Friday, November 28, 2008

The Librarian: Curse of the Judas Chalice – Review and Giveaway


My husband is quite a television connoisseur, so he was extremely excited when he heard that the third installment of one of his favorite TV specials, The Librarian, was going to be shown on TNT on Sunday, December 7, 2008, at 8:00 PM (EST). He was even more excited when I got my hands on a preview copy of the film! He popped it into the DVD player as soon as it hit his hands. Fortunately, for both of us, the movie did not disappoint. Mike loved it and said it was even better than the previous one. In case you’re wondering what all the excitement is all about, here’s what happens in the third installment of The Librarian:

The world is in danger of being overrun by vampires, and the only person who can prevent it from happening is Flynn Carsen in the third installment of TNT’s hugely successful Librarian franchise, starring Noah Wyle (ER). THE LIBRARIAN: CURSE OF THE JUDAS CHALICE, co-starring Bob Newhart (Elf, The Bob Newhart Show) and Jane Curtin (Our Town, 3rd Rock from the Sun), sends the bookish hero Flynn to New Orleans, where he tries to undo a nefarious vampire plot and rescue a kidnapped professor (Bruce Davison -– X-Men, Knight Rider) with the help of a beautiful chanteuse (Stana Katic -– Feast of Love).

THE LIBRARIAN: CURSE OF THE JUDAS CHALICE was directed by Jonathan Frakes (Star Trek: The Next Generation), who also directed the second Librarian installment, The Librarian: Return to King Solomon’s Mines. The story opens with the kidnapping of Professor Lazlo (Davison), a brilliant language and history expert at the University of Bucharest. Elderly and using a crutch to walk, he is taken hostage by a group that wants to force him to locate the Judas Chalice. They hope to use the cup -– which was made from the 30 pieces of silver Judas received for betraying Jesus -– to bring the notorious Prince Vlad Dracul back to life and foist evil on the world.

Meanwhile, Flynn heads to New Orleans for what he hopes will be a vacation. He has been summoned through mysterious dreams by Simone Renoir (Katic), a gorgeous New Orleans jazz club singer. She has made it her mission to keep the location of the Judas Chalice a secret so it won’t fall into the wrong hands. When the secret is accidentally revealed and the cup taken, Flynn and Simone must do everything in their power to prevent Vlad Dracul from casting the entire world into shadow. Helping from the sidelines are Judson (Newhart), the enigmatic and always surprising head of the Library, and Charlene (Curtin), the extremely serious-minded, no-nonsense personnel director.

The Librarian: Curse of the Judas Chalice is action-packed and will keep the whole family riveted to their seats. And if you missed previous installments in the series, you’ll still love this one. Even better, you now have an opportunity to win a copy of The Librarian: Curse of the Judas Chalice on DVD! From now until December 15, 2008, just leave a comment on this blog telling me either what you enjoyed most in the previous Librarian movies, or why you’re looking forward to the third installment, or, if you’re reading this after seeing The Librarian: Curse of the Judas Chalice on December 7 on TNT, then leave a comment telling me your favorite part of the movie. I’ll randomly select a winner after December 15 to win a free DVD copy. (Please make sure you leave a valid email address. If I don’t hear from the winner via email within 5 days, a new winner will be selected.) Learn more about the movie on the TNT website. Good luck!

CONTEST CLOSED. Congratulations to our winner: Charlotte (Life's a Charm!).



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74 comments:

  1. I missed the first and second, but I'm looking forward to this one - I've been watching the previews, and it looks like fun!

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  2. My husband loved the first and the second one. I liked the first because it reminded me a of a cross between the Mummy and National Treasure.

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  3. I just enjoy watching Noah Wyle.

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  4. I have not seen them yet, but I am interesting in seeing them.

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  5. Oh, I have never seen them! I would love to though!

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  6. I missed the first two, but will be seeing this one

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  7. rented the first 2 from blockbuster, loved the libuary with all the artifacts and Bob newhart as their keeper is a hoot

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  8. These are fun movies, kind of a cross between action and adventure and a splash of comedy thrown in for good measure. I liked the previous movies and I'm looking forward to seeing this new installment.

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  9. Anonymous9:14 PM

    The best part about The Librarian movies is Noah Wyle--he is perfect in the role! I can't wait to see the next one!

    Sheila
    skkorman@bellsouth.net

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  10. i love the sense of fun these films have

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  11. I'm looking forward to the third installment of "The Librarian" because the first two were so entertaining, and they're my hubby's favorites.

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  12. Anonymous4:49 AM

    I love the sense of humor and adventure! Sort of Indiana Jones meets "The Three Stooges". I saw the previous two and love to watch Noah Wylie!

