Monday, June 27, 2011

My latest article on Season of the Witch (DVD)

My latest article on Season of the Witch (2011-DVD) Comments:

Synopsis: 14th-century knights transport a suspected witch to a monastery, where monks will decide if her powers could be the source of the Black Plague.

Some additional movie stuff before the viewer's comments -

Info: PG-13, 95 min - Action|Adventure|Fantasy - Theater Release January 7, 2011 (USA); DVD Release June 28, 2011.  (See below for LOCAL Rental Places.)

Stars:  Nicolas Cage, Ron Perlman and Claire Foy.

Trivia: >Internet Movie Database ( Users voted and gave Season of the Witch a 5.4 out of a 10 (18,862 votes).

Read full article here, complete with my comments AS I watch the movie:

Sunday, June 26, 2011

True Blood - Are You Ready?

I am in True Blood bliss!  Just finished watching the dvd collection for Season 3 last night. Awesome! And of course numerous questions!! Tonight, Season 4 starts and I actually HAVE HBO now!! I called Dish Network this morning and received a "special" from them. So, I don't have to wait till next YEAR when the dvd's come out before I can finally watch Season 4! What a treat - to have literally wrapped up the finale last night and then to start with the premiere tonight - everything is completely fresh in my brain!

Some questions/comments I have: if Sookie's blood is half human and half fae (fairy) wouldn't that mean her brother, Jason, is also part fairy?! And what about Jason's comments in the hospital a few episodes back about Sookie NOT being born in a hospital & that he remembers her being born...I thought he was YOUNGER than her. Maybe I'm wrong on that. Even if he is older, he would NOT remember her birth! And that one fairy telling Sookie something about her parents and their death...something about Sookie shouldn't fear the water...that's not what "took" her parents!!??  Which side of the family had fairy in it -- was it her Gram's side (the one that died)?

Can't believe Tara cut her hair off at the end of the season...but understand the point of her needing to "change" her life. Watching her drive off into the night alone...I wondered what would be in store for her in the next season - and if she would return or if that was her exit from the show! She had a devastating chain of events (again) that she lived through...I actually thought it was worse than what Sookie dealt with in some ways!

And to find out Bill had set Sookie up to get beaten in the first season, first episode so he could rush in and "save" her...all to manipulate her...I about fell off my couch! Sure, he seems to have truly fallen in love with her and wants to protect her...but wow - the look on her face of betrayal when Eric (covered in cement) arrived at her doorstep to spill the beans of Bill's initial intentions when those two met...working undercover for the Queen Sophie (that's her name, right?) to find out exactly what Sookie was/is.

I kept expecting Alcide to show up on Sookie's doorstep at the end...instead she steps into the fairy realm and who knows what happened then?

Many, many more thoughts...not enough time to type them now...My heart is pounding with excitement to watch True Blood tonight!

Friday, June 24, 2011

The Adjustment Bureau on DVD - Trivia

My latest article on The Adjustment Bureau Trivia -

Do we control our destiny, or do unseen forces manipulate us? A man glimpses the future Fate has planned for him and realizes he wants something else. To get it, he must pursue across, under and through the streets of modern-day New York the only woman he's ever loved. On the brink of winning a seat in the U.S. Senate, ambitious politician David Norris (Damon) meets beautiful contemporary ballet dancer Elise Sellas (Emily Blunt) - a woman like none he's ever known. But just as he realizes he's falling for her, mysterious men conspire to keep the two apart. David learns he is up against the agents of Fate itself - the men of The Adjustment Bureau - who will do everything in their considerable power to prevent David and Elise from being together. In the face of overwhelming odds, he must either let her go and accept a predetermined path...or risk everything to defy Fate and be with her... Written by Universal Pictures 

Stars: Matt Damon, Emily Blunt and Florence Kastriner.

>Damon wears a baseball cap with the letter "F," standing for Fordham University where some of the movie was filmed.

