Friday, June 29, 2012

Bigfoot on Space Saturday June 20, 2012 at 9pm ET



I'm a big fan of monster movies, and when I heard that a Bigfoot film starring 70's stars Danny Bonaduce (The Partridge Family) and Barry Williams (The Brady Bunch) I knew I had to see it. Bigfoot is directed by Bruce Davison (Off Season); and also stars Sherilyn Fenn, Andre Royo (The Wire), Bruce Davison, Howard Hesseman and Alice Cooper.

There is a whole lot of crazy going on when ex-musicians and rivals DJ Harley (Danny Bonaduce) and environmentalist Simon (Barry Williams) have a stand off over clearing trees to make way for a 80's revival concert in South Dakota. Little did they know that their rivalry would be the least of their worries when a monstrous creature beings to stir and wreaks havoc on the area. With the two forgive and forget to attack this massive Bigfoot together? Not bloody likely! Why loose the opportunity to have one more way to trump the other is way to tempting in this all-epic battle to get to the beast of Bigfoot.

It's been interesting to see see the trends in monster movies over the past few years, and I think the success of Mega Python vs. Gatoroid with Tiffany and Debbie Gibson gives a smart structure that is played on here to continue the meta theme and shine a light of seeing rivals facing off on the screen. Where Bigfoot one-ups Mega Python vs. Gatoroid though is, this time instead of pop stars we have actual actors, and I have to say that really helps as they can...act. I know I'm stating the obvious here, but I was pretty surprizing at how much of a difference it makes to have actors who can really hold their own and play well off each other and Danny Bonaduce and Barry Williams deliver that over and over again throughout the film. I also have to give credit to Bigfoot itself as the monster of the movie is quite good, being both scary and looking pretty gruesome and the effects were pretty solid. Sometimes it felt a little more King Kong than Bigfoot, but I really liked that it was actually in the film a fair amount and really went to town wrecking havoc and causing chaos. Now that's what you need in a good monster movie! Lots of havoc!

With the beauty of great rivals, an awesome monster and the fabulous meta backdrop to boot, Bigfoot was one heck of an enjoyable watch. I laughed a lot and absolutely adored the rivalry between Danny Bonaduce and Barry Williams who really played it up with each and every opportunity. I'd strongly recommend it to any B-movie fan whose looking for a good monster movie with some really good laughs.

Bigfoot is a SyFy Original Movie by The Asylum and will air here in Canada on Saturday June 30, 2012 at 9pm ET on Space.


Barry Williams (left) is standing up for nature!


Danny Bonaduce is ready for anything!


Bigfoot is on the prowl.

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Ep 107: Paranormal TV June 12 - 25, 2012








We are back after a week off of TV but also from actually seeing each other and after Suzie's whirlwind trip to Toronto we are a little wiped out but still manage to enjoy sharing our thoughts on the last 2 week of paranormal TV including new episodes of Continuum, Teen Wolf and Fact or Faked. We also talk about a slew on new shows headed to Space this summer some starting as soon as next week.

We are going to take a week off but will return on Wednesday July 11, 2012 for more paranormal TV goodness. Happy long weekend(s) to all those celebrating.

Show Notes:



Time coding
0:00 - 2:15 Intro
2:15 - 10:50 News
10:50 - 26:05 Continuum S1 Ep 4 & 5 Matter of Time & A Test of Time
26:05- 41:45 Teen Wolf S2 Ep 4 & 5 Abomination & Venomous
41:45 - 1:01:30 Fact or Faked: Paranormal Files S2D/3 Ep 8 & 9 Florida Woodland UFO; Black Forest Entity & Graveyard Lightning/Truck Stop Terror
1:01:30 - 1:03:57 Outro

The Fine Print (spoiler notations)
We talk about the shows in depth, so please watch first and then listen. We don't look ahead or watch trailers, teasers, look at casting info, so any predictions and commentary are from our own minds.

Hexed: Sisterhood of the Supernatural
All Supernatural TV. All the Time.

Monday, June 25, 2012

Paranormal Pick of the Week: Continuum Mini-Marathon Sunday July 1, 2012


Image: Cast Picture for Continuum

Suzie & I have been enjoying the Canadian futuristic science fiction series Continuum immensely since it started just over a mouth ago, and if you are late to the game they have a mini-marathon of the first five episodes coming up this holiday weekend. That makes it the selection the Paranormal Pick of the Week:

Continuum Mini-Marathon Sunday July 1, 2012
Starting at 5PM EST/PST on Showcase
Continuum Season 1 Episodes 1 - 5

This runs to and through the regular timeslot of the series, and means that we don't get a new episode this week but given that it's the Canada Day weekend I suspect many folk with be BBQing, Cottageing & such. Continuum returns with a new episode on Sunday July 7, 2012. See all of our discussions about Continuum on Hexed here.

Also Awesome This Week:
Bigfoot
starring Danny Bonaduce (The Partridge Family) and Barry Williams (The Brady Bunch) face off each other and the hunt of the legendary Bigfoot. The film is described as 'When Bigfoot attacks an 80s themed music concert, a concert promoter and a hippie burnout will do anything to protect the "endangered species."'

Bigfoot
is a SyFy Original Movie by The Asylum and will air here in Canada on Saturday June 30, 2012 at 9pm ET on Space.

Thursday, June 21, 2012

We'll be back next week!



Hey folks!

As we alluded to on last weeks podcast that we might take a break this week, and we actually are taking a break this week. We'll be back next week to discuss the awesomeness of recent Teen Wolf, Continuum and Fact or Faked: Paranormal Files episodes. It's going to be fun! But until then, stay out of the sun :)

Trailer Thursday: Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter



Trailer Thursday Time and what better film to celebrate this week than Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter? It's based on the book by Seth Grahame-Smith and mixes history with the paranormal by making none other than Abraham Lincoln into a vampire hunter. The film is directed by the visionary Timur Bekmambetov and stars Benjamin Walker, Rufus Sewell, Dominic Cooper and Mary Elizabeth Winstead.

Here is the synopsis: "Visionary filmmakers Tim Burton and Timur Bekmambetov reinvent the time-honored genre and present the terrifying creatures of the night as they were meant to be experienced -- as fierce, visceral, intense and bloodthristy. Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter brings to the screen the secret life of our nation's favorite president . . . as history's greatest hunter of the undead."

Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter opens in theatres on Friday June 22, 2012.

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Paranormal Pick of the Week: Arachnoquake



Looking for some film fun with giant spiders *and* disasters? I know I am! And what we are talking about is the aptly named Arachnoquake! The film is directed by Griff Furst (Swamp Shark, Wolvesbayne) stars Tracey Gold (Growing Pains), Edward Furlong (Terminator 2: Judgment Day), Bud Hall and Ethan Phillips (Neelix of Star Trek: Voyager) as they face "albino spiders that go on a murderous rampage through New Orleans after being released from their ancient subterranean prison by massive earthquakes." Man that's one heck of a description. It's got me that's for sure. Should we cheer for the imprisoned spiders? One way to find out is to watch! The craziness of the film makes it a shoe in for the Paranormal Pick of the Week:

Arachnoquake
Saturday June 23, 2012 at 9pm ET on Space

Here is the film synopsis: "Another day in New Orleans at Lacross Adventures and Sightseeing turns into mayhem when an Earthquake opens fissures and golf-ball sized Albino spiders come crawling out from beneath the streets. Paul Lacrosse, his Dad Roy and his sister Petra are the only ones who realize that the Natural Shale Gas deposits that range from Louisiana all across the Southern U.S., have been exposed by the ongoing Earthquakes, and have released a fire-breathing long dormant species of spider-and these spiders are extremely aggressive. Now it's up to the Lacrosse family to pull out all of the stops, along with the National Guard, to find a weakness in this new breed of terror."

Arachnoquake Trailer


Also Awesome this Week: Camelot Re-Airing
It appears that Camelot is re-airing from the beginning starting this Tuesday June 19th, 2012 at 9PM EST on CBC with the very first episode! Shannon is pretty excited about this one as she was able to get all but the final episode of the series and felt totally let down to miss out on the very end. Suzie enjoyed it when it aired last year, so maybe in a few months we can actually talk about it! See when we've discussed the series Camelot so far here.

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Thursday, June 14, 2012

Trailer Thursday: Safety Not Guaranteed



Trailer Thursday Time and I have one that may be right up Hexed Listener alley with Safety Not Guaranteed a (possible?) time traveller adventurer who puts an ad in the paper looking for a partner in his endeavours, but of course their safety is not guarenteed. The film is directed by Colin Trevorrow and stars Aubrey Plaza, Mark Duplass, Jake Johnson and Karan Soni.

Here is the synopsis: "When an unusual classified ad inspires three cynical Seattle magazine employees to look for the story behind it, they discover a mysterious eccentric named Kenneth, a likable but paranoid supermarket clerk, who believes he¹s solved the riddle of time travel and intends to depart again soon.

Together, they embark on a hilarious, smart, and unexpectedly heartfelt journey that reveals how far believing can take you."

Safety Not Guaranteed opens in Toronto, New York, LA, Portland and many more cities on June 15, 2012; see the films official site for more release dates.

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Ep 106: Paranormal TV June 5 - 11, 2012







This week on Hexed is a SUPER special episode as we are actually recording in the same place for the first time ever since we've started the podcast! So exciting. I bet we talk faster. Maybe we didn't actually. Anyhow, it's an enthusiastic one.

We dive into the world of recent episodes of Teen Wolf, Continuum and a pretty freaking awesome Fact or Faked: Paranormal Files that has a special guest! We also chat briefly about the new Canadian medical/supernatural drama Saving Hope.

We are hoping to be back next week for more Teen Wolf, Continuum and Fact or Faked goodness, although their may be some logistics to work out so be sure to stop on by the site if you are missing up and need an update.

