Weekend Movies: Christmas Movies! (And Angelina Jolie)

“What better way to ring in December?” we ask you. Don’t answer though: it’s a rhetorical question.

Cancel Christmas – Friday, Nov 29, 7pm ET

Quantum of Solace – Friday, Nov 29, 11:15pm, plus Saturday, Nov 30, 3am ET

Hurricane Hunters aka Storm Seekers – Saturday, Nov 30, 10am and 8pm ET

Mr. & Mrs. Smith – Saturday, Nov 30, 12pm and 4:30pm ET

Salt – Saturday, Nov 30, 2:30pm, plus Sunday, Dec 1, 12:30pm ET

The Town – Saturday, Nov 30, 10pm, plus Sunday, Dec 1, 2:30am ET

Defending Santa – Sunday, Dec 1, 11am and 7pm ET

How the Grinch Stole Christmas – Sunday, Dec 1, 1pm and 5pm ET

Disney’s A Christmas Carol – Sunday, Dec 1, 3pm ET

Cancel Christmas

The cast: Judd Nelson, Connor Price, Natalie Brown

The Showcase synopsis:”Telling Santa that children have become too selfish and greedy, the board of directors gives him a month to teach two boys the meaning of giving, or else the holiday will be canceled.”

Why would anyone want to cancel Christmas? Short answer: metrics. The Yuletide season is way down in the key 18-34 demo. Plus it’s testing poorly with Millennials, who’d much rather watch skateboarders get thwacked in the junk on YouTube. Fortunately, we’ve got a secret weapon to set things right: Judd Nelson as Santa. That’s right: Judd freakin’ Nelson. The world wanted to see it, and Showcase is here to deliver, baby. If anyone knows about holiday hardship, it’s this guy.

1----Cancel-Christmas

“You know what I got for Christmas? Oh, it was a banner year at the old Bender family…”

 

Mr. & Mrs. Smith

The cast: Angelina Jolie, Brad Pitt, Vince Vaughn

The Showcase synopsis: “A bored married couple is surprised to learn they’re both assassins hired by competing agencies to kill each other.”

Sure, bored married couples try to shoot each other all this time. But they’re rarely as attractive as Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie (or ‘Branjelina’ – a brilliant portmanteau I just came up with). There’s something extra special about impossibly attractive people trying to ugly each other up a bit. It’s like the Hunger Games, only where the winner gets to keep their flawless skin and perfect bone structure.

2----Mr-&-Mrs-Smith

Either Brad and Angie just joined forces or they have terrible aim.

 

Salt

The Cast: Angelina Jolie, Liev Schreiber

The Showcase synopsis: “A CIA agent goes on the run after a defector accuses her of being a Russian spy.”

At one point or another, we’ve all been accused of spying for the Russians. It’s just one of those things that happens, like chicken pox or jury duty. All you can really do is ride it out. Like our pal Salt here. Unrelated: is there a sequel to this called Mr. & Mrs. Salt? Because I’m gonna be cheesed off if there isn’t.

3----Salt

“’Salt’ is a bit too casual for someone I just met. Call me ‘Sodium Chloride.’”

 

Defending Santa

The Cast: Jodie Sweeten and Dean Cain

The Showcase synopsis: “Kris Kringle, aka Santa Claus, goes on trial for mental competency in a small ski resort town.”

Look, dude: we don’t need to sell you on this. It’s a Christmas movie starring Dean Cain and the middle kid from Full House. That makes it awesome. Ironically awesome? Yes, most likely. But awesome is awesome, plain and simple. Also, Dean’s a ski resort sheriff who goes on trial to take down Santa Claus. In screenwriting classes, he’s what we call the ‘audience identification character.’

 

4----Defending-Santa

Dean Cain up in this, boyeee!

 

How The Grinch Stole Christmas

The cast: Jim Carrey,Taylor Momsen, Jeffrey Tambor

The Showcase synopsis: “Big budget remake of the classic cartoon about a creature intent on stealing Christmas.”

Holiday prices are so low in Whoville, Christmas practically steals itself!

 5----Grinch

The Grinch’s new contacts really bring out the yellow.

 

Disney’s A Christmas Carol

The cast: Jim Carrey, Gary Oldman and Colin Firth

The Showcase synopsis: “An animated retelling of Charles Dickens’ classic novel about a Victorian-era miser taken on a journey of self-redemption, courtesy of several mysterious Christmas apparitions.”

Trivia: there are more TV and film versions of A Christmas Carol than there are stars in the sky or grains of sand along the beach. You may think that’s a bad thing, but we’re here to tell you otherwise. Think about it: people don’t endlessly adapt books that are crap. They adapt the cream of the crop. Which makes the Disney-ized version of this Dickens classic a slam dunk. That’s logic, y’all – plain and simple.

6----A-Christmas-Carol

Above: Ebenezer faces off against the Ghost of Combovers Past. 

Beauty and the Beauty on “Man or Beast?”

This first half of this season ended not with a kiss and a bang, but with heartbreak and betrayal. At the core of the episode was the battle for Vincent’s soul with beast vs. human at the heart of the matter. If you have not yet watched the episode, you can do so here. Otherwise read on for our reaction to “Man or Beast”.

Christine:
Happy BatB day!

Sarah:
Happy BatB Mid-Season Finale Day!!!!!!!!!!!

Christine:
I’m really excited to watch this episode. Last episode was craaazy

Sarah:
Are all of the beasts dead?! Likely not – otherwise there would be no show

Christine:
Unless JT becomes a beast and we are taken in an entirely new direction

Sarah:
He beasted out on Tess’s mouth!!

Christine:
Sure did!

Sarah:
So I have changed my mind. I no longer maintain that Cat’s Dad is a good guy. He’s just a straight up beast-killer.

Christine:
And creator. Do you think he’ll die by the end of season? Or turn good?

Sarah:
Hopefully die. But I bet Cat tries to have the best of both worlds somehow.
Ok here we go! Back to explosion town!

We pick up where we left off last episode with Vincent facing Tori who is bound to a chair with a bomb at their feet that is about to go off.
Tori in a death chair
Christine:
Does he throw it out the window?

Sarah:
I have no idea. Talk faster Beast!

Christine:
Is she going to beast out?

Sarah:
She is going to have to I think. They have to be a unibeast

Vincent calms Tori down and convinces her to work with him as a beast so that they can get out of there alive together.

Christine:
He controls her beast?

Sarah:
Whoa he is her controller!
shebeast in a chair
save each otherChristine:
How would they survive that?

Sarah:
Come on, how did they get out of there

Christine:
Yeah I don’t get it – by running towards each other? Makes no sense

Sarah:
They’re beasts, that’s how.

After hearing churchbells at ConDad’s, Cat and Gabe race to find Vincent. Tess calls and lets them know that there has been an explosion at Tori’s.

Sarah:
So I guess Cat knows now that the handler is her Dad.

Christine:
Does she?

Sarah:
Because of Tess’s church bell discovery

Christine:
oh right.

