I Am Legend

Jan. 6th, 2008 12:57 am
thisearthlyride: (Default)
So the movie was ok. Not something I'd necessarily recommend, because it's all been done before. But if you like viral apocalypse-type movies with un-dead thingies, by all means rush out to see it.

My real issue was the number of kids in the audience. We were sitting next to a few kids- best guess on ages are 10-12 years. Now, I watched a lot of PG-13 and even R movies when I was younger. Of course, many of those ratings were due to "adult content" (like seeing the naked breasts of a native woman in the South American jungles *gasp!*) and they were not horror genre.

A PG-13 rating doesn't mean a movie's not scary, it just means there isn't swearing or naked breasts or gore. I won't give out any spoilers, but I find it hard to believe that a small kid isn't going to have nightmares or insist on sleeping with the lights on after seeing this film. WTF, people?

Here are just a few examples of some PG-13 rated movies I would never let my 10 year old see:

1408
Boogeyman
Darkness Falls
One Missed Call
Stay Alive
The Grudge
The Messengers
The Ring

I could go on and on (and grrr about the kids at rated R movies, too) but I won't. Bottom line- I think people should be checking out these movies before dragging their 10 year old along with them. If nothing else, the parent/s will sleep better without their kid clinging to them all night...

Earthlings

Nov. 30th, 2007 01:50 am
thisearthlyride: (wheel of fortune)
My God.

I just watched over 30 minutes of the film "Earthlings" on Google video.

Description from the official website:"EARTHLINGS is a feature length documentary about humanity's absolute dependence on animals (for pets, food, clothing, entertainment, and scientific research) but also illustrates our complete disrespect for these so-called "non-human providers."

More Under Here )
thisearthlyride: (wheel of fortune)

I cannot wait to see this! I'm sure it'll turn me into an even bigger hippie than I already am....


thisearthlyride: (Default)
Children of Men was an amazing movie. I cannot even begin to describe how or why it moved me so, but it's something everyone should see. I've loved Clive Owen ever since I saw him in Beyond Borders but this performance was just amazing... I highly recommend everyone see it ASAP.
thisearthlyride: (jesus xmas)
Went to see "The Good Shepherd" today. Not at all what I thought it was going to be, but I really enjoyed it. Angelina was gorgeous, as usual, even though there was not nearly enough of her. I didn't leave the theater saying "wow!" or "let's discuss the deeper meaning of the movie" but I would recommend it if you're in the mood for a bit of a history lesson made fun :)

As for the title of this post, do you know about Mithras? Mithras was born of a virgin on the 25th of December. His worship involved baptism, the partaking of bread marked with a cross and wine as sacrificial blood. Sundays were sacred. And all of this dates as far back as 1400 BC.

Here are a couple links about Mithraism:

Mithras & Mithraism
Temple of Mithras

Anywho, history lesson is over. Enjoy your festivus, whatever brand it may be!

P.S. Something for your amusement )

Hard Candy

Oct. 21st, 2006 11:42 pm
thisearthlyride: (hertzfeldt queen of france)
Holy crap!

Just finished watching "Hard Candy." I seriously had no idea how insanely messed up that movie was going to be. Not scary in a horror flick kind of way. Scary as in "humans are f'ing insane!"

Now to go watch something mind-numbing so I don't have crazy dreams...
thisearthlyride: (inner fag)
Rented a few movies on Sunday and just finished them.

"Silent Hill?" A waste of friggin' time. I've seen people at a bus stop that scared me more than this movie did. Blah freakin' blah.

"40 Year Old Virgin" was considerably funnier than I thought it would be. And the waxing scene? Yeah, I sympathize.

But I have to say that "Thank You For Smoking" was the best. It's humorous but smart, and has perhaps one of the best lines I've heard recently:

"The great state of Vermont will not apologize for its cheese!"

Seriously, though, watch it if you haven't already. Sheer brilliance.

Now I have to stop watching movies and be productive. The leaves won't rake themselves, nor will the bookshelves magically walk to their intended resting spots. But until the sun comes back up, I'll have to be content in ordering a dishwasher to replace the wine fridge in the kitchen. If I drank wine it might be worth it, but my inner fag is screaming, "get rid of the dishpan hands so there's more time for decorating!"

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