February 2015

Forever – Memories of Murder

by Alan Rapp on February 27, 2015

in Television Reviews 

  • Title: Forever – Memories of Murder
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Forever - Memories of Murder

Molly Dawes (Hilarie Burton) returns as a visiting college lecturer in the latest episode of Forever which involves the murder of one of her students (Auden Thornton) who had gotten involved in a detailed 70s roleplay (complete with time-period furnished apartment and clothing) with a man (Cotter Smith) still mourning the loss of his wife years later. Despite leading Jo (Alana De La Garza) to the suspect and getting him to confess to the crime, Henry (Ioan Gruffudd) becomes less and less sure of the man’s guilt. Enlisting the help of Molly he recreates the crime scene (in the episode’s best scene) hoping to find a clue to what really happened to the young woman.

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Justice League vs. Bizarro League

by Alan Rapp on February 27, 2015

in Home Video

  • Title: LEGO DC Comics Super Heroes: Justice League vs. Bizarro League
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Justice League vs. Bizarro LeagueA LEGO Justice League movie? Okay, you’ve got my attention. The only real negative to LEGO DC Comics Super Heroes: Justice League vs. Bizarro League is its length. Clocking in around 45-minutes it’s a stretch to say you’re getting your moneys worth with this new LEGO DC Comics Super Heroes “movie.” That doesn’t mean there isn’t an awful lot of fun to be had for fans of LEGO and DC Comics.

The plot takes place after the events of Batman Be-Leaguered (also included here as a nice extra) as a distrustful Batman (Troy Baker) has joined the Justice League which now faces a new threat with the return of Bizarro (Nolan North) who creates Bizarro duplicates of the other members of the Justice League to help him save the lifeless odd square-shaped planet which Darkseid (Tony Todd) has taken an interest in because of the powerful crystals Superman (North) has convinced Bizarro are helpless citizens he needs to protect.

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Ingrid Michaelson – Time Machine

by Alan Rapp on February 27, 2015

in Music News & Reviews

Here’s Ingrid Michaelson with the official video for “Time Machine” featuring Rainn Wilson, Jorge Garcia, Rob Delaney, Steve Agee, Brian Baumgartner, Dave Koechner, Garret Dillahunt, and Donald Faison.

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Kingsman: The Secret Service

by Alan Rapp on February 27, 2015

in Movie Reviews 

  • Title: Kingsman: The Secret Service
  • IMDb: link

Kingsman: The Secret ServiceKingsman: The Secret Service isn’t the first time director Matthew Vaughn has signed on to bring a Mark Millar comic to the big screen. Like Kick-Ass, Kingsman: The Secret Service centers on the life of a young punk who enters a world of violence, ridiculous adventures, and even more ridiculous villains. This time, however, the subject of spies rather than comic book heroes is both celebrated and lampooned.

Based on Millar’s comic The Secret Service, Taron Egerton stars as a working class kid from a bad neighborhood raised by a single mother after his father died in mysterious circumstances working for a secret organization of spies (and tailors?) known as Kingsman. Recruited by the same agent (Colin Firth) who recruited his father, Egsy spends most of the film proving himself against other candidates (Sophie Cookson, Edward Holcroft, Nicholas Banks, Tom Prior, Fiona Hampton) working to take the place of the latest Kingsman (Jack Davenport) who died investigating a link between a kidnapped professor (Mark Hamill) and an eccentric billionaire known as Valentine (Samuel L. Jackson) who has some extreme ideas about lowering the population of the Earth.

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Arrow – Nanda Parbat

by Alan Rapp on February 26, 2015

in Television Reviews 

  • Title: Arrow – Nanda Parbat
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Arrow - Nanda Parbat

Recent revelations and uncovered secrets prove to have consequences which will begin with Thea (Willa Holland) turning Malcolm Merlyn (John Barrowman) over to Nyssa (Katrina Law) and the League of Assassins and lead Oliver (Stephen Amell) and Diggle (David Ramsey) to Nanda Parbat and face-to-face with Ra’s al Ghul (Matt Nable) who, rather than torture the archer (as he’s done with Merlyn), makes Ollie an offer he may not be able to refuse.

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