June 2013

Morning Glories #28

by Alan Rapp on June 28, 2013

in Comics

Morning Glories #28Continuing the stories from the last issue’s Second Season premiere, we are given more of Casey‘s time as Mrs. Clarkson on the fateful night she finished her role by confronting and coercing her mother to make a difficult decision as well as her first night back in to her own time with Miss Hodge on the night she will be asked once again to make a difficult sacrifice in order to set things right.

The issue also gives us more of Hunter‘s odd experiences with the older Jade involving not one, not two, but three dreams and discussions of both Descartes and Philip K. Dick before the young man realizes any real answers he’ll also have to find for himself. And on that note Hunter is given the chance to be their for Casey as she faces her destiny with the weird giant spinning top in the basement of Morning Glories Academy.

Of course none of this would be necessary if Irina wasn’t leading a revolution and was about to publicly kill Ike to prove here point. However, it appears she may have spent a little too long grandstanding.

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  • Title: White House Down
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White House DownAfter the initial success of Die Hard there was a time when every movie studio was trying to cash in on the concept of a great action star (usually a cop or specially trained soldier) in the wrong place at the wrong time and forced to save the day (which almost always also included endangered hostages and some kind of robbery or cash grab). We got Die Hard on a plane, Die Hard on a boat, Die Hard on a bus, Die Hard on a train, and so on. More than 25 years later Hollywood still hasn’t given up on the formula.

Much like Olympus Has Fallen, released earlier this year, White House Down offers us a story of a terrorist attack on Washington D.C. and the capture of the White House, the President of the United States, and several high ranking members of the United States Government. Where Antoine Fuqua‘s film struggled to be Michael Bay-style action porn, director Roland Emmerich‘s movie has a far better sense of humor and an understanding of the complete ridiculousness of its entire premise. Don’t get me wrong, the movie is dumb as dirt at times, but at least it knows this.

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Franklin & Bash – Good Lovin’

by Alan Rapp on June 27, 2013

in Television Reviews 

  • Title: Franklin & Bash – Good Lovin’
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“Would you be this calm if it was your mother?”
“My mother’s not a hooker.”

Franklin & Bash - Good Lovin

Franklin (Breckin Meyer) and Bash (Mark-Paul Gosselaar) are on the case when Peter’s mother (Jane Seymour) is charged with prostitution while working as a sex surrogate (in Peter’s childhood bedroom). Things are further complicated when Jared sleeps with the Assistant D.A. (Rhea Seehorn) assigned to the case, who despises both Franklin and Bash, the night before the trial begins and the discovery the driving force to push for criminal charges of not only prostitution but also pimping against Peter’s mother comes from the pair’s old enemy ADA Brad Hewett (Brian Howe).

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Coming Soon

by Alan Rapp on June 27, 2013

in Film News & Trailers

  • Title: Jobs
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Here’s the first full-length trailer for Jobs starring Ashton Kutcher as Steve Jobs in the new biopic of Apple’s founder. Dermot MulroneyJosh GadJames WoodsAmanda CrewMatthew ModineJ.K. Simmons, and Lesley Ann Warren also star. The film uploads into theaters on August 16th.

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Futurama – T.: The Terrestrial

by Alan Rapp on June 27, 2013

in Television Reviews 

  • Title: Futurama – T.: The Terrestrial
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Futurama - T.: The Terrestrial

After Lrr (Maurice LaMarche) pressures his son Jrr (Lauren Tom) into getting a planetary invasion merit badge by landing on Earth, forcing Nixon (Billy West) and Zapp Brannigan (West) to surrender, and destroying headless Agnew’s body, Nixon calls for a complete planetary embargo with Omicron Persei 8.

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