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hunters-syfySyfy    monday @ 10 (est)  Nathan Phillips, Julian McMahon,  Shannon Berry, Britne Oldford,  Mark Coles Smith   (more…  IMDB)  based on the book alien hunter


Nathan Phillipps plays FBI agent Flynn Carroll whose wife is abducted which leads him to a secret government unit assembled to hunt  the shady group of international terrorists that may or may not be human.

Regan a member of this secret unit is a hunter, and now that Flynn has found out…has a problem with her on the team. Regan also has what looks like a scar on (or near) her  inner elbow. Flynn has a scar in the same area (but can’t recall if same arm) first I took it that he got hurt while on duty with the FBI or while he was deployed. Now it seems as though you might be a Hunter without knowing that you are!

There’s a noise the Hunters make that I swear the Predator is going to show up any minute! (then after thinking that I saw an article Arnold wants to do another Predator!DOH!) Binge worthy

So far I am sticking with it. The episodes go by pretty fast and there’s plenty of action and mystery to keep my attention. I think its even safe to give it the Binge worthy! seal of approval!

We get a flashback of Regan as a little girl in the 3rd episode as well as a trip to the jungle.

“They take the ones you love”… but WHY?!  Are those people aliens too? bu then so far it seems only women have been taken so are they trying to take over the world by impregnating all of the women?

Maybe we’;ll get some answers in the 4th episode being as Julian McMahon seems to be captured in the coming attractions (and man  I hope they had him dye his hair grey cause unlike it does for Eric Dane.. it’s so NOT working for Julian! (who I still think ‘Cole’ from Charmed when I see him)

Watch Hunters Via Amazon    or on its Official Site


2015  PG13 1:46  blu-ray

stars Adam Sandler, josh Gad, kevin James & Peter Dinkladge  Jane Krakowski with a cameo from a Ghostbuster and ‘The Bean’


Aliens attack using the beloved games of 1980’s arcade fame for their offensive onslaught. Former ace gamer Sam Brenner (Sandler) is called in by longtime friend President Will Cooper (played by James)  to take on the E.T.s who are using favorite shows and music icons (like Fantasy Island or Madonna) to send their messages.

Oh Got Headroom?!!? never thought  he would show up in this. (no not an arcade character was on TV way back in the day as well as a TV Movie) So some of the game characters I don’t remember let alone what game they were from. (Like the blond chick I never heard of that game or character)  I do like the use of the mini coopers in the movie as the Pac-Ghosts. Oh and the ‘trophies’ but I wonder what game that dog & whatever it was with was from. I am disappointed as my favorite game was not represented… where’s my Rampage?!?!?

Adam Sandler in this I can tell what people are complaining about with his acting lately. he’s like a corpse only you could get more of a rise out of a zombie! my Father and I enjoyed watching the movie i don’t know if we laughed at the punchlines we were supposed to laugh at or not though we probably had a laugh at some other things. Like our favorite little Orange ‘cheese ball’ who I was surprised to hear spoke in this.  Kevin James I think needs a health check as he always seemed like he was out of breath, not sure if that was just because he plays the pres. or if he needs a serious check-up around the belt. Josh Gad I don’t like period and I think this is the first movie I’ve seen with him in it. I don’t know if Sadler wrote or anything other than acted for the movie but he & James sounded like they were bored. This was supposed to be a nostalgic romp especially with Chris Columbus directing, WTF went wrong  (other than some if not all of) the acting?  Glad I didn’t see this one in the theater.

Stay tuned at the end they show parts of the movie in 8-bit video game graphics.

over all a C+ for me


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TV Tuesdays- Dark Matter

Syfy Fridays

Nice little fight to start the Premier, lasts a minute or 2. From the fact that none of the characters  can remember who they are or any other memories , and wake up on a ship in space my theory is it’s some sort of prison ship. So they go Scooby gang and split up to explore and some come to find skills they didn’t know they possessed, one’s a hacker, another seems to be an electrician, another martial arts. Oh yeah and the doctor on Lost Girl, plays an android in this!  The girl with the green blue hair seems familiar but I can’t place her. one time I thought it was ‘Beauty’ from Once upon a Time then I thought the actress from Orphan Black (which wouldn’t be possible because likely both shows film at the same time) and others would pop into mind but no takers. The characters decide to name themselves by what order they woke up.

Number one is Marc Bendavid who is apparently the eye candy for the show looks familiar and to me looks a cross between Cam Gigante, James Maslow and maybe a little Max Theroux) and being I was already going on IMDB to write the review turns out he’s been on Bitten before.

Number 2  is played by Melissa O’Neil  who has few credits to her resume  but I do see a 2005 Canadian Idol listed  and 2011 Dark Chronicles which sounds familiar but can’t recall if it’s a show and what station it was on. She comes out kicking ass and asking questions later. She also ‘somehow’ knows how to work the ships controls.

Three played by Anthony Lenke was on Witches of East End White House down Flash Point (that might be the one I think I  recognize him from the ads for it) Warehouse 13 and quite a few others. No idea what his purpose is yet, other than to maybe be the ass of the group, that no one likes.

The android is in fact played by Zoie Plamer or Lauren on Lost Girl. The android can manually fly or repair the the ship,  through it’s ‘mind’, or manually do it to show (and with her and maybe another one or 2 of the cast members I think I can ssay Syfy like CW is starting to recycle their actors!

Alex Manari Jr. who plays character 4 is a skilled martial artist and you may remember him from his appearance on FX’s The Strain as Carlo or 2014’s Robocop.

So on to number 5 the Blue/green hair girl (yes i’m obsessed with the hair color) She played Bree in the Twilight Saga (eclipse) was in Cabin in the Woods and though I saw the previous 2…AH! she was the little girl in Silent Hill, Jodelle Ferland. She’s the electronics/electrician expert  and last we have number 6 played by Roger R Cross who has been on The Returned, Arrow and The Strain plus a whole lotta video games! He looks like he’s the muscle other than that not sure if they revealed his skill.

They end up landing at a farm and getting some food. One thinks they are supposed to help them and by the end of the show we find out Who and, or what they really are, and why  and from the sound of the ‘We’re dangerous’ that’s said in the commercial I doubt my theory is far off

The show felt like it was over in a blink, which by me mean good story telling. In other words, they aren’t boring us, and the show moves along smoothly plus that there’s just enough action and such to keep you entertained.  I just hope when KillJoys start, that they’re not going to be the same type of show.

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