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Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Rachel Weisz as Evelyn Carnahan in The Mummy (1999)

The Mummy (1999) - Directed by Stephen Sommers

The Story:

Evelyn Carnahan (Rachel Weisz), an English librarian, becomes interested in starting an archaeological dig at the ancient city of Hamunaptra. She gains the help of Rick O'Connell (Brendan Fraser), after saving him from his death. What Evelyn, her brother Jonathan (John Hannah) and Rick are unaware of is that another group of explorers are interested in the same dig. Unfortunately for everyone, this group ends up unleashing a curse which been laid on the dead High Priest Imhotep (Arnold Vosloo). Now The Mummy is awake and it's going to take a lot more than guns to send him back to where he came from.

The Cast:

Brendan Fraser as Rick O'Connell
Rachel Weisz as Evelyn Carnahan
John Hannah as Jonathan Carnahan
Arnold Vosloo as High Priest Imhotep
Kevin J. O'Connor as Beni Gabor
Oded Fehr as Ardeth Bay
Patricia Velásquez as Anck-Su-Namun
Bernard Fox as Winston Havlock
Erick Avari as Dr Terrence Bey
Omid Djalili as the Prison Warden
Jonathan Hyde as Dr. Allen Chamberlain
Corey Johnson as Mr. Daniels
Tuc Watkins as Mr. Burns
Stephen Dunham as Mr. Henderson
Aharon Ipalé as Pharaoh Seti I

Saturday, December 6, 2014

Scott And Bailey: Season 1 (2011) - Created by Sally Wainwright & Diane Taylor

The Story:

In Scott & Bailey we follow the professional and personal lives of Detective Constables Rachel Bailey and Janet Scott, part of Manchester Metropolitan Police's Major Incident Team, as they track down killers and uncover their motives for murder. Given that the Boss of the unit, DCI Gill Murray, is also a woman , the show is seen, for the most part, from a woman's point of view. Though the crimes being investigated are, in large part, pretty horrific, the focus is on the show's characters, and their lives, more than on the 'blood and guts' aspect of the stories.

The Cast:

Suranne Jones as DC Rachel Bailey
Lesley Sharp as DC Janet Scott
Amelia Bullmore as DCI Gill Murray
David Prosho as DC Ian Mitchell
Nicholas Gleaves as DS Andy Roper
Tony Mooney as DC Pete Readyough
Ben Batt as DC Kevin Lumb
Rupert Graves as Nick Savage
Kevin Doyle as Geoff Hastings