All She Ever Wanted
All She Ever Wanted is a 1996 television drama film directed by Michael Scott. It stars Marcia Cross as a young wife desperate for a child but cannot risk being pregnant because of the medication she must take to control her bi-polar disorder. Marcia Cross as Rachel Stockman James Marshall as Tom Stockman Leila Kenzle as Jessie Frank Bruce Kirby Carrie Snodgress as Alma Winchester CCH Pounder as Dr. Marilyn Tower Tom Nowicki as Wesley Knight Richard K. Olsen as Judge Atwater Larry Black as Mr. Kelly Howard Kingkade as Dr. Danzer Ralph Wilcox as Hospital Security Guard Robert Catrini as Hospital Orderly Robby Preddy as Amy Nancy McLoughlin as Nurse Green Patricia Clay as Clara Fox
Unlimited Saga is a role-playing video game developed and published by Square for the PlayStation 2 as the ninth game in their SaGa series. It was June 2003 in North America by Square. In Europe, it was released on October 2003 by Atari; the game was designed by series veteran Akitoshi Kawazu, given a byline on the cover of the game's packaging, with music composed by Masashi Hamauzu who had provided the soundtrack for the game's predecessor, SaGa Frontier 2. A special limited collector's edition was made available in Japan and was released alongside the regular edition. Set in a fantasy world, the game follows the exploits of seven adventurers as they travel the world in search of the Seven Wonders, mysterious artifacts left behind by an ancient civilization that are said to bring about a new golden age of peace and prosperity when found. Taking a departure from previous games in the series, Unlimited Saga is structured more like a board game than a traditional role-playing endeavor, with randomized features such as the roulette-like "Reel System" and hidden traps to hinder a player's progress.
Unlimited Saga was a commercial success. While the game was well received in Japan, it was panned by critics in North America and Europe for its unorthodox gameplay and high difficulty. Players must navigate their characters through a number of environments while completing story-based objectives in order to advance the plot. Players can assume the role of one of seven characters, each with their own strengths and back stories, become involved in the narrative by interacting with non-player characters and exploring dangerous areas. During the game, players will explore towns which can be used to gather information and purchase goods to aid them on their journey before setting off for the wilds. Unlike previous SaGa series games, rather than roaming through dungeons and other environments, the game is structured like a board game, referred to as the "Map Movement System", where players must move space by space to reach the end. On some spaces, the player may encounter objects such traps or locked doors that can be overcome by using the "Reel System", a device resembling a roulette wheel that may result in a good or bad outcome.
While navigating the game board, the player will encounter enemy monsters that must be defeated in order to advance. Combat in Unlimited Saga takes place using a turn-based system where the player must input commands for each character individually, which are carried out in order in accordance with their "speed" statistic. Parties can consist of up to five characters who are recruited either automatically as part of the story, or once a player has completed certain objectives. After selecting a specific attack to use each round, the player must utilize the Reel System to randomly decide whether the action will take place. Depending on what icon the Reel lands on, an attack may land as intended, deal increased damage, or fail completely. While characters will have only a normal attack, they will randomly learn new combat skills based on their equipped weapon by continually attacking enemies, thus adding them to the Reel for a chance to use them in future battles. Any character may equip up to two different kinds of weapons, which have their own set of skills to learn.
Players have the option to use multiple Reels instead of just one for a combo attack each round, allowing more than one character to attack an enemy at the same time. By winning battles, characters gain increased statistics that allow them to battle progressively more difficult enemies. A god has awoken with the power of the "Seven Wonders of Lore", has proclaimed a new golden age, seven heroes set out to find out what this will mean. Laura – Voiced by: Kelli Cousins – A former pirate who finds herself embroiled in a young prince's troubles. Judy – Voiced by: Hilary Haag – A young witch whose goal is to save her grandfather, trapped in a mirror. Ventus – Voiced by: Chris Patton – A courier whose goal is to avenge his brother's death. Called Vent in Japanese. Mythe – Voiced by: Vic Mignogna – An inventor searching for a mysterious silver-haired girl. Kurt – Voiced by: James Marshall – A noble who intends to find out the origin of his cursed gauntlet. Called Cash in Japanese. Ruby – Voiced by: Jessica Boone – A fake fortune teller who travels the world visiting various ancient ruins.
