Thursday, December 25, 2014
Thursday, December 11, 2014
Monday, December 8, 2014
Sunday, November 30, 2014
Thursday, November 27, 2014
Wednesday, November 26, 2014
This really is a Suicide Squad movie... With a touch of Batman..
Compared to the TASK FORCE X episode of Justice League, this animated featured calls upon the entire Batman rogue gallery - or so it seems.
Have to say I thought this was the worst version of the Penguin I have seen. Perhaps that impression by my love of the new Penguin growing up on TV's Gotham on Fox.
The Deadshot - Harley Quinn - Joker love triangle is the highlight and best part of the entire show.
If you do pay for this, pay a little extra for the bonus features. The mini documentary on Arkham and Harley Quinn are great.
Tuesday, November 18, 2014
Tuesday, November 4, 2014
Tuesday, October 28, 2014
Sunday, October 26, 2014
Friday, October 24, 2014
Sunday, July 27, 2014
Friday, July 25, 2014
Friday, April 18, 2014
Binge Watching Orphan Black - Watched first 4 eps tonight. This show is amazing. And the lead Tatiana Maslany is absolutely superb, playing a whole slew of characters (CLONES). Nature V Nuture - Every charcater is completely different. WATCH THIS. Season 2 just started. Watching Season 1 on Amazon Prime,,,,
Tatiana Maslany as a number of clones (see below), all born in 1984 to various women by in vitro fertilisation. The series focuses on Sarah Manning, who is a small-time con woman at the start of the series. Other clones include Elizabeth "Beth" Childs, a police detective; Alison Hendrix, a soccer mom; Cosima Niehaus, a graduate student studying evolutionary developmental ("evo-devo") biology; and Helena (last name unknown), a religious zealot and assassin.
Jordan Gavaris as Felix ("Fee") Dawkins, Sarah's foster brother and confidant. He identifies as a modern artist, but moonlights as a male prostitute.
Dylan Bruce as Paul Dierden, an ex-military mercenary, who was contracted to be Beth's "Monitor" under the guise of her boyfriend.
He later splits with the company following the discovery of Beth's death, and becomes Sarah's lover.
Kevin Hanchard as Detective Arthur "Art" Bell, Beth's police partner.
Michael Mando as Vic, Sarah's abusive, drug-dealing ex-boyfriend.
Maria Doyle Kennedy as Siobhan Sadler, Sarah and Felix's Irish foster mother; they call her "Mrs. S." She acts as guardian to Sarah's daughter Kira while Sarah is away.
Évelyne Brochu as Dr. Delphine Cormier, Cosima's monitor and girlfriend.
Kristian Bruun as Donnie Hendrix, Alison's husband and monitor.
Inga Cadranel as Detective Angela Deangelis, Art's new partner.
Millie Davis and Drew Davis as Gemma and Oscar Hendrix, Allison's and Donnie's (adopted) kids.
Matt Frewer as Dr. Aldous Leekie, head of The Dyad Institute and the face of the Neolution movement.
Ron Lea as Lieutenant Gavin Hardcastle, commanding officer of Beth, Art and Angela.
Natalie Lisinska as Aynsley Norris, Alison's neighbour.
David Richmond-Peck as Olivier Duval, Paul's handler.
Nicholas Rose as Colin, a morgue attendant, and sometimes lover of Felix. Skyler Wexler as Kira, Sarah's biological (naturally-conceived) daughter.
Thursday, April 17, 2014
Wednesday, April 16, 2014
Sounds more like Modern family 2. 3rd Wife, Tanya Thicke his younger wife wants a baby. 16yo from 2nd wife getting ready for college.
Like a bad comedy, I think I already know more than I care to from promos.
Thursday, April 10, 2014
This show was about 20 rewrites away from being good.
If you can stand these guys talking MST 300 style thru entire episode you can watch here...
WTF - These guys don't know who Steve Trevor is? It is unclear who he is in this version but they had never heard the name. How can any true DC fan not know the name Steve Trevor.
Friday, April 4, 2014
PS Captain America was PERFECT!!!
Thursday, April 3, 2014
Sunday, March 30, 2014
Finally saw first three episodes. I love this show. Totally not what I expected...
I was expecting a lousy sequel to lousy dtv sequels.
Instead this is a total reboot. The original movie showed the first three episodes in about 5 minutes.
Did not realize this until second episode. Robert Patrick driving RV in almost exact same outfit as Harvey Keitel.
Don Johnson has a killer cameo in first episode.
Third episode really starts to cool. First with FES as a bad ass vampire. Ritchie is really starting yo lose it. Seth is trying to stay in control.
Love this shoe.
Saturday, March 29, 2014
Friday, March 21, 2014
This is a show I was expecting to hate. So many CW shows are just not meant for me. This one was not either per se. Definitely a teen audience geared series.
However, no matter who the intended audience, when a show is well conceived top to bottom, it can be enjoyed by all.