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  13. Never had the pleasure of seeing the Librarian but I love adventure movies and I love Noah Wyle

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  14. My wife watched the first 2 and really liked them. I got them on Net-Flix.

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  15. I've been a big fan of Noah Wyle ever since I first seen him in E.R. The scene I liked the most was when he was trying to get to the other side of the spiked pit.

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  16. i like the bob newhart comedy

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  17. They are good adventure movies including a little bit of history and myth.

    clynsg at yahoo.com

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  18. I enjoyed the first 2 & would love to win this.

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  19. Donna R.1:43 PM

    Haven't seen these, but sure would like to. Thanks for the contest.

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  20. Noah Wyle did a great job funny and a treasure hunter

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  21. John Stetson8:50 PM

    I love the way Bob Newhart gets the best of Noah Wylie

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  22. I reaaly like Bob Newhart's character. I also have always really enjoyed Noah Wiley's acting. I was excited whwn I found out that a new Librarian movie is coming on. Thank you.

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  23. I kinda like looking at Noah Wyle. He reminds me of a guy I knew in high school.

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  24. I haven't had the opportunity to see any of the Librarian films, but they sound like a lot of fun. I am a big fan of action adventure fantasy films, like the Mummy series. It's also great to see Jonathan Frakes directing again. Thank you for the very cool give-away.

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  25. My husband loves these movies. Me? I like watching Noah!

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  26. I havent seen any of them yet, but looks fun

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  27. The best part about The Librarian movies is Noah Wyle--he is perfect in the role!

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  28. i love the librarian - he's so charming and "Indiana Jonesish"
    oh yes and he's very handsome too!

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  29. The book definition of a librarian is, "A specialist in the care, management, and location of recorded information, and one skilled in the process of helping others locate and use information." The movie definition of The Librarian is a action-packed adventure, with some romance and a plethora of knowledge! I loved the Quest for the Spear; I was enthralled with Return to King Solomon's Mines and I just finished watching the Curse of the Judas Chalice - what a ride!

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  30. Best Part of Quest for the Spear:
    Flynn Carsen: Where are the Marines?
    Judson: [pulls back shirt to reveal Marine tattoo over heart] Semper Fi.

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  31. I LOVE THESE MOVIES!! I HAVE SEEN ALL AND THEY HAVE IT ALL ADVENTURE,ROMANCE,COMEDY,ACTION. THE CAST IS GREAT.YOU CAN NOT GO WRONG WITH THESE MOVIES THERE GREAT!

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  32. I know nothing about The Librarian Shows except that I'd like to see them. Please accept my entry. Thank you.

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  33. I have seen the first and second Librarian, I even purchased them for my mother for her birthday last year. She and I are so excited about this new movie and can't wait to see it. My mom's birthday is Christmas eve and would love to get it for her. Do you know when it will be available?

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  34. Unfortunately, I'm not sure when the third one will be publicly available. I would imagine it will be soon, although not likely before Christmas. Keep checking the TNT site. Maybe you'll be able to make it a Mother's Day gift!

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  35. All three movies are terrific. There's not a single part of any of them that I would consider my favorite - it's the intrigue of what's to come next, the story lines all based on familiar history or folklore, a great movie for the entire family to watch together, and each one ending in a way that leaves you desiring to see the next sequel that's what I enjoy the most.

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  36. Anonymous9:52 PM

    I loved it! The humor and action were great throughout, but I loved the auction scene and how it typifies his accidental heroism. I really hope to win the dvd.
    diggertim@comcast.net

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  37. I missed them but woul just love watching Noah Wyle.

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  38. I love that they stress how important intelligence and rational thinking is. I also enjoy how they eschew the nerdy/unattractive librarian trope. Tired of seeing eye glass wearing /old "cat lady" stereotypes. Right after the main character in the Mummy, these 3 films are some of my favorite librarian portrayals!

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  39. I love the great mix of adventure, action and INTELLIGENCE. The Librarian shows that actually listening and learning in school pays off.

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  40. I just saw it on tv.its a lot better than the second one but the first is still the best.

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  41. I love the scene when Noah Wiley as the Librarian tries to protect the beautiful and sultry Simone and the bad guy says, "Oooh, what are you going to do? Take away my library card?" LOL!

    This 3rd installment delivers the same suspense, intelligence, humor and heart as the first two in the trilogy.

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  42. I have not seen them but would like to. Looks like I would enjoy it.

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  43. This looks good. I haven't seen this.

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  44. i have seen teh first in the series. unfortunately i missed the second one. i like stories like this - adventure and a little bit of suspense with a few supernatural. i hope to win this giveaway

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  45. I hope this saves this charming series. I loved the first film and laughed all the way through it, but the second film lost all of the flavour of the first one. It lacked the "normal Joe against the insurmountable odds" fun that the first one mastered. I'm looking forward to giving this one a chance.