Sarah:
Why is Tess all “NO, nooooooo”

Christine:
She thinks Vincent is dead… I think. OR she knows he isn’t and just wants to let Cat believe he is dead

Sarah:
That’s what I would do

Christine:
He just cheated, why does she care if he was blown up?

Sarah:
And he also blew her off and told her to go away

Cat goes home to recoup before heading back to the precinct to work on bringing down her Dad. ConDad’s accomplice calls Reynolds and confirms that “the targets have been eliminated” and demands his money.

Sarah:
OMG he is slinking around her place!!!

Christine:
Like a dawg

Sarah:
He cheated on Cat!!! The hell is he doing there

Christine:
He’s by his water bowl chewing a stuffy

Sarah:
Are we not going to talk about this two beast scandal?

Christine:
I know right? Beast or no Beast

Vincent explains that him and Tori were able to escape by working together.
Vincent Catherine, Tori
Sarah:
Why would Cat want to help SheBeast – she is after her man!

Christine:
Cat is too nice

Sarah:
I would NOT be cool with this

Christine:
I’d set them both on fire right there!

Sarah:
“amplified my power” – no girlfriend wants to hear that

Christine:
He’s so insensitive

Cat, once again a Vincent apologist, blames her father for their issues. Vincent threatens to kill ConDad, but Cat lays down the law saying that if he crosses that moral line, they are through.

Christine:
Did Cat just blame the beast kiss on her dad?

Sarah:
More to do with her father?!
Although, ConDad did do all of that stuff to her. To them.

Christine:
It’s true

Sarah:
Which was not really nice

Christine:
Why can Beast be judge and jury?

Sarah:
Why can ConDad?

Christine:
She’s taking this pretty well

Sarah:
I wonder what her plan is. Either way, Tori needs to be dealt with

Christine:
Yeah I don’t like this one bit. But I DO like Cat’s faux fur throw blanket
Tori on Cat's couch
Christine:
Beast should not be in the house alone with her

Sarah:
Inappropriate! This is a beast tug of war – he’s in the middle of two women. Well, a beast and a woman

Christine:
Beast-o-war?

Sarah:
Yes exactly

Cat meets up with Tess and Gabe and they hatch a plan; blackmail Reynolds in order to get him to incriminate himself. 

Christine:
I still like Gabe

Sarah:
Yeah Gabe is alright

Christine:
I think he’s more of a babe than Vincent

Sarah:
Nope.

Christine:
He’s a little GQ for my taste, but still

Sarah:
Too much standing around talking here!

Christine:
Agreed. They should be discussing while black Friday shopping in a montage

Sarah:
JT in the mixxxxx – did he just come from Tess’s place?
Beauty and the Beast - the gang

To put the plan into action, JT/Tess need to get Zach, and Vincent/Tori need to track down ConDad’s accomplice. Everyone heads out to put the plan into action.

Sarah:
Best email ever
screw youChristine:
So great

Sarah:
Screw you

Christine:
I get emails like that all the time

Vincent sets to work on teaching Tori how to track so that they can locate the handler’s accomplice.

Christine:
These two need a beast supervisor. Tess needs to lead Vincent and Tori on a leash while they beast around town

Sarah:
Why don’t we know how she became a beast

Christine:
Birth beast?

Sarah:
How do we know there aren’t any more birth beasts out there
focusChristine:
STOP TOUCHING HER

Sarah:
STAAAHHHPPPPP

Christine:
This is too much

Sarah:
I am with her though, I don’t know why you WOULDN’T want to be a beast

Christine:
Would you choose to become a beast? If given the chance?

Sarah:
If I could control it. Vincent seems to be pretty in control these days…ish

Christine:
He only ripped out a heart and cheated nbd

Sarah: pfft.

Meanwhile, JT and Tess go on a hunt for the Zach cadaver.

Christine:
awww JT
Beauty and the Beast - JT and TessSarah:
Browsing for cadavers

Christine:
What a date

Sarah:
He doesn’t think he is cool enough! 11 texts is not cool.

Christine:
JT just wants to eat pizza and watch movies with Tess. 11 texts is a little much

Cat and Gabe chat with Cat’s Dad to plant a bug in his ear putting him on high alert that someone is honing in on him.

Sarah:
Hahah is he responding to the “screw you” email?
No. Screw YOU

Sarah:
Kristin Kreuk!! Great actress!
BATB Kristin KreukChristine:
Totally!
ConDad is getting playeeeed

Gabe and Cat successfully set the ConDad trap. Meanwhile, Vincent has located the accomplice that they will use to blackmail ConDad.

Christine:
Classic Beast in the shadows appearance
Beast in the shadows

As Vincent works to capture the accomplice, SheBeast launches at him out of the shadows and murders him.
She-Kill
Christine:
Wooooooooops!

Sarah:
Oh GREAT. The plan won’t work now! Fckn SheBeast

Christine:
Well, Beast has made a few mistakes too…

Sarah:
KILL HER!!! She is obviously going to be—nay IS—very problematic

Vincent tries to explain to Cat how it came to be that the accomplice is dead.
Team Beast
Sarah:
He is lying!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! He is lying for her! Tori had a choice and that guy didn’t have his finger on any detonator…right?

Christine:
I can’t even deal

Sarah:
I am really getting sick of this arrogant SheBitch. They have saved her life!!! She is being a pretty huge asshole about it

Christine:
Well…Vincent takes the law into his own hands all the time. Double standard

Sarah:
But he kills bad people! She is ONLY there because they saved her. Vincent needs to get away from her

Christine:
Yeah she’s dangerous. I don’t care much for her outfit either

Sarah:
I want him to just run away from her

Christine:
School yard style – just take his lunchbox and book it

Tori works to turn Vincent against Cat and in doing so, firmly plants him in the middle of a man vs. beast moral debate.BATB Tori and Vincent

Sarah:
Vincent is the only one who can fix everything and it starts with setting this girl straight

Christine:
And spending time with his soul mate instead of Tori

Sarah:
So Tori is so high and mighty now that SHE is going to teach Vincent how to “feel” like a Beast? ulgh.

With the accomplice now dead Gabe proposes a new plan that uses the accomplice’s phone. They will have Gabe meet ConDad to get the confession.

Sarah:
Why is Gabe wanting to save Vincent so bad? Oh right to get into Cat’s pants

Christine:
Gabe thinks if he saves Vincent, Cat will love him

Sarah:
That’s sure to work

Christine:
Ladies love a doormat

Sarah:
All of this is a risky plan for Gabe

Christine:
Very risky

They send ConDad the text and the plan is on. Before going to meet Gabe, ConDad gets in touch with Cat to let her know he is leaving the country.
ConDad Text

Christine:
ConDad is fleeing the scene

Sarah:
What a wuss

Christine:
Big time

Sarah:
His ass is on the fire. I don’t think that is a saying

Christine:
Ha! I think you totally made that up – but I like it

Sarah:
Too hot in the kitchen? or something?
bah Reynolds you creep. Maybe ConDad is a beast

Christine:
Maybe. And he wants to be the only beast so he’s killing all other beasts?

Gabe heads out to meet Cat and the plan is in action.

Sarah:
omg is this going to be a killer? is that a bomb?

