January 2016

Hotel Transylvania 2

by Alan Rapp on January 27, 2016

in DVD Reviews 

  • Title: Hotel Transylvania 2
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Hotel Transylvania 2The sequel to 2012’s Hotel Transylvania doesn’t stray far from the themes of the first film. After a series of short scenes involving the marriage of Mavis (Selena Gomez) and Johnny (Andy Samberg) and the birth of their son, the movie jumps forward to the eve of young Dennis’ (Asher Blinkoff) fifth birthday. The driving force behind the film is the concern of Count Dracula (Adam Sandler) that his grandson hasn’t show any vampire tendencies. The Count will use the weekend away from the boy’s parents to enlist the help of his old friends to bring Dennis’ monster genes out.

Available on both Blu-ray and DVD, extras include a digital copy of the film, deleted scenes, a character gallery, music video, audio commentary from director Genndy Tartakovsky, and a second audio commentary from Sandler, Allen Covert and writer Robert Smigel. Also included are some kid friendly featurettes such as lessons on how to draw the characters in the film and how to put together a Halloween party, a short featurette on the new characters, and karaoke sing-a-long.

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Scorpion – Da Bomb

by Alan Rapp on January 27, 2016

in Television Reviews 

  • Title: Scorpion – Da Bomb
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Scorpion - Da Bomb

Brought in by NASA and their old nemesis Merrick (David Fabrizio) to fix their top secret rocket before launch, Scorpion runs into a conflict of interest when Walter‘s (Elyes Gabel) date from the previous evening shows up in their offices wearing a bomb vest and carrying a recording ordering Scorpion to make sabotage the rocket, or else. Brooke Nevin returns from her previous cameo as the host of the speed dating service (where apparently she didn’t get a good enough look at Walter’s “skills” to know just how terrible he’d be at dating). Although the pair part as friends at the end of the episode, I’m pleased that it doesn’t appear the writers have any interest in bringing her back as part of a love triangle between Walter and Paige (Katharine McPhee).

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Galavant – Do the D’DEW

by Alan Rapp on January 27, 2016

in Television Reviews 

  • Title: Galavant – Do the D’DEW
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Galavant - Do the D'Dew

“Do the D’DEW” gets its title from the dark arts of Wormwood (Robert Lindsay) on the eve of war between Valencia and Hortencia. While Gareth (Vinnie Jones) wants to murder his way through Hortencia the old fashioned way, Madalena (Mallory Jansen) interest is piqued. The Queen’s willingness to do whatever it takes to win the war, including signing over her soul (and possibly harming a baby even when it isn’t required for the spell), frightens even Wormwood into second-guessing who he has aligned himself with.

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  • Title: Supergirl – Strange Visitor From Another Planet
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Supergirl - Strange Visitor From Another Planet

“Strange Visitor From Another Planet” introduces a new threat to the show when a White Martian shows up in National City to attack an anti-alien Senator (Tawny Cypress) in the hopes of drawing out J’onn J’onzz (David Harewood). The show’s new villain allows Supergirl to set-up its version of J’onn’s backstory while also possibly laying the foundation for the introduction of Miss Martian somewhere down the line. The choice to make the White Martian a strong enough threat that it takes both J’onn and Kara (Melissa Benoist) working together to stop it also works to underline teases the looming threat of far more of the nearly-unstoppable aliens just a couple of planets away.

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Dalianah Arekion - GQ Spain (January 2016)

Click inside to find pics and a behind-the-scenes video from Spanish model Dalianah Arekion‘s photo shoot for the January issue of GQ Spain.

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