Posts Tagged ‘movies’

Halloween Horror Movie Madness

October 13, 2009

Every October I like to watch a ton of horror movies to get in the mood for Halloween and last year I decided to give this tradition a name, complete with alliterations! We’ve only got about three weeks left until the best day of the entire year, so it’s about time to kick off the 2nd Annual Halloween Horror Movie Madness.

I’m going for a triple whammy tonight with the complete Evil Dead trilogy. The funny thing about The Evil Dead and Evil Dead 2 is that a lot of people like the sequel/remake a lot more than the original. I like to let the viewer decide on their own. Anyway, a lot people reading this might say, Grace you’re crazy, there were only two Evil Deads. And my reply is hells no! You can’t forget about Army of Darkness, which takes our hero Ash out of the woods and into 1300 AD with “his car, his shotgun, and his chainsaw”. Watch all three trailers and hit up your Netflix, local movie store, or favorite illegal downloading site to enjoy.

This post was brought to you by Bruce Campbell’s chainsaw.

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I almost vomit with excitement when I think about it

April 1, 2009

Except it’s July 17th.  I already took off work for this.

The Girl Next Door=lame

March 22, 2009

I’m sitting at home hanging with my roomie and bffl Sally, and The Girl Next Door Comes on tv.  I know that when it first came out there was so much hype, but I never really liked it.  Guys LOVE this movie.  If it’s mentioned you will hear nothing but good commentary, even though the main chick is a butterface, the lead guy is totally lame, and there’s maybe three actually funny scenes.  These things don’t usually make for a movie people love, yet this one has done well.  Why?

The Girl Next Door is a chickflick for dudes.

Don’t believe me?  Here are some scenes you’d typically find in a movie like The Notebook, not a movie about a dude hooking up with a porn star:

  • first kiss happens at a party they weren’t even invited to, and popular guy is rejected for the lead guy who is also lame
  • countless shots of the lead guy and girl staring at each other in slow motion
  • the lead guy and his dorky friends are in the car with the punk-looking porn producer, and the popular jocks drive by in their pickup truck and stare them down, all in slow motion (of course).  This is the equivalent of the popular girls staring down the lead chick and her lame friends as they pass each other in the hallway.

These are only a few examples, but if you watch it you’re bound to find more.  The thing that blows my mind about this is how much guys knock chickflicks, even the ones that have really greating writing and acting (Clueless, Mean Girls, etc).  Chickflicks for dudes are way worse, mainly because they are trying so hard to deny what they actually are and end up looking even worse.  Look at A Walk To Remember.  So bad, yet dudes love it.  Why?  I don’t think I could ever answer that.