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Skyline (2010)

28 Nov
Skyline 2010

Skyline 2010

 

Skyline is a 2010 sci-fi thriller film that is set to be released in theaters worldwide starting on November 12, 2010. The movie features casts Eric Balfour as Jarrod, Scottie Thompson as Elaine, David Zayas as Oliver, Donald Faison as Terry, Brittany Daniel as Candice, Neil Hopkins as Ray, Crystal Reed as Denise, J. Paul Boehmer as Colin, Tanya Newbould as Jen, Tony Black as Derek, Pam Levin as Cindy, and Phat Mahathongdy as Mandy. Skyline was brought to us by directors/producers Greg and Colin Strause – the same guys that brought us the “Aliens vs. Predator: Requiem” movie.

Now with this movie, its another twist of the alien invasion story which all begins with beams of light from the sky. The following is very brief description/plot summary of the newest Strause movie plus its official trailer.

After a night of partying, a group of friends are distracted when beams of light awaken everyone in Los Angeles, that then attracts every person like a moth to a flame. As the night progresses, they soon discover that once addicted to the light they vanish into thin air, as well as extraterrestrial forces that later threaten to swallow the entire human race.

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Roswell “among us”

7 Nov
ROSEWIL

ROSEWIL

Roswell is about teenage alien/human hybrids living in Roswell, New Mexico who attempted to survive as humans and hide their alien sides, while trying to learn more about their alien powers, as well as figuring out how to get home. Roswell intertwined romance and science fiction that always kept… More you guessing. BOOK SERIES:
The television show was based on the “Roswell High” series of books written by Melinda Metz. The books now carry on with stories after the TV series ended.

THEME SONG:
The theme song was Here With Me, performed by Dido.

FILMING LOCATION:
The series was filmed on location in West Covina, California, USA. Fans purchased the original location of the “Crashdown Cafe” and converted it into a real restaurant, later named “Citrus Grill”.

BROADCASTING:
The series first aired on the WB and then was moved to UPN for its final season

Living among the citizens of the infamous New Mexico city of Roswell are some who are not there by choice. They are there to follow a destiny given to them by the members of their dying race, a race that they are someday destined to save. This is the background behind the WB series “Roswell”. Max Evans, Isabel Evans and Michael Guerin are teenage humans with extraordinary gifts – gifts that are “not-of-this-earth”. They are human/alien hybrids, sent here to complete their destiny. Their counterparts have already perished in a war of attrition, thus one day, they will return to their home planet and save their race. Before a fateful day in 1999, the teens hid their gifts. The event that forever changed their lives was when Max healed Liz Parker (a classmate) after she was fatally shot in the stomach in a dispute between two customers at the restaurant where she waitresses. A close relationship then develops between Max and Liz. Central to the first season were the relationships between the hybrids and their human companions. That focus has shifted during the drama’s second season. “Roswell” is now distinctly a science-fiction show built on the relationships between humans and aliens

FRINGE

7 Nov
Fringe

FRINGE

When a commercial flight from Germany lands at Boston’s Logan Airport without a single passenger or crew member on board alive, FBI agent Olivia Dunham is assigned to the investigative team. When her partner and lover John Scott suffers severe chemical burns, she seeks help from Dr. Walter Bishop a one-time university professor who experimented in the same field but has now been institutionalized for 17 years. To get his cooperation however, she has to get Bishop’s son Peter’s cooperation as well. The information they gather leads to Massive Dynamics a huge multinational founded by someone who once shared laboratory space with Dr. Bishop. Agent Dunham also learns that what happened may have been part of a much larger pattern of strange phenomena.Since Bishop’s son Peter is the only person who can arrange a meeting, Olivia is forced to let him in on this mysterious situation.

Starring:
Anna Torv as Olivia Dunham
Joshua Jackson as Peter Bishop
John Noble as Walter Bishop
Lance Reddick as Phillip Broyles
Kirk Acevedo as Charlie Francis
Mark Valley as John Scott
Blair Brown as Nina Sharp
Jasika Nicole as Astrid Farnsworth

Fringe

Fringe

FBI agent Olivia Dunham and Peter Bishop are faced with a rapidly spreading unexplained phenomenon of the threatening kind. In an attempt to stop the spread, they enlist the assistance of Bishop’s estranged father, the institutionalized scientist Dr. Walter Bishop.

