklessness, and unique business model but also the two key recurring characters who will play major roles over the show’s 25 episode run.

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The Musketeers – An Ordinary Man

by Alan Rapp on January 25, 2015

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  • Title: The Musketeers – An Ordinary Man
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The Musketeers - An Ordinary Man

On a whim, King Louis (Ryan Gage) orders Athos (Tom Burke), Aramis (Santiago Cabrera), Porthos (Howard Charles), and D’Artagnan (Luke Pasqualino) to take him out on the town under the guise of a common man to see how the little people live. What starts out as an enjoyable night at a local pub becomes something far more sinister when Louis and D’Artagnan are both snatched during a bar fight by slavers unaware just how precious their cargo truly is.

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Scooby-Doo! Team-Up #8

by Alan Rapp on January 25, 2015

in Comics

Scooby-Doo! Team-Up #8Scooby-Doo and Mystery Inc.‘s time-travel mystery tour which began in Bedrock in the previous issue makes one more stop before returning the meddling kids back home to their own time. Through the use of a Stone Age time machine seen last issue, Scooby-Doo! Team-Up #8 sends Scooby, Shaggy, Fred, Velma, and Daphne far past their own time and into the future where they meet George Jetson, Jane his wife, daughter Judy, his boy Elroy, and another talking dog with something of a speech impediment (who was conincidentally also voiced by Don Messick on The Jetsons).

Although I far prefer the previous issues of teaming the Scoobies with the DC Universe’s vast array of comic crimefighters, this month’s issue works a little better than Scooby-Doo! Team-Up #7. There are a couple of nice touches including Judy swooning over Fred and a fun team-up with Scooby and Astro. In the end the group solves another mystery involving the Space-Age Specter which offers a reveal used before, most notably in “Foul Play in Funland,” where a robot is responsible for the trouble. Worth a look.

[DC< $2.99]

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Elementary – The Illustrious Client

by Alan Rapp on January 24, 2015

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  • Title: Elementary – The Illustrious Client
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Elementary - The Illustrious Client

Since her introduction as Sherlock Holmes‘ (Jonny Lee Miller) new protege in the Third Season premiere we’ve been left to wonder the exact nature of the traumatic events which caused Kitty (Ophelia Lovibond) to meet the famous detective in London and convince him to take the smart but troubled young woman under his wing. After being teased with offhand remarks and brief mentions about her assault and kidnapping the other shoe finally drops when the body of a new victim shows up in New York with the same distinct scars Kitty still carries on her back.

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Can you Guess Gigi Hadid’s Secret?

by Alan Rapp on January 24, 2015

in Advertisements

Gigi Hadid - Guess (Spring 2015)

American model Gigi Hadid is keeping busy with recent campaigns for both Victoria’s Secret and Guess. You can find the pics from both photo shoots inside.

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Roxy Rocket Action Figure

by Alan Rapp on January 23, 2015

in Toys & Collectibles

Roxy Rocket Action Figure

The new BTAS toy line continues to grow with the announcement of DC’s first ever Roxy Rocket action figure complete with light-up rocket. Okay, that’s pretty cool. You can pre-order your own for the low, low price of $35.

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Backstrom – Dragon Slayer

by Alan Rapp on January 23, 2015

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  • Title: Backstrom – Dragon Slayer
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Backstrom - Dragon Slayer

The quirky detective drama doesn’t appear to be in any danger of dying out. The genre’s latest stars Rainn Wilson as an unhealthy, politically incorrect, police detective with self-destructive tendencies and a gift for closing cases. Reinstated to his previous position after serving time as a traffic cop, Backstrom now heads the Special Crimes Unit. The pilot episode centers around Backstrom pissing off nearly everyone he meets while working the murder of a senator’s son which was staged to look like a suicide.

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Stalker – The News

by Alan Rapp on January 23, 2015

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  • Title: Stalker – The News
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Stalker - The News

The stalking of a local news anchor (Kerr Smith) begins an investigation into the man’s co-workers and a fan with previous stalking issues (Todd Giebenhain). The truth of who is behind the attacks ranging from threatening video of the newsman’s daughter to a drive-by shooting involves the irrational actions of a stalker whose actions she wrongly believes are helpful to the man she loves nearly ending in murder.

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News and Notes

by Alan Rapp on January 22, 2015

in Nework & Cable TV News 

Melissa Benoist

The CW has found it’s Supergirl and she’s… a brunette? The Hollywood Reporter is reporting Glee‘s Melissa Benoist has been cast in the role of Superman’s younger cousin Kara Zor-El for the network’s proposed Supergirl TV-series.

And Supergirl may not be the only DC hero to get her own show as Deadline reports The CW is in talks to spin-off the Atom (Arrow‘s Brandon Routh) into his own show as well.

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Arrow – Left Behind

by Alan Rapp on January 22, 2015

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  • Title: Arrow – Left Behind
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“After you confirm that it is his blood you’ll exhaust yourself with conspiracy theories as to how
I planted it or how it’s all a lie. And after enough time passes you’ll be left with one
inescapable truth – that Oliver Queen is dead.”

Arrow - Left Behind

Arrow returns with the fate of its star in doubt for much of the mid-season premiere. Three days without a word from Oliver (Stephen Amell) following his showdown with Ra’s al Ghul (Matt Nable) makes both Diggle (David Ramsey) and Roy (Colton Haynes) begin to question whether or not their friend survived his encounter with the head of the League of Assassins. Felicity (Emily Bett Rickards) and Laurel (Katie Cassidy) both continue to hold out hope, although even Felicity has trouble believing in the chance of Oliver’s miraculous return after receiving Malcolm Merlyn‘s (John Barrowman) evidence to the contrary.

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