Robo Cop – Movie Review

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SciFi fans,

I have a futuristic fiction cop movie review that you’re sure to like. The setting is Detroit Michigan.

RoboCopWe meet Pat Novak; The Novak Element. Tonight’s State of the Union segment he’s joined by General Curtis Monroe live from the war room in the Pentagon: General Monroe is live. Monroe explains in detail his operation. He shows the green ED-209’s. The purple EM-208’s. Security drones at work in Tehran.

Operation Freedom Tehran; Kelly Perkins. ED-209’s are keeping the peace. EM-208’s are mopping up the mess.

General Curtis, “We had Vietnam, Iraq, Afghanistan. Never again. From a military perspective this has been invaluable. No loss of American lives.”

Raymond Sellars' ED-209's and EM-208's in Tehran

Raymond Sellars’ ED-209’s and EM-208’s in Tehran

Pat Novak; The Novak Element

Pat Novak; The Novak Element

During the live broadcast there is a terrorists attack in Tehran. The terrorists are quickly killed by the large ED- 209’s and the human looking EM- 208’s. Pat Novak wants to use the machines here in America to keep the peace. He says America is robophobic.

Raymond Sellars, entrepreneur and true American, invented the robots.

Senator Hubert Dreyfus has a bill that prohibits the use of drones on U.S. soil. The American people support the Dreyfus Act.

Pat Novak supports Mr. Sellar’s efforts to make our country and our viewers safer. “What’s more important than the safety of the American people?” Novak asks.

Police Chief Karen Dean, of the DPD

Police Chief Karen Dean, of the DPD

Detroit Police Headquarters – Detective Alex Murphy works there. He got a lead on Antoine Vallon. He talks to his boss, Police Chief Karen Dean, of the DPD. She wants to know what the lead is. “Ok Alex Murphy, tell me,” Karen says.

Jack is Alex’s partner. “We got a line on some guns. We met up with this low-level G called Jerry who ends up havin’ a piece he’s not supposed to have. Where the hell you get a gun like that, Jerry?”

Jerry replied, “I can get you two whole crates full, man.”

“Two crates?” Murphy asks.

Jack, “No disrespect, J, but how a clown like you get so much product, man?”

Jack and Alex Murphy in Gun Fight

Jack and Alex Murphy in Gun Fight

“What’s it matter where it comes from?” Jerry.

Murphy, “No dirty guns, Jerry.”

“These guns got bodies on em’ Jerry?” Jack.

The meeting quickly becomes ugly. Jerry says, “Man, I work for Antoine Vallon.”

Murphy to Karen, “I ran the serial numbers on the rifles. The guns are supposed to be in our evidence room; not on the streets. The intake papers are blank; no signatures. Vallon thinks me and Jack are gun buyers; he bought it.”

Earlier – Upon investigation, Murphy discovers the guns are indeed missing from the evidence room. “How could this happen? Inside job. Dirty Cops; but who? Can’t trust anyone.”

Vallon was tipped offed just before the deal was closed. Someone informed him that Murphy and Jack were cops. “Make sure you kill them both!” Vallon yells angrily as he exits the building. The gun battle begins as Vallon flees the sceen.

(Jack) Lewis is shot in the gun fire. “Officer down! Officer Down! 331 Hamilton. This is Detective Alex Murphy. Need immediate medical assistance. 331 Hamilton Rd.

Back at Police Headquarters- Police Chief Karen Dean tells Murphy, “It’s up to IAD to determine if officers are supplying Vallon with police guns. I’ll handle it.”

Senator Hubert Dreyfus At Washington Senate

Senator Hubert Dreyfus At Washington Senate

Washington D.C.- Mr. Sellars and Liz Kline are speaking before the Senate, “My droids feel no anger, no prejudice, no fatigue which makes them ideal for law enforcement.”

Senator Hubert Dreyfus, author of the Dreyfus Act, “72% of the American people are against these robots. They feel nothing if they kill an innocent child.”

Omnicorp Headquarters; Detroit – America is their most valuable market and they can’t touch it; a $600 billion per annum market. They’ve tried to buy Senators to revoke the Dreyfus Act without success. “So unless we sway public opinion, the battle’s lost. An aggressive new campaign, wow factor off-the-charts.”

Liz Kline, “Sir, there are No loop holes in the Dreyfus Act. We can’t put a machine on the streets.”

Raymond Sellars idea, “We’re gonna put a man inside a machine.”

Omnicorp Foundation Rehab Ward – Dr. Dennett Norton Ph. D – “You’re not you because of your legs, your arms, your hands. You’re you because of your brain. It’s your brains capacity to process information that makes you who you are. Relax and do what you’ve always done, Micheal.”

Micheal is learning to play the guitar again with his new artificial hands. He’s attempting to play the CONCIERTO DE ARANJUEZ.

Dr. Norton and Raymond Sellars at Omnicorp Rehab Ward

Dr. Norton and Raymond Sellars at Omnicorp Rehab Ward

Raymond Sellars comes to Omnicorp Rehab Ward to speak to Dr. Norton. He wants Norton to develop combat applications. “I can put real revenue stream behind your research and save thousands of lives in the process.”

“Vallon, Lewis’ hospital. Alex is stopping by this afternoon. Detective Murphy’s a little impulsive. Do you want to send flowers?” Vallon listening on his cell phone.

Vallon replies, “I kill a cop, I’m lookin’ over my shoulder the rest of my life. That’s not good for business.”

“Who do you think’s gonna be investigating you?”

Later – Alex Murphy visits Lewis at his hospital room. He’s going after Lake and Daniels; arrests in a month, he feels confident.

Marcus reports to Vallon as he approaches Murphy’s car. He puts an explosive device in the left front wheel housing of Murphy’s car.

