• Title: Supergirl – The Quest for Peace
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“Try not to quote Hitler in public, dear. It will hurt the brand.”

Supergirl - The Quest for Peace television review

Supergirl ends its Fourth Season with a solid, although not quite super, episode as Kara (Melissa Benoist) strives to undo all of Lex Luthor‘s (Jon Cryer) evil machinations that have set him up as America’s new hero. “The Quest for Peace” (taking its name from one of the best forgotten Superman sequels – which is still isn’t the worst Superman movie ever made) makes good use of flashbacks to fill in the events from Lex’s point-of-view (which cover quite a bit of ground while Supergirl was occupied with Red Daughter). From there Lex struts his stuff turning aliens into human batteries Matrix-style to fuel a space laser he plans to use to kill Superman. Ah, yes, there’s the mad-scientist with Superman-envy (and hair envy) we know and love. Cryer continues to entertain as Lex Luthor, although it’s unclear how much we may get of the character going forward.

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Comic Rack

by Alan Rapp on May 20, 2019

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Comic RackIt’s a new week so it must be time to talk about comics! Welcome back to the RazorFine Comic Rack boys and girls. Pull up a bean bag and take a seat at feet of the master as we offer you this quick list of all kinds of comic book goodness set to hit comic shops and bookstores this month from all your favorite publishers including DC, Marvel, Dark Horse, Archie, Dynamite, IDW, Image Comics, and others.

This week includes Action Comics, Asgardians of the Galaxy, Assassin Nation, Batgirl, Casper’s Spooksville, Cyber Force, Detective Comics, Faithless, G.I. JOE: A Real American Hero, Gretel, Mr. & Mrs. X, Road of Bones, Rumble, Savage Dragon, Scooby-Doo! Team-Up, Shuri, Star Trek: The Q Conflict, Tony Stark Iron Man, Venom, William: The Last Fight and Flight, Wonder Woma, the first issues of Clue: Candlestick, Road of Bones, The Secret Life of Pets, Underdog and Pals, Vampblade Season 4, Welcome to Wanderland, and the final issues of Incursion and Stiletto.

Enjoy issue #262

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John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum

by Alan Rapp on May 19, 2019

in Movie Reviews 

  • Title: John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum
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John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum movie reviewJohn Wick was simple revenge story stylized with a flourish of memorable action scenes (and an absurd amount of killshots to the head). John Wick: Chapter 2 brought back Keanu Reeves as the notorious hitman featuring a more convoluted story that was designed to help expand John Wick’s world. John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum returns, at least initially, to the clear focus of the original by offering a set-up of Wick declared excommunicado and on the run from the very organization he has worked for, with an ever-increasing price on his head, numerous assassins looking to cash in, and all the usual help and support once available now denied.

For the first-half of the film, Chapter 3 works quite well as our protagonist runs for his life and calls on the few remaining debts owed to him. However, about halfway through the film the story shifts and, despite several impressive action scenes, never works quite as well as the writers once again over-complicate what should be a relatively straight action tale while instead focusing on more world building and setting up the next inevitable sequel. Parabellum doesn’t so much as come to a close as run out of time with the story left unfinished (and me left unfulfilled).

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  • Title: Hawaii Five-0 – Hewa ka lima / Hana Mao ‘ole ka ua o Waianae
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Hawaii Five-0 - Hewa ka lima / Hana Mao 'ole ka ua o Waianae television review

Aaron Wright (Joey Lawrence) resurfaces in the final two episodes of Hawaii Five-0‘s Ninth Season as a cyber-terrorist working for the NSA. When his field office is hit and the other hackers are killed, Wright goes to Five-0 for help. The evidence points Five-0 to a medical manufacturing company who one of the hackers was blackmailing after he discovered the company’s latest, and most profitable, invention killed three people in testing. While all the facts are true, it takes Jerry (Jorge Garcia) too long to discover that Wright has played the team, and the NSA, for fools as he orchestrated the entire attack in order to obtain his freedom and a profitable hard drive full of the best cyber-terrorist software ever invented which he plans to sell to the highest bidder prior to sneaking off the island.

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  • Title: The Big Bang Theory – The Stockholm Syndrome
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The Big Bang Theory - The Stockholm Syndrome television review

After 12 seasons The Big Bang Theory comes to a close with an episode that falls back on the reliable premise of how inconsiderate and selfish Dr. Sheldon Cooper (Jim Parsons) can be. The show never lost money revisiting that plot thread. The series concludes with the cast out of the country to be in attendance when Sheldon and Amy (Mayim Bialik) accept their Nobel Prize. While on the plane trip over the secret of Penny‘s (Kaley Cuoco) pregnancy is revealed, Sheldon’s reaction causes an immediate (but quickly reconciled) dust-up, and the show offers some individual moments for various characters as Howard (Simon Helberg) and Bernadette (Melissa Rauch) freak-out over leaving their children for the first time and Raj (Kunal Nayyar) meets a new woman (who may have once slain vampires, but has no romantic interest in him).

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