I would like to start off by saying we are going to have a wonderful time together! Now when I say that, what I really mean is I am going to watch a lot of movies by myself and then write about my experience for you to read by yourself. Now doesn't that sound wonderful? I knew it would. Lets be serious though. What I intend to do with this blog is catalog what I would normally do in my spare time. I am going to watch a movie, some will be old and some will be new, and then take a second to explain my thoughts on the flick.
"But Jess why should we care about what you have to say? Are you a professional movie critic?"
Whew, what a ride that was. Lets get some basic review points out of the way.
Ok, I know what you are thinking already and no this is not a sequel to 2001. I really tried to find a better picture! The funny thing is I really enjoy going into movies without knowing anything about them and this is no where even close to being related. From here on forward I am going to start using a new rating system I have created called the LORS (Lights Out Rating Scale). Its going to be on a scale from "F*ck that movie" (terrible to the extreme) to "I can recite every line by heart" (Euphoric). Now with that said, lets get down to business!
On the LORS I am going to give this a "Meh". For those of you new to this system that is about below average. (but everyone is new to this rating system) It's really hard to try and write about a movie that doesnt grab your attention negatively or positively, but I am going to do my best.
I do apologize, but today's movie review is going to have to be postponed. My mind has been occupied by some recent life events and I just haven't been able to get this new review written out! It's been 50% finished for a couple days now so there is hope. I most likely will get it done tomorrow so keep an eye out for it! I made a promise to you to spit out a new review every week and I intend to keep it. Rain, shine, snow, or sleet it will come to fruition.
Here is another teaser for the review ;]
OK, sorry it took so long but I'm back in the game! This has been a long time coming. America has been neglected within the Godzilla franchise for about 14 years. That's just as long as Duke Nukem Forever was in development. Yea, there's some perspective for ya! After 1998's flop of a Godzilla movie, which I really didn't mind (even though I haven't really watched it in a while), a deep, dark abyss formed in America. Not very many people were excited about the king of lizards as our counter-parts in Japan. More movies and spin-offs were being created over in the east but there just was not a market here in the west. Well that is until recently.
This new entry stands its ground as an alpha predator. Although it isn't really that great of a movie, it grabbed 1998 and power beamed it in the face. STATS:
I don't even know where to begin with this one... so here is a random epiphany I had just 5 hours ago as I was staring at the full moon this night.
(uhhh, Jess? Are you there? You haven't blinked in a while)
ATTENTION ALL FELLOW WATCHERS!
It is my pleasure to announce something big that I have thought up for you all! Since it is the ever-so-looked-forward to month of the year, October, I am going to do something that fits the mood. October is the month of Halloween, candy, bonfires, leaves changing colors, slutty costumes, and scary movies. The latter is what my attention is going to be focused on; well and the occasional skimpy outfit.
Instead of watching just a couple of scary movies (I've decided to call them scaries) and doing a review, I am actually going to watch EVERY scary movie that I can think of and drop a list of my top flicks. Now I will not be able to do this on my own. I need your comments and suggestions because I am destined to forget something. Keep in mind that I am going to watch sequels as well and rate each movie individually.
So it has been a thrilling couple of days since my announcement of the Halloween project! I have been getting great feedback from everyone I know about which movies I need to watch. I have already watched a ton of horror flicks and have plenty more to choose from.
Right now I have two note pads open. One is where all the nonthreatening, lazy scaries end up and the other hosts the semi-finalist for the grand TOP HORROR FLICKS list. As of now the good list is quite grim (there isn't a lot of entries on this one). I have watched all of the Nightmare on Elm Street movies and really enjoy it as a series. The 7th installment was super confusion yet had the best mind fucks as a whole. He also had the same one liner in 3 of his movies! So lame.
Well I have 2 weeks worth of scaries to sort through. If you have any suggestions, leave a comment below!
One. More. Week. One more week until I can finally stop watching all these scaries. Now I'm not saying that I am a little wuss when it comes to getting scared or frightened, but making my sole purpose in life for 3 weeks to watch these horror movies has had an effect on me. On one of my days off I woke up and started my marathon. The game plan was to catch up on my queue and search for more. I accomplished this minuscule task with little effort but also felt defeated at the same time.
At this point in time I needed to gather some food for sustenance. I could easily made something at home but my body and mind needed a break from my makeshift prison. I decided to go to Popeye's. On the way over I had an altered mood and this sense of anticipation. Every stop light, dark shadow, strange sound, and pedestrian caused my fight or flight mode to intensify. I felt like I was living in a horror movie and that something or someone was going to get me. I was legitimately scared to be in public until I sat down with those succulent gifts from the gods Popeye's calls biscuits. These movies are messing with my mind! I guess I'll just not go out in public until this marathon is over!
On the brighter side of this dark and twisted journey, I am pretty sure my #1 pick has been found. I have plenty more entries to go through but this specific one has my jimmies all riled up. Stay tuned fore this is the home stretch! If these movies get the best of me and I don't make it til next week, tell my mom I love her!
Oh God. Oh God no, no, nooooooo. Please stop! Where's your humanity? Don't go in there, you know he's behind that door! I'm sure we have all uttered those words from time to time while watching a really good scary movie. Unfortunately none of these phrases were uttered this time around. I have been through a lot in this past month so let me break it down.
Through out my conquest to find the best Halloween flicks to watch I have noticed some negativities grow on me. I noticed that I could not be in public for very long without succumbing to an anxiety attack. I have been consumed by paranoia. My senses are extremely heightened; shadows are darker, my peripherals catch the slightest movements, scents tend to randomly come and go as they please, and my awareness is through the roof. I took a break from some movies to get a bite to eat and get this. I left because I heard a very strange sound coming from my upstairs loft. There is nothing up there as I am in between roommates. I grabbed a couple knives and scouted the house to see what was the cause and didnt find anything. From here on the night just grew sour. The drive over to a local food joint was barren and cold. When I actually get there the placed is loitered by pre-pubescent teens. That usually is not an issue on a college campus, but tonight just rubbed my dirty. Why are there so many people here on a Wednesday night? Why are they all so happy? Is this like a study group or some shit that always meets up during this time? To say the least, I got my food and bailed.
I am glad to have my life return to normal. I will need to take a second to figure out how I will occupy my time but its for the better! Now down to the juicy part. I have watched as many horror films as I could within the time frame provided. Of course there are some that just couldn't get my dick hard enough by filling it with fear. Here are a select few that I would have picked last in gym class: (no particular order)