Sunday, September 11, 2011

The Many Loves Of Batman

Boy, Batman sure does have a thing for blondes.






But I think Brunettes are more of his thing for the darker, edgier crowd....


Wednesday, September 7, 2011

The Not So Movie Review: Shark Night and The 3D fad Going to Waste






I have heard a lot of despicable reviews about this movie and there for I will not until the light of day, see this movie. My expections of horror movies these days, especially 3D ones are a bit low, although they are still high for some I haven't seen yet. But now that I've read about this movie, I'll take the smart movie by not seeing it. From what I heard, this is a cliche piece of garbage with your regular cast of idiot young characters. Sad to say this wasn't even screened for critics which is good for them.
But enough about this movie, let's talk about the recent fad in 3D. Sure it's cool. Sure it's fun. But this shit is really getting old. I know I don't have a right to talk crap about 3D movies because I haven't even experienced one but the real reason is that mostly absurd horror movies get the 3D effect. Some movies are decent but some are just too ridiculous. This is why people are so interested in having things throwing at their faces than the plot of the story, just like focusing on the hot cast or the blood and gore. Yeah it may have a whole of man candy and 'stunning' visuals but it will never make a good story what's so ever as people are just wasting their money.
It just comes to show how hollywood will do anything to make that extra buck by putting out tasteless drecks like this. But hopefully more interesting and percised horror movies will come along but with a little subtly on the side....

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Birthday Girl Part 1

Lighting Flashes
 
A car is driving erratically through the bridge in a nasty strom. Inside the car, a MAN in his early 40's, looking on to a birthday present. He tries to seek out the window through the heavy rain. The present suddenly slips under the passanger seat. When the man tries to gets it, the car swirves, crashing at the side of the bridge, deep into the water(in slow motion)
FADE OUT
FADE IN
A close up on a woman's burning ciggarette.....
ANGELA, a woman in her late 30's with bottle blond hair and cat green eyes, is waiting for her husband to get home. She sists at the dining table with her daughter, CASSIE, who's about to turn 12 years old. She has dark blond and seems to have her mother's eyes but mixes in with blue like her father's. She sits there in worry.
 
 
ANGELA
He should be here by now.
 
She has a bottle in her hand and takes a swig.
 
CASSIE(tries to smile)
It's okay, Mom. Just as long as we're here together...that's all I could wish for.
 
Angela smiles warmly. She playfully pinches Cassie on the cheek.
 
ANGELA
You'll always be my special little girl.
 
There's a knock on the door.
ANGELA
This better be him.
 
 
Angela opens the door. Two police officers are standing there. Angela has a concerned look on her face.
 
ANGELA
Yes?
Cassie peeks behind the door.
 
POLICE OFFICER #1
We're sorry to inform....(fades away)
 
From Cassie's POV, Angela breaks down and begins sobbing incoherently.
 
 
ANGELA(sobs)
No! No! No! No! No!......
 
Cassie walks up to her mother, softly rubbing her back.
 
 
CASSIE
What's wrong, mom?
 
Angela turns around. Her tearstricken face filled with ruined mascara. She hugs Cassie and begins to whisper in her ear. Tears starts running in Cassie's eyes. She lets out an emotionally-filled scream.
 
CREDITS ROLL IN
 
INT. SCHOOL- CAFETERIA
CASSIE, now a stoic 17 year old is staring blankly across the cafeteria room thoughtfully, barely eating her food.
From the table across from her sits,
KATRINA(18), JANESSA(17), COREY(18) and COLIN(18). KATRINA has similar features as Cassie except her eyes are hazel. She strikes death glares at her while Cassie has her mind elsewhere. She walks up to her table, along with her posse. Katrina slams her hand on the table, agressively. Her eyes are intense.
 
KATRINA
What are you staring at?
 
CASSIE
I don't know. Just staring.
 
KATRINA
Don't try and fool me. I don't know what goes inside that head of yours but from my sense, you were staring directly at me for some odd reason.
 
CASSIE
Oh, is this because I almost fucked your boyfriend?
 
 
Katrina narrows her eyes.
 
KATRINA(Angrily)
You do anything to spit that up in my face.
 
Katrina gets close at Cassie face.
 
KATRINA
You listen here. You are nothing but a patheic peice of shit. And I advise you to go fuck off.
 
Katrina slides Cassie's food tray to the floor. She walks off, giving her an evil stare. While the rest of the group give her pitying looks. Colin gives her an exaggerated puck on the lips.
Cassie knells down on the splattered floor and cleans it up.
CUT TO:
INT. SCHOOL-OUTSIDE-SIDEWALK
The cloud is heavy with light rain. Just a few blocks from the school, Cassie is standing on the sidewalk, wearing her gray hoddie over her head. She looks up at the overcast sky then looks down and pulls out something in her pocket. It's a switchblade. She flings it open, admiring it, feeling the tip of the blade. She looks at the carving at the end: PROPERTY OF JAKE MCMILLAN
 
FEMALE VOICE
What are doing?
 
