December 2015

Coming Soon – Deadpool

by Alan Rapp on December 29, 2015

in Film News & Trailers

  • Title: Deadpool
  • IMDb: link

The second Deadpool red band trailer gives us a closer look at the misadventures of Ryan Reynolds as the Merc with a Mouth. Morena Baccarin, Gina Carano, T.J. Miller, and Brianna Hildebrand also star. The film opens in theaters on February 12th.

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The Librarians and the Final Curtain

by Alan Rapp on December 29, 2015

in Television Reviews 

  • Title: The Librarians – And the Final Curtain
  • wiki: link

The Librarians and the Final Curtain

The Second Season of The Librarians comes to a close with an amusing time travel storyline as Flynn (Noah Wyle) and Eve (Rebecca Romijn) travel back to the age of Shakespeare to stop Prospero (Richard Cox). Since his introduction in the season premiere Prospero has been an ill-defined, and largely absent, villain. “And the Final Curtain” helps explain the character’s creation and true motivations, although it doesn’t sell the character or help him look better compared to the much more intriguing Moriarty (David S. Lee), a character who is sadly cast aside like so much rubbish.

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News and Notes

by Alan Rapp on December 29, 2015

in Film News & Trailers

Doctor Strange

Entertainment Weekly gives us our first look at Benedict Cumberbatch as Doctor Strange.

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Meru

by Alan Rapp on December 29, 2015

in DVD Reviews 

  • Title: Meru
  • IMDb: link

MeruMeru documents not one but two attempts by experienced climbers (Conrad Anker, Jimmy Chin, and Renan Ozturk) to scale the “anti-Everest” of Meru Peak in the Himalayan Mountains using the never-before completed “Shark’s Fin” route known by climbers as one of the hardest routes in the world given the complexities and challenges of the mountain.

With a mix of footage from both the failed 2008 attempt and the successful 2011 climb, the movie also documents the period in-between concerning Ozturk’s near-fatal accident and Chin being caught in an avalanche, neither of which deter either the men’s resolve to return to the mountain. The film also documents Anker’s loss of an earlier climbing partner and his struggle to return to his passion afterwards. Filled with breathtaking photography and first-account interviews taken before, during, and after the climbs, Meru captures the beauty and danger of mountain climbing while allowing the climbers themselves to explain their drive to do what they do.

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Agent X – Penultimatum

by Alan Rapp on December 28, 2015

in Television Reviews 

  • Title: Agent X – Penultimatum
  • IMDb: link

Agent X - Penultimatum

John’s (Jeff Hephner) decision to resign from the Agent X program is shortlived after he discovers Volker (Andrew Howard) has kidnapped Pamela (Carolyn Stotesbery). Forced to steal the Geryon, John is sent on a mission guaranteed to end in either the spy’s death or capture. Thankfully for John, even if he’s walked away from Agent X, he still has valuable friends in the right places.

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