Dawson’s More Creek’s Joshua Jackson plays the role of Peter Bishop, a smart guy with many gambling debts. Anna Torv (The Secret Life of Us) plays Olivia Dunham, a young, tough FBI agent who has to confront an unexplained phenomenon. Also cast in the series are The Black Donnelly’s Kirk Acevedo and Boston Legal’s Mark Valley as FBI agents. The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King’s John Noble and The Wire’s Lance Reddick are also on the cast: Noble as Dr. Walter Bishop and Reddick as Phillip Broyles, a special agent for Homeland Security head of the Fringe division, that investigates terrorist and paranormal events. Alongside them are veteran actress Blair Brown and Take the Lead actress Jasika Nicole. Brown plays Nina Sharp, a veteran Chief Operating Officer of Massive Dynamic, a cutting-edge research company, while Nicole plays Astrid Farnsworth, a federal assistant.

Forever CHARMED

7 Nov
forever CHARMED

forever CHARMED

Three sisters – Prue, Piper and Phoebe Halliwell – reunite in their ancestral home, Halliwell Manor. When the youngest sister, Phoebe, ventures into the previously-locked attic, she recites a passage from an ancient book which unlocks their dormant powers to transform them into The Charmed Ones -… More the most powerful witches ever to exist. Now they must vanquish evil and save innocent lives while living their own lives as normal women in the real world. Life isn’t so easy when you’re Charmed.
Charmed is an American television series that ran for eight seasons on The WB. It was produced by Aaron Spelling and is about three sisters who are the world’s most powerful good witches, known throughout the supernatural community as “The Charmed Ones” but known to everyone else as the Halliwells. Each sister possesses unique magical powers that grow and evolve over the course of their lives. The Charmed Ones live together in a manor and use their supernatural abilities to battle the warlocks, demons and other evil forces that populate San Francisco, California, to protect the innocent and good magical beings.
In Season 4, half-sister (and half-Whitelighter) Paige replaces the dearly departed Prue in The Power of Three.
In season 8, a life-or-death decision forces the sisters to fake their deaths and take a young witch named Billie into their care to help them fight the evil forces that once threatened their existence so that they could maintain the ‘normal’ lives for which they had spent the last 7 years fighting to regain.
To keep them safe from harm, the Charmed ones bring the remaining innocents back to the manor. But little do they know the Source has returned and cast a spell turning every innocent in the entire city against them…Even as they fight to survive, the Charmed Ones learn that the source has planned his arrival at the perfect time to destroy the power of three once and for all

In January 2006, with the airing of “Payback’s a Witch”, Charmed became the longest running show with all-female leads, surpassing Laverne & Shirley.The series ended its run on May 21, 2006. The Charmed series finale, “Forever Charmed”, pulled in a season high of 4.49 million viewers.

the charmed

The first generation of Charmed Ones, from left to right: Piper (Holly Marie Combs), Prue (Shannen Doherty) and Phoebe (Alyssa Milano

The story Charmed began with the three Halliwell sisters — Prue, Piper and Phoebe — coming together six months after the death of their grandmother. Moving back into the family Manor in San Francisco, the youngest sister, Phoebe, discovered an old book — the Book of Shadows — in the attic. Reading an incantation from it, she unwittingly set in motion events that fulfilled an ancient prophecy. Strange and harrowing occurrences began which eventually led the sisters to realize that they are witches.

They discovered that not only do they possess supernatural powers,but they come from a long line of powerful witches. The first in the line, Melinda Warren, was burned at the stake in the Salem Witch Trials. However, before she died, Melinda prophesied that each coming generation of Warren (later Halliwell) witches would grow stronger and stronger, culminating in the arrival of three sisters — the strongest good witches the world had ever seen; the three sisters would form The Power of Three, the most powerful magical force ever.

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The second generation of Charmed Ones, from left to right: Piper (Holly Marie Combs), Phoebe (Alyssa Milano) and Paige (Rose McGowan

Prue Halliwell, the oldest sister, developed the power of telekinesis where she could move things with her mind, later gaining the power of astral projection, where she could essentially make a clone of herself appear wherever she desired. Piper, the middle child, was initially given the power to freeze “time” however she can only freeze molecules, she later develops the power to blow things up by speeding up molecules so they combust: molecular combustion. Phoebe, the youngest sister, had the original power of premonition, at first being able to see future events and later past events as well, and often is used to reveal the truth. She later obtained the power to levitate which let her defy gravity which was useful with her martial arts skills. Her empathic powers developed in later years where she could read the feelings and emotions of others. Phoebe could also affect the supernatural powers of other beings whose powers were tied to their emotions.