Later at home- Murphy’s car alarm goes off by itself. Murphy investigates. When he opens the car door; BOOM!

Alex James Murphy the Patient

Alex James Murphy the Patient

The Patient Alex James Murphy at Omnicorp Rehab Ward and Dr. Norton – “Alex suffered 4th degree burns over 80% of his body. His lower spine was severed. He’ll be paralyzed and confined to a wheelchair. Blind in one eye. Deaf. If he survives.”

3 Months Later – Alex Murphy is dreaming he’s dancing with his wife, Clara. She’s wearing a sexy evening dress. Frank Sinatra is singing.

Alex Murphy -The Fraction of A Man

Alex Murphy -The Fraction of A Man

He wakes and is shown what he has become. He’s a robot; a metal man. He escapes Omnicorp. Soon, Dr. Norton shuts him down and has him brought back. “I want to Die!” he says when he sees how little is left of him. He is only a fraction of a man. “Never show me this again.”

Murphy quickly learns how to use his suit and weapons. He also begins to investigate his own assassination attempt. He learns that the Detroit PD has let Vallon off the hook; lack of evidence. Closed the case.

Omnicorp Testing Facility in China

Omnicorp Testing Facility in China

Omnicorp Testing Facility in China. Alex is transported there for testing. EM-208’s attack with .47 caliber rifles. During the battle, Alex is programmed so the machine within him takes over. It’s an illusion for the American people. In reality the machine is fighting inside him; not him. Quickly and easily Murphy wins the battle and the test; destroying all the EM-208’s.

Alex Murphy visits Home

Alex Murphy visits Home

Back in Chicago- Alex goes for a difficult but long overdue visit to his family. The visit goes well. It’s good for his son to see his dad. Now he’s going after Vallon.

Detroit Police Headquarters – He’s given instant access to criminal records plus archive of CCTV footage from 2011 to present. Kim uploads the footage. The entire DPD database into his brain. He has a seizure. His dopamine levels are dropped to 2% to stop the seizure. “Now he’s only a machine,” Dr. Norton orders.

Meanwhile Outside: Mayor Durant is about to speak on the stage and introduce Detroit’s new weapon on crime. Murphy walks out on stage, past his wife and son without acknowledging them, and analyzes the crowd.

Pat Novak; The Novak Element reports, “He does recognize Thomas King, the convicted felon, from the DPD data base; wanted for arson, murder, and rape. On the loose for six years; apparently hiding in Detroit. Detective Murphy brought him down immediately. Robo Cop is here. In 60 seconds, Detective Murphy brought him down. Men weren’t up to the task. Robo Cop was. Robo Cop is on the job.

The Novak Face Off

The Novak Face Off

Now, the CEO of Omnicorp, Raymond Sellars is on The Novak Face Off. Omni’s stock is through the roof. Robo Cop is a Big hit. Detroit has a brighter future. The senate has agreed to vote on the repeal of the Dreyfus Act. Mr. Sellars wants all Americans to be safe.

Senator Hubert Dreyfus, also a guest, has an entirely different opinion.

Sellars, “One system has cut crime by 80% in one large American city. Imagine if we put 100 systems into place in America.”

Pat Novak closes his show with the question, “Has the U.S. Senate became pro-crime?”

Vallon

Vallon

Vallon speaks to his police friends , “$5000. I want protection. Robo Cop’s hurting my business. I can’t move any product.”

Murphy begins to overpower his programming. His dopamine levels begin to stabilize within normal range. He’s going after Vallon. He’s solving his own murder. Vallon has a plan to stop him; .50 caliber aimed for Robo Cop’s head. Quickly a vicious gun battle erupts. Automatic weapons are firing everywhere in the night.

Detroit Police Headquarters – Murphy, “I recovered 26 guns from Vallon’s warehouse. I lifted John Lake and Andre Daniel’s prints off some of them. Thirteen serial numbers matched weapons missing from police evidence. Daniels panics and implicates Police Chief Karen Dean, “Karen was in on it too. She tipped off Vallon.” Murphy kills Lake and Daniels. At gun point, “Karen Confess! Confess!” He’s taken off line before he can kill Chief Dean.

The Next Day – The vote for the Dreyfus Act takes place in Congress. 63 for repeal 22 against; The Dreyfus Act is repealed.

Dr. Norton wants Murphy’s family taken care of beyond their wildest dreams. Full funding. Ten years. New staff, all my own people.

“Deal,” Raymond Sellars says.

ED-209’sRaymond Sellars calls Mattox; his hit man, “Dennett’s on board. Get it done.”

“My pleasure,” Mattox.

Sellars tells Murphy’s wife her husband’s dead.

Mattox shut Murphy down before he got a confession from Police Chief Dean. Dr. Norton removed his transmitter. He can’t be shut down again. Sellars can’t afford to wake you up; he wants you dead.

Robo Cop

Robo Cop is on the Job!

Alex is going after Sellars. He enters Omnicorp and fights ED-209’s. He’s injured in the battle. Lewis, Murphy’s partner comes to his aid; he gets shot.

On the chopper pad Murphy shoots Sellars as Sellars shoots Murphy. Murphy’s wife and son are there.

Alex lives and Dr. Norton gives him a new suit. Soon he’s back to work.

The president vetoed the senate bill and upheld The Dreyfus Act. Much to Pat Novak’s disapproval.

This is one of the most interesting movies I’ve ever seen and one of my favorites. Could this be the future of law enforcement? I wonder?

Hope you enjoyed my review. Thanks for stopping by.

J.A. Ireland

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Transformers: Age of Extinction – Movie Review

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Optimus Prime Fans,

The Transformer series is one of my favorites. Here’s a Transformers movie review for you. I hope you enjoy reading it.

Transformers are attacking the earth during the dinosaur era. The great reptiles are being changed into metal machines.

