February 2014

Intelligence – Delta Force

by Alan Rapp on February 26, 2014

in Television Reviews 

  • Title: Intelligence – Delta Force
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Intelligence - Delta Force

When a former member of Delta Force (Matt Gerald), and an old friend of Gabriel’s (Josh Holloway), begins assassinating presidential candidates in Bolivia, Gabriel, Riley (Meghan Ory), and Jameson (Michael Rady) head to La Paz stop him before he kill his next target (Yancey Arias) and the man’s wife (Iris Almario) on the eve of him meeting Undersecretary Jim Sutters (Michael Albala) but when their CIA contract gets shot and blown up and the assassin learns the location of the safehouse things get even more difficult.

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Fables #138

by Alan Rapp on February 26, 2014

in Comics

Fables #138In a break before beginning the series next arc in Scotland, Fables #138 gives us a glimpse at the evil machinations of Gepetto who has grown tired of his recent position on the Farm and regain a bit of the power now lost to him. To that end he sends a small wooden soldier into the magic grove which he is barred from entering to retrieve the villain a bit of magic which may aid in his mischief somewhere down the line.

Presented mostly from the view of the noble and faithful knight Gepetto sends on a suicide mission (whose real purpose on the tinkerer truly knows), we see the wooden solider fight off a variety of obstacles (or to his view vicious monsters) before entering the heart of the grove and leaving with a tiny bit of magic which he returns to his master.

Slow simmering, the single issue lays the groundwork for Gepetto’s possible return to power sometime down the line while, as he notes, all eyes in Fabletown and the Farm are on threats elsewhere. Worth a look.

[Vertigo, $2.99]

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Coming Soon

by Alan Rapp on February 26, 2014

in Film News & Trailers

  • Title: Godzilla (2014)
  • IMDB: link

We now have a full-length trailer for this summer’s update of Godzilla starring Bryan Cranston, Elizabeth OlsenAaron Taylor-JohnsonVictor RasukJuliette BinocheKen WatanabeDavid Strathairn, and Sally Hawkins also star. Godzilla rises from the depths on May 16th.

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The Blacklist – Madeline Pratt

by Alan Rapp on February 26, 2014

in Television Reviews 

  • Title: The Blacklist – Madeline Pratt
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“I’m going onto foreign soil to steal a priceless artifact with no back-up.”

The Blacklist - Madeline Pratt

Looking for a bit of revenge, Reddington (James Spader) sicks Lizzie‘s (Megan Boone) on the latest name in The Blacklist: Madeline Pratt (Jennifer Ehle), a master thief looking to steal a valuable Syrian artifact which may hold the priceless names of six infamous Russian spies. Going in undercover as part of Red and Pratt’s team, even realizing that Pratt will likely betray them, Lizzie is caught while breaking into the safe inside the Syrian Embassy while Pratt executes her real plan and leaves with the effigy.

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Nova #13.NOW

by Alan Rapp on February 26, 2014

in Comics

Nova #13.NOWSam Alexander vs. the Space Horse! For a title which screams about its newness (given the lame .NOW tag) Nova #13.NOW is actually a throwback issue to a longtime staple of comics history. Two heroes meet under some form of misunderstanding leading to the pair to duke it out for a few panels before discovering their error and agreeing to team-up to take on the real threat.

Following on the events of last issue and Nova accidentally helping the wrong side in a conflict, Beta Ray Bill comes to Earth for answers. As a longtime fan of Bill I’m happy to see him, and the fight between Nova and and Walt Simonson‘s creation of a Space Horse dressed up as Thor with his own Asgardian hammer is fun to read (especially playing on the idea of Bill using his Hammer to hold Nova in place).

By the end of the issue the heroes are finally on the same page and next month we’ll see they can provide as much fun working together as fighting as the pair head off into space to find the ship of slave traders who tricked the young Nova into helping them. Worth a look.

[Marvel, $3.99]

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