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Tuesday, June 8, 2010

my top 10 Disney Villains

hello! My best Friend Rhonny Reaper and I have worked together to produce this list of our favorite Disney villains. thats what we came up with I just hope that you enjoy the list as much as we enjoyed working on it.

10. Chernabog, Fantasia.
Deadly, strong, scary and fears nothing.has the ability of raising Gohsts and monsters! he makes the fire fly around him!

9. Queen of Hearts, Alice in Wonderland
"fat, pompous, bad tempered old tyrant" just like Alice calls her in the movie! loved watching her in the latest Alice in Wonderland movie, and enjoyed listening to her saying "Off with their heads!".

8. Lady Tremaine & Stepsisters, Cinderella.
Dreadful, mean, nasty, and ugly! all these are the characteristics of those three who made Cinderella's life as hard as possible! I never liked those spoiled girls or their mother. their demands list from Cinderella was never ending!

7. Scar, The Lion King.
Deadly, Strong, Liar, and betrayer. Killed his own brother and tried to kill his nephew in order to become a king. he is killed by the hyenas that he recruited to kill his brother.

6. Captain Hook, Peter Pan.
Mean, Foolish, and murderous. there is always amazing tone whenever he speaks! lost his hand and he has a hook instead of it. His clothes are always ruined in the movie and he is always crying for help!

5. Jafar, Aladdin.
evil, strong, smart, and dangerous. he is the most dangerous threat to Aladdin and his princess Jasmine. although he makes many attempts to kill Aladdin he keeps failing miserably.

4. Cruella De Vil, 101 Dalmations.
cruel and evil, just like her name suggests! hates dogs. she tried to turn all the 101 dalmatians into a fur coat. she fails miserable, and all the dogs live a happy life with their new family at the big farm.

3. Ursula, The Little Mermaid.
the sea witch who helps the unfortunates to achieve her own goals! She is powerful, Smart and could do anything she wants. she is killed at the end of the movie by prince Erik who comes to rescue Ariel and her father's kingdom from her.

2. The Evil Queen, Snow White.
"Mirror, Mirror on the wall who's the fairest one of all"yup thats her! she is the most evil one in my opinion of all the villains. she is the one who wanted the heart of snow white whose fault was being prettier than the queen. her heart is full of jealousy and hate. and she is one of the wickedest witches and mothers of all time.

1. Maleficent, sleeping beauty.
The mistress of all evil! she is Scarry, and her laugh is the scariest laugh of all the villains. she could have won against prince philip had she tried to kill him instead of just trying to stop him from reaching to Sleaping beauty, but hello! villian never win, not in Disney movies anyway! she was, is, and forever will be the most perfect villain of all.

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

My top 10 Witches of all time!

Hello and welcome back to the Flaming Sneakers! it has been a while since I've written and I absolutely apologize about that. that Internet was down at my house and I just got it back! i want to share with you my top 20 witches in movies and TV shows of all time. the list might not be perfect to everyone but it is perfect to me!

10. Paige Matthews, played by Rose McGowan.
yes she is the lovely funny young witch from the TV show Charmed. she is cute charming and very sarcastic. she always seemed to be adventurous and had a very strong will. She arrived to the show after the death of one of the Halliwell sisters, Prue Halliwell.

9. The Wicked Witch of the West, played by Margaret Hamilton.
This Evil, scary green skinned witch is one of the Scariest witches of all time! her image as the Black dressed, pointy hat had become the common image of a witch. Everyone that have watched the Wizard of Oz will remember her for sure.

8. Hermione Granger, played by Emma Watson.
This Gorgeous, intelligent, bossy, and insecure witch from the Harry Potter movies has earned her spot after the great performances that she has given to the audience and the fans of the Harry Potter movies. I can't wait to see her again in the last two movies.

7. Prue Halliwell, played by Shannen Doherty.
This stunning, powerful, and serious witch has earned the number 8 spot after the stunning performance in the TV show Charmed. She is the oldest of all the charmed ones and is considered to be one of the most witches of all time. She has always been the responsible one in the first 3 season, and her death was quite tragic. we missed you Prue in the rest of the seasons.

6. Sabrina Spellman, played by Melissa Joan Hart.
This irresponsible, pretty, funny witch has earned her spot on this list as well. everyone that watched the show enjoyed watching her spells go wrong, or her arguments with her lovable cat Salem! that witch will always be on my mind everytime I would think of witchcraft!

5. Grandma Addams, played by Blossom Rock.
This funny, trouble maker, foolishly good natured witch from one of the most lovable families in the American, in fact the world history, the Addams Family! who did not like to see her making potions, casting spells or even telling the future in the series. She is known for her morbid sense of humor, and her hobby, which I consider one of the weirdest hobbies ever, wrestling alligators.