The Arctic- Darcy and her excavating operation from KSI (Kinetic Solutions) of Chicago, Ill. U.S.A. unearthed several frozen metal dinosaurs. “I think history is about to change,” Darcy proclaims to her crew in the frozen ice world. Mr. Joyce, owner of KSI, sent her on this mission to investigate the reports of metal dinosaur discoveries and report back to him in his Chicago Headquarters.

Transformers Age of Extinction

Chicago – Cade Yeager, owner of Yeager Research and Development is standing next to his old truck. Lucas Flannery drives up speedily in his economy beater and jumps out; he was at South Padre Beach. “I came as soon as I could, Boss. The serf was flat anyway. Do you have a paying job for me this time, boss? An actual paying job?” Lucas asks with concern and skepticism.

Cade responds, “Do you have any cash?”

“Well, yes I do,” Lucas replies with question.

“There you go,” Cade finishes.

Mexico City – Since 1928 an old theatre has been in the family- Grandaddy ran it all his life. Lucas discovers an old tractor truck inside the rundown auditorium. There are several fired mortar shells hulls in the cab. Cade borrowed $150.00 from Lucas to purchase the old tractor truck in the theatre. They towed it back to Chicago.

Yeager Robotics in Chicago – repairs small home robots. Cade and Tessa Yeager, his seventeen year old daughter, build robotics in their large garage. Cade’s wife Emily is deceased.

The battle of Chicago is on Headline News. Congress ended all operations between the military and the Autobots, ending the alliance. Attinger, “As this committee knows, the invasion of Chicago was a defining day for our nation five years ago. The day millions of people realized that never again can we allow aliens to fight our battles for us. A handful of Autobots were given sanctuary after joint combat operations were abolished. Fewer than a dozen Decepticons are still on the run. Thanks to our CIA unit. “Cemetery Wind.” The age of the Transformer is over.”

A Transformer rises out of the swamp.

Medical Officer Ratchet

Medical Officer Ratchet being fired upon

The military finds Medical Officer Ratchet and open fires. He’s a transformer. He was hiding on an abandoned cruise ship. He says he’s a friend; an Autobot. “Optimus sent this distress message: Calling all Autobots. We are under targeted attack. Cease all contact with humans. We’re all hiding. All Autobots are being hunted. We’re all in danger.”

“Where is Optimus Prime?” the military officer asks.

Meanwhile at CIA Headquarters: The President would like specifics about how the CIA is hunting the enemy Decepticons and how many are left.

Mr. Attinger has been in the CIA for 25 years. “Black Ops. No Specifics.” The war will be over soon.”

Cade has discovered his old truck is an old Autobot. It transforms into Optimus Prime. Cade begins making repairs on the damaged Autobot.

CIA – Paris Texas, Cade Yeager was spotted towing the old tractor truck away from Mexico City. Attinger, “Scramble Cemetery Wind.” His team is on the move.

Optimus Prime Injured

Optimus Prime is Injured

Cade is making repairs to Optimus. His spark was almost damaged; his life force and memories was almost hit. “It’s like our soul,” Cade says.

“Dad!” Tessa yells as Attinger’s group drives onto their property; accompanied by a chopper. Tess fearfully watches from the front porch of their dilapidated old farm house. The group swarms the unsuspecting Yeager home. Optimus hides.

“Mr. Yeager, my name’s James Savoy. I’m a Federal Agent. My men and I are trying to track down an abandoned truck.”

When no one cooperates, Savoy threatens to kill Tess. Optimus Prime comes to their rescue. Tessa’s twenty year old boyfriend, Shane, drives up speedily in his fast car. They escape in his car. But the battle continues. Out of guilt, Lucas admits he turned Cade in for money. There’s a reward for turning in Autobots to the gov’t.

Lucas is killed in the battle. Cade, Tess, and Shane escape when Optimus transforms back into the old tractor truck and drives them back to the desert. Finally the Autobots know Optimus is alive. “There is Hope! Mr. Leader of the Free Galaxy is Back!” There are only five Autobots left.

“Autobots, Lockdown is hunting us,” Optimus reports. “And humans are helping. We need to know why.” They are on the move back to Chicago.

Mr. Joyce and Darcy

Mr. Joyce and Darcy at KSI

Chicago – KSI ( Kinetic Solutions ) Headquarters Top Secret Military Wing. Mr. Joyce is the owner. Darcy has returned from the Arctic Expedition and is reporting to her boss, Joyce. “The metal machines caused the dinosaurs to become extinct 65 million years ago. KSI has discovered the metal that the alien machines are made of.

Wembley is a scientist for KSI. “Transformium. That’s what we’re calling it. Programmable matter.” Mr. Joyce has mapped it’s genome. It can be instructed. We can change anything into anything.

KSI’s Military prototype is Galvatron, the fifth iteration, modeled after Optimus Prime. “He looks like Megatron. Algorithms! Math! Why can’t we make what we want to make?” Joyce screams.

Cade, Tessa, and Shane drive past the front gates and into KSI Headquarters; in Autobot cars.

Attinger retired from the CIA, received a seven-figure piece of Joyce’s (KSI) and they revolutionize national defense together. He must deliver the Seed; that’s the deal.

Cade Yeager is captured. Attinger asks him, “Where’s Optimus Prime?” Upon hearing this, the Autobots quickly invade KSI. Optimus orders, “Distroy the lab! Distroy it all!”

Galvatron Attacking Innocent person

Galvatron Attacking Innocent person

The order is given. “Transform Galvatron! Stinger on Line!” In minutes. Galvatron and Stinger are on the move. “Engage! Transform!” 200 meters.

Galvatron Kills innocent people as the battle rages; at Mr. Joyce’s dismay. “Pull Galvatron back!” Attinger orders.