Intense LIFE OR DEATH plot puts the remainder of Earth's Survivors - 97 years after Nuclear Disaster made living on the planet impossible - in dire straights. The world's space stations came together to create the ARC. A futuristic last resort for humanity, where ever crime is punishable by death, just to spare resources. Under 18 year old criminals are spared till their 18th birthday.
But now there is only 4 months of living to do aboard the arc. So in hope the earth might be ready for human life, they send 100 teenage prisoners to test out the planet. But of course numerous factors make things less than simple. Most make it to the surface.
Politics are at play on the base and Earth.
On the station, the Chancellor (Isaiah Washington as Chancellor Jaha) is shot by an earth bound refugee of sorts (Bobby Morley as Bellamy Blake). Second in commend grabs control and immediately consolidates power. Acting Chancellor Kane (Henry Ian Cusick from Lost) has survival as his first priority, willing to sacrifice just about the rest of humanity to do so (Paraphrasing) "I will legislate us down to a new Adam & Eve if I have to"
Councilwoman Dr. Abigail Griffin (Paige Turco) is arrested after using too much blood and power to save Chancellor Jaha.
KAne "I am trying to make sure the human race survives"
Griffin "I am trying to make sure we deserve it" (Might be paraphrasing but that is the gist)
About to be executed for the offense, Chancellor Jaha intervenes just in time with a pardon.
On the planet, Clarke Griffin (Eliza Taylor, and Daughter of Dr Griffin) is focused on survival 101. We learn she and her father found about the short supply issue aboard the arc. In order to spare the population mass hysteria, he is executed when he refuses to keeps secrets. Clarke, being under 18 is sentenced to prison isolation to keep the secret.
But she is up against LORD OF THE FLIES future teens style. AS former prison residents that do not trust their former captors, this is a chance for true freedom. Most choose anarchy.
Clarke leads a small group - including Roderick Rules from Dairy of a Wimpy Kid (Devon Bostick as Jasper ) and a Neve Cambell type (Marie Avgeropoulos as Octavia Blake) with the misunderstood Bad Boy and computer geek (Christopher Larkin as Monty Green)- to go find Weather Mountain, where there is supposedly a stash of emergency food and other supplies. Their trip leads to beauty (Glow in the dark moss) and horror (Giant killer snake)
Back at the Camp. Wells Jaha - Chancellor's son - is hurt (missing a leg) and refusing to comply with the anarchy. Bellamy Blake (Bob Morley) is sort of in charge of the anarchy. Bellamy gets all to remove tracker bracelets. Hoping the folks on the Arc will think the mission successful, the others will not follow and the 100 will have free reign.
Richard Harmon (John Murphy) is known most recently for playing young Julian Randall on Continuum (SCYFY - another great show) clearly has a dark past and murderous intent. This guy will be a problem... Bellamy seems more like a misguided leader - a teen that just wants to get away form parental guidance. John Murphy is more pure chaos.
All seems great until a mysterious creature in the woods threatens the very existence of the 100.
So with 100, you can kill of one teen per episode and still have 5 seasons before sending another 100 to earth. SPOILER ALERT - Roderick will be freed up for next Dairy of a Wimpy Kid movie way too soon. This kid is a great actor.
WATCH THIS SHOW!!!
Eliza Taylor as Clarke Griffin
Marie Avgeropoulos as Octavia Blake
Devon Bostick as Jasper
Christopher Larkin as Monty Green
Thomas McDonell as Finn Collins
Bobby Morley as Bellamy Blake
Richard Harmon as John Murphy
Eli Goree as Wells Jaha
ADULTS ON THE ARC
Paige Turco as Councilwoman Dr. Abigail Griffin
Isaiah Washington as Chancellor JahaHenry Ian Cusick as Councilman Kane
Kelly Hu as Callie "Cece" Cartwig
Fred Cruz as Louis Montgomery
After watching two episodes, I'm out... Rather watch CSPAN...
Been watching too much Shark Tank lately LOL
Thursday, March 13, 2014
Tuesday, March 11, 2014
Johnny Sequoyah as Bo, a young girl with paranormal abilities
Jake McLaughlin as Tate, a wrongly convicted death row inmate who agrees to a job to protect Bo.
Delroy Lindo as Winter, formally partnered with Skouras; they had a falling out, and now Winter protects Bo from Skouras and other threats unknown.
Kyle MacLachlan as Roman Skouras, former partner of Winter and after Bo for reasons unknown.
Jamie Chung as Channing, an associate of Winter's.
Arian Moayed as Corey
Tracy Howe as Sparks
Katie McClellan as Leeds
Juri Henley-Cohn as Hayden
Matthew Rauch as Martin
Trieste Kelly Dunn as Elizabeth
Rob Morgan as Joshua
The series follows Bo, a young girl who was born with special abilities that she cannot control, and as they start evolving, the people who are protecting her must turn to an outsider. This leads them to Tate, a wrongfully convicted death-row inmate, whom they break out of prison. Although he is reluctant to take on the role as her protector, the two eventually form a bond that will guide them to helping each other as well as others while staying one step ahead of the evil forces that want the girl.