Christine:
I can’t tell. I like Gabe’s sweater
Gabe's sweater

Sarah:
Me too. Even though I am not often a fan of man sweaters

Christine:
Really? I like them. Is a man sweater a fitted sweater?

Sarah:
Just a sweater – but for a man.
Get ‘em Gabe!

Gabe works on getting a confession out of ConDad. He is successful, but ConDad convinces him to switch cars so he doesn’t have to move the cadaver.

Christine:
So intense

Sarah:
There is a bomb in his car!!!!!!!!! Fack!

Christine:
blerrrg

Sarah:
Don’t get in Gabe

Christine:
Oh good he is smarter than that

After getting a confession out of ConDad, Cat wheels up and places him under arrest. Gabe waits for the bomb squad outside of ConDad’s car.
under arrest
Sarah:
Busted!!! Set up by your daughter. Tori is going to jump on the roof of this car

Christine:
WHAT! What is Vincent doing? He’s ruining everything!

Sarah:
Oh WTF Vincent. Tori brainwashed him.
imma kill your dadChristine:
How do you not hate Vincent? He’s the villain of this series!

As Cat and her Dad lie in the ruins of the car that crashed at the hands of the Beast, he moves in for the kill on ConDad.

Sarah:
Welp this is all bad. I just was trying to hold onto that he was good—that he would do the right thing…for Looooooovvveeeeee. But he is just beasting out everywhere

Christine:
Yeah

Sarah:
Where is his loverbeast Tori

Christine:
LOL loverbeast

Sarah:
Vincent GET A GRIP
Beast vs Beastmaker

Christine:
Take a chill pill

Sarah:
She already said there is no hope for the two of them if he does this
ConDad is all nice boyfriend

Just when Cat believes she has convinced Vincent to come back to her side. He turns on ConDad and she…
Beast Shot

Christine:
WHOA YES CAT

Sarah:
Did she just shoot him?!

Christine:
Yup

Sarah:
Ulgh I don’t know

Christine:
How do you redeem yourself after that?

Sarah:
He is leaving her – going straight to the arms of the SheBeast

Vincent takes off into the night, and Cat places her father under arrest.

Sarah:
And Cat is going straight into Gabe’s arms

Christine:
I hope!
He chose not to be a beast
Vincent chose to be Beast

Sarah:
No he didn’t!!!!!!! ConDad did it all to him!
Vincent is going to have to go for a beast time out in some tranquil place and grow a huge beard

Christine:
lol

Sarah:
And then when he is ready to assimilate back into society he will shave it, come back to save her and redeem himself as Vincent the human.

Christine:
Huge beard + truck stop hat

Sarah:
But right now this is the worst. I can’t stand Tori - she is a total home wrecker

Christine:
All alone on the roof! So sad Lonely Roof

Well folks, that’s it for the first half of the season! Let’s hope Vincent gets the help that he needs during the break. Stay tuned for a return date and have a great holiday season! 

Lost Girl S4 Recap: E03 “Lovers. Apart.”

This week on Lost Girl Season 4: Last episode’s brief teaser aside, this is the much-Tweeted return of Bo (#BoIsBack), who escapes one perilous situation only to waltz right into another. (Story of her life, amiright?) So, what’s worse: a railway express line officially named “Death Train” or a house haunted by a hyper-homicidal spirit? Bo’s about to find out, with a little help from a memory-restored Dyson and…a redeemed Clio? Per the episode’s title, there are separated sweethearts all over the place in “Lovers. Apart.” — and one particular pair might just give Bo the ghost of a chance of escaping her latest predicament. If you have not yet seen “Lovers. Apart.,” watch it here. Below, some highlights from the episode. [WARNING: SPOILERS, SPOILERS EVERYWHERE!]

The reluctant team of Dyson and Clio boards the Death Train moments after Bo herself has escaped it. Disembarking, they manage to track Bo across the countryside with the bribed help of forest spirit Lazy John, who has a problem with toes that he is trying to lick (#eww). Dyson and Bo do reunite in this episode; it’s a heart-warming, if brief, sequence, cut short by the country ghost possessing Clio and giving Bo a terrific excuse to slap the elemental around. Needless to say, though: their business isn’t finished by the time the ghost leaves Clio.Lost Girl S04E03 pic 2Lazy John lives in a real hole in the ground.

After escaping the Death Train — the identity of whose conductor still remains a mystery at episode’s end (my money remains on The Wanderer) — Bo seeks refuge at the first house she finds. It’s not the last house on the left, but it is a homestead haunted by a multi-generational family curse that now threatens to take the life of young teen Julia, in whom Bo cannot help but see reflections of her own mixed-up past. (Being a Succubus, Bo also briefly sees a ‘meal’ in Julia’s father, leading to my fave line of the episode: “Uh, can you not look at my dad like he’s made of hot dogs?”) The Jenkins lineage is being hounded by a knotty ghost — believe it: it messes with their shoelaces — that can jump from body to body. Bo must learn the truth of the “lovers apart” if she has a hope of saving Julia, not to mention Dyson (and, if she feels nice, Clio).Lost Girl S04E03 pic 3Poor Bo! She jumped out of the fire and right into the frying pan!!

Fans of Lost Girl: Can you forgive this episode for not only not following up on last episode’s Kenzi and Hale’s table-clearing “Is it OK to do this?” moment, but in fact not featuring Kenzi or Hale whatsoever? YES YOU CAN, because we give you: motel beer and pizza with Lauren and Crystal. Cold drinks and hot night aside, the small-town waitress really does reveal a lot about herself in this episode, and our suspicions that Crystal might have a bigger part to play are only further aroused when they take the show on the road.
Lost Girl S04E03 pic 4
Hop in, I’ve got the soundtrack to Thelma & Louise!

Possibly the funniest sequence in the episode sees The Morrigan interrupt The Druid’s consultation with a door-to-door cosmetician. Of course, it’s not just a social call, and The Morrigan both confirms The Druid taking her side and gets him to restore her eye and face. Get ready, faedom: the witch is back.Lost Girl S04E03 pic 5The Druid and The Morrigan see eyes to eye.

What are your thoughts on this week’s episode? Watch new episodes of Lost Girl Season 4, Sundays at 10PM ET/PT.

Copper: Beautiful Schemer

The death of General Donovan caused Kevin Corcoran to go on the run and continue his pursuit of justice in this week’s episode of Copper.

 

After Kevin shot Donovan with the last gun from their twisted game of Russian roulette (the gun really was loaded!), Andrew and Frances joined him. Kevin gathered up the General’s papers and found a hidden stash of files before fleeing the scene.

 

Donovan’s assistant saw Kevin leaving the office. Donovan’s creepy henchmen, Holland was in hot pursuit. Holland began taking his orders from William ‘Wild Bill’ Eustace (Billy Baldwin – pretty cool!). Eustace had come to clean up the mess Donovan left behind.