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Monday, June 20, 2011

Red Riding Hood (2011) Trivia

Red Riding Hood (2011) Trivia
Complete Synopsis: Valerie (Seyfried) is a beautiful young woman torn between two men. She is in love with a brooding outsider, Peter (Fernandez), but her parents have arranged for her to marry the wealthy Henry (Irons). Unwilling to lose each other, Valerie and Peter are planning to run away together when they learn that Valerie's older sister has been killed by the werewolf that prowls the dark forest surrounding their village. For years, the people have maintained an uneasy truce with the beast, offering the creature a monthly animal sacrifice. But under a blood red moon, the wolf has upped the stakes by taking a human life. Hungry for revenge, the people call on famed werewolf hunter, Father Solomon (Oldman), to help them kill the wolf. But Solomon's arrival brings unintended consequences as he warns that the wolf, who takes human form by day, could be any one of them. As the death toll rises with each moon, Valerie begins to suspect that the werewolf could be someone she loves. As panic grips the town, Valerie discovers that she has a unique connection to the beast--one that inexorably draws them together, making her both suspect...and bait. (Written by Warner Bros. Pictures)

>At the very beginning during the flyover of the village, not one tree is rustling yet there is enough wind to turn the windmill.
>Taylor Lautner was considered for the role of Peter.


Monday, June 13, 2011

Super Summer Sci-Fi & Supernatural Movies

Super Summer Sci-Fi & Supernatural Movies

Here's the lowdown on the showdown of the June - August Sci-Fi and Supernatural Movie Releases...
Full article with tons of official movie trailer links here:

Friday, June 10, 2011

5 Star Reviews for Unknown Scent-Werewolf Series-Book 2

Several 5 star reviews are posted at Amazon for my book Unknown Scent-Werewolf Series-Book 2. I rarely ever mention my own books on this particular blog I maintain, but since my writing IS about paranormal/supernatural cool stuff, it DOES fit the subject matter :)

Super 8 - summer blockbuster I would bet!

Super 8 (2011) - My latest speculative fiction article...

After witnessing a mysterious train crash, a group of friends in the summer of 1979 begin noticing strange happenings going around in their small town, and begin to investigate into the creepy phenomenon.

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Monday, June 6, 2011

Psyched about Rise of the Planet of the Apes (2011) - article I've compiled

I am beyond excited about this new movie coming in August. I was having a difficult time choosing what to write about for my speculative fiction - movies - article (for my Examiner page) today. Then I stumbled upon the info for this movie and almost jumped out of my seat!

Rise of the Planet of the Apes (2011): An origin story set in present day San Francisco, where man's own experiments with genetic engineering lead to the development of intelligence in apes and the onset of a war for supremacy.
Action | Drama | Sci-Fi - Releases in Theaters on August 5, 2011 (USA) (Local theaters listed at bottom)
Stars: James Franco, Andy Serkis and Freida Pinto
Budget: $90,000,000 (estimated)

>Rise of the Planet of the Apes is a reboot to the original Planet of the Apes film series. The continuity will be a new start.

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I'm feeling the urge to buy all the original movies after writing this article!

Sunday, June 5, 2011

New Summer Sci-Fi, Paranormal TV Shows Emerging (& a returning one)

Several exciting TV shows falling into the genres of sci-fi, fantasy and paranormal are about to hit the screen for summertime entertainment. Perhaps the withdrawal I experience from the hiatus of my winter season shows will disappear as I begin to watch the following new (& 1 returning) shows:

Falling Skies, series premiere on Sunday, June 19, 9/8c, TNT
Teen Wolf, series premiere on Sunday, June 5, 11/10c, MTV (& replays zillions of times)
        then switches to Mondays, 10/9c
Outcasts, series premiere on Sat., June 18, 9/8c, BBC America
Alphas, series premiere on Monday, July 11, 10/9c, Syfy
Torchwood: Miracle Day, returns on Friday, July 8, 10/9c, Starz.

There are a few other returning summer shows (for example: True Blood!!)...but alas...I don't get HBO. And I'll be able to watch Torchwood only because Dish Network handed out 1 free year of Starz (probably due to the ordeal from last fall with NO FX [& a few other channels] for about a month & this was their way of saying they're sorry). So, I've only listed the ones I'll probably dive into...and  Outcasts is iffy because I read it was canceled after only one 8-episode season in Britain. Seems like that happens A LOT with BBC shows, especially ones I start to watch on Saturday nights & enjoy. When the next season is due to start - they're gone, off the radar, dead, canceled!

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Best Vampire Movies

New article I've written on Popular Vampire Movies....

Popular Vampire Movies - Also referred to as: best, favorite, well-known, top-grossing vampire movies of all time.  Although some fans prefer to sink their fangs into vampire movies made in the last 30 - 40 years (or much less) and to steer clear of the old black and whites. And rules on what counts as a vampire flick are part of the equation…you'd think that should be easy to figure out!

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