Believe is an American science fiction/fantasy/adventure series that is broadcasting as part of the 2013–14 United States network television schedule on NBC as a mid-season entry. The series was created by Golden Globe and Academy Award winner Alfonso Cuarón and Mark Friedman for Bad Robot Productions and Warner Bros. Television. The series aired a special preview at 10:00 pm on March 10, 2014, before premiering in its regular time slot of 9:00 pm Sundays on March 16.
Monday, March 10, 2014
FROM WIKI with edits/notes by me
Omar Epps as J. Martin Bellamy
Frances Fisher as Lucille Langston (Jacob's Mother)
Kurtwood Smith as Henry Langston (Jacob's Father)Matt Craven as Sheriff Fred Langston (Jacob's Uncle, Henry's Father)
Devin Kelley as Maggie Langston (Sheriff's Daughter, Jacob's younger cousin 32 years ago)
Mark Hildreth as Pastor Tom Hale (Jacob's best childhood friend from 32 years ago, now the town's spiritual leader)
Samaire Armstrong as Elaine Richards
Sam Hazeldine as Caleb Richards
???? as Richards (Can't fin name anywhere - Elaine's Brother?)
Landon Gimenez as Jacob Langston
Nicholas Gonzalez as Deputy Connor Cuesta
Kevin Sizemore as Gary Humphrey
The series follows the residents of Arcadia, Missouri, whose lives are upended when their loved ones return from the dead, unaged since their deaths. Among the returned is Jacob Langston, an eight-year-old boy who drowned 32 years earlier. Having somehow been found alive in China, he is brought back to America by an immigration agent. His surprise return inspires the local sheriff, whose wife drowned trying to rescue Jacob, to learn more about this mystery.
Resurrection is an American fantasy drama television series about dead people who return to life. The series is based on the book The Returned by Jason Mott. Although similar in concept to Les Revenants, it is based on a different source, and Resurrection has no connection to the French movie or TV series. The series is being co-produced by ABC Studios and Plan B Entertainment, led by Brad Pitt, Aaron Zelman, JoAnn Alfano, Jon Liebman, Dede Gardner, Jeremy Kleiner, Michele Fazekas, and Tara Butters. The pilot episode, named after the book on which the series is based, was ordered to series on May 10, 2013 and was placed on the schedule as a limited run during the 2013–14 television season. On August 4, 2013, the network announced the series would premiere Sunday, March 9, 2014.
Sunday, March 9, 2014
Looking forward to the big finish!!!
Revolution rips off Wizard of Oz, Matrix, and more in this episode for some pretty funny moments.
This is one of those shows that is good but every time I watch I feel it could be better. It just seems to try so hard. But I do love the mythology the series has created and JJ Abram usually delivers so I want to see it play out. I just think the characters lack a serious need of love. They are too cookie cut at times.
ANYWHO... What will come next now that the Nano are fixed?
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We lived in an electric world. We relied on it for everything. And then the power went out. Everything stopped working. We weren't prepared. Fear and confusion led to panic. The lucky ones made it out of the cities. The government collapsed. Militias took over, controlling the food supply and stockpiling weapons. We still don't know why the power went out. But we're hopeful someone will come and light the way.
Friday, March 7, 2014
This show is all about dissecting the psyche of each character. At times the pace is slow but filled so well with powerful writing and acting, this show had me from the first down beat. The title is taken from the "True Detective" Magazines and pulp fiction genre.
At the time of writing this article I have watched episode 1-7 and eagerly awaiting episode 8. I watched the pilot twice. Took me a while to get my wife on board. I personally was hooked form the first preview i saw at the theaters last summer. We watched episode 3-6 in one day.
I am just learning now that this show will be anthology style. Similar to American Horror story, each season will be a different set of characters. Unlike American Horror Story, looks like the cast would change yearly. Torn about that. Woody and Matthew are so FRICKIN AMAZIN in these roles. BUT going to be hard to imagine in other roles they are so good.
This show is another example of how the best writers are now in TV. The worst writers are also in TV. So I feel bless to be able to watch the perfect storm of concept, writing, directing, casting and acting form top down...
SEASON ONE EPISODE ONE PILOT
"The Long Bright Dark" January 12, 2014
The gritty vast expanse of farms and swamps is the perfect backdrop for the developing murder mystery as Rust goes looking for info and barbiturates from the local hookers. They follow leads to a missing girl, Marie Fontenot. They find another twig formation in a broken down playhouse.
2012 - A very different Rust & Cohle are being interviewed by CI separately. they have not seen each other since an alluded to incident in 2002. Rust is now a Bartender that drinks on his day off. Marty is now divorced and running a private investigation firm. Detectives Papania and Gilbough are investigating a new murder related to the 1995 affair. But we learn the 1995 crime was solved. New cops want to know what really happened in 1995 & 2002.
