January 2020

Far Sector #3

by Alan Rapp on January 29, 2020

in Comics

Far Sector #3 comic reviewThe rookie Green Lantern’s investigation into murder in the City Enduring continues in Far Sector #3 which expands on the personal relationships Sojourner Mullein has made since coming to the city and explore how her past colors her duties as a Green Lantern.

Things get a bit more political in the series’ third issue growing factions within the city reach a breaking point and the Green Lantern struggles with her role to keep the peace in a city that hasn’t known crime in 500 years. The idea that emotion is literally the cause of conflict between factions is an intriguing one, especially with the lives of an entire civilization at stake. Suppressed emotions have kept them safe for centuries, but what if that is no longer an option?

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  • Title: Supergirl – Back From the Future (Part One)
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Supergirl - Back From the Future (Part One) television review

Although both the show and Brainy (Jesse Rath) waffle a bit over the recent change to his character there’s certainly an improvement over how the show has begun using the Legionnaire from the future. The episode offers the return of Jeremy Jordan reprising his role of Winn Schott and as an crazier version from a parallel Earth who Winn returns from the future to stop from destroying his timeline. Jordan fits in easily here, particularly in his individual scenes with both Kara (Melissa Benoist) and Nia (Nicole Maines), the later of whom he encourages by offering a glimpse of the hero she (and her descendants) will become.

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Once and Future #6

by Alan Rapp on January 29, 2020

in Comics

Once and Future #6 comic reviewWhat was originally planned to be the final issue of a six-issue mini-series, Once and Future #6 features Duncan stepping into his role of her to save his grandmother and prevent a zombie version of King Arthur from cementing his power.

The “final” issue to the series which will continue next month features Duncan wielding Excalibur to take on Arthur’s knights but also relying on words which cut just as deeply to the Swiss-cheese-brained zombie king who can only remember fragments of his past (and isn’t all that happy to hear about some of the goings on in Camelot).

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1917’s One Long Shot

by Alan Rapp on January 28, 2020

in Essays 

Check out this short featurette on the cinematography of 1917

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Doctor Who – Fugitive of the Judoon

by Alan Rapp on January 28, 2020

in Television Reviews 

  • Title: Doctor Who – Fugitive of the Judoon
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Doctor Who - Fugitive of the Judoon television review

“Fugitive of the Judoon” offers several questions and few answers for an episode that sees the return of Captain Jack Harkness (John Barrowman), dire warnings about the return of the Cybermen, and the first appearance of another version of The Doctor (Tosin Cole) whose place in time makes no sense to either Doctor (or to most fans). Returning to Earth to find it being quarantined by the Judoon who are furiously seeking a fugitive, The Doctor (Jodie Whittaker) and her companions buy some time while searching for answers which lead to her companions being stolen from the planet by Jack and The Doctor coming face-to-face with an alternate version of herself whose existence she cannot comprehend.

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