The Prophecy II
The Prophecy II is a fantasy horror film and the second installment in The Prophecy series. Christopher Walken reprises his role as the Archangel Gabriel and it was directed by Greg Spence and written by Spence and Matthew Greenberg. Lucifer ejects Gabriel from Hell, claiming the War of Heaven isnt his to fight and Hell isnt big enough for Gabriel, Gabriels new mission is to prevent the birth of a child, a nephilim, the offspring of an angel and a human. The coming of this child, said to precede reconciliation between the factions in heaven, has been prophesied by Thomas Daggett, now a monk. The childs conception takes place when Valerie, a nurse, is seduced by a stranger whom she hit with her car. She finds a few days that she is pregnant, Gabriel attempts to find the whereabouts of the child from Daggett, but kills him when he refuses to help. When Danyael kills members of Gabriels army of angels, Gabriel instead employs the assistance of a girl who has just committed suicide. Gabriel keeps her alive to help him in his search for Valerie, Gabriels war against Danyael and the other angels climaxes in a battle in Eden, now an industrial wasteland.
As punishment, Gabriel is turned into a human by Michael, Valerie raises the child by herself, accepting the risk that the angels may come for her. The film ends with Gabriel as a derelict, a face in the sky, in 1998, the Academy of Science Fiction and Horror Films rated the film as The Years Most Suspenseful Thriller, and Cinefantastique praised the film for being Intense…Action Packed. TV Guide rated it 1/5 stars and called it a dull, club wrote, While at times amusing, and far from unwatchable, The Prophecy IIs quirky strengths cant compensate for the fact that its about as frightening as your average episode of Psi Factor. Robert Sellers of the Radio Times rated it 2/5 stars and wrote, But where the original boasted some good, offbeat ideas, witney Seibold of CraveOnline wrote that the sequel suffers from overfamiliarity and thus becomes a pretty rote action thriller. Nicholas Sylvain of DVD Verdict wrote, If you arent a Walken fan, you have my sympathies, official website The Prophecy II at the Internet Movie Database The Prophecy II at Rotten Tomatoes
Dutch is a 1991 American road comedy-drama film directed by Peter Faiman and written by John Hughes. The original music score was composed by Alan Silvestri, the film stars Ethan Embry, Ed ONeill and JoBeth Williams with a cameo appearance by golfer great Arnold Palmer. O Neill and Embry would work together again over a decade in the 2003 version of the series Dragnet, Dutch Dooley attends a ritzy party with his girlfriend, Natalie Standish. He stands out terribly among the upper-class aristocrats – wearing a cheap suit, Natalies relaxed, less rigid personality does not fit with the rest of the patrons. Dutch meets Natalies snobbish, wealthy ex-husband Reed, who tells Natalie that he will have to break his Thanksgiving plans with their son Doyle for a business trip to London. He threatens to strip Natalies custody of Doyle if she gives Reed a hard time, Dutch overhears the conversation and threatens Reed with bodily harm should he hurt Natalie. Despite this, Dutch sees an opportunity to get to know Doyle and further his relationship with Natalie, so he offers to go to Georgia, upon arriving in Georgia, Dutch finds Doyle to be much like his father, snobbish and elitist.
He welcomes Dutch by throwing a book at his face and shooting him in the groin with a BB gun, Dutch ultimately hogties Doyle to a hockey stick and carries him to the car to start on the drive back home. The trip entails several mishaps, A fireworks show Dutch gives Doyle in an attempt to make Doyle warm up to him goes awry when one lit rocket lands in the bag and sets off all the fireworks at once. Later, Dutch throws Doyle out of the car and makes him walk to the motel by himself. They hitch a ride with two prostitutes who steal their luggage and leave them stranded with no money, Doyle calls his father, whom he discovers has lied about his trip to London, he instead spent the holidays with a girlfriend. Stunned by his fathers betrayal, and wounded by Dutchs accusation that he hates his mother, Dutch initially gives up and wants to call Natalie for assistance, but Doyle refuses and insists on getting home on their own. The two enter a restaurant, where they meet a couple who takes them to a homeless shelter in Hammond, Indiana.
