Destination Truth: Season 1: This show is awesome, Josh Gates does a wonderful job taking us on an adventure all over the world. IN season one we go hunting for a mermaid like sea creature, the Chupacabra, has an amazing Bigfoot sighting, the Tokoloshe, werewolves, and visits a haunted village.
The Twilight Saga: New Moon: Even though I don't care to watch this movie like the first one I have added both to the rental que. That said I'm actually more interested in the the second Twilight movie just because Christopher Heyerdahl is in it. Even the studios don't think so high of the movie. They have released it at the marked down price of $16.99 rather then the $20 range that is typical of the double disc releases.
The rumors have stirred about a fourth Underworld film. John Hlavin a writer for the Shield is tapped to write the next movie. I have no strong feelings one way or the other about Halvin. The question is, What Would Underworld Four Be About?
If Underworld four takes place before the events in the first two movies then I would love to see Selene’s embrace story. We could see the height of the Lycan war as they are hunted by Vicktor and the supposed defeat of Lucian. This would mean more Bill Nighy as Vicktor and Kate Beckinsale as Selene, a huge plus for me.
Some are saying that Kate might not return, sad if true but then I would like to see a story taking place after Underworld: Evolution. The remaining Lycan’s and Vampires have to work together to protect themselves against hunters. The hunters could either be church backed or a secret government division either would be sufficiently threatened by vampires and werewolves. The hunting could be due to the attention brought about from the war in Underworld 1 and Underworld 2 resulting in more people finding out about the existence of and having evidence for the existence of both vampires and werewolves.
What would you like the fourth Underworld to be about?
Theater or Renter: November includes eight SF movies 1/2 of them are books adapted into movies: A Christmas Carol, The Fourth Kind, 2012, Planet 51, The Twilight Saga: New Moon, Fantastic Mr. Fox, Ninja Assassin, The Road. Will we watch? Will we rent? or do we even care?
Rules of the Game: Watch the trailers. Rate the Trailer. Then share with us your comments: does the movie, it’s trailer and buzz make you want to watch it in the theater, rent it, or not interested at all, and why?
A Christmas Carol:
Release Date: NOVEMBER 6th
Listed as: Animation, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Studio: Walt Disney Pictures
Director: Robert Zemeckis
Produced by: Jack Rapke, Steve Starkey, Robert Zemeckis
Written by: Robert Zemeckis
Stars: Jim Carrey, Gary Oldman, Cary Elwes, Colin Firth, Bob Hoskins, Robin Wright Penn, Molly C. Quinn
The Plot / Story: An animated retelling of the Victorian morality tale A Christmas Carol. Ebenezer Scrooge an old and bitter miser undergoes a profound experience of redemption over the course of one night. (Wikipedia) (The Official Site)
The Fourth Kind:
Release Date: NOVEMBER 6th
Listed as: Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Studio: Universal Pictures
Director: Olatunde Osunsanmi
Produced by: Paul Brooks, Joe Carnahan
Written by: Olatunde Osunsanmi
Stars: Milla Jovovich, Elias Koteas, Will Patton
The Plot / Story: The Fourth Kind is a reenactment of alien abduction events that are claimed to have actually happened. An investigator is dispatched to Nome, Alaska to puzzle out a 40-year-long mystery involving an extraordinary number of unexplained disappearances in the town. Her videotaped evidence looks to present the most convincing evidence of alien abduction ever documented. (Wikipedia) (The Official Site)
Release Date: NOVEMBER 13th
Listed as: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Studio: Columbia Pictures
Director: Roland Emmerich
Produced by: Roland Emmerich, Mark Gordon, Harald Kloser, Larry J. Franco, Ute Emmerich
Written by: Harald Kloser, Roland Emmerich
Stars: John Cusack, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Amanda Peet, Thandie Newton, Oliver Platt, Danny Glover, Woody Harrelson
The Plot / Story: The film explores the idea of a global doomsday event coinciding with the end of the Mayan Calendar in 2012. In Guatemala reports start coming in of mass suicides in the Mayan jungles of people attempting to avoid the impending apocalypse. A secret organization that realizes the world is ending and is constructing of vast arks beneath the Himalayan mountains to save both the Human race and significant animal species when doomsday finally happens. The disaster strikes all over with super volcano and mega earthquakes from dramatic shifting in the earths crust. A group of survivors, including Jackson Curtis and his family fight their way to China before they can board the great arks and save themselves from the gigantic tidal waves sweeping across the Earth. (Wikipedia) (The Official Site)
Release Date: NOVEMBER 20th
Listed as: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Studio: TriStar Pictures
Director: Jorge Blanco
Produced by: Ignacio Perez Dolset, Guy Colins
Written by: Joe Stillman
Stars: Dwayne Johnson, Jessica Biel, Justin Long, Seann William Scott, Gary Oldman, John Cleese
The Plot / Story: The film follows a human astronaut, Captain Charles "Chuck" Baker who lands on Planet 51 thinking he's the first to set foot on it. However, he discovers it's inhabited by little green people who live in a white picket-fenced world reminiscent of 1950s America. The inhabitants of planet 51 are struck with alien fear and Captain Baker struggles to survive and get off the planet before they capture him. (Wikipedia) (The Official Site)
Stars: Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson, Taylor Lautner
