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Honor and Friendship, 27 May 2015
8/10

Jack, Sam, Daniel and Teal'c travel to a planet with an amicable people that are afraid of Apophis and his Jaffas. They befriend the population but Teal'c is recognized by the villager Hanno as the Jaffa that killed his father when he was a boy. Teal'c is arrested and submitted to the Cor-ai, a trial where only Hanno can forgive him. While Daniel tries to defend him explaining that he changed for the good, Jack and Sam unsuccessfully try to convince General Hammond to send a rescue team to save him. Will Teal'c be saved by his friends?

"Cor-ai" is an interesting episode of "Stargate" with the discussion of whether a soldier following orders is responsible or not for his acts. The theme honor and friendship is well used and the conclusion is not corny. My vote is eight.

Title (Brazil): "Cor-ia"

Erotic and Sexy, 27 May 2015
4/10

The seventeen year-old Charlotte (Alyssa Milano) is a virgin college student from a Catholic high-school and girlfriend of her college mate Chris (Harrison Pruett). Near to the eve of her eighteenth birthday, a vampire (Martin Kemp) that was her lover in a past life tries to seduce her to regain his human life. However Charlotte is in love with Chris and the vampire sends the sexy Marika (Jennifer Tilly) to seduce him. Meanwhile Charlotte is also sexually tempted by the lesbian Sarah (Charlotte Lewis).

"Embrace of the Vampire" is an erotic and sexy tale that uses the sexy figure of the vampire to expose the naked body and breasts of Alyssa Milano. The story can be written in half a page and is basically a storyline entwined with scenes of sex. The most incredible is that there is a remake of this movie. My vote is four.

Title (Brazil): "A Sedução do Mal – Os Diários de Nosferatu" ("The Seduction of Evil – The Nosferatu's Diaries")

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Decent Conclusion, 26 May 2015
6/10

The television reporter Ángela Vidal (Manuela Velasco) awakes in a ship and finds that she is locked in her cabin in quarantine. She escapes and stumbles with Guzmán (Paco Manzanedo), who rescued her from the apartment building in Spain. They discover that Dr. Ginard (Paco Obregón) and Dr. Ricarte (Héctor Colomé) are researching a cure for the lethal infection in the ship. Guzmán goes to the wheelhouse and he is introduced to Captain Ortega (Mariano Venancio) that is in his last voyage and radio operator and hacker Nic (Ismael Fritschi) that is trying to retrieve the footages in Ángela's camera. There is a blackout in the vessel and Dr. Ricarte discovers that someone released their guinea pig, an infected monkey where they would test an antidote. The monkey attacks the cook and most of the crew is infected by their lunch. Meanwhile Nic retrieves the footage from the camera and Dr. Ricarte sees the girl Tristana Medeiros transferring the worm-like virus to Angela that claims that is not infected. However Dr. Ricarte believes that Ángela is the hostage and patient zero and wants to extract the parasite from her belly to test the antidote. In the middle of the chaos on board, will the attempt work?

"(REC)4: Apocalipsis" is a decent conclusion of this franchise. The story returns to the genre of the first movie with Angela and the survivor from the wedding in the deceptive third movie and fortunately forgets the religious approach from the second movie. The problem now is a virus transmitted by a worm-like parasite that seeks the strongest hostage. The plot does not have surprise, is gore and entertains. My vote is six.

Title (Brazil): Not Available

The Goa'uld Queen, 25 May 2015
9/10

In Mexico, when two members of an expedition finds an Egyptian sarcophagus in a digging in a Maya temple, they accidentally revive the the sex goddess Hathor, who is the mother of the Goa'uld. The sarcophagus is sent to the Stargate Command and Hathor seduces all the men in the base. Captain Carter assumes the command and together with Dr. Janet Fraiser and the other women in the base, they organize to retake the base. However the men are ready to give their lives to Hathor, forming a human shield to protect her and Hathor intends to use them to rule Earth. How can the women win such powerful opponent?

"Hathor" is one of the funniest episodes of Stargate, with a good story of seduction and power. Sam and Janet are the lead stars of this highly entertaining show. It is funny also to see the men without no recollections. My vote is nine.

Title (Brazil): "Hathor"

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The Best Episode of the Fifth Season, 24 May 2015
9/10

Jon Snow rides with Tormund Giantsbane to meet the Wildlings; Aemon Targeryan dies; and Sam is left alone in Castle Black. Sansa asks Theon to light a candle in the broken tower to help her; however he betrays her. Stannis' army is weak with the cold winter but he decides to continue to march to Winterfell. Melisandre wants to sacrifice Stannis' daughter to victory. Tyrion and Jorah are sold to fight in the arena. Lady Olenna has a conversation with the High Sparrow about the destiny of Margaery and Loras Tyrell. Bronn was poisoned by one Sand Snake, but she gives the antidote to him. Jorah sees Daenerys in the arena and he shows his gift to her. Cersei goes to the Black Cells to visit and annoy Margaery and the High Sparrow gives a surprise to her.

