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Labyrinth


2012,  Not Rated,  2 part total  2:56   John Hurt, Tom Felton, (never realized ‘That’ was him!)  Sebastian Stan Other cast 

Based on the Kate Mosse novels lives are linked by a destiny to solve the world’s most legendary mystery.

This starts with an archeology dig in france I think it was (or was it italy) and one of the diggers finds a bracelet or something when a tremor rocks the area, though it does not seem anyone else notices. She finds a cave opening in the boulders that was not there before and goes in where she starts to get flashbacks of the 1200s.

While the father entrusts his book to his good daughter, Katie McGrath’s Oriane Congost is trying to steal the books for herself for whatever reason.

The Wisdom of the (holy) grail is contained in 3 books and the Labyrinth is a symbol of it.

The Book of Numbers, Words, and Potions.

I didn’t have trouble getting through the first part, which wasn’t all too thrilling but the 2nd part you would think would be more interesting, dramatic and a little suspenseful. It wasn’t.

Taken


10pm (est)   NBC  stars Clive Standen (Vikings)  Jennifer Beals , Gaius Charles   (IMDB)

Taken the tv series is a prequel to the movie series, that made Liam Neeson an action star in his mid-50s.

Its  the origin story of Liam Neeson’s Taken movie character Bryan Mills. to which we meet at 35 years of age, a former  green beret and yes ladies the character is single!  Although it’s a genesis series depicting the evolution of the character, it does take place in present time, and how the hero became the hero, before he had the full ‘particular set of skills’

Star Clive Standen a martial arts master who is best known as Rollo in the History series Vikings first had to shed some of his bulk of Rollo’s 220 pounds before filming.

Besides the trailers I was able to see the opening scene before the premier of the show, and between the two it looked like it was worth a watch (even if you are not in Vikings withdrawal) and a good action show. The first movie was pretty cool but then there were the sequels.

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Afterlife


BBC  S1.

Reluctant psychic/medium Alison who is burdened by her gift, butts heads with a psychology teacher (and former therapist) who is ‘treating’ her. Alison challenges his skepticism. He and some of his students sit in on some psychic symposium thing and Alison sees someone near one of his students, which is the little girl we see in the beginning.

 

Disk 1

In  More than meets the eye  a psychology class sits in on some psychic gathering. Where the reluctant Alison though refuses to come to at first, shows up. She picks out one of the students who is obviously freaked out, (as the psychic was spot on) and the student nose dives from there.

Lower than bones    Love the way it sounds, so suffice it to say it’s  my favorite title of the three. Alison helps a missing girl’s family.

Daniel one and two   This was the best of the three on the disk. It was a suspenseful mystery. Is Daniel being haunted or is he just delusional?

 

Disk 2

I didn’t list them but I think the first disk of episodes were most memorable.

The last episode on this disk still haunts my memory.  The episode alone is haunting, is she seeing the living or the spirits? We learn a bit more of her Train accident. Has she been dead this whole time?  It’s an interesting Drama but I think it only lasted for the 6 episodes.

the CW Invasion ~ Heroes vs Aliens


Based on the 1988 comic book miniseries Invasion! event from Keith Giffen, Bill Mantlo, Todd McFarlane, and Bart Sears, the plot of the story is The Dominators descended on Earth to bring an end to the “threat” of Earth’s burgeoning meta-human community.

So Supergirl kicks the whole thing off, however I don’t think I qualify it as cross over material. We just get what turns out to be a few time holes that pop into this scene or that and at the end (like the last 30 seconds…literally!) Barry and Sisco show up . For me that’s just a Supergirl episode, now if they had popped in half way through and participated more in the epiosde I would consider that a cross over. So as far as her episode goes, I’m not happy with it. If this were still on CBS I would chalk it up to that but sadly for me Barry and Sisco feel like they were just added to the story at the end and of course the time holes too. 

I will be re-watching the shows but this one I won’t as I do not recall anything in it having to do with the Aliens (aside from Supergirl herself and Mon-El)

 

I hope the Flash’s entry into the crossover event will be better.

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Kindred: The Embraced


Complete Vampire Collection Disk #2 (via    1996 4 episodes (4 hours)

C. Thomas Howell, Mark Frankel, Channon Roe,Kelly Rutherford

This was recommended to me by a friend in England. I rented it from Netflix on DVD sadly, they only had disk 2.