Armic – Voiced by: Tiffany Grant – A member of the Chapa tribe sent out to find items needed for a rain making ceremony. Basil Galeos – Voiced by: Rob Mungle – One of the main antagonists of the game, he is lord of the House of Galeos and servant to the Escata Royal Family. Jeanne Maure – Voiced by: Kira Maltezos – A temple knight of the Temple Guards. Maire – Voiced by: Monica Rial – A sister to both Judy and Roy and like the other people in their family is gifted with good magic. Rebecca – Voiced by: Marcie Corder – The daughter of Josef and mother to Judy and Roy, wife to Thomas. Tiffion – Voiced by: Shelley Calene-Black – She's an ex-Carrier with a mysterious past and unknown link to Ventus' deceased brother Briza Unlimited SaGa was developed by Square, which handled development for multiple role-playing series including SaGa and Final Fantasy. Directed and produced by Akitoshi Kawazu, the creator of the SaGa series; the character designs and art direction were done by Yusuke Naora, the art director of Final Fantasy X.
For the graphics, Square partnered with Adobe Systems to create "Sketch Motion" during battles. Using programs such as Photoshop and After Effects, hand-drawn 2D designs were combined with 3D models to create a unique h
A video game is an electronic game that involves interaction with a user interface to generate visual feedback on a two- or three-dimensional video display device such as a TV screen, virtual reality headset or computer monitor. Since the 1980s, video games have become an important part of the entertainment industry, whether they are a form of art is a matter of dispute; the electronic systems used to play video games are called platforms. Video games are developed and released for one or several platforms and may not be available on others. Specialized platforms such as arcade games, which present the game in a large coin-operated chassis, were common in the 1980s in video arcades, but declined in popularity as other, more affordable platforms became available; these include dedicated devices such as video game consoles, as well as general-purpose computers like a laptop, desktop or handheld computing devices. The input device used for games, the game controller, varies across platforms. Common controllers include gamepads, mouse devices, the touchscreens of mobile devices, or a person's body, using a Kinect sensor.
Players view the game on a display device such as a television or computer monitor or sometimes on virtual reality head-mounted display goggles. There are game sound effects and voice actor lines which come from loudspeakers or headphones; some games in the 2000s include haptic, vibration-creating effects, force feedback peripherals and virtual reality headsets. In the 2010s, the commercial importance of the video game industry is increasing; the emerging Asian markets and mobile games on smartphones in particular are driving the growth of the industry. As of 2015, video games generated sales of US$74 billion annually worldwide, were the third-largest segment in the U. S. entertainment market, behind broadcast and cable TV. Early games used interactive electronic devices with various display formats; the earliest example is from 1947—a "Cathode ray tube Amusement Device" was filed for a patent on 25 January 1947, by Thomas T. Goldsmith Jr. and Estle Ray Mann, issued on 14 December 1948, as U. S.
Patent 2455992. Inspired by radar display technology, it consisted of an analog device that allowed a user to control a vector-drawn dot on the screen to simulate a missile being fired at targets, which were drawings fixed to the screen. Other early examples include: The Nimrod computer at the 1951 Festival of Britain; each game used different means of display: NIMROD used a panel of lights to play the game of Nim, OXO used a graphical display to play tic-tac-toe Tennis for Two used an oscilloscope to display a side view of a tennis court, Spacewar! used the DEC PDP-1's vector display to have two spaceships battle each other. In 1971, Computer Space, created by Nolan Bushnell and Ted Dabney, was the first commercially sold, coin-operated video game, it used a black-and-white television for its display, the computer system was made of 74 series TTL chips. The game was featured in the 1973 science fiction film Soylent Green. Computer Space was followed in 1972 by the first home console. Modeled after a late 1960s prototype console developed by Ralph H. Baer called the "Brown Box", it used a standard television.