At the shelter, Doyle grows fond of a young girl, while getting to know them, he finally realizes that he has been neglecting his mother and indeed wants to be with her for the holidays. The next day, the family drives Dutch and Doyle to Natalies home, Doyle shares an emotional embrace with his mother and reveals to Reed that he knows the truth about his trip to London. Doyle decides to stay with his mother instead of going with Reed for Thanksgiving, an angry Reed evicts Natalie from the house, which he owns. Dutch follows Reed outside as he departs and makes good on his promise to hurt Reed and he demands that Reed show more respect to Natalie and become a better father to Doyle, to which a dazed Reed agrees. The film ends with Natalie and Doyle at the table about to begin the Thanksgiving feast
They (2002 film)
They is a 2002 American supernatural horror film directed by Robert Harmon. The film was produced by Ted Field, Tom Engleman, the film stars Laura Regan, Ethan Embry, Dagmara Dominczyk, Jay Brazeau, and Marc Blucas. The title is a reference to the fact that the creatures are referred to as They as their origins are ambiguous. The film was a box office bomb and had lukewarm reviews from critics, in 1983, a young boy named Billy Parks is frightened and has difficulty falling asleep after waking up from a nightmare. His mother Mary Parks comes in to him and assures him the monster he thinks is in the closet is imaginary. As he tries to fall asleep again he sees an apparition in his closet staring at him and pulls the covers on top of himself. As he peeks outside the covers he is captured and spirited away by the mysterious apparition, in present day 2002, the plot focuses on the story of a Psychology grad student named Julia Lund and the events that turned her life upside down. As a child she experienced horrifying night terrors that manifested after witnessing her father commit suicide and she reunites with a childhood friend, a now grown-up Billy.
In the diner Billy is constantly startled by the lights as he is now deathly afraid of the dark. He tells her that he believes their night terrors are caused by something otherworldly as he was kidnapped by mysterious creatures as a child and he warns her to stay out of the dark, before suddenly committing suicide. Julia stays over at her paramedic boyfriend Paul Loomis apartment for comfort, as Julia is sleeping she is awakened by the ringing of Pauls phone and answers, but with no response. Julia hears the running and investigates but finds no one inside. A mysterious black fluid erupts from the drain and frightens Julia who opens the bathroom mirror shelf to find an alternate dimension inside with mysterious creatures. Paul hears her screams and comes to check on her only for Julia to viciously assault him until she realizes it is him, Paul brings up the possibility that she might have been sleepwalking since she does not appear to remember what happened. Offended by Sams careless comment Julia walks away and visits Billys childhood room and discovers his drawer filled with Energizer, as Julia is driving in the middle of nowhere her radio starts to malfunction and an unknown creature sprints across the windshield as the car mysteriously stops.
As she is attempting to fix the problem she notices a mysterious creature in the nearby lake. Nervous, she manages to fix the car issue and as she is attempting to start the car she is startled by a vision of Billy, Julia visits Pauls apartment for comfort only to discover him drunk with his friends Troy and Darren. At Terry and Sams apartment the remaining trio study Billys diary to learn of his experiences and Sam ask Julia if she has experienced any return of the night terrors, which Julia denies
Huntington Beach, California
Huntington Beach is a seaside city in Orange County in Southern California. The city is named after American businessman Henry E. Huntington, the population was 189,992 during the 2010 census, making it the most populous beach city in Orange County and the seventh most populous city in the Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim MSA. Its estimated 2014 population was 200,809, Huntington Beach is known for its long 9. 5-mile stretch of sandy beach, mild climate, excellent surfing, and beach culture. The ocean waves are enhanced by an effect caused by the edge-diffraction of open ocean swells around Santa Catalina Island. The area was occupied by the Tongva people. The main thoroughfare of Huntington Beach, Beach Boulevard, was originally a cattle route for the industry of the Rancho. Since its time as a parcel of the enormous Spanish land grant, it became known as Fairview and Pacific City, as it developed into a tourist destination. The Huntington Beach pier was built in 1904 and was originally a 1,000 foot-long timber structure, Huntington Beach was incorporated on February 17,1909 during the tenure of its first mayor, Ed Manning.
Its original developer was Huntington Beach Company, a development firm owned by Henry Huntington. The Huntington Beach Company is still a major land-owner in the city, the company is now wholly owned by the Chevron Corporation. The lucky buyers got more than they had bargained for when oil was discovered in the area, and enormous development of the oil reserves followed. Though many of the old reserves are depleted, and the price of land for housing has pushed many of the rigs off the landscape, Huntington Beach was primarily agricultural in its early years with crops such as celery and sugar beets. Holly Sugar was an employer with a large processing plant in the city that was converted to an oil refinery. The citys first high school, Huntington Beach High School, located on Main Street, was built in 1906, the schools team, the Oilers, is named after the citys original natural resource. Meadowlark Airport, a general aviation airport, existed in Huntington Beach from the 1940s until 1989. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has an area of 31.9 square miles.
26.7 sq mi of it is land and 5.1 sq mi of it is water, the entire city of Huntington Beach lies in area codes 657 and 714, except for small parts of Huntington Harbour, which is in the 562 Area Code. Huntington Beach has a borderline semi-arid/Mediterranean climate, the climate is generally sunny and cool, although evenings can be excessively damp
The plot follows two strangers who must go on the run together after receiving a mysterious phone call from an unknown woman who is using technology to track them. The film was released in theaters and IMAX theaters on September 26,2008. Jerry Shaw is a Stanford University dropout who learns his identical twin brother Ethan, following the funeral, Jerry is surprised to find $751,000 in his bank account. Later he finds his Chicago apartment filled with weapons, ammonium nitrate, classified DOD documents and he receives a phone call from a woman who warns that the FBI is about to arrest him and he needs to run. Disbelieving, Jerry is caught by the FBI and interrogated by Supervising Agent Tom Morgan, while Morgan confers with Air Force OSI Special Agent Zoe Pérez, the woman on the phone arranges for Jerrys escape and directs him to Rachel Holloman, a single mother. The woman on the phone is coercing Rachel by threatening her son Sam, the woman on the phone helps the two avoid the Chicago police and FBI, using an ability to control networked devices, including traffic lights, mobile phones, automated cranes, and even power lines.
Meanwhile, the woman on the phone redirects a crystal of powerful DOD explosive—hexamethylene—to a gemcutter, another man steals Sams trumpet in Chicago and fits the crystals sonic trigger into the tubing, before forwarding it to Sam in Washington, D. C. Agent Perez is summoned by Secretary of Defense George Callister to be read into Ethans job at the Pentagon, Ethan monitored the DODs top secret intelligence-gathering supercomputer, the Autonomous Reconnaissance Intelligence Integration Analyst. Callister leaves Perez with Major William Bowman and ARIIA to investigate Ethan Shaws death and Bowman find evidence that Ethan Shaw hid in ARIIAs chamber, and leave to brief Callister. Afterwards, ARIIA smuggles Jerry and Rachel into her observation theater under the Pentagon, one of ARIIAs agents extracts Rachel from the Pentagon and gives her a dress and the explosive necklace to wear to the SOTU. Sams school band has redirected to the United States Capitol to play for the president, bringing the trigger in Sams trumpet.
Jerry is recaptured by Agent Morgan, who has become convinced of Jerrys innocence, Morgan sacrifices himself to stop an armed MQ-9 Reaper sent by ARIIA, but first gives Jerry his weapon and ID with which to gain entrance to the Capitol. Arriving in the House Chamber, Jerry fires the handgun in the air to disrupt the concert before being shot, shia LaBeouf as Jerry Shaw and Ethan Shaw, twin brothers. Michelle Monaghan as Rachel Holloman, a woman who is being coerced by ARIIA, julianne Moore as the voice of the super computer ARIIA, aka the unknown woman. Rosario Dawson as Zoë Perez, an Air Force Office of Special Investigations Agent, michael Chiklis as George Callister, the US Secretary of Defense. Anthony Mackie as Major William Bowman Ethan Embry as Toby Grant, billy Bob Thornton as Tom Morgan, an FBI agent. Anthony Azizi as Ranim Khalid Cameron Boyce as Sam Holloman, Rachels son, screenwriter Dan McDermott wrote the original script for Eagle Eye based on an idea by Steven Spielberg who had been inspired by Isaac Asimovs short story All the Troubles of the World.
