January 2014

Psych – Somebody’s Got a Woody

by Alan Rapp on January 30, 2014

in Television Reviews 

  • Title: Psych – Somebody’s Got a Woody
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Psych - Somebody's Got a Woody

When a murder suspect (Peter Stormare) breaks into the police station and takes Woody (Kurt Fuller) hostage, Trout (Anthony Michael Hall) organizes the troops for a siege and to prepare to take the morgue by force. Believing his abductor might actually be innocent, Woody convinces Shawn (James Roday) and Gus (Dulé Hill) to take the case and solve the murder of a recently-released con. And Juliet (Maggie Lawson), not willing to let Trout risk Woody’s life needlessly, puts her own life in danger by pretending to be the coroner’s daughter.

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Arrow – Tremors

by Alan Rapp on January 30, 2014

in Television Reviews 

  • Title: Arrow – Tremors
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Arrow - Tremors

While working with Diggle (David Ramsey) and Felicity (Emily Bett Rickards) to track down Bronze Tiger (Michael Jai White) who was broken out of prison to retrieve Malcolm Merlyn‘s (John Barrowman) earthquake machine, Green Arrow (Stephen Amell) struggles to train an angry and impatient Roy Harper (Colton Haynes) who is spiraling further and further out of control since his exposure to Brother Blood‘s (Kevin Alejandro) super-soldier serum.

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Batman ’66 #7

by Alan Rapp on January 30, 2014

in Comics

Batman '66 #7One of my favorite criminals from the 60’s Batman TV-show was False Face (played by an uncredited Malachi Throne). Only making a single appearance on the show in the two-parter “True or False Face” and “Holy Rat Race” the constantly-masked villain capable of perfectly impersonating anyone gets his own comic adventure here as the villain impersonates millionaire Bruce Wayne and attempts to destroy Mount Rushmore!

The adventure is fun, if over-the-top, and forces Batman to abandon showing up as Bruce Wayne until Batman and Robin can clear his name. If I have a major complaint its the unnecessary ambiguous clues False Face leaves for the Dynamic Duo making him come off a bit like a second-rate Riddler.

The back-up story is a bit odd as the Joker decides to take Wall Street’s advice and downsize to increase profits only to not have enough henchmen to properly execute a heist or defend himself against Batman and Robin. Worth a look.

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  • Title: Pretty Little Liars – Bite Your Tongue
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Pretty Little Liars - Bite Your Tongue

By the end of this week’s episode one Liar will come close to a nervous breakdown as Emily (Shay Mitchell) is gaslit by A. Aria (Lucy Hale) will struggle to deal with her feelings after being blindsided by Mike‘s (Cody Christian) new relationship with Mona (Janel Parrish). Hanna (Ashley Benson) will play detective only get more than she bargained with in her trip to the dentist. And, in the storyline that holds the promise of big changes, a speed-popping Spencer (Troian Bellisario) will finally begin looking for A in the right place as begin to suspect the truth about Ezra (Ian Harding).

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News and Notes

by Alan Rapp on January 29, 2014

in Film News & Trailers

news-and-notes-1292014The Hollywood Reporter is reporting that screenwriters Robert Ben Garant and Thomas Lennon have signed-on to write the script for an adaptation of the Choose Your Own Adventure Books (which seems odd as the entire franchise is built around the reader, not the writer, choosing how the story ends by making several choices over the course of the story)

The Wrap is reporting Felicity Jones is in talks to star in Rosaline, a comedic retelling of Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, based on Rebecca Serle’s novel, from her character’s perspective

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