Gregor Samsa, a traveling salesman, wakes up in his bed to find himself transformed into a large insect. After the metamorphosis, he becomes confined to his room and neglected by his family. Peter Houseman is a brilliant geneticist who is working on a serum which will stop human aging, but his colleagues don't believe in his work.
When his university funding is threatened Set in the 16th century, a sheriff working on a series of murders has to choose between his conscience and protecting his family when he's tied to the crimes. A notorious Middle Eastern terrorist Dourif is plotting a major attack on the U. Two young persons will lead an exciting investigation in order to resolve some extraordinary phenomena that occur in a peaceful village.
A young female limo driver meets a young male hooker who says he just accidentally killed his "John". They drive around the city looking for the client's girlfriend with the hooker in the trunk.
Four girls and four boys tell their stories with lyricism and passion, between Earth and Cosmos on their way to their metamorphosis. Some time after their botched operation to capture a known Palestinian terrorist, a team of Israeli agents starts to get killed off one by one. Their leader must get to the bottom of things before the killer s plan is complete.
Sign In Don't have an account? Thank DerekD Blog Sitting on the fence and turning a corner Everyday idioms in newspapers October 09, As Gregor Samsa awoke one morning from uneasy dreams, he found himself transformed in his bed into a gigantic insect-like creature. Nearby Attractions See all nearby attractions.
A New Yorker on business in Nagoya meets a lady in the hotel bar. Returning to her room, 3 ninjas kill her and wound him.
He sees the ninja boss' face. Ninjas try to kill him again but new samurai friends help, hide and train him.
In the Seventeenth Century, while Hungary is fighting the Turks, the population of a small village in the Carpathian Mountains faces the evil Countess Elizabeth Bathory, accused of drinking and bathing in blood of virgin women. Count Thurzo imprisons the Countess in the tower of a monastery and brings her daughter to live with him.
In the present days, Keith is writing a book about Countess Elizabeth Bathory and traveling through Hungary with his friends J. While trying to find the monastery, he meets the gorgeous and seductive Elizabeth, who guides the trio to the place. Keith and Elizabeth fall in love for each other, and after a car accident, they have a supernatural journey with revelations and fatalities. This movie isn't too bad, at least the special effects and plot were on par to its competition. The only sad note about this film is something that plagues many could've been good movies I don't know how Corey Sevier, the lead male actor, has received so many parts in his acting career; his acting is just plain stale and contrived.
His role started out OK, but I'm not sure why the director didn't do his job; i. The kid tries, but I think too hard and the result is painfully artificial. The worst part was when he detailing some history he had researched, but the way he spoke of it was like he had been there and experienced it.
Just stupid. Oh yeah, I don't know too many historians doing this type of research who appear like they've walked off the beach. Who cast this guy in the role, it should have been someone more fitting and collegiate for the role. The second acting faux pas was the Nickelodeon-acting provided by Jennifer Higham. I've seen much better talent at a Jr.
High play. Where do they screen these people? Her acting, if you want to call it that, was so off-the-cuff that you would've thought she was trying to make it seem like a joke. Jennifer, you need to not only memorize your lines by get in-character when you read them; i. Overall, given it's shortcomings in the acting department, the movie wasn't too bad, though was a bit quirky at points. Explore popular and recently added TV series available to stream now with Prime Video. Start your free trial.
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In insects growth and metamorphosis are controlled by hormones synthesized by endocrine glands near the front of the body anterior. Neurosecretory cells in an insect's brain secrete a hormone, the prothoracicotropic hormone PTTH that activates prothoracic glands, which secrete a second hormone, usually ecdysone an ecdysteroid , that induces ecdysis. In holometabolous insects, molts between larval instars have a high level of juvenile hormone, the moult to the pupal stage has a low level of juvenile hormone, and the final, or imaginal , molt has no juvenile hormone present at all.
All three categories of metamorphosis can be found in the diversity of insects, including no metamorphosis "ametaboly" , incomplete or partial metamorphosis "hemimetaboly" , and complete metamorphosis "holometaboly". While ametabolous insects show very little difference between larval and adult forms also known as " direct development " , both hemimetabolous and holometabolous insects have significant morphological and behavioral differences between larval and adult forms, the most significant being the inclusion, in holometabolus organisms, of a pupal or resting stage between the larval and adult forms.
In hemimetabolous insects , immature stages are called nymphs. Development proceeds in repeated stages of growth and ecdysis moulting ; these stages are called instars. The juvenile forms closely resemble adults, but are smaller and lack adult features such as wings and genitalia. The size and morphological differences between nymphs in different instars are small, often just differences in body proportions and the number of segments; in later instars, external wing buds form.
In holometabolous insects, immature stages are called larvae and differ markedly from adults. Insects which undergo holometabolism pass through a larval stage, then enter an inactive state called pupa called a "chrysalis " in butterfly species , and finally emerge as adults.