Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter Trailer [HD]

I was hoping that the Pride and Prejudice and Zombies film would be out first, but this'll work too. 

Friday, January 27, 2012

The Hard Choices

So, as of this past Monday my oldest daughter began taking some anti-depressant medication as prescribed by her primary care physician. I'm still not entirely sure how I feel about it, but I know it really is the only option we have at this point. I mean, who wants to say that their daughter is on anti-depressants? It pains me to see her not fully experiencing her teenage years, and making so many poor decisions that could effect her future. Thinking back on my high school years (which were actually quite enjoyable), I know what she is missing out on by not being more socially active. With all that she has been through, I suppose we are getting off easy with only some minor acting out up to this point, but sometimes I see things churning beneath the surface. Things that worry me. Will she be equipped to be on her own when she's done with high school? Will she make it out of high school without ending up pregnant? Will she make it at all? I don't want her to be lost. I see so many other kids that are just...lost. I can only trust that we are doing everything we can to prepare her and that somehow it will come to the forefront when she needs it.

We didn't arrive at the option of medication quickly, but with the exhausted psychological care benefits we have we really didn't have much of a choice. I sat down with her a couple of weeks ago to discuss this option and told her it would be her choice as to whether or not she gave it a try. Luckily, she agreed, and so we are starting off with a low, 10mg prescription for generic Prozac. We went over all of the potential side effectsThe doctor said it would take about three to four weeks to build up in her system and to come back at that time for a checkup. Maybe I'm overly optimistic, but I want to say she's been more upbeat lately. Maybe I'm just fooling myself. I don't know. But I know that I love her, I want her to be happy and I want her to smile more.

Now comes the hard part: explaining this to her mom.

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Arise from your grave!

So, after almost a three year absence, I've decided to resuscitate this long silent blog. What made me decide to do this? After hanging out with some awesome friends recently, and realizing that I need to keep my writing skills sharp I came to the conclusion that this is best way. I'll be posting on various subject such as parenting issues, being a returning college student, entertainment news, gaming and pretty much anything else that strikes my fancy. I can't promise a definite posting schedule, but I think you can expect 2 to three posts per week. I hope you'll all come on back and check it out.

Monday, July 13, 2009

Zombie Michael Jackson Watch 2009

People! The time has come to take up arms against the rising evil. I've heard from a completely unreliable source that the corpse of Michael Jackson will soon rise from the grave to wreak havoc upon the unsuspecting populace and spread his undead evil across the world. We only have days to take up arms and fight! Shotguns, axes, sporks, fruit cake, anything you can get your hands on must be used to stem the coming tide of necrotic flesh. Because of my extensive history of putting down the recently deceased, I have a few tips that should help those of you caught unawares to survive the impending war:

1. Aim for the head! You can distract him long enough to take aim by throwing a small boy (ages 5 and up are preferable according to my , um, research) in his path.

2. Stock up on supplies: Water, canned goods and zombie repellant will be vital. If you're unable to find zombie repellant (damned Wal-Mart is always out) then Hawaiian Tropic Sun Tan Lotion will do in a pinch. Zombie MJ will do anything to avoid getting any pigment into its rotting epidermis.

3. (Have someone else) Take one for the team: Always be aware of who the weakest member of your party is so you'll never hesitate in leaving that person behind should they trip, get wounded, ask for an autograph etc.

I'll try and come back with some more info and survival tips, but I have to spread the word. Fight on!

Monday, February 2, 2009

A stitch in time

I was cruising the web today when I came across a most intriguing trailer for a movie. Now, I'm usually a sucker for animated films that don't involve talking ponies or Randy Newman "music", but what caught my attention the most about this was the concept and art design of the film. The design definitely has a Tim Burton feel to it, so I was not surprised to see his name attached to it as a producer, but oddly enough not as director. Same thing for Timur Bekmambetov (douchebag...don't get me started). The directing credits are all going to Shane Acker. Apparently this is based on a short film by Acker, which after watching it on YouTube tells me the film is sticking very close to the source material. Even in the short film, the mute protagonists convey a wealth of emotion through their burlap sack faces and mechanical iris eyes. The film adaptation hosts a slew of big Hollywood talent attached to it. Elijah Wood will voice the titular character 9, with Fred Tatasciore (known primarily for his voice work in many Marvel Comics animation projects such as the Hulk Vs. films, and games such as Gears of War in which he voices Damon Baird), Jennifer Connelly, Crispin Glover, John C. Reilly, Martin Landau and Christopher Plummer round out the primary cast as 7,6,5,2 and 1 respectively.

According to the synopsis on IMDb:

"9 takes place in a world parallel to our own, in which the very legacy of humanity is threatened. A group of sapient rag dolls, living a post-apocalyptic existence find one of their own, 9 (Elijah Wood), who displays leadership qualities that may help them to survive."

Also, the music in the trailer is Coheed and Cambria's "Welcome Home", which in its self is enough to guarantee my ten bucks at the ticket booth.

So, to get your feet wet here is the original short film off of YouTube:

And here is the trailer for the feature length film set to open on September 9, 2009 (9-09-09...ooooooh)

Oh, what the hell, here's the video for Coheed and Cambria's "Welcome Home" 'cuz it fucking rawks!