Archive for the ‘Film/Music Review’ Category

Okay, Phantasm, Bring on the Ravager!

Thursday, September 22nd, 2016

I was very, very young when one of my great-grandfathers passed away. And what I call “very, very young” is maybe 7 years old. Maybe. I may have been younger. But I was just old enough to understand that there was a genre of film shown on television each Saturday afternoon that was meant to titillate and scare us. And I was just old enough at the funeral of my great-grandfather to scream bloody murder when a violent thunderstorm knocked the power out, leaving me standing in front of the coffin, bathed in nothing but candlelight, and thinking he was going to come back to life.

When In Doubt, Maybe Put Your Horror Franchise In Space?

Thursday, October 9th, 2014

I LOVE the month of October! Love it! Why? Because it’s the one month out of the year when I can get away with fattening up my horror movie collection. Honorable Husband won’t touch it with a ten foot pole, but he’ll also not give me any grief about picking some new titles up. Or some old titles. I actually got him to watch Abbott & Costello Meet Frankenstein, which he enjoyed. He grudgingly agreed to go to the dollar show back in 1996 and watch Hellraiser: Bloodline with me, which he didn’t enjoy. And I’ll be honest, it was payback for making me watch How To Make An American Quilt. Screw the art of forgive and forget; I get even. Those were some interesting years then because it seemed several horror franchises ran out of ideas and turned to the final frontier.

A Concert Night Out With Honorable Husband

Thursday, July 17th, 2014

My husband is not a fan of concerts. He just isn’t. They annoy him and he finds it difficult to resist making his feelings known to the point where it puts me in a bad mood, thereby allowing him to be in a good mood again knowing he’s spoiled mine. And, believe me, I’ve taken him to some wonderful shows. Perhaps I should alter my original statement and say that Honorable Husband isn’t a fan of concerts we have to pay for. The shows we’ve seen for free have left him borderline romantic, so I’m typically on the lookout for those because a romantic Honorable Husband is a rare Honorable Husband. They make him happy, which is when it’s safe for me to be happy. And we were soooooooo happy this past Monday seeing Naked Eyes, The Motels, Patty Smyth (of Scandal), the Go-Go’s play live! Now sit back and let me tell you about it.

Four Asian Movies To Sink Your Blu-Ray Jaws Into!

Thursday, May 1st, 2014

Here’s what we call the “Oh, my God…I haven’t written a blog post for tomorrow yet and I’m leaving for OutlantaCon in the morning” post. It’s a special kind of post because, you see, I still have to give you a reason to read it. Nothing like putting myself on the spot, is there? So, what could I possibly write about and get it down quick and dirty? Well, for one, I’ve been trying to catch up on my foreign films in the evenings. Some of my friends say I’ll only watch an Asian movie if there’s a cute guy in it. That’s not true. There have to be two cute guys in it to get bumped up to the top of the list. So I’ll share a couple of the latest ones I’ve finished.

My Own Issues With Star Trek: Into Darkness

Thursday, October 10th, 2013

***Contains Spoilers, So Do Not Read If You Haven’t Seen The Film***

A friend and I have politely gone back and forth a couple of times about Star Trek: Into Darkness. He loves it. I thought it was an entertaining film, but not a particularly good Star Trek film. He suggested that if we’re willing to accept that space travel is possible, that warp speed exists, that a man can fly in Man of Steel etc., then we can make apply a reasonable amount of suspension of disbelief here. I cannot. Co-screenwriter Bob Orci lashed out last month at someone expressing their dismay at the film. Bad idea. Now, no writer likes to express negativity towards another writer’s work. We know how personal it can feel, so I’ll try to keep this at more of a constructive level. I may fail, but constructive is what I’m setting out for.

In The Family (A Film Review)

Thursday, August 1st, 2013

I don’t do this very often. In fact, I don’t think I’ve dedicated an entire blog post to a film yet, so please be assured that something has to have made quite an impact on me if I’m doing this. And In The Family is actually a film I almost didn’t watch. Why? I tend to buy movies these days in lieu of going to the theater to see them. It’s just easier and it’s sometimes even cheaper. This one, however, didn’t receive a local release and ended up listed on sites like Amazon with a $31 price tag for the Blu-Ray. That sent up a red flag right there, so I went to NetFlix and they fortunately had it. And for the record, the red flag was unnecessary. In The Family is worth every bit of that $31 and I’ll be ordering it shortly.