EPISODE TWO "Seeing Things" January 19, 2014
1995 - Rust and Marty continue to investigate the Dora Lange Murder. Rust - missing a filter - calls Mart out on cheating on his wife. "You smell like P...". Marty gets defensive and strains their already rocky relationship. Disoriented form the drugs he is taking, Rust gets pissy when Reverend Billy Lee Tuttle's "anti-Christian crimes" task force shows up to take over the case. Rust and Marty to keep the case but continue to rub the superiors the wrong way. The team follows a lead - from Rust's drug dealing hooker (turns down the sex) -
Matthew McConaughey as Det. Rustin "Rust" Cohle
So this is the year of Matthew McConaughey, right. And this performance should solidify him as the best actor in Hollywood. Only problem how do you top this? This is his Breaking Bad. Bran Cranston will now work non stop till he drops dead. But what will satisfy like Walter White. Same for Rusty Gohle. The writers have delivered the perfect pitch and Matthew hit it out of the park!!!
Woody Harrelson as Det. Martin "Marty" Hart
Woody plays the perfect anchor. Like a great comedy team, Matthew's work does not work without a dramatic straight man to hold it together performed on the same level of commitment. In 1995 he is the regular guy that unwinds at the bar and gets involved with the wrong girl. Even though he is already married. He redeems himself somewhat but falls off the wagon with booze and girls in 2002.
Michelle Monaghan as Maggie Hart
Michael Potts as Det. Maynard Gilbough
Tory Kittles as Det. Thomas Papania
JD Evermore as Detective Bobby Lutz
Dana Gourrier as Cathleen
Joe Chrest as Detective Chris Demma
Dane Rhodes as Detective Favre
Madison Wolfe as Audrey Hart
Kevin Dunn as Major Ken Quesada
Alexandra Daddario as Lisa Tragnetti
Anthony Molina as Detective
Tess Harper as Mrs. Kelly
Meghan Wolfe as Macie Hart
Don Yesso as Commander Speece
Jackson Beals as Detective Mark Daughtry
Jim Klock as Detective Ted Bertrand
Garreth Kruithof as Detective Jimmy Dufrene
Michael Harney as Sheriff Steve Geraci
Elizabeth Reaser as Laurie Perkins
Brad Carter as Charlie Lange
Lili Simmons as Beth
Jay O. Sanders as Billy Lee Tuttle
Shea Whigham as Joel Theriot
Christopher Berry as Danny Fontenot / Guy Francis
Alyshia Ochse as Lucy
Glenn Fleshler as Errol
Charles Halford as Reggie Ledoux
Joseph Sikora as Ginger
Erin Moriarty as Audrey Hart
Brighton Sharbino as Macie Hart
Thursday, March 6, 2014
The show, based on the books by L.J. Smith, first premiered in 2009. I remember when they first came out we were all like - WOW another Twilight rip off. But the books predate Twilight by 14 years.Although I am sure, the amount of money made off the crappiest movies I have ever seen were inspiration to do more Vamps on film.
CHARACTERS / CAST
Seaon 6 is happening- More to come...
THE ORIGINALS - 2013 Spin Off
So take the best actors - the Britsh theater folks - add a much hipper back drop of New Orleans, An entire society of Vampires, Crazy band of witches, Werewolves hiding in the swamps and locals trying to play nice - THIS is the show Anne rice wish she created!!! Replace soap opera crap of Vampire Diaries with full out gang war fare between various supernatural factions.
Nina Dobrev portrays Elena Gilbert, the main protagonist, whom the series follows as she falls in love with Stefan, and later she falls for his brother Damon Salvatore, creating a love triangle. This results in her being drawn into the supernatural world, with the show following her struggles in surviving supernatural events in the town. Dobrev also portrays Elena's doppelgänger Katherine Pierce, also known as Katerina Petrova, who was originally introduced as the main antagonist of the second season, but later became the secondary antagonist of the second season. Similar to her significant portion in Season Two, Katherine appears as a main character in the fifth season, playing a more sigificant role in the story arc, as opposed to her sporadic appearances in prior seasons. Dobrev has also played a third doppelgänger, Silas' true love known as Amara, whom he was seeking to find in the afterlife for thousands of years.
Paul Wesley portrays Stefan Salvatore, a good-hearted and affectionate vampire, and the complete opposite of his older brother, Damon Salvatore. Later in the series, Stefan reverts to his old ways as a Ripper to save Damon from a werewolf bite and his role becomes more antagonistic. He also portrays his revealed doppelgänger Silas, the world's first immortal being who's over 2,000 years old and the main antagonist of the fourth season and the secondary antagonist of the fifth season.
Ian Somerhalder portrays Damon Salvatore, the malevolent vampire brother who initially served as the show's anti-hero. After his brother Stefan returns to his old ways, he becomes the more admired brother. Throughout this period he and Elena begin to develop a friendly relationship that eventually evolves into something more. They begin dating after the season 4 finale but break up in the first half of the fifth season.
