Fright Night (2011)

Fright Night (4 out of 5 Graves)

As far as vampire movies go, this is a decent enough work.  It’s a bit silly and makes no sense at times, but the combination of Colin Farrell, Anton Yelchin, and Imogen Poots are so alive on screen, it doesn’t really matter.

So, I liked the movie, it was worth the $15 bucks I paid on iTunes to get it, especially since four of us watched it and enjoyed it.  There was plenty of action and a good bit of hot ass, so what more can you ask for?

So now that you know its worth watching and got 4 out of 5 graves, let’s do some damage and complain some.

First of all, Does Christopher Mintx-Platz (Ed) never age?  That’s just creepy. He looks just like he did in Superbad.

If you really think your buddy was eaten by a vampire, do you really wait around until dark and then go into his house?

In what world would you break into a vampires house? And why would you do anything at night?

I know it was supposed to be a horror movie, but half the movie was just black.  No color, no images, just darkness. I know the director was trying to build some suspense, but it was so overdone it got annoying.  It’s a movie, not an audio book.  Give me something to look at.

And finally, and I am sorry Imogen Poot, but your God Damn eyebrows in this movie should have been waxed and died.  it looked like you had giant catepillars stuck to your face above your eyes!!! (don’t get me wrong, your still hot, so if you want to be pissed at me please come and slap me in person) I just think the blond hair with deep black eyebrows looks odd.


Furies of Calderon – Codex Alera Book 1

Furies of Calderon (Codex Alera, #1)Furies of Calderon by Jim Butcher

My rating: 5 of 5 stars



$9.99 seemed like a lot for an e-book, but I love the series so I didn’t have a choice.

Having said that, going back to Tavi, Amara, Bernard, Isana, and Fade is like going back to visit old family. The first book feels a bit awkward in spots, but I know that the series was just getting warmed up.

I’ll update my review in a day or so when I finish it up. 🙂

Entry 2…I’m about 85% through at this point, but now that we are into the meat of the book I remembered why it’s such an awesome series. The love affair growing between Bernard and Amara, and the first blush of love (and other things) between Tavi and Kitai.

I’m about to get to the finale of the battle at the end, and the partial reveal of Fade’s true self. Its one of my favorite parts of this book, and actually this series.

A great book, but I still think 9.99 is too much for an ebook that isn’t a new release.  I’ve already bought the paperbacks once and lost them in a move, so it just irks me.  All that aside, its a great opening novel to the Codex Alera.

Grim – Season 1, Episode 1

Episode  1, Pilot


Grim has a basic but interesting premise. The stories were actually case files, and the Grimms were the only people able to see through whatever glimmer the evils things put over themselves.  One of the descendants of those original Grimm brothers is now a local homicide detective, but he’s not aware of his families history, not yet at least.

The pilot was good, not great, but has potential. I defiently enjoyed the show and look forward to seeing more of the series.

Things I loved about this episode…

  • Aunt Marie is super creepy when she’s sitting there with her bald head chopping vegetables. You don’t know she’s a “friend” yet.
  • The way the super creepy things are amung us, lurking, hiding, feeding off us.
  • I love Aunties weapon laden trailer. I wasnt one.!!!
  • Aunt Marie (the librarian) is covered in knife wound scars.
  • The house in the woods has just that touch of menace to it. I wonder if it is a real house?

Things that I did not like about this episode…

  • If you’re a cop and you start seeing people as zombies and monsters maybe you would want to see a psychiatrist? It’s not like he has a gun or anything.
  • Hmm, did they shoot an unarmed man in the back as he ran? It seems a little extreme.