News.. 18 November


Computer is dead, officially called sat Nov 4 @ 3:50pm so I have to deal with the kindle

Sorry about the text version of links if they are still there.

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The untold story of phantasm

 

 

The best horror television to watch on halloween

http://www.indiewire.com/2017/10/best-horror-tv-shows-ranked-1201890061/

 

JACK KIRBY’S DESIGN INFLUENCE IS A FORCE IN ‘THOR: RAGNAROK’

https://news.marvel.com/movies/78891/jack-kirbys-design-influence-force-thor-ragnarok/

 

 

Top 10 best horror movies of all time

https://moviebabblereviews.com/2017/10/31/top-10-best-horror-movies-of-all-time/amp/

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Best Genre movie

 

Horror   The Visit  The Conjuring

Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse

Direct Release Horror
Horror Indie Cooties
Remake or Sequel Jurassic Park   Conjuring 2
Horror Short Holidays –Halloween   (anthology of shorts)
Scared as shit performance
Horror Character
Horror Actress  Vera Farminga
Horror actor
Action Deadpool  Captain America Civl War  Suicide Squad
Action Movie Star Ryan Reynolds
Action Movie Actress Scarlett Johansson
Sci-fi      The Martian    Star Wars: Force Awakens
Fantasy Warcraft   Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find them
Fantasy/ Sci-fi  Actor Rob Kazinsky    Travis Fimmel  PeterDinklage Kit Harrington
Fantasy/ Sci-fi  Actress  Emilia Clarke
Drama The Martian    Everest    The Finest Hours
Thriller   The Visit   Now you see me Too
Mystery  The Visit
(based)True Story  / Real Events Max    Everest
Tear jerker
Documentary
Dramatic  Actor Matt Damon-Martian
                Actress
Comedy Deadpool       Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse
Romantic
Comedic  actor and actress Ryan Reynolds
Comedic Performance (solo, duo or group) Keanu (yes the cat, JUST the cat)
Adaptation
Family/Animated Finding Dory   Angry Birds  Secret Life of Pets   Zootopia
Animated Character Dory
Superhero (actor)  Ryan Reynold’s Deadpool      Chris Evans  Captain America   Benedict Cumberbatch’s Dr. Strange
Comic Book Inspired: *Deadpool          Captain America Civil War  Suicide Squad  Doctor Strange
Fave Face of Heroism Captain America
Most Improved Sequel (from last) Captain America Civil War
Best Remake, Reboot

Movie- Captain America Civil War

Book  – High Rise

 Tv–   Damien   The Night Manager    Westworld     Lethal Weapon  MacGyver  Frequency

(Movie)Cult  following War Craft    Captain America  Suicide Squad  Star Wars
Best movie Tie in
Lead Actor   Male    Ryan Reynolds   Chris Evans

Female-

Supporting Male       Sebastian Stan  Robert Downey Jr.

Female- Scarlet Johansson

Best Cameo Anna Farris
Ensemble cast Captain America Civil War     Suicide Squad   (tie)
3-D movie War Craft   Doctor Strange
Movie Duo
Holy $4!+ scene of Year Doctor Strange  moving worlds
Bad ass Character
Sequel The Conjuring
Foreign import The Hallow
Camp/Geek movie Warcraft
Best Fight(s) Deadpool vs Ajax firefight or last fight

Mark ‘Hulk’ Ruffalo  Smash in Now you see me too

Capt. America  Capt & Bucky vs Ironman

Best Chase Scene Snow Dash- TMNT 2014
Global Star  Ryan Reynolds
Indy Movie
Sexiest Beastie.. Jai Courtney (Boomerang)
Biggest bad-ass star Jason Statham
Villain Make over
Fashion Comeback Ripped Jeans
‘Best’ WORST Movie Freaks of Nature
Throwback Fight Blade vs Frost goons & Frost as Lamagra  Perfect energy, Music and Rhythm for it
Creative arts
Best FX   (visual)  Doctor Strange
Make-up (or CG make-up)  Killer Croc- Suicide Squad
Cinematography Point Break (2015)
Costume  Boomerang (Suicide Squad) Thank GODS it wasn’t that Stewardess costume fromthe comics!
Stunt Bucky Grabs Motorcycle –CA:Civil War
Screen (Scream) Play The Conjuring

