My Thoughts on Star Wars: The Force Awakens

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I’m going to start this post with a warning: there will be major spoilers in my review. If you haven’t seen The Force Awakens yet, go see it! It was simply amazing! I was absolutely satisfied as a Star Wars fan and I can not wait until Episode VII! With that said, I won’t be posting my review here. To respect those who may not have seen the film yet and are still trying to avoid spoilers, I’m going to link to hidden pages on my blog where the review will be. I may eventually update it after a while to be regular posts.

These Links Contains Major Spoilers!
My review of Star Wars: The Force Awakens – Part 1
My review of Star Wars: The Force Awakens – Part 2

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Are You Afraid of the Dark? : The Tale of the Frozen Ghost

This episode is from the second season of Are You Afraid of the Dark? and based on the title, I think I actually remember this one. Oh hey, it’s Clarissa! Daphne and Charlie are sent to stay with Charlie’s aunts while his parents are away at a wedding. It’s stated that this winter is very cold (cold enough to freeze a ghost maybe? hmm). The house is a pretty typical spooky old house and the children arrive at night. The aunts seem pretty weird, but that’s probably just because they’re odd old ladies living in a creepy house. Also why did Charlie’s babysitter go with him? Can’t his aunts just watch him? Isn’t that the point of this? I dunno. Charlie is rich, which at least explains why they arrived in a limo. His aunts make a forced sounding comment about ghosts which spooks Charlie. During his bath, he starts hearing voices….but it turns out it’s just his aunts and Daphne talking, which he can hear traveling up the old pipes. Read More »

Are You Afraid of the Dark? : The Tale of the Laser Maze

The intro to this show is still genuinely creepy (damn clown doll). The Tale of the Laser Maze is one of Tucker’s stories. I don’t remember the later episodes where Tucker took over the midnight society as much as the earlier stuff. The story starts with two girls, Ashley and Cara, fighting in a Tae Kwon Do match. Turns out they’re sisters and they don’t have a very good win/lose dynamic after their match and the teacher tells them to get along. After class a weirdo named Drake approaches them and tells them that the match was awesome and he thinks they’d make great players for his companies new game that’s only for the “best of the best”, the Laser Maze.After arriving at the arena, they ask where everyone else is and find out that it’s just them. Seems pretty fishy. The Laser Maze is like laser tag, but they shoot the lasers from they’re goggles and aim by looking. This actually sounds pretty awesome if you ask me. Ashley scores the first point, quickly followed by a point for Cara. Drake is shown monitoring them from some room, taking note of things like they’re accuracy and agility. Read More »

Back to the Future Trilogy 30th Anniversary Theatrical Re-release (October 21, 2015)

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I’m about to see some serious shit!

Written between Back to the Future Part II and Back to the Future Part III:

So I just sat through the first two BTTF movies and it was amazing seeing them on the big screen! Sidenote: theaters must make a killing on concessions during marathons like this, I’ve watched a lot of people leave between movies and come back with more. I can only imagine how it will be during the Star Wars event (sadly my theater isn’t getting that one). I’m a little tired but I’m ready for Part III, which should be starting soon. I’m excited to see what they play before this one, the stuff between 1 and 2 was hilarious. There was a hover board commercial and an amazing trailer for Jaws 19. I hope they are included as bonus features in my collector’s set, which arrived today. I haven’t gotten a chance to really go through it yet. I can’t think of anything else to say right now, I just needed something to do between movies. It’s not very easy typing this on my phone either. The last movie is about to start so I’ll update this post later. See ya soon!Read More »

The Gift Kept Me Guessing (No Spoilers)

This is going to be a much shorter post that I intended it to be. I saw The Gift yesterday and it was a really good movie. It still sits at a 93% on Rotten Tomatoes and it deserves it. I highly recommend this movie if you’re a fan of psychological thrillers. Jason Bateman was great in this movie and it was nice to see him in something other than a comedy. Joel Edgerton made his directorial debut with this film and he also wrote and starred in it. He played the awkward, creepy guy part really well. Some of the conversations between Gordo (Edgerton) and Simon (Bateman) were painful to watch because of how awkward they were. Overall the performances from the main actors were excellent. This movie is a bit of a slow burn, nothing really starts happening until later in the movie. I don’t mind a good slow burn like this, when everything finally comes out in the end it’s quick a shock. This is easily one of the most fucked up movies I’ve seen in a while. I can’t say a whole lot about the plot without ruining it so I’m just going to leave it vague. That’s why this is going to be such a short post, I don’t want to give anything away because I think everyone should just go and see the movie. This is a movie that keeps you guessing until the very end. I was hooked into it from the first trailer I saw and it was definitely worth seeing at the theater. That’s all I really want to say about The Gift, so go see it! See ya next time!

My Thoughts on Ex Machina (with minimal spoilers)

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I’ve split my review of Ex Machina into two posts. This post is basically just my recommendation and some general thoughts on the movie. There may be a few minimal spoilers, but I won’t get into any major details or plot points. The second post will be a more in-depth look at the movie that will contain spoilers. The movie cover says it’s “a mesmerizing spellbinder” and “you’ve never seen anything like it.” Do I think that’s accurate? Absolutely. Read More »

The Top 10 Movies From My Childhood

First of all, props to Let’s Go To The Movies for hosting this blogathon. If you like movies then I’m sure you’ll find something to enjoy on her blog, so go check it out!

I got into this blogathon a bit late, so unfortunately I just didn’t have time to watch all of the movies on my list again. Fortunately, I watched many of these so many times as a kid (some I still watch quite a bit) that I remember them pretty damn well. I had some difficulty narrowing down my list, so instead of writing a top 5, I decided I would make it a top 10. There isn’t one thing that ties all of my picks together (other than liking them as a child), I chose each them for various reasons. So let’s get to it, in no particular order, here are the top 10 movies from my childhood:Read More »

So I Watched a Movie Called Parallels on Netflix Last Night….

I don’t even know where to begin. I was browsing recommendations on Netflix last night and found a movie called Parallels. It sounded pretty interesting and since my cable was out due to a storm, I figured I’d watch it. Parallels is about two siblings, Ronan and Beatrix, who each receive a message from their father, Alex, to return home. They discover that he’s not there and find a bag with a weird device and some odd newspaper clippings. Joined by their friend Harry, they go to the address that was in the message and find an abandoned building. Turns out the building is a machine that can transport them to different versions of Earth, all co-existing simultaneously. Using the building they must find their father and figure out what’s going on. Sounds pretty interesting right? I thought so, but I had no idea what I was getting myself into. I would recommend giving this movie a watch if you haven’t already. There will be minor spoilers ahead but I’ll try not to give anything major away. Read More »

The Terminator Is Still An Awesome Movie

Ah the ’80s! A time when one man could purchase an armory of weapons with no questions asked and your hair was a suitable replacement for a motorcycle helmet. I’m so happy that I found The Terminator on Netflix. I’ve seen the movie plenty of times before on TV, but this was the first time I’ve sat through it beginning to end uncut. Watching this again made me realize that I remember Terminator 2: Judgement Day much better than the original, so there was a decent bit of it that I didn’t recall too well (it’s also been quite a while). My memories of the Terminator movies aside, I guess the real question is: Does it still hold up? I say, hell yea it does!Read More »