June 2012

Captain Atom #10

by Alan Rapp on June 28, 2012

in Comics

captain-atom-new-52-10-coverThe final issue of this arc finds Captain Atom, in fact several different versions of Captain Atom from all across time and space, attempting to stop the entity known as Chromo Mata. Of course we know (from the final panel of last month’s issue) that Chromo Mata is actually the futuristic near God-like version of Captain Atom.

Captain Atom backtracks the events which helped lead to the world viewing Captain Atom as a savior, in order to stop the creation of Chromo Mata before it ever begins – even if that means letting a young child (whom he originally saved) die of cancer.

The issue makes a nice conclusion to the arc as well as allow the character to embrace his humanity by creating a flesh and blood Nathaniel Adam version of himself to explore his feeling for Renita. With this storyline wrapped up, I’ll be curious to see what new direction Captain Atom takes beginning next month. Worth a look.

[DC, $2.99]

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  • Title: Franklin & Bash – For Those About to Rock
  • tv.com: link

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After being held in contempt Jared (Breckin Meyer) is given 50 hours of community service, in small claims court, as a judge where he’s forced to rule in favor of shutting down a legendary rock ‘n roll club when the club owner (Joel David Moore) is unable to pay the rent after the unexpected disappearance of his legendary father (Peter Weller). Peter (Mark-Paul Gosselaar) convinces his friend to make right by taking the man’s case, even in that means going up against Jared’s father (Beau Bridges) in court.

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Beauty and the BEAT!

by Alan Rapp on June 27, 2012

in Found on the Net

What happens when Disney’s Belle from Beauty and the Beast moves to the hood? Watch this very entertaining video from Todrick Hall to fnid out.

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Snake Eyes and Storm Shadow #14

by Alan Rapp on June 27, 2012

in Comics

snake-eyes-strom-shadow-14-coverAfter Zartan survived the first attempt on his life, Storm Shadow sends Snake Eyes and Rika out to finish the job. That’s only half of Zartan’s problems, however, as his insolence has perturbed the new Cobra Commander enough to allow Savane to make a name for herself in Cobra by killing him as well.

With both the Arashikage Clan and Cobra out to kill him you wouldn’t expect Zartan’s life expectancy to be very long. However, for another issue the master of disguise manages to stay one step ahead of his persuers, although his getaway plane does have a bomb onboard.

We get another glimpse at Snake Eyes and Storm Shadow’s lives as young pupils of Arashikage as well Snake Eyes knocking out Rika and sending a coded message to Helix about Zartan. We’ll have to see how long the mute ninja can keep playing both sides before someone figures out what’s really going on. Worth a look.

[IDW, $3.99]

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Coming Soon

by Alan Rapp on June 27, 2012

in Film News & Trailers

  • Title: Dungeons & Dragons: The Book of Vile Darkness
  • IMDB: link

You know you’ve really got to make an effort to set out and make the worst Dungeons & Dragons movie yet, but Hollywood seems to have found a way. Check out the trailer for Dungeons & Dragons: The Book of Vile Darkness (named after one of the role-playing game‘s many supplemental sourebooks) which stars Meagan GoodAnthony HowellEleanor GecksBeau Brasseaux, and Jack Derges. Apparently SyFy has owned the rights to the movie for some time but just can’t pull the trigger to show it to audiences. Yeah, it’s so bad SyFy is in no hurry to air it. Wow.

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