The studio DreamWorks bought McDermotts script and set up the project to potentially be directed by Spielberg, when the director became busy with Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, he dropped out of the project
Once Upon a Time (TV series)
Once Upon a Time is an American fairy tale television series that premiered on October 23,2011, on ABC. It follows the heroine Emma Swan as she protects the town and its inhabitants from various curses and villains, Most episodes involve flashbacks telling its numerous characters stories. The show airs Sundays at 8,00 pm ET/7,00 pm CT and it borrows elements and characters from the Disney-franchise and popular Western literature and fairy tales. Once Upon a Time was created by Lost and Tron, Legacy writers Edward Kitsis, a spin-off series, Once Upon a Time in Wonderland, consisting of 13 episodes, premiered on October 10,2013, and concluded on April 3,2014. On March 3,2016, ABC renewed the series for a sixth season, the residents of Storybrooke, where Regina is its mayor, have lived an unchanging existence for 28 years, unaware of their own lack of aging. As such, she is the person who can break the curse. Henry is the son of Regina, providing a source of both conflict and common interest between the two women.
The other, set in the present day, follows a pattern with a different outcome. The first season premiered on October 23,2011, the Evil Queen interrupts the wedding of Snow White and Prince Charming to announce that she will cast a curse on everyone that will leave her with the only happy ending. The majority of the fairy characters are transported to the town of Storybrooke, Maine. The second season premiered on September 30,2012, despite Emma having broken the curse, the characters are not returned to the fairy tale world, and must deal with their own dual identities. With the introduction of magic into Storybrooke by Mr, the third season premiered on September 29,2013. It was split into two volumes, with the first eleven episodes running from September to December 2013, and the half from March to May 2014. In the first volume, the characters travel to Neverland to rescue Henry. Their increasing power struggle with Pan continues in Storybrooke, which results in the complete reversal of the original curse.
All the characters are returned to their worlds, leaving Emma. Once again, Emma is needed to save her family, the fourth season premiered on September 28,2014. It was split into two volumes, with the first eleven episodes running from September to December 2014, and the half from March to May 2015
Dorothy and the Witches of Oz
Dorothy and the Witches of Oz is a 2012 film directed by Leigh Scott, based on the novels The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, Ozma of Oz, The Road to Oz and The Magic of Oz by L. Frank Baum. The film stars Paulie Redding, Billy Boyd, Eliza Swenson, Mia Sara, Lance Henriksen, a longer version of the film was originally released as a TV miniseries in 2011 called The Witches of Oz, distributed by MarVista Entertainment. The miniseries was over a longer and had earlier versions of the special effects. The miniseries was released in 2011 in Europe, though its United Kingdom premiere wasnt until July 5,2012 on the Sci-Fi Channel. Development of the miniseries/film began while director Leigh Scott was making films for The Asylum. Production began in December 2009 and filming took place throughout Connecticut, an adult Dorothy Gale is now a successful childrens book author and has moved from Kansas to present day New York City. Dorothy quickly learns that her books are based on repressed childhood memories. When the Wicked Witch of the West shows up in Times Square, Paulie Redding as Dorothy Gale, a successful childrens book author from Kansas.
Eliza Swenson as Billie Westbrook, Dorothys agent and friend, who is the Earth-based form of the Wicked Witch of the West, Billy Boyd as Nick Chopper, Dorothys boyfriend. Christopher Lloyd as the Wizard of Oz, the ruler of the Emerald City, ari Zagaris as Allen Denslow, the illustrator of Dorothys books, who is the Earth-based form of Scarecrow. Ross Edgar as Rick, a man who appears in the original version of the film. Jordan Turnage as Tin Woodman, the form of Rick. Barry Ratcliffe as Bryan Jennings, Dorothys lawyer, who is the Earth-based form of Cowardly Lion, Mia Sara as Princess Langwidere, a witch who is an ally to the Wicked Witch of the West and has many heads that she changes. Sasha Jackson as Ilsa Lang, a popular Hollywood actress who is one of the different heads of Princess Langwidere. Jessica Sonneborn as Ev Locast, one of Princess Langwideres thirty-one different heads, elizabeth Masucci as Jennifer Mombi, a New York citizen whose head is claimed by Princess Langwidere. Sean Astin as Frack Muckadoo, a servant of Princess Langwidere, ethan Embry as Frick Muckadoo, a servant of Princess Langwidere.
