Battlestar Galactica fans everywhere rejoice! Blood and Chrome, he TV pilot turned TV movie turned webseries, finally has a trailer and the first two episode come on this Friday, November 9! As a Battlestar fan myself, I know how amazing the show is (watch this video for a demonstration on how it takes over your life) so I’m especially stoked.
The show will premiere on the Machinima Prime YouTube channel this Friday and will have ten episodes in the series. If you’re familiar with BSG, Blood and Chrome takes place between BSG and the Caprica prequel series. It follows a young William Adam (played by Luke Pasqualino) who is a fighter pilot assigned to Galactica during the first Cylon war. Ben Cotton also stars in the series and plays a character named Coker Fasjovik.
Syfy is still moving forward with a Blood and Chrome two-hour movie in early 2013, but there’s no word if that will evolve into a whole new series or not. In the meantime, check out the first trailer below!
If you’re like me and love the thrill of a scary movie, then this one’s for you. What looks like a cross between ‘Paranormal Activity‘ and ‘Nightmare On Elm Street‘ comes a new thriller called ‘The Apparition‘ and we’ve got your first look at the trailer.
When some spooky things start to happen in their home, young couple Kelly (Ashley Greene – Twilight) and Ben (Sebastian Stan – Gossip Girl) discover they are being haunted by something that was accidentally conjured during a university parapsychology experiment. The concept comes from the scientific theory that paranormal events are products of the human mind and ghosts only exist because we believe in them. Well, some bozos decided to put this theory to the test and unfortunately were able to create their worst nightmare. “Once you believe, you die,” the film warns.
The apparition feeds on their fear and torments them no matter where they try to run. Their last hope is an expert in the supernatural, Patrick (Tom Felton – “Draco Malfoy from ‘Harry Potter‘), but even with his help they may already be too late to survive. Check out the trailer below! The film comes out at the end of the summer on August 24.
I have always been one of Jessica Szhor’s biggest fans. Her role on Gossip Girl always kept me on my toes. From being Dan’s love interest to suddenly finding herself in the arms of Nate to causing all the drama in the world for Serena, there was never a dull moment in her story arc. With her permanent departure from the show, I was worried about getting my Jessica fix.
Have no fear, the sexy starlet has signed on to a new project that sounds quite tasty. Jessica is jumping on board for the sexy comedy/horror titled Love Bite. As all fads come and go, it seems like Vampires are slowly starting to phase out and werewolves are now all the rage which is one of the main focuses of this film. From what I can find and read, it sounds a little American Pie meets Teen Wolf. Check out the synopsis below.
Well, it’s all come down to this: the finale of Skins US. We all know it was a rocky start as MTV took some odd liberties with their translation of the original UK brilliance: iconic characters were lost and British humour and drama seemed nearly impossible to express with our limited american vocab. Most of all, the genius of the musical editors from the UK version seemed to have been left across the pond as the US started with limited song backdrops and of the few they did have, they were awfully disappointing. Thankfully, for the most part, MTV took huge strides by this final episode of the show’s first season!
Not needing to rehash the plot line and monstrously “to be continued” feeling left in the air between every character and their respective loved ones and nemeses, instead I want to focus on the best and worst aspects of this finale. First, the worst: the Eura character. A mirror image of the UK’s unparalleled Effy Stonem, the sister of the US Tony, Eura is the focus of the episode and is nothing compared to the deep, ridiculously fashionable and … “sexual free” British original. Further, her relationship and final dramatic joke she plays on her panicked brother is nothing compared to the UK kidnap and near rape plot (god, they just do it better over there don’t they?). BUT, they did get the final minutes right and once and for all reunited this canonical show with its most important components: sex and music.
In spite of much controversy revolving buzz words like “child pornography”, “drug propaganda” and “offensive expletives”, SKINS has finally made its way across the pond and into MTV’s anticipatory lap… much to my chagrin. “Skins” is based in the UK and has made its way through four amazingly successful seasons on Channel 4, tracking the lives of a close-knit group of friends in their mid-to-later teens who barely attend class, take every drug under the sun and truly corporealize the concept of “screwing like bunnies”. Basically, living their Id’s (note: I’m talking Freud, not driving permit here) to the fullest and skirting society at every step, these kids draw you in and make you care about every misstep and tragedy that befalls em’. Without harping on the amazingness of this original series too much as it’s been 3 years since it’s been out and there’s plenty of praise out there for it, what I will tell you about is how the American version of this show rates in comparison after having seen their first and second episodes these past two weeks.
Long story short, “Skins” (US) will never, ever be what “Skins” (UK) was and is. Thus far the opening to American episodes have mirrored how the Brits began- just like was done with past exports like “The Office”- thus making it perfect for a comparison. Though the US decided to turn the lispy blond gay character into a snappy, sultry lesbian as they adapt the show, the rest of the first episode is a dead parallel, though likely as things progress it will diverge more and more… likely in sad accordance with whatever focus groups tells MTV they want to see more and less of. Basically, the US version is severely lacking in so many damn ways, that said, I’m gonna focus on the big three as I see it- I being the self-proclaimed “Skins” expert of Homorazzi ;)
As I’ve mentioned before, Battlestar Galactica is my favorite TV show of all time – for so many reasons. Amazing storyline, great acting & characters, and super intense. I recently watched the prequel series called Caprica, before it was cut short on SyFy. It was promising, but SyFy screwed it up by taking a huge break between episodes. Well, next up is another prequel called Blood & Chrome, set in the 10th year of the first cylon war. SyFy has just revealed two of the leads in the new series.
Luke Pasqualino (Skins – U.K. – above left) has been cast as the young William Adama and Ben Cotton (Hellcats, Riese – above right) will be the other lead, playing Adama’s commanding officer.