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Wednesday, March 30, 2005

Friday the 13th

Okay, it is not a Friday nor is it the 13th but as I looked back at all the horror movies I have reviewed so far, one of the most famous slasher series has yet to be tackled, so I present my review for...

Friday the 13th

Now there is so much one can talk about when you have a series that spans 23 years on screen and 525 years in the storyline. Let’s just start from the beginning shall we?

In 1980, director Sean Cunningham brought a now classic tale of the teenage murders to the big screen. “Friday the 13th” written by Victor Miller (who also wrote some story and characters for all the sequels except for part 2 and part 9 “Jason Goes to Hell”) would join A Nightmare on Elm Street and Halloween as THE ‘80s movies that launched a horror craze!

The premise (for those of you who have never seen it); A group of eager (and horny) teenagers decide to re-open Camp Crystal Lake, which 20 years earlier was closed after the shocking and mysterious murders of two amorous camp counselors. You can take it from there, as the teens get picked off one by one, during a dark and stormy night; of course, their car won't start and there's no phone. Simple enough, but a great story brought to life by the master of horror special effects Tom Savini.

Look for a young Kevin Bacon (his first leading role in a feature film after making his feature film debut in "National Lampoon's Animal House" in 1978) as the requisite stud, you can tell that's what he is supposed to be because when the cast appears in swimsuits, he's wearing a Speedo.

The film has some pretty gruesome death scenes, knife to the stomach, throat slit with knife, arrow through neck and a few more. In the end one character, Alice (Adrienne King) is left as the sole survivor of this massacre and a conversation that leaves the door open for the sequels. Speaking of which, some of those sequels should never have been made, but it gives die-hard horror fans more to watch and builds a legacy that is known throughout the entertainment world by one name…Jason.

Side note: The movie series spawned "Friday the 13th: The Series" for television which ran for 3 years from 1987-1990. It was pretty good even though it had nothing to do with the movies.

So, if you have never seen it, it is worth watching as a classic at this point. If you know it well, go out and buy the DVD and add it to your collection, October 31st is not all that far away and it makes a great Halloween flick.

  •  Today's Cure song is "High" from the Wish CD-(1990)  This is a song about happiness! Okay I know that there are some Cure songs that do not go with my whole horror theme, but hey I am Cure fan whole hearted and whatever song enters my head is the one I showcase.

"When I see you sky as a kite
As high as I might
I can't get that high
And how you move
The way you burst the clouds
It makes me want to try "



Tuesday, March 29, 2005

What time is it?

Okay, it's 9:38pm on Tuesday evening and I am blogging. I don't really have anything to share today, but I just want to make sure that my regular readers know that I am committed to my most recent return to the blogging community.

Having said that, I am hoping to submit a movie review on tomorrow. Which one will it be? Tune in and see.

  • Today's Cure song is The Blood from the Head on the Door CD - (1985) I like this song but I am not sure why. The flamenco style guitar that is throughout is mezmerizing!

"As I cool in the twilight
Taste the salt on my skin
I recall all the tears
All the broken words


Monday, March 28, 2005

It's Monday!

Okay so not many people like mondays, I used to be one of them. But I have come to understand that it is just another day we have been given, to do with, what we can. We can sit and complain about the weather, our job, or a myriad of other concerns, but to what end?

We can be thankful that we do not have tsunamis or earthqaukes everyday, that we have a job (or for some of us-that we don't need or want a job) and the fact that it is Monday should make no difference. Now, most of this I am typing is in an effort to boost my own moral, but it does make good sense.

In the news, cigarette lighters have been banned from the nation's airports. But never fear, The Transportation Security Administration says smokers will be only slightly inconvenienced as you can carry up to 4 books of matches.

Let me get this straight, butane lighters (which requires a person to hold the ignition button while applying the flame to the cigarette or whatever you are trying to burn) will not be allowed, BUT you can have up to 4 books of matches which can be tied together, lit with one match and thrown down to start a chain reaction as you flee. ???

I am all for travel safety but I never know what to think about the latest news from Homeland security.

Now for some good news, our son had a good Easter. Two baskets, eggs, and lots of candy! I didn't need to get a basket to have some candy for myself. My wife and I saved some of the sweets for ourselves. My favorite, Brach's "Chicks & Bunnies" which are exactly like the old fashioned marshmallow Circus Peanuts. Yummy!! We also went to see Robots on Saturday. Robin Williams is still one of the funniest voices in entertaiment!

No Cure song for this post, gotta run.
Have a great week!!


Friday, March 25, 2005

Feeling Good

Although I have no desire to make Zam look bad and do not want unduely freak out Di, I am back again!

Blogging sure does make me feel good.

You know what else makes me feel good? Music!! Last night I bought the Janis Joplin's Greatest Hits CD. Man, we can only imagine what her ultimate greatest hits collection would look like had she more than 3 years of music. My all time favorite from her is "Summertime". One reason is probably because of my love for the art of animation.