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  46. My favourite part of the Judas Chalice were the parts were Flynn goes through the Large Collections room and sees the Roswell UFO, Noah's Ark, the Loch Ness monster, and HG Wells's Time Machine.

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  47. Our family loves this series! I couldn't wait for the Curse of the Judas Chalice to come out. Good, clean, silly fun!

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  48. Anonymous4:33 PM

    I enjoy the combination of action, adventure, and comedy. I look forward to seeing more of Bob Newhart and Jane Curtin in their supporting roles.

    farrell@crosslake.net

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  49. They are just feel good movies..good plots, funny moments, just a good film..would love to win this..thanks for the chance!!

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  50. i have never seen this :(

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  51. I love the adventure in these movies, it reminds of National Treasure and Indiana Jones. And of course, Noah Wylie is pretty nice to look at too!

    missblondie919 at gmail dot com

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  52. Anonymous8:15 PM

    I loved the first two. This movie represents exactly what a librarian strives to be. Knowledgeable about everything and able to solve clues.

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  53. I've onlky watched the first one.

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  54. I just watched the first one and part of the second one today. I had no idea these movies existed. I like Noah Wyle.

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  55. I loved the first 2 Librarian movies. Noah Wylie is great in them, along with Bob Newhardt who is funny in everything he does. Jane Curtin is perfect for her role. I really like how they work the legends into the story lines. Excalibur is my favorite. Can't wait to see this movie. My whole family likes these and I was so glad to see a third had been made.

    daniie0332@gmail.com

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  56. I haven't seen any of these but would like to. Thanks for the chance to win.
    erma.hurtt@sbcglobal.net

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  57. just saw the first episode this weekend and loved it. Bob Newhart is an old favorite and well Noah Wylie, he's pretty great too. Love that the 'hero' isn't all about brawn but intelligence. Thank-you

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  58. I love it when the Librarian plays with Excaliber (or, perhaps it's the other way around), and in this movie I loved it when the Librarian figured out just who Judson was.

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  59. I lie the magical artifacts in the library, must be a fun place to work.

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  60. I know its early in the movie, but I liked it when Flynn and Mason were swordfighting in the opening sequence and "discussed" the realtive merits of the blades they were fighting with. (Flynn mentioned the type of blades, Mason said they were a bit overpriced.) Thanks!

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  61. personally I primarily enjoyed seeing Bob Newhart. I've always loved his style of comedy and it's good to see he is still working.

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  62. I watched the Judas Chalis for the first time yesterday. I loved the movie, not only for the theme, but for the content. My favorite was when he was complaining about losing his girlfriend and stating that his best friend is a sword! I can't wait to see the first two!
    pauline15_01 at hotmail dot com

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  63. Anonymous3:02 PM

    My girls and I just watched all three last weekend on cable. They were all great. I enjoyed the interaction with the sword. The story line of the third was good. I like how the vampire woman made everything right even though it cost her life. The last few minutes of the movie were great.

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  64. I'm looking forward to the VAMPIRES.

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  65. Jayme Isaacs6:11 PM

    My Favorite Scene Is From(The Librarian)(Quest For The Spear)When(Noah Wyle)(Flynn Carsen)Is Fighting(Kyle MacLachlan) Edward Wilde)For The Spear
    ray_jay_1983@yahoo.com

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  66. I completely missed the first two go-rounds and I want to catch up. I love Noah Wyle.
    doot65{at}comcast[dot]net

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  67. Ilove everything about all three movies the actors were perfect for the parts ,the story lines were awesome .I love that they are action adenture movies that I can watch with my kids a rarity these days .

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  68. I missed the first two, but would enjoy seeing this one:) ty 4 the awesome giveaway and entry!:)

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  69. Thanks for this chance. I have a Librarian friend who would love this. Thanks again for this chance.

    elsmangeri@snet.net

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  70. Amy Kincade10:44 PM

    I like the part where Flynn discovers she is a vampire and learns more about Joseph (the original Librarian).

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  71. This series is extremely funny. I'd love to have the 3rd installment.

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  72. Anonymous12:05 AM

    I just love "The Librarian" movies. They take you to a world where magic still exists and good wins over evil. Thanks for the contest.

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  73. My favorite part of the Librarian is the first movie where he goes for the interview. The first movie was great it pulls you in and you just can't wait for another one to come out.

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  74. Wyle looked like such a goofball in New Orleans.

    It is a fun adventure series. A likable take off on Indiana Jones.

    Here is my take on all three movies with lots of pics and a little wit if you are interested:

    http://fortresstakes.wordpress.com/2009/10/12/the-librarian-2004-2008-movie-series/

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