August 2013

Kaine returns from New York a broken man after his encounter with Doc Ock Spidey and the Jackal and the return of his degeneration scars that mean the clone’s days are once again numbered. However, things really pick up when the frustrated Scarlet Spider is confronted by his namesake – the original Scarlet Spider who proceeds to kick our hero’s ass.

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Picking up from last week’s cliffhanger, things get worse and worse for FBI Agent Kate Morrtti (Rachael Leigh Cook) as the facts don’t match up to her story about why she shot a Congressman’s son (Logan Bartholomew) in his own home. In fact Kate’s story get so hard to believe even she begins to doubt the truth. After being charged with murder by the Assistant District Attorney (Kevin Weisman), Kate spends most of the episode in a courtroom or in sessions with an FBI mandated psychologist (CCH Pounder) leaving Daniel (Eric McCormack)  and Donnie (Scott Wolf), who quits his job as an ADA, to prove her innocence.

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Getaway

by Cap'n Carrot on August 30, 2013 · 0 comments

in Film

From the director of Dungeons & Dragons comes a convoluted chase film that makes the logic behind The Chase look sound by comparison. You know you’re in trouble when you start a review with any variation of that sentence. To be fair to director Courtney Solomon, the many issues I have with Getaway have far more do with the troubled script by Sean Finegan and Gregg Maxwell Parker than the director’s occasionally worthwhile attempts to make a story impossible to take seriously moderately engaging. (How’s that for a ringing endorsement?)

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You may not know the name Gilbert Taylor but you’ve more than likely sat through one of the cinematographer’s films. In a career that spanned nearly 50 years the director of photography was responsible for shooting one or two lesser known films such as Star Wars and Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb. His career also includes The BeatlesA Hard Day’s Night, Roman Polanski‘s Repulsion, and 1980’s Flash Gordon. Taylor passed away at his home on Isle of Wight on August 23 at the age of 99.

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Kotobukiya is now taking pre-orders on their latest DC New 52 ARTFX Statue – the 1:10 scale New 52 Supergirl complete with magnetic base which can be yours for the low, low price of $45.

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The second issue of the new comic based on the current Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles cartoon pits our foursome of amphibious ninjas against Snakeweed who has turned Manhattan into a jungle.

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This is The National with the video for “Graceless” from the Cincinnati indie rock band’s 2013 album Trouble Will Find Me.

The National – Graceless

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Funny or Die offers us Steve Martin and Kermit the Frog performing “Dueling Banjos.”

Steve Martin and Kermit the Frog in “Dueling Banjos”

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Axe Cop Tees

by Cap'n Carrot on August 29, 2013 · 0 comments

in Miscellany

At $25 these babies ain’t cheap, but fans of Axe Cop may want to check out this collection of t-shirts for their favorite axe-wielding crime fighter and his Gatling-gun-armed T-Rex, Wexter.

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Have a free 62 seconds? Sure you do, so check out this short music video for Daft Punk’s “Lose Yourself to Dance.”

Daft Punk – Lose Yourself to Dance

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