The Plot / Story: Based on the book The Twilight Saga: New Moon. Bella Swan is devastated by the abrupt departure of her vampire love, Edward Cullen, but her spirit is rekindled by her growing friendship with the irresistible Jacob Black. Suddenly she finds herself drawn into the world of the werewolves, ancestral enemies of the vampires, and finds her loyalties tested. (Wikipedia) (The Official Site)
Fantastic Mr. Fox:
Release Date: NOVEMBER 20th
Listed as: Adventure, Animation, Comedy
Studio: Wes Anderson, Scott Rudin, Allison Abbate, Steven Rales
Director: Wes Anderson
Produced by: Wes Anderson, Scott Rudin, Allison Abbate, Steven Rales
Written by: Wes Anderson, Noah Baumbach
Stars: George Clooney, Meryl Streep, Jason Schwartzman, Bill Murray, Jarvis Cocker, Owen Wilson, Willem Dafoe, Helen McCrory
The Plot / Story: Animated kids film based on Roald Dahl's book Fantastic Mr. Fox. Mr. Fantastic lives next to the three meanest farmers who push too far. Now it is time to strike back at them. (Wikipedia) (The Official Site)
Studio: Legendary Pictures, Dark Castle Entertainment, Silver Pictures
Director: James McTeigue
Produced by: Joel Silver, Andy Wachowski, Larry Wachowski, Grant Hill
Written by: Story: Matthew Sand Screenplay: Matthew Sand, J. Michael Straczynski
Stars: Rain, Naomie Harris
The Plot / Story: Raizo, kidnapped as a child and raised by the Ozunu Clan, is one of the world’s deadliest assassins. When Raizo’s friend is executed by the clan, he flees into hiding. Meanwhile, Mika Coretti, a Europol agent, retrieves secret agency files on The Clan. Finding out about the investigation, The Clan attempts to assassinate her, but she is rescued by Raizo. Reemerging, seeking revenge he must find a way to take down the Ozunu Clan. (Wikipedia) (The Official Site)
Release Date: NOVEMBER 25th
Listed as: Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Studio: 2929 Productions
Director: John Hillcoat
Produced by: Nick Wechsler, Steve Schwartz, Paula Mae Schwartz
Written by: Joe Penhall
Stars: Viggo Mortensen, Kodi Smit-McPhee, Robert Duvall, Guy Pearce, Charlize Theron
The Plot / Story: Based on the book The Road. A father and his young son struggle to survive after an unspecified apocalypse and make their way toward the coast for possible food, shelter, safety, or to potentially find other survivors of the cataclysmic events. Along the way, they encounter grave struggles and hardships across the barren landscapes, with scarce shelter and resources available to them, and having to avoid bands of cannibals and other desperate gangs looking to pillage valuables and food. (Wikipedia) (The Official Site)
The second trailer for season 2 of Sanctuary. Season 2 will air on October 9th 2009.
This is a fun video with some excellently placed teasers. They bring up the Cabal and their desire to bring down the sanctuary. I like the introduction of Kate Freelander the new addition to the Sanctuary.
The Sanctuary is a place of refuge, a safe haven, for those that are different from humans. Known as Abnormals they are non-human intelligent creatures and humans with genetic variants. They range from the cute to the extremely dangerous.
Dr. Helen Magnus, a 157-year-old English scientist, and her team of experts run the Sanctuary. They try to help the Abnormals and learn from them. Working toward a peaceful existence between the humans and the Abnormals.
The show follows the adventures of Dr. Magnus and her staff as they struggle to bring harmony between the world of the humans and that of the Abnormals. This difficult task because of the more dangerous Abnormals like Vampires and Nubbins is complicated further when the Cabal goes on the move. A shadow organization with desires to spark a war between the humans and Abnormals the Cabal desires to see the extinction of all Abnormals.
Sanctuary is a great contemporary fantasy show with a polder society full of a wonderful array of exotic creatures. I loved the episode with the Yeti, their portrayal of vampires and werewolves. Sanctuary is also not afraid to tackle those social issues which makes for great speculative fiction, never being afraid of asking what if and exploring it thoroughly.
Sanctuary was originally an independent production which used a web publication model. After their first season became a big hit the show was bought up by Sci-Fi channel. They did some re-writes did some new shots and aired what is now referred to as the first season.
Looking Forward at Sanctuary Season 2
Finding out what happened to Ashley Magnus, who changed after being kidnapped by the Cabal at the end of the first season.
Many more Abnormals including an oil rig extraction.
The conflict between the Cabal and the Sanctuary heightens.
Crescent Moon is a manga began in 2000 with the name, Mikan no Tsuki (An Incomplete Moon).
Plot: A young girl is a good luck charm to all those around her, but she herself is the most unlucky person alive. A group from the lunar race ask for her help to find a power source called Teardrops of the Moon that has been stolen from them. The lunar race representatives are a vampire, a werewolf, a kitsune (fox), and a tengu (heavenly dog). The girl enrages the tengu at every turn and though he hates her, you get the feeling they will fall in love.
Beautiful underwater art.
Filled with poetry.
They study a cool book, which shows research pages from an ancient text.
The beginning is confusing. The author used a character entrance format that was hard to understand.
I didn’t know what was going on until half way through the book.
Sometimes the characters had freaky long limbs that did not have anything to do with the supernatural, it was how they were drawn.
Upcoming: There are 6 volumes in the series, but it did not interest me enough to continue. This was not a bad manga, just not my cup of tea. You can find out all about this manga at the Tokyopop Cresent Moon page.
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