 

Before news of Donovan’s death spread, Kevin lied to Captain Sullivan to get the paperwork needed to spring Eva from jail under false pretenses. Kevin also sent a young officer to the Morehouse residence with the bag of Donovan’s to keep them safe. Eventually Kevin and Eva also arrived at the Morehouse’s and as a pleasant surprise Elizabeth was sober and in good form. Robert agreed to sort through the files and send Eva somewhere she will be safe until the dust settled.

 

Holland and his men were busy making various visits in their pursuit of Kevin Corcoran. They dropped in on Captain Sullivan’s home and threatened him. Holland even punched Sullivan’s mother in the face! Who punches an old lady? Seriously!

 

The young officer Kevin sent with the bag of files was eventually grabbed off the street by Holland and his goons. Despite his effort to stay strong and refusal to give information, he was forced to reveal where he took the bag after they cut off two of his toes. Frankly, good for him for sticking out that long! Brutal. Luckily, he survived and was able to have his toes restored, after he literally dragged himself to Doctor Freeman’s door.

 

Robert Morehouse discovered that Donovan had been collecting photos and other information in which to blackmail people. Surprisingly, Robert showed these materials to his father, which was worrisome – as Norbert has been known to dabble in corruption himself.

 

Eustace paid a visit to the police station to see Captain Sullivan. He emphasized the importance of finding Kevin, promising the Captain a promotion to deputy commissioner once Kevin was found. Eustace also mentioned Sullivan’s mother, which could be interpreted as a veiled threat. It seemed unclear which way Sullivan was going to go in all of this. Luckily, when Andrew arranged for Kevin to speak to the Captain and ask for his help, Sullivan reluctantly accepted and stayed on the right side of things.

 

Kevin also met with one of the reporters Donovan had been blackmailing. He agreed to publish some of the damning information they’d found against Tammany Hall in the afternoon edition of his newspaper. Eustace was unhappy to see the front page, realizing Kevin was a worthy adversary.

 

Kevin sought refuge in a somewhat unlikely place, the home of Mrs. McGrath with whom he had a connection from the first few episodes of the season. Surprised by his visit, she was willing to help when he told her the truth of his situation. She also offered her help sexually, it seemed Kevin picked the right place to hide out.

 

With Captain Sullivan’s help Andrew, Frances and Kevin were able to gain the upper hand on Holland and his men in an ambush. Holland admitted he received his orders from Eustace. Although Kevin promised to spare Holland’s life for the information he gave, Kevin shot him anyway. It was hard to feel sympathy for Holland’s fate after he punched out an old lady.

 

Afterwards, Kevin went to Eustace’s office and having the upper hand, made his demands. He wanted Eva’s name cleared, to choose the person to take Donovan’s place (intriguing), Donovan’s death ruled a suicide and the aqueduct to be built in another town.

 

Kevin was unable to have Donovan’s death ruled a suicide. Eustace explained a story had already been fabricated to say Donovan died while cleaning his gun, keeping his status a hero. Eustace also pointed out, it was better for the people of Five Points to believe they had someone looking out for them, even if it wasn’t true. Will Eustace make good on all of these demands? It seemed so, and somewhat anticlimactic considering all of the build up that took place with Donovan’s plans.

 

Eva returned to the Paradise and the coppers celebrated their victory in possibly the happiest moment that has ever existed on Copper. However, the good times did not last long. Doctor Freeman entered with a stunned expression and announced that Lincoln had been assassinated.

 

Do you think Wild Bill Eustace has more trouble up his sleeve? What will Kevin and the other coppers do with the news of Lincoln’s death? Will Kevin keep up a relationship with Mrs. McGrath? Should he? What did you think of “Beautiful Dreamer?”

Weekend Movies: It’s Practically Nearly Sort Of Christmas!

To the frustration of many, Christmas advertising, music, TV shows and movies rear their heads earlier and earlier each year. And Showcase can either be part of the problem or part of the solution. In 2013, we’ve opted for “part of the problem” – but hey, ain’t our honesty endearing?

Tasmanian Devil CanCon MOWFriday, Nov 22, 5pm ET
Toxic Skies – Friday, Nov 22, 7pm ET
The Matrix Revolutions – Friday, Nov 22, 11:15pm ET
Friends with Benefits – Saturday, Nov 23, 3:30am and 12pm ET
Space Twister MOW – Saturday, Nov 23, 10:30am and 8pm ET
Something Borrowed – Saturday, Nov 23, 2:30pm, plus Sunday, Nov 24, 2am ET
What’s Your Number? – Saturday, Nov 23, 5pm and 10pm ET
Love At The Christmas Table – Sunday, Nov 24, 12am and 2pm ET
Elf – Sunday, Nov 24, 10am and 4pm ET
The Smurfs – Sunday, Nov 24, 12pm ET
Trading Christmas MOW – Sunday, Nov 24, 6pm ET

The Matrix Revolutions
The cast: Keanu Reeves, Laurence Fishburne, Carrie-Anne Moss
The Showcase synopsis: ”The human city of Zion defends itself against the massive invasion of the machines as Neo fights to end the war at another front while also opposing the rogue Agent Smith.”

It’s part three of the grand ol’ Matrix trilogy, and you can bet your nutrient pod the Wachowskis are gonna wrap things up in a big, badass way. Will there be kung fu? Don’t even ACT like there won’t be. And not to tell tales out of school, but Agent Smith may be a touch miffed at Neo and his renegade gang of roustabouts. We’re talking the kind of frustration that typically leads to even more kung fu. Place you bets, pallies!1 -- The Matrix RevolutionsFace punching: a delightful weapon in the kung fu arsenal. 

Space Twister MOW
The cast: David Sutcliffe, Mitch Pileggi, Erica Cerra
The Showcase synopsis: “Epic storms triggered by a space phenomenon obliterate cities, and the only answer to escaping complete annihilation rests on a small-town teen’s extraordinary science project.”

Okay, two cool things about this movie: 1) it stars Mitch Pileggi from The X-Files, and 2) It also goes by the alternate name Mega Cyclone, which we can all agree is several sorts of badass. In fact, I dare say I like that name better: Space Twister implies an intergalactic version of that party game where players contort all up in each other’s business like some kind of fully-clothed sex romp. No thank you!
2 -- Space Twister
“Honey, did you remember to renew our Mega Cyclone insurance?”

What’s Your Number?
The Cast: Anna Faris, Chris Evans, Ari Graynor
The Showcase synopsis: “A woman looks back at the past twenty men she’s had relationships with in her life and wonders if one of them might be her one true love.”

A good friend of mine was once Chris Evans’ personal assistant, and I’m happy to report that by all accounts (a.k.a. hers), he’s a total stand-up guy. Which is kind of a relief, since who’d want a total d-bag taking on the iconic role of Captain America? Short answer: nobody. Bottom line: Chris is a good dude, so watch this movie. Also, Anna Faris is in it too, and she’s pretty gorgeous.
3 -- What's Your Number.png “Seriously though, what’s your number? We’ve been married eight years now.”

Love At The Christmas Table
The Cast: Danica McKellar, Lea Thompson, Scott Patterson
The Showcase synopsis: “Family friends Sam and Kat spend every Christmas Eve at the children’s table. And at thirty, Sam realizes that Kat is the one… but he’s afraid the past will get in the way.”