Show Notes
Time coding
0:00 - 2:00 Intro
2:00 - 21:35 Teen Wolf S2 Ep3 Ice Pick
21:35 - 37:15 Continuum S1 Ep3 Wasting Time
37:15 - 53:25 Fact or Faked: Paranormal Files S2D/3 Ep 1/7 Glowing Gargoyle/Phantom Feline
53:25 - 1:02:00 Saving Hope Series Premiere Pilot
1:02:00 - 1:05:01 Outro

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The Fine Print (spoiler notations)
We talk about the shows in depth, so please watch first and then listen. We don't look ahead or watch trailers, teasers, look at casting info, so any predictions and commentary are from our own minds.


Hexed: Sisterhood of the Supernatural
All Supernatural TV. All the Time.

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Ep 105: Paranormal TV May 28 - June 4, 2012







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On this weeks episode of Hexed, Suzie and Shannon dive right into summer paranormal TV including the Season 2 Premiere of Teen Wolf which actually surprized us with not 1 but 2 episodes, plus we are continuing to love Continuum and we wear our spooky hats and delve into the non-fiction world with Fact or Faked: Paranormal Files.

We'll be back next week with more Teen Wolf, Continuum and Fact or Faked and be sure to swing by Suzie's site for this weeks Continuum as she is the official blogger for episode 3!


My article on food in the year 2077 inspired by Continuum

Show Notes

Time coding
0:00 - 1:00 Intro
1:00 - 6:15 News
6:15 - 22:45 Continuum S1 Ep2 Fast Times
22:45 - 50:15 Teen Wolf S2 Ep 1 & 2 Omega & Shape Shifted
50:15 - 1:06:30 Fact or Faked: Paranormal Files S2C/3 Ep 6
Reptile Rampage/Gasoline Ghoul
1:06:30 - 1:09:15 Poll Check In
1:09:15 - 1:10:43 Outro

Poll Results: Which Show Had The Best Season Finale?

25% - Tie: Lost Girl and Vampire Diaires
16% - Tie: Fringe, Secret Circle, Supernatural
0% - Grimm


The Fine Print (spoiler notations)
We talk about the shows in depth, so please watch first and then listen. We don't look ahead or watch trailers, teasers, look at casting info, so any predictions and commentary are from our own minds.


Hexed: Sisterhood of the Supernatural
All Supernatural TV. All the Time.

Monday, June 4, 2012

Paranormal Pick of the Week: Teen Wolf Season 2 Premiere with Back-to-Back Episodes on Much Music



It's June and with that comes time to WOLF OUT, making the Paranormal Pick of the Week a howling good time:

Teen Wolf Season 2 Premiere
Monday June 4, 2012 at 8PM - 10PM ET on Much Music
First 2 episodes of Season 2!

The season starts off with 2 back-to-back episodes, so make sure to lock your eyes on screen (or program DVRs, etc) for 2 hours of Teen Wolf Goodness.

It's a little odd that it still says premiere, when it was also on last night (Sunday June 3, 2012) with a season-one reminder run down which was really cool. I wish they had it online at the site, but no luck finding it there so far for me. But, you can always watch Season one online on Much Music, or read Hexed's Season One Run Downs (see list below or read just the finale one for all the end-of-season-one-ness here).

I really enjoy Teen Wolf and it's a fun summer show full of mayhem and mystery. I can't wait to chat through it with Suzie just like we did last year! If you want to re-live those moments, check out our archive below.

Hexed: Sisterhood of the Supernatural on Teen Wolf: Season 1

Also Awesome:
Saving Hope premieres on Thursday June 7, 2012 at 9pm ET on CTV here in Canada and will be show in tandem on NBC in the States. Although the strength of the paranormal connection on this one isn't clear quite just yet, it is classified as a supernatural and medical drama, so we do see that there are possibilities for this one. The Canadian series stars Erica Durance (Lois on Smallville), Michael Shanks (Stargate SG-1) and Daniel Gillies (Elijah on Vampire Diaries).

Here's the synopsis of the series premiere episode: "Charlie Harris, the charismatic Chief of Surgery of Toronto’s Hope-Zion Hospital, ends up in a coma, leaving the hospital in chaos – and his fiancĂ©e and fellow surgeon, Alex Reid, in a state of shock. Along with newly-arrived star surgeon, Joel Goran, Alex races to save Harris' life. As the action unfolds, comatose Dr. Harris explores the hospital halls in “spirit” form, not sure if he's a ghost or a figment of his own imagination. Reid, along with her fellow doctors, press on to save his life and those of their other patients, as they deal with the complicated and courageous decisions that are made in their daily struggle to keep hope alive."

Yep, I'm curious! See more about the Saving Hope at the CTV Website and Check them out on Twitter at @SavingHopeTV


Saving Hope's Cast: Michael Shanks, Erica Durance & Daniel Gillies (L-R)
as Dr. Charles "Charlie" Harris, Dr. Alex Reid & Dr. Joel Goran