Monday, October 19, 2020

Monday with Katharine Isabelle

Katharine Isabelle is a Canadian actress. You can follow her on Twitter and Instagram.

Usagi Yojimbo #13

Miyamoto Usagi and Kenichi's attempts to prevent the attack on the shogun's agent on his way to the city runs into complications as after alarm is raised quickly after dispatching a pair of guards and neither samurai have an opportunity to free the hostages. Mariko's journey to find help also runs into obstacles with soldiers blocking her path.

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Super Dinosaur - The Floor Door Shuffle

The night after returning from a mission with Derek (Valin Shinyei), Super Dinosaur (Mac Heywood) disappears. Waking up in one of the locations of their previous missions, SD then finds himself pulled through another floor door and then another, each taking him back to a location in the system's memory. While Derek hits the field to help with the trouble SD finds in each location, Dexter (Alessandro Juliani) and Erica (Shannon Chan-Kent) work on a solution before the stored locations run out and the malfunctioning floor door has nowhere left to send their friend. Although it doesn't offer clips from previous episodes, SD returning to various locations acts not unlike a clip show reminding viewers of previous episodes. The episode is also notable for allowing SD's stuffed animal Mr. Swimington to tag along for the ride and return to the running theme that penguins are jerks.

Friday, October 16, 2020

Double Dragon

Based on the video game series, Double Dragon offers the story of brothers Billy Lee (Scott Wolf) and Jimmy Lee (Mark Dacascos) living in a dystopian 2007 New Angeles who are tasked with preventing one hell of a goofy super-villain (Robert Patrick) from getting his hands on both halves of an ancient Chinese talisman. While neither the best nor worst movie based off a video game, Double Dragon is a fair example of just what kind of mixed results the genre is known for.

With a story by Paul Dini and Neal Shusterman, and a script by Michael Davis and Peter Gould, director James Yukich delivers... a mess. A glorious mess to be sure, that could not be any more 1990s if it tried. Double Dragon is a bad movie in many, many ways. However, it's certainly not boring. The film's go-for-broke attitude, bizarre setting, and offbeat storyline certainly make it a pop culture touchpoint of the time. With tongue firmly in cheek, the game's arcade console is used as a prop in the film and the script even calls attention to co-star Alyssa Milano's television fame. Double Dragon is a memorable, and at times even charming, clusterfuck.