Every single man in the world, regardless of age, race, or even sexual orientation, wants to marry Danica McKellar. We all fell in love with her on The Wonder Years, and that crush has never, ever left us. Empirically speaking she’s the perfect girl, and I saw her first so back off, jerks.
4 -- Love At The Christmas TableAbove: part of some dude’s face, my future wife.

Elf
The cast: Will Ferrell, Zooey Deschanel, Edward Asner, Bob Newhart
The Showcase synopsis: “After inadvertently wreaking havoc on the elf community due to his ungainly size, a man raised as an elf at the North Pole is sent to the U.S. in search of his true identity.”

I watched this movie with my nephew last Christmas Eve, and it was all sorts of charming fun. He loved the heck out of it, which is a pretty big feat given that kid normally can’t sit through squat. Well played, Will Ferrell!
5 -- ElfElves love spaghetti. That’s a scientific fact, Jack.
 

Trading Christmas MOW
The cast: Faith Ford, Tom Cavanagh, Gabrielle Miller
The Showcase synopsis: “A widow and a writer swap homes for the holidays, but neither getaway goes as planned. Despite the complications, they each meet potential love interests in their temporary new digs.”

Caution: Trading Christmas is certifiably brimming with Canadians. We’re talking an experimental level of Canadians, one nearing potential critical mass. Govern yourself accordingly.
6 -- Trading Christmas “No trade-backs – called it!” 

Production Begins on Continuum Season 3!

In season three of Continuum, Kiera Cameron (Rachel Nichols; Criminal Minds, Alias) faces the immediate consequences of Alec Sadler’s (Erik Knudsen; Jericho, Scream 4) betrayal at the end of season two – when he disappeared in a flash of light with the time travel device Kiera hoped might send her home. Alec’s impulsive decision sets in motion a chain of events, which pushes Kiera into a shocking alliance with a former enemy.

Kiera must also contend with a newly strategic Liber8 organization, and a growing darkness in her police partner, Carlos Fonnegra (Victor Webster; Castle, Melrose Place). Ultimately, all roads lead through young Alec Sadler, and with his genius never having been more tested, his choices force Kiera – and everyone – to examine all they hold dear.

New to the cast this season is Rachael Crawford (Alphas,The Firm) who joins as a guest star in a multiple episode arc. Returning cast include Stephen Lobo (Smallville, Little Mosque On The Prairie), Lexa Doig (V, Stargate SG-I), Omari Newton (Blue Mountain State, Sophie), Luvia Petersen (The L Word) and Terry Chen (Bates Motel, Combat Hospital).

View full press release: http://www.shawmedia.ca/Media/PressReleaseDetail.aspx?pressReleaseId=6442455616

Season three of Continuum is slated to premiere on Showcase in March 2014. 

Beauty and the Beauty on “Guess Who’s Coming To Dinner”

This episode was packed with famjams, makeouts, hookups and heartbreak. But mostly makeouts. If you’ve not yet watched the episode you can do so here. Otherwise, read on for our commentary for “Guess Who’s Coming To Dinner”.

Sarah:
Let’s take a break from creating holiday web pages to talk about Thanksgiving with beasts

Christine:
I’m willing to take a break to talk turkey & beasts and beast about turkey

Sarah:
I also want to take this time to mention that after this week’s ep we are on hiatus until January.

Christine:
Booo!

Sarah:
Do you think Vincent is going to demand a drumstick?

Christine:
At the very least

To start the episode, an unknown man confirms to ConDad that his explosives are “cooked and ready”. And we catch up with Cat and Vincent…

Sarah:
Vincent and Cat haven’t banged in a long time

Christine:
Think there will be a love triangle with Cat and SheBeast and Beast?

Sarah:
Maybe! WOAH – MAKE OUT SESH!!!!
Heavy PettingChristine:
There it is!!! Ask and you shall receive

Sarah:
“Hearts racing” – what sexy chatter you guys

Christine:
This is a good point Cat makes – she did see him rip out a heart

Sarah:
We did talked about how it would be tough to make out with someone who rips out hearts. I think they should shave his moustachio. What is this, Movember?moustachChristine:
I don’t mind it. I’m am moustache fan

Cat and Vincent are interrupted by a phone call from ConDad, who invites her to Montauk for Thanksgiving.

Sarah:
Agent Reynolds has a one up on these two – he knows that Vincent is HIS beast

Christine:
Montauk=troubletown

Sarah:
Is he going to trick Vincent into dying in Montauk?

Christine:
Don’t worry, Vincent is a “perfectly fine and in control assassin”

Sarah:
“I am Family” TOO SOON DAD

Christine:
I know gross

Sarah:
Stay out of Montauk!!!

Christine:
It’s weird how Beast doesn’t question his missions at all

Cat and Vincent decline the invite and make plans to celebrate the holiday on their own.
Thanksgiving Decor
Sarah:
We need a Beast cooking show

Christine:
YES.

At the precinct, Cat wheels in with her tacky holiday decor, and Tess mentions that it is possible that Vincent could be Vincent’s last mission.

Christine:
I like how they just casually chat about this

Sarah:
Vincent is NOT different from the others….is he? I don’t even know anymore.

Christine:
I think so

Gabe is in his office with Tori, who is looking for information about her monster father and his killer.
SheBeast
Sarah:
SHEBEAST
Shebeast is really pretty and her hair is very thanksgivingy

Christine:
Which is why she’s trouble. Beast probs thinks he’s pretty too…

Sarah:
He IS pretty

Christine:
Freudian slip. I meant “she’s”

Cat & Tess barge into Gabe’s office demanding to know what he knows about Vincent’s last mission. They then realize that Gabe’s computer has been hacked and that someone is onto him.

Sarah:
“I kill Cat at keg stands” Is NOT a saying. But I would like to see that.

Meanwhile, Vincent heads out on his last mission as instructed to by his handler, ConDad.

Sarah:
Where’s Vincent? – RUNNING ACROSS FENCES.
On a Mission

Sarah:
That place is gonna blow the eff up

Christine:
Can’t wait
Wait…did ConDad just call Beast Condor?
I thought ConDad was Condor?

Sarah:
Yes I am so confused
Heh, our nickname makes no sense if Vincent is Condor

Christine:
Maybe it’s a term of endearment

Sarah:
Or their mission name

Christine:
Hahah no clue

Sarah:
Woops. Oh well wtvr

Christine:
Yeah, let’s just stick w/ ConDad

Vincent discovers a bomb in the abandoned building and avoids getting blown up. Meanwhile, the gang gets together in Vincent’s houseboat to try and locate his wherabaouts now aware that he is about to be assassinated.

Sarah:
YAY! JT is back!
Jt is back
Christine:
<3 Welcome back JT! Hope camping was fun

Sarah:
The gang is all here!

Christine:
It’s time for a montage

Vincent walks in and is clearly annoyed by Cat constantly stalking him on account of his loss of control.

Sarah:
Vincent is pisssssssssssed. He is tired of her meddling.