Steven R. McQueen portrays Jeremy Gilbert, Elena's younger brother, later revealed to be her biological cousin and a member of The Five, a vampire hunter. Jeremy is killed in Season 4 after being thrown onto Silas by Katherine and getting attacked by Silas while trying to get the cure and is resurrected by Bonnie Bennett in the season 4 finale.
Kat Graham portrays Bonnie Bennett, Elena's best friend, a very powerful witch, who died resurrecting Jeremy Gilbert in the season 4 finale. Graham continues in the same capacity as a series regular on the show; her character is now a ghost. As of late, her character has been brought back to life by becoming the new anchor to the afterlife.
Candice Accola portrays Caroline Forbes, Elena's other best friend who was insecure and her occasional rival at first but becomes a vampire in the second season, making her more mature as a person.
Zach Roerig portrays Matt Donovan, Elena's childhood friend and ex-boyfriend, who later becomes romantically involved with Caroline, although they break up during third season they still remain good friends.
Michael Trevino portrays Tyler Lockwood, a werewolf later turned into a hybrid, Jeremy's rival, Matt's best friend and son of the mayor of Mystic Falls; male members of his family have been shown to carry a lycanthropic trait. His uncle Mason was also a werewolf, but who later got killed by Damon.
Joseph Morgan joins the main cast in season three after being a guest star in season two, as Original Vampire Klaus, the main antagonist of the second and third season. He begins to build an army of new "hybrids" which are half vampire and half were wolf. Morgan left the show after the fourth season, when Klaus moved onto his own spin-off The Originals.
Matthew Davis joins the cast halfway through season one as Alaric Saltzman, a history teacher, vampire hunter, and love interest for Jenna. Davis left the show at the end of season three after Alaric was killed.
Sara Canning portrays Jeremy and Elena's aunt and legal guardian, Jenna Sommers. Canning left the show after season two, when Jenna was killed after being turned into a vampire and used for Klaus' ritual.
Kayla Ewell portrays Vicki Donovan, Matt older sister who had an occasional on/off romance with Jeremy. Ewell left the show in episode seven of season one after Vicki was turned into a vampire by Damon and staked by Stefan.
Marguerite MacIntyre portrays Sheriff Forbes - Caroline's mother and anti Vampire Council Member. Sheiff goes form being anti Vampire, to Vampire tolerant to helping the Vamps once she finally accepts her daughter's fate. Sheriff Forbes still lives as of mid Season 5
Robert Pralgo portrays Richard Lockwood - Tyler's Father - a die hard Vampire hunter, he is killed in Season 1 finaly when his latent Werewolf gene comes out, gets mistaken for a vampire, buried with the tomb vamps whi in turn kill Mr Lockwood. Karma?
5.1 I Know What You Did Last Summer October 3, 2013
5.2 True Lies October 10, 2013
5.3 Original Sin October 17, 2013
5.4 For Whom the Bell Tolls October 24, 2013
5.5 Monster's Ball October 31, 2013
5.6 Handle with Care November 7, 2013
5.7 Death and the Maiden November 14, 2013
5.8 Dead Man on Campus November 21, 2013
5.9 The Cell December 5, 2013
5.10 Fifty Shades of Grayson December 12, 2013
5.11 500 Years of Solitude January 23, 2014
5.12 The Devil Inside January 30, 2014
5.13 Total Eclipse of the Heart February 6, 2014
5.14 No Exit February 27, 2014
5.15 Gone Girl March 6, 2014
5.16 While You Were Sleeping March 20, 2014
5.17 Rescue Me March 27, 2014
5.18 TBA April 10, 2014
5.19 TBA April 24, 2014
5.20 TBA May 1, 2014
5.21 TBA May 8, 2014
5.22 TBA May 15, 2014
Good Bye Katherine Pierce - Fly Away little curse bird Episode 5.5 Gone Girl March 6, 2014 recap and review...
Episode 15 GONE GIRL March 6, 2014 OR As I rename it "MOMMY DEAREST"
Just finished watching latest Episode of Vampire Diaries. Great episode. One of the best. Almost felt like a season closer. High action, a lot of story lines wrapped and a big cliff hanger of sorts...
They know. And they know I know they know.... Yep its one of those things...
End of last ep, Nadia was bit by Taylor. Well that does not end well. But the whole episode is a bit of a farewell to the tragic character. We really feel sad for her 500 year old cursed walk of the earth in search of mom. And Catherine is sincerely sorry for the first time - or rare at least. But she does not go quietly...
During that time, Damien - escaping from the family dungeon - goes on a bender and tortures Dr Wes Maxfield (Rick Cosnett) to death in search of Catherine/Elena.
The Death of Nadia and Catherine are Epic Shakespearean. Almost has over tones of Romeo and Juliet. The are finally together in death. In Catherine's farewell soliloquy we knew it would be Stefan all along - the only one she truly loved.
