Monday, August 29, 2011

Monday Movie Review - PRIEST

Dystopian. Futuristic. Post-apocalyptic. Western. VAMPIRES.

In the future, the world's populace has gone behind walls, protected by The Church and its Priests who've gained super abilities to fight the vampires that have nearly decimated mankind. But there are still pockets of civilization living in small towns out in the Wasteland. When one Priest discovers that his brother and sister-in-law, who live in one such town, were among some of those civilians ravaged by a new crop of vampires, and that his niece was taken hostage, he leaves the church to save her.

I went into this movie just wanting to be entertained, and I got my money's worth. The vamps in this flick are not the kind we are accustomed to seeing. They reminded me more of the creatures in "The Descent". The revelation of who the bad guy leader was surprised me, but it made sense. I only wish he hadn't gone for the Clint Eastwood imitation.

Think "Blade Runner" meets "Gunfight at the O.K. Corral", and throw in some "Starship Troopers", and you have this movie.  And because it kept me fully immersed, my recommendation is that you...

Saturday, August 27, 2011

What's For Dinner?

(Thanks, David!)

Monday, August 22, 2011

Need Exercise? Take Up Bowling!

I especially love the different "orifices" where the finger holes have been placed.
Careful! You might put an eye out!

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Zombie Superman

From this year's ComiCon

Thursday, August 18, 2011


I follow this blog daily. I've also added it to my list.
If you want to see some really gross gifs and pics, this is your spot.

Monday, August 15, 2011

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Monday, August 8, 2011

Monday Movie Review - THE INHERITANCE

I never saw the trailer. It was the cover and blurb that sold me. And two things struck me immediately about this little feature. First, the "inheritance" deals with a generations-old pact these people's ancestors made as slaves. The young people who gather at a family estate are there thinking they're going to inherit money, when the truth is they've been selected to be sacrificed. There's also ancient African tribal voodoo, and resurrected condemned slaves. That idea alone gave this "six people alone in the middle of nowhere in the dead of winter" storyline fresh blood (no pun intended.)

Second, the acting by these relatively unknown actors is top-notch, and the film has a slick, professional feel to it.

Blood and gore is minimized. There are beheadings and dismemberments, but it's all done off-screen. The film is considered more of a thriller than horror. (BTW, the jacket cover is very misleading.)

The cons? I just couldn't get into the movie. Too few exciting moments between long stretches of proselytizing.

I debated whether or not to recommend this movie, but the different slant was enough to tilt the scales. Therefore I suggest with some hesitation that you

Saturday, August 6, 2011

Cell Phone in the Microwave

Tell me it doesn't look like an alien creature coming out of that thing!

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Suitable for the Addams Family

Love this baby carriage. Found here.

Monday, August 1, 2011

Monday Movie Review - SEASON OF THE WITCH

I initially rented this movie not because I'm a Nic Cage fan, but because I'm also a Ron Perlman fan from way back in the days of "Beauty and the Beast". So it wasn't surprising how much I enjoyed this historical piece. It's basically a "buddy" movie, with both Nic and Ron getting equal opportunity to chew the scenery. But there's also a neat story.

In the time of the Crusades, two knights are selected to transport a supposed witch to a special monastery. The monks believe witchcraft is the cause behind the Black Plague, and they hope to coerce the witch into cancelling the spell or whatever it is that has brought about the infection.

The blood is sparse, but the gruesomeness of the disease is very prevalent (along with some fantastic makeup FX.) Cage and Perlman make very convincing knights who may be past their prime age-wise, but who still maintain a commanding presence, as well as superb expertise with the sword. 

The ending was my only gripe. It was a bit "meh" for me, but otherwise I can't quibble.

Which means my recommendation is that you: