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A lot of you watched the premiere of Almost Human last night. Who wouldn't want to see J.J. Abrams launch another TV series given his track record of Lost and the cult hit Fringe? I eagerly watched and, for the most part, enjoyed the show. I will definitely be tuning in tonight for the second part of the premiere. The following is a list of what I loved and hated in the opening hour of Almost Human.
What I Loved...
Karl Urban and Michael Ealy - You gotta love Karl Urban for being Karl F****** Urban. The opening sequence had my buddy and I screaming "I Am The Law" with every take down, headshot, and explosion. No, he's not the emotionless Dredd we've seen before, but the action hero is still there. The brooding, anger, and never say die attitude though was what I expected, and I was not disappointed. »
- Mick Joest
Andy Naylor reviews Judge Dredd #11...
"It’s tough living in irradiated flyover country. But it’s even tougher to fight your way through it—especially when a mutant hillbilly gang is after your Lawgiver, your Land Raider, and your multi-eyed precog partner, and well… your hide. (“It’s almost supper time, Paw!”) And what that’s rumbling in the hills? Something 250 million years old, and just itching for a comeback? Judge Dredd’s nightmare road trip to save the soul(s) of Mega-City One continues here!"
Judge Dredd #11 is here. The previous parts to the story have left me feeling underwhelmed to say the least. There have been several Dredd stories in the past that have been a little out there, a little far-fetched (by Dredd standards) and plain old whacky. This particular run seems to find a new way to disappoint me with each issue. Dredd has always had »
- Gary Collinson
Warner Home Video has debuted yet another clip from Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Part 2, arriving on Blu-ray and DVD January 29. Fans are used to seeing Batman (voiced by Peter Weller) using all sorts of gadgets and high-tech vehicles to take down the Gotham City baddies. This clip shows The Dark Knight using a much more archaic mode of transportation, riding on horseback while speaking to a horde of vigilante wannabes. Take a look at this scene where Batman inspires his followers to use their minds and their fists, instead of relying on guns.
The Dark Knight, along with new sidekick Robin, have finally reclaimed Gotham City and allowed a ray of hope to penetrate the reign of terror that The Mutants had cast upon his city. With Batman back in the spotlight, the extended media coverage has awoken »
Sylvester Stallone has had as inconsistent a filmography as any actor, having enjoyed success with the beginnings of his Rocky and Rambo franchises, before casually jettisoning these series with increasingly inferior instalments (though the last Rambo and Rocky films did somewhat regain their rep). However, that’s really the least of it; Stallone has had a number of hits outside of his most iconic roles, though he’s probably had more flops, especially in recent years, opting for an increasingly desperate and mindless array of action films and thrillers that do little to demonstrate the talent we know he has.
You need only take a look at Stallone’s stunning monologue at the end of First Blood to remember that he can be a great actor when he wants to be, though these days, he’s mostly happy just mining nostalgia and pretending that he’s not in his mid-sixties »
- Shaun Munro
I am the law. The Laaaawwww!
Only one good movie hit store shelves last week, or at least one that was truly worth mentioning. This week is sort of the same but at least we get back into the swing of things. By that I mean that there are a lot of new releases but only a select few are worth the price tag and none of them are House at the End of the Street or Stolen for obvious reasons.
- Jonathan Silva
Who do you think did it better Stallone or Urban? Should I get it in 3D or just Blu-ray? Do you think it should get a sequal? The floor is open and you're the Judges. Now answers this and then run around the house yelling "I Am The Law!" Go! Judge Dredd Creep 2000 Ad T-Shirt $21.99 Judge Dredd Dredd Is Boss White T-Shirt $21.99 Judge Dredd Judge Anderson White T-Shirt $21.99 Judge Dredd I Am The Law T-Shirt $21.99 »
Despite Karl Urban uttering, “I am the law” his overall demeanor was just one of the many disappointments in the new film take on the classic 2000 Ad hero, Judge Dredd. Dredd is out on home video this week from Lionsgate and it is amazing how bored I was watching it. The majority of the 96 film takes place in the Peach Trees Block and is effectively Dredd playing John McLane, trying to survive a sealed off building under siege.
It’s hard to watch this without comparing it with the Sylvester Stallone misfire of the 1990s. While the story sucked and the star violated the character by taking his helmet off a lot, it looked like the weekly comic come to life. The high tech, futuristic clutter of Mega City One was expertly captured, reminding us of how much the visual of Blade Runner derived from the British comic which has been around since 1977. Also, »
- Robert Greenberger
7 items from 2013
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