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The Top Ten Movies of 2016 (so far)

by Alan Rapp on July 8, 2016

in Top Tens & Lists

The Top Ten Movies of 2016 (so far)

2016 is now half over which means it’s time to look back at the best of what we’ve seen released so far this year. The list includes four super-hero films, a few unrepentant killers, three animated movies, five sequels, one Oscar winner, and two appearances from the Dark Knight Detective (although not from his disappointing big-screen battle with the Big Blue Boy Scout). So, what made the list? Here are the Best Movies of 2016 so far…

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Teen Titans Go! – TTG v PPG

by Alan Rapp on July 5, 2016

in Television Reviews 

  • Title: Teen Titans Go! – TTG v PPG
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Teen Titans Go! - TTG v PPG

If there was every any idea that the heroes of Teen Titans Go! are anything more than the equivalent of the characters from It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia in bright costumes “TTG v PPG” dispels it. To avoid getting taken down by the Powerpuff Girls, Mojo Jojo (Roger L. Jackson) jumps dimensions to a world where the heroes care less about saving the day. The world he chooses? Of course, it’s the world of Teen Titans Go!

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Titans: Rebirth #1

by Alan Rapp on June 16, 2016

in Comics

Titans: Rebirth #1Wally West‘s return to the DCU continues in Titans: Rebirth #1. After being pulled back into existence by Barry Allen in DC Universe: Rebirth #1, Wally gets a spiffy new costume and sets out to find his old teammates: the original Teen Titans. Of course this is problematic as none of his old friends knows who Wally is.

At first mistaking him for a threat, the group attempts to put the speedster down. But as each member comes into contact with their former ally a spark of recognition (hey, I’m not above using a pun when appropriate) brings back memories of their forgotten friend.

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Justice League vs. Teen Titans

by Alan Rapp on April 29, 2016

in DVD Reviews 

  • Title: Justice League vs. Teen Titans
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Justice League vs. Teen TitansThe latest home video release further exploring the characters and world introduced in Son of Batman sends the uncompromising Damian Wayne (Stuart Allan) to the Teen Titans in hopes that Robin may be able to learn teamwork and trust. Borrowing a little from Damien’s time with the Teen Titans prior to the New 52 reboot, writers Bryan Q. Miller and Alan Burnett choose to give their spin on a more classic Trigon (Jon Bernthal) story. As with the previous movies, the story lacks the Robin/Red Robin rivalry from the comics, but certainly entertains.

With both heroes and villains being possessed by a demon threatening to break into their world, Raven (Taissa Farmiga) reveals the truth about herself and her father to her teammates Beast Boy (Brandon Soo Hoo), Blue Beetle (Jake T. Austin), and Starfire (Kari Wahlgren). When Raven is captured and multiple members of the Justice League are possessed by Trigon it falls on Robin and the Teen Titans to save the day.

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Titans Hunt #1

by Alan Rapp on November 8, 2015

in Comics

Titans Hunt #1Seizing on the opportunities left by Convergence introducing heroes from multiple versions of the DCU, Titans Hunt is an attempt to undo one of the many mistakes of the New 52 that did away with the original Teen Titans. The first issue checks in with the current characters each beginning to think there may be a large piece of their past missing from their memories.

I’m happy to see DC finally get around to acknowledging Dick Grayson‘s original team of adolescent heroes and bringing characters like Donna Troy into the New 52. While many of the original team will be part of this series it seems there are some important absences. Kid Flash is the obvious missing piece of the puzzle as the current version of Wally West hasn’t found his super-speed yet and apparently the comic has no plans in resurrecting the original for this series.

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