June 2013

Burn Notice – Brothers in Arms

by Alan Rapp on June 29, 2013

in Television Reviews 

  • Title: Burn Notice – Brothers in Arms
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Burn Notice - Brothers in Arms

To continue his mission, keep his friends and family out of prison, and learn more about the organization Burke (Adrian Pasdar) works for Michael (Jeffrey Donovan) calls in Sam (Bruce Campbell) and Jesse (Coby Bell) and heads to Cuba to break a prisoner (Alona Tal) out of an impregnable secret Russian prison. Rather than a frontal assault, Jesse comes up with a plan involving Fiona (Gabrielle Anwar) and Maddie (Sharon Gless) grabbing a Russian low-level spy in the Russian consulate in Miami and sending Michael into a hornets nest of people who hate him with a flimsy story about the CIA preparing to raid their facility in hope of getting the group to move the prisoner allowing a far easier extraction.

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Uncanny X-Men #7

by Alan Rapp on June 29, 2013

in Comics

Uncanny X-Men #7Following the events in Limbo, the latest issue of Uncanny X-Men #6 picks up with Magik visiting a slightly younger version of Doctor Strange. The events which caused her to seek out the former Sorcerer Supreme are covered in an extended flashback narrated by Magik and the monumentous choice she makes to save her friends and finally take control of her life for good.

The choice to close the Limbo arc in an extended flashback that focuses more on Magik than the rest of the team works, but it also means we get far less of all the young women’s teammates fighting for their lives. This issue better explains Magik’s ties to Limbo and how her unintended damage to the realm (it appears her powers were also effected by the return of the Phoenix) caused Dormammu to reach out and grab the X-Men and pull them into Limbo.

The choice to visit a pre-Avenger version of Doctor Strange for assistance is well thought out, although even with his help it will be interesting to see what lasting effects Magik has after swallowing the entire Limbo dimension into herself. Worth a look.

[Marvel, $3.99]

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Maxim knows Alyssa Milano is still the boss

Actress Alyssa Milano, who recently returned to television with her new series Mistresses, is Maxim’s cover girl for the magazine’s June/July issue. You can find the pics from her cover shoot inside.

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  • Title: Rookie Blue – Different, Not Better
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Rookie Blue - Different, Not Better

Tensions run high as 15 Division hits the streets searching for a masked ATM robber who has begun to turn violent, Andy (Missy Peregrym)  goes out on patrol with Swarek‘s (Ben Bass) new girlfriend Cruz (Rachael Ancheril), and Epstein (Gregory Smith) is partnered with a stalkerish former late night hook-up (Priscilla Faia) who turns out to be a new rookie and Best‘s (Lyriq Bent) god daughter Chloe. Despite Chloe’s annoying tendencies (and inability to shut-up), Epstein is forced to admit the pair actually make a good pair as they are eventually responsible for hunting down their robber.

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Atomic Robo and The Savage Sword of Dr. Dinosaur #1While trying to flee the negative publicity caused by someone attempting to discredit Atomic Robo for his role in the events of 8/11, known as the “Hashima Incident,” involving stolen nuclear weapons that temporarily made him the world’s #1 most wanted fugitive, Atomic Robo decides to take a team and check out reported sightings of Cryptids in the jungles of Venezuela suspiciously close to an old Nazi Science city under Kukenan Tepui.

While Atomic Robo is gone, Tesladyne Island is sent one of the missing six nuclear weapons further making it look like Atomic Robo and Tesladyne are smuggling atomic weapons around the world. Therefore if falls on Jenkins and those left behind to clear their friend’s somewhat tarnished name.

Atomic Robo and his team are in for some surprises of their own. First, they discover a group of rock climbing adventurers with a thing for abandoned secret science locales. And second, Robo and his group are attacked by the robot’s most insane (and most awesome) of enemies – Dr. Dinosaur!

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