Most UNDERUSED Character/Actor         Boomerang & Katana – Suicide Squad

Generation Award- Will Smith

Television release–   Political Animals

 

movie icon_png_reel_film_reel_film_png_reel_film_iconBest movie of _2016__ (must have seen in theater)   –   

Feb   Deadpool

May –    Captain America Civil War

June–     Warcraft  The Conjuring 2

 

Aug–     Suicide Squad

Nov –    Fantastic Beasts & Where to Find them   Doctor Strange

 

Narrowed Down to:   captain America Civil War     Doctor Strange     The Conjuring

Oh damn I can’t decide this one! The Conjuring was a great spooky eerie horror while the 2 comic movies had their own essence and different reasons why I liked them.  I’ll have to go with Captain America, It has been the most memorable movie of the year for me.

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Best New show of   Fall 2016-2017     Lethal Weapon             

   Spring/Summer 2016     Animal Kingdom, American Gothic, Brain Dead,        

 

 

Quote

Iris: “Barry, so Oliver Queen is the Green Arrow?” Iris .

Barry who  confirms Oliver’s secret identity with a quick: “Yeah.”

Iris: “Oh my God, he just got so much hotter.”  -The Flash episode of CW’s Cross over event

 

Hawaii 5-0  s. 2- e.26    When Odell is brought on to be Sing-Men’s lawyer

McGarrett: He Grows on you       Odell Martin: I bet he does, like a bad finger

Why are you always Chasing Dragons? ….Because they’re the ones carrying the gold- Killjoys

I can’t be here to Charlie you angels all the time- Zoo

She’s got so much cocaine up her nose it would snow if you shook her-Landlord on Lucifer

Walk out with your hero hair intact and never come back  – S.8 TVD Damon to Stephan

 

Best New Show Animal Kingdom Brain Dead, Quantico, Hunters, Shannarah chronicles, the magicians legends of tomorrow
Returning Show Zoo   Walking Dead
Fall/midseason Lethal Weapon  MacGuyver
Summer/spring Animal Kingdom, American Gothic, Brain Dead
Lead Actor   Male       Clayne Crawford & Damon Wayans- Lethal Weapon  Lucas Till   Andrew Lincoln

Female-  Tori Andersen-No Tomorrow   Keesha Sharp-Lethal Weapon

Supporting Male-          Ben Robson

Female- Lauren Cohan -TWD

Breakout Performance Male-

Female-  Tori Andersen (No Tomorrow)

Male- Alex Hough Andersen (Vikings)

  

Actor in a new series –     Rob Kazinsky (Second Chance)  James Marsden  -Westworld   Ryan Phillippe– Shooter

Actress in a new series–     Tori Andersen  (No Tomorrow)

Cable actor-  (New) Ryan Phillippe      (The Vet) Andrew Lincoln

Performance of the Year– (Individual Episode)   Andrew Lincoln Walking Dead season 7 premier

(Series)   Clayne Crawford as Martin Riggs -Lethal Weapon

Cameo/Guest Performance–  Randy Orton on Shooter 

‘hybrid’ – Brain dead

  Drama     The Night Manager   The Night Shift    Animal Kingdom 

Actress –Keesha Sharp

NEW Drama–    Westworld  Shooter

Drama Actor–   Anthony Hopkins  Ryan Phillippe

Medi/Crime Drama–   The Night Shift   Lethal Weapon

Procedural–   Second Chance  NCIS:NOLA  Lethal Weapon

Old is new”  Second Chance for a major overhaul of the Frankenstein character for the 21st century  (sadly it did not last)

 

Comedy –    Lethal Weapon (makes me laugh more than)  Ash vs Evil Dead

Comedy Actor–   Damon Wayans   Clayne Crawford  Bruce Campbell

Horror-   Damien   ASh vs Evil Dead     Chanel Zero (That tooth creature)     Z nation     The Walking Dead  Exorcist

Horror Actor–  Bruce Campbell  Andrew Lincoln   Norman Reedus

Horror ActressLauren Cohan  Geena Davis

 