Cassie snaps out of her reverie and bring her attention to DANIELLE(17), a cute girl with an all-american look, holds an umbrella in her hand. She looks at Cassie, quizzically but with a smile on her face.
DANIELLE(surprised)
Is that a knife?
CASSIE
It used to be my Dad's.
Danielle winces, expressing sympathy in her eyes.
DANIELLE
So, what are you doing, today?
CASSIE
I gotta go visit my mom at the hospital. I haven't seen her two weeks.
DANIELLE
Yeah. I know how that is.....
Cassie
Well, it's time for me to go
DANIELLE
Wait, Cassie. About today at lunch...I know you and Katrina don't really...(beat) mesh well together....
CASSIE
I know what you're gonna say. It's not my fault that girl holds grudges against people.
DANIELLE
If you would just even stuff out with her, maybe things won't be so erupt between you two.
CASSIE
I Think it's beyond what me and Eric did to her.
DANIELLE
Cassie...Her and Eric aren't together anymore.
CASSIE
Because of me I know.
Danielle walks up to Cassie and takes her hand, affectionately.
DANIELLE
Cassie....
The two girls hug, having a little moment together.
CASSIE
I'll be seeing you
DANIELLE
You call me and tell me how things are going, okay?
CASSIE
I will
Cassie goes down the street as the rain goes from light to heavy.
CUT TO:
 
INT. CASSIE'S HOUSE- BEDROOM
Cassie sits on the bed, staring at a book. It's a well-known novel, Jane Eyre, one of Cassie's favorites. She holds the book in her chest in reminisce.
*FLASHBACK*
INT. Unknown Bridge
On a stormy, rainy night. Three cars are gathered up at a broken-down bridge. Two policemen hook a chain to a battered up car that is floating atop of a deep watery mess.
CUT TO:
The policemen go inside the soggy insides of the car. The flashlight on a man's pale dead body(maggots, leeches all over him, bugs crawling out of his mouth). One policeman pulls out a soggy red present. He rips it out to reveal a copy of Jane Eyre.
FLASH CUT:
BACK TO PRESENT-CASSIE'S HOUSE- BEDROOM
Cassie blinks. Tears are rolling down her eyes. There's a heavy knock on the door, snapping Cassie out of the memory.
A slim, middle-aged woman appears at the door. She is known as Cassie's aunt, KATHY.
KATHY
Sweety, it's time to go see your mother.
CUT TO:
INT. CLEARBROOK PSYCHIATRIC HOSPITAL
Cassie and Kathy follow a doctor through the flourescent-lit hallways, to an isolated lounge room with a few mental paients play recreational activites. Cassie holds a wrap of flowers and walks up to a lone woman, sadly staring at the window. The woman turns around, giving Cassie a sad smile. It is soon come into notion the woman is Cassie's Mom, ANGELA.
CASSIE(holding back emotion)
Hey mom.(lays the flowers on Angela's lap) It's Cassie. We haven't seen each other for a long time, haven't we?
DOCTOR(talking to Kathy)
She still tramuatized by the year-long effect from the guilt she'd been having since the accident.
KATHY
Will she have any progress?
DOCTOR
I'm not sure but a little more of psychoanalyzing will help cope with her memory.
Cassie holds her mother's hand tightly, tears coming down her eyes.
CASSIE
You'll get out, mom. I promise you. You'll get out.
Andrea squeezes her hand back, her eyes watering with despair.

Now to present to you.....


