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TELEVISION RECAPS & REVIEWS

BEING HUMAN (UK Supernatural Drama-Comedy Series)

BEING HUMAN S1 EPISODE 1-3

BEING HUMAN S1 EPISODE 4

BEING HUMAN S1 EPISODE 5

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DOLLHOUSE (US Science Fiction Series)

DOLLHOUSE SEASON 1

DOLLHOUSE S2 EPISODE 1

DOLLHOUSE S2 EPISODE 2

DOLLHOUSE S2 EPISODE 3

DOLLHOUSE S2 EPISODE 4

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EASTWICK (US Supernatural Fantasy Series)

EASTWICK S1 EPISODE 4

EASTWICK S1 EPISODE 5

EASTWICK S1 EPISODE 6

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FRINGE (US Science Fiction Series)

FRINGE S2 EPISODE 1

FRINGE S2 EPISODE 10

FRINGE S2 EPISODE 11

FRINGE S2 EPISODE 12

FRINGE S2 EPISODE 13

FRINGE S2 EPISODE 14

FRINGE S2 EPISODE 15

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HAVEN

SEASON 1 OVERVIEW

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LOST (US Science Fiction Series)

LOST SEASON 1-3

LOST SEASON 4-5

LOST S6 EPISODE 1 & 2

LOST S6 EPISODE 3

LOST S6 EPISODE 4

LOST S6 EPISODE 5

LOST S6 EPISODE 6

LOST S6 EPISODE 7

LOST S6 EPISODE 8

LOST S6 EPISODE 9

LOST S6 EPISODE 10

LOST S6 EPISODE 11

LOST S6 EPISODE 12

LOST S6 EPISODE 13

LOST S6 EPISODE 14

LOST S6 EPISODE 15

LOST S6 EPISODE 16

LOST S6 EPISODE 17 SERIES ENDING FINALE

 

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MEDIUM (US Supernatural Drama Series)

MEDIUM S6 EPISODE 4

MEDIUM S6 EPISODE 5

MEDIUM S6 EPISODE 6

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MERLIN (UK Fantasy Drama Series)

MERLIN SEASON 1

MERLIN S1 EPISODE 1

MERLIN S1 EPISODE 2

MERLIN S1 EPISODE 3

MERLIN S1 EPISODE 4

MERLIN S1 EPISODE 5

MERLIN S1 EPISODE 6

MERLIN S1 EPISODE 7

MERLIN S1 EPISODE 8

MERLIN S1 EPISODE 9

MERLIN S1 EPISODE 10

MERLIN S1 EPISODE 11

MERLIN S1 EPISODE 12

MERLIN S1 EPISODE 13

SEASON 2

MERLIN S2 EPISODE 1

MERLIN S2 EPISODE 2

MERLIN S2 EPISODE 3

MERLIN S2 EPISODE 4

MERLIN S2 EPISODE 5

MERLIN S2 EPISODE 6

MERLIN S2 EPISODE 7

MERLIN S2 EPISODE 8

MERLIN S2 EPISODE 9

MERLIN S2 EPISODE 10

MERLIN S2 EPISODE 11

MERLIN S2 EPISODE 12

MERLIN S2 EPISODE 13

MERLIN S3 EPISODE 1

MERLIN S3 EPISODE 2

MERLIN S3 EPISODE 3

MERLIN S3 EPISODE 4

MERLIN S3 EPISODE 5

MERLIN S3 EPISODE 6

MERLIN S3 EPISODE 7

MERLIN S3 EPISODE 8

MERLIN S3 EPISODE 9 PART 1

MERLIN S3 EPISODE 9 PART 2

MERLIN S3 EPISODE 10

MERLIN S3 EPISODE 11

MERLIN S3 EPISODE 12

MERLIN S3 EPISODE 13

 

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STARGATE UNIVERSE (US Science Fiction Series)

STARGATE UNIVERSE S1 EPISODE 1 & 2

STARGATE UNIVERSE S1 EPISODE 3

STARGATE UNIVERSE S1 EPISODE 4

STARGATE UNIVERSE S1 EPISODE 5

STARGATE UNIVERSE S1 EPISODE 6

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SUPERNATURAL (US Paranormal Drama Series)

