25 DAYS OF CHRISTMAS REVIEW: POWER RANGERS SUPER SAMURAI: STUCK ON CHRISTMAS

CAST
Alex Heartman (Police Guys)
Erika Fong (Transformers 4)
Hector David Jr. (Lockwood)
Najee De-Tiege (Kickin’ It)
Brittany Anne Pirtle (Bring it On 5)
Rene Naufahu (Shortland Street)
Felix Ryan (Nip/Tuck)
Paul Schrier (Masked Rider)
Jii sets up the Christmas Tree, the Rangers fight Gred in a quarry. Mike fights it off and then they destroy it and fight it with the Battlewing Megazord. Once the monster is destroyed, they are stuck in the Megazord and must find a way out. So the flashbacks start. Kevin recalls Antonio programing the Clawzord. Jayden reminds Kevin that Kevin was able to help them with his plans.  At the Shiba House, Mentor Ji opens the door to find Bulk (dressed as Santa) and Spike (dressed as an elf). Spike wants to deliver a present meant for Mia. Jayden remembers the time when Kevin and Mike were stuck together. Mia asks Emily what they should wear for Christmas. Mia remembers the time they went on a shopping spree in the “Strange Case of the Munchies” episode. Bulk asks if ‘drill sergeant’ is at the dojo. We see a flashback of Emily training Bulk and Spike.
Bulk and Spike help Mentor with the tree. Jayden calls Jii about what is going on. Mia and Emily cheer up Mike with a flashback of Antonio’s concert and when Mike took a pic of Kevin in a ballerina outfit. Spike attempts to put the angel on top of the tree. Bulk and Spike remember the day they saved the cat. Jii tells them they are heroes and gives them cookies. Bulk tells Mentor that they have helped the Rangers. We see a clip of Bulk and Spike running from Moogers. Mentor replies that they are all lucky that the Rangers protect everyone.
 Clips of several battles where the Rangers defeat the Nighloks are shown. The Rangers say they owe a lot to Mentor. Mia thinks he is lonely all alone. Spike tells Mentor how he met Mia and she told him to never give up.  Bulk says Mia introduced them to a young fisherman named Antonio. Jii didn’t realize it was so late. Kevin continues on the Megazord repairs. Almost everyone is sleeping.
 He fixes the problem with red and green wires, saying it is a Christmas miracle. Emily screams “Merry Christmas.” Jayden calls Mentor that they are on the way. Mentor asks for a quick favor on their way home. Bulk and Spike wake up and want to sneak out before ‘the drill sergeant’ returns. Mentor Ji stops Bulk and Spike and tells them that he has a surprise for them. The Power Rangers (morphed) walk inside the Shiba House, shocking the two, and thank the two for their help. The duo leave happily. The Rangers close the door. We see Santa fly across the moon and then we see Bulk and Spike fly in a motorcycle and they say “Merry Christmas to all.”
Another clipshow episode, but still enjoyable, the highlight was the Bulk, Spike and Jii Story.

25 DAYS OF CHRISTMAS REVIEW: POWER RANGERS SAMURAI – CHRISTMAS TOGETHER, SAMURAI FOREVER

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CAST
Alex Heartman (Police Guys)
Erika Fong (Transformers 4)
Hector David Jr. (Lockwood)
Najee De-Tiege (Kickin’ It)
Brittany Anne Pirtle (Bring it On 5)
Rene Naufahu (Shortland Street)
Felix Ryan (Nip/Tuck)
Paul Schrier (Masked Rider)

