Posts Tagged ‘Supernatural’

This week’s releases include: a martial arts picture; a unique love story; the most recent season of TV’s most popular comedy; the sophomore season of a high school musical; an intriguing family drama; a documentary about a long, sci-fi debate; a woman ascends above her “station”; the fight for abnormal protection continues; a gladiator thrives to meet his goal; a pair of brothers battle evil to save their souls; a couple of real-life friends go on a voyage; and the beginning of the mutant war is revealed. (more…)

This week’s releases include: an overview of a complicated family; mankind’s first trip to Mars; a sci-fi depiction of a dog eat dog world; all five seasons of the exploration of the Lost City; a never-before-seen adaption; an indie drama about indie rockers; a tale about AI gone bad; and the story of a boy forced to make difficult decisions. (more…)

Nicolas Cage and Claire Foy in a scene from Season of the WitchFor a few years now, seeing Nicolas Cage’s name attached to a film has usually meant over-the-top camp. And for the most part I’m all right with that because I enjoy watching him play these strange characters. So when I first saw the trailer for Season of the Witch, I was somewhat excited, expecting a fun movie filled with cheesy lines and a predictable plot. The inclusion of Ron Perlman did nothing to dissuade my expectations. However, apart from one moment that had the entire theatre erupt with laughter, it’s a pretty serious supernatural film. (more…)

This is a week of the unusual with augmenting parasites, various paranormal experiences and a young woman’s untraditional introduction to love and sex.

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Spawned after the popularity of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Supernatural took demon hunting to a more practical place.

Sam Winchester (Jared Padalecki) grew up hunting terrifying things, but he’s put that behind him to attend law school and live a more conventional life. When Sam’s estranged brother Dean (Jensen Ackles) appears with news their father has disappeared, the brothers reunite to find their father as well as pick-up where he left off – the family business. (more…)

The CW network (formerly WB) has been the place to look when seeking television that draws the attention of teens and young adults. Supernatural is a staple of the station’s Thursday night primetime lineup and will be heading into its fourth season this fall. But first, season three hits DVD shelves.

Sam (Jared Padalecki) and Dean (Jensen Ackles) are now more than capable of handling their share of hunting duties. Good thing too because everyone’s stake got a lot bigger after the gates to hell were unlocked. Now, the Winchester boys are pulling triple duty trying to kill as many demons as possible, avoid capture by FBI Agent Victor Henricksen (Charles Malik Whitfield) and rogue hunter Gordon Walker (Sterling K. Brown), and save Dean’s soul by breaking the deal he made to bring Sam back from the dead.

This season is intense and emotional as the brothers’ hopes and fears are revealed. In addition, they face-off repeatedly against new adversary Bela Talbot (Lauren Cohan) and get regular help from their dad’s old pal and fatherly stand-in Bobby Singer (Jim Beaver). The most memorable episodes come in the latter half of the season with “Mystery Spot”, which has Sam helplessly witnessing Dean’s death over and over Groundhog Day-style; “Jus in Bello”, a take on Assault on Precinct 13 with demons; and the final episode, “No Rest for the Wicked,” in which they take-on Dean’s contract owner.

Each of the five discs holds three episodes, as well as “A Closer Look” at certain chapters. These features consist of the writer and/or director discussing the plot, overall significance and challenges of shooting. The final disc also has an amusing gag reel and a look inside Dean’s cherry 1967 Chevy Impala.