Christine:
No doubt

Sarah:
But he is also being pretty stupid

Christine:
Agreed

Sarah:
They should motor away on that boat

Christine:
haha, go tubing
Can you go tubing off a houseboat?

Sarah:
No clue – let’s get them to try it!

While the gang works to find out who is Vincen’s handler, Gabe heads out to check on SheBeast who is in the hospital.
SheBeast Hospitalized
Sarah:
Uh oh, Shebeast is having troubles with her powers

Christine:
You think SheBeast and Gabe will hook up?

Sarah:
Should be his dream girl

Christine:
Yup – he misses being a beast a bit

Sarah:
But Gabe doesn’t know she is a beast yet right?

Christine:
Right, he doesn’t

In an effort to identify Vincent’s Handler, the gang records a conversation between the two. JT discovers that it was the FBI who hacked Gabe’s computer and being that the only FBI agent they know is Cat’s Dad, they decide its best that her and Vincent take him up on his Thanksgiving offer.

Sarah:
Tess is the best
TessSarah:
They are gonna crack the handler case!!!!
Handler AKA Agent Reynolds AKA Condor AKA ConDad

Christine:
Shit’s about to get craaaay

Sarah:
Most awkward Thanksgiving dinner ever

Christine:
Cat, it’s a TERRIBLE idea

Sarah:
Turkey is gonna go flying around everywhere. Is Cat worried that Vincent is going to rip out her Dad’s heart? I would be.

Christine:
I want to see someone use a turkey leg as a weapon

Uneasy about dinner, Cat and Vincent pull up and try to make a plan for when the Muirfield conversation comes up.

Sarah:
Their secret word setting abilities are weak. I feel uncomfortable

Christine:
I know, right? What a jackass
happy thanksgiving

Meanwhile, back at the stripclub, JT and Tess set to work on decoding the Handler’s voice. They also agree to spend Thanksgiving together as opposed to with family.

Christine:
JT is going to decode the voice!

Sarah:
Cute shirt Tess
Tess and JTSarah:
And they are going to get wassssssssteeeed
hahah JT is stoked

Christine:
I’M stoked—my fabvourite BATB duo

Meanwhile, Cat and Vincent have an awkward, “getting to know you” catch up converstaion with her Dad.

Sarah:
Enough shit ConDad. Why is it just the 3 of them here?
awkwaard exchanceChristine:
What a CON

Sarah:
He already knows what Vincent does!

Christine:
Wow he’s grilling vincent

Sarah:
Is ConDad a beast?
I dont even know what these three are talking about anymore.

Christine:
This is so awkward

Sarah:
hahah these two are the WORST at secret codes! Someone send them back to gr. 5 for a lesson!

Christine:
For real that conversation was the worst.

Cat calls Gabe asking him to bring his Beast research to Montauk so that Agent Reynolds can try to help them identify Vincent’s handler.

Christine:
Here comes Gabe! The whole gang will be in Montauk soon

Sarah:
With SheBeast in tow

Christine:
I really hope they all end up eating turkey at the table and laughing together by the end of the ep

Sarah:
Hahah “Some day we will laugh about all of this” all having a liiiiitlle too much wine

Christine:
Maybe a little dance break

Sarah:
Christmas name draw
Don’t hook up at Dad’s!! ew
Hook up at dadChristine:
Yeah c’mon

Sarah:
Who is making this dinner

Christine:
Servants?

Sarah:
Seemingly

Christine:
It’s a good place, he’s got a chef I guess

Gabe shows up at Montauk and ConDad invites him to stay for dinner. When Gabe introduces Tori to Vincent, it sets both of them off. 

Sarah:
This is not Thanksgiving, it’s awkwardfest
WOAH Beast alert!!!
beastshake
Christine:
Things are about to BLOW UP

Sarah:
They are totally going to be attracted to each other as beasts oh godohgodohgod :(

Christine:
WHOA
Beast Out
Sarah:
HAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHAHAHAHa

Christine:
What just happened? Out of CONTROL

Sarah:
Oh sorry Dad.
I think SheBeast set him off

Christine:
This is too much. Everyone just relax and eat some sweet potatoes

Sarah:
Shouldn’t Vincent know that Tori is a SheBeast?

Christine:
Yeah, why can’t he sense it?

Sarah:
Maybe she is too fresh of a beast. We still don’t really know how it was passed onto her

JT, and Tess, now sufficiently wasted, discuss themselves and each other while they try and decode the voice.

Sarah:
Oh gawd will this be a drunk hookup?

Christine:
bahahah you think? “When I met you, I knew you were a girl” what a line!

Sarah:
HAAAAAAAAAAWOAHAHAHhdasfoasfdasfdawfeuio;asfdgdasfdujkl;asfd
Tess and JT hook upChristine:
WHOA
WHOOAOAOAOAOOAOAOA
WHAT>?!?!>?!>?!

Sarah:
WHA THE FUUUUUUUUUUUUC*%

Christine:
Oh my

Sarah:
Called it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Christine:
Unexpected!

Sarah:
She still has her legs up lol
legs up make outChristine:
Opposites attract?

Sarah:
BOOZE

Christine:
#truth

While Tori pouts in the car about being a beast, Vincent tries to explain his outrageous behaviour to Cat’s Dad.

Sarah:
SheBeast is being a little petulant about being a beast

Christine:
How did it just kick in like that?

Sarah:
Beast did it.
Oh NO he is not trying to blame this attack on his Canadian tuxedo
wrong outfitChristine:
And his boat living

Sarah:
Vincent is going to need to get his beast shit together if he wants to live. He can’t be running around brutally killing people

Christine:
Very true

Sarah:
Deep threats from CodDad – Beast has to leave Cat
…but first, let’s eat

After making Vincent promise to leave Cat, the group sits down for Thanksgiving dinner.

Christine:
That turkey looks delicious. Who made dinner?!
cheersSarah:
This dude needs to stop acting like he just cooked that turkey

Christine:
That kind of meal would require someone in the kitchen ALL day. He was just relaxing on the porch

Sarah:
I really need there to be an epic food fight that starts with “WHO MADE THIS”

When Vincent and Tori cheers each other, they once again, both have Beast issues.

Sarah:
Uh oh Vinnie is outta there. One beast down.

Christine:
Beast connection

Sarah:
Vincent cannot deal with SheBeast. But I guess SheBeast cannot deal with SheBeast either.

Christine:
I wonder why?

Sarah:
Here we go!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
SheBeastbeastout

Christine:
No dinner! What a waste!
flipped tableSarah:
She just DESTROYED the mashed potatoes

Christine:
I hate wasting food

Sarah:
This is not a great start to the father-daughter relationship

Cat puts it together that it is Tori causing Vincent to have control issues. Gabe figures out that Tori was attempting to flatline herself. While Gabe and Cat go beast hunting, ConDad calls in a hit on both beasts.

Christine:
ConDad makes a good point – beast babies – who wants that?

Sarah:
SheBeast is a beast baby. She is just racing around the woods

Christine:
Beasting out

Sarah:
ENOUGH with the flatlining!

Vincent and Tori meet in an apple orchard to try to piece together what just happened. She begs him for his help.