Sci fi-  Aftermath   Van Helsing

Fantasy show–   GOT     The Magicians

Animated Series – (Throwback)   Angry Beavers

Classic show–  Bewitched

Syndicated–    Rosanne

 ‘Period’ piece–    Westworld

 

Anthology series–    Channel Zero   American Horror Story:Roanoake

Mini-series–       Contagion    The Night Manager   Demons (Crackle)

 

Best Ensemble cast –     Vikings,  Westworld   Game of thrones  Walking Dead   American Horror Story

(Well Damn I dug myself a hole with that one! But the new blood in Vikings…puts them over the top)

Comics adaptation–  Preacher  Wynona Earp   Kill Joys

Best   Costumes     –  Vikings   Westworld  Game of Thrones

Best Set Designs  –    Vikings   Game of Thrones   Westworld  (because I know its all real!)

 

Chemistry–(Movie or tv cast or ‘ship)      Lethal Weapon’s Damon Wayans and Clayne Crawford

Tv Couple-   Oliver + Felicity= Olicity  Arrow

Best Cross Over-(and only I’ve seen/knew about)    CW  Superheros 3 night crossover

Medical or Crime Drama–  Lethal Weapon

Network series –   Lethal Weapon

Cable tv Drama–       The Walking Dead     Westworld   Game of Thrones

Premium cable series –  Westworld     Game of thrones

 

Fight– (Epic)  Battle of the Bastards- GOT       (Individual)  Last Ship 3.3 China Alley   

Best ‘Presumed’ (or not) Dead–   Glen S7. E.1 The Walking Dead

Memorable Moment(s) – Lethal Weapon High Rise pool jump & Crashing the Grand Prix

Rick is made to cower-The Walking dead

Mem. MutilationGlen S7. E.1 The Walking Dead

Vampire Diaries S.7 E.19  Somebody I used to know – Wet Floor Beheading  ‘Was that a headless horseman?)

Villain–  Negan -TWD

 

BromanceMurtah & Riggs- Lethal Weapon    Daryl & Rick-TWD

Best Original (New) series –    No Tomorrow

Season Pilot– The Walking dead season 7

Best Episode –  Flash 2.15 King Shark…Jaws jokes    TVD

April 8th      The Originals   3/7

Walking Dead 6.9 The midseason return Best ep to date

 

Credits Montage/Music– Young & Hungry  MacGuyver

 

Remake/RebootLethal Weapon   MacGyver

Movie to tv adaptation–  Frequency

MostBinge worthy Binge worthy- Animal Kingdom    

 

Night host–     Svengoolie  (Saturdays on Metv )

 

Commercials–    (best #1 down)

Amazon Prime’s Lion Dog

Campbell’s Soup- Bubble wrapped Stairs for Daughter who comes home late,

Progressive Flo Family Camping trip…. I’m so bored I’m dead

Pistashio Elephant “Why woud you eat something that starts with a ‘P’ and ends in Nuts

Wells Fargo – Snowmen feeding Horses their carrot noses

 

Most anticipated reboot – Gilmore Girls, Voltron

Favorite humanitarian Award-  Ellen DeGeneres (PCA)

Lifetime Achievement award  Carol Burnett

Phyllis Diller Comedy award-   Chris D’Elia & Company-Undateable

TV Icon-  John Stamos

 

ReadingRead baby

Book Ready Player one     The Gravedigger’s Ball
Author Ernest Cline
Fantasy/Sci-fi Ready Player One
 Anthology  The Bite Before Christmas
Autobiography/Memoir Neil Patrick Harris Choose your own Autobiography
Kindle Book

Kindle Book App

 

Lovecraft Collection Interactive Nightmares-The BEast

National Book Awards

http://www.nationalbook.org/nba2016.html#.V9tgudQrJpR

*use to donate money to help Raise money for my fave charity (Best Friends Animal Sanctuary)  and please note that in memo

Writing

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Webster’s word of the yearYou can find that here It may surprise you

Poet Laurete   -Bob Dylan

Website layout – I just hope its not changed before you see it.jkrowling.com/

Blog  Awards

So this year it’s a little empty as I have not come across any new ones that have impressed me