Tessa and Optimus are captured in a net and pulled into a space ship hovering above. Onboard the alien machine ship, Tess escapes. She looks for Optimus.

Optimus is in the Knights’ Temenos as a captive of Lockdown. Lockdown’s deal with Attinger; “One Optimus Prime for one Seed. Handle it with care. I trust your species is ready!”

Lockdown, “Engage dark – matter drives. Full Power.”

They have 10 minutes to find Tess and get off Lockdown’s ship before it leaves Earth; spaceship powering up.

Cade and Shane find weapons and discover how to use them. Tessa is fighting off robots that are trying to capture her; one robot has a three foot long, slimy tongue. Soon all three escape the ship on cables high in the air to a building. Robot dogs peruse them on the cables. Bumble Bee rescues them.

Lockdown on his Spaceship

Lockdown on his Spaceship

Optimus Prime left Lockdown’s ship in an escape pod as it took off from Earth.

Mr. Joshua Joyce wants the Holy Grail, the Seed, delivered to his Guangzhou, China facility. He considers Galvatron a failure. The robot was out of control. Megatron’s mind is in Galvatron. Megatron reincarnated!

Now the Autobots, Cade, and team go after the Seed.

Beijing China – Mr. Joyce wants to detonate the Seed in the Mongolian desert, next month. The purpose is to create Transformium; enough for 100 years.

Lockdown discovers that Optimus Prime escaped. He rockets back to Earth.

Five million shares of KSI stock – Attinger receives for delivering the Seed to Mr. Joyce; Joyce suddenly has second thoughts. Galvatron becomes active all by himself. He begins making more transformer robots and takes control of KSI China facility. Galvatron, “Go find my Seed. Detonate the Seed in the largest city.”

Joyce tries to get away before the Seed explodes. The battle rages in Guangzhou China. Soon Lockdown arrives on the scene.

Optimus Prime and the Metal Dinosaur

Optimus Prime and the Metal Dinosaur

Prime realizes they need reinforcements. “Recognize one of your Knights. Optimus speeks a foreign language.” The Knight Rises! The Giant Metal Dinosaur awoke . Optimus battled with it for it’s obedience. “You defend my family or die.” Soon many great metal dinosaurs join in the great battle.

The battle is soon won by the Autobots, with the help of the metal dinosaurs. Optimus orders, “Take the Seed safely to the hills.”

Lockdown arrives at earth. He turns on a giant magnet and draws metal into his ship. He’s trying to suck Optimus in. Then dropping the metal.

Optimus Prime

“I Am Optimus Prime”

Beijing China – Optimus Prime and Lockdown meet and the battle begins. Mr. Joyce tries to get the Seed out of the city. Cade tries to help Optimus but Attinger gets in his way; tries to kill him. Prime sees the altercation and blows Attinger away.

After being sent away by Cade, Tessa and Shane return to help. Everyone fights Lockdown together. Tessa and Shane pull a sword out of Prime’s chest. Using the sword, Optimus cuts Lockdown in half; killing him. Lockdown pukes as he dies. “Honor to the end,” Optimus Prime.

“We shall meet again Prime for I am reborn,” a dark Decepticon said then flew into space.

“I am Optimus Prime and this message is to my creators; Leave planet Earth alone. ‘Cause I’m coming for you.” He flies into space.

The End

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Who doesn’t like Optimus Prime? No one I know. He’s a Rock Star!

Thanks for tuning in.

May good fortune guide your path,

J.A. Ireland

Devil – Movie Review

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Horror fans,

This is a fast moving devil horror that takes place in an elevator. The movie begins.

“Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil walks about like a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour.” Peter 5:8

The elevator where the Devil's Meeting takes place.

The elevator where the Devil’s Meeting takes place.

The movie begins in Philadelphia; the city is upside down. Detective Bowden describes his mother in a narration as someone who always told her son about God and the devil. In his mother’s stories, someone always dies. As an adult, he admits he thought they were always old wise tales.

He is called to an apparent jumping from the 35th floor of a new high-rise building. The suicide jumper landed on a Bethel Bread Co. truck. The dead, elderly man had a rosary in his hand. As he begins his investigation inside the building, he discovers elevator six is in inspection mode; it’s stopped about the 25th floor with five people trapped inside—three men and two women. The people are quickly becoming impatient with their bleak situation.

The maintenance supervisors, Lustig and Ramirez, attempt to restart the elevator as the trapped passengers begin to panic. As the situation worsens, Lustig calls Philadelphia Police Department. Detective Bowden and Detective Markowitz, unit 602, are dispatched to 333 Locust St—the high-rise building.

Detective Bowden immediately begins to learn who the trapped people are. Things begin to get out of hand within the stalled elevator.

Ramirez, one maintenance super, shares his opinion with the detectives. “It’s a Devil’s Meeting. The Devil’s inside the elevator. I’ve heard about these things my whole life,” he says while holding a rosary around his neck. “One of those people is the Devil in human form,” as he clutches the rosary while making a sign of the cross—fearfully.

Bowden tells his partner, Det. Markowitz, “The security guard has a long record of assault.” He leaves the room and goes to the jumper investigation. He learns the jumper left a suicide note. “I can hear the Devil’s footsteps drawing near.”

Sarah Caraways

Sarah Caraways

Dwight, another maintenance man, falls to his death while attempting to reach the elevator.

Sarah Caraway, Benjamin Larson—the temp security guard, McCormick, Jane Kowski—older woman. All people in the elevator. One by one, they are killed.

Ramirez predicts; “One by one, they all will die. The Devil’s in the elevator.” He continues to clutch his rosary fearfully.

Bowden says, “It’s the Kensington sniper all over again,” as he learns that the temp guard, Ben Larson, works for Sarah Caraway’s husband. “Mr. Caraway paid Ben to kill everyone in the elevator—including Sarah. He’s making it look like a serial killing.”

