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Power Rangers 2017 review

The Power Rangers movie was surprisingly thoughtful, spending most of the first two acts delivering well-developed characters and history of the characters. I can only presume that after movies like Marvel properties, Pacific Rim, and other like films, they saw the way paved to take a swing at making this film.

Saban’s Power Rangers franchise finally got more into the story than the karate-wielding action with this latest chapter or effort to reboot the franchise.

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Directed by relative new-comer Dean Israelite, off a screenplay written by John Gatins, whose writing resume includes Real Steel, Flight, Kong: Skull Island and the upcoming Real Steel 2.

It stars Dacre Montgomery (Stranger Things), Naomi Scott (Terra Nova), RJ Cyler, Ludi Lin and Becky G., with Elizabeth Banks (Modern Family, The Hunger Games) as the evil Rita and Bryan Cranston (Super Mansion, Sneaky Pete, Breaking Bad) as Zordon.

When I went into the theater to watch Power Rangers, to be honest, I was not expecting much. The generic reviews for the film (47% Rotten Tomatoes) left me disinterested, but my nephew was visiting and I had the perfect excuse.

And I’m glad I did.

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TV and Movie news and notes

ABC Cancels Revenge

ABC announced that they are cancelling Revenge after four seasons. The May 10th episode will now serve as the series finale for Emily’s driven need to exact revenge, which for me, jumped the shark during season three as she ran out of people to set up and take the fall for the death of her father.

I loved the premise of showing up with oodles of money from some unknown source, and taking people out by setting them up to take the fall. It was very “Count of Monte Cristo” like. But as the show went on, it seemed that rather than have an outline of where they wanted to take the story, they were writing the show as it developed.

And for me, it felt like they wrote themselves into a corner as the show went on. It was fun while it lasted but the characters were getting over-the-top for me and the reason for the show faded hard.

I won’t miss it.

Review: Helix on Syfy

Syfy Cancels Helix

Comcast owned Syfy announced that they’re done with Helix and the series will not be moving forward beyond the end of this present (second) season.

The show had a ton of potential fun in it when they were stuck in the secret base out on the Artic ice. But when they resolved that situation in one season, and left that location for “an island,” I was worried it would not be able to hold merit with season one and where would they take the story if the pressure of isolated survivors being threatened, were to move away from that situation?

Apparently it did not hold enough viewers attention, including the 3-day DVR viewing, which many shows tend to survive off of when live ratings aren’t quite up there for advertisers.

Hulu Is Buying Your Attention

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The Death of Leonard Nimoy, POWER RANGERS and A New DC Comics Series

February 27, 2015

Sadly, The NY Times was reporting that Leonard Nimoy of Star Trek fame, has passed away from “end-stage chronic obstructive pulmonary disease” at the age of the age of 83 years old. When he I saw he checked into the hospital a few days prior, I was worried. But not that much. He passed due […]

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‘The Vampire Diaries’ & Spartacus Leads a TV Heavy DVD Release Week!

September 3, 2013

This week there’s a whole bunch of TV titles leading the pack of new DVD / Blu-ray releases, for Tuesday, Sept 3rd. First up is the 4th season of the CW’s hit fantasy series, The Vampire Dairies. Then there’s Starz’ Spartacus series, which was a great series, if you could tolerate the gore. (Great story, […]

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New DVD’s This Week: Dexter, Cloud Atlas, and Little Ponies!

May 13, 2013

This Week’s new DVD releases include serial murderers, a story that spans the ages and some animated ponies! And then there’s some WWE mixed in there. Oh my, what a mix! Best Sellers, per Amazon The Bible: The Epic Miniseries on DVD Les Miserables The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey Lincoln ========================== Best Sellers in the […]

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Thanksgiving 2011 TV Marathons

November 22, 2011

A list of Thanksgiving network marathons… I see The Walking Dead, Star Trek: The Next Generation, Battlestar Galactica, NCIS, & a Firefly* marathon…

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Check Out The Red ‘Power Ranger’ Steve Cardenas New Martial Arts & Yoga Business

August 9, 2011

Check Out The Red ‘Power Ranger’ Steve Cardenas New Martial Arts & Yoga Business

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