SUPERNATURAL SEASONS 1-4

SUPERNATURAL S5 EPISODE 1

SUPERNATURAL S5 EPISODE 2

SUPERNATURAL S5 EPISODE 3

SUPERNATURAL S5 EPISODE 4

SUPERNATURAL S5 EPISODE 5

SUPERNATURAL S5 EPISODE 6

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TRUE BLOOD (US Supernatural Drama Series)

TRUE BLOOD S2 EPISODE 7

TRUE BLOOD S2 EPISODE 8

TRUE BLOOD S2 EPISODE 9

TRUE BLOOD S2 EPISODE 10

TRUE BLOOD S2 EPISODE 11

TRUE BLOOD S2 EPISODE 12

SEASON 3

TRUE BLOOD S3 EPISODE 1

TRUE BLOOD S3 EPISODE 2

TRUE BLOOD S3 EPISODE 3

TRUE BLOOD S3 EPISODE 4

TRUE BLOOD S3 EPISODE 5

TRUE BLOOD S3 EPISODE 6

TRUE BLOOD S3 EPISODE 7

TRUE BLOOD S3 EPISODE 8

TRUE BLOOD S3 EPISODE 9

TRUE BLOOD S3 EPISODE 10

TRUE BLOOD S3 EPISODE 11

TRUE BLOOD S3 EPISODE 12

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V (US Science Fiction Series)

V S1 EPISODE 1

V S1 EPISODE 2

V S1 EPISODE 3

V S1 EPISODE 4

VS2 EPISODE 1

VS2 EPISODE 2

VS2 EPISODE 3

VS2 EPISODE 4

VS2 EPISODE 5

VS2 EPISODE 6

VS2 EPISODE 7

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Vampire Diaries (US Supernatural Fantasy Series)

VAMPIRE DIARIES S1 EPISODE 1

VAMPIRE DIARIES S1 EPISODE 2

VAMPIRE DIARIES S1 EPISODE 3

VAMPIRE DIARIES S1 EPISODE 4

VAMPIRE DIARIES S1 EPISODE 5

VAMPIRE DIARIES S1 EPISODE 6

VAMPIRE DIARIES S1 EPISODE 7

VAMPIRE DIARIES S1 EPISODE 8

VAMPIRE DIARIES S1 EPISODE 9

VAMPIRE DIARIES S1 EPISODE 10

VAMPIRE DIARIES S1 EPISODE 11

VAMPIRE DIARIES S1 EPISODE 12

VAMPIRE DIARIES S1 EPISODE 13

VAMPIRE DIARIES S1 EPISODE 14

VAMPIRE DIARIES S1 EPISODE 15

VAMPIRE DIARIES S1 EPISODE 16

VAMPIRE DIARIES S1 EPISODE 17

VAMPIRE DIARIES S1 EPISODE 18

VAMPIRE DIARIES S1 EPISODE 19

VAMPIRE DIARIES S1 EPISODE 20

VAMPIRE DIARIES S1 EPISODE 21

VAMPIRE DIARIES S1 EPISODE 22

SEASON 2

VAMPIRE DIARIES S2 EPISODE 1

VAMPIRE DIARIES S2 EPISODE 2

VAMPIRE DIARIES S2 EPISODE 3

VAMPIRE DIARIES S2 EPISODE 4

VAMPIRE DIARIES S2 EPISODE 5

VAMPIRE DIARIES S2 EPISODE 6

VAMPIRE DIARIES S2 EPISODE 7

VAMPIRE DIARIES S2 EPISODE 8

VAMPIRE DIARIES S2 EPISODE 9

VAMPIRE DIARIES S2 EPISODE 10

VAMPIRE DIARIES S2 EPISODE 11

VAMPIRE DIARIES S2 EPISODE 12

VAMPIRE DIARIES S2 EPISODE 13

VAMPIRE DIARIES S2 EPISODE 14

VAMPIRE DIARIES S2 EPISODE 15

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Book Vs. Movie Comparison

BOOK VS. MOVIE: BLOOD AND CHOCOLATE

Vivian Gandillion is a member of the loup-garou: a werewolf, a shape shifter. She and her pack have just moved after the people of the town they lived in discovered what they were and burned down her family’s house, with he father inside. Now she has to adjust to life in a new place, with no firm pack leader. On top of that she’s met a human boy, who is very interested in werewolves…