Tony JaneKowski

Tony JaneKowski

The lights go out and Ben Larson is killed. The lights go out again and Sarah Caraway is dead.

The woman they believe is Jane Kowski becomes alive, again. She is the devil. When Tony JaneKowsi confesses to a hit and run on a woman and boy five years ago on Bethlehem Pike, and asks God for forgiveness, the devil’s plot is foiled.

The maintenance department gets the elevator open and the old woman is gone.

Later, in the car, Detective Bowden tells Tony the woman and boy he killed five years ago was his wife and son. “I’ve waited five years to tell you how much I hate you. Now, all I can tell you is; I forgive you.”

“If the Devil is real, then God is real, too.” The battle between good and evil never stops.

Hope you’ve enjoyed this spiritual horror review.

May good fortune guide your path,

J.A. Ireland

 

 

Devil’s Knot – Movie Review

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I am J.A. Ireland. Welcome to my world of murder and mystery. I am a murder, mystery, scifi writer. I have a suspense, murder, mystery movie review that has devil worship and the occult. It is based on a true story. West Memphis, Arkansas. May 5, 1993.

Based on a real case in WestMemphis, Arkansas

Based on a real case in WestMemphis, Arkansas

Michael Hobbs, the eight year old boy has a new bike—a gift from his grandfather. His mother, Pam Hobbs works at the Catfish Restaurant.

Terry is Pam Hobb’s husband. He has an eight year old son, Aaron, by a previous marriage. Pam and Terry do not have a child together. Michael and Aaron are friends.

Michael, Aaron, and another eight year old boy named Stevie are friends. Together they ride their bikes into Robin Hood woods to Devil’s Den.

Michael, Aaron, and Stevie ride into Robin Hood Woods to Devil's Den

Michael, Aaron, and Stevie ride into Robin Hood Woods to Devil’s Den

At the same time, a black male shows up at Bojangles Restaurant and goes into the girl’s bathroom. He is bleeding with a broken arm.

The entire town begins a search for the missing boys at Devil’s Den. The police find a shoe floating in the shallow river. All three bodies are discovered, naked, tied with their shoe strings, drowned, buried in the mud—under the water of the shallow river.

Police are given a strong tip about Bobby DeAngelo. Also, Christopher Morgan was with him. They were seen with Stevie before he went missing.

Aaron Hutchenson is repeatedly interviewed by police from May to June 1993. The police broaden their search to devil worship and the occult.

Jason Balwin, age 16, Damien Echols, ago 18, Jessie Misskelley Jr., age 17 become suspects. They practice witchcraft and are into heavy metal music.

Later, police arrest for capital murder, Damien Echols, Jason Baldwin, and Jessie MissKelley, for the three boys murders a month previous.

Damien Echols, Jessie Lloyd MissKelley Jr., and Jason Baldwin. Charged with Capital Murder.

Damien Echols, Jessie Lloyd MissKelley Jr., and Jason Baldwin. Charged with Capital Murder.

Jessie MissKelley confessed to the murders—a confession he later recants.

Ron Lax, the private investigator, joins the case pro bono. He believes three dead kids is enough. Jessie MissKelley admits to Mr. Lax that he drinks human blood. He believes he receives power from the blood. He also practices witchcraft and other occult activities.

The very public trials began. There is evidence of sloppy police work and police cover-ups.

The verdicts are soon in: Jessie Lloyd MissKelley Jr. guilty of First Degree murder. Sentenced to life in prison without parole.

Jason Baldwin. Guilty of Capitol Murder. Sentenced to life in prison without parole.

Damien Echols. Guilty of Capitol Murder. Sentenced to death by lethal injection on May 5, 1994.

Pam leaves her husband, Terry, after the trial.

Pam leaves her husband, Terry, after the trial.

After the trial, Pam Hobbs leaves her husband and moves away. She believes her son’s killer is still out there—she suspects her husband—possibly. She has no idea why he would be involved in the boy’s murders.

In 2006, Ron Lax secretly obtained a DNA sample from Terry Hobbs linking him to the crimes. The police refused to follow up on the lead. This movie was based on an actual case.

This is a very good case involving police cover-up, and the occult. To this day, if those three teenagers didn’t commit the murders, the real killer is free.

Thanks for reading.

J.A. Ireland.

 

 

The Hunger Games – Catching Fire – Movie Review

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Dear movie enthusiasts in the Milky Way,

It’s J.A. Ireland. I am happy to report the space tower at Kinkorx Observatory continues to function properly; at least as far as Dr. Kynsin knows. I watched the second movie in the mega hit series, Hunger Games on the tower. Here’s my review of the  movie that takes place in future North America—approaching the end of winter.Catching Fire

Katniss Everdeen is hunting. She shoots at turkeys and imagines she shot a Tribute. Gale is there and comforts her. She and Peeta are going on a Victory Tour.

On Tour Day, she visits Haymitch Abernathy. Later, President Snow visits. “Head Gamemaker, Seneca Crane, should have blown you to bits when you won the Hunger Games. Your trick with the berries was an act of defiance. You defied The Capitol. I’m worried about an uprising. Revolution. A system collapse,” Snow says.

President Snow

President Snow

“It must be a fragile system, if it can be brought down by just a few berries,” Katniss replies.

Snow responds, “Convince everyone of your love for Peeta. For the sake of your loved ones. Convince Me.”

Cinna and the stylists from the capitol are there. They prepare her for a remote broadcast on Caesar Flickerman’s show. “Last year,” Caesar says, from The Capitol, “the 74th Hunger Games brought us the greatest love story of our time.” He introduces Katniss and Peeta.” “Katniss Everdeen! The Girl on Fire. Peeta Mellark! The Baker’s Boy!” They fake their love and kiss for the camera.

