October 2016

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Holmes (Jonny Lee Miller) and Watson (Lucy Liu) investigate the murder of a mathmatician whose recent published work has thrown an entire industry into a tizzy. Usually using his skills to find sound investments for his firm, the victim (who ends up skewered to a wall) spent weeks on a scientific paper suggesting how the space community searches for and targets asteroids which could be potentially harmful to the Earth is wrong. While it will take nearly a decade to sort out the truth of the man’s work (which Holmes and Watson discovers may have ulterior motives) the detectives run in circles seeking someone who would have a legitimate motive for the man’s untimely demise.

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Lady Gaga Carpool Karaoke

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The new Firefly mini-series takes place a couple of years after the events of Serenity. Malcolm Reynolds and his crew are still flying, although after their network of friends was culled during the events of the film Serenity’s crew has been forced to take mostly small-time jobs.

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A Stranger Things Christmas

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While the Aladdin (Deniz Akdeniz) storyline gets pushed to one of the episode’s subplots, “Dark Waters” picks up a thread of Hook’s (Colin O’Donoghue) past as the pirate confronts the appearance of Captain Nemo (Faran Tahir) and the Nautilus in both the present and in flashbacks. Tying in the theme of the Evil Queen‘s (Lana Parrilla) attempts to sow dissension among the heroes, the villain reveals Hook’s refusal to destroy the shears to Henry. Bringing the kid’s resentment to the pirate’s growing role in his family, the pair eventually come to an understanding as Henry helps Hook deal with one of his biggest regrets which has coming calling.

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Here’s what you may have missed on RazorFine Reviews this weekend: reviews of new episodes of Legends of Tomorrow, The Good Place, and No Tomorrow, along with a comic review of the latest issue of Green Lanterns.

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The new era of the Teen Titans begins here with Damian celebrating his 13th birthday by celebrating his individual victories over Beast Boy, Starfire, Raven, and Kid Flash (all of whom he’s keeping locked up in the Batcave). Gloating over his prisoners, Damian’s plan to forge the group into a new team is revealed when the young heroes begin to work together to free themselves.

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Inferno

by Cap'n Carrot on October 28, 2016 · 0 comments

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inferno-movie-posterWith each successive entry, the film series based on the Robert Langdon novels of Dan Brown becomes less and less watchable. At this rate the fourth movie may actually make audience bleed out of their eyes. Opening with an incomprehensible first 10 minutes filled with hellish images floating through an injured Langdon’s (Tom Hanks) mind, the film attempts to up the ante by forcing the professor not only to solve riddles and clues to find the truth but this time to do so with amnesia. Along for the ride is his latest attractive European brunette co-star, this time a genius doctor (Felicity Jones) with a love of puzzles (of course) who helps Langdon escape a hospital in Florence when the men who kidnapped him attempt to reacquire the college professor to find a deadly virus.

Rather than unraveling the mysteries of the Holy Grail or delving into a Papal conspiracy, this time Langdon is set after a man-made plague known as Inferno. Created by a billionaire (Ben Foster) obsessed with purging the world of its excess populace, the madman of course left near-indecipherable clues that would make it nearly impossible to see his plan carried out.

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“The New Rogues” introduces another classic Flash (Grant Gustin) villain in the Mirror Master (Grey Damon). Offering us flashbacks to Mirror Master’s origins, in which the thug is trapped within a mirror during the accelerator explosion, the episode allows for the limited return of Leonard Snart (Wentworth Miller). Although I prefer the classic take on the character, which we do get reference to in Harry (Tom Cavanagh) mentioning the Mirror Master of his Earth, it’s good to see another classic Flash villain introduced on the show.

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It

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

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it-dvdAdaptions of Stephen King‘s work to film and television have been mixed over the years. One of the most successful was 1990’s two-part mini-series adaptation of IT. Constrained a bit by it’s TV cast and limited special effects budget, It works in large part thanks to the creepiness of it’s source material and the casting of Tim Curry as Pennywise the Clown (an evil entity which torments and lures children to their deaths in Derry, Maine.

Taking place both in flashbacks to 1960 and in the present 30 years later, the story follows the return of the Derry “Losers Club” (Richard Thomas, John Ritter, Annette O’Toole, Harry Anderson, Dennis Christopher, Tim Reid, and Richard Masur) home to finish the creature they hoped they had killed three decades before as children.

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