Posted by LOTGK on August 4, 2008
I Wanted To Believe It Was A Good Movie
We walked into the theater for the much anticipated X-Files movie, I Want To Believe. The movie has been out one week and the buzz was not that good but being a big X-Files fan, we still made the trek to the theater.
As you can see from the picture above, we viewed the noon time showing. There were three people in the entire theater, including us. This was not a good sign.
The movie began and in the first 10 seconds, the familiar X-Files theme tune played. Alas, that was the best part of the movie. The very next thing I heard was the death knell signaling the end of the X-Files franchise.
What killed the movie and the franchise? First of all, the movie had absolutely nothing to do with the first movie or the previous 9 television seasons. No aliens. No UFO’s, no secret government society, no alien hybrids, not even a whiff of paranormal activity.
Instead, we get Mulder in a beard cast out of the FBI shacking up with Scully who left the FBI as well. Of course, for this movie, the FBI needs Mulder’s expertise on a case to find a missing agent. a psychic is leading them to crime scenes and he seems to know several pieces of information, but not enough to find the missing agent.
(Spoiler Alert!) In a nutshell, Mulder and Scully begin their investigation by following a crazy psychic on a wild goose chase. Several more people are killed, another is abducted, and still they are no closer to the truth.
In the end, Mulder and scully uncover several foreign doctors in rural West Virginia experimenting with stem cell regeneration to save a patient. Of course the experiments are taken to the extreme. In essence, the doctors create a modern day Frankenstein as the head of the patient has been transplanted onto a fresh disease free body. Hence, the missing agent who had the correct blood type needed for the transplant.
As for Father Joe, the excommunicated pedophile priest, of course his psychic gift is debunked and only Mulder believes him. (At least one person wants to believe) He dies from lung cancer suddenly at the end to tie up loose ends.
The movie ends with Mulder and Scully saving the abducted woman and Mulder and Scully kiss and left us pondering what their next move might be.
One thing is for certain. Don’t do another X-Files movie.
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Posted by LOTGK on January 20, 2008
The Cloverfield Monster
Rumors abound as to what exactly the Cloverfield monster looks like. Is it a Godzilla type radiation mutated lizard, a five headed giant alien with wings and claws, or something terribly worse?
The Grassy Knoll Institute offers this in focus up close photo of the Cloverfield monster ready to strike.
And just a tidbit of information on the title of the movie. Cloverfield, written by LOST producer J.J. Abrams, is the street in Santa Monica where his offices were during the making of the film.
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Posted by LOTGK on December 3, 2007
Wondered why the tickets were so cheap!!!
And still, there were 15 minutes of movie previews before the feature film began.
Waiting for the sequel, Closed For The Weekend!
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Posted by LOTGK on November 4, 2007
Giant Alien Disguised As Spiderman Falls Onto Barge
A Giant Alien slipped and fell onto a barge after falling from a bridge in Londonderry, England. Apparently, he was in disguise dressed as Spiderman when the Giant Alien lost it’s footing and fell flat on a floating barge. Amazingly, no one on the barge was injured and as quickly as the Giant Alien fell, he was back up again and was whisked away by the Giant Alien mother ship hovering just seconds away.
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Posted by LOTGK on October 31, 2007
War of the Worlds Conspiracy
No, no, no. Not the Tom Cruise Katie Holmes baby announcement. I’m talking real Halloween legend conspiracy.
Halloween setup or real conspiracy cover-up? We all know the story of H.G. Wells War Of The Worlds. What many don’t know is that his novel was used as a clever Government cover-up of an Alien race making first contact to retrieve a crashed ship.
The Grassy Knoll Institute knew if news of an alien ship landing reached the mass populace, wide spread hysteria would ensue and military secrets that have been obtained from the alien crash would now be brought out into the open. What the Government needed was a ploy to confuse and diffuse the situation. What better way than to use a radio broadcast hosted by Orson Wells, a respected actor and radio personality. They contracted Wells and used national security as the guise to convince Wells to spread misinformation and then have Wells at the end of his broadcast proclaim that it was all a hoax, a joke before Halloween.
Orson Wells used a news broadcast format interrupting the regularly scheduled show to leak out small amounts of information to peak the interest of his listeners. Then all hell broke loose. Wells announced that a huge flaming object had been spotted descending from the sky over New Jersey. Reports started coming in from Grovers Mill, New Jersey that a shiny cylindrical object had landed there, in a farmers field.
Mass panic erupted when it was reported that Martians had landed and that they were in a terrible battle with the military. Talk of hideous aliens emerging from the ships with V shaped mouths using laser type weapons to destroy tanks and military equipment kept the audience close to the radio. Even the media itself was fooled into believing these events were occurring as they picked up on the story and broadcast it to many other radio stations. The rest is history as this became the greatest Halloween prank of all time.
Now that the elaborate hoax was implemented, it was very easy to cover-up the real invasion, or attempted recovery by the alien race. The United States now had their plausible deniability in place claiming it was just a radio broadcast and that anyone that really saw something was paranoid and should just try to calm down.
The United States now had the time to understand the alien technology and to adapt it to their own machines and technology. It was excellent timing for it was 1938 and the world was on the verge of the second world war with Germany invading Poland. The United States would use the alien craft technology to help them win the war. By studying the power plant of the alien craft, Albert Einstein would realize his mathematical equations were correct and help perfect the ultimate weapon of destruction, the atomic bomb.
Space flight, the shuttle, and stealth bombers would later be developed using the alien knowledge to help keep America strong and the most powerful nation the world has ever, or will ever see.
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