Black fingernails, red wine
I wanna make you, all mine
A lot of people, underground
You wanna get there
You gotta go straight down, straight down
There’s a culture, everywhere
Smoke clouds, hang in the air
It’s so loud, can’t hear you talk
You and I, should take a walk downtown
Elise Parker (Emma Roberts) is different to most girls; if she thinks about something long enough and wants it badly, it spontaneously happens despite consequences she can never foresee. Elise was raised by her aunt after a tragic car accident killed her parents when she was a baby. Despite it being the place where the accident happened, Elise decides to return to New York to attend college. After spending a month in the big city, she is finding it hard to adjust until she meets two Irish boys: Daniel Byrne (Logan Lerman) and his older brother Liam Bryne (Colin Morgan). She feels an instant connection to both of them, though cannot explain it. While Daniel is more guarded with details, Liam is more direct with his wants: he can sense the almost electric connection between them and knows immediately what it means. Liam offers to teach Elise what she wants most: to find out more about why she has a power and how to control it. What Elise does not know is that Daniel and Liam are hundreds of years older than they seem and there is a deadly prophecy naming Elise as the one to break the Smoke Curse. As Daniel attempts to warn her from taking her power to a dark place, Liam urges her further into darkness and makes her fall for him. Will she figure out Liam’s dark intentions - namely the one that sees him tearing the heart from Elise’s chest? Or will she let the lighter side of her power guide her into fighting against the dark forces with Daniel’s help?
And the air’s still warm
From a bullet in the wrong place
You’re still moving
I’m still wounded
2067. The world’s resources are completely depleted and the human race has suffered through its darkest period of existence. Government no longer exists and humans live within factions of survivors. Life is generally short and brutal with factions fighting over territory and essential supplies. Factions live by a ‘conquer or die’ code and have never been united.
When Alec (James Franco), leader of the Zeta faction, captures Sierra (Keira Knightley), his intention is to sell her to the slave traders until he finds out who she is: Sierra is the daughter of King (Iain Glen), the warlord and commander of 29 factions. King dispatches his other daughter, Diantha (Katie McGrath), with a team of highly trained soldiers to retrieve Sierra. But with the best soldiers gone, King’s second in command, Lucien (Christoph Waltz) murders King and takes control of his empire.
Diantha’s mission becomes complicated when she finds out about her father’s demise. Instead of attacking Alec and his faction, she proposes a truce to fight against Lucien who is the man who murdered Alec’s parents. Lucien orders the death of Sierra and Diantha and offers the reward of supplies for three years to any person who brings him the sisters’ heads. Running from people they once considered friends, the three are left to devise a battle plan against the most powerful man in the area. With so much at stake and Alec and Diantha growing closer, the last thing Diantha expects is to have her own sister turn against her…
Shuffle Synopsis Challenge
Cast: Bradley James, Katie McGrath
Song: ‘Frozen’ - Celldweller
Asked by: Anon
Inside this fantasy
It seems so real to me
Synthetic ecstasy, when her legs are open
True Life behind a wall
Where men and angels fall
A fading memory, when my mind is frozen
I can see a frozen point in time
Where her figure still awaits
Tongue of fire tracing lips outline
Where frozen breath originates
With one motion of her wanting eyes
She strips everything away
This one moment is intensified
And the colors all fade to grey
Elliot Behrens (Bradley James) is a freelance paparazzi/photographer in London. He’s constantly on the hunt for the latest celebrities and will stop at nothing to get that elusive shot. His current assignment is Ian White (Richard Madden): an intensely talented actor nominated for an oscar with a reputation for violent outbursts. Ian surrounds himself with beautiful women everywhere he goes but always keeps one particularly close: Hunter Callum (Katie McGrath). After a week following them, Elliot manages to sneak into the exclusive nightclub where Ian and his crew are usually found.
What awaits Elliot is something unexpected: Elliot watches in horror as Ian takes his first female victim violently. Ian is an incubus: a demonic creature that feeds on human sexual energy and leaves them barely clinging to life. Hunter is the last of her succubus kind, having been hunted to extinction by her male brethren after a blood war between males and females of the species centuries earlier. Though they are siblings, Ian is now the king where Hunter was once the queen.
Reeling from the supernatural discovery, Elliot can’t help but take the photo, knowing his words would mean nothing without proof. He runs but Hunter catches him easily. A snap decision to help Elliot leaves Hunter running from her brothers again with her newfound ally… but is she doing it for good reasons to stop the killing or to regain her power position in the demonic underworld?
But I know just what it feels like
To have a voice in the back of my head
It’s like a face that I hold inside
A face that awakes when I close my eyes
A face that watches everytime I lie
A face that laughs everytime I fall (And watches everything)
So, know that when it’s time to sink or swim
That the face inside is hearing me
Right underneath my skin
Heaven 23 is the hottest new drug hitting the clubs around New York. Colourless, odourless and untraceable by the police, the liquid drug is the ultimate high for three friends. Kit Gerrard (Francois Arnaud) attends NYU Tisch film school and collects video footage of the group’s club exploits for his film project. Kit is joined by Jason Rice (Bradley James), Kit’s best friend and a youthful stockbroker attempting to make it big on Wall Street, and Eli Carson (Katie McGrath), Kit’s girlfriend and a fashion design student at Parsons.
