Wednesday, November 22, 2006

Short and to the Point

I'd like to start by first apologising, yet again, for being late. The week out of the house while the kitchen and bathroom were being renovated turned into nearly two weeks, then there was still work on-going, and sadly is still going on. Admittedly I could have been on here sooner than now, but you know how time slips away. You close your eyes a second and the day is nearly gone. You take a nap and a whole week slips by. Also, I will dare to mention the crazy, yet-feels-so-plausible idea that time runs quicker at the end of the year, inexplicably drawn into the black hole of the passing from old year to new year.

Certainly time is at more of a premium this time of year. The holidays loom on the horizon already. Wasn't it just fall and I was enjoying the decent weather, not too cool, not too hot? Didn't I just have the Halloween experience only yesterday? Now, all of a sudden, there's only 33 days to go. Or is it 32, since this day is nearly over? Or 31 since everything must be in place on Christmas Eve? Don't panic... unless you've just blinked...

Mood: lazy.
Music: Oogie Boogie's Song from The Nightmare Before Christmas (Soundtrack) and Oh Come All Ye Faithful by Twisted Sister.

The Nightmare Before Christmas: Movie Soundtrack
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Twisted Sister: Twisted Christmas

Wednesday, November 01, 2006

After The Horror

Boy am I tired. I've been staying up later than I had for quite a while so that I could catch some, if not all, of the extras on the DVDs for these thirteen movies--plus one because of the double feature, though they were both on the same DVD. Still it was fun, and if you followed along watching any of them, the we sure had a good horror ride. They maybe we're the scariest of horror movies, or the newest, but they are all excellent. Some are most certainly classic, some might even be argued to be over-suggested due to their popularity, but that certainly wasn't my intention. I just wanted to sit down and watch what I wanted, what I hadn't seen lately, and what I would want to share.

I'll keep it brief here. Last night's movie was certainly interesting. I don't think that I would call it the best of the Halloween series, nor would I call it the worst. Some reviewers elsewhere complained about the inclusion of Busta Rhymes and Tyra Banks in the movie because, as those people said, these kinds of horror movies are about the usually unknown actors and actresses. Well, it's not like Busta and Tyra were the stars, and I happened to think beyond that, that they did a good job with their parts. Now, mind you no one said boo about Jamie Lee Curtis being in it.

Speaking of Jamie Lee, it certainly was nice to see her getting to give closure to the Laurie Strode character. It's not very often any character gets such an arc in these franchises in the first place--the other notable exception being Heather Langenkamp in the Nightmare on Elm Street series. The other thing I really like about Halloween: Resurrection was actually the reality TV part. They did one that both at once kind of cool, but also a good satirical parody. I especially like the back story that the reality show gives to the Myers family.

Now, I think it will be a few days until next I blog. I might not return until Nov. 13th. See you then... if not sooner.

Mood: drained.
Music: Aftermath by Iron Maiden and Generation Swine by Mötley Crüe

Iron Maiden: The X-Factor
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Mötley Crüe: Generation Swine