Monday, December 31, 2012

2012; Another year gone by

So here we are, another year gone by. Hard to believe that it's already going to be 2013 tomorrow.. [spoiler alert; we survived the apocalypse] I figured I should post at this time because I actually run off to work today at 4 and work from 12pm to 11pm tomorrow.. so now sounds like an idea. What can we say about 2012? Well, a lot of shit happened. We got all sorts of awesome movies while others weren't really worth watching. 2012 also brought surprises, and talks of remakes that seem like fucking nightmares to fans of the original[s] while other remakes sound like a really good idea. [I'm talking about you,"Carrie"] So let us begin this final 2012 post with a snapshot of what I feel was worth talking about in 2012..

Warren's TOP 5 FAVORITE MOVIES/TV SHOWS from 2012: [no particular order] 

Number 1; ParaNorman


This was one of those movies that looks like it's for kids, but there is clearly hints that it's deemed towards adults. It had a lot of throw back to older horror films, and the animation was just plain awe inspiring. Definitely can't have a top 5 of 2012 without ParaNorman on the list- it was both cute, enjoyable and creepy; All wrapped in one.
Number 2; Dark Shadows

Here is the part where I seem a little bias. As you may or may not know, I am a HUGE Tim Burton fan; [I own every movie he's ever directed] so it comes to no surprise that when I heard he was making "Dark Shadows", I was obviously excited. However, although I enjoyed it a lot, I can't say it was my favorite Tim Burton flick [I will always prefer Ed Wood] 

Number 3; Frankenweenie

Another Tim Burton movie?! Absolutely!  This one was probably the one I preferred over the 2 Burton flicks on this list; It was both creepy & somewhat adorable. As other Tim Burton fans will tell you, this one was actually a remake! The original can actually be found on the 3 disc special edition of A Nightmare Before Christmas under the special features. [the original is from 1984]
Number 4; American Horror Story

 Although technically from 2011, I actually got to the show late.. as in one year later late. I was always told by friends that since I like scary/horror movies, that I'd actually really enjoy this show. Somehow, I put it off until this year- and holy fuck did I miss out. This show is just has so much feeling attached to it.. Funny, Scary, Creepy, Quotable, Amazing. Certainly on my top 5; I fully recommend it!
Number 5; The Avengers

Obviously, this movie was a must on this list because I'm a Marvel fan. It was entertaining to watch and there was a ton of awesome scenes. As much as I expected my favorite superhero not to be in it [Spider-Man isn't an Avenger] I still really really enjoyed it. I will admit however, I saw this for the heroes.. not just for Scarlett Johansson. Although she certainly made the movie more enjoyable. 
So there they are- 5 of my favorite movies/TV shows of 2012! As expected, there is way more that just these 5 that I enjoyed this past year, [I mean who could forget "The Amazing Spider-Man" or the new seasons of Dexter?] but there is no way I could fit them all into one posting. Bring on 2013.. I'll be posting a shit ton more than this year, since I have Fridays off school. [and not as much work; due to being at school] Happy New Years Everyone!

Thursday, December 20, 2012

So apparently the world is ending tomorrow.. but I'm not here to worry about that.

well the time has finally come upon us.. "The End Of The World" is tomorrow. [or at least it is for me, being in Canada- I guess it kind of depends on where you live..] However, not everyone thinks that the world is coming to an immediate halt just yet; me included. I don't know if I am willing to accept the idea of the world ending after we had been told it was already suppose to about 5 to 10 times already.. and yet NOTHING. Besides, the world can't end tomorrow- I get paid tomorrow! [hey, I thought it was funny..] Seriously though, I have to work for all week Christmas as it is, and even New Years ! So I'd like to be safe knowing I'm going to have atleast today and tomorrow off.. Every where you look there is talks of the end of the world- and even if you search the date "12-21-2012", one of Google's "did you mean"s is "End Of The World". Everywhere I turn, there is something else about the world ending, and I'm sure I'm not the only one getting tired of it. The idea that everything is going to end again.. is getting kind of bland.

Let's change the topic, because the idea of the world ending is going to get kind of fucking annoying. [cue the Facebook posts] As mentioned above, I'm working most of the remainder of December. [all Christmas week is gonna be dull at a theater, but who really knows?] & I'd love to take the time to blog a whole bunch like I said I wanted to [thankfully school is coming? ..never thought I'd say those words together] but for now, I only have today and tomorrow off then it's off to crazy work times. For this post however, it's going to be in the new format that was used in the post beneath this one..[and they all will be from now on.. at least most] 
POINT #1- Rob Zombie's Lords Of Salem finally has a release date: with the trailer already out [it can be found here] , the movie will be premiering in theaters April 26th,I can safely say I'm stoked for this to be released. As a huge fan of The Devil's Rejects & House Of 1000 Corpses, I'm glad to know we're finally getting a new Rob Zombie flick- especially since he's demanding an R rating on it.