Cat Blog  KatzenWorld
Collective  https://thoroughlyreviewed.com/special-interests/top-50-cat-bloggers 

http://blog.feedspot.com/cat_blogs/

Versatile  https://wanderingnerdgirl.com/
Writing-

Winners of the Blog Lovin awards

Best HUB  (Hubpages.com) – Star-Wars-Lightsaber-Colors-and-Meanings

Miscellany

GQ Man of the Year– Ryan Reynolds

People’s Sexiest man of the Year – The Rock

Apps   Retail me not  & Evernote

(I don’t have a smartphone so whatI have is on my kindle, but I KNOW these are available on Google or iTunes)

Subscription Box– Lootcrate   Graze

 

 

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RIPs

Actors–  Anton Yelchin (Star Trek, Fright night Terminator Salvation)   Alan Rickman,  Gene Wilder (Willy Wonka) Abe Vigoda, Gary Shandling  Patty Duke,  Doris Roberts (Everybody love Raymond), Janet Waldo (Voice of Judy Jetson)  Alf voice Michu Meszaros, Hugh O’Brian, Gunner Hansen (Leatherface), Marni Nixon,  Alan Thicke, Zsa sa Gabor, Pat Harrington jr. David Margulies, Abe Vigoda, Ken Howard, R2D2 actor ,   Adrienne Cornik (Clockwork Orange), Frank Finlay, Tony Burton, George Kennedy, Mike Minor, Florence Henderson, Hugh O’Brian, Billy Chapin, Steven Hill, Robert Vaughn, Peter Vaughan, Dan Haggerty, Joe Alaskey, Madeleine Sherwood, William Schallert, Allan Young, Ron Glass, Carrie Fisher & Mom  Debbie Reynolds

Police Academy & Punky Brewster Actor George Gaynes Passes Away at 98

 

 

Other –  Muhammed Ali, Cinematogropher Douglas  Slocombe,  Novelist Harper Lee,  Nancy Regan   Mr. Hockey Gordie Howe Director Robin Hardy,  John Saunders (espn analyst)   Chyna (wrestler)  Guy Hamilton (Bond director)  Fidel Castro, John Glenn, Moreley Safer, Gary Marshall, John McLaughlin, Arnold Palmer, Prince, Gary Glasberg, Gwen Ifill,Grant Tinker, Budd Collins,Earl Jamner Jr., George Michael

 

‘Star Trek’ Actor Anton Yelchin Dies at 27

Police Academy & Punky Brewster Actor George Gaynes Passes Away at 98

Entertainment Weekly’s POPPY Awards

……?    Awards    WORST   Of the year

Movie  Nine Lives
Biggest Movie Disappointment Batman vs Superman  Pan  Viktor Frankenstein

Legend (w/ Tom Hardy)

Worst Director Zack Snyder
(most annoying) Song Cake by the ocean
GO Away

 (been in too much and see them everywhere)

Tom Cavanaugh  from The Flash

(popping up in everything it seems now)

Worst Prequel, Remake, Sequel, reboot  Batman vs Superman

 

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I’m having trouble with my monitor, and cannot use the computer. I do have a few reviews to post but I cannot currently type up anything with the kindle worth publishing.

It’s been giving me trouble since last week. I changed it to a monitor someone gave me and it turns on but no screen.

 

Hoping to get this fixed soon somehow, as I have a lot to type up for this and my other blogs  among a pile of email.

 

Til I do, happy Halloween and just in case hope u have a happy Thanksgiving

News 17


Happy 13 Frights of Halloween.

Yesterday started the 13 Nights of Halloween and today we well I am celebrating

 DRACULA Day

YES! There really is a Dracula Day, today October 20th! It is also Bela Lugosi’s birthday you can celebrate by reading here or Here on my blog and for those of you that are just vampire nuts like me.. You can read  ” The Vampire Bible”  I add to this page (and blog version of Dracula Day) regularly (at least once a month or every few months when I have new information to add)

 

For those of you that enjoy a read, why not read something that fits the month?

