May 2012

Lassiter

by Cap'n Carrot on May 31, 2012 · 0 comments

in Film

1984’s Lassiter was a pretty obvious attempt to cash in on Tom Selleck‘s popularity from Magnum, P.I. It’s also surprisingly good. The film was directed by Roger Young, who also helmed the first episode of for Magnum (as well as the TV mini-series adaptation of The Bourne Identity starring Richard Chamberlain and Jaclyn Smith). Although a little dated in spots, the film holds up fairly well nearly 30 years after its initial release.

On the eve of World War II, framed for a crime he didn’t commit, London’s premiere cat burglar Nick Lassiter (Selleck) is pressured by a British Police Investigator (Bob Hoskins) and an agent of the FBI (Joe Regalbuto) to use his unique skill set to break into German Embassy in London and steal $10 million in precious uncut gems.

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Frogs need coffee, too. Check it this cute, if at times slightly infuriating puzzle game as you try to help you green pal make himself a cup of cappuccino. There’s also a walkthrough for if you get stuck.

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I wasn’t a fan of this Bat-tile before the New 52 reboot and I’ve given the new volume a pretty wide berth. However, the latest issue had three points of interest to make me pick it up.

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This is London’s self-professed “dance punk indie rock and roll band (not remotely like the other bands)” The Winter Olympics with the video for “I Prefer the Early Stuff,” the first single from their upcoming album Profit and Loss.

The Winter Olympics – I Prefer the Early Stuff

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Illustrator Felipe Castra gives us fight posters for battles between superheroes, video game characters, and cartoon animals. Check out more here.

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A. Cameron Whitehouse puts together this fun, but certainly NSFW, tribute video of Tenacious D‘s “Death Starr” using clips from the original trilogy.

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Here’s a little random awesome, just for you.

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Rambo: Last Blood

by Cap'n Carrot on May 30, 2012 · 0 comments

in Games

John Rambo is back for one final mission in Rambo: Last Blood, a ridiculous but fun game which features the soldier’s attempt to earn entry into Valhalla (and includes Rambo repeatedly ripping off his shirt and hugging his former enemies).

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Writer and artist Francis Manapul (along with co-writer Brian Buccellato) gives us the Flash vs. Gorilla Grodd, Round One. Honestly, given the early teases we’d seen of the New 52 versions of Grodd and Gorilla City this was better than I expected. I’m not sure I like the change from Gorilla City from an advanced scientific race of apes into a more magical religious group but this certainly wasn’t the total disaster which I feared.

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Because you (and here I’m referring to Lintly and Shadow) demanded it, the next round of Rocky IV figures will include Russian boxer Ivan Drago. No word yet if the figures will come with miniature steroid syringe or how long we’ll have to wait for the figure of Drago’s wife Ludmilla.

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