August 2014

Legends – Lords of War

by Alan Rapp on August 28, 2014

in Television Reviews 

  • Title: Legends – Lords of War
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Legends - Lord of War

In order to track down the missing Russian scientist (David Meunier) and his family before the man is forced to complete making the VX gas, Martin Odum (Sean Bean) assumes the role of arms dealer Dante Auerbach. Calling on an old business associate (Dominic Raines), Dante is given an introduction to the seller (Necar Zadegan) of the Chechnyans whom he must convincingly woo to get one step closer to stopping the gas from hitting the black market. In doing so he will eventually be led to the man (Alon Aboutboul) behind the scientist’s kidnapping and the creation of the gas whom is prepared to sell Dante the goods provided the man proves himself first.

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Covert Affairs – Sensitive Euro Man

by Alan Rapp on August 27, 2014

in Television Reviews 

  • Title: Covert Affairs – Sensitive Euro Man
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Covert Affairs - Sensitive Euro Man

After making the hard call of going to the CIA with evidence that links Ryan McQuaid (Nic Bishop) to the Chicago bombing, Annie (Piper Perabo) chooses to ignore Auggie‘s (Christopher Gorham) advice and follow her heart which tells her that McQuaid is being set-up. With the spurned Hayley (Amy Jo Johnson) back on the case looking for a connection between the pair, McQuaid and Annie look into the motives of McQuaid’s top assistant Caitlyn Cooke (Perrey Reeves) whose actions suggest she has framed her boss for one attack while planning another which only Annie can stop in time.

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Magneto #8

by Alan Rapp on August 27, 2014

in Comics

Magneto #8Continuing the trend of the comic in recent months Magneto #8 features an increasing number of flashbacks and panels from Magneto‘s complicated past narrated through the current version’s search for justice. The latest issue also offers up another group of mutant killers and traffickers for Magneto to track down leading to S.H.I.E.L.D. finally catching up with the vigilante and the reveal of the less-than-noble goal of Magneto’s quest.

Personally I’m all in favor of Magneto being reinstated back to full strength, but evil Beast storyline already opened the door for that as a possibility (only to be immediately ignored by every X-book afterwards). The choice offered here takes the character down a darker road which may offer some intriguing storylines but probably doesn’t serve the character all that well in the long run. If Magneto is restored to full power (whatever costs may be involved) the question then becomes where does he fit in the larger X-Men and Marvel universes? For fans.

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An Interview with Keira Knightley

by Alan Rapp on August 27, 2014

in Books & Magazines

Keira Knightley - Interview (September 2014)

Helping promote her new film The Imitation Game, Keira Knightley sat down for a photo shoot and interview for this month’s photographers’ issue of Interview magazine. You can find the pics from the shoot inside.

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  • Title: Pretty Little Liars – Taking This One to the Grave
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Pretty Little Liars - Taking This One to the Grave

The mid-season “fatale finale” lives up to its name as before the end of the episode one Liar will be arrested and one series regular won’t live long enough to see the closing credits roll. Paranoia over Alison‘s (Sasha Pieterse) latest plans makes strange bedfellows as the Liars enlist the help of Mona (Janel Parrish) to discover just what Alison has told the police and where she has shifted suspicion concerning the death of Bethany Young. The unusual partnership culminates in Mona and Spencer (Troian Bellisario) sneaking into Radley in Charlie’s Angels fashion, with the help of Aria (Lucy Hale), to find evidence that will turn the police’s attention away Spencer and back on Alison who Mona believes to be A.

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