White Collar – Return to Sender

by Alan Rapp on November 17, 2014

in Television Reviews 

  • Title: White Collar – Return to Sender
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White Collar - Return to Sender

After wrapping up the remaining threads of last season and introducing the possibility of Neal (Matt Bomer) finally winning his freedom last week, Neal’s mission to take down the secret organization of thieves known as the Pink Panthers begins in earnest with the return of old enemy Matthew Keller (Ross McCall). When Keller doesn’t expose Neal’s work with the FBI, and given that Russian officials state the man is still in prison, Neal deduces Keller has struck his own deal with Interpol to take down the Panthers opening the door to an explosive partnership that both men aren’t likely to survive unsinged.

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Wander Over Yonder – The Date

by Alan Rapp on November 16, 2014

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  • Title: Wander Over Yonder – The Date
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Wander Over Yonder - The Date

Lord Hater‘s (Keith Ferguson) anger at being stood up on a blind date puts the fate of an entire planet in danger and forces Sylvia (April Winchell) to take on the role of “Linguini von Breadstick” and keep the villain calm through the worst date of her life.

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Here’s actress and country music singer Jana Kramer with her new holiday commercial for Nationwide Insurance.

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Rocket Raccoon #5

by Alan Rapp on November 16, 2014

in Comics

Rocket Raccoon #5Set around a campfire where Rocket Raccoon has been telling young children tales of his exploits, Rocket Raccoon #5 showcases Groot telling a story Rocket doesn’t want to share. Although limited in his exposition, we witness the events unfold through a series of panels which inform us of why Groot thinks so highly of the adventure but also why Rocket would rather forget the entire disappointing enterprise.

With every piece of dialogue, signage, and narration all being the same three words writer/artist Skootie Young delivers an unexpected adveture involving a treasure map, robot army, space adventure, high-stakes gambling, the retrieval of a mystical sword, a floating castle, mermaids, giant monsters, and a prize which is far from what Rocket expected. Simply put, it’s amazing.

Forced into telling a story nearly all through its art, Young delivers a campfire story that may bewilder (most) of the young campers but turns out to be the series’ best issue so far. Must-read.

[Marvel, $3.99]

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Shay Mitchell Glamourizes Mexico

by Alan Rapp on November 15, 2014

in Books & Magazines

Shay Mitchell - Glamour Mexico (November 2014)

Pretty Little Liars star Shay Mitchell is the cover girl for the November issue of Glamour Mexico. You can find pics from her photo shoot inside.

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How to Train Your Dragon 2

by Alan Rapp on November 15, 2014

in DVD Reviews 

  • Title: How to Train Your Dragon 2
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How to Train Your Dragon 2Set a few years after the events of the first film, How to Train Your Dragon 2 continues the hero’s journey of Hiccup (Jay Baruchel) and Toothless and the rest of the dragon riders of Birk as Hiccup finds his long-lost mother Valka (Cate Blanchett) and squares off against a dragon army led by the villainous Drago Bludvist (Djimon Hounsou).

How to Train Your Dragon 2 works as well for me on Blu-ray as it did in theaters (and some of the emotional beats even work better a second time). Given the quality of the first two films, I hope we see this series continue for a long time. For more on the movie, check out my original review.

The Blu-ray includes DVD and UV digital copies of the film along with a half-hour short explaining the creation of Birk’s dragon races, deleted scenes, trailers, and short featurettes on Hiccup’s inventions, Drago’s weapons, the various dragons in the film, and Birk.

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Stalker – Fanatic

by Alan Rapp on November 15, 2014

in Television Reviews 

  • Title: Stalker – Fanatic
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Stalker - Fanatic

While Perry (Erik Stocklin) continues playing games by using his relationship with Tracy (Tara Summers) to begin attacking Beth (Maggie Q) through her past, and even invading her home, only to watch the results with glee, the Threat Assessment Unit is called in to protect actress Nina Preston (AnnaLynne McCord) whose latest stalker seems fixated on both her character and the violent scenes of her TV-show which he begins recreating in her honor.

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Scooby-Doo! Team-Up #7

by Alan Rapp on November 15, 2014

in Comics

Scooby-Doo! Team-Up #7Moving away from the super-hero team-ups (which I’ve very much enjoyed), the latest issue of Scooby-Doo! Team-Up sends the Mystery, Inc. gang back in time to Bedrock where they meet Fred Flinstone and his family.

Even for a Scooby-Doo comic this one’s a bit goofy, especially when the team jumps into action to solve the mystery of the Phantom of the Operrock who ruins a night out for Fred, Wilma, Barney, and Betty. It’s hard not to see the latest issue as a slight disappointment given how terrific it has been up until this point. Thankfully it’s still entertaining and does upon up new avenues for some very unexpected team-ups in the future.

Although not as strong as the rest of the series, Scooby-Doo! Team-Up #7 does have fun with having the Scooby Gang comment on the ridiculousness of caveman advancements. Other than a single scene not much is done with Dino meaning Scooby is left out of getting his own prehistoric pal. For fans.

[DC, $2.99]

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Elementary – Just a Regular Irregular

by Alan Rapp on November 14, 2014

in Television Reviews 

  • Title: Elementary – Just a Regular Irregular
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Elementary - Just a Regular Irregular

While continuing to develop Kitty‘s (Ophelia Lovibond) relationships to both Sherlock Holmes (Jonny Lee Miller) and Watson (Lucy Liu), “Just a Regular Irregular” returns Rich Sommer as often-shirtless mathematician Harlan Emple who stumbles upon a dead body while playing a complicated mathematical game. When others involved in the game start turning up dead as well, Holmes and Watson agree to work together to piece together a motive for the crimes which are being committed a dedicated killer obsessed with hunting down an anonymous math blogger who is threatening the man’s livelihood.

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  • Title: The Imitation Game
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Keira Knightley and Benedict Cumberbatch have some fun answering random interview questions while discussing their new film The Imitation Game.

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