These were followed by two versions of Atari's Pong. The commercial success of Pong led numerous other companies to develop Pong clones and their own systems, spawning the video game industry. A flood of Pong clones led to the video game crash of 1977, which came to an end with the mainstream success of Taito's 1978 shooter game Space Invaders, marking the beginning of the golden age of arcade video games and inspiring dozens of manufacturers to enter the market; the game inspired arcade machines to become prevalent in mainstream locations such as shopping malls, traditional storefronts and convenience stores. The game became the subject of numerous articles and stories on television and in newspapers and magazines, establishing video gaming as a growing mainstream hobby. Space Invaders was soon licensed for the Atari VCS, becoming the first "killer app" and quadrupling the console's sales; this helped Atari recover from their earlier losses, in turn the Atari VCS revived the home video game market during the second generation of consoles, up until the North American video game crash of 1983.
The home video game industry was revitalized shortly afterwards by the widespread success of the Nintendo Entertainment System, which marked a shift in the dominance of the video game industry from the United States to Japan during the third generation of consoles. A number of video game developers emerged in Britain in the early 1980s; the term "platform" refers to the specific combination of electronic components or computer hardware which, in conjunction with software, allows a video game to operate. The term "system" is commonly used; the distinctions below are not always clear and there may be games that bridge one or more platforms. In addition to laptop/desktop computers and mobile devices, there are other devices which have the ability to play games but are not video game machines, such as PDAs and graphing calculators. In common use a "PC game" refers to a form of media that involves a player interacting with a personal computer conne
Esai Manuel Morales, Jr. is an American actor. He played Bob Valenzuela in the 1987 biopic La Bamba, he appeared in the PBS drama American Family and in the Showtime series Resurrection Blvd. He is best known for his roles as Lt. Tony Rodriguez on NYPD Blue, Joseph Adama in the science fiction television series Caprica, Camino del Rio in the Netflix original series Ozark. Of Puerto Rican descent, Morales was born in Brooklyn, New York, to Esai Morales, Sr. a welder, Iris Margarita, a union activist involved with the International Ladies' Garment Workers' Union. Morales began his pursuit of an acting career by attending the School of Performing Arts in Manhattan, his first professional performances were in television in New York. His first film was Bad Boys, about rival teenagers sentenced to a juvenile correction facility. Morales appeared in a 1985 episode of the TV series Fame, he co-starred with Burt Lancaster in the 1986 NBC miniseries On Wings of Eagles, playing the Iranian Rashid, the hero of a true story about Ross Perot.
Morales appeared in Miami Vice, The Equalizer, 24. He played Bob Valenzuela, the real-life ex-convict and biker half-brother of 1950s rock and roll singer Ritchie Valens, in La Bamba, he played Nicholas Walker in Ultraviolet Some of his other roles have reflected his socio-political interests, such as The Burning Season in 1994, My Family/Mi Familia in 1995, The Disappearance of Garcia Lorca and Southern Cross. In the latter three films, as well as in others such as Bloodhounds of Broadway and Rapa Nui, Morales saw increased amounts of screen time, starting with a role in the Pauly Shore film In The Army Now, he portrayed a police officer in Father Herrera in The Virgin of Juarez. In the 1990s, he guest-starred on episodes of The Outer Limits, Tales from the Crypt, two shorter-lived series, L. A. Doctors and The Hunger, he appeared in a two-part episode of Family Law in 2000. He was part of the main cast of the long-running series NYPD Blue for three and a half seasons, from 2001 to 2004, as the head of the 15th precinct detective squad.
He played. In 2005, he was a voice actor in the video game True Crime: New York City, playing Sgt. Victor Navarro. Morales was cast in the film American Fusion, on June 19, 2006, he joined the cast of the Fox series Vanished, as FBI agent Michael Tyner. In 2007, Morales appeared in an episode of the USA Network drama series Burn Notice, as a Cuban shopkeeper being shaken down for "protection" money by local criminals. In early 2008, Morales had a role in the CBS drama Jericho, as Major Edward Beck, he appeared in all seven episodes of the shortened second season That same year, he appeared in Kill Kill Faster Faster, a film noir based on the novel of the same name by Joel Rose. In May 2008, it was announced that Morales would play the role of Joseph Adama in the science fiction television series Caprica – Syfy's prequel to the series Battlestar Galactica; the series, though anticipated, only ran for one season in 2010. In 2009, he served as an official festival judge for the Noor Iranian Film Festival in Los Angeles.