Afterward, everyone boards the high speed rail for the 12 day, 12 district, Victory Tour—ending at The Capital. Their first stop, District 11. Effie Trinket gives them their speech. Peeta ignores the speech. “We are donating one month of winnings to the families of the Tributes, every year, for the rest of our lives.” The people give Katniss and Peeta the hand signal for respect. The Capitol Guards kill the older man that was first with the signal.

Katniss and Peeta in the Victory Tour

Katniss and Peeta in the Victory Tour

After that tragedy, they read the speech at the stops. Caesar announces the Quarter Quell on his show. The tour ends at The Presidential Palace.

They meet Plutarch Heavensbee, the new Head Gamemaker—Successor to Seneca Crane. President Snow welcomes the Tributes and congratulates Katniss and Peeta on their engagement.

President Snow and Plutarch Heavensbee, the new Head Gamemaker

President Snow and Plutarch Heavensbee, the new Head Gamemaker

Plutarch Heavensbee tells President Snow how to turn the people against Katniss. They plan their strategy.

At District 12, Commander Thread terrorizes the town and whips Gale for defying him. Snow wants to terminate Katniss, Peeta, their families, and friends, for defiance. Snow announces the rule changes. “The Quarterly Quell. The 75th Hunger Games will be fought by past winners of the games.”

The Reaping takes place and Katniss is the only name in the drawing. Haymitch Abernathy is the male name drawn. Peeta volunteers. Commander Thread takes Katniss straight to the train—no Goodbye’s.

On the train, Haymitch explains, “This game is all new. You’ll be fighting, Cashmere and Gloss, brother and sister, from district 1. Brutus and Enobaria, career pack. Wiress and Beetee. The Morphlings, Masters of Cammouflague. Finnick Odair, youngest winner ever.” Among others.

Katniss and Peeta in Tribute Parade

Katniss and Peeta in Tribute Parade

At The Capitol, The Tribute Parade begins. The crowd cheers, “Katniss…Katniss…” as Katniss and Peeta’s suits are ablaze. Much to President Snow’s disdain.

Haymitch introduces Seeder and Chaff from district 11. They meet the very provocative, Johanna Mason, from district 7. Lumber trees.

On Caesar Flickerman’s show, the Tributes are interviewed. “The 75th Annual Games, the 3rd Quarter Quell. On stage, 24 of Panem’s brightest stars say goodbye. Only one will survive. At Snow’s request, Katniss wears a white wedding dress. She spins and the dress burns and turns into a Mockingjay—per Cinna’s design. Snow considers the dress an act of mockery to him. He has Cinna beaten.

Katniss' Mockingjay Dress

Katniss’ Mockingjay Dress

At the interview, Peeta announces they are married and Katniss is pregnant. It’s a lie. Snow orders the games to continue, anyway. He wants Katniss killed.

The 75th Annual Hunger games begin. “May the odds be ever in your favor.” They battle inside a giant dome, filled with south pacific topography, vegetation, animals, heat, and humidity.

The Gamemaker, Plutarch Heavensbee sends one plague after another to kill the Tributes as the game continues. Poison fog, Baboons, Giant waves, lightening, Spins the giant clock to disorient them, jabberjays.

Beetee

Beetee

Beetee comes up with a plan to use the lightening to kill Tributes and stay alive. Plutarch turns his idea against him and Beetee dies. Katniss uses the idea and electrocutes the dome. It starts crumbling.

Katniss is almost killed

Katniss is almost killed

As the dome crumbles, Katniss is almost dead. She is taken aboard a hovercraft and revived. “The revolution has begun. Katniss is the Mockingjay,” Plutarch Heavensbee says.

Later, Gale tells her, “District 12 was destroyed. I got your mom and sister out safely.”

The movie ends. This is my review of this thought provoking, mega hit movie. It’s about excessive dictatorial government control. This could happen in any civilization, if not prevented; it could even happen on Sesla. Let’s hope not.

Until we talk again.

May good fortune guide your path,

J.A. Ireland

 

 

The Hunger Games – Moview Review

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Greetings Milky Way Coteries, it’s J.A. Ireland,

I watched the mega hit, Hunger Games over the space tower. Here’s my review of this movie that is made in North America—in the future.

Effie Trinket

The movie begins, “From the Treaty of the Treason in penance for their uprising, each

district shall offer up a male and female between the ages of 12 and 18 at a public, Reaping. These Tributes shall be delivered to the custody of The Capitol. And then transferred to a public arena where they will fight to the death, until a lone victor remains. Henceforth and forevermore this pageant shall be known as The Hunger Games.”

District 12- Primrose Everdeen wakes from a nightmare. It’s her first year in the Reaping. It’s Reaping Day and her names only in once. Miners are going to work as Katniss Everdeen runs to the forest. She meets Gale in the woods while hunting.

The movie switches to the Hall of Justice. The area is being prepared for the Reaping.

Gale and Katniss share a piece of bread in the woods. He says, “Happy Hunger Games.” She adds, “And may the odds be ever in your favor.” Gale’s name is in the reaping 42 times.

Gale and Katniss

Gale and Katniss

Later, Katniss is trading. She likes a Mockingjay. The merchant gives her the pin.

Later everyone is bathing and putting on nice clothing for the Reaping. Katniss gives Prim the Mockingjay pin. “This will bring you good luck, little duck.”

The young people gather at Hall of Justice for The Reaping. They get their blood checked for identification.

The Reaping begins. It starts with a film from The Capitol. “War. Terrible war. Widows, orphans, a motherless child. This was the uprising that rocked our land. Thirteen districts rebelled against the country that fed them, loved then, protected them. Brother turned on brother until nothing remained…

Primrose Everdeen is chosen from district 12 by Effie Trinket.

