Wednesday, July 25, 2012

So I'm sure you're already aware-

Although everyone everywhere is talking about it, I decided I should do a post on it as well. A couple days ago [I'm pretty sure it was last week..] there was a shooting at the Premiere of The Dark Knight Rises, where over 50 people were injured and 12 were killed. The suspected shooter was a guy named James Holmes [as seen below]
and he remains behind bars for the time being as he is only suspected. This kind of ordeal pisses me off. People go to see a movie, let alone a premiere; and some asshole decides to open fire on everyone. [can you believe that one of the people who were killed was a baby?!] It makes people feel unsafe, and really fucking pissed off. I know this feeling quite well because I work at a theater.. So it comes to no surprise that when I answer the phone [this actually happened yesterday], people are asking if we have security or if this has happened at our theater.. Fuck, I just don’t even understand- to make matters even worse, it seems that movie companies are just as worried about this as the viewers. For example, have you heard about an upcoming movie called ‘Gangster Squad’ ?
[yeah, this one- the one with Emma Stone. Probably the only reason I'll see it!]
[Come on, I'm sure I'm not the only one thinking she looks amazing...]
Well, Warner Brothers is debating [nothing is 100% yet] on editing the film; out of fear of the same thing happening.. I understand the reasoning, but I hope to hell and back they don’t edit it- primarily because if they do, it won’t be the first. By this, I simply mean, that more and more movies will be edited until we’re all watching children’s movies [and as a horror fan, that just won't do] !
[even though I despise the idea of this being remade, can you imagine it being edited to the point of being a child's movie? No, I don't want to imagine that either..]
Now, let’s rewind for a second- I had mentioned that over 50 people were injured [wounded, not fatally] so obviously, they’d be in the hospital right? Well, something amazing happened- this past weekend, a friend of mine sent me a thing on Facebook saying we should petition for Christian Bale [y'know, the guy who plays Batman in The Dark Knight Trilogy] to go to the hospital and actually go visit the survivors. Well, after checking Facebook this morning, I can confirm he actually went through with it!
Posted on Twitter, pictures of Christian Bale visiting survivors of the Dark Knight Rises cinema massacre in Colorado
This photo which was posted by Carey Rottman [above sitting with the huge arm tattoo] to Twitter. Carey was one of the 50 injured in the infamous shooting, and had posted two photos of himself with Bale on his Facebook page. This actually makes me happy, knowing that a guy like Christian Bale is willing to go to this level of humanity. I’d like to thank Bale for making an appearance- as it probably made this guy’s day! [let alone life, how many people can say they got a picture with Batman?] Anyways, I thought I’d fill you in on my thoughts, and if you have anything else on it- perhaps you can fill me in? I’m sure I’m not the only one who isn’t at all happy with Mr. James Holmes. Lastly, I’m curious- is there any movie you don’t want to see being remade/edited? Lemme know in a comment or two! Cheers.

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Insert crazy over dramatic title here!

So now I haven't posted here in almost a month?! That's terrifying! Sorry guys, it seems work really has taken over my life [this past weekend, and again this weekend; I have to work til 12am.. due to Batman:The Dark Knight Rises..] It's crazy.. I create a blog to write as much as I can- but I never seem to have the time; yet when I read other blogs, other bloggers have full time jobs, and children [Some should know I'm talking to them] and they find the time to write insane amounts of posts, while I look lazy. I feel like terrible knowing I haven't been on here enough lately, but I PROMISE I will be. Anyways, on to today's topic- Childhood Dreams and Escaping Reality.

We all have/had them. Dreams of conquering the world, or saving it- depending on the lifestyle you grew up around. This was probably due to trying to escape your reality. Let me explain- You know when you're like ten years old, and you tell yourself that when you're old enough- you're gonna don your cape, fly, save the world by kicking some ass? [okay, maybe not worded exactly like that.] Sometimes, it's important to still feel that way, because let's face it. By the time you are about 16 and onward, you are usually [not always] out of that thought process, and you're flipping burgers at some local joint down the street, hoping that you'll make something out of yourself one day. This is one of the concepts I feel is most true. As humans, I believe that we need to hold on to our childhood dreams, and find a way to escape harsh realities because if we don't; we're going to find ourselves boring- for lack of a better word. I don't understand why we have the rush to grow up. I mean, when we're younger- we can't wait to grow older; to be an adult; yet, as soon as we are adults- we aren't happy.. At least, not as happy as we had originally hoped. Suddenly, we have to pay bills and we have to go to work. We go from wanting to save the world, to wanting to save ourselves. Worst part is that sometimes, we aren't even good enough for that.

This is where the 'Escaping Reality' part comes in. I also find the belief of finding a way to escape reality, is one of the smartest things we can do.. it doesn't even have to be anything extremely difficult either.

[I love the fact that I was just thinking of using a screenshot from this movie, and I found one!]
Take myself for example- when I feel upset, 'out of it', or just want to run away from everything- I'll resort to my most prized possession; my DVD collection. I have over 140 DVDs, and for as long as I can remember, whenever I needed my escape, I'd put a DVD into the player- and just watch in awe. [I think this may add to the reasons I love Tim Burton so much..?] Even now, I do the same. I feel that it brings me to a new world, to avoid my own.. But enough about me; what are some of your childhood dreams? & what do you do to escape your very own reality? Let me know in the comments, or on the Facebook page [found here]. So as mentioned above- I realized how much I actually missed blogging, and I feel extremely terrible knowing it has almost been a month. I promise [pinkies crossed and all] that I'll be here more often, and not just once every month- cause that's just terrible. Until my next post [which better be soon], Cheers