Lance Henriksen as Henry Gale, Dorothys old-fashioned uncle who lives in rural Kansas, jeffrey Combs as Frank, the author of the original Oz books and Dorothys real father. His full name is L. Frank Baum, noel Thurman as Glinda, the Good Witch of the South and ruler of the Quadling Country
Brotherhood (U.S. TV series)
The show was not renewed after its third season, which Showtime confirmed was the last. The series was produced and almost entirely written by Masters and Henry Bromell and it was filmed on location in Providence, Rhode Island. The show won a Peabody Award, Brotherhood was created by New England native Blake Masters. Prior to creating the series, Masters made a living selling screenplays to studios, however. Stephen told Masters and his agent Brant Rose that it would work better as a series, Masters agreed to adapt it into a television series, reasoning that the dynamic between the brothers was sustainable and compelling. Stephen brought Masters to present the idea to premium cable network Showtime, after the pilot had been shot, it was shown to the Showtime executives, who ordered an entire season. Because of Masters inexperience in producing television, Showtime executives asked him to someone to help him spearhead the project. Masters, a fan of Homicide, Life on the Street, suggested Henry Bromell, a meeting was arranged between Masters and Bromell through Showtime.
Bromell was impressed with the pilot and accepted Masters offer to join the production crew, executive producers Masters and Bromell served as showrunners and head writers during the production of the shows three seasons. The pilot episode, Mark 8,36, was directed by Australian director Phillip Noyce, Noyce directed the second season premiere. Veteran television director Ed Bianchi directed seven episodes of the show, including the first and second season finales, other recurring directors include Nick Gomez, who directed three episodes, and Steve Shill, Alik Sakharov and Brian Kirk who directed two episodes each. Jean de Segonzac, Leslie Libman, Thomas Carter, Michael Corrente, Seith Mann and Bromell have directed the series, with Bromell having directed three episode and Masters two. The series was filmed largely on location in Providence, Rhode Island, after Elizabeth Guber Stephen was told they couldn’t shoot in Boston due to budget, Stephen worked out a deal with the Rhode Island Film Office to work within the network budget.
Stephen and her team helped write the tax incentive legislation for film, the Providence Journal editorialized on the production as follows, The production of Showtimes The Brotherhood has enlivened Providence streets on and off for months. Movies mean money, and film festivals lubricate our celloid culture in preparation for more, some scenes were filmed at the Olneyville New York System Restaurant in Providence. In May 2007 the shows camera crews went to Woonsocket, Rhode Island, to various street scenes. Thanks to events in the first season, Moe holds a grudge against Michael that persists through the whole series. Speaker Damien Di Paola as Paul Carvalho Georgia Lyman as Cassie Giggs, upon returning he begins to re-assume his old criminal business alongside his friend Pete McConagle
Showtime (TV network)
The Showtime brand is used by a number of channels and platforms around the world, but primarily refers to the group of eight multiplex channels in the United States. As of July 2015, Showtimes programming is available to approximately 28.693 million television households in the United States, the channel and its corresponding networks are headquartered at Paramount Plaza on the northern end of New York Citys Broadway district. The following week on July 8, Showtime launched on Viacom Cablevisions system in Dublin, the first program and television special to be broadcast on Showtime was Celebration, a concert special featuring performances by Rod Stewart, Pink Floyd and ABBA. By the end of its first year on the air, Showtime had a total of 55,000 subscribers nationwide. On March 7,1978, Showtime became a nationally distributed service after it was uplinked to satellite, turning it into a competitor with HBO, in 1979, Viacom sold a 50% ownership interest in Showtime to the TelePrompTer Corporation.