4. Phoebe Halliwell, played by Alyssa Milano.
irresponsible, extremely sexy, always changing style, and intelligent witch from the show Charmed. She was funny, a love machine, yet the weakest of all the witches as she held no active powers for most of the 8 seasons. she is the one that died the most in the series totaling 9 times. she was referred by her sister in the first season as Ms. witch of the week.

3. Samantha Stephens, played by Elizabeth Montgomery.
This witch is the most different from all the previous witches! she is a witch that did not want to be a witch. she is the one who tried to tried to live a normal life away from the influence of her magical family. however her desire of being magic free would not last as she always had to twitch her nose and cast a spell to fix the problems!

2. Piper Halliwell played by Holly Marie Combs.
in my point of view, she is the prettiest of all the Charmed ones.. she is the responsible one in the seasons 4-8. she has always tried to get a normal life so she can raise her sons peacefully. her moments and reactions in the series will always be memorable to me. All I can say is, I love you Piper!

1. Willow Rosenberg, played by Alyson Hannigan.
Willow Willow Willow! tell me who doesn't remember that nerdy lovable witch from one of the most popular TV series of all time Buffy the vampire slayer? she is absolutely gorgeous, smart, and funny! after the performance that she threw when she turned to a Dark witch, I would be insane not to put her on the top of my list.

Sunday, April 25, 2010

the count Down continues, a review for the movie se7en by the fantastic blogger R.D. Penning

Hello and welcome back to the Flaming Sneakers! This time I have been given the privilage to post a review for the movie Se7en by the fantastic blogger R.D. Penning. Russ writes for the blog dead end Drive-in. Russ is one of the best bloggers that I have come across, he is a great friend and his reviews are always nice and unique. if you like this revie please feel free to check out his blog.
now lets get on with the review!

I don't care what everyone says, Seven is hands down my favorite David Fincher movie so far. I don't think it was necessarily intended to be a horror, but it has always given me chills. The plot as described over at IMDB goes as follows: This thriller portrays the exploits of a deranged serial-killer. His twisted agenda involves choosing seven victims who represent egregious examples of transgressions of each of the Seven Deadly Sins. He then views himself as akin to the Sword of God, handing out horrific punishment to these sinners. Two cops, an experienced veteran of the streets who is about to retire and the ambitious young homicide detective hired to replace him, team up to capture the perpetrator of these gruesome killings. Unfortunately, they too become ensnared in his diabolical plan.

This movie draws you in from the very start by thoroughly diving into each character. You feel for them from the very beginning, as they seem like normal people. Fincher gives you what you want and keeps it coming. He doesn't take much time before going right into the seven deadly sins. Each death seems to be more disgusting and creative than the next. How you view this movie could technically depend on your level of faith. Everyone knows what he is doing is wrong, but he is killing people who have sinned. This adds to the horror, especially for someone of deep faith. You will never sin again after watching this movie, haha. Tension grinds on your brain as you count down the sins. You know the next one is coming, and you can't help buy wonder which one he will do next. I felt the hair stand on my arms, and I got the sick feeling in my stomach. Keep in mind, I have seen this movie multiple times, and it still does it to me. To me it would seem this movie is a major inspiration for the Saw series. The creativity, theme, and gore definitely matches.

Andrew Kevin Walker delivered a script that was as close to flawless as one can get, and it was perfectly brought to life by Fincher. The acting, specifically by Brad Pitt and Morgan Freeman, was much better than I had anticipated. It's good to know that fifteen years after first seeing it, the film still holds its weight among the greats. The theme is so dark, and the film is shot just as dark. The scenes inside play out in dimly lit rooms, and dark damp areas filled with black and red colors. The scenes outside draw from depressing weather, and depressed extras. The veteran/rookie cop cliche got a bit old a couple of times, but I was surprised at how much they keep it hidden below the important aspects of the film. The side stories, or subplots, never seem to take away from the main case. Once the pace is set, it just doesn't let up, all the way to the riveting and shocking ending. This movie gets:

Entertainment Value: 9/10 Unmarked Packages
Cinematic Value: 9/10 Unmarked Packages

I'm really happy Seven made it into R.K.'s Top 30 Horror movies, and I am equally as happy that he chose me to do a review for him. If you haven't seen this movie, go buy it now, not rent, BUY!

