Monday, February 26, 2007

The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Begginning, Part 2, and part 3

The next three blogs I will write will be about Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning and Parts 2 & 3. I think I might just write one really long blog about them. This is the next set of movies that will make its appearance. I might even discuss the whole TCM franchise so to speak and tell you what I think about it.
Even though this is not a major group of horror movies like Halloween or Friday the 13th it is a great set of movies with the exception of the remake; just remember I'll get in to that in the next blog. So that is what is going to happen for you my very few readers that I d have.
So coming up shortly The Texas Chainsaw Massacre blog.

Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Stand By Me/Shaun of the Dead Blog

Yes, yes, I know. It's been two weeks since my last post about a movie. Sorry, I've just been very busy with trying to get ready for school. So I am going to do a two for one sale. You the readers of my blog, if there are any readers, get the Stand By Me/Shaun of the Dead entry today. Yes, yes, I know, that is a very odd combination to put together in a blog, but that is a choice that I chose to make. OK, I am going to start off this blog talking about Stand By Me.
Stand By Me was the movie based in Stephen King's novel of the same name. The movie was directed by Rob Riener (who you all may know as Michael Stivic aka "Meathead" from All in the Family). This movie was released in 1986, when I was a young lad of four years old. This movie takes place in the fictious city of Castle Rock, Oregon. The main characters in the movie are: Gordie Lachance (Wil Wheaton), Teddy Duchamp (Corey Feldman), Chris Chambers (River Phenoix), and Vern Tessio (Jerry O'Connell). During the movie we hear a voice-over from the character known as "The Writer," played by Richard Dryfuss (who is the grown-up Gordy), to help us tell the story.
The story start by us hearing in a voice-over that says "I was twelve going on thirteen the first time I saw a dead body." A few minutes late we see Gordy, Teddy and Chris in the tree house that they always hung out in. As they are playing cards, we hear someone knock on the tree house door, and the person gets told "that's not the secret knock!" Then we hear in response: "I forget the secret knock!" Then the other kids look at each other and say "VERN!"
Soon after entering the tree house Vern (O'Connell) asks the guys "hey you guys wanna see a dead body?" But before Vern can even get that out the other guys keep singing "I ran all the way home!" So he tells them that he heard his brother Billy and Charlie Hogan talking about the dead kid Ray Brower who got hit by a train on the back Harlow Roads. So they can go find the dead body of Ray Brower, Teddy, Vern, Chris, and Gordie come up with a plan so they don't get in trouble.
They set out to find the body, but what they don't know is that Billy Tessio, Vern's borther, and Charlie Hogan, had told the rest of their friends Ace (Kiefer Sutherland), and Eyeball Chambers (Chris' brother) about the body. Then they tell everyone. So by the end of the movie there is a stand-off for the body, but neither group takes it and they make an anonomuys phone call saying the body. So on a scale of 1-10 I give this movie a 9 1/2.
Now ladies and gerbils on to the Shaun of the Dead Blog. That's right I said Shaun of the Dead. It was the movie written by Simon Pegg, amd Edgar Wright. It takes place in England. It is a horror, comedy, love story rolled in to one movie. Shaun of the Dead came out in 2002. This is a very funny movie.
The main characters in the movie are Shaun, Ed, Liz, David, Mum, and Philip. Their jobs are to stay alive while the Zombie attack is going on around them in London. The thing you have to remember is if you get bitten you turn in to a zombie, and to kill a zombie, you must destroy the head and brain.
Through out the movie you hear repeated lines that get you to laugh. Som of those lines are: "You've got some red on you," and "Big Al says that dogs can't look up!," and "Who the hell put this on? It's on Random!"on a scale of 1-10 I give this an 8 8/9 stars