On July 4,1981, Showtime adopted a 24-hour programming schedule,1982 saw the premiere of Showtimes first made-for-cable movie Falcons Gold and its first original series and childrens program Faerie Tale Theatre. The three companies announced their agreement in principle to acquire interests in TMC on November 11,1982. Subsequently, in late December of that year, the U. S. Department of Justice launched a preliminary inquiry into the proposed partnership. On January 7,1983, Viacom International added itself as a partner, under the revised proposal, the four studios would each own a 22. 58% stake in the two networks, with American Express owning a 9. 68% minority interest. In addition, the consortium would appoint a management team separate from those employed by the two channels – which would continue to operate as separate services – to operate the joint venture, on August 10,1985, after Time Inc. and cable provider Tele-Communications Inc. The subsidiary was renamed Showtime Networks, Inc. in 1988, in 1988, the company formed Showtime Event Television as a pay-per-view distributor of special event programming.
In 1990, Showtime ventured into acquiring and premiering independent films exclusively for the channel as part of the 30-Minute Movie short film anthology series. One of its first premieres,12,01 PM, was nominated for an Academy Award, in the years that followed, Showtime expanded its acquisitions into the realm of feature-length fare, including the Adrian Lyne-directed 1997 remake of Lolita. In 2000, Showtime launched Showtime Interactive 24.7, a service that provided DVD-style interaction of its entertainment offerings. On June 14,2005, Viacom decided to separate itself into two companies, both of which would be controlled by Viacom parent National Amusements, amid stagnation of the stock price. A new company assumed the Viacom name kept Paramount Pictures, the MTV Networks and BET Networks cable divisions. Showtime broadcasts its primary and multiplex channels on both Eastern and Pacific Time Zone schedules and this planned extension to the multiplex did not come to fruition – although a third multiplex service, Showtime 3, would make its debut in 1996.
Three additional themed channels made their debut in March 2001, Showtime Family Zone, Showtime Next, Showtime Family Zone, Showtime Next and Showtime Women do not have distribution by most pay television providers as extensive as the other Showtime multiplex channels
Grace and Frankie
Grace and Frankie is an American comedy-drama web television series that originally streamed on Netflix on May 8,2015. The series was created by Marta Kauffman and Howard J. Sam Waterston, Martin Sheen, Brooklyn Decker, Ethan Embry, June Diane Raphael, on May 26,2015, Netflix renewed the series for a second season which premiered on May 6,2016. On December 10,2016, Netflix renewed the series for a season which premiered on March 24,2017. The series follows Grace, a retired cosmetics mogul, and Frankie and Frankies lives are turned upside down when Robert and Sol announce that they are in love with each other and are leaving their wives. Now, the women, who have never liked each other, are forced to live together. Mary Kay Place as Amanda, one of Frankie and Sols oldest friends, joe Morton as Jason, one of Frankie and Sols oldest friends. Christine Lahti as Lydia Foster, Roberts sister and a friend of Grace. Timothy V. Murphy as Byron, one of Frankies ex-convict students, corbin Bernsen as Dr. Paul Mason, Graces doctor and her love interest.
Craig T. Nelson as Guy, Roberts adventurous college friend, nicholas DAgosto as Dutch, Briannas love interest. Ernie Hudson as Jacob, Frankies love interest, Peter Cambor as Barry, Briannas love interest. Tim Bagley as Peter, one of Robert and Sols friends, michael Gross as Jeff, one of Robert and Sols friends. Rita Moreno as Lucy and Sols neighbor, jai Rodriguez as Jojo, Roberts hospital nurse. Conchata Ferrell as Grandma Jean, Mallorys mother in law, Sam Elliott as Phil Milstein, Graces love interest. Swoosie Kurtz as Janet, one of Graces close friends, marsha Mason as Arlene, one of Graces close friends. Brian Benben as Charlie, Graces Internet date, carrie Preston as Krystle, Coyotes birth mother. Estelle Parsons as Babe, an old friend of both Grace and Frankie, amy Madigan as Elaine Milstein, Phils wife. Millicent Martin as Joan Margaret, Sols very wise receptionist, Peter Gallagher as the head of OmniTech Ed Begley Jr. Casting announcements began in June 2014, with Martin Sheen cast in the role of Robert, the following month, Sam Waterston was cast in the role of Sol, Frankies husband