Monday, April 19, 2010

The Countdown continues: a Review for Child's Play by Rhonny Reaper

Young Andy Barclay sees a commercial for a 'Good Guy' doll on TV, and asks his mother for one for his birthday. At work, Andy's mom and her friend discover a peddler selling one for a low price, and she buys it. What she doesn't know is that the particular doll contains the spirit of Charles Lee Ray, aka 'The Lakeshore Strangler', who died at the hands of police the night before and had transferred his spirit to the doll by voodoo. That night, Andy's babysitter is pushed from their 5th-floor window to her death, and only young Andy knows that 'Chucky' - the doll - is responsible for that a death and a series of murders that follow. Worse than that, the soul of Charles Lee Ray is trying to get out of the doll's body - and take over Andy's...
Child's play is the film that scared the hell out of everyone who ever had a doll in their house. The main character, Chucky, is the most memorable evil doll and one of the icons of horror. The film was a masterpiece of it's time. It's was a whole new take on the slasher films, which were so popular at the time, and a whole new take on the genre as a whole. It took something that everyone thought was so innocent and pure and turned it into a vision so fucked up that it made us throw out every last cabbage-fucking-patch doll our kids might have ever played with. And it did it with style. While the franchise may have taken a turn for the humorous and campy, the original Child's play was terrifying, horrific, and straight up scary. It has stood the test of time and became a staple of every horror collection for this very reason. When you hear the name Chucky, you don't think of your friend, cousin, or uncle...you think of a doll with red hair and homicidal tendencies. Child's Play is, simply put, one of the best.

Sunday, April 18, 2010

the countdown continues, a review for the movie Scream by the awesome writer Michael Varrati

Hello and welcome back to the Flaming Sneakers! this time we come with a spectacular guest post by the awesome writer Michael Varrati. Michael Varrati is a published author, journalist, and essayist. Often writing within and on the genre of horror, his works have appeared in such publications as Ultra Violent magazine, Open Thread, Messy Magazine, Luna Negra, and the web-based review site Fatally-Yours. Midnight Fright is his one and only official blog. Michael does not usually write for other blogs however he was generous enough to help me and allow me to post this review! please visit his blog if you like the review his blog is called midnight Fright, http://midnightfright.blogspot.com/.
here we go with the review!

Following an oversaturation of horror films on the market at the end of the ‘80s, most movie-goers had grown tired of the same old-same old at the multiplex. The genre, while occasionally having a gem here or there, had grown largely lazy and corporate, presenting very little material that was fresh and innovative.

But in 1996, something remarkable happened: One of the genre’s most famous names reemerged, reinvented himself, and blew the lid off of a whole new generation of fright.

That man was Wes Craven and that film was Scream.

…and love it or hate it, Scream changed everything.

The film tells the story of Sidney Prescott (Neve Campbell), an average teen girl whose life was ripped apart by the murder of her mother a year prior to the film’s opening. Although the (alleged) killer has been apprehended and Sidney has been allowed to return to the quiet mediocrities of high school existence, the peace is soon broken when a new killer begins stalking Sid and her classmates, systematically murdering them in the classic slasher formula. The deaths cause a sizeable panic, bringing the national media to town, and with them, Sidney’s old adversary, reporter Gail Weathers (Courtney Cox, in a masterful performance). With Gail in town, Sid’s friends dying, and a killer that seems to be targeting her specifically, the question is raised….did Sidney finger the wrong man for her mother’s murder or is there a new, more heinous killer on the loose?

With the stage set, the players brought together, and a clever murderer lurking in the shadows, Scream moves like a freight-train to its blood-soaked finale.

Of course, based on that description alone, one would assume that Scream was no different than a countless array of other slasher flicks, complete with final girl and disposable teens. That said, what makes this film so significant is not the basic plot but the minutia of its content. This is one of those flicks where the devil is in the details.

The film is fueled by a love of horror and all that has come before it…and not so discreetly. Loaded with blatant references to other horror films, Scream is a meta-filmic event of a monumentally postmodern level. From a character who teaches his fellow teens the “rules of surviving a horror movie” to a killer whose third act reveal gleefully acknowledges the whole murder spree was inspired by horror films, Scream keeps tongue firmly planted in cheek, giving the audience a knowing wink.

In essence, Scream is the ultimate love letter to horror cinema and its fans. It can be appreciated and embraced by those outside the genre, but also serves as a brilliantly constructed and knowing homage for those of us who have grown with horror over the years. The film took an industry that was floundering and gave it a kick in the balls. It reminded fans AND filmmakers that horror can be fun and fresh again, inspiring a whole generation to get up off their duffs and get to producing quality work.

These days, pale imitations of Scream are a dime-a-dozen, and while too many movies may contain that knowing wink that Craven used with such zest, it does not diminish the impact of this landmark motion picture.

Scream set the stage for the next decade, maybe beyond…and if it just seems that too many movies are like it now, it is only because it is the movie standard to which so many horror films aspire.

To make a long story short, Scream is one of those movies that is definitive of its genre. So, if you haven’t seen it…maybe it’s time you get defined.