Here’s the teaster trailer for the upcoming movie I am Number Four, based on the novel of the same name:
Returning for a second season, vampire Mitchell (Aidan Turner), werewolf George (Russell Tovey), and ghost Annie (Lenora Crichlow) face all new challenges in their hopes of leading normal human lives. Mitchell is dealing with the fallout of the vampire community left without its leader. And meanwhile, he begins a relationship with a new doctor with dark secrets of her own. George also finds a new girlfriend, but her daughter is wary of him. And Annie deals with constant changes and challenges to being non-corporeal.
This season ramps up the suspense and violence to a whole new level. The trio are faced with a new enemy this season: CenSSA, a religious organization headed by a man with a deeply-rooted vendetta. Mitchell takes a dark turn to his former blood-thirsty and violent self that I didn’t care for. It also didn’t make much sense when he drastically shifts mind-sets and moods without much provocation. Most of his decisions and actions this season seem severely out of character, even before he is betrayed. He never seemed to care much for the vampire community until they are left without a leader. Now, he cares more for them than humans. Despite this, the plot and pacing throughout the season is non-stop suspense, thrills and chills. While the viewer knows what’s going on most of the time, it’s fun to watch the mysteries unfold through the eyes of Mitchell, George, and Annie. And seen in blu-ray is all the more thrilling and captivating. Fans of the fantasy and horror genres should not miss this incredible series.
Chuck vs. The Cubic Z:
Guest stars Nicole Richie and Steve Austin are back – with a plan to take down Castle.
Week 3 on The Event
Not every truth will set you free.
Offering a Deal
President Martinez visits Sophia asking for answers.
Based on true events, the story follows Ray (Declan Donnelly) and Gary (Ant McPartlin) who are responsible for footage from a supposed alien autopsy from 1947 shown around the world. Ray claims to have seen and purchased the original footage from the 1947 Roswell alien autopsy. But the film has been so corrupted that Ray convinces his friends to help him “recreate” the footage to satisfy his loan shark. But things get out of hand when the Ray gets a taste of fame and fortune.
The outrageous farce incorporates plenty of humor and wit. Unfortunately, as an American, it’s very hard to understand a great deal of what the main actors, Donnelly and McPartlin, are saying because of their accent and unfamiliar vernacular. Yet the plot and pacing hold up and are easy to follow. Bill Pullman plays the director of the documentary, with too few scenes. Science fiction enthusiasts who remember the original Fact or Fiction with Jonathan Frakes will get a kick out of this retelling as a fictitious documentary. And even those unfamiliar with the story, should find the humor and outrageous events highly entertaining.
The following are the books, DVDs, and Blu-Rays I received in September for review and/or giveaways:
The Fellowship Of The Ring Blu-ray Edition
The Two Towers Blu-ray Edition
The Return Of The King Blu-ray Edition
Chuck: The Complete Third Season
Stardust Blu-Ray Edition
Fringe the Complete Second Season
Being Human the Complete Second Season
Wizards of the Coast:
Gauntlgrym: Neverwinter, Book I by R.A. Salvatore
Black Hole Sun by David Macinnis Gill
Father of Lies by Ann Turner
Entwined by Heather Dixon
Teeth: Vampire Tales by Ellen Datlow
Desires of the Dead by Kimberly Derting
Through Her Eyes by Jennifer Archer
Plague by Michael Grant
The Six Crowns: Trundle’s Quest by Allan Jones
Steel by Carrie Vaughn
Blood & Flowers by Penny Blubaugh
A Touch Mortal by Leah Clifford
Vampire Crush by A. M. Robinson
Emily the Strange: Dark Times by Rob Reger
Fallen Angel by Heather Terrell
Harper/ Harper Collins:
I Shall Wear Midnight by Terry Pratchett
The Invisible Order: Rise of the Darklings by Paul Crilley
Vordak the Incomprehensible: How to Grow Up and Rule the World by Vordak T. Incomprehensible
Trackers #1 by Patrick Carman
Night Shade Books:
The Zombies of Lake Woebegotten by Harrison Geillor
Trance by Linda Gerber
The Blending Time by Michael Kinch
Cider Mill Press:
The Zombie Night Before Christmas by Clement C. Moore and H. Parker Kelley
McElderry Books/ Simon & Schuster Teen:
Enchanted Ivy by Sarah Beth Durst
The Mermaid’s Mirror by L. K. Madigan
Hunger Games, by Suzanne Collins
Sixteen-year-old Katniss is a survivor. Katniss struggles to provide for her mother and young sister by hunting and gathering after her father dies. In a future where the US has fallen, the result of brutal wars has left 12 districts governed by cruel dictators. Each year the government chooses a boy and girl from each district to participate in the Hunger Games – a fight to the death, televised for all to see. The Hunger Games are a punishment on the districts for a long-ago uprising against the Capitol. This year, Katniss is shocked when her young sister’s name is chosen to participate from the lottery. So Katniss volunteers to take her place, along with Peeta – the son of the district’s baker. The two have little fighting skills compared to other districts’ participants who have been training their whole lives for this event.
Katniss is a completely engaging character. I usually can’t stand present tense narrative, but Collins’ writing pulled me in nonetheless. I was pulled in from the start, and couldn’t let go. It’s a story of love, friendship, surviving, violence, and death. The reader experiences everything that Katniss does, and experiences a full range of emotions. Collins’ characters are truly stunning.
This is an immensely popular trilogy, and I now know why. With an abundance of drama and suspense, this futuristic science fiction novel for young adults will appeal to readers young and old. It’s breathtaking and a fantastic adventure from beginning to end.