Tuesday, May 9, 2017
Thursday, February 2, 2017
I have been mainly absent from social media for these reasons alone. I really have had it with the division in this country. People are easily hurt on a daily basis. Groups are constantly rising up to claim misconduct and unfair treatment. Everyone has an issue and they take to social media to share it with the world. Drama. Tons and tons of non-stop drama.
What does this have to do with Scream Paranormal though? Well, one of the main reasons I dropped out of the spotlight of the paranormal was for the very same reasons. Drama, complaints, back stabbing bullshit. Self entitled people looking for anything they get there hands on. TV shows, money, fleeting fame, etc. Taking a look from the outside now, I see it as being pathetic. Unjust and ridiculous. All for what? For nothing, that's what. Am I bitter? Nope, just wiser from surviving it.
So what can be done about all this drama? Help others that need it. Most of the time, you will see that your life is not so bad when you help out in a soup kitchen, a vets center, or your community. You think your life is bad? View the other side of the tracks and maybe you will see what your life could've be like if you were dealt other cards. Life is a gift and should not be taken for granted.
...and for those laying blame to Trump for all your misery. Don't do it. Be the change. Do it for yourself. Don't rely on your government to make you happy. Help others and help yourself. Bitching about it won't help. Be positive and positive things will happen. Keep away from the drama and you will move towards a more positive life for you and everyone around you.
Thursday, July 21, 2016
Last night, my daughter walked up to me and asked, "Daddy, when are we going to see the new Ghostbusters movie?" That's when it dawned on me... I had absolutely no plans or ambition to see the new movie. It had nothing to do with the fact that it was a new, female cast replacing Bill Murray and the crew. It had nothing to do with the fact that I was against this movie being made either. It was just that I have been so busy with things going on that I never gave it much of a thought. Needless to say, we jumped in the car and went to catch the 7:15pm showing.
One thing I want to say about this film right off the bat is that I think they made a mistake on releasing this film during the summer. It seems like it would have been more fun around October. You know.. Halloween. That spooky time of the year. That being said, let's move on to the meat and potatoes of this review.
Did I like the film? I actually enjoyed it more than I thought I would have, I think of myself as being middle of the road when it comes to films. I like all sorts of genres. Comedies, horror, drama, etc. I think what aided me in my approval for this film was that my wife and daughter loved it. Sitting next to them and hearing them bust out laughing was the best part of the movie for me. I caught myself quite a bit of times laughing out loud myself which only proved that the film was a hit for me as well.
Kristen Wiig and Melissa McCarthy are great in this. I liked them together when they were in the 2011 movie Bridesmaids, and it was no different for the new Ghostbusters. Leslie Jones was great as well. She knows how to bring the funny when it requires it and is fearless when it comes to acting. However, the actress that stole the show and made me root for her character was Kate McKinnon. The movie left me wanting to know more about this insane, mad scientist and what other crazy things she could invent. She geeked out with 100% confidence and it showed flawlessly.
The cameos were pretty cool as well. Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Ernie Hudson, Annie Potts, Ozzy Osbourne, and Slimer were all awesome and surprising to see. I also love the fact that they dedicated the film to Harold Ramis. RIP Egon.
So, what would I give this movie score wise? I would say 8 out of 10 seems fair. I will most likely add it to my Halloween watch list every year as well. Ghostbusters is worthy to see on the big screen and I will definitely watch it again when I have the time to do so.