February 2016

“NFL 2016: PART TWO” — A Bad Lip Reading of the NFL

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star-trek-next-gen-moviesMuch like Star Trek: The Original Motion Picture 50th Anniversary Collection, the Star Trek: The Next Generation Motion Picture 50th Anniversary Collection is a basic re-issue of the 2009 Blu-ray release collecting all four Star Trek: The Next Generation feature films in a single collection. As with the other release, it’s a bit of a mixed bag with some, but certainly not all, of the extras available in the movies’ individual home video releases.

The highlight of the collection is Star Trek: First Contact (the second, and by far the best, of the Next Gen movies). Also included are the problematic Star Trek: Generations (which struggles to unite the original and Next Generation franchises), the disappointing Star Trek: Nemesis (which wastes the Romulans only big screen appearance), and the almost completely forgettable Star Trek: Insurrection.

[Paramount, $35.98]

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Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: Donald Trump (HBO)

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The time travelers get a glimpse in the bleak future of Star City when the damaged Waverider lands in 2046. Although Heat Wave (Dominic Purcell) feels at home in the dystopian future and a few of the members are curious about their loved ones, Rip Hunter (Arthur Darvill) cautions leaving the time period as quickly as possible. However, after encountering the city’s new Green Arrow (Joseph David-Jones) fighting a loosing battle to save a lost city, Sara (Caity Lotz) decides to take stand.

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As the last leaf from the Ellcrys falls and civil war threatens to end Ander‘s (Aaron Jakubenko) rule before it ever begins, Wil (Austin Butler), Amberle (Poppy Drayton) and Eretria (Ivana Baquero) finally make it to Safehold through the tunnels beneath the ruins of San Fransisco. While Ander strikes an unlikely truce with the Gnomes to stop his position being usurped by an ambitious member of the High Council, the fate of several members of the quest is left in question as “Safehold” comes to a close.

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Eddie the Eagle

by Cap'n Carrot on February 26, 2016 · 0 comments

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It’s fitting that at one point during Eddie the Eagle a sports announcer mentions the Jamaican bobsled team. Taking place during the same 1988 Winter Olympics in Calgary, the story of Eddie “The Eagle” Edwards (Taron Egerton) proves to be a fair companion piece to 1993’s Cool Runnings about outsiders making their mark and earning a place in a sport that wanted nothing to do with them.

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continuum-season-four-dvdOriginally planned as a 7-10 season run by creator Simon Barry, Continuum came to a bit of an unceremonious end in its shortened Fourth, and final, Season. It’s sad as the show, which had struggled doing so much heavy lifting in its First Season in setting up the complicated time travel storyline of future cop Kiera Cameron (Rachel Nichols), had finally begun to pay off in the show’s Second and Third seasons.

Putting aside Keira’s increasingly nebulous relationship with the future terrorist she came back in time to stop, and the complicated subplot involving the Freelancers, the final six episodes deals primarily with the soldier’s from Brad‘s (Ryan Robbins) time and their plans on changing history to better fit their liking. The highlight of the season is the show’s final episode “Final Hour” but, because of such time constraints, the lead-up to the final episode feels rushed (especially for a show that moved so glacially slow during its First Season).

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While Luke (Isaiah Mustafa) deals with an Internal Affairs investigation and Simon (Alberto Rosende) freaks out over the increasing evidence suggesting he is becoming a vampire, Clary (Katherine McNamara) and the Shadowhunters attempt to sneak into the police station and retrieve an item from Luke’s confiscated belongings which they believe will lead them to the Mortal Cup.

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The line between friend and foe gets no less clear in Velvet #13. After tracking down the one woman who may hold the first real clue as to what is going on, Velvet Templeton is immediately surprised by the sudden reappearance of Damian Lake whose true motivations shock Velvet to her core.

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One of the coolest, and most unexpected moments of The Flash‘s Second Season came at the end of “The Fury of Firestorm” with the all-too-short cameo of King Shark. In his return, the character gets his own episode the second time around as King Shark escapes ARGUS custody and returns to Central City still intent on doing Zoom’s bidding and killing the Flash (Grant Gustin). Working with his team, and alongside the visiting Diggle (David Ramsey) and Lyla (Audrey Marie Anderson), Barry will race to stop the sole remaining metahuman from Earth-2 (at least that we know about).

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