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Contracted: Lesbians, STD’s and Ghouls

So Herp suggested that I watch the movie Contracted (or demanded, but who’s keeping track), requesting a review of said movie. Now, generally speaking, I fully appreciate the discussions we have regarding movies, and most of the time our tastes align. However, there is one genre that we often don’t see eye to eye on, and that would be any movie that falls close to the horror genre. I am not a horror movie fan. Before you shout expletives at the screen (depending on which side of the line you fall) let me explain. I can certainly appreciate a movie in the genre, however, the crutches that horror directors usually fall upon do not often appeal to me. Sure, I can appreciate a good decapitation, laugh at a tongue-in-cheek death scene, and sit on the edge of my seat at a thrilling zombie flick, but these stereotypes just don’t get my goat as much as, say, a well directed action sequence. Both can fall into the same traps of cheesiness, or corniness, or over-doneness, I just appreciate the latter more. That being said, I decided to give the movie a try. Click to continue reading …

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Alien Isolation: Yes, you ARE going to die…

Ok, so let me preface this with a small disclaimer. I am a HUGE fan of both the original “Alien” and Ridley Scott in general. So, when I heard about Alien: Isolation I pretty much threw my pre-order money at the game as quickly as I possibly could. That being said, this blog post was not planned and has been hastily written as a first impression “response” to much of what I’ve read and heard about the game from others. Click to continue reading …