But then, the Ghost moment.... When Catherine is unable to pass into the void of supernatural limbo through Bonnie - I was waiting for the demons to come out of the shadows and drag her down. Instead she flies away like a leaf in the wind - sucked out of the church...
Good Bye Catherine Pierce - Fly Away little curse bird
VIDEO PROMO for Episode...
VAMPIRE DIARIES MAIN PAGE
Grant Gustin as Barry Allen / The Flash, a Central City assistant police forensic investigator who receives his powers after being caught in a chemical explosion at a lab caused by a lightning strike following an incident at the S.T.A.R. Labs particle accelerator.
Jesse L. Martin as Detective West, a cop who acts as a surrogate father to Barry and is the father of Iris West.
Rick Cosnett as Eddie Thawne, based on the DC Comics character Professor Zoom. A recent transfer to the Central City Police Department, Thawne's past is a mystery and harbors a dark secret.
Danielle Panabaker as Caitlin Snow, based on the DC Comics character Killer Frost. A highly intelligent bioengineering expert, Snow lost her fiancé during an explosion at S.T.A.R. Labs.
Candice Patton as Iris West, daughter to Detective West and best friend to Allen.
Carlos Valdes as Cisco Ramon, based on the DC Comics character Vibe. A mechanical engineering genius, Ramon is the youngest member of the team of scientists at S.T.A.R. Labs.
Tom Cavanagh as Harrison Wells, the mind and money behind Central City’s S.T.A.R. Labs Particle Accelerator, who becomes a pariah after the lab explodes until he learns he created The Flash
Long before Power rangers, a number of TV shows form japan featured robotic heroes powered by real people against monsters of ridiculous creations. And my favorite of all of these was Ultra Man.
In fact at the age of 5, Ultra Man got me into big trouble. I karate chopped the family allergist. Take that for giving me weekly shots!!! But I grew up watching old Monster movies on TV with mom so this was a no brainer. Along with Speed Racer these shows were the only ones I preferred to Super Hero Cartoons by DC Comics and Marvel.
I remember when Power Rangers first started. I hated it. I watched it because I love the genre. Of course i say the same thing about Smallville on CW as the ultimate Superman Geek. But Power Rangers lost me. Bad writing and I was just too old to get hooked. I watch a lot of the shows form my childhood and I feel the same way. But some things stand the test of time. For me Ultraman is such a show...
PS I have barely scratched the surface of Manga. I will revisit in the future...
I think the moral of the story is - I watch WAY TOO MUCH TV!!!
But this show seems to be going strong way past when most give up. Smallville lasted 10 seasons on far less.
Sam & Dean are better than ever. They have a unique dysfunctional brotherhood that seems so more real and loving at the same time. I think the writers, directors and actors deserve an enormous credit for not playing the dysfunction to heavy or comic. They have redefined the buddy cop genre.
I loved X-Files but the whole "Shipper Thing" - Are they together, but never show anything was just stupid. If you are going to have a thing deal with it and let it live on screen. Its as if Chris Carter wanted it but feared making it happen would kill the show. I think the whole uncertainty factor got old, drove David Duchovny form the show and left us with a limping 3 season to milk the money from the franchise. And don't get me started on the last movie... Sorry I digress....
There is talk about a spin off. Here is my pitch
Crowley (Mark Sheppard) and Castiel (Misha Collins) working together restoring order on earth in their longing for the good old days. Coming soon to CW...
Wednesday, March 5, 2014
Tuesday, March 4, 2014
I love this show. At times it is over stylized. I think the same story could have been told in 6 episodes perfectly.
At the heart of this story is a werewolf and something else. The two teens are friends and locking heads every other moment. They come together to solve the mystery of a killer wolf. Peter Rumancek wonders if he is capable of murder.
Roman Godfrey clearly is a supernatural but not till the final episode do we find out what for sure... However Famke Janssen as Olivia Godfrey seems like a remake of THE HUNGER form day one to me. Calling themselves UPIR this is just a variation of Vampire. (FROM URBAN DICTIONARY UPRI - Russian vampire that function during daylight hours. Eats children then their parents. Said to be the most vicious vampire.)
BTW Freya Tingley as Christina Wendall is amazing for any actress of any age.
Hemlock Grove is an American horror thriller television series for the online video streaming company Netflix. The show is from executive producer Eli Roth, developed by Brian McGreevy and Lee Shipman, and is a production of Gaumont International Television. It is based on McGreevy's novel Hemlock Grove, which was published on March 27, 2012. The show premiered April 19, 2013, with all 13 episodes made immediately available for online viewing.
The show examines the strange happenings in Hemlock Grove, a fictional town in Pennsylvania. Roman Godfrey, heir to the town's wealthy Godfrey family, befriends the town's newcomer Peter Rumancek. Recent brutal murders in the town have stirred up rumors, and the two work together to shed light on the case while also hiding their own dark secrets.
