Tuesday, May 23, 2006

Movie Review: The Church & Firefly

The Church (1989)
Michele Soavi (Cemetery Man), best known as Dario Argento's protege, directed this film, which was originally released as Demons 3. The story begins in the 13th century, as the Knights Templar destroy a village to erect a cathedral on the land. Flashing forward to the present, the cathedral is now haunted and, because a long sealed crypt has recently been opened, a torrent of evil spirits is rushing through the building.” – Netflix

Another Argento flick that is worth a watch. Great story line, even though the acting is a bit cheesy. It is not a film that is full of action that keeps you on the edge of your seat like Mission Impossible III. Argento’s films are more “mental” than anything else. There is some nudity in this film, not much to speak of. There is also two sex scenes, one involving a goat-like demon creature.

Firefly (Disk 1)
“Set almost 500 years in the future, this short-lived but much-loved TV series follows the adventures of the ragtag crew (Nathan Fillion, Gina Torres, Alan Tudyk and others) of the transport spaceship Serenity. No job is too small, too dirty or too close to the line of illegality for the crew to tackle to remain fed and fueled. But when a passenger is wanted by the ruling Alliance regime, the Firefly must hide out the dangerous fringes of space.” - Netflix

Well, the movie Senerity now makes more sense. It begins by explaining the Captain and First Mate's relationship, the civil war, and how the crew became together. It also introduces the Allance, the Preacher, and the ambassador (high-paid hooker). I throughly enjoyed the first two eposodes - sex, violence, pillaging, sexy actresses… How did I miss this series? It must have been at the same time as Babylon 5, SG1 or Star Trek. I am glad that they started putting many of the TV shows on DVD. Yes, I did rent the A-Team for old time sake - “I pitty the fool”. I will defantally have to rent the rest, these actaully may be a buy. We will have to wait and see.

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