After the tragic death of Prue, it was revealed that the sisters had a younger half-sister named Paige, born to their mother Patty and Sam, her Whitelighter, a guardian angel for witches. As such a relationship was forbidden and unheard of at the time, the baby was given to a nun and later adopted by the Matthews family. Her birth parents requested only that her first name begin with ‘P’, to continue the tradition. From her whitelighter father, Paige inherited the power to “orb”. This also had an effect on the powers she inherited from Patty: instead of telekinesis, Paige is able to call for an object; the object in question will then either orb to her or to a location she directs with her thoughts or gestures. Though this power requires the use of verbal commands, she has been able to do so silently when in a state of enhanced power, and in a few other instances. This power is called telekinetic orbing. In Season 5 Paige revealed that she also has other whitelighter powers, such as shapeshifting. Halfway through Season 8, Paige developed more of her whitelighter side by being able to heal and locate charges by sensing them.

A central theme throughout the show’s run is the sisters’ struggle to balance normal lives with their supernatural responsibilities. The burden of keeping their destinies a secret from the outside world has repeatedly created tensions in their friendships, workplaces, and romantic relationships. Only a few knew their secret and helped them on a regular basis. The most important is Leo Wyatt, a Whitelighter assigned by the Elders to guide and protect the sisters. Leo means a great deal to the sisters both professionally and personally: he heals their wounds, advises them collectively and individually, and mediates between them and the enigmatic Elders. He also becomes the love of Piper’s life, her husband and father of her children. Others who have kept the Charmed Ones’ secret over the years include policemen Andy Trudeau and Darryl Morris, tormented half-demon Cole Turner, the mysterious time-traveler Chris Perry, the sisters Christy and Billie Jenkins, and Paige’s husband, Henry Mitchell.

MEDIUM of Allison Dubois

7 Nov
Medium

Medium

 

An everyday housewife and mother with the extraordinary gift of being able to see into the past, the present and the future assists the D.A.’s office with solving cases.

Starring:
Patricia Arquette as Allison Dubois
Jake Weber as Joe Dubois
Miguel Sandoval as D.A. Manuel Devalos
Sofia Vassilieva as Ariel Dubois
Maria Lark as Bridgette Dubois
David Cubitt as Detective Lee Scanlon

Trivia:
The show is based on the real experiences of psychic, Allison DuBois. Allison also serves as a consultant for the show.
Based on the life of real-life psychic, Allison DuBois, Medium allows us into the mind of this incredible woman and her journey into the “other side.”

Having the gift to communicate with dead people isn’t always easy. Allison (Patricia Arquette) is a regular wife and mother, trying to juggle a family, a career and an amazing gift. Learning to come to grips with this gift has taken a toll on Allison and her family – especially since Allison hasn’t learned how to control these communications.

When Allison proves her abilities to her boss, the D.A. (Miguel Sandoval), she is quietly put to work, helping to nab the criminals, free the innocent and track down missing victims. Allison’s work many times interferes with family, leaving her dedicated husband Joe (Jake Weber) to help care for their three girls.
Allison doesn’t go at her crime-solving alone. She receives a lot of support from her husband Joe, who was at first skeptical of her abilities, in part because he’s an aerospace engineer, but who now supports her and helps her out whenever he can. Joe and Allison must also raise their three daughters, while keeping them safe from possible dangers brought on by Allison’s abilities. Joe and Allison have discovered that Ariel, the eldest daughter, and Bridgette, the middle daughter, both have abilities like Allison, though their abilities don’t come into play as much as Allison’s do. Marie, the youngest daughter, is only a few years old, but she too has recently shown signs of special abilities.

Allison works at D.A. Manuel Devalos’ office, helping to solve crime and murder cases using her abilities. She often also works with Detective Lee Scanlon, whom she met last year and helped solve a crime he was personally involved in. Both D.A. Devalos and Det. Scanlon were at first very wary of Allison’s abilities, but they have come to trust her through the many crimes and murders she has helped them solve. The only catch is that Allison must keep her abilities secret because if they were revealed, the courts and authorities most likely wouldn’t take them as legitimate. As Allison gains the trust of D.A. Devalos and Det. Scanlon, she must continue to balance her supernatural life with her life at home, which she at times finds difficult, but manages to do with her husband Joe’s help and support.