In the city, Bulk and Spike admire a bike but can’t afford it. Bulk decides to buy some hot chocolate. At the Shiba House, Ji delivers the Christmas tree. Mia wants to decorate it with pink stuff. Mike tells her that they need to set up the tree first. Mike calls Emily to help out. Emily wants to write her sister a Christmas letter. She starts the email about their memories of the Origins episode. Emily continues with her times with Mike and then writes about Mike’s journey as a Samurai. Emily turns her attention to Mia, who has always been a great role model. She writes about her memories of Mia, including their wedding mission.
Back at the Garage, Bulk prepares to rebuild his old bike for Spike. Back at the Shiba House, the Rangers continue to set up the tree. Mia enters the room and remembers her moments with Jayden. She continues with Kevin’s dedication to the Samurai life. Kevin asks Mia for the tape. They remember Mia’s bad cooking skills. The guys finish the Christmas tree and prepare for egg nog. Emily writes about Antonio and the Gold Ranger in her email. She follows up how they worked as a team and learned to never give up. Back at the Garage, Spike and Bulk talk about their good and bad memories. Emily saves her favorite memory for life: the first time that they morphed. Emily concludes her email and gives her snow globe a final shake. In the morning, the Shiba House is surrounded with snow. Mike wakes his friends up to a swarm of gifts under the tree. Bulk and Skull wake up to a snowy Christmas. Mentor Ji hands out the gifts. The Rangers love their gifts. Mike doesn’t have a smile on his face. Ji reveals Mike’s gift: a motorcycle. Bulk and Spike prepare to head outside. Back at the Shiba house, Mike returns with no bike. He gives up his bike to people that truly need it.
A Nice Christmas episode, that although it is a clipshow it is still fun.

25 DAYS OF CHRISTMAS REVIEW: ALVIN AND CHIPMUNKS: THE SQUEAKQUEL

CAST

Jason Lee (Dogma)
David Cross (Scary Movie 2)
Zachary Levi (Chuck)
Justin Long (Jeepers Creepers)
Matthew Gray Gubler (500 Days of Summer)
Jesse McCartney (Chernobyl Diaries)
Anna Faris (Mom)
Christina Applegate (Bad Moms)
Amy Poehler (Inside Out)
Wendie Malick (American Housewife)
Anjelah Johnson (Marmaduke)
Kathryn Joosten (Desperate Housewives)
Kevin Schmidt (The Butterfly Effect)
Chris Warren Jr. (Men of Honor)
Bridgit Mendler (Muppets Most wanted)
Brando Eaton (American Sniper)
Alexandra Shipp (X-Men: Apocalypse)
Gregg Binkley (My Name Is Earl)
Sean Astin (The Goonies)
Brittany Anne Pirtle (Power Rangers Samurai)

Christina Applegate, Anna Faris, and Amy Poehler in Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel (2009)During a benefit concert in Paris, France, David Seville is injured from a backstage accident. Having to recuperate there, Dave asks his aunt, Jackie, to look after the Chipmunks, Alvin, Simon, and Theodore. Arrangements are also made for them to go to school at West Eastman High School. After Jackie also has an accident, the Chipmunks are left in the care of Toby, Jackie’s grandson. Meanwhile, Ian Hawke, who is broke and destitute, lives in the basement of JETT Records. Three singing female chipmunks, Brittany, Jeanette, and Eleanor, also known as The Chipettes, emerge from a FedEx packagee. Ian recruits and hires the Chipettes in an effort to resurrect his career.Justin Long, Jesse McCartney, and Matthew Gray Gubler in Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel (2009)While at school, the Chipmunks are ridiculed by jocks, who threaten to kill them for drawing their girls’ attention away from them. They chase the Chipmunks around the school and give Simon a swirlie in a toilet. They visit the principal’s office, only to discover that the principal, Dr. Rubin is a huge fan, and enlists their help to raise money for a music program by participating in a contest. Meanwhile, Ian is shocked to find the Chipmunks on the front page of his newspaper. After he reads a story about them, he quickly sends the Chipettes to school.Justin Long, Kevin G. Schmidt, Chris Warren, and Bridgit Mendler in Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel (2009)When the Chipmunks meet the Chipettes, a rivalry forms after the former group learns that the latter group are with Ian: with both groups wanting to compete in the Battle of the Bands, Dr. Rubin sets up a concert for them to compete in with the winners representing the school. Meanwhile, Alvin becomes popular with the jocks and joins the football team, not realizing that the next game is during the concert. At the concert, Theodore and Simon tell the fans that Alvin failed to show up, and that they cannot perform, leading to a victory for the Chipettes. When Alvin finally shows up after the concert is over, he finds the auditorium empty, and Brittany calls him out for his lack of responsibility. Alvin then returns home and attempts to apologize to his brothers, but is ignored. Theodore runs away the next day, until Alvin and Simon save him from an eagle, leading to the three making up.Christina Applegate, Anna Faris, and Amy Poehler in Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel (2009)Soon, the Chipettes are hired, but learn that the concert at which they are to perform as an opening act for a Britney Spears concert at the Staples Center is on the same night as the school contest. Ian convinces them to call off the battle and perform at the concert, but refuses to give the same credit to Jeanette and Eleanor that he gives Brittany. She demands that they all perform together or not at all, until Ian threatens to send them to a barbecue restaurant unless they perform. Before the Battle of the Bands, Alvin receives a call from the Chipettes, who tell him that Ian has locked them in a cage, so Alvin races off to rescue them while Simon tells Jeanette how to open the cage over the cell phone. Simon and Theodore are on the verge of going out to perform until the others arrive just in time to perform at the contest. The Chipmunks and the Chipettes perform together and receive the money for the music program. Dave, who had left the hospital upon learning that Toby was looking after the Chipmunks, returns during the contest, happy to see the Chipmunks again. Meanwhile, Ian is further exposed at the concert of Staples Center he set up for the girls when he attempts to imitate them, only for him to be taken away by security guards. After the contest, Dave allows the Chipettes to stay with them.maxresdefaultIn the mid-credits scene, Dr. Rubin has the jocks scrape the gum off from under the bleachers in the gymnasium as punishment for making Alvin late for the show. In the post-credits scene, Ian is thrown into a dumpster.Alvin-and-the-Chipmunks-The-Squeakquel-starts-off-strongThe film is very cute, funny, and entertaining all the way through. The female-counterpart “Chipettes” add something new, but don’t take away from the Chipmunks. Zachary Levi and David Cross are charming and amusing in their respective roles. If you liked the first movie, then you will be entertained by the “squeakquel.”

