Archive for January, 2010

Remakes or Reimaginations

January 22, 2010

Due to today’s economic hardship, Hollywood has trouble with a cash flow for writers who have original ideas. So Producers look for ways to retell old stories while introducing new stars and new twists and even more gore, than the originals could ever have.

Perfect example of these hard times creating gold. A 1980’s horror flop “Last house on the left”. Just your average crap slasher type flick the 80’s were famous for. The 2008 version of it made me want to crawl up in a corner and shake. Scary stuff. But it was more about the fact that the story was recreated. Nor was it remade.

More of our movies are; “Texas chain saw massacre”,”Texas chain saw massacer -Beginning” and Rob Zombies “Halloween “and Halloween 2” and it doesn’t stop there.

this year there are so many being released in theaters so here are a few to look for; Legion, The Wolfman, Childs Play, Alice in Wonderland, Robin Hood, Clash of the Titans, Did you hear about the Morgan’s?, She’s out of my League, Creation, Karate Kid.

So the next time that you enjoy a movie think long and hard “did I see this already”?

 winter 2010 / Juan H. Tejeda Jr

Protected: The Mind of a Killer

January 20, 2010

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Blogging

January 20, 2010

  I feel like blogging is a form of gossip. I for one love to see the reaction and comments from any thing I say immediately.

But thats just how I see it.

Don Yuan Winter ’10

January 19, 2010

Veteran-Melvin Beverly, I had a great weekend this weekend, that was ruined due to the fact that my children’s mother has been order by the United States Navy  the efforts in Haiti for thirty days.  I’m excited for her to go and respond to the call of duty, yet still i am left with the added task on preparing for our children to leave the south Caronlina and come stay here with me in new york.  Daycare is a bust and work school will now be more challenging.  not to mention that I will miss my boo!   over here trying to stay strong and give her less things to worry about so she can focus but i’m focused but stress!  any advice  classmates!

Vampires In the Media

January 14, 2010

With all the mainstream attention Vampires have these days, it’s not hard to deny the cash flow that Hollywood is making. The hype of the vampire films of the days of old and not so old, has lost its appeal as well as the mystery.

It used to be sunlight, crosses, silver, garlic and stakes that would stop a Vampire.

Now we see images of vampires that will not feed on humans, survive in sunlight as well as the vampire in love with a human i.e. True Blood, The Vampire Diaries and Twilight.

Now the old Dracula film (based of the legend of Vladimir the Impaler) was a great piece of work for its time. It opened the imagination and invoked the passion for more vampire stories.  It showed the history of the damned from the 1st of his kind.

Blade ran its course and was a cool adaptation of a poor comic book.

The Vampire Chronicles By Ann Rice was very good and the downfall was the strong homosexual content.

Now True Blood is a great story and plot. It revolves around the public announcement of Vampires, where all sorts of supernatural beings are present; telepaths, gods, shapeshifters and werewolves.

Let’s just wait until the Wolfman comes to theaters.

Winter 2010 -Juan H. Tejeda Jr

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YA, MLK!

January 14, 2010

Meeting MLK is one of the greatest moments I will never forget.

I recall traveling with my Mother across country to Florida on the Greyhound bus. One time we missed our bus when we stopped to use the rest rooms. We would of probably been stranded at the bus station if it was not for a very nice gentleman and his wife that picked us up and let us stay over their home until the next day to catch our bus.

These folks were very hospitable. The man was a Reverend. He and his wife spoke about their mission in life which was to stop injustices against people of color. It was later on in life I was able to put it all together that the people who let us stay at their home that day was none other than the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and the dear Mrs. Coretta Scott King. This was a phenomenal event for me to remember at the time of a little better than six years old. What a day in the life it was at that time.

It is truly a birthday present for you, from the past history of presidents to our present president. Happy Birthday MLK!
By Randy L. Watson