Watching back the footage, Kit is shocked to discover he has video of Jason calling himself ‘Adam’ and viciously attacking a nightclub singer, Lisa Halloway (Kristen Bell) while Eli and Kit goad him on. Lisa barely survives the attack which none of the group remembers. Kit discovers Heaven 23 has a new side effect from prolonged usage: it can develop multiple personalities in seemingly normal people. But Jason’s split personality is suddenly appearing when he’s not high and his violent sights are now plainly set on Eli after she rejects his overt advances. Kit will need Lisa’s help if he is to save Eli before ‘Adam’ takes Jason over completely.
hundred years, hundred more
someday we may see a
woman king, sword in hand
swing at some evil and bleed
Ivy King (Keira Knightley) has only ever wanted one thing in her life: to win. While she is incredibly driven and practically lethal in a courtroom, winning is nearly impossible when you are the sister of a genius. Marcus King (James McAvoy) has garnered every promotion, every client and every opportunity his sister has wanted. Marcus is the ‘King’ everyone wants as their lawyer: he’s never lost a case and never settled at a loss to his client.
A year after their mother’s suicide and their father’s untimely retirement from the High Court judicial bench, Marcus struggles to remain in control of his secret addiction. He has always enjoyed the darker side of sex - exerting his dominance over young women to the point of utter humiliation, degradation and pain - but his needs are suddenly spiralling out of control. His sadistic tendencies are pushed too far when a young prostitute does not survive her encounter with Marcus. Desperate, Marcus calls Ivy and begs for her help. Ivy reluctantly agrees to provide him with an alibi, knowing the King reputation depends on covering up the situation. Within a week, a police investigation is launched into the prostitute’s disappearance. Detective Inspector Ian Whitfield (Matt Bomer), a homicide detective who has moved from the bustle of New York to London to be closer to his ex-wife and their two sons, is put on the case. The evidence leads him to the Kings but Ian’s unfounded hunch makes him even less popular with his superiors. He’s sure there is something more to their story. Ivy starts to notice a change in Marcus after the police question them and she knows he is taking a new interest in the newly-hired law graduate, Anna Gaudron (Emilia Clarke). As Ivy grows closer to the detective who could finally bring down her brother, she is all too aware that he could disgrace her family name at the same time. Ivy starts to question the extent of Marcus’ addiction: is Marcus a slave to his sadism or is something more sinister driving his actions?
See a glimpse inside the pool, it’s hollow,
Come to know a time when he will haunt you.
Snapping at my heals made me live,
Someone take me back to the angel realm, today.
Each step I take the shadows grow longer,
Padded footfalls in the dark I wander.
Come to steal your lifeblood away,
Looking for a beauty that never fades.
London, 2012. Beauty comes in many forms but it never lasts. Three celebrity friends know this all too well. Chel Meyers (Claire Foy) is a model and aspiring actress who can’t catch a break. Isabel Byrd (Hannah Spearritt) is a singer discovered on reality television who is fast becoming an unknown to the public. Luke Goulding (Bradley James) is a grand slam tennis player struck down from his prime with several injuries. At an exclusive nightclub party following the launch of Isabel’s new album, they are approached by a man known only as Jacob (Matt Smith) who offers them the immortality and success they all desire. Jacob’s price is simple: he wants their souls. Thinking it a joke, the three accept the deal. Isabel’s album goes straight to number one and stays there for a month. Claire is offered a movie deal that is set to make her an A-list star. Luke’s injuries heal quicker than expected, just in time for the Australian Open.
But events are happening which they can’t explain. Claire is hospitalised after a stunt goes wrong. Isabel knows someone is following her and she has started receiving death threats. Luke is accused of murdering his girlfriend. These three friends are quickly discovering immortality and beauty is in the eye of the beholder.
Shuffle Synopsis Challenge
Cast: James Franco, Katie McGrath, Kaya Scodelario and Tom Felton
Song: ‘Through the Glass’ - Stone Sour
Asked by: pebbles-
How much is real? So much to question
An epidemic of the mannequins
When thought came from the heart
It never did right from the start
Just listen to the noises
(Null and void instead of voices)
Before you tell yourself
It’s just a different scene
Remember it’s just different from what you’ve seen
I’m looking at you through the glass…
Don’t know how much time has passed
And all I know is that it feels like forever
Synopsis: Max (James Franco) has always known the world is full of secrets, hidden in plain sight behind glass. What seems like a simple reflection is not so simple: another plane of existence lies just beneath the surface. Max is one of only a few humans who do not have a reflection in any mirror or surface: he is a ‘Paradigm’, capable of existing on both planes of existence but never at the same time. The glass is full of shadows and dark creatures, intent on one thing: to escape. Max has hunted and been hunted all of his life and now things are getting real.
Attacks are happening all over the real world — the shadows are breaking free of the mirrors and possessing humans to do their dark bidding. Max’s sister and his only friend in either world, Lia (Kaya Scodelario) is taken over by the shadows. Max must make a deal with the ‘Keepers’, the guardians of the glass who hunt anomalies and creatures like him in both realms: he will serve the Keepers for a thousand years if they help save his sister. Max partners with Cassia (Katie McGrath) since they already know each other very well — Max is the only one she can’t catch. Cassia is one of the best Keepers in the glass and has served her master, Silas (Tom Felton), for more than five hundred years.
Max and Cassia investigate the possessions and it leads to a startling conclusion: Silas has grown tired of his position in the shadow world and wants to harness the power to bring the boundaries between worlds crashing down. Silas already holds Lia as the first piece of the binary puzzle but now he needs Max…