All posts tagged: film

Scary Saturday…Short Films

10.13.18 Hello again. It’s now time for some scary stuff. Every Saturday of this month I’m getting together a few scary themed things like stories, short films, and other things. Here are three scary short films that you might like. Ouroboros, Man In Box, and Lunatique. May not seem scary to some, but think about why it seems frightening… I hope these three were good for you. Enjoy the rest of your weekend, be blessed.   Image source: kb4images.com Advertisements

Favorite Scary Film: Bad Moon

10.10.18 Hello everyone! Every Wednesday of October 2018, I’m letting you know what my favorite scary movie is. I don’t know if this one has a cult following, but it’s becoming a favorite. Bad Moon. Ted (Michael Paré) is working in Nepal when he and his girlfriend are attacked by a mysterious creature. Ted, though brutally maimed, survives, but his girlfriend is not so lucky. To help his recovery, Ted moves close to his sister, Janet (Mariel Hemingway), and her son, Brett (Mason Gamble), but soon realizes he was attacked by a werewolf. Ted is helpless to stop his transformation and only Brett’s German shepherd, Thor, is able to see that Ted is a danger to everyone around him. Released on November 1, 1996, this film is based on a novel Thor by Wayne Smith. The story is in the novel is told by the dog’s viewpoint. The reviews weren’t good and the film didn’t do well either, but it’s one of those horror films you can’t really ignore. Especially the dog, I like him …

Film Review: Venom

10.8.18 I haven’t posted a review since…April? Avengers: Infinity War. I have a lot of catching up do with this department. I made up for it on Saturday with Venom. Let me just say that I found it very entertaining.  Some critics didn’t too much like it or cared for the film, but I tend to think these people forget about films, especially superhero films: having a fun ride and that’s what Venom is. A little funny ride.  Eddie Brock (Tom Hardy) is an investigative journalist who lands an interview with Carlton Drake (Riz Ahmed), CEO of the Life Foundation. The foundation has sent a probe in space in search of habitable worlds. The probe comes in contact with a symbiotic lifeform. Brock’s fiancé, Anne Weying (Michelle Williams) is a district attorney helping with the Life Foundation’s legal defense. Instead of asking about his space program, Brock questions Drake about another subject, which leads with not so great consequences. One of Drake’s scientists (Jenny Slate) approaches Brock with evidence of using human hosts for the …

Favorite Scary Film: John Carpenter’s The Fog

10.3.18 Hello…I’m doing something different this month of October. As you know this is the month of costumes, candy, and all things Halloween. I don’t celebrate Halloween at all, but I still like candy, mainly chocolate, but I do love a scary movie. So all this month, every Wednesday, I will pick my favorite scary films.   Today I have John Carpenter’s The Fog. This film premiered February 1, 1980, although I discovered this film about several years ago. I probably don’t remember it much growing up. Directed by John Carpenter, the film stars Jamie Lee Curtis, her mother Janet Leigh, Hal Holbrook, Adrienne Barbeau, and Tom Atkins. Set in a coastal town of Antonio Bay, California, the town is celebrating its 100th anniversary. While the residents are planning to celebrate, a sinister, glowing fog approaches the town, along with a vengeful ghost of mariners, who were killed in a shipwreck along the coast near the town…a hundred years ago. I can’t really explain why I like the film, I just do. You have a …

Cool: Captain Marvel

9. 19. 18 Marvel Studios I’m sure some of you have heard about Marvel’s superhero film Captain Marvel and when we were going to see a trailer. Well, yesterday we got our wish… I don’t really know a lot about Captain Marvel and her story, but I’m interested in seeing the movie. What did you guys think? Enjoy your Wednesday, be blessed.  Image source:  Techaeris &  Polygon

Creative Close-Up: Ethnic Diversity in Entertainment

8. 27. 18 Two major films have dominated the box office. Black Panther, which became a massive hit, grossed over $1.3 billion worldwide, breaking numerous box office records including the highest-grossing film by a black director and may I add was the second highest grossing film of 2018 behind Avengers: Infinity War. Then just recently, Crazy Rich Asians top the box office, which grossed $83 million worldwide. I’ve touched on this subject before a few years ago. Remember the Oscars? #OscarsSoWhite? Now that’s beginning to change. That’s great, but there is so much more to do. I’m not going to talk long about it. I’m just touching base because with the slow rise of ethnic diversity. With success of Black Panther and Crazy Rich Asians, I’m at least taking notice, well Hollywood is beginning to take notice. In this…well I should say racial climate, people are beginning to open up to seeing something different on the big screen. An African-American superhero, not only on the big screen, but small with DC’s Black Lightning, and an Asian female lead in …

Cool: Upcoming Trailers From Comic-Con 2018

7.24.18 Hello everyone! Hope Y’all had a great and fabulous weekend. Just catching up from the events from this year’s Comic-Con in San Diego. Five movie trailers debuted during the event, Aquaman, Shazam, Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald, Glass, and Godzilla: King of the Monsters. Here they are…   Aquaman opens on December 21, 2018.     Shazam comes to theaters April 5, 2019.     Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald comes to theaters this November 16, 2018.     Comes to theaters January 18, 2019.     Godzilla roars into theaters May 31, 2019.   Hope you guys enjoy these trailers. I got really hyped about Godzilla. Enjoy the rest of your Tuesday, be blessed!   Image source: Screen Rant

Cool: Suspiria (2018)

6. 6. 18 A remake of an old horror classic…Suspiria.     A young American dancer travels to Europe to perfect her dancing in a renowned dance academy. She quickly comes to unravel the academy’s sinister history when a series of grisly murders ensue. The film stars Dakota Johnson, Tilda Swinton, and Chloe Grace Moretz. Take a look at the teaser trailer… The original Suspiria came out in 1977 and was directed by Italian horror great Dario Argento. I haven’t seen the original, but it needs to be on my list. This remake will be in theaters November 2, 2018.  Enjoy your Thursday, be blessed.   Image source: Imdb & Screenrant