Oh the Horror!

Frontier(s) Movie PosterFor the past few years Japanese horror movies have been the rage. “Ringu” (Americanized as “The Ring”), “The Grudge” and “The Audition” come to my mind as those are three popular Japanese horror movies. Now, it’s time for a “Euro” invasion with the Horror movieFrontier(s)” – a French horror movie more along the lines of the “Saw” movies and “Hostel.” “Frontier(s)” received mixed reviews from critics, but horror movie aficionados (especially the ones into super-gore and torture) should enjoy this NC-17 thrill ride.

“Frontier(s)” features a small band of criminals who take advantage of the recent Paris riots and set up a heist. With the police hot on their tail they hide out in an Inn. And as all horror movie lovers know, it’s always the peaceful inn that turns into hell! The group finds Neo-Nazi cannibals and twisted tunnels and end up being tortured and mutilated.

“Frontier(s)” was released to theaters on May 8, 2008 with much controversy. Apparently, NC-17 movies aren’t released to theaters mainstream most of the time and this one (which was supposed to be part of Horror Fest 2007’s “8 Movies to Die For”) was released (albeit, by itself). The DVD release was May 13, 2008 so it had a very short run in the US.

The tagline is “what are your boundaries” and the trailer I watched certainly pushed mine. I was a serious horror freak when I was younger, and I just can’t handle the gory ones now. I’ve seen the first “Saw” movie along with “Cabin Fever” (ugh!!) and the remake of “Texas Chainsaw Massacre” and by far “Saw” was my favorite (of the “new” horror). I think it was because, even though there was a lot of gore in “Saw” – there was also a superb plot line and a lot of suspense. “Frontier(s)” is getting a lot of press for its controversy, but researching it I’ve read a lot of positive reviews (from fans, not the “critics”) so check it out yourself and let me know what you thought!

Official Trailer (courtesy BloodyDisgustingTV and YouTube)

Sponsored by Frontier(s)

It’s Just A Crush

Watching old (well, old like 1990’s) movies has triggered some crush-memories from middle school and high school. Here is my list of “star” crushes from long ago (and not so long ago, lol).

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Devon Sawa – This guy was literally my #1. I had an entire (and I mean ENTIRE) door covered with posters of him. I would buy BOP and Big Bopper magazine just for the posters of him. I remember one photoshoot from like, 1995 or something featuring him in a Ping Golf visor looking like he’d just done something naughty. Come to think of it, a lot of his pictures had that little “I’ve been a bad boy” vibe to them. He was the “innocent” looking bad boy when he was younger. As he got older his movies got a little sexier though and he sorta lost the “innocent” look.

Seth Green – He’s short, he’s hilarious and he’s got that total “geek” charm. He’s been in so many movies, but I gotta say I just adored him in the “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” series. I cried when his character was killed off in “Knockaround Guys” or whatever that movie was.

Ethan Embry – “Damn the man! Save the Empire!” … I think Empire Records was the first movie I saw him in. He also had that “geek charm” that made me smile. I loved him in “Can’t Hardly Wait” also. He’s had some rough times in his life from what I understand.

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Elijah Wood – OMG, his eyes have always done it for me. WAY before he was “Frodo” lol …

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Johnny Depp – Must you ask?

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Runners Up: Johnathon Taylor Thomas, Kirk Cameron, Jonathon Brandis (what a shame), Eddie Furlong, Jared Leto (back in his Jordan Catalano days though, not now) …

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Now? There are some missing but here’s a short(ish) list: Jake Gyllenhall, Usher, Wentworth Miller, Orlando Bloom, Brad Pitt, Daniel Radcliff, Heath Ledger, Adam Brody, Shane West …

Soundcheck: Danity Kane

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Danity Kane (y’know, the girls from P. Diddy’s “Making the Band”) have hit the stores with their sophomore album, “Welcome to the Dollhouse.” Their new album is set to be a huge hit with songs such as “Bad Girl” (featuring Missy “Misdemeanor” Elliot [I LOVE Missy!]), and the title track featuring P. Diddy himself. I gotta say, their harmonies are awesome, these girls can SING!

If you’d like to check out some behind the scenes with DK, Wal-Mart is sponsoring “Souncheck” which is an original performance series where you get up close and personal with your favorite artists. Check out live performances and exclusive behind-the-scenes footage from original in-studio sets – all filmed exclusively in HD. Log on to www.walmart.com/soundcheck for headlining acts, noteworthy new artists and all the latest music releases.

You can watch the video for “Damaged” right here (HOT! – although they look like they are channeling N’Sync at the beginning, lol):

You can find the cd at your favorite store 🙂

My Day Has Been Made

I’m excited. I’m SO bad. Lookie Here!

She’s F**king Obama

Okay, so I’m an Obama supporter – but I HAD TO HAD TO post this! I mean, I cracked up watching the Sarah Silverman video called “I’m F**king Matt Damon” and then I cracked up the reply by Jimmy Kimmel (“I’m F**king Ben Affleck” of course!) so of course my screwed up sense of humor will find the following funny.

I’ve heard from a FEW people that it’s just this crazy fantasy that Hillary and Barack will just start making out during a debate. Of COURSE that will NEVER happen, but it’s a funny thought.

Pure crazyness …

I don’t want this post to turn into a political debate here or there – so if you have zero sense of humor please don’t even bother watching the video m’kay?

Ps. Why do I decide to start diets when all I want to do is eat an entire bag of Cool Ranch Doritoes? I mean, damn!

Across the Universe

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Last week I watched “Across the Universe” at my friends’ house. A couple days ago I watched it AGAIN (same friends’ house!) and loved it even more.

Here is the description that Amazon has for it:

Set in America during the Vietnam War, Across the Universe is a powerful love story set against a backdrop of political and social unrest: it’s a story of soul-searching, self-doubt, and individual powerlessness cleverly conveyed through a multitude of Beatles songs. Like young adults all across America during the 1960’s, Jude (Jim Sturgess), Lucy (Evan Rachel Wood), Max (Joe Anderson), Sadie (Dana Fuchs), Prudence (T.V. Carpio), and JoJo (Martin Luther) are in turmoil over the war; questioning their individual roles in the war effort and struggling to find a way to hold true to their beliefs while making a difference in the world. While love proves a powerful uniting force, its limitations become clear as relationships are strained and broken over individual perceptions of responsibility to cause and country.

All the main characters have names based from Beatles songs! I’m a HUGE Beatles fan to begin with, and I’m not huge on remakes of certain classic songs; but this soundtrack absolutely rocked my socks – the movie was equally amazing.

Here is one of the songs from the movie, sung by TV Carpio who plays “Prudence” (as in “Dear Prudence”) in the movie. Her voice makes my heart ache, it’s beautiful – she performs an amazing rendition of the song “I Want to Hold Your Hand” in the movie.

I am truly in awe of this movie. I can’t think of another recent movie that has rocked my socks as much as this one.