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13 EERIE zombie movie

13 Eerie movie review:  This is a movie about forensics undergrads looking to secure a coveted training spot with the FBI.  They’re competing in a live forensics examination on cadavers placed around an old penitentiary island.

But things go awry when we discover that there’s a black goo in barrels around the island.  And from there, well, you know where it’s going.  Right?

The cast of 13 Eerie consists of some sci-fi favorite actors like Brendan Fehr, Michael Shanks, Katharine Isabelle (American Mary, 30 Days of Night: Dark Days,TV: Being Human) and Brendan Fletcher (Keep an eye out for this guy, he’s a busy actor and my guess, sooner or later, he’ll find a great fan base).  You might recognize Brendan Fehr (X-Men: First Class, on TV: Bones, Samurai Girl and some Syfy movies) of the Roswell franchise, and Michael Shanks from Stargate & Smallville.

It was directed by the somewhat unknown Lowell Dean and produced by Don Carmody [Resident Evil franchise, The Factory and Silent Hill: Revelation.  He also has Boondock Saints franchise work on his resume!].

Michael Shanks plays the stern, no-nonsense test instructor who runs the facility while Brendan Fehr is one of the undergrads.  And yes, he can sort of pull it off, being a college student.

The movie was filmed on location at the city of Moose Jaw’s former Wild Animal Park (Moose Jaw is located in south-central Saskatchewan, Canada ).

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With the latest Michael Shanks TV news about Saving Hope, it got me to thinking a bit.

Michael Shanks was probably one of my favorite characters from the Stargate franchise, but then again, a lot of the actors/characters could be categorized as a favorite.  Maybe I’ll say that he’s one of my favorite entertainment genre actors.

As it is, I’ve only seen Michael Shanks in a few things since Stargate was cut off at the knees canceled by Syfy.  But neither has he been asleep at his career’s wheel though!  Which I’m glad to see.

Michael Shanks was born December 15th, 1970 in Vancouver and he’s married to Lexa Doig (Andromeda, Stargate SG-1, 2010 series V) and they have two kids.

He’s been nominated several times for awards in relation to his Daniel Jackson role in Stargate and has won two Leo Awards: (2009: Best Lead Performance by a Male in a Feature Length Drama for Stargate: Continuum; 2004: Dramatic Series: Best Lead Performance by a Male for Stargate SG-1.)

Throughout the Stargate franchise series run, he’s had some stellar episodes where some hit the heart strings hard and others just exemplify a humoring sarcastic mode dealing with Jack O’Neill (Richard Dean Anderson).

But I’ve only seen him in one other entertainment venue since then, and that was his short-lived role in the movie, Red Riding Hood.

But it’s not that he hasn’t done anything.  I’ve only missed his other works since Stargate SG-1.  He’s actually been busy and staying employed within the field of acting.

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Smallville and Stargate Alums Showing Up This Summer on NBC?

January 6, 2012

I caught some TV news that Erica Durance and Michael Shanks are starring in a Canadian medical drama series called SAVING HOPE that might show up on NBC

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Movie Review of Red Riding Hood (A VoD Experience)

December 24, 2011

This movie review from Cinema Static is from a VoD experience of Red Riding Hood (2011), which is directed by Catherine Hardwicke (Twilight) and written by…

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‘Stargate Universe’ Returns & A Memorium To Stargate

March 3, 2011

‘Stargate Universe’ Returns & A Memorium To Stargate

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Hawaii Five-O Preview and Opening Credit Videos [Alex O’Loughlin!]

May 27, 2010

CBS’s remake of the television classic, Hawaii Five-O, looks absolutely incredible from the video snippets I’ve just seen and am loading up here!  These are the first looks at the opening credits and they’ve replicated the feel of the original series incredibly! (Crap, did I just give an age related scenario away by saying that?)  […]

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The Latest On Christopher Judge

May 22, 2010

So where’s Teal’c been these days?  As far as I’m concerned, we haven’t seen enough Teal’c, or Christopher Judge for my satisfaction.  But now, he’s shown up in a a trailer for a movie starring alongside Kevin Sorbo, titled Paradox. We all know him as Teal’c from Stargate SG-1 and a random guest appearance on […]

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Sanctuary Ratings for 12-11-09 & Will Emilie Ullerup Return in Season 3?

December 18, 2009

A Guest Article By Cinema Static reader Tim Miller: The figure that SyFy gave for Sanctuary ratings of 2.2 million average viewers each week are the Live + 7 Day numbers. Those are the number of total viewers plus all the DVR’d and downloads. Which is fine if you want to feel good about how […]

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Why Emilie Ullerup Was Let Go From Sanctuary [Cinema Static]

November 1, 2009

Why Emilie Ullerup Was Let Go From Sanctuary, or at least as it’s explained by SANCTUARY show runner Damian Kindler, and how we feel about it!

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