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harsens_rob
15 November 2018 @ 09:37 am
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Giles
(BTVS S11, Issue 4)

"Girl Blue" part IV

Story: Joss Whedon & Erika Alexander, Art: Jon Lam, Colors: Dan Jackson, Letters: Richard Starkings & [Comicraft's] Jimmy Betancourt
Cover: Steve Morris

Blurb: Rupert Giles is a Watcher, one of the few who guide the vampire Slayers in hunting and killing vampires and demons, and fighting against the forces of darkness. In the battle against Twilight, Giles was killed. But after a chaotic resurrection attempt, he was restored to life; however... instead of being returned to the world as a grown man[,] he is cursed to walk the earth as a teenager.

Recently, after a supernatural attack decimated San Francisco, the government has been cracking down on magical beings. Many, including Giles' friends, Buffy the Slayer, Wiccan Willow, and ensouled vampire Spike, have been sent to an internment camp called the "Safe Zone", while Giles was able to acquire a fake ID and - *sigh* - enroll in high school as a "normal" teenager.

At the new school investigating missing persons and a mysterious force, Giles has forged more than a partnership with the vampire Roux. Together they discovered Seed, a demon hired to drain the brains of the student body. But now, having learned more of Roux's story, Giles' investigation is far from over.





Rupert faces ending Seed and Roux.Collapse )

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harsens_rob
28 October 2018 @ 09:40 pm
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Giles
(BTVS, S11) Issue 03

"Girl Blue: You Can't Be Told" part III

Story: Joss Whedon, Erika Alexander; Art: Jon Lam; Colors: Dan Jackson; Letters: Richard Starkings & [Comicraft's] Jimmy Betancourt
Cover: Steve Morris





Blurb (partial): ... Upon hearing rumors of vampire killings, Giles has transferred to a new school to investigate. After tracking down a demon who's causing a campus-wide brain drain, he and his vampire partner/crush, Roux, have returned to the question of the missing teachers, Truman, and Blue, and Roux's connections to everything...


Page 01: We open in 1816 during a solar eclipse. We open on a plantation, in which we're in the midst of a slaughter. A man and two musclebound slaves have come to slaughter everyone in their path.
Rupert learns a lot more about who Roux was and is.Collapse )

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harsens_rob
26 October 2018 @ 04:04 pm
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Scene 40: As Katya takes a moment to orient herself, we hear the soft tics from her geiger counter.

She sets to work in the target zone, collecting samples for remote analysis onboard the lander. Her radiation levels are fluctuating, but remain in acceptable limits.
We confirm extraterrestrial life. But the knowledge doesn't come cheap.Collapse )
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harsens_rob
26 October 2018 @ 03:43 pm
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Europa Report
(2013)

Starring: Sharlto Copley, Michael Nyqvist, Christian Camargo
DIR: Sebastián Cordero

Blurb: An international crew of astronauts travel to Jupiter's moon, Europa on a mission of discovery. A mission that quickly runs into serious problems.

My Blurb: Okay. So... like many, I think, I've gotten really burned out on the "found footage" concept. It's gone from being innovating to being a cheap way to film people in a dark location screaming a lot when they're not busy being the world's most awful people. So, when I started this film with onboard camera footage, I immediately groaned in pain.

But, the film wasn't awful, hence my deciding to include a review...


Scene 01: We start the film with a mission briefing report on screen pointing out the plan behind the manned expedition we're about to follow.
Mankind's first landing on Europa isn't without heartbreak.Collapse )
TBC.

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harsens_rob
21 October 2018 @ 08:51 pm
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Giles
(BTVS, S11) Issue 02

"Girl Blue", part II

Story: Joss Whedon & Erika Alexander, Art: Jon Lam, Colors: Dan Jackson, Letters: Richard Starkings & [Comicraft's] Jimmy Betancourt
Cover: Steve Morris

Blurb: [Read the last long, long blurb. The only new part is...] Upon hearing rumors of vampire killings, Giles has transferred to a new school to investigate. He's butted heads with bullies, discovered a demon in the basement, witnessed a force mysterieuse acting on the students and teachers here, and is crushing on his new partner, a vampire named Roux.




