September 2008

Tube Watch – Fall Preview 08 Week 5

by Alan Rapp on September 25, 2008

in Nework & Cable TV News 

Keeping you up to date on what’s hitting your idiot box, we continue with another week of season, and series, premieres.  This week includes the returns of some of television’s longest running shows such as The Simpsons and ER, as well as Chuck, Desperate Housewives, Dexter, Grey’s Anatomy, My Name is Earl, The Office, Pushing Daisies, and Ugly Betty.  Check out the entire list inside.

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Nick and Norah’s Finite Playlist

by Alan Rapp on September 25, 2008

in Music News & Reviews

  • Title: Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist (Official Soundtrack)

The one-disc Official Soundtrack to Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist containss 15 tracks.  Included here are the light “Nick and Norah’s Theme” and “Baby You’re My Light” by Richard Hawley, “Our Swords” by Band of Horses, “Very Loud” by the Shout Out Louds, “Middle Management” by Bishop Allen, “Silvery Sleds” by Army Navy, and “Speed of Sound” by Chris Bell.

Like most soundtracks the package is a mixed bag.  Although there aren’t really any stinkers here there’s also no big hits.  The entire album is a mello groove that won’t get you too excited but won’t make you get up to skip tracks or change discs either.  My favorite track would probably be either Nick and Norah’s Theme or “After Hours” by We Are Scientists.

For a soundtrack this is a passable entry and for those who enjoy the movie it will leave you with memorable songs from the film.  As a standalone however it doesn’t offer much for the casual observer to pick it up and let it play.

Doll Domination

by Alan Rapp on September 25, 2008

in Music News & Reviews

  • Title: The Pussycat Dolls – Doll Domination

The Pussycat Dolls’ second studio album contains 16 tracks on one disc.  The first single released from the album “When I Grow Up” hit #1 on Billboard’s Hot Dance Club Play.  Also included here ae “Bottle Pop,” “Takin’ Over the World,” “Happily Never After,” “I’m Done,” and “Whatcha Think About That” featuring Missy Elliott.

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The Life Story of The Flash

by Alan Rapp on September 24, 2008

in Comics

  • Title: The Life Story of the Flash
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“His legend will be emblazoned across the centuries, his heroism and unselfish sacrifce revered and remembered a thousand years hence.”

When I sit and ruminate on my favorite comic characters of all-time a certain Scarlet Speedster always finds himself racing up the list.

Part comic and part biography The Life Story of The Flash is one of the most unconventional graphic novels you will find.  Written by Mark Waid and Brian Augustyn, the life of the Flash is told from beginning to end (not counting our hero’s return in Final Crisis) through the eyes of his wife Iris Allen.

The majority of the material is written as a book with occasional pictures, comic panels, and pages inserted for clarification of the major events of Barry Allen’s life.  The book celebrates the first hero of the Silver Age from childhood through that fateful night that lightning stuck, his villains and comrades, his sidekick Wally West, marriage, the loss of his wife, his final act of saving the entire DCU, and his legacy.

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Graphic Novels

by Alan Rapp on September 24, 2008

in Comics

Hey folks, you’ll find the latest comic releases in our Comic Rack, but if you’re just looking to pick up some graphic novels look no further than inside where you’ll find Absolute Ronin, The Alcoholic, Batman: Black and Withe Vol. 2, Cairo, JLA: Salvation, Marvel Boy, Red Rocket 7, Star Wars Omnibus: Early Victories, Wolverine: First Class – The Rookie, and much more!

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