As Allison and Joe’s daughters continue to grow, their psychic abilities show more and more development, keeping the DuBois’ home life busy and interesting. Through it all, Joe and Allison continue to balance their hectic home life with their professional lives — which seem to become more and more stressful as time goes on.
Will Allison finally learn to better control this incredible gift? Probably not anytime soon, but it certainly makes for great storytelling.

Ghost Whisperer

7 Nov

Ghost Whisperer

Ghost Whisperer

Ghost Whisperer

is an American television supernatural drama, which ran on CBS from September 23, 2005 to May 21, 2010.

The series follows the life of Melinda Gordon (Jennifer Love Hewitt), who has the ability to see and communicate with ghosts. While trying to live as normal a life as possible—she is married and owns an antique store—Melinda helps earthbound spirits resolve their problems and cross over into the Light, or the spirit world. Her tasks are difficult and at times she struggles with people who push her away and disbelieve her ability. In addition, the ghosts are mysterious and sometimes menacing in the beginning and Melinda must use the clues available to her to understand the spirit’s needs and help them.  The show was created by John Gray and was produced by Sander/Moses Productions, in association with ABC Studios and CBS Television Studios. On May 18, 2010,CBS cancelled the show after five seasons.

Melinda Gordon is a young woman from the fictional town of Grandview, New York who has the ability to see and communicate with the dead. Melinda lives with her husband Jim Clancy and son Aiden Lucas. She is the owner of an antique shop called “Same as it Never Was.” Ghosts seek Melinda’s help in relaying a message or completing a task that will put the spirit to rest, and allow them to cross over into The Light (which is possibly Heaven). Those who died with unfinished business become earth-bound and can not cross over, and Melinda, as their earthly representative, helps them to find peace. The show does not present the ghosts as having sinned; rather it is the spirits’ own guilt that condemns them, and their own fear of judgement that keeps them from “crossing over” into an afterlife.

The first season introduces Romano, a former cult leader from Europe who influenced his followers to commit a mass suicide in 1939. His own suicide transformed him into an earth-bound negative entity. Romano attempts to do the exact opposite of Melinda and gather earth-bound souls and prevent them from crossing over into The Light. Melinda and Romano struggle over the 300 souls of people who die in a airplane crash in Grandview. Melinda also suffers a huge personal loss at the end of the season as her best friend, Andrea (Aisha Tyler), dies when her car is caught in the path of the crashing plane.

In the second season, Melinda meets Delia Banks, her son Ned Banks, and Professor Rick Payne, all of whom, by season’s end, come to learn of Melinda’s ability, with varying reactions. Delia remains slightly skeptical. The second season revolves around the thinning veil between the living and the dead. Melinda meets Gabriel, who has similar abilities to hers. But Gabriel is working for the Shadows (as yet unnamed) and working to make sure that ghosts do not cross over into The Light, and in fact is working to block The Light from all ghosts.

In the third season, Melinda searches in her family history for answers as she gets closer and closer to learning the secret of her gift, her childhood, and her father. Melinda also finds out Gabriel is her half-brother. He is the son of Tom Gordon (Melinda’s father).

In the fourth season, Melinda meets Eli James after a fire at Rockland University and who, after his own near-death experience, develops the ability to listen to ghosts. Melinda says goodbye to her close friend Rick Payne, who leaves Grandview on a research trip for the university. In this season, Jim is shot and killed. He does not “cross over” because he does not want to leave Melinda, and his spirit later enters the body of a man who died in an accident. When the man regains consciousness, he has no memory of being Jim. Melinda works to get him to remember, and succeeds after much difficulty and skepticism on the part of her friends.

In the fifth season, we are introduced to Jim and Melinda’s son, Aiden Lucas. Melinda sometimes worries about her son, because he is destined to be more powerful than she is. He can see the “Shinies and the Shadows.” Melinda, Ned, and Eli, with the frequent help of Delia, work to keep the Book of Changes, a mystical object, safe from the Shadows.


List of Ghost Whisperer characters
 
Actor                                                              Role   

Jennifer Love Hewitt                                  Melinda Gordon   
David Conrad                                              Jim Clancy / Sam Lucas   
Aisha Tyler                                                      Andrea Marino   
Jay Mohr                                                         Rick Payne   
Camryn Manheim                                          Delia Banks   
Tyler Patrick Jones/Christoph Sanders    Ned Banks   
Jamie Kennedy                                               Eli James   
Connor Gibbs                                                  Aiden Lucas