HALLOWEEN OF HORROR: POWER RANGERS SUPER SAMURAI – TRICKSTER TREAT

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CAST

Alex Heartman (The Wrong Crush)
Erika Fong (Killer Kids)
Hector David Jr. (East Los High)
Najee De-Tiege (Actor For Hire)
Brittany Anne Pirtle (Alivin and The Chipmunks 2)
Steven Skyler (Glee)

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RECURRING / NOTABLE GUEST CAST

Jeff Szusterman (6 Days)
Mark Mitchinson (Filthy Rich)
Campbell Cooley (Verticsal Limit))

hqdefaultMaster Xandred and Octoroo deploy a mind-bending Nighlok named Trickster, trapping the Power Rangers in a series of horror movies. The Rangers must figure out what is reality and what is illusion. Will the Rangers escape the nightmare?power-rangers-operation-overdrive-episode-24-ronny-on-empty-part-iiGood use of recycled footage, with a new monster that used to his potential. A very different Halloween episode than use too but a fun one.

HALLOWEEN OF HORROR: POWER RANGERS SAMURAI – PARTY MONSTERS

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CAST

Alex Heartman (The Wrong Crush)
Erika Fong (Killer Kids)
Hector David Jr. (East Los High)
Najee De-Tiege (Actor For Hire)
Brittany Anne Pirtle (Alivin and The Chipmunks 2)
Steven Skyler (Glee)
Rene Naufahu (Shortland Street)

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RECURRING / NOTABLE GUEST CAST

Jeff Szusterman (6 Days)
Kate Elliott (Deathgasm)
Mark Wright (Her Majesty)
Wesley Dowdell (love Birds)
Ari Boyland (Blood Punch)
David Van Horn (Housebound)
Simon McKinney (The Moe Show)
Gerald Urquhart (Shortland Street)
Campbell Cooley (Verticsal Limit)
John Leigh (The Frighteners)
Peter Daube (The Warrior’s Way)

