Fifty Shades of Grey- Merchandise edition

First off- apologies for not writing for so long, I’ve been ill and still sort of am so there might be big gaps between my writing.

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I’m sure you’veFifty shades4 heard of it, that. “BDSM,” book Which isn’t actually BDSM more like a book of how to be an abusive, yet still sexy and get everyone to want you, partner. BDSM does not involve stalking a person definitely does not involve threats… unless it is a discussed beforehand role playing thing but let’s not get into that… Is now a movie getting released just in time for Valentines day.

There are several discussions of people saying they are going to boycott the film due to it’s, “abusive,” nature.

Ok, if you haven’t heard of Fifty Shades of Grey, this is one of those, “Where were have you been?” Moments, this is the book that has probably produced a generation by it’s self just down to the raw kinkiness of some of it’s scenes, and also spun a highlight to, “What is BDSM?” But as the book became more popular more people began to realise the main man of the series, Mr Christian Grey and the leading female of the series Anastasia Steele’s relationship wasn’t that healthy.

In a short term, Fifty Shades is a book which shows

Fifty Shades3A relationship with no romance but the author still manages to add some form of romance into this dark twisted “love” story by Christian Grey’s weird way of romantically stalking his innocent minded, absent minded “girlfriend”/new friend who should be kept emotionally distant who he can turn into “friend with a lot of kinky benefits”

This is a trilogy so it get’s better…

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I mean if someone shows you a room, which you nickname, “The Red Room of Pain.” Chances are you know something’s going to go wrong right?

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So, Fifty Shades of Grey is a fanfiction (story based off another story) of Twilight- teenage vampire love story, which sort of developed into a complicated relationship.

Like the Twilight movie there is merchandise coming out…

Now Twilight we had t-shirts, key rings etc.

Fifty Shades now their advertisement and merchandise budget must be massive… seriously every time I go out I’m hit by Fifty Shades of Grey on the side of a bus, (I’m not actually hit by a bus or else I wouldn’t be writing this post). Plus I doubt Beyoncè comes at a cheap price however, she now has two songs on the soundtrack. Fifty Shades wine

We have Fifty Shades T-shirts coming out and I had to dig through the Internet before found key rings.

But other merchandise include

  • Jewellery and the tie seen on the front cover of Fifty Shades of Grey.
  • Sexy Knickers and bras or (Lingerie as everyone puts it) of all coverings and comforts (So from you can see that you are wearing underwear to you can barely notice it)
  • Wine, because you know everyone needs a lack of judgment before having sex… Luckily they are bringing in new laws in that area in the UK.
  • Teddy Bear… Now why didn’t they bring out a cuddly Jacob in wolf form for Twilight? But if it’s going to cost £59.12 for a cuddly wolf I think even Team Jacob fans might have passed that.
  • 50 Shades of Fifty Shades teddyEarl Grey Tea… Which is odd because in the book Ana’s favorite tea is Twinnings Breakfast Tea.
  • Baby Grow… One says I’m a result of my mommy reading Fifty Shades of Grey”, Another “My mommy pretends Christian Grey is my daddy” Please take a photo of kids wearing that then show them the photo when they learn what Fifty Shades of Grey is and please get in touch what their reaction was, I have a feeling these baby grows will be like the pink princess dresses every female goth has to deny she wore. Along with the Baby Grow’s there is also Baby changing mats! Who came up with that idea?

These are just some of the odd things out, since the book became popular there has already been the creation of all the handcuffs and floggers so there is no real need to go into them.
Will Well Did you evah be going to see Fifty Shades of Grey at the Cinema?

We might do… although I understand it’s abusive, I also understand that(And I’ve read) there are worse books out there, the only difference is this one has made a lot of hype about its self. Fifty shades2In the end it’s a movie based on a book, Christian Grey was an abused child and I think those who have been through abused childhoods will know you don’t always enter adulthood unscathed but in the end he’s willing to get help for it, he sees a therapist! Which is something we should take into consideration, not that it forgives him. Anastasia Steele is a girl with low self esteem the contract and control Christian first gives her she negotiates which and agrees which shows she has some control in the relationship.

By not seeing the movie the industry is just loosing money, but the news circulating about abuse even if we don’t see the movie, the right message is still getting out there, people can see this movie and know partners can abuse each other in more than one way.

 

Cat’s Horror Movie Fest Part 2

Yes it’s been a while.

I’m not going to go into reasons… Let’s just put it down to Timey wimey wibbly wobbly stuff.

 

Insidious (2010) Insidieous 2

Ok, there was something about this movie, which made me want to watch, even though it did begin as one of those, “Stereotypical,” Humans move into new house then hauntings begin films. Also the ending was captivating enough that I went on to watch the sequel- Insidious 2.

