Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Zombies vs Vampires

A few days ago I saw "Zombieland."  It's a great relief to know that good zombie movies are still being made. Don't worry if you haven't seen the movie yet I won't spoil it. In fact I'm done talking about it, so onto the comparison.
The great thing about zombies is that you can use so many different things to kill them, well at least as long as you bash in their brains.  And often this can lead to hilarious movie scenes.
I like vampires, I do, but they tend to bore me after awhile. And how many creative ways can you pierce them through the heart or push them into the sunlight? 
In my opinion, it's more likely that you'll run into a zombie than a vampire. 
Geez has this been the worst post yet?

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Hello Kiddies...

Well it's my favorite time of the year, fall or more importantly the month of October.  Scary decorations are plastered everywhere.  Every store has their "Halloween section" that I joyfully run to and frolic through the aisles, wanting to buy everything, knowing I shouldn't.  But I can't help myself, who doesn't want skulls, monsters, ghosts, and witches displayed all year round?
So initially I thought great, in honor of this supreme month I will post 31 scary movies that I love not that they are all scary but still in the horror  genre.  But since I'm already a week behind, I'll just do it in list form rather than one a day.  Oh and these are in no particular order of greatness, because they're all super cool!

1. Nightmare on Elm Street (the first movie that truly scared me when I was little, Freddy still gives me nightmares)
2. Dawn of the Dead (George Romero!)

3. Evil Dead
4. Sleepaway Camp
5. The Thing (John Carpenter/Kurt Russell version)
6. The Stepford Wives (the original people!)
7. The Changeling (George C. Scott, not Angelina)

8. Psycho
9. Zombie
10. Halloween (duh)
11. Jaws (who doesn't hear the theme song when they're swimming?)
12. Carrie
13. Creepshow
14. Freaks
15. New York Ripper
16. Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Fctory (the original...think about it)
17. The Birds
18. Poltergeist
19. Near Dark
20. Friday the 13th
21. Wait Until Dark
22. The Shining
23. Rosemary's Baby
24. The Serpent and the Rainbow
25. Wild Zero
26. Day of the Dead
27. 28 Days Later
28. Night of the Living Dead
29. Return of the living Dead
30. Texas Chainsaw Massacre (original, duh)

31. The Exorcist

There's obviously more I could post, and maybe I will, but later....

Thursday, September 24, 2009

You Spin Me Right Round

Lately I've felt out of touch with today's music.  I mean what happened to rock-n-roll or punk?  I feel like every genre is blurred together or there are so many different genres who can tell what category any band belongs too?  Give me vinyl!  And not new bands on vinyl but good classic records.  Records that you can listen to from side 1 all the way through side 2.  I mean do artists today even care about creating a good album, or is their concern only to have an image and  a song that sells really well? What happened to the music?

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Last Dance

Patrick Swayze died yesterday.  I'm pretty sure that for my generation he was every girl's crush, and quite possibly a few guys as well.  Everybody wanted to be Jennifer Grey in "Dirty Dancing."   A few weeks ago I had mentioned to my boyfriend and friend that I had never seen "Point Break" they were both shocked.  Coincidentally, my friend was looking through the free movies on Comcast, and sure enough "Point Break" was listed.  We watched it and I was pretty happy to see it.  Swayze had moved from eye candy to someone I would genuinely want to chill with.  Or at least Bodhi did, I mean who doesn't want to hang out with a sky-diving, president mask wearing, bank robbing, surfer?
Sometime after that, I had casually mentioned that I had never seen "Roadhouse,"  my boyfriend was shocked, questioning how I could have never seen it.  Any one who knows me would know that this is the kind of movie I gravitate to.  And as luck would have it,  "Roadhouse" happened to  be playing.  And if you want to know how awesome this movie is you simply have to read the taglines;

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  "Dalton lives like a loner, fights like a professional. And loves like there is no tomorrow."
  "The dancing's over. Now it get's dirty."

After Swayze's passing,  perhaps the most appropriate quote from "Ghost"
"It's amazing, Molly. The love inside, you take it with you. See ya."

I hope you do take the love with you.

Monday, September 14, 2009

        It is not officially fall, technically the first day of Autumn is September 22.   But I'm in a fall state of mind.  The weather has turned chilly rather quickly, football season has started, and the carefree attitude of summer has changed into determination.  Also I've noticed that Halloween decorations are already for sale in stores, which is fine with me, I heart Halloween.  So hopefully I'll find my motivation and finally finish writing my thesis.

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Let's All Go to the Movies

I love movies.  When I was little I used to pretend I was whichever character I was watching.  For example after viewing "Annie" I convinced my childhood best friend's mom that my parents had adopted me because my parents had died in a car accident.  My friend's mom months later told my mom how wonderful she was for adopting me, needless to say my mom had to explain my obsession with movies and how I had a habit of recreating them.
My latest movie obsession is the trailer for "The Fourth Kind."  The movie stars Milla Jovovich who plays psychologist  Dr. Abigail Tyler.  She began videotaping sessions with traumatized patients and unwittingly discovered some of the most disturbing evidence of alien abduction ever documented.  The movie is supposed to mix in real footage of the video sessions, but I tend to believe this is more of a blair-witch tactic than actual real footage.
Here's the trailer, have a look for yourself

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Looking back

  This painting is hanging in my living room.  It was created way back in 2004 for my Senior Thesis at Moore College.  Abstract painting seems to be my strength and where I can really explore my thoughts.  The series of paintings I created at this time seem to reflect the chaotic life I had submerged myself in.  People tend to be drawn to these works the most, I just hope this wasn't my peak as an artist.
  Apartment living has really put some restraints on being able to paint large scale.  Maybe I'll go paint the shower curtain...