September 2015

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Castle‘s two-part season premiere introduces some new faces as well as a new longterm obsession for the NYPD’s sexiest detective. When the newly-promoted Captain Kate Beckett (Stana Katic) disappears on her very first day Castle (Nathan Fillion) becomes increasingly concerned, especially after he discovers she is tied to a shoot-out in an abandoned auditorium. While “XY” follows Castle and the NYPD attempting to find the elusive Beckett, who makes no effort to reach out to her husband or colleagues, “XX” gives us Kate’s version of the story filling in gaps from the first episode of the season and explaining her odd behavior which is all linked to her short stint at the Attorney General’s office and her old enemy William Bracken (Jack Coleman).

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Film Theory: Neo ISN’T The One in The Matrix Trilogy

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After Cabe (Robert Patrick) is contacted by a woman (Izabella Miko) from his past Scorpion heads to Cuba to find a Serbian war criminal (Dimiter D. Marinov) who has evaded justice for two decades. Needing both a blood sample to prove the man’s identity and his ledger with the false identities of 23 other war criminals, while being limited by the technology of their surroundings and no back-up from the U.S. Government, the team has a narrow window to snatch their target, prove his identity, steal the ledger from a bank vault, and get out of the country. It also doesn’t help that before his capture the war criminal framed the team for an a car bombing that makes the group public enemy number one.

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Honest Trailers – Avengers: Age of Ultron

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Stopping to help an elderly hero whose starship has broken down, Wander (Jack McBrayer) and Sylvia (April Winchell) are forced to choose between staying to assist the marooned Stella Starbella (June Squibb) and her cat or leave to stop a planetary invasion. Believing the old woman, and not just her ship, may have a screw loose, Sylvia is unable to convince Wander to leave leading to the planet being conquered followed quickly by a surprise for our intrepid heroes as Starbella seizes the moment to take down her old adversary Mandrake the Malfeasant and prove the old dame still has what it takes.

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Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: Migrants and Refugees (HBO)

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Relationship problems are the common theme of the second episode of The Big Bang Theory‘s Ninth Season. Hoping to alleviate Penny‘s (Kaley Cuoco) discomfort, Leonard (Johnny Galecki) talks with the woman (Melissa Tang) he made out with during their time apart. After making a realization during that awkward conversation (mostly for the marine biologist), he finally sits down and talks honestly with wife about their mutual fears about the other leaving them for greener pastures. Although it’s not the case with every relationship this week, by the end of the episode the Hofstadters appear to finally be be back in a good place.

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Between the opening scene which teases Emma‘s (Jennifer Morrison) role in Arthurian legend and the closing scene which gives us our first look at a truly evil new Dark One, “The Dark Swan” features our small group of heroes working together to save Emma who has been reborn in the Enchanted Forrest. Realizing Emma needs their help, Regina (Lana Parrilla), Snow White (Ginnifer Goodwin), Robin (Sean Maguire), David (Josh Dallas), Henry (Jared Gilmore), Hook (Colin O’Donoghue), Granny (Beverley Elliott), and the Dwarves, will do whatever it takes to find their savior – even if that means relying on the help of Zelena (Rebecca Mader).

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Comic Rack – Bizarro #4

by Cap'n Carrot on September 29, 2015 · 0 comments

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The six-issue mini-series centering on the bizarre friendship between Bizarro and Jimmy Olsen continues when the unlikely pair run into Zatanna in Bizarro #4. The madcap adventures from writer Heath Corson and artist Gustavo Duarte (with a little help from Darwyn Cooke) get a little magical boost to the proceedings with this issue. What happens when you mix backward magic and Bizarro? Total chaos, that’s what!

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It’s official, I’ve already grown tired of Missy (Michelle Gomez). “The Witch’s Familiar” concludes the opening arc to the Ninth Season of Doctor Who which began with last week’s “The Magician’s Apprentice.” The not-so-dead Missy and Clara (Jenna Coleman) spend most of the episode together, and apart from The Doctor (Peter Capaldi) whose comapssion is put to the test by his most hated enemies and the mind of the mad man who spawned them. As Dalek episodes go I wouldn’t rank this pair against the best of Doctor Who, but the second-half does deliver The Doctor out-thinking his enemy once more (and surely not for the last time).

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