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This week on The Film List, I take a look at the Fall TV premiere dates for the upcoming 2010-2011 season. Want to know when your favorite shows are returning? (Dexter, Criminal Minds, Grey’s Anatomy) Want to know what new shows will be on this fall? (Blue Bloods, Hawaii-50, Lone Star) This is the podcast for you. I go in detail when to set your DVRs and what shows I’m looking forward to viewing.
I also talk about Homicide : Life on the Street, Buried, Shade, The Sting, Pirana 3-D, among other shows and films.
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The wait is no longer, X-Files Season 4 Roundtable is here. As always I will be joined by Agent Donald and Agent Shadow from Re-Opening The X-Files, Tuesday July 6, 2010 on The Film List EPISODE 34 to breakdown the first 12 episodes of season 4. And check out EPISODE 35 for the conclusion to our Season 4 breakdown, premiering July 20, 2010.
Here is the season 4 episode guide with my ratings (OUT OF 10) so you can follow along as you listen to the podcast :
X-FILES SEASON 4 EPISODE GUIDE
Herrenvolk (2) RATING : 9.3
Jeremiah Smith and Mulder are on the run from the alien bounty hunter and Smith takes Mulder to a small farm tended to by identical sets of children and all the girls are clones of his sister when she was still a child. Mulder prepares to take Jeremiah and one of the clones to see his mother in hospital but the bounty hunter catches up with them and kills Jeremiah. Meanwhile, the Syndicate suspects that they have a traitor in their midst and plan a trap which results in X being executed by the CSM.
Home RATING: 9.8
A baby is found buried alive in shallow ground and appears to have birth defects resulting from generations of inbreeding, leading Mulder and Scully to a reclusive family who have a history of inbred children.
Teliko RATING: 7.1
After several African-American men are killed and the color is drained from their skin, Mulder learns about the Teliko, an African folktale about a creature who must suck the pigmentation from a person’s body in order to survive.
Unruhe RATING: 8.6
Several kidnappings of young women linked by distorted photographs lead Mulder and Scully to a man who can imprint his darkest fantasies onto undeveloped film and is trying to save the women from the ‘Howlers’.
The Field Where I Died RATING: 7.0
After an FBI raid on a doomsday cult called the “Temple of the Seven Stars.” Mulder meets Melissa, a cultist who claims to have known him in a previous life during the American Civil War. Scully believes the woman is a delusional schizophrenic but Mulder allows himself to be drawn into her fantasies.
Sanguinarium RATING : 7.3
When a series of bizarre murders take place in a hospital’s plastic surgery unit, Mulder finds a link to the four witches Sabbaths. This leads Mulder and Scully to question if supernatural forces maybe responsible when they begin to suspect a nurse of practicing witchcraft and causing the deaths of the patients.
Musings of a Cigarette-Smoking Man RATING: 10.0
Frohike pieces together and recites to Mulder and Scully what could be the possible life story of the Cigarette Smoking Man; from a young captain in the US Army recruited to assassinate President Kennedy, to becoming the mysterious man in the shadows at the height of a global conspiracy. What measures will the CSM take to ensure that he remains a mystery forever?
Tunguska (1) RATING: 9.6
A rock sample taken from Mars is intercepted at an airport and infects a security officer with the Black Cancer, while Mulder is given a tip about potentially dangerous paramilitary operations but is doubtful when the informant turns out to be Alex Krycek. Reluctantly, Mulder accepts Krycek’s help and tracks the rock to Russia where he discovers an elaborate test being performed by Russian scientists.
Terma (2) RATING: 9.0
While imprisoned in Russia and infected with the Black Cancer, Mulder learns that Krycek is working with the men responsible and everything has been a setup from the start, while Scully and Skinner are called to a suspicious Senate hearing where the only question is the whereabouts of Agent Mulder.
Paper Hearts RATING: 9.2
Mulder’s dreams help him in finding the body of a little girl which re-opens one of his old cases in the Violent Crimes Unit and leads him to believe the killer he captured had more victims and may have taken his sister many years before.
El Mundo Gira RATING: 8.8
When a deadly yellow rain falls in a migrant workers camp and kills a young woman, Agents Mulder and Scully come to investigate what happened. After questioning the family the agents learn that they believe a mythical creature is responsible for the death and before long Mulder and Scully are on the trail of a mythical beast known as El Chupacabra. Mulder and Scully have to work out where the beast will go next before it can kill anyone else.
