August 2019

Lucifer – Expire Erect

by Alan Rapp on August 28, 2019

in Television Reviews 

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Lucifer - Expire Erect television review

Looking for closure, Lucifer (Tom Ellis) decides on one final case with Chloe (Lauren German) involving the death of a collector of classic cars. Chloe, who has only recently begun to come around to the truth about her partner, meets Eve (Inbar Lavi) for the first time and discovers there is another woman who has known about Lucifer who she can discuss the Devil with (and who has been impregnated by an angel and just gotten an unexpected roommate).

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Taylor Swift – Lover

by Alan Rapp on August 28, 2019

in Music News & Reviews

Here’s Taylor Swift with the official video for “Lover,” the title track from her 2019 album Lover.

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The Boys – The Innocents

by Alan Rapp on August 28, 2019

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The Boys - The Innocents TV review

In “The Innocents” Starlight (Erin Moriarty) continues to flex her muscles and push back against corporate’s attempt to control her forcing the company to take drastic action by throwing the Deep‘s (Chace Crawford) to the wolves by having him admit on-camera he was responsible for sexually assaulting America’s newest shinning star. Well, at least one of the assholes got what was coming to him. Meanwhile, the Boys go to Mesmer (Haley Joel Osment), a supe with the ability to read minds, in order to learn more about Kamiko (Momona Tamada). She calms down enough to give up a bit of her life story (after breaking one of the psychic’s hands). While the choice helps out the boys in the short-term it also foreshadows huge problems as Mesmer reaches out to an old friend about what he has learned. The show also leaves quite a bit on the cutting room floor by introducing, and then quickly moving on from, an intriguing character like Mesmer haunted by his ability to connect to people while being completely disconnected from his daughter.

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Batman #77

by Alan Rapp on August 28, 2019

in Comics

Batman #77 comic reviewBatman #77 is most notable for the death of a major supporting character (at best a questionable choice, at worst potentially damaging the core of the Bat-Family). However, much of the issue focuses on Damian and his attempt to enter Gotham City (despite warnings from Bane and his minions about what will occur should any member of the Bat-Family enter the city limits).

After making short work of Gotham Girl, Damian squares off against the city’s new Batman. I’m not sure if I buy Damian’s defeat against the elderly Batman from a parallel world (can’t stop a senior citizen, Damian?), but the back-and-forth between them works fairly well prior to Robin’s defeat.

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Silk Stalkings – Hardcopy

by Alan Rapp on August 27, 2019

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  • Title: Silk Stalkings – Hardcopy
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Silk Stalkings - Hardcopy television review

Throwback Thursday takes us back to the unsolved crimes of passion in the wealthy playground of Palm Beach, Florida. While Rita (Mitzi Kapture) literally runs into a new flame (Christopher Mayer), the pair’s latest case becomes personal to Chris (Rob Estes) when the lead suspect in the death of a tabloid publisher turns out to be a mistress (Terri Treas) with a young son (Karl David-Djerf) who the detective takes under his wing. Despite the mistress eventually confessing to the crime, there’s far more going on than Chris or Rita suspect.

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