On June 19, 2013, Netflix renewed Hemlock Grove for a second season of 10 episodes to air in 2014. On July 18, 2013 Netflix earned the first Primetime Emmy Award nominations for original online only web television for the 65th Primetime Emmy Awards in 2013. Three of its online original series, House of Cards, Arrested Development and Hemlock Grove, earned nominations.
The series is set in the town of Hemlock Grove, Pennsylvania. The town is a mixture of extreme wealth and poverty, as the closing of the town's steel mill many years earlier caused many to lose their jobs. The town's main sources of employment are now the Hemlock Acres Hospital and Godfrey Institute for Biomedical Technologies. Run by the powerful Godfrey family, the Institute is rumored to conduct sinister experiments on a daily basis. The town's rumor mill turns even more twisted when two teenage girls are brutally killed, their bodies left for unsuspecting people to find the next day. Peter Rumancek, a 17-year-old Gypsy, is suspected of the crimes by some of the townsfolk and is also rumored to be a werewolf. While he is secretly a werewolf, he is not the killer, and, along with the heir to the Godfrey estate, Roman, he sets out to solve the mystery.
Famke Janssen (Jean Grey - XMEN) as Olivia Godfrey
Bill Skarsgård as Roman Godfrey
Landon Liboiron (Howling Reborn) as Peter Rumancek
Penelope Mitchell as Letha Godfrey
Dougray Scott as Dr. Norman Godfrey
Freya Tingley as Christina Wendall
Nicole Boivin (season 1), Madeleine Martin (season 2), Michael Andreae (season 1 and 2) as Shelley Godfrey
Lili Taylor as Lynda Rumancek
Kaniehtiio Horn as Destiny Rumancek
Aaron Douglas (Battlestar Galactica on SYFY)as Tom Sworn
Kandyse McClure as Dr. Clementine Chasseur
Joel de la Fuente as Dr. Johann Pryce
Laura Vandervoort (Supergirl from CW's Smallville) stars. Most supernatural/superhero shows are filmed in Canada. Why can't this one air in US?
Bitten is a 2014 television series based on the Women of the Otherworld series of books by author Kelley Armstrong. The first book in the series is titled Bitten. The majority of the filming for the series is done in Toronto, Canada.
PILOT SUMMARY - SUMMONS January 13, 2014 Elena, a werewolf trying to live a normal life, is summoned home by Jeremy the leader of her Pack when they come under attack by an unknown enemy. But returning to Stonehaven means facing Clayton Danvers, the only man Elena has ever loved, and the one who betrayed her by changing her into a werewolf.
1.2 Prodigal January 20, 2014 Elena tries to keep Clayton at arms length, but he lets her know he'll do whatever it takes to get her back in his life for good. Elena uses the search for the deadly "mutt" as a distraction from her complicated personal life, but things get worse when a second dead body is found on Stonehaven's property.
1.4 Grief February 3, 2014 Elena and Clay must put aside their growing sexual frustration as they team up to discover who and why someone has turned serial killers into werewolves.
1.5 Bitten February 10, 2014 Elena is overcome by her remembrance of her love affair with Clayton, and he betrayed her trust by changing her into a werewolf to make her his mate, but still defends him from those who accuse him of being behind the murders. Meanwhile, a former Pack member and rival to Clayton returns with information about the Mutt plot.
1.6 Committed February 17, 2014 Elena leaves Stonehaven to return to Toronto, but Santos follows her and offers her a deal to escape from the Pack. Back at the Pack's home, Jeremy is challenged for control of his fellow werewolves.
1.7 Stalking February 24, 2014 Daniel Santos is now revealed as the leader of the mutt uprising, and he requests a meet with the Pack to discuss a potential truce. The Pack sees the meet as an opportunity to trap the rebelling Mutts but once again, the mutts are one step ahead of them and some of the Pack end up being hurt.
1.8 Prisoner March 3, 2014 Elena discovers that Jeremy was stabbed with a poisoned blade. In order to find out the type of poison used, Elena tracks down the girl who stabbed Jeremy. Clayton uses various tactics to try and get Cain to reveal where the Mutts are located. Although unsuccessful, Clayton does get Cain to reveal that Santos has hired Jimmy Koenig to go after the Pack.