Leonard Betts RATING : 8.9
After the body of a decapitated EMT disappears from the morgue and an identical man starts work at the same hospital, Mulder believes that the man has the ability to regrow parts of his body, including his head. The agents soon discover that Betts’ body is riddled with cancer and he is able to live in that condition but needs to feed on cancerous tumors to keep up his strength.
EPISODES 13-24 THAT WILL BE DISCUSSED ON THE FILM LIST : SEASON 4 ROUNDTABLE PART 2
Never Again RATING : 8.5
While Mulder is forced to take a vacation he leaves Scully with an assignment to keep her busy until he returns. She however, decides to start living and goes on a date with a man who believes that his tattoo talks to him and is telling him to stay away from other women.
Memento Mori RATING : 9.2
Scully’s recent failing health is revealed to be inoperable brain cancer which is common among abductees. She meets with other abductees with the same condition and forms a special bond with a dying woman, while Mulder tries to save her from a doctor who may be connected with the abductions.
Kaddish RATING: 7.2
Issac Luria, a Jewish man, is killed by a group of teenagers working for a racist shopowner, but one of them is soon strangled to death and the fingerprints on his neck are of Issac. Despite other factors, Mulder becomes convinced that the man has returned from the dead to exact revenge.
Unrequited RATING: 8.2
When a US military general is unexplainably murdered in the back of his limousine, a paramilitary group is suspected and they believe it was a soldier whom they liberated from a Vietnam POW camp and is plotting to kill certain corrupt military figures.
Tempus Fugit (1) RATING: 9.3
While celebrating Scully’s 33rd birthday, a strange woman informs Mulder that NICAP member Max Fenig (see Fallen Angel) has recently died in a plane crash. After a visit to the crash site and finding Max’s body with radiation burns on it, Mulder suggests that the plane was intercepted by a UFO and is rapidly being covered up by the military.
Max (2) RATING: 9.4
Mulder is arrested for investigating the plane crash and interfering with a military operation, while Scully is caught in an attempted assassination of Corporal Frish which claims the life of Agent Pendrell. Scully bails Mulder out of prison and they go to Max Fenig’s trailer to find out why he was on the plane. Mulder finds evidence of alien technology and boards a plane with it but the plane is intercepted mid-flight and it disappears. Mulder is again left with nothing.
Synchrony RATING: 9.0
A case involving a strange old man warning two scientists of events in the immediate future which come to pass; and the use of their experimental flash-freezing compound that does not exist yet, has Mulder believing that one of the scientists has come from the future to stop his own scientific breakthrough from becoming reality.
Small Potatoes RATING: 8.5
Five babies in the same town are all born with tails and the local OB-GYN is blamed for tampering with fertilised eggs. However, Mulder discovers the culprit to be a simple man with a genetic deformity who may have the ability to alter his appearance.
Season 4, Episode 21 – Aired: 4/27/1997
Zero Sum RATING: 9.5
Skinner destroys evidence to cover up a woman’s death and poses as Agent Mulder to complete the task. Mulder finds out about Skinner’s deception and confronts him and Skinner reveals that he is working for the Cigarette Smoking Man in order to obtain a possible cure for Scully’s cancer.
Elegy RATING: 7.9
After a man sees a woman trapped inside a bowling alley pin setter, he goes for help and finds police standing next to the body of the same woman. Mulder and Scully join the investigation and follow up this lead which the police won’t bother with and they are led to a autistic man who works at the bowling alley.
Demons RATING: (9.1)
Mulder undergoes an experimental form of hypnotherapy to recover his memories about his sister’s abduction but the treatment has side effects including psychotic behaviour and Mulder wakes up one morning in a motel room with someone else’s blood all over him.
Gethsemane (1) RATING 9.3
While investigating the discovery of a preserved alien body found in the mountains of Canada, Mulder is contacted by Michael Kritschgau who tells him about a government conspiracy not to keep alien activity a secret, but to make people believe in them without question and Mulder has been the prime target. With the idea that everything he believes is a lie, Mulder appears to take his own life.