In 2011, Morales starred in the drama film Gun Hill Road as Enrique, in the web drama Los Americans airing on PIC.tv. and Morales worked with Tony Plana, Yvonne DeLaRosa, Lupe Ontiveros, JC Gonzalez in Los Americans, an Internet program launched in May 2011. In March 2015, Robert Rodriguez cast him as Lord Amancio Malvado for the horror drama series From Dusk till Dawn: The Series. In 2017, Morales was cast in the Netflix original series Ozark, he was cast in How to Get Away with Murder as Jorge Castillo. In 2019, Morales was cast in the DC Universe superhero series Titans as Slade Wilson / Deathstroke In 2005, Morales received the Rita Moreno HOLA Award for Excellence from the Hispanic Organization of Latin Actors, he received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Arpa Foundation for his impact as an actor and role model. Morales has described himself as an "actorvist" as one of the founders of the National Hispanic Foundation for the Arts, taking inspiration from his mother, an organizer for the International Ladies' Garment Workers' Union.
He is interested in environmental issues and was a founding board member of E. C. O.. In a February 28, 2007, all-star benefit reading of The Gift of Peace at UCLA's Freud Playhouse, he portrayed a hopeful member of a struggling immigrant family, performing alongside actors Ed Asner, Barbara Bain, Amy Brenneman, George Coe, Wendie Malick, James Pickens, Jr.. The play was an open appeal and fundraiser for passage of U. S. House Resolution 808, which sought to establish a Cabinet-level "Department of Peace" in the U. S. government, to be funded by a two percent diversion of the Pentagon's annual budget. Morales is a vegetarian, he and his girlfriend Elvimar Silva had a daughter, Mariana Oliveira, on September 24, 2010. Morales' first name is used in crossword puzzles, because its rare construction makes it a prize for crossword constructors. One crossword clue website estimated that between 1994 and 2016, "ESAI" had been used as a crossword answer over 100 times in American papers such as The Los Angeles Times, The New York Times, The Washington Post.
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Queens is the easternmost of the five boroughs of New York City. It is the largest borough geographically and is adjacent to the borough of Brooklyn at the southwestern end of Long Island. To its east is Nassau County. Queens shares water borders with the boroughs of Manhattan and the Bronx. Coterminous with Queens County since 1899, the borough of Queens is the second largest in population, with an estimated 2,358,582 residents in 2017 48% of them foreign-born. Queens County is the second most populous county in the U. S. state of New York, behind Brooklyn, coterminous with Kings County. Queens is the fourth most densely populated county among New York City's boroughs, as well as in the United States. If each of New York City's boroughs were an independent city, Queens would be the nation's fourth most populous, after Los Angeles and Brooklyn. Queens is the most ethnically diverse urban area in the world. Queens was established in 1683 as one of the original 12 counties of New York; the settlement was named for the English queen Catherine of Braganza.
Queens became a borough during the consolidation of New York City in 1898, from 1683 until 1899, the County of Queens included what is now Nassau County. Queens has the most diversified economy of the five boroughs of New York City, it is home to John F. Kennedy International Airport and LaGuardia Airport, both among the world's busiest, which in turn makes the airspace above Queens among the busiest in the United States. Landmarks in Queens include Flushing Meadows–Corona Park; the borough has diverse housing, ranging from high-rise apartment buildings in the urban areas of western and central Queens, such as Jackson Heights, Flushing and Long Island City, to somewhat more suburban neighborhoods in the eastern part of the borough, including Douglaston–Little Neck and Bayside. European colonization brought English settlers, as a part of the New Netherland colony. First settlements occurred in 1635 followed by early colonizations at Maspeth in 1642, Vlissingen in 1643. Other early settlements included Jamaica.