OBS BOOK VS. MOVIE: DREAMCATCHER

As children the four boys save and befriending Douglas “Duddits” Cavell, a child with Down syndrome. Duddits gift in return, the power of telepathy that links the four together forever. Many years later, the friends have grown up and live separate, but equally problematic ones. Now the friends have to band together against an alien invasion and a near psychotic army Colonel, Abraham Kurtz.

OBS BOOK VS. MOVIE: THE GOLDEN COMPASS

“The one thing that drew her out of her boredom was the alethiometer. She read it every day, sometimes with Fader Coram and sometimes on her own, and she found that she could sink more and more readily into the calm state in which the symbol meanings clarified themselves, and those great mountain ranges touched by sunlight emerged into vision”

OBS BOOK VS. MOVIE: HOW THE GRINCH STOLE CHRISTMAS

 

One of the most popular Christmas movies ever, How the Grinch Stole Christmas almost didn’t get made. At first, Dr. Seuss was reluctant to animate the Grinch. But once he began seeing the animation and hearing the songs, he began to get excited. Some lines have been added to lengthen the movie, but Dr. Seuss wrote the extra lines and song lyrics, so they stayed true to the book. Dr. Seuss teamed up with Chuck Jones (Bugs Bunny fame) to animate the classic book for the new audience of children. Boris Karloff narrates, with Thurl Ravenscroft (who was also the voice of Tony the Tiger) singing the iconic theme song.

OBS BOOK VS. MOVIE: THE HITCHHIKER’S GUIDE TO THE GALAXY

“Far out in the uncharted backwaters of the unfashionable end of the Western Spiral arm of the Galaxy lies a small unregarded yellow sun. Orbiting this sun at a distance of roughly ninety-eight million miles is an utterly insignificant little blue-green planet whose ape-descended life forms are so amazingly primitive that they still think digital watches are a pretty neat idea.”

OBS BOOK VS MOVIE: PETER PAN

Peter Pan was written by J.M. Barrie in 1904 for the children of a friend. Originally a play, it has since been adapted into a book. One of the key details in the play was that Captain Hook and Mr. Darling be played by the same person, since the story itself isn’t about a child who doesn’t want to grow up, but rather about the wonderful way a child’s mind works.

OBS BOOK VS. MOVIE: THE PRINCESS BRIDE

“Fencing. Fighting. Torture. Poison. True love. Hate. Revenge. Giants. Hunters. Bad men. Good men. Beautifulest ladies. Snakes. Spiders. Beasts of all natures and descriptions. Pain. Death. Brave men. Coward men. Strongest men. Chases. Escapes. Lies. Truths. Passion. Miracles.”

OBS BOOK VS. MOVIE: THE ROAD

The Road is the ultimate survival story, with a father living solely to protect his son after the world has essentially ended and there is little life, hope, or sanity left in the world. After an unspecified disaster destroys all the plant and animal life, along with most of the human population, they must travel south in order to survive the elements. The two travel through the desolate landscape, scavenging food when they can and taking everything worth keeping in an old shopping cart. Their goal is to make it to the coast and follow it south from there, where they hope there are more people and some food left. But they aren’t the only ones on the Road, and the others pose an unimaginable threat.

OBS BOOK VS. MOVIE: A SOUND OF THUNDER

In the future, there is a time machine. The super rich can now pay to go back in time and hunt the greatest game that ever lived: dinosaurs. You just have to make sure you don’t change anything in the past, otherwise you’ll change the future. Even the smallest change, even a tiny bug, multiplied by millions of years, can change everything…

OBS BOOK VS. MOVIE: THE TIME MACHINE (2002)

When a Victorian scientist propels himself into the year A.D. 802,701, he is initially delighted to find that suffering has been replaced by beauty, contentment, and peace. Entranced at first by the Eloi, an elfin species descended from man, he soon realizes that these beautiful people are simply remnants of a once-great culture—now weak and childishly afraid of the dark. They have every reason to be afraid: in deep tunnels beneath their paradise lurks another race descended from humanity—the sinister Morlocks. And when the scientist’s time machine vanishes, it becomes clear he must search these tunnels if he is ever to return to his own era.