When I first herd the title of this I thought of the role playing game, Vampire The Masquerade but so far have not heard one mention to it or anything similar (not that I played but at least knew of it and little about it)

5 secret vampire clans who clash among themselves and mortals battle to rule San Francisco. The leader ‘Prince of the city’ Julian Luna (that sounds more like a werewolf surname than vampire) fights to keep his title.

The first episode was Live Hard, Die Young and Leave a good looking corpse

Ivan Sergei guest stars as some rock star named Zane and my Lost Boys addled mind sees way too many similarities between this episode and the movie. He sort of reminds me of a cross between Lost Boys  Jason Patrick’s character Michael Emerson and Queen of the Damned’s Stuart Townsend. (Only I think Townsend portrayed the rockstar image better) Wait did he just mention something about Jim Morrison? What the hell? Why does he always seem to be mentioned in or is somehow portrayed as a vampire? (Hello Queen of the Damned, The big Poster of Morrison in Lost Boys…Might have to look into that more)

Zane turns some girl against her will which threatens ‘The masquerade’  well there it is! definitely based on the RPG! But there ARE more than 5 clans in the game. There’s some clan name dropping (Toredor,Ventrue, Bruja) And they drop names Morrison, Cobaine (really Kurt Cobaine as a vampire?? I’ll have to ponder that a bit, yeah I guess he had the looks for it)

Humans seeem to know about them, or at least the cop. Channon Roe who plays Cash from the Gangrel clan looks more wolfish than vampire to me. Regardless he’s pegged to be a supernatural character as he already played a dark lighter in the (original) Charmed series (yes word is they are rebooting that too! but will be a prequel set in 1976)

Another few episodes..

The Rise and Fall of Eddie Fiori – The leader of the Bruja tries to take over the Masqurade

Bad Moon Rising – a member of Nosfratu clan steals a human’s baby for a ritual to regain their powers

Cabin in the Woods- The Prince of vampires goes with his reporter girlfriend to some cabin, she ends up finding out about the surpernatural world.

Get the DVD via amazon

Notes:  Asimites are chemeleons or shape shifters    Toredor are the artists

 

You can find more about Vampires here   (and I am trying to work on something for the RPG as well)

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& The Kindred The Embraced Wiki

 

 

 

 

 

 

Taboo


Tuesdays FX @ 10pm Est      Period Drama

created by  Chips Hardy (father of) Tom Hardy, Steven Knight

Even after having watched the first episode 2 or 3 times I still can’t quite explain the show.

I’ve seen 2 episodes so far (maybe 3 by the time you read this) and I am still not sure what exactly the plot of the show is.

Aside from Imdb ‘s description “Adventurer James Keziah Delaney builds his own shipping empire in the early 1800s.” which is quite vague for a plot premise as is!

I can tell you on his return home in the beginning of the first episode that his father, the owner of a shipping empire, dies. He shows up for his father’s funeral where gasps arise in the church as though he’s a necrophiliac but it’s because everyone thought he was dead; even his sister. He does some sort of mojo (voodoo?) during the funeral at his father’s grave. He walks around looking like the Babadook (sorry it’s that hat and long coat) he apparently has a son, he gives the boy’s adoptive father a payment for past present and future, and leaves saying he never wants to see the boy.

Oh back to that Necrophiliac comment, he seems to see the dead (ghosts?)  either that or he is going mad. Maybe he’s a necromancer, but then he would have been able to bring his father back from the dead.  The East India trading company is trying to buy some island from him and he isn’t biting. I can tell you Hardy does make brooding an art and frankly I think does it best… as long as you can understand what he’s saying, unlike when he played the English Mobster twins (sorry forget the name).  He was all mumbles with that. This one I understood every word except when working that mojo, which I guess was African which is where he was supposed to be for 10 years if I heard right.

Watch and Catch up on Amazon

WatchthatTV also has posted a review of the PILOT  and I think they explained it much better than I was able to.

It’s about time that the a show the UK is showing is on the same time as it is airing season wise in the U.S. (instead of the chance of being spoiled.) I know usually one side is usually behind in an episode or few but honestly if I didn’t know that Ragnar was going to die at some point in Vikings, I’d want a warning from a friend on that at least.

The series is worth a watch and to stick with.. It is a bit slow moving but all the more the payoff when secrets and mysteries are revealed!

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