"The Gift" is the best episode of the Fifth Season of Game of Thrones. Jon Snow's journey will begin in the Wildling lands. Sansa discovers how despicable Theon is. Will Stannis accept the sacrifice proposed by Melisandre? Lady Oleanna is trying to save her grandchildren at any cost. The encounter between Jorah and Daenerys is tense. But the best part is the fate of Cersei after meeting the High Sparrow. My vote is nine.

Title (Brazil): "The Gift"

Lame Story, 24 May 2015
4/10

The virgin and repressed Charlotte Hawthorn (Sharon Hinnendael) joins the university from a Catholic school with a scholarship for participating in the fencing team. She shares the room with Nicole (Kaniehtiio Horn) and tells that her mother died and she is alone. Charlotte has thalassemia and is forced to use medicine. She gets a job working as waitress in a coffee shop managed by Chris (Ryan Kennedy). Soon she meets the fencing coach, who is also responsible for the literature classes, Professor Cole (Victor Webster), and her mate Eliza (C.C. Sheffield) becomes jealous with his treatment toward Charlotte. Soon she has daydreams and the mystic Daciana (Keegan Connor Tracy) that is the owner of a store explains her fate in world as a vampire hunter, but Charlotte does not believe in her until her friends die.

"Embrace of the Vampire" is a movie with a lame story. It is watchable mainly because of the scenes with the naked girls. But the acting is terrible and the conclusion is weak. My vote is four.

Title (Brazil): "Sedução do Mal" ("Seduction from Evil")

Exists (2014)
Festival of Clichés without Originality, 23 May 2015
3/10

Dora (Dora Madison Burge), Matt (Samuel Davis), Todd (Roger Edwards), Brian (Chris Osborn), and Liz (Denise Williamson) travel to an isolated cabin in the woods. They hit something on the road before arriving in their destination. Soon they are hunted down by a Bigfoot. Will they survive to the creature?

"Exists" is one of those teen horror movies where the viewers knows what will happen and only guesses who will be the next to die. The story does not have originality and abuses of the clichés associated to an awful camera. The only "originality" is the Bigfoot, instead of a maniac, or a vampire, or an evil spirit, or a monster or whatever. The rest is the same, with characters taking stupid decisions or actions to die, like Todd screaming and shooting in the woods to attract the Bigfoot. My vote is three.

Title (Brazil): "Eles Existem" ("They Exist")

Rat (2000)
Unfunny and Senseless, 23 May 2015
2/10

In Dublin, one day Hubert Flynn (Pete Postlethwaite) leaves the pub and turns into a rat at home. On the next morning, the writer Phelim "Felix" Spratt (David Wilmot) visits the family and offers to write a book about Hubert. His wife Conchita Flynn (Imelda Staunton) accepts the offer and Felix moves to Hubert's room. His son Pius (Andrew Lovern) wants to kill the rat while his daughter Marietta (Kerry Condon) has a dilemma whether she introduces her boyfriend to her father or not. In Christmas, Uncle Matt (Frank Kelly) proposes to leave Hubert in a maggot farm. What will happen with the rat?

"Rat" is an unfunny and senseless black humor comedy that does not work. The story uses the idea of Kafka's "The Metamorphosis" but without the talent of the famous writer and also without a message. I spent 89 minutes running time without laughing and the only thing funny is people writing that this movie is hilarious. My vote is two.

Title (Brazil): "Esse Rato É um Espanto" ("This Rat Is Amazing")

Creepy Alien Invasion, 23 May 2015
6/10

In the countryside of London, a rocket crashes on a farm and Professor Bernard Quatermass (Brian Donlevy) and Scotland Yard Inspector Lomax (Jack Warner) arrive in the spot. The rocket was launched by Prof. Quatermass with the astronauts Victor Carroon (Richard Wordsworth), Greene and Reichebheim; however only Carroon is found very sick in the cabin. He is transported to a private clinic to stay under observation despite the protests of his wife Mrs. Judith Carroon (Margia Dean). She brides a nurse to bring Carroon to her and she finds that he is transforming into a monster. Carroon escapes killing people and animals during his metamorphosis while the Scotland Yard is hunting him down and Dr. Quatermass discovers that his process is an alien invasion.

"The Quatermass Xperiment" is an early sci-fi from Hammer with a creepy alien invasion. Despite the low-budget, the screenplay is very well written and the film entertains, specially fans of sci-fi from the 50's. My vote is six.

Title (Brazil): "Terror que Mata" ("Terror that Kills")

The Secret of The Nox, 23 May 2015
6/10

Jack, Daniel, Sam and Teal'c are pressed by a government representative to find technology; otherwise the Stargate program may be shutdown. Teal'c suggests and they go to a planet where they expect to find a creature that possesses the secret of invisibility. However they stumble with Apophis and his guards and Jack, Daniel and Sam are murdered by Apophis. But they are revived by the Nox, an amicable people that has a great secret. When Apophis discovers their secret, the Sg-1 fears their fate. But they have another powerful secret.

"The Nox" is an average episode without conclusion. The objective of the SG-1 assignment is to bring technology back to Earth to avoid the program from being terminated. However they unsuccessfully risk their lives and there is no consequence in the episode. My vote is six.

Title (Brazil): "The Nox"


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