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In the Nighlok Heaven, a Nighlok knocks on the door and gives the password. He is greeted in the Spookeasy Club and their Halloween Party. The Nighloks are having a party and wishing each other Happy Halloween. Negatron is bummed that they are all ghosts. They decide to share each of their stories against the Rangers. Madimot is the first one to reveal his story. At the Sanzu River, Master Xandred is depressed from his failures. Back at the Party, the Nighloks continue their party. Dreadhead shows off his Red Ranger pumpkin followed by his story. Antberry shares his story against the Blue and Gold Rangers. Yamiror goes next with his story. Back at the Sanzu River, Octoroo and Dayu try to cheer up Master Xandred.power-rangers-operation-overdrive-episode-24-ronny-on-empty-part-iiThe stories continue with Desperaino and Rofer. Negatron gets his chance to share his story. Moogers join the party with their own costumes. One of the Moogers is dressed as the Samurai Megazord. Steeleto and Vulpes share their stories. The Sanzu River punch bowl is now emptied. Splitface shares his story of his Mega fight. Dreadhead talks about his battle against the Beetle Cannon. Rhinosnorus shares his brief story about exploding behind the Blue Ranger. Tooya shares his story against the Red Ranger. The Nighloks reveal how they were defeated. The party ends before Master Xandred can pay a visit. Octoroo states that the party was for those in the Nighlok obituary only.unnamedThis maybe part clipshow, but i’s good to see the monsters given a showcase episode which is fitting for Halloween it is also great to see what happens to Monsters after they are defeated.

REVIEW: POWER RANGERS SUPER MEGAFORCE (SEASON 21)

MAIN CAST

Andrew M. Gray (1313: Wicked Stepbrother)
Ciara Hanna (The Devil Came Near)
Christina Masterson (Deadgirl)
John Mark Loudermilk (The Best Friends Club)
Azim Rizk (Warrior Showdown)
Cameron Jebo (The Morning After)
Shailesh Prajapati (Rest for the Wicked)
Ian Harcourt (Black Sheep)
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RECURRING / NOTABLE GUEST CAST

Geoff Dolan (Wendy Wu)
Estevez Gillespie (Power Rangers Dino Charge)
Mark Wright (Power Rangers Ninja Storm)
Rebecca Parr (Not for Children)
John Leigh (The Frighteners)
Cameron Rhodes (Housebounds)
Stephen Butterworth (Evil Dead 2013)
Adam Gardiner (Agent Anna)
Nic Sampson (Power Rangers Mystic Force)
James Gaylyn (Power Rangers RPM)
Rene Naufahu (Power Rangers SPD)
Alex Heartman (Power Rangers Samurai)
Jason Smith (Power Rangers Jungle Fury)
Peter Daube (Power Rangers Dino Thunder)
Joel Tobeck (Spartacus: War of The Damned)
Owen Black (Maddigan’s Quest)
Jason Hood (Underworld 3)
Shushila Takao (Filthy Rich NZ)
Mike Drew (Older)
Sean CW Johnson (My Little Eyes)
Alison MacInnis (Bewitched)
Danny Slavin (Power Rangers Lost Galaxy)
Selwyn Ward (A Simple promise)
Patricia Ja Lee (Akira)
Jason David Frank (The One Warrior)
Jason Faunt (Totem)
Reggie Rolle (Buds for Life)
Melody Perkins (Coyote Ugly)
Hector David Jr (The Sand)
Brittany Anne Pirtle (Bring it On 5)

