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Luca, the Little Merboy

by Alan Rapp on June 16, 2021

in Home Video

  • Title: Luca
  • IMDb: link

Luca movie reviewSet on the Italian Rivera, in an era before cellphones and the Internet, Luca is a fish out of water story. Literally. Living his life under the sea, the curious Luca (Jacob Tremblay) is drawn to the world on the surface despite his parents’ (Maya Rudolph and Jim Gaffigan) warnings about the monsters lurking above. With the ability to assume human form when stepping onto land, Luca can’t help be curious about the humans whose bizarre garbage makes it way to the bottom of the sea. Meeting another teen sea monster who has been passing for human pushes Luca to exploring the surface further and leaving his life under the sea behind him for the seaside community of Portorosso.

The coming of age story may not initially wow you, but Luca has more going on underneath the surface than a first glance may suggest. The setting of Portorosso is full of great designs to frame the simplistic desire of Luca and Alberto (Jack Dylan Grazer) to get their own Vespa and travel across the world. Making enemies with the local bully, and befriending a local girl (Emma Berman) turns to duo into a trio with shared desire to win the Portorosso Cup which may allow for all their dreams to come true.

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Shay Mitchell is One Healthy Woman

by Alan Rapp on June 16, 2021

in Books & Magazines

Shay Mitchell - Women's Health (June 2021)

Shay Mitchell is the cover girl for the June issue of Women’s Health.

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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #117

by Alan Rapp on June 16, 2021

in Comics

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #117 comic reviewI do so love this comic. The battle of the bands is finally here as Jennika and her group put on a show so good that Bebop and Rocksteady admit defeat without ever taking the stage. We also get peace between the Turtles and Karai and the end to future Lita‘s time travel adventure as events are back on the proper path allowing her to return home (and take a couple of guests with her as well). And that future, it looks mighty bright.

The issue is filled with several great moments from the victory of the band, to Koya‘s almost too cute for words request to return for future engagements, to Lita’s sweet farewells (I’m not crying, you’re crying!), to the start of a new romance, and to the tease of the return of a core character back to the main storyline (although in an entirely new context). The creative team event gives me a cool hero moment for my favorite Turtle.

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Willy’s Wonderland

by Alan Rapp on June 15, 2021

in Home Video

  • Title: Willy’s Wonderland
  • IMDb: link

Willy's Wonderland DVD reviewWhat if the animatronic characters at ShowBiz Pizza Place or Chuck E. Cheese came to life and started murdering their customers? That’s the basic premise behind Willy’s Wonderland. Nicolas Cage stars as an unnamed mute drifter who accepts a job cleaning up a rundown attraction in exchange for repairs to his car not realizing he’s actually the latest sacrifice to the evil robot mascots Willy Weasel, Arty Alligator, Knighty Knight, and the rest of their merry band.

Because you can’t have a cliched horror flick without a bunch of dumb teenagers, Emily Tosta leads a group of one-note locals (Kai Kadlec, Christian Delgrosso, Terayle Hill, Jonathan Mercedes, and Caylee Cowan) who want to burn down Willy’s Wonderland but first need to get Cage out. For reasons the movie doesn’t go into, our protagonist refuses to leave and instead works to complete the deal offered to him even after the creatures attempt to kill him. The low-rent slasher is really only memorable for its odd set-up pitting Cage against various robot mascots. This leads to quite a bit of quick-cut action scenes as man versus machine sounds cooler than it looks on-screen (but is enhanced by lots and lots of demonic robot blood spray).

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