Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Vernon Wells in "Green Street Hooligans 2" (2009)

Vernon Wells (Ransik, Time Force) plays a supporting role in the film "Green Street Hooligans 2." The sequel finds members of the soccer team from the first film in prison, along with members of a rival team, leading to many violent encounters in the UK prison. Vernon Wells stars as the Governor who oversees the facility. When they receive an influx of new prisoners, he's forced to release some who would not be a danger to society. The two officers in charge have opposing views of who should be released. The honorable guard Arthur Mason favors the Green Street trio while his corrupt superior Veronica Mavis suggests their dangerous rivals be released. In the end, the Governor decides to hold a soccer match between the two sides to determine who will be released. Of course, the heroes are victorious and Mavis' corruption is finally exposed. The Governor has her arrested.

"Green Street Hooligans 2" is available on DVD

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Melanie Vallejo on "Packed to the Rafters" - 5 (2009)

Melanie Vallejo (Madison, Mystic Force) recently reprised her role as Kat Ripley on the Aussie drama "Packed to the Rafters." When Kat was last seen she had slept with Ben Rafter, ruining his relationship with his girlfriend Melissa. Kat then burglarized their house and disappeared. Fast forward several months to the new episode titled "A Small, Traditional Affair..." and Ben & Melissa are preparing for their wedding. Ben's male family & friends attend his bachelor party where he's blindfolded for the stripper. When she removes his blindfold, Ben sees it's Kat. Both are stunned to see the other and Kat flees immediately. Ben follows her outside to confront her about the theft, but Kat turns the tables on Ben, telling him that he has no idea how hard life can be thanks to his perfect existence. When she learns he's marrying Melissa, she gets even more upset, calling Ben's life "safe" and promises that it will be ultimately unfulfilling.

Season 2 of "Packed to the Rafters" currently airs in Australia

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Phillip Jeanmarie on "Workshop" - 3 (2009)

Phillip Jeanmarie (Max, Wild Force) continued his starring role in the web series "Workshop" in the third episode titled "Drink My Sunkist." Jeanmarie's character Adam Saltair finds himself annoyed once again that in the acting workshop, he's given a gay character to portray. His committed performance draws humor from the other actors and his friends who joke about his annoyance. Adam and the others are also curious about Kaitlyn's absence in the workshop, given that she booked a background role for a television show. What they don't know is that Kaitlyn is having a horrifying time when a strange man comes onto her, after revealing the nasty medical ailments he's suffering from.

Episode 3 of "Workshop" is available on youtube

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Brandon Jay McLaren on "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation" (2009)

Brandon Jay McLaren (Jack, SPD) appeared on the latest episode of "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation" playing Anthony Samuels an unorthodox pimp. McLaren appeared throughout the episode titled "The Lost Girls," which has the CSI crew investigating the death of a suspected prostitute, whom they later discover was actually an amateur weather girl. The investigation leads them to Samuels and his mother (a former prostitute). Anthony denies killing the woman and it's later discovered that his girlfriend (and primary prostitute) murdered the girl after hearing Anthony make promises to her that they would be together after the duo recruiter the weather girl off the street and forced her into prostitution. The episode also wraps up the story arc of another missing girl which began on "CSI: Miami" earlier in the week. The missing pregnant girl also has ties to Anthony and when her DNA is found in his house with a pool of blood, they believe he may have killed her but it's later revealed that he beat her, causing a miscarriage. She is later discovered alive.

Season 10 of "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation" currently airs on CBS

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Nathaniel Lees, Michael Hurst & Paolo Rotondo in "Young Hercules" (1998)

Not to be confused with the television series with the same name, "Young Hercules" is a prequel film to the hit action adventure series "Hercules: The Legendary Journeys." As such, it features many of the same actors from that series. The development of the "Young Hercules" series would later employ many of these actors as well. Nathaniel Lees (Master Mao, Jungle Fury) has played the role of Cheiron the Centaur in all three incarnations. Here, we see a young Hercules arrive for the first time at the warrior academy run by Cheiron so that he can hone his skills and become a better hero. While there, Hercules befriends his future comrades Iolaus and Jason, the Prince of Corinth. Also attending the academy is Enya, a young warrior portrayed by Mystic Force voice actor Paolo Rotondo (voice of Snow Prince, Mystic Force). When the teens go on a hunt for the Golden Fleece to cure Jason's ill father, Enya is part of the ship's crew. However, Hercules' evil half-brother Ares interferes along the way, causing many of the young crew to be killed, including Enya who is thrown overboard. "Hercules: The Legendary Journeys" star Michael Hurst (voice of Vexacus, Ninja Storm) has a cameo early in the film, playing a disfigured jewel vendor who interacts with the young Iolaus (the character Hurst played on "Hercules"). When Iolaus fakes his death to steal from the Jeweler, he is duped.

Nathaniel Lees

Michael Hurst

Paolo Rotondo

"Young Hercules" is available on DVD

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