December 2019

The Nine Best Films of 2019

by Alan Rapp on December 31, 2019

in Top Tens & Lists

The Nine Best Films of 2019

Family was a strong theme in many of my favorite films of 2019. My list includes some famous directors, one super-hero, secrets, mystery and deception, strong ensembles, the search for the truth, and the horrors of war and divorce. Tying for an honorable mention (I couldn’t decide on which to include as #10 on the list) are the equally good, yet very different, Dolemite is My Name and Motherless Brooklyn. Without further ado, it is time to count down the nine best movies of 2019.

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Suicide Squad #1

by Alan Rapp on December 30, 2019

in Comics

Suicide Squad #1 comic reviewDC launches a new version of the Suicide Squad pitting a makeshift team against a group of super-powered terrorists known as the Revolutionaries. There are a few familiar faces in Deadshot and Harley Quinn but the rest of the team, chosen not by Amanda Waller but by her replacement Lok, features questionable members like the Cavalier, the Shark, Zebra Man, and Magpie.

As we’ve seen in several previous versions of the series, not all of the members will make it through the first issue alive. The twist here is that most are used as nothing more than cannon fodder in order for Lok to recruit the Revolutionaries as their replacements. My trouble here is that most of the Revolutionaries don’t seem much more interesting that the Squad members who they are replacing (at least the D-Listers were worth making fun of).

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Batman & the Outsiders #8

by Alan Rapp on December 30, 2019

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Batman & the Outsiders #8 comic reviewDespite a late betrayal by one of their own, the Outsiders successfully return to Gotham City with Sofia Ramos in Batman & the Outsiders #8. Opening with the betrayal of Kaliber, the latest issue of the series confirms the death of Alfred has been what has kept Batman from being in the field with the Outsiders over the comic’s first arc.

It also offers a look at the Batcave through new eyes as Sofia takes another step into the world of heroes and villains while providing a pair of nice moments between Sofia and Katana, and between Signal and Cassandra who offer each other support after the turmoil of recent events.

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First Look – Misbehaviour

by Alan Rapp on December 30, 2019

in Film News & Trailers

Here’s a first look at Misbehaviour, inspired by the true events of the 1970 Miss World beauty competition. The film will open in the UK on March 13th.

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Comic Rack

by Alan Rapp on December 30, 2019

in Comics

Comic RackIt’s a new week so it must be time to talk about comics! Welcome back to the RazorFine Comic Rack boys and girls. Pull up a bean bag and take a seat at feet of the master as we offer you this quick list of all kinds of comic book goodness set to hit comic shops and bookstores this month from all your favorite publishers including DC, Marvel, Dark Horse, Archie, Dynamite, IDW, Image Comics, and others.

This week includes Action Comics, Batman Beyond, Black Panther and the Agents of Wakanda, Coaraptor, Daredevil, Death or Glory, Detective Comics, The Flash, G.I. JOE, Grendel: Devil’s Odyssey, Grimm Fairy Tales, Harley Quinn, Lois Lane, Manifest Destiny, Marauders, Miles Morales Spider-Man, Olympia, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Urban Legends, X-Men, the first issues of DuckTales: Faires and Scares, Hawkeye: Freefall, Star Wars, Tarot, Thor, and the final issues of Ruby Falls, Starcadia Quest, Van Helsing Vs Dracula’s Daughter, and Web of Black Widow.

Enjoy issue #289

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