“I volunteer! I volunteer!” Katniss Everdeen screams. She is the girls volunteer from district 12. The audience gives her the hand signal for respect and admiration. Peeta Mellard is chosen for the boys.

The Reaping

Katniss Everdeen and Effie Trinket

Katniss and Peeta are given three minutes to say goodbye to their families and friends.

They travel by deluxe, high speed rail to The Capital at 200 miles per hour. The journey takes less than two days. While riding, Katniss and Peeta receive advice from Haymitch Abernathy, a former winner of the Hunger Games from district 12.

The Tributes arrive at The Capitol – they’re celebrities. They begin the preparation process. Katniss meets Cinna.

Later, the Tribute Parade begins. 100,000 people watch the parade. Katniss and Peeta are wearing flaming suits. President Snow is there. “Welcome. We solute your courage and sacrifice. And we wish you. Happy Hunger Games. And may the odds be ever in your favor.”

Katniss and Peeta at Tribute Parade

Katniss and Peeta at Tribute Parade

Later, Katniss and Peeta share the penthouse. They begin the training. “In two weeks, 23 of you will be dead. Only one of you will be alive. The training lasts for four days. Most of you will die from exposure.” The Tributes are scored. Katniss receives the high score of eleven.

The last day of the training, Caesar Flickerman welcomes everyone to the 74th Annual Hunger Games. He interviews all the Tributes. Katniss is “The Girl on Fire.” She spins on stage as fire flies from her dress.

The Hunger Games begin. The young girls and boys start savagely killing each other. The cannon sounds. Twelve are dead. Katniss flees and survives the first killing.

Later, the heartless Gamemaker, Seneca Crane, uses fire to steer Katniss back to the others. Later, to save herself from a group that’s trying to kill her, she cuts a limb and drops a nest of tracker jackets, genetically engineered wasps, on them. The wasps sting Katniss but kill another girl.

Katniss becomes sick and is unconscious for two days. Rue takes care of her. Soon, Rue is killed. She dies while Katniss holds her. At her home, her father is watching on the town square screen and starts a riot.

An announcement comes over the loud speakers. “Two can win if from the same district.” Katniss finds Peeta. They hide in a cave until Peeta recovers from his injury, due to the medication she gets for him.

Katniss in the forest

Katniss in the forest

The Gamemaker sends high-tech, demon dogs to attack Katniss and Peeta. They survive and are the last two Tributes. The Gamemaker changes the rules and forces one to kill the other. Katniss tricks the Gamemaker into letting them both win. Katniss and Peeta win the Hunger games.

They travel back to their home as celebrities.

President Snow and the Gamemaker are angry at Katniss for out smarting them. The movie ends.

The Hunger Games is a movie about authorities control and abuse.  It is easy to imagine a government going to this extreme if unchecked. I hope you’ve liked my review.

Until we talk again.

May good fortune guide your path.

J.A. Ireland

 

Star Trek – Into Darkness – Movie Review

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Greetings movie fans from the Milky Way, it’s J.A. Ireland,

I saw another terrific movie over the space tower. The latest Star Trek movie is another masterpiece.

Jim Kirk and McCoy on Nibiru

Jim Kirk and McCoy on Nibiru

It begins on Nibiru—a class M planet. Jim Kirk and McCoy are running from the angry natives. “Kirk to Shuttle One. Spock, neutralize the volcano and let’s get out of here.”

Spock is lowered into the volcano. The cable breaks and he lands on a floating stone in the lava. The Enterprise is hiding on the ocean floor.

Spock ignites the cold fusion device to freeze the erupting volcano, thus saving a civilization, then prepares to die—due to being trapped.

The Enterprise rises up from the water, as the natives watch. Mr. Scott beams Spock aboard as the cold fusion device explodes. The lave is frozen, stopping the eruption, saving the civilization that barely discovered the wheel. Kirk violated the Prime Directive.

London 2259.55 – A Star Fleet officer’s daughter is dying. Khan tells him he can save her. Khan makes a serum to cure the dying girl.

At Star Fleet HQ. For violating the Prime Directive, Kirk is stripped of his chair. Admiral Pike is ordered to take over the Enterprise as captain. Kirk is going back to the academy.

London- The medication works. The girl is saved. Her father blows up a Star Fleet data archive as payment for the drug.

Spock is transferred to the U.S.S. Bradbury. Kirk is Pike’s First Officer. Admiral Pike convinced Admiral Marcus that Kirk deserves a second chance.

Kirk informs Spock of the demotion. “You stabbed me in the back with your report, Spock,” Kirk says while on his way to an Emergency session, Daystrom. Spock meets Frank Abbot, U.S.S. Bradbury, Captain.

Admiral Marcus addresses the Emergency session

Admiral Marcus addresses the Emergency session

Admiral Marcus addresses the Emergency session. “In London, a Star Fleet data archive was bombed. 42 men and women are dead. One hour ago, in a message from a Star Fleet officer. The officer confessed to the bombing. He was forced to do so by John Harrison, another  Star Fleet officer. John Harrison has just declared a one-man war against Star Fleet. Under no circumstance are we to allow this man to escape Federation space. The man hunt is on.”

Kirk asked, “It doesn’t seem odd to you that he’d target an archive, a library?” John Harrison bombed the archive to gather the Star Fleet officers together in that room. It was procedure.

Seconds later, Harrison attacks the officers using a hover-craft chopper. Pike is killed while Kirk disables the chopper. Harrison survives the crash and is beamed to safety.

Mr. Scott learns that Harrison used a portable transwarp beaming device. He beamed to Kronos – the Klingon homeworld. He’s taken refuge in the Ketha Province, an uninhabited region for decades.

