Ed and Lorraine Warren Take on The Enfield Poltergeist

I really hope that Ed and Lorraine Warren, as well as their stories continue to be a source of jump scares, chills and goosebumps for the next decade. Patrick Wilson and Vera Farmiga are fantastic in the roles and James Wan has made wonderful strides as a director. Hopefully the creative team can maintain the current level of restraint, releasing new chapters every three years, or so, instead of yearly then maybe the "Warren series" could go down as one of the great horror franchises.
This is of course, assuming The Conjuring 2: The Enfield Poltergeist (hate that name BTW, The Enfield Poltergeist would be much better) is is as good as The Conjuring.

Meta-Tation on Jazzpunk

A friend gifted me Jazzpunk for Christmas, it's been on my wishlist for a spell and though I knew nothing about it, the game has always been highly regarded by fans of indie games. 

Now that I've played it, I can say with certainty that it's a must play. The sheer level of creativity, referential humor and interactivity in this game is a bit astounding.

Getting my Groove Back (Hopefully)

I've been trying to get back into the groove of consistently writing every day. It seems I have this problem, wherein I overly complicate the posting process in an effort to enhance quality, ultimately though I end up losing steam due to the amount of effort and/or time it takes to post.

So, with that said, here's me crossing my fingers and tapping my thumbs, just like I use to--once upon a time.

Go And Watch The Guest

Yet another great addition to my Halloween movie lineup. A fresh take on the PTSD thriller genre, which borrows elements from traditional slasher films. All that plus Matthew Crawley (Dan Stevens), who's unrecognizable!

I rarely tell people this (although, I've done it a lot recently), but don't watch any trailers. Go in blind and enjoy the experience.

3-2-1, Blast Off!

The bikes are aired up and ready to ride. One more step in my plan to have a more healthy active lifestyle (no more weekend couch potato-ing, well, moderate to light potato-ing).

Powers, Not as Bad as You Expected

The first episode is so-so, but second is pretty decent. All of the powers stuff is cheesy, costumes, effects, the whole shebang. Sharlito Copley's acting is really uneven, but the supporting cast picks up the slack. The super-villain is a fake-ass David Slade, but the reason I'll keep watching is Eddie Izzard.

In The Midst of Galactic Civil War

Three friends from work and I started a game of Star Wars - Imperial Assault today. This was my first experience with a tabletop RPG and it happened to be Star Wars themed, which was a major bonus. Great "DM", great scenarios, great fun!

My mom was a BAMF too

Random throwback photo to show my mom and my aunt we're BAMFs!

Turns Out Snowpiercer is the Bioshock 3 Gamers Have Been Waiting For

Joon-ho Bong's American film debut, Snowpiercer, has been on my watchlist since it was first announced back in 2012. Long before all of the studio edits and other movie biz controversy that ultimately postponed the film's initial theater run and long before Chris Evans dazzled everyone in ...Winter Soldier.

Recently, I sat down (finally) to watch the film via Netflix Watch Instantly and to my delight, I loved it. It contains all of the nuanced set/costume design, insane asian influence and powerful characterizations that get me excited about the art of filmmaking.

But even more interesting, looking back the one thing that struck me most about Snowpiercer, is how much its themes mirror those of video games. Primarily I'm thinking about Bioshock and Bioshock: Infinite. In fact, since seeing the movie I've taken to lovingly referring to the film as "Bioshock: Snowpiercer", or "Bioshock 3".

The question I want answered now though, is why the hell didn't someone tell me go see "Bioshock: Snowpiercer" back when it was still in theaters?

Been Reading The Walking Dead...

I have finally gotten back into the habit of reading The Walking Dead again, along with a few other comic series I've been reading over the past year off-and-on.

Watching the TV series, I'd forgotten how nuanced and emotional the writing of this graphic novel can be. Hollywood has a tendency to crank the "oh-shit-o-meter" up to eleven when a few well written words would suffice.