Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Halloween Movie Week 1

Dracula (1979) - This movie wasn't so bad. It was definitely higher quality than I expected from the 70's. It wasn't terrible either. It had story, it had plot, it was entertaining enough to keep us interested. Now, granted, you had to throw out everything you know about the novel Dracula - i.e. the fact that Lucy and Mina's rolls were reversed, and Mina was the daughter of Professor VanHelsing and Jonathan Harker was engaged to Lucy, blah blah blah ... Once you got past that it was all good. The man who played Count Dracula had crazy shifty eyes, but otherwise the acting wasn't too bad. I would recommend this to others as a good Halloween film. Rated R for 1979 standards, but I'd say it is now a mild PG-13.
Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Season 3: Disc 4 - Helpless, The Zeppo, Bad Girls, Consequences - Another four episodes of fun with the Sunnydale gang ... or not. We find our troupe of heroes battling the hell mouth, introducing new characters, facing their own demons, and eventually the separation and downfall of a slayer. Loved all of it.
Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Season 3: Disc 5 - Doppelgangland, Enemies, Earshot, Choices - It's nearing the end of their senior year and there is a lot of stuff going on with the Mayor, Faith, Willow, Demons, and of course vampires. This is the disc where Cordelia gets re-involved with the group (thanks to Wesley) and episode 18 that was originally not aired because it was supposed to air the week of the Columbine shootings in 1999. All in all, this was an excellent disc f fun episodes.
The Expendables - Yes, I know this isn't a Halloween movie, but we did go out to see it last week for date night. We were the only people in the theater, which was really nice for a change. (And might I add that NY Pizza over by the AMC theater in Layton is absolutely yummy, and zappole's were delicious (btw - no one questioned when I carried a hot, greasy bag of zappole's into the theater) I highly recommend eating there one day - in fact, I'm ready to go back.) Anyway, about the movie. I loved it. Lots of action, lots of blood, not too much plot to follow, but there was a plot at least... I have seen movies without one. The only real draw back to this movie is Sylvester Stallone, the guy is like 64 years old and still thinking he's an action hero. Can I just say "ew, gross." too many steroids for that fellow. The fact that Jason Statham was in the movie was all the reason I needed to see it. It was fun seeing so many action heroes in one film. Arnold Schwarzenegger and Jet Li are looking quite old.

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