Gail Ledford is a 29 year old dog lover from Georgia. She lost her best friend, Scarlett, after spending the better part of 13 years together in January of 2015. Her first children’s book, The Tail of Scarlett, is a tribute to that friendship.
Cabin in the Woods, Excuse me, THE Cabin in the Woods is a spectacular take on the usual horror cliche. It does this by being SUPER cliche and then explaining why all horror movies are that stupid. I’m not going to spoil anything, but, horror “movies” aren’t movies (wink wink). Cabin in the woods follows five stereotypes of teens as they spend their time out at an old uncles spooky cabin. You have the jock, slut, prude, pothead, and nerd/token black friend… Reviewing this movie is hard to do without revealing the twist because it is such a major part of the movie, but, just know that at a certain point it is no longer scary and turns into a sci-fi suspense! I can’t handle scary movies, however the story of this is so good that I really don’t care. If you are like that too this is definitely for you!
Sure the plot has massive holes in it, and sure, if you break down every little thing that happened to these people for this movie to go the way it did it would be mathematically impossible. BUT, did you see how cool this whole movie looked?! This movie follows Jackson Curtis and his family as they struggle to escape the end of the world as we know it while in the middle of a HUGE city. Also, this movie follows Adrien Helmsley on his road to discovering the world will end and trying to save as many people as possible… I’m not gonna lie, this movie sat on the top of my all time favorite movies for YEARS on end and is still the best disaster movie of all time in my opinion. However, I count a “good” disaster movie by how fucking spectacular it looks, sounds, and makes me go “woooooow”. That is all I did this movie, so I don’t blame it for having little to no story, and one that makes no sense when it decides to pop in. The acting is fair, the story is meh, but to this day it looks spectacular! (Please view on big screen with surround sound)
PS. I forgot about Woody Harrelson. He’s awesome. Obviously.
What seems like a wonderful new take on romance and a movie about working with technology, quickly takes a turn for what is sadly just a rip off of an already nearly perfect movie. Although it is possible there is more to this movie than just being a clear “Her” rip off, it is unlikely. It opens with Retta (who might be a saving grace foe this movie) yelling at her team to find a new voice for their Siri-like system. Martin Starr then decides to use his wife’s voice, played by Mae Whitman, for the program. An aspect of this I really liked is how it used formulas and charts in the trailer to show work and what-not. I really hope that is a big aspect to this film!.. Sadly though this trailer kept becoming more and more of a Her wannabe as it went on. Joe (Starr) began to fall in love with the voice/operating system that is his own wife’s voice instead of his actual wife… From what I’ve read about this movie there is a bit more to it but if they wanted to get any of that across, they failed with this trailer.
FOR ALL OF YOU THAT DON’T KNOW JACKSEPTICEYE IS A YOUTUBE GAMING PERSONALITY… Okay, I’m done. I just wanted to do my intro screaming too… Jacksepticeye has uploaded two videos a day every day for a few years now and is my favorite gaming personality. Don’t get me wrong, I have a lot of people I watch, but, I always seem to go back to him. Jack has a knack for yelling, and cussing. A trait most YouTubers have, yet, I never have the feeling he is pandering to his audience and he always is having a great time. On top of that he is one of the fastest growing channels of all time yet he has remained humble and down to earth… When it comes to Jack there is something for everyone. Whether you want to watch a 5 minute montage, a 10 minute horror game, a 3 hour unedited video, or just listen to him tell a story. You will find something for you.
Swing and miss… I’m a sucker for comedies, party movies, raunchy, and all four main characters. Even if every other person in the world hated this movie I should have loved it. Yet, here I am struggling to remember much about it when I watched it only a few days ago. Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates! A comedy starring Zac Efron, Adam Devine, Anna Kendrick, and Aubrey Plaza. A Movie in which two party animals are demanded to bring two nice girls to their sisters wedding and two terrible people fool them into bringing them… Now, the premise is awesome and I did laugh a few times… When the Massage dude was giving that erotic massage, and when Adam Devine was explaining the chocolate lollipop thing… Other than that I had chuckles. BUT, a movie thats sole purpose is to make you laugh should have you rolling and I most certainly was not rolling. With these four actors it took a god awful script to make this movie bad and that is what we got. On the plus side I saw Anna Kendricks butt, other than that I see no reason to watch it again.
Its strange to think that I have spent sixty dollars plus on games and a nine dollar game has entertained me longer than most of those… Game Dev Tycoon has SKYROCKETED into one of my all-time favorite games very quickly. It is incredibly simplistic in nature yet amazing… You start out as a video game developer in the 1980’s making games in your garage. You name your game, pick what it is about, and then decide what attributes are most important and let it out into the world! Time progresses and more systems are released and you make engines that make better games and eventually move into bigger and better offices… This game SEEMS small. But, the more I play it the more I discover amazing things. You make massive release games that make you millions, hire designers to help you, go to game conventions, make MMO’s, and EVEN your own systems when you become the best of the best… Easily the best part of this game is the story though. Going through the years and seeing the real progression with games and systems over time. Speaking of systems, to ovoid law suits they made the best names for them such as GameSphere, PlaySystem, and MBox!.. I got lost for hours straight playing this game, and I’m sure you will too. Who doesn’t want to make the best game the world has ever seen?
I’ve never seen an anime before (unless you count Avatar). I tried watching them a long time ago and I didn’t like them AT ALL. So, I came to the conclusion that I would never watch an anime again… Well I watched an Anime again and I’m here to tell you that I didn’t hate it! It was actually very exciting. I watch so many movies and TV shows and observe them so closely that I can predict what will happen almost immediately. I tried that at the beginning of this and got literally every prediction wrong!.. Attack on Titan follows a civilization drove to near extinction by “Titans”, large humanoid things that get off on eating people. After near extinction the humans erect walls and learn to fight back. I’m not going to tell you what I predicted and what ACTUALLY happens, but none of them overlap… The first thing that hooked me into this show was that they don’t hold back on the violence and gore. Which is good! Giants eating people alive is going to be very very bloody. The next was the score and soundtrack. Oh my god this score is so bad-ass that I want to get it on a CD and listen to it on road trips!.. Something I will say though is that all three main characters are the most annoying little shits I have ever seen. I struggled to keep watching on so many occasions with their over the top anger, crying, and stupidity. And, if it weren’t for the MASSIVE cliffhanger at the end of ever episode I would have quit… So, if you are new to anime’s and want to get into them I recommend this one as a great starter.