Haven gets picked up for Season 2

great! I am into it now and we need to try and support ANY scifi/fantasy that makes it onto cable!

LiveFeed has it short and sweet:

Syfy’s “Haven” has been renewed for season two, with 13 episodes planned for a summer, 2011 premiere…

More about the show from TVSeriesFinale-

This supernatural drama is loosely based on Stephen King’s novel, The Colorado Kid. The series revolves around an FBI agent who arrives in town to work on a routine case and finds the community is a refuge for people with supernatural abilities.FBI agent Audrey Parker (Emily Rose) is shrewd and confident and has a lost past. To solve the murder of a local ex-con, she heads to Haven, Maine. Thanks to her natural curiosity, she gets pulled into the middle of the activity of this curious town. Haven ends up being just that, a haven for a society of people with strange abilities.

Dry-humored Nathan Wuornos (Lucas Bryant) is a local cop who partners with Audrey after her arrival. His father is the Chief of Police (Nicholas Campbell), meaning Nathan isn’t always in a comfortable place in his job. He’s the yin to Audrey’s yang, as they complement each other well. His calm demeanor is put to the test as events in Haven begin to unfold at a rapid pace.

Mysterious jack-of-all-trades Duke Crocker (Eric Balfour) is a charming free spirit. He lives on a boat and doesn’t intrude on anyone but his calm demeanor could be hiding something much darker.

Before long, Audrey is pulled deeper into discovering the secrets of Haven and its residents. As the townspeople’s dormant abilities begin to express themselves, Audrey works to keep these forces at bay and discovers that she has her own surprising connection to this extraordinary place.

October 7, 2010. Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , . Entertainment, Fantasy, Fiction, Horror, Mystery, Popular Culture, Sci Fi, Supernatural, Suspense. Leave a comment.

Don’t Dream It’s Over: Senate Approves Cloture Motion, Health Care Bill moves forward for debate

6:15 pm AZ time: Senate votes for cloture and sends Health Care Bill to floor for debate. Don’t Dream It’s Over.

more about “Don’t Dream It’s Over: Senate Approve…“, posted with vodpod

November 21, 2009. Tags: , , , , , , , , , , . Economy, Obama Administration, Politics, Popular Culture. Leave a comment.

High Season for Horror Flicks kicks off…

Here's Johnny!' Jack Nicholson in 'The Shining' Credit: Warner Bros. Pictures

Here's Johnny!' Jack Nicholson in 'The Shining' Credit: Warner Bros. Pictures

The NYDaily News has a great wrap up of its top 10 horror flicks of all time to kick-off this weekend’s Halloween scream season launch.

I have to go with their pick for number 4 as the one that scared me the most, even the trailer which just shows the elevators is scary IMO:

No. 4: “THE SHINING” (1980)
All work and no play made Jack anything but a dull boy.

Director Stanley Kubrick’s masterful adaptation of another Steven King classic (though not very loyal to the source material) divided critic, but left plenty of spilled popcorn on the floors of movie theaters across the country. The story of a writer who is possessed by demons and driven to murder as he and his family are trapped by a snowstorm in a haunted Overlook Hotel, was impossible to overlook due to the meticulousness of the film’s director. One scene was reportedly shot with 148 retakes, easily a world record.

But the final print is worth it: a ghoulish, visually stunning masterpiece that, when paired with Bela Bartok’s creepy score, evokes a terrifying mood.

Two YARM flicks open tonight: Halloween 2 and Final Destination 3D open today marking busy season for we horror fans…

As “Halloween 2″ and “Final Destination” are on the verge of slashing their way through theaters this Friday, fans are split on just where today’s horror movies rank against the all-time greats. Is Rob Zombie’s Mike Myers a new, improved model over John Carpenter’s iconic slasher? Did meek (sp) Norman Bates overpower “Friday the 13th’s” Jason Voorhees? Does “Rosemary’s Baby” or “The Exorcist” possess a spot in our rankings? Do zombies or vampires scare us more?

In honor of the recent surge in movie body counts, the Daily News takes a stab at our list of the top 10 horror movies of all time.

Click on … if you dare!

Shining (1980) official trailer courtesy of cofthegs

August 28, 2009. Tags: , , , , , . Entertainment, Fiction, Film, Horror, Popular Culture, Supernatural, Suspense. 1 comment.

Update: 2009 government deficit $1.086 Trillion this year SO FAR…..Make A STAND…

Scroll down for update from WSJ…

Breaking CNBC Chyron

2009 Government Budget Deficit at $1.086 Trillion SO FAR this fiscal year

CALL YOUR CRITTERS, STOP THE SPENDING!!!

The Stand with Crowded House courtesy of nefertitisheir

Stephen Kings miniseries about a plague (sp), its survivors and the battle between good and evil. I just love it! Song by Crowded House called “Don’t Dream It’s Over”.

Update: WSJ:

The U.S. budget deficit broke past $1 trillion in June, a grim testament to the recession and financial crisis. The federal government spent $94.32 billion more than it made in the ninth month of fiscal 2009, the Treasury Department said Monday in its monthly budget statement.

With that latest spill of red ink, the budget gap, for the first nine months of fiscal 2009, widened to $1.086 trillion. A year earlier, the deficit was $285.85 billion for the same nine months.

In June 2008, the government ran a surplus of $33.55 billion.

Fiscal years start Oct. 1. The White House has predicted the deficit will climb to $1.841 trillion this fiscal year. The biggest deficit for any fiscal year on record is $454.8 billion, which was rung up in fiscal 2008.

