by meanlouise October 19, 2010 television

I’ve seen every episode of Supernatural way too many times. It’s not healthy, but I can’t control myself. I can’t even claim I can stop anytime, because that would be a lie. It seemed wrong not to re-watch at least one ghost-centric episode this month specifically in honor of Ghost Month. (Ghost Month? Is that […]

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by meanlouise October 14, 2010 movies

HELLBOUND is a wondrously hilariously terrible movie. How bad? This bad. It’s now available on netflix streaming. Your weekend plans just made themselves. You’re welcome.

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The Shining

by meanlouise October 11, 2010 movies

I watched Stanley Kubrick’s The Shining again. I’ve seen this movie a fair number of times but this is the first time I’ve seen a really good HD transfer of it. The richness of the colors was astonishing and the sound in 5.1? Way, way creepier than the terrible mixes I’ve heard in the past. […]

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Ghost: Could it really be as bad as I remember?

by meanlouise October 10, 2010 movies

In a word? Yes. The 1990 mega-hit Ghost starred Demi Moore, Patrick Swayze’s chest, Tony Goldwyn and Whoopi Goldberg. It was so awesome that it’s been reworked and is currently in previews before heading to London’s otherwise theatrically respectable West End as a musical. Of course it is. I would like points for having the […]

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Paranormal Activity

by meanlouise October 1, 2010 movies

Because we’re super-cool, we’re often way ahead the culture curve and see hip new things long before mere mortals do. Other times, not so much. Thus it was that Husband and I didn’t watch Paranormal Activity until over a year after it was released. It grossed almost $200 million at the box office, so I’m […]

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Is Andrew in the coffin? No one knows.

by meanlouise October 8, 2009 art

A few weeks ago, I posted about the excellent invitation I received to a new painting exhibit, House – 13 new works by Andrew Wodzianski. Tonight was the opening and the paintings are really great. I was meeting Veronica for dinner and drinks so I got to the gallery early – allowing me to get […]

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We have a winner!

by meanlouise September 16, 2009 art

Haunted houses and other spooky things will be the over-all theme of this year’s Halloween movie marathon. I was already leaning in that direction when I received a really cool item in the mail yesterday, which I took as a sign. I thought to myself, “Self, this looks like a little coffin.” Then House on […]

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Halloween is just around the corner

by meanlouise September 14, 2009 movies

So, Halloween is right around the corner and I need to get to work deciding what, if any, the theme of this year’s Halloween movie marathon will be. Last year it was Frankenstein’s Monster (mostly). Of course other movies worked their way into the mix, thanks to our Tivo, Overlord. I’m leaning towards werewolves. Or […]

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Frankenstein Fest (13 Days of Halloween)

by meanlouise October 30, 2008 movies

First up, was Barack Obama. Then, Bride of Frankenstein. I’d forgotten how wooden the preamble is. Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley, Percy Shelley, and Lord Byron gather on the proverbial dark and stormy night to babble about Mary’s unpublished novel. Mary is certain it’ll be published one day. Lord Byron rapturously summarizes the major beats of the […]

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Cat People (13 days of Halloween)

by meanlouise October 26, 2008 movies

Not the 1982 remake featuring Nastassja Kinski, the 1942 Val Lewton classic featuring the fabulous Simone Simon and all those gorgeous great cats depressingly contained in small cages with cement floors. (Guess which one is one the Library of Congress United States National Film Registry? Not the 1982 remake featuring Nastassja Kinski). It’s amusing to […]

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