December 2016

13th

by Alan Rapp on December 30, 2016

in Movie Reviews 

  • Title: 13th
  • IMDb: link

“Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted, shall exist within the United States, or any place subject to their jurisdiction.”

13th movie reviewTaking its name from the 13th Amendment, the documentary from writer/director Ava DuVernay examines the role race plays in the criminal justice system of the United States and how it is used to continue the subjugation of African Americans following the end of slavery. DuVernay makes a compelling case with his film, documenting the racial inequality within the United States with statistics and facts while examining the self-enforcing logistics of the problem.

Connecting Jim Crow laws with higher arrests and convictions of African Americans, DuVernay attacks the system which was designed to continue to view those with a darker skin color as worth only three-fifths of a white man. Along the way he also touches on Southern propaganda and political maneuverings which turned racism into a war on crime.

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Longmire – Pure Peckinpah

by Alan Rapp on December 29, 2016

in Television Reviews 

  • Title: Longmire – Pure Peckinpah
  • wiki: link

Longmire - Pure Peckinpah TV review

Ghosts from the past come back to haunt Walt (Robert Taylor) and company in “Pure Peckinpah” just as the show cements a pair of new villains (Dylan Walsh and Dan Donohue) whose drug business will likely keep the County Sheriff’s office busy for the remainder of the season. The murder of the local drug dealer recently threatened by Hector makes Walt suspect the vigilante may be responsible. This forces Henry (Lou Diamond Phillips) and Mathias (Zahn McClarnon) to walk a tightrope not only to get Walt off Hector as a suspect in the murder but to also reconsider his suspicions that Mathias is the one taking justice into his own hands.

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Coming Soon – The Lost City of Z

by Alan Rapp on December 29, 2016

in Film News & Trailers

  • Title: The Lost City of Z
  • IMDb: link

Based on a true story, and adapted from David Grann’s historical novel, the first trailer for The Lost City of Z teases us with experiences of Col. Percival Fawcett (Charlie Hunnam) searching for the legendary City of Z in the Amazon Rainforest. Tom Holland, Sienna Miller, and Robert Pattinson also star. The film will open in theaters on April 21st.

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Justice League vs. Suicide Squad #1

by Alan Rapp on December 29, 2016

in Comics

Justice League vs. Suicide Squad #1 comic reviewDC Comics’ first big crossover following the Rebirth reboot pits the Justice League against the Suicide Squad when Batman fills in the rest of the League about Amanda Waller‘s private army of mercenary super-villains. When the Squad’s latest mission in Badhnisia goes bad the Justice League shows up (not realizing that the Squad will quite literally have to fight for their lives to prevent Waller from murdering them all by detonating the explosives at the base of each of their skulls).

The first issue culminates in the big battle between the two teams while showing some humor by acknowledging just how much of an unfair fight Task Force X has in store for them.

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Morena Baccarin – GQ Mexico (December 2016)

Morena Baccarin is the cover girl for the December issue of GQ Mexico. You can find the pics from her photo shoot inside.

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