Christine:
That’s a beautiful orchard.

Sarah:
Oh no, now I can totally see these two together

Christine:
I know

Sarah:
I might actually like SheBeast? Am I feeling sorry for her?

Christine:
Terrible

Sarah:
Bah

Christine:
Beast connection?

Sarah:
Is he going to touch her?

Christine:
Hope not

Sarah:
They are HUGGING
Beast HugChristine:
Is it like a beast attraction?

Sarah:
Woah woah woah woah
BeastKissChristine:
UGHGHGHGHG BEASTYDOG

Sarah:
SHIT

Christine:
I TOLD YOU
DOG DOG DOG DOG

Sarah:
That is HEARTbreaking WOWZAAAAAAAAAA
heartbreakingChristine:
Just kill him ConDad

Sarah:
Cat puts everything on the line for him

Christine:
EVERYTHING. Baha Beast is in heat

Sarah:
He is trying to act like it’s not his fault
SHE kissed MEChristine:
Can’t help it

Sarah:
BREAKUP

Christine:
GOOD

Sarah:
Noooooo
Walk away Cat
Christine:
How can you still be pro-Beast after this?

Sarah:
He KNOWS he has no choice! Has to do it! So harsh though.

Christine:
True Beast finally exposed

Sarah:
Now I hate SheBeast.

Christine:
Don’t hate the woman, hate the cheater

Sarah:
Uh oh this dude is going to kill SheBeast and then what will Vincent do? Is this guy a beast too? Why didn’t he just kill all of the other beasts?
beastKillerChristine:
Terrible

JT and Tess work away at decoding the voice, and manage to make a breakthrough when they hear bells in the background.

Sarah:
JT and Tess will save the day!

Christine:
They’ll crack the code
Crack the code

Sarah:
“cross reference the melody”

Christine:
!

Sarah:
These two !!!!

Christine:
Kinda adorable?

Sarah:
Secret relationship Chandler/Monica style

Christine:
Yes! And Cat and Vincent are like Rachel and Ross

Sarah:
I can’t believe Vincent!!! He totally had a choice there right? He sort of kissed back.

Christine:
Yeah he’s terrible

Sarah:
Well, I hope bells start ringing in Montauk

Christine:
I’m waiting for a dramatic final scene where everyone figures it out

Sarah:
It will definitely happen
But are we going to have a cliffhanger?
THERE ARE THE BELLS!!
Do you hear what I hear

Gabe and Cat hear the bells and go on high alert. Vincent is already off to the city to deal with next target Tori.

Christine:
Uh oh

Sarah:
Is Vincent going thinking he is going to go kill Tori? Not good. It’s a trap!!!

Vincent gets to the Windsor building and as soon as he walks in…
trap
explosion

Christine:
SHIT how will they survive that?

Sarah:
I DON’T KNOW but I believe Vincent will live.
Jeeez! What an ep

Christine:
Crazy! Do you think SheBeast will survive?

Sarah:
I do not.
I feel like how can Cat possibly go back to him now? This has to be the straw that broke the Beast’s back for her

Christine:
I agree. He scrubbed out there
It’s like, you have all these bad things about you (like ripping out beating hearts) and ALL you have to do is be a good boyfriend and it’s all good and he can’t even do that

Sarah:
Shit’s broken

Find out what happens THIS SUNDAY at 8 on new episode “Man or Beast?”

Copper: Good Heart and a Willing Gun

The hunt was on to find evidence against General Donovan. Kevin, Frances and Andrew banded together for the pursuit for justice in this week’s episode of Copper.

 

Kevin and Andrew paid a visit to the shop owner who beat up Doctor Freeman to dispense their own version of justice. They warned him against bothering the Doctor any further.

 

Doctor Freeman was working hard to find a cure for the bacteria plaguing Five Points while seething with anger over his recent attack. Sara attempted to support her trouble husband, but he was dismissive of her.

 

At the Morehouse residence, Norbert and Robert clashed over business as usual. Norbert wanted to sell their Five Points properties to Donovan, which Donovan would eliminate in order to build his aqueduct. Robert, always looking to do the right thing, refused to sell.

 

Elizabeth continued in her usual stupor until Norbert decided enough was enough. He doused her face in water to snap her back to reality. Noticing his son’s recent marriage was already starting to fail, Norbert told Elizabeth she would have to get her act together or leave. At first Norbert’s motive seemed suspicious, as he never does anything without a selfish intention. But so far, I daresay his motive seemed genuine, telling Elizabeth that Robert would never know they had spoken.

 

Kevin investigated the real estate investor who recently purchased the Paradise from Eva, and found out he was merely a front man to hide the fact that Donovan and Norbert Morehouse had purchased many of the properties in Five Points. The Morehouse’s now owned of Eva’s Paradise. Angry at Robert’s possible involvement, Kevin accused him of being selfish. Robert defended that he had only recently learned the extent of Donovan and his father’s plan and aligned with Kevin to do all they could to stop it.

 

As Eva’s trial continued, Kevin vowed to her that one way or another they would walk away form the courthouse together.

 

Andrew and Frances paid a tense visit to Doctor Freeman’s office at Kevin’s request. They wanted Doctor Freeman to look over Theresa Tremblay’s body for any missed evidence against Donovan. Doctor Freeman was ruse and harsh with them. Both men almost came to blows with the Doctor, before leaving instead.

 

When Sara returned later, she warned her husband not to keep his anger bottled up. She encouraged him to face the man that attacked him and deal with it in whatever way would bring him peace. I certainly thought it was going to end with Doctor Freeman killing the shop owner. Doctor Freeman’s been so volatile lately!  Instead, he had a few choice words for the ignorant shop owner and not so nicely offered him a cream for the head wound Kevin and Andrew had previously given him.

 

While Andrew paid a visit to a few of Donovan’s co-conspirators they were able to delay the voting for the contract of the aqueduct, much to Donovan’s displeasure. Kevin told Donovan his plan to find justice for Theresa Tremblay no matter what which prompted Donovan to order Kevin be killed. Having planned the set up, Frances was able to apprehend Donovan’s hired hand in the pursuit of information and some brutal punishment.

 

When Robert Morehouse returned home later, Elizabeth was alert and sober. The newlyweds spoke honestly about their marital problems. It certainly seemed like these two might have a chance at moving forward.

 

After ordering the hit on Kevin, Donovan returned to his office to find Kevin waiting for him. The two men had the first honest conversation they may have ever had. Kevin told the General he was sick of what the rich and corrupt were doing to Five Points and that he was willing to die in order to defend it. Donovan told Kevin he was a fool for not falling in line with the ways things were.

 

Kevin had the upper hand on Donovan, who was weaponless. Kevin admitted he didn’t have enough evidence to convict Donovan and even if he did, Donovan could use his money and connections to buy his way out of it. Kevin offered they play a version of Russian roulette – which didn’t really make sense. While Russian roulette could give Donovan’s death the appearance of suicide, but what if Kevin had actually died? What would that have accomplished? Or was that last gun even loaded? Was it all a trick? And if so, what was the point?  Will Kevin really shoot Donovan?

