From Dusk till Dawn: The Series (2014) – Trailer

From Dusk till Dawn: The Series is an upcoming American horror television series created by Robert Rodriguez and will be part of his From Dusk till Dawn film franchise.

From Dusk till Dawn: The Series

From Dusk till Dawn: The Series is a supernatural crime saga centered around bank robber, Seth Gecko (D.J. Cotrona) and his violent, unpredictable brother, Richard “Richie” Gecko (Zane Holtz), who are wanted by the FBI and Texas Rangers Earl McGraw (Don Johnson) and Freddie Gonzalez (Jesse Garcia) after a bank heist left several people dead. While on an escape route to Mexico, Seth and Richie encounter former minister Jacob Fuller and his family who they take hostage. Using the family RV to make a run for the Mexican border, chaos ensues when the group detours to a strip club that is unknowingly populated by vampires, and forces them to fight until dawn in order to get out alive. The series deepens the tone of the film, adds new characters and backstories and expands the Mesoamerican mythology behind the vampires.

Also starring Adrianne Palicki, From Dusk till Dawn: The Series on the El Rey Network on March 11th.

G.I. Joe: Retaliation (2012) Trailer

G.I. Joe: Retaliation is the sequel to G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra. In G.I. Joe: Retaliation, Cobra spy Zartan has most of the Joes assassinated, the remaining Joes band together to strike back. Directed by Jon M. Chu and starring Channing Tatum, Dwayne Johnson, Ray Park, Bruce Willis, Adrianne Palicki, G.I. Joe: Retaliation opens on June 29, 2012.

Legion (2010) – Movie Review

Legion is an action-packed thriller about the end of the world.

SPOILER WARNING: Plot and/or ending details follow.

Paul Bettany and Adrianne Palicki in "Legion"
Paul Bettany and Adrianne Palicki in "Legion"

As God has lost his faith in humanity, archangel Michael (Paul Bettany) is sent to Earth to execute God’s will. However, he disobeys God’s order as he still has faith in humanity and becomes a fallen angel. When he lands on Earth, he cuts off his wings and gets himself armed with guns.

In desperation, Michael leads a group of strangers in a small New Mexico diner to defend against God’s wrath. His mission is to protect a young waitress, Charlie (Adrianne Palicki) who is eight-month pregnant. God sends angels to possess humans, from demonic grandmother to an demonic ice-cream man who happens to be elastic as well. Michael manages to stop them with the help of Jeep Hanson (Lucas Black), Charlie’s boyfriend, Bob (Dennis Quaid), Jeep’s dad, Kyle Williams (Tyrese Gibson), Sandra Anderson (Kate Walsh) and a few others.

In his last wave, God sends archangel Gabriel (Kevin Durand) with the aim to kill Charlie before she gives birth. With Michael’s assistance, Charlie gives birth to a healthy baby boy before Gabriel arrives. As the archangels fight between each other, Charlie, Jeep and Sandra flees with a car. But as Gabriel overpowers Michael and kills him, he then comes after Charlie.

Charlie, Jeep and Sandra manage to overthrow Gabriel by braking out of the blue, but their car overturns and Sandra is killed in the process. Jeep leads Charlie to a mountain with the instructions inscribe on his arms but Gabriel reaches the peak of the mountain by flying. As Gabriel tries to kill Jeep, Michael shows up from above, with a pair of new wings. Gabriel is stunned by Michael’s appearance. Michael simply tells Gabriel, “I provide him what he needs, you just provide him what he wants.” Despite Gabriel’s plead for Michael to finish him off, Michael shows great mercy by letting him go. Later, Charlie and Jeep are seen driving in a car with the baby, slightly grown up.

Overall, first time director Scott Stewart manages to instill some horror elements into the film to make the audience terrified as well as excited. I just found it slightly hilarious and somehow weaker than the 2007′s film, Gabriel in terms of storyline. It seems as though as the director is in a hurry to finish up the film by getting Charlie’s giving birth out of desperation. Somehow, the movie is quite entertaining as most of the casts perform well except Lucas Black, who plays Jeep.

My ratings: 6 out of 10.