Another 48 hours later Veronica Mars and me are best buddies, after all we’ve been through. What would that be, you ask? Without spoiling it for you, I’d say just your regular teenage high-school stuff, really. Sounds boring? Well, it would be if it wasn’t for Veronica’s relentless crusade to find out the truth about the Lilly Kane murder. As much as we’d like to say “the butler did it”, it wasn’t so and there are but a few possible choices.
I stumbled upon this gritty witch hunt-like series called “Supernatural” (WB) by accident and was drawn right into it. The mix of “Ghost Busters” like humor, the Eighties rock music, the forlorn brothers on a never ending road trip theme, eager to torch that bad ass demon that killed their mother Mary, is hard to resist and on top of it offers all the thrills and spills you’d expect from a series dabbling in ancient folklore, mysticism, demonolgy and the paranormal in general.
“Supernatural” (1×01) – Mary must burn (3 mins. into the pilot)
By creating one of the most beautiful films in 2005, Brazilian director Fernando Meirelles presents a genuine and satisfying movie experience. The title “The Constant Gardener” refers to diplomat Justin Quayle’s love of gardening, but he leaves his hobby behind when his wife, the politically devoted Tessa, is found murdered in the Kenyan desert. After some uncertainty in their relationship, she left with a good friend, the doctor Arnold Blum, whom is immediately suspected for the crime. Justin has his doubts about the doctor’s involvement in the tragedy, however when he starts researching the circumstances, evidence of an affair between Tessa and Arnold surfaces.
The idealistic Tessa has been deeply involved with improving the health of the Kenyan people. Through her political work in the country, she has acquired information about the pharmaceutical industry abusing the locals – information which she has kept to herself to avoid involving her husband. The two of them are complete opposites, and in her absence the reserved and passive Quayle realises he will have to act if he wants to preserve the values Tessa was fighting for.
What happens when Dwight H. Little tries to make “Phantom of the Opera” into a horror movie? Freddy Krueger is turning in his grave right now.
The Phantom (Robert Englund) haunts the London opera in search for – no, not music – no, not love – for fresh skin! You see, Freddy, I mean Erik Destler (of all names!) made a pact with the devil (not Freddy) and the devil granted Erik immortality through music and at the same time turned his face into goo, which is where the skin hunt comes in handy.
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Yesterday I finally gave in and watched the pilot. Am I hooked now? “Veronika, der Lenz ist da?” Nevermind, I am indeed contemplating watching a few more episodes. It does have its charm and light humor but it also has its yawners and especially Veronica’s monologue at the end of the pilot almost made me trash the DVD. Valiant Veronica vs. the rest of the world. She will stop at nothing until her family is reunited. How quaint.