Laura Vandervoort as Elena Michaels
Greyston Holt as Clayton Danvers
Greg Bryk as Jeremy Danvers
Paul Greene as Philip McAdams
Steve Lund as Nick Sorrentino
Michael Xavier as Logan Jonsen (6 episodes)
Paulino Nunes as Antonio Sorrentino (6 episodes)
Genelle Williams as Rachel (5 episodes)
Joel Keller as Peter Myers (4 episodes)
Fiona Highet as Sheriff Karen Morgan (7 episodes)
James McGowan as James Williams (2 episodes)
Natalie Brown as Diane McAdams (4 episodes)
Sherry Miller as Olivia McAdams (3 episodes)
Marc Bendavid as Scott Brandon (3 episodes)
Pascal Langdale as Karl Marsten (3 episodes)
Kaitlyn Leeb as Amanda (2 episodes)
Noah Danby as Zachary Cain (4 episodes)
Michael Luckett as Daniel Santos (4 episodes)
Curtis Caravaggio as Thomas Leblanc (3 episodes)
Patrick Garrow as Victor Olson (1 episode)
Daniel Petronijevic as Samuel Boggs (1 episode)
Natalie Lisinska as Sylvie (2 episodes)
Eve Harlow as Amber (2 episodes)
Benjamin Ayres as Jorge Sorrentino (1 episode)
Last time I try and French Kiss the undead... Guillermo del Toro and Chuck Hogan are bring their graffic novels to the small screen... Andromeda Strain meets Dracula?
With those tongues, I am reminded of a horrible TV mini series with Tony Perkins from 1990 Daughter of Darkness, where teeth extended from tongue to suck blood. Kind of like an Ripley Scott Alien, except tongue looked sort of normal UNTIL it tried to suck your blood. Tony Perkins was a Dracula in retirement type trying to keep his daughter our of the family business/legacy...
I have loved one show after another from FX & AMC. So I have great expectations here...
A thriller that tells the story of Dr. Ephraim Goodweather, the head of the Center for Disease Control Canary Team in New York City. He and his team are called upon to investigate a mysterious viral outbreak with hallmarks of an ancient and evil strain of vampirism. As the strain spreads, Eph, his team, and an assembly of everyday New Yorkers, wage war for the fate of humanity itself.
The Strain is an upcoming vampire horror television series that is in production at FX. It was created by Guillermo del Toro and Chuck Hogan, based on their novel trilogy of the same name. Del Toro and Hogan scripted the pilot episode, which was directed by del Toro. A thirteen-episode first season was ordered on November 19, 2013. It is set to premiere in July 2014. Carlton Cuse will serve as showrunner.
A plane lands at John F. Kennedy International Airport with lights off and doors sealed. Epidemiologist Dr. Ephraim Goodweather (Stoll) and his team are sent to investigate. On board they find two hundred corpses and four survivors. The situation deteriorates when the bodies begin disappearing from morgues. Goodweather and a small group of helpers find themselves battling to protect not only their own loved ones, but the entire city, from an ancient threat to humanity
Corey Stoll as Dr. Ephraim Goodweather, the head of the CDC Canary Team in New York City. Goodweather and his team are called upon to investigate a mysterious viral outbreak with the hallmarks of vampirism.
David Bradley as Professor Abraham Setrakian, a Holocaust survivor turned New York pawn-shop owner who may have answers about the outbreak.
Recurring del Toro collaborator John Hurt played the character in the pilot, but later dropped out.
Del Toro had previously expressed interest in casting Roy Dotrice, who played Setrakian in several live-action advertisements for the first novel.
Kevin Durand as Vasiliy Fet, a once-solitary rat exterminator of Ukrainian descent who joins the war against the vampires.
The character was originally created with regular del Toro collaborator Ron Perlman in mind.
Mía Maestro as Dr. Nora Martinez, a caring biochemist forced take up a new identity as a fearless warrior.
Ben Hyland as Zach Goodweather, the son of Ephraim and his ex-wife Kelly.
Jonathan Hyde as Eldritch Palmer, an elderly billionaire invalid driven to obtain immortality by any means necessary.
Richard Sammel as Thomas Eichorst, a mysterious figure from Setrakian's past whose reappearance in New York is not coincidental.
Javier Botet, an actor who previously played the titular monster in the del Toro-produced Mama.
Miguel Gomez as Augustin "Gus" Elizalde, a gang banger just out of juvenile prison who becomes an effective warrior against the vampires.
Natalie Brown as Kelly Goodweather, Ephraim's ex-wife who has embarked upon a new life after winning custody of their children but ignores her husband's warnings about the contagion. Brown takes over the role from previously cast actress Lauren Lee Smith
Jack Kesy as Gabriel Bolivar, a philandering rock star with an appetite for pharmaceutical drug use. Sean Astin as Jim Kent, a CDC administrator who works with Goodweather and Martinez in investigating and controlling the vampire outbreak.
Robert Maillet as the Master, one of seven Ancient vampires. He is responsible for bringing an evil strain of vampirism to New York City
Francis Capra as Crispin, a con artist who is always on the lookout for the easy and profitable way out. Roger Cross as Mr. Fitzwilliams, Palmer's caregiver and head of security.
Leslie Hope as Joan Luss, one of the outbreak's few survivors.
Regina King as Ruby Wain, Bolivar's intelligent and accomplished manager.
Melanie Merkosky as Sylvia Kent, Jim Kent's cancer-stricken wife.
Jim Watson as young Abraham Setrakian, featured in flashbacks involving Setrakian being captured by Nazis and sent to a concentration camp