Giles and Roux come face to face with the demon.Collapse )
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Current Mood: crankycranky
 
 
 
harsens_rob
19 October 2018 @ 02:05 pm
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Giles
(BTVS, S11), Issue 1

"Girl Blue"

Writers: Joss Whedon, Erika Alexander, Artwork: Jon Lam, Colors: Dan Jackson, Lettering: Richard Starkings & [Comicraft's] Jimmy Betancourt
Cover Art: Steve Morris





Blurb: (a long one...) Rupert Giles is a Watcher, one of the few who guide the vampire Slayers in hunting and killing vampires and demons, and fighting against the forces of darkness. In the battle against Twilight, Giles was killed. But after a chaotic resurrection attempt, he was restored to life; however... instead of being returned to the world as a grown man he is cursed to walk the earth as a teenager.

Recently, after a supernatural attack decimated San Francisco, the government has been cracking down on magical beings. Many, including Giles' friends, Buffy the Slayer, Wiccan Willow, and ensouled vampire Spike, have been sent to an internment camp called the "Safe Zone", while Giles was able to acquire a fake ID and - *sigh* - enroll in high school as a "normal" teenager.

If that wasn't difficult enough, while Buffy and her crew worked to save the world, Giles has some trouble of his own to handle... a girl... and so much more than that...
Um. Rough time staying interested.Collapse )
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harsens_rob
25 August 2018 @ 03:07 pm
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Penny Dreadful
Season 1, Ep 02

"Seance"

DIR: J.A. Bayona
Writers: John Logan





Blurb: Vanessa and Sir Malcolm go to a party at Mr. Lyle's in hopes that the eccentric will look further into the hierogryphics from within the autopsied vampire. But things take a strange twist when Vanessa participates in a seance.

In the meantime, Dr. Victor Frankenstein works with his creature, named Proteus.


SC 01: We open on a lady of the corner, shivering in the deep cold damp of London's night. She unwraps an apple from the newspaper it was wrapped in, to see the news story about Jack the Ripper - though we know it was not Jack who caused the recent deaths being attributed to him.

In the deep fog, she hears a loud clang and shivers in nerves, rather than the cold.
I'm left frightened for Vanessa and heart broken over Proteus.Collapse )
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Buffy the Vampire Slayer
Season 03, Episode 15

"Consequences"

DIR: Michael Gershman
Writer: Marti Noxon




Blurb: As detectives investigate the death of Deputy Mayor Finch, Faith's continued denial of any wrongdoing convinces Angel he must help her see the error of her ways.


SC 01: We open with the shot from underwater, with bubbles drifting past toward the surface above.

It is Buffy that is underwater, and she struggles to swim to the surface. But from below, Allan Finch grabs her ankle and tries to pull her back down into the depths.

The aftermath of Deputy Mayor Finch dying takes a toll on Buffy and Faith.Collapse )



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Scene 40: Smirky is still in her bedroom when she returns, though he has put on his pants. He complains that his ears popped from the vacuum she left behind when she rushed off to Steve [OH SHUT THE FUCK UP, RIGHT NOW, SMIRKY!].

She gives him the brush off after getting [barely] dressed.


How can the killer fish be stopped? And by which hero?Collapse )
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harsens_rob
26 July 2018 @ 05:52 pm
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Piranha Part II: The Spawning
(1981)

Starring: Tricia O'Neil, Steve Marachuk, Lance Henriksen, Ricky G. Paull
DIR: James Cameron, Ovidio G. Assonitis, Miller Drake





Blurb: Club Elysium may seem like paradise, but just offshore a new breed of terror has been unleashed, and no one is safe from its savage, insatiable hunger.

While investigating the mysterious death of a diver, scuba instructor Anne Kimbrough makes a horrific discovery. Piranha-like fish, with wings that enable them to fly, are responsible. As the body count rises, Anne desperately tries to convince the resort's manager to call off the annual fish fry on the beach -- but he's determined to give his guests the ultimate 'feeding frenzy'.

My Blurb: Y'know, I love a killer animal flick - truly. But I swear, if I run into another "we can't close the beach/woods/main street/tournament" because we need the "tourist dollars/ad revenue/prestige/new jobs", despite a rising gruesome death count, I'll literally scream.

If your blurb is basically, "This is Jaws. Replace our animal with a Great White. We have no imagination," then stop. Go back and do a re-think of the premise. Call a friend who usually has really clever ideas to pitch in.

(Also - 'interactive menus' & 'scene selections' are never a Special Feature/Bonus.)

Just when you thought one Jaws knockoff with piranha was enough....Collapse )

TBC


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