SEASON 4 RATING BY HEATH SOLO : A- (9.1)
The 2010 Major League Baseball All-Star Game will played on Tuesday, July 13, 2010, at 5pm pst on FOX.
The game will played in Anaheim, CA, the home of the Los Angeles Angels. It’s the first All-Star game played in Anaheim since 1989, where the amazing Bo Jackson lead off the bottom of the 1st inning with a towering Home run. Wade Boggs then followed with a HR, as it was the most amazing start to an all-hyped collection of All-Star studs.
This year, the rosters have been expanded to 34 with the fans picking the final spot after the rosters are announced on TBS July 4, 2010.
So in great fun, I’ve decided to try and predict who the MLB All-Stars will be. Now every team must have at least one representative. Some don’t like the rule because it leaves off some deserving players. True but the whole league is represented, as should each team.
Now fan voting makes up the starting hitter line-ups. There is no DH in the N.L. so I will predicted who will get that honor. Then the reserves are compiled by manager and player voting. It’s a little different as in the old days, the managers made every reserve pick. This is a better way because back in the day, Joe Torre of the Yankees flooded the roster with Bronx bombers.
Now there are 5 major injuries to potential starters and reserves OF Jason Hayward of the Braves, 2B Chase Utley and 3B Placido Polanco of the Phillies and 2B Dustin Pedroia and C Victor Martinez of the Red Sox. So I’m leaving them off for my predictions. Hayward and Utley would have started for the N.L. and potentially Polanco.
NATIONAL LEAGUE ROSTER PREDICTION
C YADIER MOLINA CARDINALS
1B ALBERT PUJOLS CARDINALS
2B MARTIN PRADO BRAVES *REPLACES CHASE UTLEY PHI INJURED*
SS HANLEY RAMIREZ MARLINS
3B DAVID WRIGHT METS *SHOULD WIN FAN VOTING, PLACIDO POLANCO INJURED*
LF RYAN BRAUN BREWERS
CF ANDRE EITHER DODGERS
RF COREY HART BREWERS *WILL REPLACE JASON HAYWARD ATL INJURED*
DH RYAN HOWARD PHILLIES *PREDICT HE WILL BE NAMES STARTER, NO FAN VOTING FOR DH IN NL
SP UMBALDO JIMENEZ ROCKIES *WILL START GAME AT PITCHER
C BRIAN MCCANN BRAVES
1B JOEY VOTTO REDS
2B DAN UGGLA MARLINS
SS JOSE REYES METS
3B RYAN ZIMMERMAN NATIONALS
OF ANDREW MCCUTCHEN PIRATES
OF ADAM DUNN NATIONALS
OF COLBY RASMUS CARDINALS
3B SCOTT ROLEN REDS
1B ADRIAN GONZALEZ PADRES
OF CHRIS YOUNG DIAMONDBACKS
SP ADAM WAINWRIGHT CARDINALS
SP MATT LATOS PADRES
SP MIKE PELFRY METS
SP JOSH JOHNSON MARLINS
SP YOVANI GALLARDO BREWERS
SP ROY HALLADAY PHILLIES
SP MATT CAIN GIANTS
RP MATT LINDSTROM ASTROS
RP BRIAN WILSON GIANTS
RP FRANCISCO CORDERO REDS
RP HEATH BELL PADRES
RP CARLOS MARMOL CUBS
RP JON BROXTON DODGERS
AMERICAN LEAGUE ROSTER PREDICTION
C JOE MAUER TWINS
1B JUSTIN MORNEAU TWINS
2B ROBINSON CANO YANKEES
SS DEREK JETER YANKEES
3B EVAN LONGORIA RAYS
LF JOSH HAMILTON RANGERS
CF CARL CRAWFORD RAYS
RF ICHIRO SUZUKI MARINERS
DH VLADIMIR GUERRERO RANGERS
SP DAVID PRICE RAYS
AMERICAN LEAGUE RESERVES
C MIKE NAPOLI ANGELS
1B MIQUEL CABRERA TIGERS
2B TY WIGGINGTON ORIOLES
SS ALEX GONZALEX BLUEJAYS
3B ALEX RODRIGUEZ YANKEES
OF TORI HUNTER ANGELS
OF SIN SOO CHOO INDIANS
OF BRENDAN BOESCH TIGERS
1B PAUL KONERKO WHITESOX
OF VERNON WELLS BLUEJAYS
IF KEVIN YOUKLIS REDSOX
SP PHIL HUGHES YANKEES
SP ANDY PETTITE YANKEES
SP CC SABATHIA YANKEES
SP CLAY BUCKHOLTZ REDSOX
SP FELIX HERNANDEZ MARINERS
SP JERED WEAVER ANGELS
SP CLIFF LEE MARINERS
RP ANDREW BAILEY A’S
RP MARIANO RIVERA YANKEES
RP JOSE VALVERDE TIGERS
RP NEFTALI FELIZ RANGERS
RP JOAKIM SORIA ROYALS
RP RAFAEL SORIANO RAYS
A special thanks to Matt from the Keys To Lost podcast. He is putting together an amazing podcast : Lost Rockin’ moments, where you talk about one of your favorite Lost moments and what song best relates to it. I sent in Matt my rockin’ moment and he mixed Lost dialogue with the great tune GET FREE by THE VINES. Click on the link below to hear it!