OBS BOOK VS. MOVIE: THE TIME TRAVELER’S WIFE

“There’s a playground at the end of the block and I run to the swings and climb on, and Henry takes the one next to me, facing the opposite direction, and we swing higher and higher, passing each other, sometimes in sync and sometimes streaming past each other so fast it seems like we’re going to collide, and we laugh, and laugh, and nothing can ever be sad, no one can be lost, or dead, or far away: right now we are here, and nothing can mar our perfection, or steal the joy of this perfect moment”

OBS BOOK VS. MOVIE: TWILIGHT

When Bella Swan moves from sunny Phoenix to Forks, Washington, a damp and dreary town known for the most rainfall in the United States, to live with her dad, she isn’t expecting to like it. But the level of hostility displayed by her standoffish high school biology lab partner, Edward Cullen, surprises her. After several strange interactions, his preternatural beauty, strength, and speed have her intrigued. Edward is just as fascinated with Bella, and their attraction to one another grows. As Bella discovers more about Edward’s nature and his family, she is thrown headlong into a dangerous adventure that has her making a desperate sacrifice to save her one true love.

OBS BOOK vs. MOVIE: TWILIGHT: NEW MOON

This book is the second in the Twilight Saga. Bella Swan and Edward Cullen have been together for several months. When Bella’s birthday comes around she is suddenly aware that she is aging and Edward is not. Also the danger that surrounds their relationship is growing. Edward breaks up with Bella so that he can protect her from his world. This sends Bella into a deep depression and her only savior is her best friend Jacob, a teenage werewolf. Bella’s love for her best friend grows but the constant reminder of her lost love threatens her happiness.


Movie Reviews (Listed Alphabetically)

9

127 Hours

1408

2012

The Adjustment Bureau

After.Life

Alice

Alice in Wonderland

Antichrist

Avatar

Babylon A.D.

Batman Begins

Beauty and The Beast (Disney)

The Breed (2006)

Carriers

Case 39

Casper

The Cell

A Christmas Carol (2009)

City of Ember

Clash of the Titans (2010)

Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs

The Crazies

Constantine

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

Dante 101

The Dark Knight

Daybreakers

Dead Snow

Deaths of Ian Stone

The Descent

The Descent 2

Donnie Darko

Dungeons & Dragons

Echelon Conspiracy

Eden Log

Eragon

The Evil Dead

Frostbitten

The Fourth Kind

Gamer

Ghost of Girlfriends Past

Grace

The Green Hornet

The Green Mile

The Haunting in Connecticut

High Spirits

Hocus Pocus

House on Haunted Hill

How the Grinch Stole Christmas

I am Legend

Inception

Infestation

Iron Man 2

The Island

It’s Alive

Just Like Heaven

The Last Mimzy

The Little Mermaid

Legion

Lemony Snickets: A Serious of Unfortunate Events

The Loved Ones

Mimic

The Mist

Monsters

Moon

The Mutant Chronicles

My Soul To Take

Nanny McPhee

Next

Night Train

A Nightmare Before Christmas

The Objective

Pandorum

Paranormal Activity

Paranormal Activity 2

Passengers

Penelope

Percy Jackson and The Lightning Thief

Pontypool

Predators

Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time

The Princess and the Frog

Resident Evil: Afterlife 3D

The Rite

Saw VI

Sherlock Holmes

Silent Hill

Sinbad: Legend of the Seven Seas

Sleep Dealer

The Sorcerer’s Apprentice

Spaceballs

Splice

Splinter

Stardust

Surrogates

Suspiria

The Thaw

The Time Machine (1960)

Twilight: Eclipse

Twilight: New Moon

Vampires

Vampires: Los Muertos

Vampire Suck

Van Helsing

What Dreams May Come

Where the Wild Things Are

The Wolfman

X Men Origins : Wolverine

Zombieland

 

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