However, these towns were inhabited by English settlers from New England via eastern Long Island subject to Dutch law. After the capture of the colony by the English and its renaming as New York in 1664, the area became known as Yorkshire; the Flushing Remonstrance signed by colonists in 1657 is considered a precursor to the United States Constitution's provision on freedom of religion in the Bill of Rights. The signers protested the Dutch colonial authorities' persecution of Quakers in what is today the borough of Queens. Queens County included the adjacent area now comprising Nassau County, it was an original county of New York State, one of twelve created on November 1, 1683. The county is assumed to have been named after Catherine of Braganza, since she was queen of England at the time; the county was founded alongside Kings County, Richmond County. However, the namesake is in dispute. On October 7, 1691, all counties in the Colony of New York were redefined. Queens gained South Brother Islands as well as Huletts Island.
On December 3, 1768, Queens gained other islands in Long Island Sound that were not assigned to a county but that did not abut on Westchester County. Queens played a minor role in the American Revolution, as compared to Brooklyn, where the Battle of Long Island was fought. Queens, like the rest of what became New York City and Long Island, remained under British occupation after the Battle of Long Island in 1776 and was occupied throughout most of the rest of the Revolutionary War. Under the Quartering Act, British soldiers used, as barracks, the public inns and uninhabited buildings belonging to Queens residents. Though many local people were against unannounced quartering, sentiment throughout the county remained in favor of the British crown; the quartering of soldiers in private homes, except in times of war, was banned by the Third Amendment to the United States Constitution. Nathan Hale was captured by the British on the shore of Flushing Bay in Queens before being executed by hanging in Manhattan for gathering intelligence.
From 1683 until 1784, Queens County consisted of five towns: Flushing, Jamaica and Oyster Bay. On April 6, 1784, a sixth town, the Town of North Hempstead, was formed through secession by the northern portions of the Town of Hempstead; the seat of the county government was located first in Jamaica, but the courthouse was torn down by the British during the American Revolution to use the materials to build barracks. After the war, various buildings in Jamaica temporarily served as courthouse and jail until a new building was erected about 1787 in an area near Mineola known as Clowesville; the 1850 United States Census was the first in which the population of the three western towns exceeded that of the three eastern towns that are now part of Nassau County. Concerns were raised about the condition and distance of the old courthouse, several sites were in contention for the constru
Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me
Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me is a 1992 psychological horror film directed by David Lynch and written by Lynch and Robert Engels. It serves as a prequel to the television series Twin Peaks, created by Mark Frost and Lynch, who were executive producers; the film revolves around the investigation into the murder of Teresa Banks and the last seven days in the life of Laura Palmer, a popular high school student in the fictional Washington town of Twin Peaks. Most of the television cast reprised their roles for the film. Boyle's character Donna Hayward was instead recast with Moira Kelly. Kyle MacLachlan, who starred as Special Agent Dale Cooper in the series, was reluctant to return out of fear of getting typecast, which resulted in a smaller presence in the film than planned. Fire Walk with Me received negative reviews in the United States but has been met with a more positive reception in subsequent years, with some critics viewing it as one of Lynch's major works. Although it has long been reported that Fire Walk with Me was greeted at the 1992 Cannes Film Festival with booing and jeers from the audience, co-writer Robert Engels denies that this event happened.
The film was a box office bomb in the United States. FBI Regional Bureau Chief Gordon Cole sends agents Chester Desmond and Sam Stanley to investigate the murder of drifter and teenage prostitute Teresa Banks in the town of Deer Meadow, Washington; the pair are informed about their new assignment through a woman named Lil. On her lapel is a tiny, artificial blue rose symbolic of something. Desmond and Stanley view Teresa's body at the local morgue, they notice that a ring is missing from her finger and a small piece of paper printed with the letter "T" has been inserted under one of her fingernails. Desmond discovers Teresa's missing ring under a trailer; as he reaches out to it, he is taken by an unseen force. At FBI headquarters in Philadelphia and Agent Dale Cooper experience a brief vision of their long-lost colleague Agent Phillip Jeffries, he tells them about a meeting he witnessed involving several mysterious spirits — The Man from Another Place, Killer BOB, Mrs. Chalfont and her grandson.
