May 2011

  • Title: Covert Affairs The Complete First Season
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Most people remember Piper Perabo for her starring role in 2000’s Coyote Ugly, but my crush on her started with the first movie I saw her in where she played newbie FBI Agent Karen Sympathy. Covert Affairs is a return to form (of sorts) as Perabo stars as a young woman in her first days as an agent for the CIA.

The First Season follows Annie Walker (Perabo) going to work for the Domestic Protection Division of the CIA under the command of Joan Campbell (Kari Matchett), the wife of the Director of the National Clandestine Service (Peter Gallagher). Throughout the first season Annie will learn much about trust, spycraft, and the new shade of gray her life has become as she lies to her sister (Anne Dudek) about what her new job entails. She will also begin to unravel the mystery of a short-term love affair (Eion Bailey) from her past which has much more to do with the CIA than she could have possibly imagined.

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  • Title: The Muppets
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The first trailer for The Muppets is finally out. Yeah, it’s a little cheesy trying to disguise it as a romantic comedy, but it’s the Muppets so I’m willing to forgive quite a bit. Aside from the wacky regulars (Kermit, Piggy, et al.) the film also stars Jason Segel, Amy Adams, Zach Galifianakis, Emily Blunt, Neil Patrick Harris, Jack Black, Rashida Jones, Ricky Gervais, and Selena Gomez. The craziness begins in theaters everywhere on Thanksgiving.

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Power Girl #24

by Alan Rapp on May 23, 2011

in Comics

power-girl-24-coverAfter two months of Power Girl fighting rampaging magical dinosaurs with Superman writer Judd Winick give us a much more personal story this time around. What would it be like if you had powers, but because of your ethnicity were afraid to use them? In a crisis, with no other choice you saved a plane full of people, only to be held responsible for the accident instead of being seen as a hero.

That’s the crux of this issue’s tale as an Arab-American is held for months without bail, trial, the right to an attorney, or any contact with the outside world. We’re given the tale from Rayhan’s point of view and watch as his patience and attempts to follow the rules only allow him to be painted the villain and given no real chance to prove his innocence.

The B-story of the issue deals with Power Girl ranting to Batman about the troubles with her new public identity of Karen Starr. Although not nearly as engaging, these scenes help lighten the mood a bit and continue to move that storyline forward. Must-read.

[DC, $2.99]

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Coming Soon

by Alan Rapp on May 23, 2011

in Film News & Trailers

  • Real Steel
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What happens when you mix Hugh Jackman, boxing, a father/son tale, and Rock ”Em Sock ‘Em Robots? You get something that looks a little like the trailer for Real Steel. Jackman stars as a title contender who loses his shot when robots replace humans in the ring. With the help of his son (Dakota Goyo) he gets a new shot by building his own fighting robot. The film is based on a short story by Richard Matheson and also stars Kevin DurandAnthony MackiePhil LaMarrHope Davis and Evangeline Lilly. The opening bell will ring when it hits theaters everywhere this October.

Comic Rack

by Alan Rapp on May 23, 2011

in Comics

It’s a new week so it must be time to talk about comics! Welcome 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 week from all your favorite publishers including DC, Marvel, Dark Horse, BOOM!, Dynamite, Image Comics, and others.

This week includes Action Comics, American Vampire, Amazing Spider-Man, Captain America, Carbon Grey, Deadpool, Detective Comics, Gotham City Sirens, Green Lantern, Hellraiser, Mighty Sampson, The Mission, Secret Avengers, Skullkickers, Uncanny X-Men, the first issues of Charlaine Harris’ Grave Sight, Cobra, DuckTales, and the final issues of Astonishing Spider-Man/Wolverine, inFamous, Onslaught Unleashed, Power Man and Iron Fist, Star Wars: Darth Vader and The Lost Command, and Star Wars: Legacy – War.

Enjoy issue #129

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