October 2014

Hawaii Five-0 – Ho’oilina

by Alan Rapp on October 27, 2014

in Television Reviews 

  • Title: Hawaii Five-0 – Ho’oilina
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Hawaii Five-0 - Ho'oilina

On the fourth anniversary of his father‘s (William Sadler) death McGarrett (Alex O’Loughlin) learns of an unsolved homicide that continued to haunt the Hawaiian police officer and left a young girl without a father. Befriended the woman (Mirrah Foulkes), now an assistant prosecutor for the state, McGarrett decides to reopen the case an attempt to do what his father never could – bring the man’s killer to justice.

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Supergirl #35

by Alan Rapp on October 27, 2014

in Comics

Supergirl #35After leaving this title during Kara‘s run as a Red Lantern I return to find an unexpected guest-spot by the Red Hood in as compelling use of the character as we’ve seen in the New 52. Despite her initial distrust of Batman’s former partner, Kara agrees to the unlikely team-up to help Jason Todd stop the supply of alien weapon technology on the black market.

Even with the appearance of a Venom-powered Red Hood and a story involving gun-runners, the latest issue has a warmth and fun to it that is has become a growing scarcity in DC titles since the launch of the New 52. I actually enjoyed writer Tony Bedard’s take on the Red Hood so much I was hoping the character may stick around for another issue, but it appears Kara is going to have her hands full attempt to live as normal a life as possible.

For a character who had become lost in grief and anger, and had been allowed to bottom out and wallow and whine herself into a shell of her former self it’s nice to see Supergirl have a little fun for a change. Worth a look.

[DC, $2.99]

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  • Title: Doctor Who – In the Forest of the Night
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Doctor Who - In the Forest of the Night

Magic trees. In the latest episode of Doctor Who a new forest has sprung up across the world much to the surprise and consternation of the local populace. Arriving in London, The Doctor (Peter Capaldi) begins to investigate the phenomena which one of Clara‘s (Jenna Coleman) students brings to his attention. Initially ignoring the girl’s insight, the Time Lord discovers that Maebh (Abigail Eames) is unusually tuned to the odd happenstance and may be the key to understanding what is going on. The show has certainly gotten its money’s worth of introducing Clara first as a nanny and now as a schoolteacher allowing children to become involved in multiple episodes which it uses again as a strength with talented child acting.

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  • Title: Transporter: The Series – Trojan Horsepower
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Transporter: The Series - Trojan Horsepower

Casting Chris Vance as a stand-in for Jason Statham, Transporter: The Series follows the further adventures of Frank Martin in his role of a former British SAS operative and trained driver who sells his services to those in need of his special skill-set to have something, or someone, transported safely. In “Trojan Horsepower” Frank’s mechanic Dieter Hausmann (Charly Hübner) enlists Frank’s help for a friend (Moon Dailly) in need of transporting the only existing prototype of world-changing engine which men will kill to never see unveiled at the Paris Motor Show.

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CHVRCHES – Under The Tide

by Alan Rapp on October 26, 2014

in Music News & Reviews

  • Song: “Under The Tide”
  • Artist: CHVRCHES

This is Scottish electronic band CHVRCHES with the official video for “Under The Tide.”

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