 

What will become of Five Points with Donovan out of the picture? Will Norbert Morehouse continue in his corrupt pursuits, or will Five Points have hope after all? Can Kevin save Five Points from the corrupt? Will Robert and Elizabeth be able to make their marriage work? Can Doctor Freeman move on from his attack? What did you think of “Good Heart and Willing Hand?”

Lost Girl 402: “Sleeping Beauty School” Highlights

This week on Lost Girl, the gang, with their recently restored memories run into some challenges on their quest to locate Bo. If you have not yet watched “Sleeping Beauty School” you can do so here. Below are some highlights from this week’s episode.

  • Dyson finds a disheveled, lost-looking blonde girl at the scene of Tamsin’s car crash. A quick assessment leads him and Kenzi to the conclusion that she is an iteration of Tamsin. Kenzi is tasked with babysitting the rapidly developing mischievous child. What is the deal with Tamsin, and does she hold the key to where Bo is?Child TamsinTeen Tamsin
  • Dyson comes across Cleo (Mia Kirshner), who eventually reveals herself as an Elemental who steals identities and has command over all four elements. Cleo uses her elemental abilities to use The Wanderer card  as a ticket for the 8:15 train that her and Dyson have tracked down.Lost Girl Cleo
  • The Una Mens, in their efforts to restore order, are “conducting interviews”. They torture Vex, who, eventually promises Bo to them. He strikes a deal with Cleo to bring him Bo, “alive and in one piece”.Lost Girl Vex
  • “Amber” AKA Lauren, reveals her true self to coworker Crystal. Who is this woman and what role will she play in Lauren’s future? We assume there will be one since Dyson has informed Lauren that it is still not yet safe for her to return home.Lost Girl Lauren
  • Bo is trapped on a death train. She manages to Succubus some energy from the train maid, but will she be able to escape the train? What is this train and who is the mysterious “he” that seems to be driving it?Bo on a death train

What are your thoughts on this week’s episode?
Watch new episodes of Lost Girl, Sundays at 10PM ET/PT.

Weekend Movies: Kirk, Kennedy, and a Buncha Butt-Kicking Ladies

It’s an action-packed weekend here at good ol’ Showcase. Our suggestion: do your stretches, ‘cause you’re gonna get a contact workout from watching these flicks.

Screamers 2: The Hunting MOW – Friday, Nov 15, 5pm ET
Supercollider – Friday, Nov 15, 7pm ET
The Matrix Reloaded – Friday, Nov 15, 11:15pm ET
Star Trek – Saturday, Nov 16, 12pm, 4:30pm, and 10pm ET
Killing Kennedy – Saturday, Nov 16, 3:30am and 2:30pm, + Sun, Nov 17, 12:30am ET
Crisis Point MOW – Saturday, Nov 16, 10am and 8pm ET
Resident Evil: Extinction – Sunday, Nov 17, 2:30am, 11am, and 3pm ET
Resident Evil: Afterlife – Sunday, Nov 17, 1pm and 5pm ET

Star Trek
The cast: Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Zoe Saldana, Eric Bana
The Showcase synopsis: “A chronicle of the early days of James T. Kirk and his fellow USS Enterprise crew members.”

Who’s the guy on the far left in this pic? I don’t remember him in the movie. Do you think he just came in and crashed the photo session? That would be kind of a d-bag move.
2 -- Star TrekWere they bowling pins, Kirk would be worth the least amount of points.

The Matrix Reloaded
The cast: Keanu Reeves, Laurence Fishburne, Carrie-Anne Moss
The Showcase synopsis: “Neo and the rebel leaders estimate they have 72 hours until 250,000 probes discover Zion and destroy it and its inhabitants.”

Yep, this is the Matrix movie with the flying twin rasta ghost fellows. Normally, dreads look pretty dumb on white guys, but against all odds, these bodacious brothers manage to pull it off quite swimmingly, thank you very much. The sunglasses certainly help. As do the matching ties. I guess it’s all about swagger, you know? Anyhow, watch this movie – it’s pretty good.
1 -- Matrix ReloadedHardest spare to make in bowling: the Morpheus / Agent Smith split.

Killing Kennedy
The Cast: Rob Lowe, Ginnifer Goodwin, Michelle Trachtenberg
The Showcase synopsis: “Based on the Bill O’Reilly bestseller, this docudrama chronicles the events leading up to the shocking assassination of America’s 35th president.”
3 -- Killing Kennedy
From left to right: Old Glory, handsome dude. 

When you’re looking for an actor to play everyone’s favourite handsome ladies man of a president, you could do a whole lot worse than Mr. Rob Lowe. Mostly because Rob’s a handsome ladies man. Who’s a pretty darn good actor. And bears a striking resemblance to my man Jack Kennedy when rocking the ol’ side part. Plus, I’ve seen clips from this movie, and praise the Lord, Rob’s New England accent doesn’t come off like a bad Diamond Joe Quimby impression.

Crisis Point MOW
The Cast: Rhona Mitra, Erika Rosenbaum, Marc Menard
The Showcase synopsis: “Criminal psychologist Cameron Grainger — Detroit’s go-to hostage negotiator – is called back into sudden and terrifying action when her own sister becomes a hostage.”
4 -- Crisis Point
Above: sisters, doing it for themselves.

Each weekend, your pals at Showcase are committed to bringing you a delightfully over-the-top movie of the week. Oftentimes it’s a full-fledged disaster flick, where portions – if not all – of planet Earth get their assed kicked six ways to Saturday. These are fun. Equally fun are the flicks where the ass kicking is done by women who are sick of being pushed around by either a) jerky guys, or b) the system, man. Crisis Point resides in the latter category: no hurricanes or locusts, but plenty of estrogen-infused razz-ma-tazz. Bring it on!

Resident Evil: Extinction
The cast: Milla Jovovich, Oded Fehr, Mike Epps
The Showcase synopsis: “Survivors of the Raccoon City catastrophe travel across the Nevada desert, hoping to make it to Alaska. Alice joins the caravan and their fight against the evil Umbrella Corp.”
5 -- Resident Evil Extinction
Bullets – she’s gonna make it rain bullets. Not sure if I was clear on that.

Speaking of tough-as-nails women taking on the bad guys, say hello to Ms. Milla Jovovich. Sure, aesthetically she in the upper percentile of supermodel sexiness. But don’t let that perfect bone structure fool you: she’s all business. Specifically, she’s in the business of taking on those dastardly so-and-sos over at the Umbrella Corporation. Hope you’ve got some extra umbrellas on hand, Umbrella Corp – ‘cause Milla’s gonna make it rain!

Resident Evil: Afterlife
The cast: Milla Jovovich, Ali Larter, Kim Coates
The Showcase synopsis: “While still out to destroy the evil Umbrella Corporation, Alice joins a group of survivors who want to relocate to the mysterious but supposedly unharmed safe haven known only as Arcadia.”
6 -- Resident Evil Afterlife
The lesson here: Superglue and firearms don’t mix.

Does Milla ever NOT have a gun in each hand when appearing in the Resident Evil movies? I hope not.