November 2012

  • Title: Les Misérables
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Here’s another trailer for Les Misérables which is set to Anne Hathaway‘s performance of “I Dreamed A Dream.” The film premiered this past weekend in New York to a reported standing ovation with much of the praise going to Hathaway who now appears to be the early front-runner in the Oscar race for Best Supporting Actress. Hugh JackmanRussell CroweAmanda SeyfriedHelena Bonham CarterEddie RedmayneIsabelle AllenSamantha Barks, and Sacha Baron Cohen also star. Les Misérables opens in theaters on Christmas Day.

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Nashville – Lovesick Blues

by Alan Rapp on November 29, 2012

in Television Reviews 

  • Title: Nashville – Lovesick Blues
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As Rayna (Connie Britton) continues to work with her new producer (Michiel Huisman) on refining her new sound, Juliette (Hayden Panettiere) deals with the unexpected consequences of dating a young football star (Tilky Jones) when fans and tabloids begin to blame her for the quarterback’s less than stellar stats since the two began seeing each other (making it even more difficult not to draw comparisons to Carrie Underwood and Jessica Simpson‘s relationships with Dallas Cowboy quarterback Tony Romo from which the show’s writers were obviously inspired). Both women are shocked, and less than pleased, when the record label insists the pair perform together to close out the upcoming country music showcase.

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News and Notes

by Alan Rapp on November 28, 2012

in News

Jenna-Louise ColemanEntertainment Weekly has an exclusive interview with new Doctor Who companion Jenna-Louise Coleman. As River Song might say: “Caution, Spoilers!”

The LA Times is reporting Rihanna has her first number one album on on Billboard’s 200

TV Line has an interview with Arrow executive producer Andrew Kreisberg about the show’s First Season and tonight’s new episode featuring Jessica De Gouw as the Huntress

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Leverage – The Low Low Price Job

by Alan Rapp on November 28, 2012

in Television Reviews 

  • Title: Leverage – The Low Low Price Job
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The Leverage team agrees to help a local grocer (Willa Ford) who, along with several other local businesses, is being slowly pushed out due to the underhanded dealings of a crooked super-store conglomerate looking to run the entire collection of locally run stores out of business. Elliot (Christian Kane), fueled in part by his own personal history, wants to take down the entire corporation but Nate (Timothy Hutton) is unsure they can do more than take down a single store. So the team sets out to destroy the new store before its grand opening, which is easier said than done.

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Daredevil #20

by Alan Rapp on November 28, 2012

in Comics

daredevil-20-coverAfter literally loosing his head in the pocket dimension Coyote has trapped him in, Daredevil begins plotting his escape a his body moves through the villain’s realm while his head keeps Coyote distracting in a Bond villain style rant (in which he explains every detail of his nefarious enterprises).

In the B-story Kristen McDuffie, who apparently works the offices of Mad Men, finds it impossible to get her bosses to take a crazy Daredevil seriously when they accuse her of having a lover’s spat with her boyfriend. Although it skirts the issue of Foggy‘s drunken confession, the McDuffie outcome is troubling at best as writer Mark Waid and Marvel Editorial have deciding the New York District Attorney’s Office is perpetually stuck in (an overly cliched version of) the 1950’s.

The Coyote story works far better, although bringing up (and showing) human trafficking as one of Coyote’s new interests does feel a little unseemly for what has been up until now a pretty safe all-ages book. Hit-and-Miss.

[Marvel, $2.99]

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