Check out Matt and Leslie’s podcast : www.keystolost.blogspot.com
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Here are some of the best Blu-Ray releases for this summer :
June 1, 2010
Alice in Wonderland (2010) (Combo) (Disney/Buena Vista)
Saints Road to XLIV: Collector’s Edition (Warner Brothers)
The Wolfman (2010) (Universal)
June 8, 2010
Caddyshack (Warner Brothers)
Shutter Island (Paramount)
June 15, 2010
The Book of Eli (Warner Brothers)
Mystery Train (Criterion)
Supernatural: The Complete First Season (Warner Brothers)
June 22, 2010
June 29, 2010
Green Zone (Universal)
Hot Tub Time Machine (MGM/UA)
Predator: Ultimate Hunter Edition (20th Century Fox)
July 06, 2010
Brooklyn’s Finest (Anchor Bay)
Jimmy Hollywood (Lionsgate)
The Last Boy Scout/Last Man Standing (Warner Brothers)
A Single Man (Sony)
July 13, 2010
July 20, 2010
July 27, 2010
August 03, 2010
The Breakfast Club (Universal)
August 10, 2010
August 17, 2010
August 24, 2010
August 31, 2010
House: Season Six (Universal)
SOURCE ; BLU RAY DIGEST
Here is the BLU-Ray releases for this Tuesday May 25th, 2010 and it is Heath Solo’s birthday!
May 25, 2010
- Babysitter Wanted (Big Screen)
- By Brakhage: An Anthology, Volumes One and Two (Criterion)
- City of the Living Dead (Blue Underground)
- Clash of the Titans (1981) (Non-Digibook) (Warner Brothers)
- Class of Nuke ‘Em High (Troma)
- Dear John (Sony)
- Django (Blue Underground)
- Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog (New DVD)
- Fullmetal Alchemist: Part 1 (FUNimation)
- It Waits (Starz/Anchor Bay)
- Merlin and the Book of Beasts (Starz/Anchor Bay)
- Pep Squad (Troma)
- Possession (2009) (20th Century Fox)
- The Road (Sony)
- The Shortcut (Starz/Anchor Bay)
- Spartacus: 50th Anniversary Edition (Universal)
- Stagecoach (Criterion)
- Surf Nazis Must Die (Troma)
- True Blood: The Complete Second Season (HBO)
- Tupac: Live at the House of Blues (Eagle Rock)
May 18th 2010 releases from Last week :
May 18, 2010
- 9 Songs (Palisades Tartan)
- American Bandits Frank and Jesse James (E1)
- Carlito’s Way (Universal)
- The Day the Earth Stopped (Echo Bridge)
- Extraordinary Measures (Sony)
- Invictus (Warner Brothers)
- Mega Shark vs. Giant Octopus (Echo Bridge)
- The Messenger (2009) (Oscilloscope)
- The New Daughter (Starz/Anchor Bay)
- Outlander (Vivendi)
- The Spy Next Door (Lionsgate)
- Valentine’s Day (Warner Brothers)
- Walkabout (Criterion)
- War of the Worlds 2: Next Wave (Echo Bridge)
- The Way of War (First Look)
- When in Rome (Disney/Buena Vista)
source : blu ray digest