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Monday, September 29, 2014

Special Screening of "Star Wars Rebels"

On Saturday, September 27th at AMC Aventura Theaters, there was a special screening event of "Star Wars Rebels." Many screenings are just for people to show up, stand in line, and then see the movie. However, there was a whole lot more to this event! Before the screening, there was plenty of fun to be had by the families in attendance.

First everyone had to check in, and get a raffle ticket for some great prizes that were awarded before the movie started.

Then kids were free to enjoy face painting...

do some coloring at a coloring station....

and get some cool Star Wars themed balloons made.

Some Storm Troopers were on hand for people to take pictures with as well.

The kids weren't the only ones having some fun. There were enough adults there who were just as interested in the seeing the movie. Of course I was one of them, and couldn't resist not taking a picture with a Storm Trooper. I mean I had the perfect t-shirt on!

The fan of the event had to go to the guy dressed as a fighter pilot. Many people including myself thought he was a hired actor like the Storm Troopers, but that wasn't the case. He was just a fan like the rest of us. I wonder what he will be for Halloween!

After the enjoying the activities everyone made there way into the theater. The room was packed, and the kids were eager for it to begin. Before it started, the Storm Troopers picked the winners of the aforementioned raffle. The winners got to take pictures with the Troopers, and their prize. And then it was time for what everyone came to... "Star Wars Rebels!"

Here’s a little about the movie…

A Long Time Ago, In A Galaxy Far, Far Away....
Against the might of the Galactic Empire, an unlikely band of heroes emerges to renew the fight for freedom. Witness the epic debut of the riveting animated series Star Wars Rebels, in this one-hour movie event – showing on the big screen one time only!

The story unfolds during a dark time when the evil Empire is tightening its grip of power on the galaxy. Imperial forces have occupied a remote planet and are ruining the lives of its people. The motley but clever crew of the starship Ghost -- cowboy Jedi Kanan, ace pilot Hera, street-smart teenager Ezra, the "muscle" Zeb, explosives expertSabine, and cantankerous old astromech droid Chopper -- is among a select few who are brave enough to stand against the Empire. Together, they will face threatening new villains, encounter colorful adversaries, embark on thrilling adventures and become heroes with the power to ignite a rebellion. 

Star Wars Rebels is created by Dave Filoni (Star Wars: The Clone Wars), Simon Kinberg (X-Men: Days of Future Past, Sherlock Holmes), and Carrie Beck. The LucasfilmAnimation production is also executive-produced by Filoniand Kinberg as well as Greg Weisman (Gargoyles).

The talented voice cast includes Freddie Prinze Jr. as Kanan, Vanessa Marshall as Hera, Steve Blum as Zeb,Tiya Sircar as Sabine, Taylor Gray as Ezra, David Oyelowo as Agent Kallus and Jason Isaacs as the Inquisitor.

As for the movie, I enjoyed it. It stuck very much to the Star Wars style, which is Rebels were getting in the way of the Empire's plans. There was the introduction of Ezra, a teenager just trying to survive while finding his way into plenty of trouble along the way. There was a fun action scene before he ends up joining the crew of the starship Ghost. The crew was made up of some interesting characters, including one with a big surprise. In the end, there was enough action, suspense, and humor to please the fans in attendance. It also set up what should be another great animated TV series.


STAR WARS REBELS: SPARK OF REBELLION on Disney Channel on October 3rd (9PM ET/PT).

Series premieres October 13th (9PM ET/PT) on Disney XD.

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Horror on TV: Fall Schedule

Here's a look at the premiere dates for some of our favorite Horror on TV shows this fall…

Returns Monday, Sept. 22 at 9 on FOX

Returns Thursday, Oct. 2 at 8 on CW

Returns Monday, Oct. 6 at 8 on CW

Returns Tuesday, Oct. 7 at 9 on CW

Returns Wednesday, Oct. 8 at 10 on FX

Returns Sunday, Oct. 12 at 9 on AMC

Returns Friday, Oct. 24 at 9 on NBC

Premieres Friday, Oct. 24 at 10 on NBC

And don’t forget about these shows that will be coming in early 2015…

Visit the Horror on TV page for your  weekly schedule all season long!

Saturday, September 20, 2014


Two young couples backpacking through Ireland discover that one of Ireland’s most famous legends is a terrifying reality.

