Archive for October, 2009

It Never Gets Old

October 20, 2009

A few months ago, my fiancée Jackie and I went to her dad’s house to play the Nintendo Wii that he recently purchased.  When it was my turn, I stepped up from the couch and began a game that required me to pantomime bowling.  After my first throw, I eyed up the screen to set up for a spare.  I wound back to take my shot.  The only problem was Jackie, who was sitting behind me, decided to get up from the couch to go the kitchen.

POW!  A Wii controller right to her eye, in front of her father no less.

We all have stories or have heard stories like this, and quite frankly, I have yet to get sick of any them.  Start watching this video at about the 5 minute mark and enjoy.

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As Promised

October 19, 2009

Last weekend, I finally got a chance to see Paranormal Activity, which is being hailed “the scariest movie ever.” (or at least the scariest movie of the decade).  Personally, I think it’s pretty ridiculous to make that kind of claim for anything.  Stating an opinion is one thing, but saying something like “Abbey Road is the best album ever” is profoundly retarded and only inspires people to prove you wrong.  That being said, Paranormal Activity was one of the scariest movies I’ve ever seen.

In case you are unaware of the plot, here it is.  A woman, claiming to have had supernatural experiences since childhood, and her skeptical boyfriend decide to set up a camera in their bedroom to capture any “paranormal activity” that may arise throughout the night (The couple’s camera is the only view offered throughout the entire film, a la Blair Witch).  As the movie progresses the occurrences intensify and the odds of you shitting your pants heighten.  I realize the plot probably sounds quite un-scary but trust me, it is quite terrifying.  The fact that most of scares come while the couple is sleeping combined with the sense of reality and snuff-horror style of filming will have you feeling about as uncomfortable as you ever have in a theater.

Outside of the last three seconds of this film, I thought it was damn near perfect.  And even those final sullied moments didn’t manage to ruin the rest of the movie for me.  I highly recommend checking this one out while it’s still in theaters.  There’s probably only 2 or 3 times a year that I will tell someone that it’s totally worth it to drop $9 on seeing a movie.  This is one of those times.

The Scariest Movie Ever (Maybe)

October 8, 2009

There’s a new film playing in select cities, Paranormal Activity, that is getting rave reviews for being “the scariest movie of the decade.”  (Ooooooooooh.)  You’d think I would’ve learned my lesson after movies like Lost Souls and The Mothman Prophecies promised similar things and left me sneaking into another movie afterwards so I could feel I got my money’s worth.

Nope. I haven’t learned a damn thing.  The marketing strategy has sucked me in again and I really wanna see this movie.  And there, my friend, is the rub.  You see, the closest theater playing it is in Madison, WI, and I am way too broke to make a 90 mile drive just to see a movie.

So now I must ask for your help.

According to the movie’s website, if 1,000,000 people demand that the movie be shown in their city, then Paranormal Activity will be released nationwide.  I’m not saying the movie is gonna be great.  I’m not telling you to see it.  I’m only asking you to click here and demand it so that I can see it.  I’ll waste the money and let you know if it’s worth $9.