Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Insidious Review

Scary as hell! And only rated PG-13!!!! This movie is freaky deaky. The basic concept is there is a boy in a coma and there are a multitude of spirits trying to inhabit his body. I went in to the movie with low expectations, so maybe that is what made it so good for me. What really did it was the scene in the trailer pictured above, i saw that creepy darth maul looking dude and said I have to see this movie. 

Like most horror movies, I hated the people at first. I thought they were kind of dumb. I mean when stuff starts to get lost into the attic, and you know no one else moved it, it is time to freak out! It wasn't until halfway through I started to feel for these characters. Also I thought it was going to be one of those movies that uses cheap loud screechy music tones and flashes of "ghosts" to scare, but I was surprised when it started to get deeper and more frightening. The ghosts or "entities" if you will, in this movie feel like one of those old ghost stories you hear passed down at camp fires. In one scene you actually see the spirits reenacting the moment that made them ghosts in the first place. Fits with my theory of spirits being stuck in a bit of a loop surround their traumatic event. 

This movie was so scary my wife April was half way through and didn't want to see the rest. For a while now The Grudge has been my favorite PG-13 horror flick, but I think Insidious just took the cake. A must see for anyone who likes scary movies.

5 out of 5 stars.

Red Hot Chili Peppers - I'm with you Reveiw

I have been waiting a long time for this new Red Hot Chili Peppers album. I absolutely loved Stadium Arcadium. RHCP has always had what I would call a "beachy" or "summery" sound, and Stadium Arcadium didn't disappoint. You would think with it being a 2 disc set, that there would be a lot of fluff, or filler songs, but there wasn't it had a great flow. The new album I'm here with you is a little different. It is slower, or more mellow. There are a few upbeat songs, but not enough more my liking. I believe this has a lot to do with John Frusciante the guitar player leaving the band. He had been with them since Californication in 1999, and was the original guitar player for the frist few albums. I feel like they had the perfect synergy going and that is what made Stadium Arcadium so good. So maybe in a few years if the new guy sticks around they will get it back, but so far not so good. Honestly i can only give this about 2.5 stars out of 5. The songs just aren't that memorable, and the don't have what I call "character". I feel like they were playing it a little safe due to having a new guitar player. Let them go on tour for a while and maybe next time we will get something a little better.

Top songs: Factory of Faith, the radio single The Adventures of Rain Dance Maggie, and the closing song Dance, Dance Dance.

Friday, August 26, 2011

Angelina Ruins Movies...

So this is a long standing feud with some friends about this. I can't stand Angelina Jolie. I've never found her even remotely attractive. A few years ago the movie WANTED came out. It only looked mildly interesting to me anyway, but once I found out she was in it I was done. She just ruins movies for me. I also saw part of The Tourist, I don't know if I just hated the movie, or her, but I never finished it. Johnny Depp is a great actor and even he couldn't keep me interested in that movie. I feel like the The Tourist was an excuse to have Angelina dress up in fancy clothes in different parts of the world and sit there all glamorous and pouty faced.

I know a huge population of people, men and women, probably disagree with me; but seriously stop paying her all that money to act as the same generic action chick. Give that money to someone like Mila Kunis!

Wigs on babies?

Ok, so to explain... Someone left a parenting magazine on the table near my desk. Me and some co-workers were flipping through and saw this ridiculous ad! I have never in my life seen
a baby with a head of hair like that, not to mention how it is cut or styled. I know advertising is all about lying to people and all, but really? Here is the full ad as seen in the September 2011 issue of Parenting magazine.

 Am I wrong? Are there babies out there with crazy hair? Or is it a baby toupee?

The video is mirrored to avoid being blocked by Youtube.

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Everleigh Hope Hudson

Just in case you haven't heard yet. We are having a girl! Her name will be Everleigh Hope Hudson. Now that we know we are having a girl it is time to start preparing for her arrival. It's time for us to start painting and setting up cribs and moving furniture, and by us I mean me. April will be napping as Everleigh kicks around in there. Check back soon for pics of the baby room.