Starring: Stephanie Bennett, Andrew Dunbar, and Melissa Roxburgh

Written by: Harris Wilkinson

Directed by: Zach Lipovsky

  The problem with "Leprechaun: Origins" starts with the title. This movie could have been titled a number of other things such as, "Chupacabra: Origins," "Skinned Werewolf's Revenge," "The Growling Forest Beast," or "Who Fried My Leprechaun." Why all the stupid titles? Well that’s because this movie really has nothing to do with the leprechaun horror fans have seen in space, the hood, or in any of the previous movies.
  The "Leprechaun: Origins" version is some kind of creature that is hard to make out. The first few times it appears audiences get to see the action through its eyes before finally getting a glimpse of what it is. Unfortunately, they decide to never give the audience a real clear look at the leprechaun they create. All the audience gets to see is a dark creature that likes to growl. It doesn’t have a top hat, little outfit, or shinny shoes. The only thing that gives the audience a clue that this is a leprechaun, besides the girl finding a book about it, is that the creature is attracted to gold.
  To go along with the disappointment of the leprechaun are the kills. Most of the kills are the kind where the audience gets to see the blood splatter, but not the actual kill. Probably the best kill isn't even done by the leprechaun. Add a pretty standard storyline with less than inspiring acting to top that off.
  "Leprechaun: Origins" is definitely one of those movies that remind horror fans why they don't like remakes, and reboots. If the audience is expecting to learn about the origins of the leprechaun they know, they can forget about it. It would have been a nice idea, but nope. Instead, audiences get a creature that they barely will see to go along with deaths that they barely will see. Overall the only thing the audience gets to see is a bad movie, which is why I give it .5 pools of blood.


Monday, September 8, 2014


The adventures of Joe and Bunnyman know no limit of bloodlust and carnage. Bodies pile up as Bunnyman indiscriminately slaughters anything that crosses his path in a mutually beneficial relationship that gives Joe plenty of beef jerky to sell in his local store. 

Starring:  David Scott, Julianne Dowler, Jennifer June Ross, and Joshua Lang

Written and directed by: Carl Lindbergh

  Horror fans have being complaining about remakes for a while now. Well what happens when there is a remake of a classic horror movie, but the horror icon is now in a bunny costume? All right, this really isn’t a remake, but just imagine if Leatherface in "Texas Chainsaw Massacre (TCM)" was in a bunny costume instead of a skin mask with butcher's clothing. It might be certain to say he wouldn’t be a horror icon.
  There are a few similarities between this movie and TCM. To start, the town seems similar. Joe, and Bunnyman live on a farm, and Joe even works in a store similar to Leatherface's family. Then there is the group of young adults that are passing through town, and ultimately cross paths with Bunnyman. Not to say these are necessarily bad things, but it lacks in originality.
  Then there are the kills. There is plenty blood and guts spilt, as it is a massacre after all! There is a surprising scene in the beginning where Bunnyman attacks a school bus full of kids. This isn't something audiences get to see a lot of. They can get a little credit for that even though the scene has its faults. Then back to some more unoriginality. Bunnyman goes from pretending to be Leatherface to Jason by simulating the famous camping bag kills.
  Having not seen the original, it's hard to tell if there is any added back-story to the Bunnyman. There are some flashbacks, or scenes where he seems to be remembering things. However, it's hard to tell how much this adds to his story, if anything at all. It's just strange, which might be expected from someone who is in a bunny costume. Speaking of the costume, it seems pretty standard, but would have been more interesting if he had bunny feet!
  “Bunnyman Massacre” isn’t a remake, but it might have horror fans thinking about some familiar horror icons, particularly Leatherface. While there is some originality in dressing up the killer in a bunny costume, there are plenty of scenes that will have horror fans thinking about TCM. The best thing the movie has going for it are the kills, even though some of them again lack originality. If audiences are looking for massacre by an unusual character then this might be the movie for them. With that, I give this movie 1.5 pools of blood mostly because of the massacre, and obviously not the originality.


