The Last Starfighter [Modern Trailer]

by Alan Rapp on November 21, 2014

in Found on the Net



Check out this pretty amazing modern-style trailer for 1984’s The Last Starfighter.

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She & Him – Stay Awhile

by Alan Rapp on November 21, 2014

in Music News & Reviews

Here’s She & Him with the official video for “Stay Awhile.”

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Mockingjay Part 1

by Alan Rapp on November 21, 2014

in Movie Reviews 

  • Title: The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1
  • IMDb: link

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1After two films of murder games by children building up to a rebellion stoked by class warfare the latest entry into The Hunger Games franchise offers only more build-up. Deciding to break the final book of the series into two parts, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 is nearly all set-up with no payoff in sight for at least a full year until next Fall (if ever).

Set an indeterminate period of time following the events of the last film, Jennifer Lawrence returns as reluctant hero Katniss Everdeen rescued at the end of The Hunger Games: Catching Fire and recruited by the survivors of District 13 (the most well-funded and fully stocked secret underground rebellion in the history of cinema) to be the face of their revolution against President Snow (Donald Sutherland) and the Capitol.

Mockingjay does offer something new as it delves into rebellion, propaganda, and the physical and emotional toll of Snow’s policies towards those who defy him. Philip Seymour Hoffman, Woody Harrelson, Liam Hemsworth, and Elizabeth Banks return as Katniss’ support system and Julianne Moore steps in as the leader of the rebellion with access to enough hair products to never have a single strand out of place.

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Person of Interest – Point of Origin

by Alan Rapp on November 20, 2014

in Television Reviews 

  • Title: Person of Interest – Point of Origin
  • wiki: link

Person of Interest - Point of Origin

Using a temporary assignment as a trainer at the police academy to keep an eye on the latest number, Reese (Jim Caviezel) soon discovers the cadet (Adria Arjona) isn’t a green recruit but an officer in Internal Affairs looking for a mole for the Brotherhood inside the academy. When she’s framed for the death of her handler, Reese and Fusco work to bring down the man responsible which leads Shaw to make a discovery about her old friend Mini (Winston Duke) who is much more than he appeared to be during their first meeting.

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Justice League United #6

by Alan Rapp on November 20, 2014

in Comics

Justice League United #6Continuing the events from Justice League United Annual #1 half the League faces off against both the Legion of Super-Heroes and the Cadre who want to get their hands on Ultra the Multi-Alien. And if that isn’t enough the other half of the league (Green Arrow, Animal Man, Supergirl, and Stargirl) has to deal with the villainous Byth and the brainwashed Hawkman before the mad scientist can transform young Ultra into a universe-destroying weapon.

The action allows the latest issue to highlight the powers and limitations of a questionable number of characters all in one book (and I’m always okay with Stargirl getting to kick a little ass). Starting the second-half of the Ultra arc in the annual was a bit of a dick move on DC’s part as those who missed picking up the issue may struggle a bit for why everyone (including heroes from the future) seems to be fighting over killing, controlling, or worshiping an awkward alien kid, but even for as messy as it is the story still holds together (although I have doubts whether it can continue to do so for three more issues). For fans.

[DC, $3.99]

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  • Title: Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. – The Things We Bury
  • wiki: link

Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. - The Things We Bury

While Ward (Brett Dalton) uses his new freedom to reconnect with his brother (Tim DeKay), and Bobbi (Adrianne Palicki) attempts to interrogate a few interesting facts from their new HYDRA prisoner (Simon Kassianides), Coulson (Clark Gregg) rallies the troops in the race to find the mysterious city before their enemies. Overly-goofy in spots and brutal in others, tonally “The Things We Bury” is a bit of a mess, however it does offer a little more information about the season arc, its main villain, and even gives us an entire subplot starring Peggy Carter (Hayley Atwell).

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Happy Honda Days from Skeletor

by Alan Rapp on November 19, 2014

in Advertisements

He-Man’s arch-nemesis returns… to help sell Hondas?

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The Flash – The Flash is Born

by Alan Rapp on November 19, 2014

in Television Reviews 

  • Title: The Flash – The Flash is Born
  • wiki: link

The Flash - The Flash is Born

While introducing another of the Scarlet Speedster’s lesser villains and providing Barry Allen (Grant Gustin) the opportunity to stand-up to his old childhood bully for the first time, “The Flash is Born” is more memorable for the time spent on the First Season’s ongoing storylines. As the name of the episode suggests, “The Flash is Born” finally gets rid of “The Streak” and properly dubs the Fastest Man Alive with public moniker of the Flash.

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Scorpion – Rogue Element

by Alan Rapp on November 19, 2014

in Television Reviews 

  • Title: Scorpion – Rogue Element
  • wiki: link

Scorpion - Rogue Element

Scorpion’s latest assignment is personal to Cabe (Robert Patrick) who answers a distress call from his estranged ex-wife he hasn’t spoken to in 15 years. Stumbling over some irregularities at her law firm, Rebecca’s (Jessica Tuck) life is even greater danger once the team connects a high-powered PAC with the assassination of a local congressman. To keep the woman safe the team will have to break back into her firm, steal the proof, decrypt it, and stay one-step ahead of men hired to clean-up the situation and leave no witnesses.

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Tove Lo – Not On Drugs

by Alan Rapp on November 18, 2014

in Music News & Reviews

  • Song: “Not On Drugs”
  • Artist: Tove Lo

Here’s Swedish singer-songwriter Tove Lo with the official video for “Not On Drugs” from her debut EP Truth Serum.

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