Giorgio Armani – MY WAY

by Alan Rapp on September 15, 2020

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Actress Adria Arjona is the face of Giorgio Armani’s new fragrance MY WAY.

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Superman #25

by Alan Rapp on September 15, 2020

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Superman #25 comic reviewSince his arrival at DC Comics, writer Brian Michael Bendis has offered up several intriguing stories. Unfortunately, the over-sized Superman #25 isn’t one of them. Despite the extra pages (and increased price), the comic feels incomplete.

What Superman #25 does offer is two storylines, neither of which is resolved. The first involves an alien race, planet, and character all known as Synmar who have apparently been watching over the universe in their own way for millennia. They witness the destruction of Krypton and recognize the possible threat of a sole survivor on Earth and keep vigilance. However, after seeing what he becomes they decide to make their own Superman.

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The Order – Hell Week

by Alan Rapp on September 14, 2020

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  • Title: The Order – Hell Week Part 1 & Part 2
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The Order - Hell Week television review

The two-part opener of The Order introduces us to incoming college Freshman Jack Morton (Jake Manley) who gets accepted to the prestigious private Belgrave University. Jack is less interested in a degree than using his acceptance to get initiated into a secret order within the university which both he and his grandfather (Matt Frewer) believe they can leverage to get close to the man responsible for the death of Jack’s mother. What neither grandson or grandfather realize is that the Hermetic Order of the Blue Rose is actually a secret coven of magic users.

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SHAZAM! #14

by Alan Rapp on September 14, 2020

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SHAZAM! #14 comic reviewSHAZAM! #14 concludes the “SHAZAM and the Seven Magic Lands” arc as Billy Batson is able to free his father from Mr. Mind‘s influence (but, sadly unable to to make C.C. Batson any less of a douche putting a damper on the family’s victory).

The issue also marks the return of the mentally-deranged Superboy Prime aware of the previous DCU timelines and calling out the Marvel Family by their historic names. He offers a threat so large we see Billy and Black Adam work together to stop him. The Superboy of an Earth destroyed in Crisis, who became frustrated with the world that was reborn without him before going all murder-crazy, has apparently been locked-up in the Monster Lands for years.

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  • Title: The Letter for the King – Storm Clouds Gather
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The Letter for the King - Storm Clouds Gather television review

One episode in, The Letter for the King feels like you basic knights and destiny story of warring kingdoms and a destiny to be fulfilled. Based on the 1962 Dutch novel De brief voor de Koning by Tonke Dragt, the first episode introduces us to completely unprepared knight initiate Tiuri (Amir Wilson) who only makes it through the trials by his stepfather (David Wenham) bribing his last opponent. This doesn’t earn him friendship or respect from the other initiates. Elsewhere a warmongering prince (Gijs Blom) pushes further south than any has gone before. The southern lands, where Tiuri and his mother (Kemi-Bo Jacobs) are from, are falling quickly to the prince’s army. However, prophecy tells of a warrior who will turn the tide.

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