Wednesday, July 28, 2021

Jungle Cruise

Given Disney's adaptation of Pirates of the Caribbean it's hard not to see similarities with Jungle Cruise as the studio attempts to turn another theme park ride into a motion picture. Jungle Cruise feels like a mix of Pirates with a bit of The Mummy (and several other films) thrown in for a wacky adventure in the Amazon.

Tuesday, July 27, 2021

Blue and Gold #1

Booster Gold and Blue Beetle are back. Writer Dan Jurgens and artist Ryan Sook bring DC's best bromance back to comics with the first issue of the eight-issue mini-series featuring the pair of heroes sure to fill readers of a certain age with all the feels.

The Story of Star Wars: Shadows of the Empire

Leverage: Redemption - The Rollin' on the River Job

While she proved helpful in the previous episode, "The Rollin' on the River Job" works as Hardison's (Aldis Hodge) foster sister Breanna Casey's (Aleyse Shannon) first job with the team as their new hacker. She quickly discovers filling her brother's shoes is easier said than done (especially given the team's unreasonable expectations and demands). The team targets a greedy riverboat owner (Piter Marek) forcing out locals in New Orleans to build for the expansion of his new casino. Targeting both the man's greed and competitive nature by creating the illusion of another potential casino headed into area, the team also works in several unknown extras (obviously part of the larger Leverage team developed over the years, none of whom get introduced here) to rig the games in his casino making it unable for him to pay-out in front of a representative (Bernard Hocke) from the gaming commission. It's a solid con with some nice twists and even includes an old-school safe-cracking scene.

Monday, July 26, 2021

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #119

The trouble-free days for the heroes in a half-shell appear to be over. April has been run out of New York City by Baxter Stockman who is taking measures to see she never makes it back to Manhattan to share the information she learned about his secret mutant program using the Slithery's offspring.