Sunday, May 29, 2016

Movie Spotlight: The 5th Wave

The 5th Wave is a 2016 movie starring Chloë Grace Moretz, Nick Robinson, Ron Livingston, Maggie Siff, Alex Roe, Maria Bello, Maika Monroe, Liev Schreiber, and Zackary Arthur. It's based on a young adult novel by Rick Yancey. After an alien invasion has devastated the world, 16-year-old Cassie Sullivan (Chloë Grace Moretz) tries to rescue her 5-year-old brother (Zackary Arthur) before the fifth wave of attacks.

The 5th Wave is an unsettling movie about the horrors of alien invasion and a teenage girl's willingness to do whatever it takes to save her brother. It seemed more realistic than most alien movies (not over-the-top like a lot of them), and the aliens were real jerks. All of the actors gave great performances, especially Chloë Grace Moretz, who has been great in everything I've seen her in. : )

My rating: 7.5/10

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

New Ghostbusters Trailer

It's no secret that I'm excited about the new Ghostbusters's directed by Paul Feig (who directed Bridesmaids and a few episodes of Arrested Development, the greatest show of all time) and stars Kristen Wiig, Melissa McCarthy, Kate McKinnon, and Leslie Jones, so there's no doubt in my mind that I'll enjoy the movie. The movie's second trailer was recently released, so of course I had to share it here:

Less than two months to go...I'm planning on seeing it opening weekend, of course! : )

Sunday, May 22, 2016

Madame Tussauds Ghostbusters Experience

On July 1st, Madame Tussauds New York is debuting something that sounds pretty awesome: Madame Tussauds Ghostbusters Experience! The website describes it as a"paranormal encounter" and "hyper-reality experience" where you'll explore the subway, Ghostbusters headquarters, Times Square, and a haunted mansion with the 2016 Ghostbusters...and you might even get to bust some ghosts yourself. Advance tickets are available now and run from $29.75 to $49.75. I wish Madame Tussauds Hollywood was doing this too since I'll be in L.A. this summer. : )

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

The X-Files: The Haunting

The X-Files: The Haunting is a 1996 graphic novel by writer Stefan Petrucha and artist Charles Adlard. It includes five different stories:

"Hallow Eve": When odd deaths occur around recently-excavated bones believed to be those of Eve, the first female, Mulder and Scully try to find out why people are dying while in possession of the ancient remains.

"One Player Only": A computer programmer snaps and kills three coworkers and a security guard, and a virtual reality program he was working on may be the cause.

"Falling": A group of kids mistakes Mulder, who is suffering from radiation sickness, for an alien.

"Home of the Brave": Mulder and Scully are held hostage by white supremacist survivalists in Georgia.

"The Silent Blade": A man goes to work and kills nine coworkers with an antique sword rumored to be haunted by the demon slayer who once owned it.

I've been a fan of The X-Files since it first aired, but this is the first X-Files graphic novel I've read. Though I didn't enjoy it as much as some of the other graphic novels I've read (such as Archie, Jem and the Holograms, or Army of Darkness), I do want to read a few more in the series. : )

My rating: 7.5/10

Friday, May 13, 2016

Happy Friday the 13th!

If you're looking for something fun to do to celebrate Friday the 13th, Haunt Jaunts to the rescue! Check out their website for a list of haunted attractions that will be open today...if you live in Passaic, NJ, Rosharon, TX, Plano, TX, Canton, OH, Bedford, TX, or Wright City, MO, you're in luck!

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Saturday, May 7, 2016

Movie Spotlight: The Forest

The Forest is a 2016 movie starring Natalie Dormer, Taylor Kinney, Eoin Macken, and Yukiyoshi Ozawa. When Sara Price's (Natalie Dormer) twin sister goes missing in Aokigahara Forest (aka Suicide Forest), Sara goes to Japan to look for her. When she arrives in Japan, Sara meets a reporter (Taylor Kinney) who agrees to venture into Suicide Forest with her if he can tell her story...can they find out what happened to Jess, or will the spirits of the dead get them first?

I first read about Suicide Forest in World's Most Haunted Places magazine in late 2014, so of course I was interested to see a movie about it. I thought The Forest would be scarier (though to be fair, it's rare that I find a movie that scares me), but it was still a good movie with great performances. I was surprised by the ending too, and I like when that happens. : )

My rating: 7/10

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Happy Paranormal Day!

In case you didn't know, today is Paranormal Day (though shouldn't every day be Paranormal Day?)! In honor of this awesome holiday, I'm going to share my posts about paranormal places I've visited. : )

Roswell...finally! (The post that started it all):

The International UFO Museum and Research Center:

Visiting the UFO Watchtower:

Encounters: U.F.O. Experience

Also, since it's Paranormal Day, my book Paranormal Jokes and Haiku is on sale for 99¢...the sale runs through May 9th. : )

Paranormal Day Party