November 2013

The Grandmaster

by Cap'n Carrot on November 28, 2013 · 0 comments

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The Grandmaster follows the life of Ip Man (Tony Leung Chiu Wai), who the film suggests may have been the greatest Chinese martial artist of his generation. From an early challenge from a Northern Chinese Grandmaster (Qingxiang Wang) through teaching in his own school in Hong Kong decades later to pass on his teaching to the next generation (including a young Bruce Lee), the script by director Kar Wai Wong and fellow screenwriters Jingzhi Zou and Haofeng Xu examines the major events and relationships of Ip Man’s life.

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Following the death of Carter (Taraji P. Henson) both Shaw (Sarah Shahi) and an injured Reese (Jim Caviezel) separately scour the city for any trace of Simmons (Robert John Burke). Unable to find or stop Reese, Finch (Michael Emerson) and Fusco (Kevin Chapman) convince Shaw to help them find Simmons first which begins with tracking down Quinn (Clarke Peters) who is being guarded by Federal Marshals and about to be indicted as the head of HR. But to accomplish this Finch will have to find a way to trust Root (Amy Acker).

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Writer Gail Simone’s opening arc continues as Red Sonja returns down the mountainside with her bodyguards Ayla and Nias to receive the rest of the cure for the plague slowly destroying her body and exact vengeance on her former friend Annisa for killing the king who freed them both from the pit while leaving his kingdom to die of plague.

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As Fitz (Iain De Caestecker) and Simmons (Elizabeth Henstridge) decide Skye (Chloe Bennet) missed out on the proper rights of hazing and pranks by not going through S.H.I.E.L.D.‘s academy, Coulson (Clark Gregg) and Melinda May (Ming-Na Wen) talk with a woman blamed for a series of accidents in a small town which appear to have been triggered by telekentic powers. However, Hanna (Laura Seay) refuses to accept responsibility for the odd occurrences believing she is being haunted which is actually far closer to the truth as one of her co-workers (Robert Baker), caught in the explosion that trapped him between dimensions, has been stalking her both before and after the accident he is responsible for.

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Okay, there are two things you should know about me before we begin. 1) I love me some classic Batman. And 2) I love me some classic Scooby-Doo. What happens when you throw these two things together for the first issue of Scooby-Doo! Team-Up #1? You get the most fun Batman comic I’ve read in more than two years!

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The search for a missing billionaire leads Ichabod Crane (Tom Mison) and Abbie (Nicole Beharie) to a haunted house with ties to both Crane’s past and that of his wife Katrina (Katia Winter). Crane and Abbie are able to free Lena Gilbert (Erin Cahill) from the living vines trapping her inside one the rundown colonial home’s many rooms but soon find themselves trapped in the house as well.

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Colin Baker, Peter Davison, and Sylvester McCoy (along with a few other recognizable faces) reunite for their own 50th Anniversary of Doctor Who. For the fans!

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The Blacklist‘s two-part fall finale begins here with the FBI being tricked to bring Reddington (James Spader) back into the compound by the infamous Anslo Garrick (Ritchie Coster) who lays siege to the black site, cutting off communication or any hope of rescue from the outside world. Unable to evacuate, the FBI try to hold their position, including Agent Keen (Megan Boone) who is stuck in the elevator when the mercenaries cut the facility’s power and a severely-wounded Ressler (Diego Klattenhoff) who locks himself and Reddington in the specially designed cell deep within the compound.

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Here’s Mazzy Star performing “California” from Seasons of Your Day, the band’s first new album in 17 years earlier this week on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon.

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Frozen

by Cap'n Carrot on November 27, 2013 · 0 comments

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Disney’s latest animated feature Frozen is an odd mix of old school Disney style and modern sensibilities that works better than expected. Loosely adapted from Hans Christian Andersen‘s tale of The Snow Queen, the script by Jennifer Lee certainly fits in the pantheon of Disney Princess fairy tale films but with one major difference in terms of story that it apart from movies like Sleeping Beauty, Cinderella, The Little Mermaid, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, and others. Although it has romantic subplots, the main love story in the film isn’t romantic love but sororal love.

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