Agent Cooper finds no answers. One year in Twin Peaks, high school homecoming queen Laura Palmer and her best friend Donna Hayward attend school. Laura is addicted to cocaine and is cheating on her boyfriend, the arrogant and ill-tempered jock Bobby Briggs, with the biker James Hurley. Laura realizes pages are missing from her secret diary, gives the rest of the diary to her friend, the agoraphobic recluse Harold Smith. Mrs. Chalfont and her grandson appear to Laura, they warn her. Laura runs home, where she sees BOB, she rushes outside in terror and is startled to see her father, emerge from the house. That evening Leland's behavior is erratic and abusive—he accusingly asks her about her romances tenderly tells her he loves her. Laura has a dream about entering the Black Lodge. Cooper and the Man from Another Place appear in her dream; the Man from Another Place informs Cooper that "I am the arm", revealing his identity as MIKE's severed arm, offers Teresa's ring to Laura, but Cooper tells her not to take it.
Laura finds Annie Blackburn next to her in bed, covered in blood. Annie tells Laura to write in her diary that "the good Dale is in the Lodge and cannot leave". Laura sees the ring in her hand; the next evening, Laura goes to the Roadhouse to meet her drug connections and have sex with strange men. Unexpectedly, Donna shows up, they all go to the Pink Room. Laura discusses Teresa Banks's murder with Ronette Pulaski, Ronette says that Teresa was trying to blackmail someone; when she sees a topless Donna making out with a stranger, a distraught Laura takes her home and begs Donna not to become like her. The next morning, Philip Gerard, the one-armed man possessed by the repentant demon MIKE, in an attempt to warn Laura about her father and Bob, pulls up alongside Leland's car and shows Teresa's ring to Laura. Leland recalls his affair with Teresa, he had asked Teresa to set up a foursome and invite some of her friends, but fled when he discovered Laura was among them. Teresa realized who he was and plotted to blackmail him, he killed her to prevent his secrets from being revealed.
Laura realizes that Mike's ring was the one from her dream, was worn by Teresa. The next night, BOB comes through Laura's window and begins to rape her, only to transform into Leland. Upset, Laura has trouble concentrating at school; when Bobby realizes Laura is only using him to score cocaine, he breaks off their relationship. Laura breaks up with James and goes to a cabin in the woods for an orgy with Ronette and Leo. Leland follows her there and, after attacking Jacques and scaring away Leo, takes Laura and Ronette to an abandoned train car. Laura asks Leland if he is going to kill her, but he transforms into BOB, who tells Laura that he intends to possess her. MIKE has tracked the BOB-possessed Leland to the train, but when Ronette tries to let him in, BOB beats her unconscious. Mike manages to throw in Teresa's ring. Laura puts it on. Enraged, BOB stabs Laura to death; the BOB-possessed Leland places Laura's body in the lake. As her corpse drifts away, the BOB-possessed Leland enters the Red Room, where he encounters MIKE and the Man from Another Place who announce they want thei
The Ticket (1997 film)
The Ticket is a 1997 American television film directed and produced by Stuart Cooper and starring Shannen Doherty, James Marshall and Phillip Van Dyke. It aired on the USA Network. Cee Cee Reicker accepts to fly with her husband and her son to get a 23 million dollars prize, that her husband won; the plane is forced to land somewhere on a snowy mountain. She discovers that their plane crash isn't accidental. Shannen Doherty as CeeCee Reicker James Marshall as Keith Reicker Phillip Van Dyke as Eric Riecker Phillip Van Dyke was nominated for the Young Artist Award in the category of "Best Performance in a TV Movie/Pilot/Mini-Series - Supporting Young Actor" for his performance in this movie; the Ticket on IMDb The Ticket at Rotten Tomatoes The Ticket at Moviefone The Ticket at Daily Grind House The Ticket at Letter Box D