 Good Reads Top 50 Favorite Horror Novels  I’ve Read “Is Your House Haunted by Debi Chestnut, also reading the Graphic Novel “My Favorite Thing is Monsters‘ and just started reading Plum Spooky by Janet Evanovich

 

Supernatural Spin-off Wayward Sisters

10 Things I Realized While Binge-Watching Black ’70s Sitcoms On YouTube

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Where the Blossom Characters are today

Lin Shaye: A Master Class in Acting from the Godmother of Horror

An Inside Look into How Rotten Tomatoes Actually Works

Steven Yeun’s ‘Mayhem’ Movie Has Perfect Review Score

‘The Walking Dead’ Props Donated to Smithsonian Museum

Top 5 Historical Dramas

John Boyega Says Star Wars Should Be More Progressive

THe Best Drive in Theaters in the U.S.

I thought there was only one or 2 left if any! I’ve been to a drive-in before. Sadly with some drama a friend was going through I didn’t get to watch it. It was My Cousin Vinny and I think something else was on before or after it.

Warner Bros. Launches ‘Wonder Woman’ “For Your Consideration” Page For 2018 Oscars 

If Wonder Woman wins then we know the Oscars REALLY are BullSHIT!

 

Cult of Chucky


2017    Rated R     Horror,   1:30   Alex Vincent, Fiona Dourif, Zak Santiago, Jennifer Tilly

 

So ANy’s all grown up and has apparently gotten a head of the game. (All Puns intended) Oh wow! this is The original Andy from the very first movie!

Nica having spent 4 years in an asylum for the criminally insane and was made to believe she, NOT Chucky murdered her entire family. WTF! If Chucky’s head is served on a platter How is a new doll also possessed? (Did I miss a movie?)  There’s a part or 2 I got that Nightmare on Elm street feeling though Nightmare 3 was also in a mental health facility.

Oh now its not just a doll but is he possessing people too?  Why would Andy send out another doll that’s evil? Or is it evil?  I don’t know but for a sequel honestly it was just nice to visit an old friend! Er Frenemy? Speaking of which the Halloween Issue of Entertainment Weekly has an ‘Interview’ with Chucky

 

Chucky #1 “It behooves us to watch our step”

Chucky #2  “Behooves, listen to you, You sound like Hannibal Lechter. Can’t Belive they cancled that show”

 

There may be times it was a bit silly and a little Nightmare on Elm street like in parts maybe that’s why I enjoyed it.

I’d say give it a watch, it’s the right time of year for it!

 

Just a note. there’s  was an  UNRated version on the disk

 

 

It comes at night


2017, R 1:31  BR  Joel Edgerton   IMDB

 

So what comes at night? Something tells me this is just their anxiety and fears playing tricks on them.

The netflix sleeve (yes I use DVD) says “A malevolent force terrorizes the world outside’  really I never saw that force, or being.

The characters I find poorly written, sorry Joel I don’t mind you being the star but if this was the movie you were writing, babe you need to evolve on your characters. The wife and son seem to barely talk there seems to be no love between he and the wife. There’s not much to tell about anyone nor do any of them seem to have any personality.

The only personality is the house.

What comes at night,…..is    

 

 

 

apparently is this sickness/disease that I’m guessing is the reason there is hardly anyone around. The movie was interesting in the beginning but as it goes on it loses its momentum. It just becomes a tedious ‘routine’.

I appreciate Joel’s effort and I do love watching Edgerton’s movies acting or written by but after (I think) an hour, (give or take) is when the drop off happened.  The Not quite horror more thriller who’s mystery stunk and went kabo0m…

 

The Mechanic: Resurrection


2016  R 1:39  Blu-ray  Jason Statham Jessica Alba

 

Arthur Bishop has sworn off his profession as a contract killer. An old nemisis abducts his new girlfriend and he must complete a string of 3 hits in order to save her.

Nothing to really write home about, its just your average Statham stereotypical typecasted movie. Everything worth seeing was in the trailers!  Although a couple of my favorites (I don’t remember from the trailer)  was the Face Plant into the grill and yes, complete with scorch marks! Then there was a the guy he used to shield himself from the grenade which he put on the front of the guy.

Very predictable

unless you are planning to watch a Statham marathon…don’t bother