December 2013

DC Classic TV Series Batman Utility Belt

by Alan Rapp on December 30, 2013

in Toys & Collectibles

For the low, low price of $125 you can now own this version of Batman’s utility belt from the 60’s TV Series. The Movie Masters Epic Creations DC Classic TV Series 43in. Batman Utility Belt includes four pouches and tubes and a 12in. foldable Batarang.

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Nikita – Canceled

by Alan Rapp on December 30, 2013

in Television Reviews 

  • Title: Nikita – Canceled
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Nikita - Canceled

After four years Nikita comes to a close with a final episode putting Nikita (Maggie Q) and Alex (Lyndsy Fonseca) back into the field as assassins to avenge the death of Ryan (Noah Bean) and take down Amanda (Melinda Clarke) and the remaining members of the shadow organization responsible for his death. Offering us flashbacks to Nikita’s early troubled days in Division, the finale plays on themes of the character returning to the emotionless killer Division recruited but struggled to control.

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Meagan is Complex, but very Good

by Alan Rapp on December 29, 2013

in Books & Magazines

Meagan Good - Complex (January 2014)

Helping to promote her new film Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues, actress Meagan Good sat down for a photo shoot and interview for the January issue of Complex Magazine. In the interview Good discusses fan anticipation to the Anchorman sequel, her character of Linda Jackson, Good’s “sexy turn” in her 20’s to distance herself from her younger roles, playing Ron Burgandy’s love interest, making her audition tape for the film, and fighting to be taken seriously as an actress. You can find the pics from the shoot inside.

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Green Hornet #8

by Alan Rapp on December 29, 2013

in Comics

Green Hornet #8Moving on from the opening arc and the Green Hornet‘s battle with the Voice and Nazis, writer Mark Waid and artist Ronilson Freire offer up this more lighthearted one-shot (a rarity in the current period of comics where every 4-7 issue arc is being written for an eventual trade paperback release) featuring the tale of how the Hornet found some of the most loyal members of his underground network.

Green Hornet #8 offers an Oliver Twist-style tale as we learn about a group of homeless children working and stealing for an overweight tyrant calling himself the Green Hornet. When one of the kids happens across the real Green Hornet and Kato, the vigilante is alerted to the impostor and takes appropriate measures.

Although there’s no mention of Christmas, the story fits well as a holiday-themed one-shot. It’s also a nice break from the series’ long opening arc (and I would love to see more single issue adventures in the months to come). Worth a look.

[Dynamite Entertainment, $3.99]

Doctor Who – The Eleventh Hour

by Alan Rapp on December 29, 2013

in Television Reviews 

  • Title: Doctor Who – The Eleventh Hour
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Doctor Who - The Eleventh Hour

In honor of the 50th Anniversary of Doctor Who we continue to look back at some old episodes of the series. With Matt Smith making his final appearance as The Eleventh Doctor in “The Time of The Doctor,” it seems appropriate that we take a look back at his first episode as The Doctor in “The Eleventh Hour.” It begins with an out-of-control TARDIS, a crash landing, a lie to a young girl, a mysterious crack in a wall that is actually far more interesting, and the odd combination of fish fingers and custard. And it ends with The Doctor frightening off an alien invader, adopting a bow tie, and heading back into space with a new TARDIS and companion.

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