Monday, November 29, 2010
Saturday, November 27, 2010
Thursday, November 25, 2010
Monday, November 22, 2010
I braved the theaters to see Skyline in all its extra-wide glory. In my opinion, films like this need to be viewed in that kind of setting. But despite how beautiful the movie was shot, no matter how good the acting was, no matter how convincing the CGI effects were, Skyline just didn't deliver.
To summarize: A couple from New York fly out to LA to visit a friend and co-partner in a new business venture. That night they're awakened by strange blue lights, and the fact that their apartment tower is shaking like its in the center of a major earthquake. Truth is, Earth is being invaded by aliens, who are sucking up the human inhabitants for consumption. With really nowhere to go, the four friends are basically sitting ducks waiting for the inevitable to occur.
Halfway through I found myself comparing it Independence Day and Cloverfield, which I'm sure others did as well. Yes, there were a few scary moments (one of which is in the trailer/commercial, and was totally ruined for us. Note to filmmakers - Don't Do That!)
Then ending, however, left me completely dumbstruck. It was a payoff this romance lover never saw coming, but I was struck by its implications. Which is why I'm going to buy me a copy of this flick (second hand), if nothing more but to re-watch it for those last few minutes. Otherwise, my suggestion is that you
Saturday, November 20, 2010
Thursday, November 18, 2010
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Monday, November 15, 2010
Saturday, November 13, 2010
Everyone likes to dress up their party space with some decorative lights, right? Well, here's your chance to put a little extra "zing" to your holiday happenings. These Living Dead Dolls Party Lights will go with any decor.
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The infamous Living Dead Dolls faces show up on a strand of unbelievably deadly party lights. Ten heads light up with all the doom, gloom and deadly innocence your bedroom, Halloween party or Christmas tree has been waiting for! These string lights are a conversation piece you won't want to miss and a collectors item to have forever. Strand includes 10 three-inch heads strung with mini lights. UL approved AC plug for US or Europe.
Thursday, November 11, 2010
Monday, November 8, 2010
Wait a minute. Just when you think it's time for the insane serial killer to start knocking off the too-dumb-to-live ski bunnies, this movie throws a legion of dead Nazi zombies at you.
Yes, you heard right. The killers are dead Nazi zombies.
And to add hilarity to horror, the methods our heroes use to off the undead Third Reich are just as surprising.
This isn't exactly a date movie, but it's a terrific weekend no-brainer to share with fellow horror buffs. Which is why my recommendation is a hearty
Saturday, November 6, 2010
Thursday, November 4, 2010
Monday, November 1, 2010
A photographer down in Mexico is trying to get up-close shots of the Monsters that landed 6 years ago. While there, he is called by his boss and told that boss's daughter was on vacation in Mexico, and got caught up in one of the attacks. "Go find her and bring her back to the US."
The photographer finds her and tries to bring her back, but that means crossing the Infected Zone, which is a section of land hundreds of miles wide and long, and lying directly between the border of the US and the interior of Mexico.
What entails is their journey as they traverse through the dangerous territory to reach the US, encountering rogue militia, the ghastly remains of people and towns, and of course the Monsters, which resemble walking octopi to me (no spoiler here, folks. You can see it in the trailers.)
This is not a horror movie filled with gore. It hits above the collar, messing with your mind. It fills you with "What if it was me?". It makes you think. It makes you cringe.
My first inclination was "meh", but the more I think on it, the more I realize I want to go back and view it again. And again.