Monday, August 25, 2014

My Thoughts on True Blood Season 7 Episode 10

  So did everyone keep their composure? I know some of you cried, and there is nothing wrong with that. It was certainly a night filled with emotion. We had a few surprises, and some things went according to plan. I can't say I'm happy with everything that happened, but I didn't expect to be. So here are my final thoughts on True Blood, and the appropriately named episode 10, "Thank You."
  My thoughts on the characters before “One Year Later”…
  Mr. Gus: Toast! Just as expected! Eric had enough of him. You can't threaten Pam and Sookie and get away with it. I will say it was kind of weak how he seemed so in control then all of the sudden Eric gets the best of him and that's it.
  Mr. Gus's men: No more whorehouses for you! I wish they would have shown Eric kill them.
  Pam: Surprised she didn't win for my favorite line of the night! Not surprised she didn't read Bill's book! They certainly enjoyed dressing her up a few more times. Oh and nice back flip!
  Eric: Pam and him supplied the only real action scene of the night, which was expected! He was hilarious jamming in the car with the dead guys. I really wish we had seen more of him in the episode. I kind of wanted him to show up for Sookie, but I guess that would have defeated the point of her moving on. Shocked he didn't kill Sarah!
  Sarah: A lesbian vampire really? Pam should have killed her right there. Surprised she read Bill's book!
  Holly: Doesn't know much about vampire weddings, but looked ready for a marriage of her own.
  Arlene: Arlene just being Arlene!
  Andy: Wow! He gets the house! Got screwed on the deal though. $1 rent isn't going pay the taxes! I like the way he conducted the wedding, especially on short notice.
  Hoyt: So that was definitely one of the surprises of the night. Thought Jessica and him were headed to being together, but not getting married. And making up with Jason, good move I guess.
  Jessica: Released from Bill, but still attached to him. He wanted to know she was taken care of, and she made it happen.
  Bridget: I didn't expect her to meet Sookie. I guess that foreshadowed what was to come. Hopefully she learns to make coffee in the morning!
  Jason: Let's start with the final, and surprise winner for my favorite line of the night when he said, "it puts everything in prescription for us." Glad they got in one more funny Jason line! He definitely had it rolling last night. Not able to give Sookie advice, helping Hoyt, and the look he gave Bridget in the car! Glad at least one character put everything they had on display last night!
  Rev. Daniels: One more time with some wise words. Kind of surprised we saw so much of him this season. Again, he's not a bad character, but I would have rather seen the time spent on someone more important.
  Sookie: The ups and downs for a main character. I've already talked about what she's gone through, and we all know it so I'm not going over it again. Still they saved the toughest moment for last. I don't really understand what the difference was between not blasting Bill, and staking him instead. I guess Bill sort of helped with the staking. She might have been better off blasting him, and not getting Bill guts all over her. Nasty! At least she finally decided to live with who and what she is.
  Bill: Well, he actually did it! No last minute change of hearts. They tried to make the scene as dramatic as possible. I found it funny how Sookie had no time for him to look at the pic. She was like now or never. Poor Bill! I would never have thought it would end with his death.
  Now for everything after “One Year Later”…
  Eric: Mr. CEO! That commercial was so ridiculous, but not as ridiculous has having Pam and him ring the bell at Wall Street. I know they are about business, but come on. And then back to Fangtasia, which makes little sense.
  Pam: Not surprised to see her in the basement, and stylish as always! So going to miss her!
  Sarah: Shocked she got to live! She got more of a life sentence instead. I guess being tied up, drank from, and having to listen to the Rev is worse than death.
  Rev: I can't believe they brought him back one more time! Killing him just didn't rid me of him! Couldn't bring back the King huh?
  Sam: One of several that got a crappy ending. At least he got a few children. 
  Nicole: Can't say I'm happy she's still with Sam.
  Lafayette: Another with a crappy ending. Still with James years later is a good sign though!
  James: Apparently doing something right!
  Andy: Couldn't tell if he married Holly yet, but seemed to be happy.
  Holly: Hopefully is making Andy happy.
  Adilyn: Still with Wade! So wrong!
  Wade: Being with your sister is weak!
  Arlene: Really exploring the vampire thing. Nice!
  Keith: Better make Arlene happy!
  Jessica: One character who really grew up over the course of the show. Glad she ended up happy!
  Hoyt: Still not pleased he got so much air time in the end, but I guess it had to be that way for Jessica’s happiness.
  Jason: Happy as hell to see him married with children. He certainly got a well-deserved ending!
  Bridget: Went from not sleeping with Jason to sleeping with him many times. She didn't know Jason always gets the girl!
  Mystery Sookie husband: That was so weird. They just made the point that she had a husband, but never showed him. I'm guessing he was a mix between Bill and Alcide.
  Sookie: Looks like she finally settled down, and moved on. Bill's death wasn't made in vain. And little Sookie is on the way! Wait she's half fairy so it could be many little fairies!
  Bill: RIP
  So some predictions came true, while others didn't happen. I was surprised Bill really died, and shocked Sarah survived. Squeezing in a wedding might have been the most unexpected moment though. Oh, and I can’t forget to mention I was also surprised Sookie mentioned “Werepanthers.” I was certain the show wanted to pretend that never happened! I thought maybe they would show the characters with a description of their future, but should have known they would do the years later thing. They like to do that.
  As you might have been able to tell, I'm not happy some characters had weak endings, and deserved better. The focus was understandably on Bill and Sookie, but that just didn't do fans of some of the other characters justice. That's kind of why I prefer they show the characters individually with their futures. While it is a nice ending for many of them it isn't a totally believable one. I mean, after years of chaos everything just goes back to normal. I don't know about that.
  Anyway, as a fan and someone who has incorporated the show into their blog, I will certainly miss it! I feel like we have been through a lot together. I have had a lot of fun doing it, and appreciate everyone who has read about True Blood here. Time to drink a True Blood, or New Blood one more time!
Thank you True Blood!!!

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