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Saturday, October 31, 2009

Five Horror Films Everyone Should See

It's Halloween! Instead of watching the same old horror movies such as bad sequels of A Nightmare on Elm Street, the million versions of Halloween or the fiftieth Saw, I've made a list of the top five horror movies everyone should check out!

#5: Night of the Living Dead (1968): No excuse on this one. AMC will be playing it all night starting at 6pm eastern time. This is George A. Romero at his best, which is showing us that he is the zombie master.

#4- Nosferatu (1922): There's nothing more terrifying than a silent horror film. This is one of the earliest vampire films that showcases visuals and music to scare audiences. If you can't find F.W. Murnau's version try Werner Herzog's. Herzog's version is not a silent film, but I prefer Murnau's silent version.

#3-The Shining (1980): This is one everyone should see. Jack Nicholson gives an amazing performance and he will scare the crap out of you. Not to mention the little kid that rides his bike around the hotel and sees bodies decapitated with blood everywhere. The film starts out slow, but it builds up to a climatic ending. Some iconic quotes came from this movie such as "Here's Johnny!"

#2-The Birds (1963): I've yet to see this one on any of the "best of horror" lists or sites. Hitchcock is horror. He can take a simple creature, like bird, and turn it into our worst fears. What if the everyday creatures we ignore eventually take over the world?

#1- Psycho (1960)- As I've said before, no one can remake a Hitchcock film even if they tried. Don't watch the Gus Van Sant version because it does not even come close to the black and white imagery and the infamous "shower scene." Psycho set the direction for many famous slasher films of today and also psychological horror films.

New Trailer for "Avatar"

This movie is getting too much attention. Yes, we know the genius who directed Titanic, James Cameron, is back. The big question is-will he deliver a good film like his many in the past? So far I'm not convinced. Decide for yourselves!

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Another Clip from "New Moon"

Okay, they need to stop releasing so many clips because its going to spoil the movie!

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Official Logo for "The Twilight Saga: Eclipse"

Here is the official logo for The Twilight Saga: Eclipse.

Friday, October 23, 2009

"New Moon" TV Spot

Every little bit I see of this film makes me more excited for the big day!

Thursday, October 22, 2009

New "The Wolfman" Trailer

After seeing this trailer, I'm not sure how I feel about this film. It will either be a hit or miss.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Clip from "New Moon"

Love it! Finally we get to see some wolf action!

Monday, October 12, 2009

"Toy Story 3" Trailer

This will be another win for Disney/Pixar. I can't wait!

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Living in "Zombieland"

I had to convince myself to see Zombieland because after seeing Jesse Eisenberg in Adventureland I didn't think I would be able to deal with his Michael Cera persona. Well, I'm happy to say that I was wrong and Eisenberg gave a great performance. Zombieland is one of the best comedies of this year and here are my top five reasons why you should see it.

#5- The creativity of the characters names. We are used to characters having appropriate names. Well, in Zombieland appropriate names are prohibited. The only names that are used are city names to refer to where the characters are from. For example, the character names are Columbus (Eisenberg), Tallahassee (Woody Harrelson), Wichita (Emma Stone) and Little Rock (Abigail Breslin).

#4- Out of all the zombie movies in film history, there have never been rules. How many times do we shout "run" or "shoot it its not dead yet." We are finally given a set of rules in order to survive in Zombieland.

Rule #1- Cardio

Rule #2- Double Tap

Rule #3- Beware of Bathrooms

Rule #4- Buckle Your Seat Belt

There are plenty more, but these are the main ones. I liked the originality of this creative thought and found it quite refreshing.

#3- Bill Murray. Out of all the celebrities in Hollywood the group heads to Bill Murray's house. I don't want to give much away, but Murray gives a little extra to the hectic lifestyle of living in Zombieland.

#2- Woody Harrelson. This guy is freaking hilarious. There are so many "one liners" that he says throughout the film that will have people rolling on the floor. For example, "I haven't cried that hard since Titanic" and "I'm not good at goodbyes so that'll do pig that'll do."

#1- Rule #32-Enjoy the small things. In a world as crazy as Zombieland its good to take a minute and enjoy a Twinkie. I really liked this rule because it fits the film well and we should use it in our daily lives. Take a mintue from your crazy life and enjoy something small because in the end that may be all you have.

Monday, October 5, 2009

Tons of New "New Moon" Images

FilmoFilia has alot of new images from the upcoming The Twilight Saga: New Moon. I posted a few of the good ones.

New "Shutter Island" Trailer

This actually looks pretty good. Too bad we have to wait until February.