The second season follows the patients, doctors, and nuns who occupy Briarcliff Mental Institution in Massachusetts in 1964. Sister Jude (Jessica Lange) and Sister Mary Eunice (Lily Rabe) maintain the institution that was founded by Monsignor Timothy Howard (Joseph Fiennes) to treat and house the mentally and criminally insane. Psychiatrist Dr. Oliver Thredson (Zachary Quinto), and scientist Dr. Arthur Arden (James Cromwell), treat the patients within the facility. The patients include lesbian journalist Lana Winters (Sarah Paulson), accused serial killer Kit Walker (Evan Peters), and alleged murderer Grace Bertrand (Lizzie Brocheré).
~ American Horror Story: Asylum
Took me quite some time to get through this season, as I am had a hard time getting invested into the story(ies): was the main character Sister Jude or the serial killer? I can’t really put my finger on the exact reason I am not thrilled about this series, despite my desire to like it. The first season, was okay, got really good in the middle and petered out in the end. I think that’s that same feeling I have with this second season. Now I am afraid to get started with season three.
It centers on the Harmon family: Dr. Ben Harmon (Dylan McDermott), Vivien (Connie Britton) and their daughter Violet (Taissa Farmiga), who move from Boston to Los Angeles after Vivien has a miscarriage and Ben has an affair. They move into a restored mansion, unaware that the house is haunted by its former residents and their victims.
I had a hard time with the telling of the story at first, with all the constant flashbacks and present time scenes. Once I got used to it, I started to enjoy it very much. Then, about episode 5 – the one where I discovered the Vivien’s twins had two separate fathers, really got me engaged. After that, I was not satisfied with the plot outcome.
First of all, there was a statement by one of the ghosts, that every time they would exact some form of revenge on a living being, the actions never took, but in the end the same ghost was able to affect human life. The other unexplained plot issue that left me unsatisfied was how Constance (Jessica Lange) exactly figured in to this whole story and why she was giving birth to all these defective children.
I loved the introduction of gay characters, especially the one being portrayed by Zachary Quinto!
HITMAN: AGENT 47 centers on an elite assassin who was genetically engineered from conception to be the perfect killing machine, and is known only by the last two digits on the barcode tattooed on the back of his neck. He is the culmination of decades of research – and forty-six earlier Agent clones — endowing him with unprecedented strength, speed, stamina and intelligence. His latest target is a mega-corporation that plans to unlock the secret of Agent 47’s past to create an army of killers whose powers surpass even his own. Teaming up with a young woman who may hold the secret to overcoming their powerful and clandestine enemies, 47 confronts stunning revelations about his own origins and squares off in an epic battle with his deadliest foe.
~ 20th Century Fox
I had seen a preview on another DVD rental and was intrigued by the plot of this movie. Loved it!
Rupert is nice to look at for 96 minutes, the runtime of the movie. What a surprise to see Zachary Quinto again in a role that reprises his role in Heroes; he is not bad to look at either. Lots of action. Good versus evil. Probably filmed on location in Singapore; loved the scenery. Discovered it was also filmed in Germany.
The ending scene made no sense to me and if I tell you why, I spoil the ending.
Fast-paced and action-packed.
James Franco Plays Gay Yet Again In Porn Industry Murder Story ‘King Cobra’
Who knew he played gay even once before?
Franco has starred in many films as gay characters, including Milk, and Howl, and The Broken Tower, and Interior Leather Bar. This has only added to the speculation about his sexuality. In I Am Michael, he plays a gay character once again. This time alongside Zachary Quinto, and he spoke about his homosexual roles and how they have changed him in an interview with Vulture for the film.
Funny thing is, I have Milk. I should watch again.
The plot comes from the real-life 2007 murder of adult film producer Bryan Kocis, killed by two aspiring porn stars.
Despite not possessing any personal knowledge of Bryan Kocis, I am a fan of gay porn, Mr. James Franco, Mr. Christian Slater, and getting to know Mr. Brent Corrigan better.
OMG! Molly Ringwald in cast list.