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HBO Officially Orders ‘Westworld’ Series From Jonathan Nolan, J.J. Abrams
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HBO's Westworld

One of the series that has been under development over at HBO is Westworld, which is inspired by the 1973 movie of the same that was directed by author Michael Crichton.

The series comes from Interstellar writer Jonathan Nolan, who will write, direct, and executive produce the series. Also executive producing is J.J. Abrams. The movie followed people visiting a theme park run by robots that simulate the wild west, medieval times, and Roman times when something malfunctions and two guests find themselves being stalked by a cowboy android. The series is described as being a “dark odyssey about the dawn of artificial consciousness and the future of sin.

You can see who will star in the HBO series and watch a couple of brief teasers below.

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DVD Review: Scorpion King 2: Rise of a Warrior (Blu-ray)
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Scorpion King 2: Rise of a Warrior
Directed by Russell Mulcahy
Starring Michael Copon, Randy Couture, Karen David, Simon Quarterman
Universal Home Entertainment
Release date: August 19, 2008

A funny thing happened about halfway through this movie, the Minotaur showed up, and suddenly I realized that I was watching an episode of Hercules: The Legendary Journey. This is not to say I was ever a fan of Hercules, but I was just very much reminded of that series. The dimly lit sets, the goofy comic relief, the bad CG monsters, yes it had it all. And like Hercules, Scorpion King 2: Rise of a Warrior had a simple charm to it, and I found myself starting to appreciate it.

Now let’s get this out of the way. This is NOT a good movie. It looks about as good as you would expect a direct-to-DVD movie to look. The dialogue is pretty wooden, as are a lot of the actors. I mean, you don’t even get to make fun of The Rock, or ogle Kelly Hu’s magnificent figure, which is pretty much the only reason to watch the first Scorpion King film.

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