Power Rangers Super MegaforceThe Power Rangers defeated the Warstar villains, but now the ruthless Prince Vekar has arrived with his armada  to conquer Earth. To face this threat Gosei gives the rangers special keys, they also have the amazing new ability to morph into any rangers from the past and use the past power. The series begins with the aftermath of Megaforce, the armada is in full swing and the rangers must activate the new Legendary Powers. Though this season will never be as good as the japanese counterpart Gokaiger, it’s still fun seeing previous ranger costumes such as Mighty Morphin, Zeo and Lost Galaxy.Silver-RangerThis Season we are introduced to a new Ranger, The Silver Ranger who is able to call upon the past powerrs of the sixth rangers. we do get to see the Return of Jayden (Samurai Red) and Casey *Jungle Fury Red). It would of been nicer to get more cameos, but it is what it is.silverrangermainEmma seems to be the ranger through Megaforce and Super Megaforce that gets the most episodes dedicated to her where as Gia gets none. It’s nice to see a return to the RPM dimension even thou we don’t. but lets face it the real highlight of the season is Legendary Battle.Orion believes that Earth is now completely safe, and decides to return to his home planet Andresia. Ernie and the Rangers (especially Emma) are sad to see Orion go, and gives him a bag of mementos. Orion then leaves Earth on his Armada ship. Meanwhile, in order to destroy the Rangers and conquer Earth, Emperor Mavro decides to send every Armada ship in the galaxy to attack the planet. Levira is given a chance to redeem herself, so she creates her own Megazord and goes after the Rangers. When Gosei tells the Rangers about Mavro’s plans, Troy says that even though they will have to face thousands of enemies, they have every Power Ranger in history fighting beside them. The Rangers, with the help of Legendary Ranger mode, easily defeat Levira and the Royal Guard with no major trouble at all, but it is revealed that Emperor Mavro used Levira to buy the Armada ships time to reach Earth.Armada ships then fully cloud the sky, and begin to destroy the city with powerful laser beams. The Rangers combine every Legendary Zord they have in their arsenal and effectively destroy most of the ships, but a bigger second wave of ships arrive, and destroys all of the Rangers’ Zords before sending their Legendary Megazord crashing to the ground. The Armada Mothership then delivers a final strike on the Megazord, blowing it to pieces. At the same time, Orion listens to Mavro’s threatening messages in his ship. With the Rangers knocked out, Emperor Mavro sends a final message to humanity, telling them that the Armada will be taking over the planet once and for all because of the Earthlings’ strong resistance against the Armada. He then declares that the Armada will finish the job the next day at dawn. With the city in ruins, many civilians question whether or not Mavro’s claim to have destroyed the Power Rangers is true. As the Megaforce Rangers regroup, several Legendary Rangers – including Tommy Oliver, Cassie Chan, T.J. Johnson, Leo Corbett, Carter Grayson, and Dana Mitchell – are seen throughout the city helping citizens out of dangerous situations. As the citizens prepare for the Armada’s attack at dawn, other Legendary Rangers – including Damon Henderson, Karone, and Wesley Collins – are seen amongst the crowds as well.HistoricrangersThe Rangers contact Gosei, who expresses his confidence in their ability to succeed despite the loss of their Zords. While the Rangers are initially despondent, Troy rallies them with an encouraging speech, and a familiar Armada ship soon descends with a welcome addition to their forces: a returning Orion. The next day, Redker leads a force of Armada robots to attack the city, only to be challenged by the Rangers. After briefly helping the others fight him, Troy and Orion determine that their only hope of defeating the Armada for good is to infiltrate the Armada flagship and challenge Emperor Mavro head on. Leaving their four friends to continue the battle, they board Orion’s ship and manage to crash it into the flagship and make their way aboard. While their friends defeat Redker, the pair challenge Mavro, but he proves a formidable combatant.42However, they manage to turn the flagship’s firepower on the rest of the Armada fleet, decimating the entire force in less than a minute. Using their full power, they then defeat Mavro and send the flagship plummeting towards Earth. Much to the horror of their friends, they apparently perish in the crash as the vessel explodes. However, using the powers of the Red and Silver Space Rangers, the two manage to get out of the ship before it crashes. Unfortunately for the Rangers Mavro has survived as well and proceeds to attack them. The rangers then go all out, using nearly all of their legendary powers. Using their legendary power-up modes, they deal the final attack and finally destroy Emperor Mavro.The group celebrate their victory, only to spot one final menace: a massive army of X-Borgs and Bruisers marching towards the city, summoned by Mavro in his final act of villainy. Despite being vastly outnumbered, the six Rangers are determined to fight, and then receive one final surprise: the Legendary Rangers all appear to aid them in this final confrontation. The Megaforce Rangers gladly welcome their new allies, and refrain from going into Super Megaforce mode due to their confidence about the outcome of the battle. After a furious struggle, all the robots are defeated, and the veteran Rangers-led by Tommy-bid farewell to the Megaforce, assuring them that the older Rangers will always be with them. With that, the Legendary Rangers disperse, and the Megaforce Rangers decide to celebrate their victory, with Troy leaving his sword behind at the site of the final battle.

