Brad Pitt Slams GOP, Trump Impeachment Trial at the Oscars — Variety

Brad Pitt continued his awards season (and acceptance speech) domination on Sunday night, winning the supporting actor Oscar for his portrayal of stuntman Cliff Booth in Quentin Tarantino’s “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood.” During his speech, he also got political, calling out the Senate for blocking John Bolton’s testimony during the Trump impeachment trial.…

Brad Pitt Slams GOP, Trump Impeachment Trial at the Oscars — Variety

I’m Sharing My Horror Movies And TV Shows Binge Watch-list For October

In honor of October, ghost, evil nun demons, witchy woo woo, Michael Myers, demon clowns, Freddie “turn dreams to nightmares” Kruger and the best horror movies and franchises; I decided to share my favorite horror films, franchises and television shows. I’m doing a Horror marathon, I call 31 Days of Horror Movies and TV Shows To Make You Scream.  I’m overly excited to say, the Original Scream Queen, none other than Jamie Lee Curtis is on my list for the Halloween franchise or installment.

If you’ve read my past two post, you’re quite aware I love fall. There are so many events occurring.  With the heated high temps that the summer brings, fall events are a welcome. I’m out and about in a fall state mind.  In pursuit of a life of adventure only available during October and November. In addition, October is the best month for Horror movies and television shows.

Hulu has a category for the month of October called Huluween, I mean there is always a horror section, but for the month of October it is dressed up. I have been on my watch-list binge. It’s only the beginning of the month and I CANNOT stop watching all things horror. Yes, I am the person watching gory movies through their fingers because my hands are covering my eyes and forehead. My binge watch-list of scary or horror movies include individual movies or shows and installments or franchises.

My siblings and I have similar taste for horror, except my brothers love zombie movies. I can’t with zombies. However, my below list includes one TV show and movie for zombies, Fear the Walking Dead and Night of the Living Dead, but not the Walking Dead. Here is a little secret, I cannot get pass the zombies to enjoy the story line or storytelling.  I really try, but I give up and my enjoyment is ruined by the zombie. Below, I’m sharing what I’m watching for October. Here we go…

My Top 15 Individual Horror Movies and TV Shows (in no particular order)

  1. IT (the Original) – Movie
  2. A Quiet Place – Movie
  3. American Horror Story – TV Show
  4. Drag Me to Hell – Movie
  5. Rose Red – TV Show
  6. The Fog – Movie
  7. The Others – Movie
  8. Fright Night 1985 – Movie
  9. Fright Night 2011 – Movie
  10. Fear the Walking Dead – TV Show
  11. Supernatural – TV Show
  12. The Babadook – Movie
  13. Night of the Living Dead – Movie
  14. Grimm – TV Show
  15. The Shining – Movie

My Top 10 Franchise or Installment Horror Movies (in no particular order)

  1. The Conjuring
  2. Halloween
  3. A Nightmare on Elmstreet
  4. Friday the 13th
  5. Poltergeist
  6. Jigsaw
  7. Texas Chain Saw Massacre
  8. The Exorcist
  9. Underworld
  10. Jeepers Creepers

What are some of your favorite Horror movies, which becomes a must watch this during the Halloween season? Please share, I’m always curious about the best scary movies. I’m always on the lookout for a good scare.

They Make Us Love and Loathe Them

Where are all the prime time junkies out in the land of the living? The more urban word is telephile. Those that who have passionate interest in television. Yes, you do exist. I have proof across the different social media pages. I’ll proclaim that no one enjoys a better television show or prime time franchise more than me. Well, except for a couple of my friends. I love an alluring story line that is fiercely written and directed.  The kind that sucks you in and swallow you whole…and I like it! While some fans are charmed by actors, other fans take interest in the writers and directors of this body of work.  Telephile know who’s responsible for a masterpiece. Writers and directors are the core ingredient baked into a good script. Writers create the keys to the city and offer them over to the actors.

It’s Not Just about the Actors 

From the days of the first Law and Order, The O.C., One Tree Hill, Sex and the City, Pretty Little Liars and Lincoln Heights I was hooked on drama.  I find delectable viewing pleasure in well written and directed shows.  Ever so often a show comes along that’s worth turning the ringer off on the phone and inviting over friends, who share your same commitment to good television.  Hollywood has no shortage of writers, but a story lines coupled with robust storytelling is necessary.  Do you ever wonder what lurks in a writer’s head to be able to push out episodes after episodes of content that keeps us locked week after week. I do, and so do other fans of shows. There is proof on social media when a show is cancelled or seasons are cut short. You do not want to be the writer or director when rumors start emerging and fans latch to the rumors.

Fans Take their Shows with an Earnest Intent

I was debating rather to write this or wait until after final episode of The Originals will air August 1st.  I want to find the proper moment to write and express my thanks to the CW for the past nine years of The Vampire Diaries and The Originals franchise. While some in the fan base is not happy to see The Originals end but accept it, others tends to blame the writers, producers and directors. In the case of the The Originals, It’s been interesting reading comments on Facebook and Twitter. Many seem to believe that the writer and producer got bored with the show and decided to end it. I still believe ratings  drive the decision to cancel a show, but I’m still learning the industry.

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What can I say about the TVD and The Originals franchise? Over the past nine years, I grew dedicated to the CW’s franchise and spin-offs of TVD and The Originals. I embedded these shows in to my daily lives. Prior to the move to Friday nights TVD was the filler in my Thursday nights.  To think that my favorite show(s) ended because the writer/producer got bored would be unforgivable. Poppycock, I don’t want to believe that it would be possible to rip something away from loyal fans.

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A gaggle of fans believe this to be the case and they are behaving brutal on social media with comments expressing concern. Fans and are entitled to their opinions and this my friends, is an example of them holding writers and directors accountable. If there is more story to be told, then let another enthusiastic writer tell it. If it is truly about the good ole ratings, then let it to be known. My opinion is, if interest is lost don’t abruptly throw the show away, but ensure it is well crafted and planned ending. When the show fades to black or white, life goes on and a telephile or fan will always land on another show.