POINT #2- Pacific Rim looks fucking bad ass: I'm gonna go ahead and assume all of you hardcore movie fans have already seen the trailer for this [if not you can watch it here] and it's looking pretty extreme. Now although many people are saying that it's looking like something out of a robot anime show; I think it seems like a decent idea for a movie like this to come out- at leastit isn't another possession movie [cough* Paranormal Activity 5]
 POINT #3- Wolverine will be returning in X-Men: Days Of Future's Past: Straight from Bryan Singer's Twitter account [Singer is going to be the director of the movie], he welcomes Hugh Jackman himself as Wolverine, just the way we like it, I just hope he's not just a cameo like he was in X-Men:First Class, although I will admit, that was the best surprise cameo ever..

So there you go, a few more points in the world of geek/horror, and some general updates on the author; me. What do you guys think? is the world truly going to end tomorrow? Am I gonna survive at work through Christmas- or is it going to be really slow because no one wants to see a movie? until my next post. Cheers.

Saturday, December 8, 2012

"That is excellent news indeed, Sir.. & news you say?"

If you're a fan over at the Facebook page [found here], I posted a small note saying that there is good news headed to the way of the readers of Firework Eyes & Haunted Hearts. [even if it does seem like it would be more of a positive for me..]  Usually, I tend to apologize greatly for not posting a lot during a month [or as it seems, every month- sigh] due to school, and work. However, I got my schedule for school next semester yesterday, and I came across something fantastic [at least, I think it is]; seems that this semester [from January 7th to April 28 2013] I actually have Fridays and Mondays off ! I find this extremely helpful because then I get a 4 day weekend- therefore, giving me more time to Blog !

Thanks Kip, you're an alright kid.
  Seriously though, I think this is fantastic, because I'm going to make up for all the lost days I could have blogged and post dozens upon dozens new posts; especially since now I have the time for it ! Also, I find it extremely helpful because then I can actually create and posts the VLOGs I kept telling myself that I was gonna make for a YouTube channel I was planning previously.. In other news, let us get into the news that I'm really here to post about; nerd & horror news !
  • POINT #1- Jumanji is getting a remake;I'm sure you all remember this movie: Jumanji was about a young boy who gets sucked into a board game for a whole bunch of years, only to be finally freed when two new kids move into his old house [that he grew up in] and pick up where he left off years later..  I don't know if I'm okay with a remake of this; although I don't think I'd know for sure unless I were to rewatch it at some point soon to know for sure. [perhaps a movie review from my inner child is in order?] It's pretty well the movie of my childhood so I'm kind of skeptical about this one[even if it did terrify me... Points for being a '90s kid !] Hollywood did remake A Nightmare On Elm Street..ugh.
  • POINT #2- Kick-Ass 2 has an official plot synopsis that has been revealed- according to my friends over at GeekTyrant, Kick-Ass 2, the sequel to the amazing first film [seriously, if you haven't seen it; and you like superheroes..see it.] has finally got a synopsis that has been posted online: & I'm gonna share it here for you;
    "Kick-Ass, Hit Girl and Red Mist return for the follow-up to 2010's irreverent global hit: Kick-Ass 2. After Kick-Ass' (Aaron Taylor-Johnson) insane bravery inspires a new wave of self-made masked crusaders, led by the badass Colonel Stars and Stripes (Jim Carrey), our hero joins them on patrol. When these amateur superheroes are hunted down by Red Mist (Christopher Mintz-Plasse)—reborn as The Mother F%&*^r—only the blade-wielding Hit Girl (ChloĆ« Grace Moretz) can prevent their annihilation.." [you can read more about it here]
    POINT #3-  As a horror fan, I figure the last point I'll share is from a show I only recently got into: American Horror Story. [you can give me trouble now or later for taking so long to FINALLY watch season1]  If you've seen the show, you'll know that it is creepy, twisted and very fucked up. [which makes me wonder about Ryan Murphy, who created the show; considering he also created Glee?] Either way, it's fantastic. Now, one of the main characters in season1 [and even season2] is played [amazingly might I add] by Jessica Lange. Who completely changes characters from season 1 to 2. In season2 however, she plays a Nun [as seen below] and she does it so well, it's terrifying.
    Now, the point I'm getting to. Some viewers, like myself, feel that she's the driving force being American Horror Story; by this I mean, she's so good at playing her character- I can't imagine the show without her. With season2 just wrapping up [five episodes to go til the finale], fans are going nuts for another season; however Jessica Lange claims that contrary to what people are saying.. she might not be in season3. It hasn't been confirmed but it's possible..
     So there you have it; a HUGE update- both personal stuff and geek/horror news- & the best news of all.. lots of posts coming up in the new year ! [especially since I have the time.] So keep an eye out for movie reviews, rants, and just general knowledge in the world of geekery and horror. Til then, Cheers.