Movies and TV!

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What Kind of Movie/TV Blog is This?

Thanks for asking! This blog focuses on films and series which don't have the best critical reputation in the world, but make up for it in entertainment, schlock, moral, nostalgic, and/or cheesy value. Accordingly, I tend to focus--inasmuch as I have any focus--on movies in the Horror genre and series from the glorious 1980s and 1990s.

I hope you have fun going through these posts. =)


Friday Night Entertainment

Sometimes I like to kick back, relax and live blog something that makes me feel nostalgic for the 80s (or 90s!). It's the next best thing to having like-minded people in the same room to share the popcorn.


* On occasion, I will be persuaded to live blog a Horror movie from a time before I was born. That's fun, too! =)

Twelve Things about Horror Movies

Horror is indubitably my favourite genre. I see modern Horror movies as the closest thing we have to both classical Greek Tragedies and Medieval Morality Plays . . . and I review them accordingly. I've also made a project out of finding "Family Friendly" Horror films. It's always surprising to see what makes the cut and what doesn't!

1970s
The Amityville Horror

1980s
April Fool's Day
Arachnophobia
The Blob (Remake)
Children of the Corn
Death Valley
Friday the 13th, Part VIII: Jason Takes Manhattan
Jaws: The Revenge
A Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master
A Nightmare on Elm Street 5: The Dream Child
Night of the Demons
Night of the Demons 2
Poltergeist
Return of the Living Dead Part II
Rockula
Student Bodies



2010s
Bait
The Cabin in the Woods
Final Destination 5
The Purge
The Purge: Anarchy
The Road
Sharknado
Shark Night 3D
Scream 4
The Tunnel





Twelve Things about Children's Movies

I'll thank you not to ask what my emotional age really is, but then again, you probably already know. I like children's movies best when discerning adults can watch them, too, although I can't say as much for all the movies that I've blogged about so far.




Twelve Things about All Other Movies

And sometimes I just watch whatever I'm in the mood to watch . . . =)

1970s and earlier
The Greatest Story Ever Told
Pope Joan

1980s
3 Men and a Baby
Bloodfist II
Mermaids
My Stepmother Is an Alien
The Package
Stop! Or My Mom Will Shoot
White Water Summer

1990s
Clueless
Hackers
The Matrix
Men in Black
Mrs. Doubtfire
Now and Then
Soldier
Stepmom


2010s
Captain America: The Winter Soldier
The Expendables 2
The Hunger Games
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire
Interstellar
Moneyball
The Other F Word
Pitch Perfect 2
The Roommate
The Love Affair
Safe
So Undercover
The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Part 1
The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Part 2
X-men: Apocalypse
X-men: First Class

Locus Focus: Movie Editions

As you can tell by the design of the badge, Locus Focus is a weekly feature in which I write about settings in books . . . but sometimes I'm inspired to write about settings in movies and TV series*, too.

The Abyss -- The Bottom of the Ocean
Beauty and the Beast -- The Library
The Blob -- The Colonial Theare
The Breakfast Club -- Shermer High School Library
Dance Till Dawn -- Aero Theatre
Ed Wood -- Paramount Theatre, Hollywood
Friday the 13th Franchise -- Crystal Lake
Funny Face -- Paris
Grisu -- Valle del Drago / Drachental *
Hannah and Her Sisters -- Pageant Book & Print Shop
High School Musical -- East High
King Kong -- "Skull Island"
Meet Me in St. Louis -- St. Louis
Mrs. Doubtfire -- The Hillard Family's Dining Room
The Muppet Show -- The Muppet Theatre *
Night of the Living Dead -- Evans City Cemetery
Nuovo Cinema Paradiso -- Cinema Paradiso
Robo-Cop -- Old Detroit
Scream 3 -- Hollywood
The Sound of Music -- "Salzburg, Austria, in the Last Golden Days of the Thirties"
You've Got Mail -- Fox & Sons Books

Feel free to grab the badge and link up your own posts about settings, whether they are in literature, film, or even television!


Episode Guides

Season 1: Pilot -- Episode 2 -- Episode 3 -- Episode 4 -- Episode 5 -- Episode 6 -- Episode 7 -- Episode 8 -- Episode 9 -- Episode 10 -- Episode 11 -- Episode 12 -- Episode 13 -- Episodes 14 & 15 -- Episode 16 -- Episode 17 -- Episode 18 -- Episode 19 -- Episode 20 -- Episode 21 -- Episode 22 -- Episode 23 To be continued

Season 1: Pilot, Part 1 -- Pilot, Part 2 -- Episode 3 -- Episode 4 -- Episode 5 -- Episode 6 -- Episode 7 -- Episode 8 -- Episode 9 -- Episode 10
Season 2: Episode 11 -- Episode 12 -- Episode 13 -- Episode 14 -- Episode 15 -- Episode 16 -- Episode 17 -- Episode 18 -- Episode 19 -- Episode 20 -- Episode 21 -- Episode 22 -- Episode 23 -- To be completed only if I ever get to see the episodes missing from my collection


Movie and TV Smackdowns



Image Sources: a) Kindergarten Cop poster, b) Night of the Demons DVD, c) The Cabin in the Woods poster, d) Monsters vs. Aliens DVD, e) Mermaids poster, f) Without a Paddle poster, g) Interstellar poster, h) RoboCop poster, i) Sliders opening