REVIEW: POWER RANGERS SUPER SAMURAI (SEASON 19)

CAST

Alex Heartman (Police Guys)
Erika Fong (Transformers 4)
Hector David Jr. (the Sand)
Najee De-Tiege (Evil Dwells)
Brittany Anne Pirtle (Bring It On 5)
Rene Naufahu (The Matrix Reloaded)
Felix Ryan (Abducted)
Paul Schrier (Wicked game)
Ricardo Medina Jr. (Bad Blood)
Steven Skyler (Glee)

RECURRING / NOTABLE GUEST CAST

Jeff Szusterman (Return To Treasure Island)
Kate Elliott (30 Days of Night)
George Beca (Step Dave)
Rugen Du Bray (Liquortine Dream)
Joel Tobeck (Spartacus: War of The Damned)
John Tui (Battleship)
Kimberly Crossman (Deathgasm)
Jason Narvy (Masked Rider)
Mark Wright (Hercules: TLJ)

The Samurai Rangers learn to harness the power of the legendary Black Box to form all new Megazord combinations and become Super Samurai!Through the power of the Black Box, the Samurai Rangers are able to tap into the power of their ancestors and unlock Shogun Mode to help protect humanity from the Netherworld’s vile villains. The Black box also allows the Super Samurai to morph into Super Mega Mode inside the Megazord cockpit, which enhances their powers to aid in the battle against super monsters. In addition, a new super weapon, the Bullzooka, will make its first appearance, harnessing some serious laser power to help in the battle to stop the evil Serrator. And with each new adventure, the day gets closer and closer when Jayden, the “Red Samurai Ranger”‘s secret will be revealed.the_power_is_on___power_rangers_2017_movie_v2_by_bilico86-da2fbboThe Highlight of Super Samurai is Lauren the True Red Leader, she is both stunning and likable, plus she comes very close to defeating the lead villain.   Super Samurai brings a end to the Samurai Rangers in a fitting  fashion, with the villain defeated at the end it’s nice to imagine what future these heroes have in there daily lives.

REVIEW: POWER RANGERS SAMURAI (SEASON 18)

CAST

Alex Heartman (Police Guys)
Erika Fong (Transformers 4)
Hector David Jr. (the Sand)
Najee De-Tiege (Evil Dwells)
Brittany Anne Pirtle (Bring It On 5)
Rene Naufahu (The Matrix Reloaded)
Felix Ryan (Abducted)
Paul Schrier (Wicked game)
Ricardo Medina Jr. (Bad Blood)
Steven Skyler (Glee)

RECURRING / NOTABLE GUEST CAST

Jeff Szusterman (Return To Treasure Island)
Kate Elliott (30 Days of Night)
Gerald Urquhart (Hidden)
Peter Daube (Hercules: TLJ)
John Leigh (The Frighteners)
George Beca (Step Dave)
Grant McFarland (Hercules: TLJ)
Rugen Du Bray (Liquortine Dream)
Eka Darville (Jessica Jones)
Ari Boyland (Blood Punch)
Mark Wright (Hercules: TLJ)

the_power_is_on___power_rangers_2017_movie_v2_by_bilico86-da2fbboA new generation of Power Rangers must master the mystical and ancient “Samurai Symbols of Power,” which give them control over the elements of: Fire, Water, Sky, Forest, Earth and Light. Under the guidance of their all-knowing mentor and the aid of their devoted animal Zords, they battle the dark forces of the Netherworld and a mysterious warrior who is bent on destruction.Season 18 is where Saban took the rights back from Disney. This Season brings us a likable group of heroes, although the Blue Ranger does come across as being on steroids lol. We even get the return of Bulk who has not been seen since season 10.the_power_is_on___power_rangers_2017_movie_v2_by_bilico86-da2fbboMany criticize this season for being slow moving , but I feel the season goes at a nice pace. Deker is an excellent villain thou he may not be the big bad of the show, he is a worthy adversary. In volume 3 we get introduced to Antonio, The Gold Ranger a fun addition to the team.the_power_is_on___power_rangers_2017_movie_v2_by_bilico86-da2fbboThe Season comes to a close with the apparent death of Deker, thou the story continues in Super Samurai