A survey of economists by Dow Jones Newswires forecast a June deficit of $97.0 billion. June federal government spending totaled $309.68 billion, compared to $226.37 billion in June 2008….


July 13, 2009. Tags: , , , , , , , , . Economy, Entertainment, Fantasy, Fiction, Finance, Horror, Music, Obama Administration, Politics, Popular Culture, Sci Fi, Supernatural, Suspense, Taxes, Unemployment Statistics, Wall St. Leave a comment.

Plymouth Fury rejects TOTUS GM Plan…

clip courtesy of sirstrongbad: The song on Christine’s radio is “Little Bitty Pretty One” by Thurston Harris *
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Moochie Welch’s death scene

From the minds of Stephen King , John Carpenter and Plymouth…..with help from George Thoroughgood and the Destroyers…

Christine, John Carpenter (1983), on DVD

on Youtube courtesy of JudasPriest1992

Part One:

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March 30, 2009. Tags: , , , , , , . Big 3, Entertainment, Film, Horror, Music, Obama Administration, Politics, Popular Culture, Uncategorized. 1 comment.

News Wrap: FED announces MBS purchase details..guess who got tapped as asset managers?…Delay to Son of TARP?:Congress pushes PEBO for Stimulus details…Case Shiller Housing Index: Record Declines Increase…Hank Paulson is Jordy Verrill…

If you said Golden Slacks got tapped to handle the FEDs business, DING DING DING…give that taxpayer a cigar!

Well, we all knew it was coming, Bill Gross told us exactly what was coming. We love Bill Gross, the founder of PIMCO, who yes, also got tapped. We reported Bill’s very frank assessment of what was coming from the FED after their last meeting.

CNBC has the details, Steve Liesman broke the story on CNBC Reports this evening...

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Steve reports the FED will be purchasing 500 billion in Mortgage Backed Securities through the end of the second quarter of 2009. That is an aggressive pace says Steve. It will accept fixed rate agency MBS, Freddie Fannie, will buy 10 15 30 yr mortgages, funded by ‘creating money’, i.e. printing it.

The asset managers are required to put up “ethical walls” to separate the part of the company doing FED operations from those trading for profit, yeah good luck with that one, HA HA HAA!!  Blackrock, Goldman Sachs, PIMCO and Wellington Management will be the asset managers purchasing the MBS …

foxinhenhouseIt had to be done, it should’ve been done with TARP One, they said that was what they would do. Finally, question now is, can the people who created the excess risk and took the profits from the loss we are all suffering at the outset, now be trusted to manage our attempts to reverse the damage with taxpayer money? Not while getting these bonuses man. Let Barney Frank and Waxman and the CBC loose at hearings but we had BETTER see some SERIOUS strings on Son of TARP as Kudlow calls it.

This action by the FED is totally at their own discretion without oversight, as is everything they do, for more on that listen to any questions asked by Ron Paul of Greenspan or Bernanke at the Humphrey Hawkins testimony before Congress. We love it when Paul takes it to the man…

But guess who may ride to the rescue and act as a sort of check on the FEDs activities? FOX NEWS!!! YES! Interestingly, Fox Business is suing under the FOIA to get access to whom this FED and Treasury money is going and what collateral the Treasury and/or FED is getting in exchange, information they have refused to release…

…Kevin Magee, Executive Vice President, FOX News commented, “The Treasury has repeatedly ignored our requests for information on how the government is allocating money to these troubled institutions. In a critical time like this amidst mounting corruptions and an economic crisis, we as a news organization feel it’s more important than ever to hold the government accountable.”

Steven Mintz, Esq. of Mintz & Gold LLP, and legal counsel for the network added, “Despite the several requests for expedited information filed by FBN, it has become apparent that the Treasury will not cooperate without mounting legal pressure. Therefore, we have filed a complaint in the Federal Court in New York and ask the Court to make the Treasury provide the information sought by the journalists at FBN.”…

So to wrap, the FED is printing 500 million to try and get mortgages under control, something Paulson promised to do with the 350 billion he gave the banks. And ps, the Foxes are now officially guarding the Henhouse and actually collecting commission to do so, while getting access to basically controlling the debt markets with this power. Nice deal if you can get it eh?

I hear rumblings tonight that Congress may not open the ‘Son of TARP Stimulus’ for debate until late January now. I hope this does not mean they plan to wait LONGER on housing to see how this FED action goes. For Gawd’s sake ITS TEH HOUSING STOOPID!! Almost immediately we have a new spin on that report via WSJ which seems to have Congressional DEMS implying PEBO has failed to deliver on needed stimulus plans…

“The weak economy demands quick action, and that is our intention,” House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D., Md.) said in an interview Tuesday. “But significant work remains to be done. We need to do this right and make wise investments, plus members and the public need time to review it. So the timing very well may slip.”

Rep. David Obey (D., Wis.), chairman of the House Appropriations Committee, added, “I had been hoping that the timetable would be this week” for having a proposal in hand.

But Mr. Obey said Mr. Obama’s team, which recently met with congressional committee leaders, is still determining the details of the package it wants.

-snip-

“First we’ve got to have some signals called by Obama,” Mr. Obey said. “It’s hard to negotiate with somebody if the other party hasn’t decided what they want out of the negotiations.”

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December 30, 2008. Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Big 3, CITI, citigroup, Economy, Entertainment, Fantasy, FDIC, Film, Finance, Foreclosures, Horror, Housing, Labor Department, Obama Administration, Politics, Popular Culture, Sci Fi, TARP, Unemployment Statistics, Wall St. Leave a comment.

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