Did that throw you far enough off?

You see, in 1981 & '82, there were three movies which came out that were full length feature movies done totally in animation. "Heavy Metal" (based on stories from the Sci-Fi/Fantasy Magazine), "Hey Good Lookin'", and "American Pop". These movies were a young artist's dream come true. Let's see, in 1981 I was...younger than I am now. I was not yet writing poetry back then but the fire was already brewing in my love of music and art.

To see the combination of music and great art work come to life on screen was inspiring. It was "American Pop" that I was referring to a moment ago. With a soundtrack of jazz, folk, and even a little punk music, it tells the story of 4 generations of musicians. A large majority of the film covers '60s psychedelia including Jimi Hendrix, Jefferson Airplane, and Janis.

There is a small portion of "Summertime" in this film that caught my attention and held it ever since. As many times as I have heard it, I have never owned it until now. Color me Happy!

Now, I would like to wish you all a very Happy Easter. No matter what you end up doing, enjoy some time for yourselves. I will be hiding Easter eggs for my 4 year old (who is almost 5 now) and eating lots of candy. Well some candy, he may not let me have that much..*L*

  • Today's Cure song is The Kiss from the Kiss Me, Kiss Me, Kiss Me CD -(1987) Fans of The Cure know that Robert is a fantastic guitarist, this song showcases that talent! It has only a few lyrics, but it is the music which drives your emotions and sends your soul spinning.

"Kiss me kiss me kiss me
Your tongue is like poison
So swollen it fills up my mouth "


Thursday, March 24, 2005

Look Who's Blogging!

Alright!! I'm on a roll, two days in a row. I like making time to blog whether it's posting or visiting friends. Now that I have made a commitment to my faithful readers, I will certainly be posting more often. The important thing is not to re-arrange priorities JUST to blog. For example, here are some bad ideas:

Patient: Where is the doctor?
Nurse: Um...he's updating his blog.
Patient: Shouldn't he finish my surgery first??

In Rome on Easter-
1st Visitor: Well I guess the Pope wasn't feeling well after all.
2nd Visitor: Actually, he is blogging on Vatican.Net

So, since I am not a surgeon nor am I in charge of leading the consecration of faith for the Catholic Empire, I will make a little time to blog to my heart's content.

Speaking of which, Easter is this coming Sunday, so that means that we should have the store shelves stocked with Fourth of July themed goodies by Monday. *L* Don't you think that is weird? Commercialism is such a staple in our lives,yet without it I suppose we would not be the Majestic Imperial United States.

(*Thoughts catching up*)

Star Wars: Episode 3 is coming!!!!!!!!!!! I, for one, have been waiting for this since forever it seems. Die hard SW fans are looking forward to excitement,action, drama, and closure on May 19th. For others who are not so hard-core, it should still be a damn fine movie.

Hey I have to run, Blog on!

  •  Today's Cure song is "Lullaby" from the Disintegration CD-(1989)  Here's a creeping tune with violins that drag you down into the waiting spider's lair. Smooth and haunting one of my all time favorites.

"Quietly he laughs and shaking his head. Creeps
closer now, closer to the foot of the bed. And
softer than shadow and quicker than flies, his
arms are all around me and his tongue in my


Wednesday, March 23, 2005

Checking In

First, I want to give a shout out to Zam, hi Zam!!! Thanks to one of recent posts I decided to start posting on a more regular basis even if I don't have much to say. I love doing movie reviews but perhaps I was being unrealistic in my desire to post them as often as I would like. Truth is, it is not a priority that I make time for these days.

Now, don't get me wrong, I will indeed post more as I make time to do so. I still have in mind reviews for "White Noise", "Constantine", and a movie called "Dark Craving". So until then, what I hope to do get back to blogging more than once a month.

In the news, aside from tragic cases like Terry Schiavo and the school shooting in Minnesota which certainly have people talking from sun up to sun down, what I want to know is why our tax dollars were wasted investigating steroids in baseball last week? Can't we think of anything better to use a congressional committee for??

On television, who is watching the following shows: American Idol, Survivor, & The Amazing Race? (*Raises hand*) There is most definitely a reason that blogging gets less attention, I love televison too much. Throw in some CSI, Smallville, and PBS specials and it's no wonder where my time goes. For Idol, I have picked my favorites Jessica Sierra, Carrie Underwood, & Constantine. I am not sure why a couple of the others have made it this far, but we will see. For Survivor, poor Oolong tribe. I think my favorite candidates for the final two are Ibrehem and Tom. Of course Ibrehem will have to learn how to take deeper breaths next time!!! Lastly, although I can't stand that Rob & Amber are still in first place in the Amazing Race, they are good at what they do. Still I pick Uchenna & Joyce and Alex & Lynn as the final runners.

Well that's all for now. I'll be back soon.

"I want to keep this feeling
deep inside of me,
I want you always in my heart.
You are everything "