Birthday Girl
Written By
J.D. Alexander

Monday, August 29, 2011

Movie Review: Final Destination 3

To tell you the truth, this obviously is the weakest of the series. It just dosen't have the pizzazz it had with the first two movies. Now with this version, it has a whole new cast of teens we don't know anything about, except one who has a premonition of what's to come. But here's a plot key: she's the school photographer. She collects every picture of her classmates in which death will take his choosing of who will be next on it's list. That's the only smart thing about this basically, keeping the movie from being a tad bit pointless.
The story is about Wendy Christensen, who visits an amusment with her friends alongside her senior classmates. Before they climb aboard a roller coaster called Devil's Flight, Wendy has a horrorfying premonition of the roller coaster falling to pieces killing everyone. This throws out half of the senior class, except Wendy's boyfriend and her Friend Kevin's girlfriend. Now, Wendy and Kevin must do what they can to warn everybody before getting on death's list, including Wendy's teen sister Julie.....
I don't know what to say about the charcters but I rather focus on the leads as they were standard slasher movie stereotypes. Mary Elizabeth Winstead was actually pretty good and really was attached to the character who was sympatheic and intelligent. Well most of the leading ladies from three movies are pretty much the intelligent and independent type, so I don't need to go on any further, other than that, Mary Elizabeth did a great, on-point performance. Ryan Merriman was also good but I rather go with okay cause compared to Mary Elizabeth's acting, she pretty much overshadowed him. Not to mention that his character was kind of dick in the beginning. Last but not least is the character of Julie played by Amanda Crew. She was just as annoying and vapid as those brainless cheerleaders, there's really not much to say about the girl other being the final girl's sister. and It's sad to say the charcter pretty much dimmed down Amanda's performance.
Since they got the same director from the first movie, the visuals were right on point. Another factor from making this movie a little decent. Oh and there's always the gore effects, I don't need to go on for that one. Really gratifying.
I'm not saying this bad or awful. It just seemed a little bit.....tired. There was probably more to the story than what lead on, especially by adding in more likeable characters, which they definitely failed at that. I would only give this an okay, with the special effects, good plot points, and decent acting from the female lead. Overall it could be a good watch if you're in the mood for teen slasher flick.
My last word: it's kind of forgettable but otherwise watchable.


Movie Review: Final Destination 2

This is actually one of the best horror sequels. Back then my expections were kind of low, since I was a 13 year old kid, I learned how slasher/horror movie works and when it a horror movie with a precisly original concept produces a sequel you're just waiting for the upcoming franchise to be torn to be pieces. But not with this one. When I finally watched it I was still highly entertained and capativated that it stayed true to the heart of the original and is also not afraid to put a little black humor in the mix. This time around there are no teens involved(the trailer kind of mislead me) with the exception of two. This one involves a distinct variety group of people, from different backgrounds. Also to note by giving this film bonus points for bringing back badass Ali Larter from the first.
The story is about Kimberly Corman, who's getting set up for a road trip with a group of her friends who are going down highway. Before heading Route 23, Kimberly has a terrifying vision of what's to come: An explosive car crash collusion. After blocking the oncoming cars with Kimberly warning an officer, the vision comes true, killing her friends who were trapped in the car along with other innocent people. Trying to put the pieces together, Kimberly consults Clear, the only survivor of flight 180. With the help of Officer Burke and the survivors of the route 23 collusion, Kimberly and Clear must cheat death before it gets them quick.
The only reining stars in my book goes to A.J. Cook and Ali Larter. A.J. blew me away with her strong, intelligent performance. You can honestly tell how smart and independent her character is, which is flows through with her acting. Ali Larter as always was kickass as Clear, this time giving her more confidence and self-awareness, making her performance just as strong as A.J. I was pissed off when she got killed, bummer. I don't know what to say about the other actors but they were good in any case but compared to the female leads, they were only good not great.
The story gives much feedback to keep it connected to the original which tie in certain plot points for the characters to come all together, a distinct relevation later on in the film. The film special effects were really on point and pretty grativting which mixes in great with the directing.
An enjoyable popcorn sequel with a lot story and thought put into it. Also to note, a horror movie with two strong female lead is always the best to come.
Last word: Defintely a must see



Saturday, August 27, 2011

Movie Review: Final Destination



This isn't just your typical 90's teen slasher. Further more this isn't even from the 90's. Fresh off of the year 2000, we finally have a movie with a whole new concept. That of death being the topic. There is no killer wearing a mask or no unforseen monster chasing the teens around. It is death that's what after them. You cannot see death. You cannot hear death. Death could creep up on you any minute. Which makes this movie so suspenseful.
Going on a class trip to Paris, Alex Browning and his classmates are prepare for take off on flight 180. But before that happens, Alex has a terrifying vision of what to come...meaning the plane will blow up in five-minutes to take off. He soon warns everybody about his ordeal, causing most of his classmates to get kick off of the plane. After his vision came true, everything comes to light for Clear Rivers, who's the only person to believe him. Once death makes up a list for the survivors of Flight 180, Alex and Clear must find away to cheat death's plan.
What I like about this movie is that it's characters seem like the typical slasher movie stereotypes but goes heavy in the character development. Only for some of course. Alex and Clear are the only characters to seem beliveable and realistic. Devon Sawa was the most strongest out of all the actors. His intensity really brought out the complexity of his character. Ali Larter was really natural and sympatheic as Clear, making her a really capable actress. I don't know what to say about the other actors but they were good otherwise.
What's so gripping about this is the story and mainly the concept. It's very inventive and smart, bringing in new ideas for movies in the MTV generation, whether for good or worse. Not to mention the gruesome deaths that always make me cringe.
A breath of fresh air in the teen horror genre, Final Destination is a scary, thrilling, fun-filled, unpredictable ride urging to wait for something to happen the next minute. It may be unoriginal now but seeing how the story is and it's brand of concept, it's definitely entertaining.
Last word: A must see.