Later, Admiral Marcus says, “London wasn’t an archive. It was a top-secret branch of Star Fleet, designated Section 31.They were developing defense technology and training our officers to gather intelligence on the Klingons and any other enemy. John Harrison was a top agent. 31 developed a new photon torpedo. Long range and untraceable. Invisible to Klingon sensors.”

Marcus orders, “Kirk, You park on the edge of the Neutral Zone, you lock onto Harrison’s position, you fire, you kill him and you haul ass.”

Kirk replies, “Permission to reinstate Mr. Spock as my First Officer.”

“Granted,” Marcus agrees.

Science Officer Wallace is assigned to the Enterprise by Admiral Marcus. Lieutenant Carol Wallace. Doctorate in applied physics, specializing in advanced weaponry.

Mr. Scott - Chief Engineering Officer

Mr. Scott – Resigns Chief Engineering Officer

On board the Enterprise, Mr. Scott refuses to sign the receipt for 72 photon torpedoes. “Not without specs,” Scotty says. “I have a warp core to prime.”

Mr. Scott refuses to sign for the torpedoes. “Star Fleet confiscated my transwarp equation. Harrison used it to hop across the galaxy.”

“Sign for the torpedoes Mr. Scott, that’s an order,” Kirk says.

“I resign my duties,” Mr. Scott replies. “Jim, for the Love of God! Do not use those torpedoes.”

Kirk promotes Mr. Chekov to Chief Engineering Officer. “Go put on a red suit.”

 Mr. Chekov to Chief Engineering Officer

Mr. Chekov New Chief Engineering Officer

As they are warping to the Klingon homeworld, Spock learns of Lieutenant Wallace’s identity. She’s Admiral Marcus’ daughter.

Later, Kirk, Spock, and team are in a shuttle to the Ketha Providence. We see Praxis, the Klingon moon that exploded years ago. Mr. Spock believes he located John Harrison.

“Attention John Harrison. This is Captain Hikaru Sulu of the U.S.S. Enterprise. Surrender or be obliterated. If you test me, you will fail.”

On Kronos, the team zooms to Harrison’s location. They’re attacked by a D-4 class Klingon vessel. They land and are attacked by Klingons.

John Harrison kills all the Klingons then surrenders to Kirk.

My name is Khan!

My name is Khan!

Harrison is taken on board the Enterprise. He gives the coordinates, “23-17-46-11” to Kirk. He tells Kirk to open one of the 72 torpedoes.

Upon opening, they discover someone sleeping inside. Bones says, “The torpedo is refrofitted to hide a cryo tube. The person frozen inside is 300 years old. All 72 torpedoes have someone inside. The cryo tubes are ancient.

John Harrison says, “My name is Khan. I am genetically engineered to be superior in every way. We were exiled from Earth.”

Admiral Marcus used Khan to create weapons. He appears in a huge star ship. “I want Khan.”

Kirk orders, “Warp speed to earth.” As the Enterprise warps toward Earth, Marcus catches them and open fires. Mr. Scott is aboard Marcus’ ship. He disables the weapons.

Kirk and Khan sail through space, in suits, to Marcus’ ship. Mr. Scott opens the space hatch.

Young Spock talks to old Spock. “Khan Noonien Singh was the most dangerous adversary the Enterprise ever faced. He is brilliant and ruthless. He will not hesitate to kill your entire crew for his gain,” Old Spock says.

Young Spock asked, “Did you defeat him?”

“At Great Costs. Yes,” Old Spock replies.

Khan kills Admiral Marcus

Khan kills Admiral Marcus

On Marcus’ ship, Khan kills Admiral Marcus. He crushes his skull with his hands. Khan says to Spock, “Your crew for my crew. Spock, give me my crew. Lower your shields. I will kill you and your entire crew if you don’t give me my crew. I will turn off your life supports and step over your corpses to retrieve my crew.”

Spock lowers the shields and gives Khan all 72 torpedoes. Khan beams his sleeping crew aboard Marcus’ ship then open fires on the Enterprise.

Mr. Spock armed the torpedoes. They explode on board Khan’s ship. Spock and McCoy previously removed the sleeping people from the torpedoes. Khan’s crew was safely aboard the Enterprise. All Khan received was the empty tubes.

Due to the attack, the Enterprise is powerless and falls into Earth’s orbit. Kirk climbs into the radioactive chamber and realigns the core—restoring power. The ship is saved while Kirk dies from radiation poisoning. As Kirk dies, Spock yells, “Khan!”

Khan flees to earth. He crashes his star ship into Star Fleet headquarters.  Spock follows. He beams down to coordinates, “3517 by 2598.” Khan and Spock, the two super beings, race through the streets of San Francisco, 2259.55. They battle.

On board the Enterprise, Bones yells, “Get me a cryo tube, now!” He puts Kirk’s body in cryogenic freeze.

Khan and Spock battle in San Francisco

Khan and Spock battle in San Francisco

Spock and Uhura capture Khan and bring him back to the Enterprise.

Two weeks later, Kirk wakes in sick bay. McCoy gave him a transfusion of Khan’s super-blood. Bones synthesized a serum from Khan’s blood and brought him back from the dead. Spock, Uhura, and Bones saved Kirk’s life.

Spock put Khan back into cryogenic freeze with his crew.

Enterprise begins Five-year mission

Enterprise begins Five-year mission

The Enterprise begins a five-year mission to seek out new life and new civilizations. To boldly go where no man has gone before.
The movie ends.

This was an awesome movie. The actors gave all-star performances as always. I think it’s terrific when young Spock gets advice from old Spock.

I can see we’re not the only civilization that’s experimenting with genetic code manipulation. It appears, Khan Noonien Singh is a very dangerous result of genetic engineering on Earth.

Until we talk again,

May good fortune guide your path.

J.A. Ireland