you know how much pressure there is on girls to be good at every video game they play, because if they fuck up once there’s going to be a heck of a lot of people saying how girls suck and how they shouldn’t play video games
Whites riot over pumpkins in NH and Twitter turns it into epic lesson about Ferguson, aka The Best of #PumpkinFest, PT 1. #staywoke
This film by Ti West (the guy who directed the first film on our countdown this year), is a bit quieter than most horror film, and instead, the patience of the film is what should be commended over quick jump scares. Each character slowly becomes more and more tense as the question of otherworldly spirits being around is called into question.
It is the last days for the Yankee Peddler Inn, and so the last two employees, Luke and Claire, are just trying to get through the weekend before it is completely shut down and they no longer have any jobs. Worried about money, they hope that scoring a few shots of ghosts that are supposed to haunt the Inn will get them exactly what they need. Who wouldn’t pay to see real life ghost footage?
As a few guests check in for the weekend, getting stranger and stranger as the days wear on, Claire and Luke call into question the validity of the hauntings, as well as to whether or not all of the guests have ulterior motives for being there.
Reilly’s Rating: 9/10
To help humanize the overwhelming statistics, Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer and senior staff photographer at Getty Images, John Moore, visited an Ebola treatment center of the organization, Doctors Without Borders in Paynesville, Liberia. At the treatment center, survivors spoke about the brothers, sisters, husbands and wives they lost due to the disease. They also spoke of recovery, stigmas they continue to face in their villages and renewed hope.
When the split between Russo and Romero took it’s turn, Russo came out with a set of movies that he thought better represented what he wanted the living dead to be like, and thus, the Return of the Living Dead series was born out of a break over Night of the Living Dead.
Where Romero was interested is more of a serious tone with political undertones, Russo was interested in just about the same thing, but he was far more interested in a slapstick approach to his politics. Granted, only Return of the Living Dead seems to make any sort of actual political statement, but the others have a few themes littered about their rather poorly constructed plotlines.
But that’s what makes the first two Return of the Living Dead films so much fun. They are just so easy to make fun of because they recognize just how silly their premise is!
They are filled with punk kids, talking zombies that want to EAT YOUR BRAINS BRAINS BRAAAAAAAINS, and some actors even appear in both films as different characters (yet still talk about things that happened in the previous movie). They are a glorious fanfair of gore, giddiness, and everything that you want from a cheesy schlock film from the 1980s!
Enjoy the heck out of them, and take your brain out for a moment.
Return of the Living Dead: 9/10
Return of the Living Dead Part 2: 8.5/10
I shit you not....
- Guy: Sir Reilly, huh?
- Me: Yeah, it's been on my nametag for a year now.
- Guy: I ask people to call me Fuhrer all the time.
- Me: Oh....that's, well, that's nice....
- Guy: You know, like Hitler.
- Me: I got it. Yeah. Here's your drink.
- *Moments later*
- Manager: That guy said that you were incredibly rude to him.
- Me: ARE YOU FUCKING SERIOUS?
And like, YESSSSSSSSSSS for more women in that movie, and YESSSSSSSSSSSSS for a robin being included….
but like, I don’t like Frank Miller’s take on batman, and I feel like this is just turning into more of that Dark Knight Returns super angry hates the world and everyone in it Bruce, and like, I fucking hate that Bruce even more than I hate Bruce in general. The only good thing that I really enjoyed in The Dark Knight Returns was Carrie Kelley, so that’s great.
I’m SO CONFLICTED!