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So, family moves into new house, same as some other horror movies you have that annoying over protective mother, not sure if it’s just me, but I know if this was real life and happening to me it wouldn’t be the ghost driving me out of the house. There’s two kids, who are probably too young to know what is going on, but the film uses this to their advantage and there is the, “I’m all in charge dad,” Oh also there is a baby, which brings out more maternal insanity for the mother.

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The interesting thing for this movie is, it’s sort of plays on people like me who believed this was going to be a typical, “They have moved into a haunted house film.” Which I loved. The new house is sort of a red herring as the hauntings come from the family itself, coincidence they just happened to move. Things start to unravel as one of their sons, slips into a, “Coma which isn’t a coma,” then a psInsideous 1ychic power gift is brought into the film along with the reason for why these demons are terrorizing the family.

Insidious, plays as a horror movie as it has demon possession and the threat to this family, there is creepy scenes where the ghosts and demons are playing with the family, leaving doors open, talking through baby monitors and this movie also brings to the scene a demon dimension which has to be entered.

 

As a fan of Supernatural (TV series) I also saw a hint of that in this movie, not just from the demon- Although as far as I remember there is no demon like that in the show- but there is the people they call in to help deal with these, “Hauntings,” Two guys come in to see if the house is haunted, and for me they reminded me of the early days of the two guys in, “Ghostfacers.”

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Specs and Tucker from Insidious

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Favourite thing about this movie- the fact that they have managed to give the important factors- the demons, psychic/supernatural power side and the background history of the family enough attention and still made a pretty good movie.

Worst part of the movie-  The demon filing his nails, with a hardcore filer. I just can’t…. it’s like the equivalent of a serial killer reading Cosmo before going on another killing spree.

Annoying thing about the movie- the title- for me- is an awkward spelling word, I have to go back and sort out the red lines through this post, the fact that the sequel has the same name doesn’t make this any better.

Amusing part of this movie- The creepy thing from Saw (movies) makes an appearance-as the director and writer of Insidious is also the writer and director of the Saw movies. In the same scene the name, “Leslie Borchard,” Is written on the board, Leslie was the hair stylist in this movie.

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Horror movie rating- 3/5

Overall movie rating- 4/5

 

 

 

A Cabin in the Woods (2011)

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This movie, my first thoughts in the opening few minutes was, “Okay…” In horror movie ways, it reminded me of one of the first scenes of Resident Evil before the virus gets released and then as we all know, crap goes down. The movie has a massive plus, actor wise. Chris Hemsworth (Thor) and Jesse Williams (Avery in Grey’s Anatomy) But anyway I digress as I’m here to talk about horror movies not nice looking actors who – Possibly- have to die in this movie.

 

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There are five main characters, who some what resemble the characters of  he Scooby Doo series, unfortunately as the roles of the hippy and the leader are taken Jesse Williams will have to take up the role of Scooby Doo. It’s even more C.I.T.W ScoobyMystery Inc as it isn’t actually a proper haunted place, the weird scene at the beginning that involves a office building are the people controlling the supernatural stuff.

 

 

 

 

Overall, it is a good movie and it doesn’t involve hauntings! Which is a change, it’s more of a human sacrifice movie done with style and design. It does as the title says involve a Cabin in the Woods and it is from that creepy dwelling things start to get a bit more, “Horror movie,” and people, the typically portrayed college students, start to get killed off. Although I found it more funny than terrifying but the clever thing this movie does is you have the people who control the things find this thing funny too, so in a way this movie has something people can agree on.

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Best part of the movie- When all the monsters get unleashed

+ The unicorn stabbing a person

 

Worst part-  There is a trick part of the movie where you get the impression one of the characters dies (There is blood shown in one of the sacrifice tablets) but then that character turns out to be alive. The movie doesn’t tell exactly what happened and why there is blood in that tablet and why that blood got cancelled out.

 

Horror movie rating- 2.5/5

Overall movie rating – 3/5

 

 

Quarantine (2008)Qurentine

 

This one was recommended to me and I soon realised this was a movie which in the past I had started mid-way though and then left because lets just say if you don’t come in at it at the right point it can just seem like a lot of people running screaming in a building , which doesn’t sound like a good horror movie at all.

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Quarantine is an infection outbreak zombie movie, the infection started off as rabies in dogs then turned to slowly infecting humans. It tried to be like these hot chick zombie fighting movies by dressing the main lady in tight clothing but I guess to make this more horror than action the woman doesn’t know what she is doing.

There are two main characters- a News reporter- Angela, who I have mentioned when this movie starts going starts panicking allover, and the camera man who is possibly only seen twice in this movie. One good thing about this movie is the perspective it is shown from as the film is shown through the camera/camera man which is constantly on record. I know that sort of thing has been done before but movies such as Paranormal Activity showed more amateur filming while this one the camera man is more stable.

It’s slow to start off as the film starts with the news crew first doing a documentary on the fire department- Angela goes about being all giggly and what’s this whats that? When if you know a journalist you would know a proper one would have done research. It gets to a point for 5 minutes in where you could just leave for another 5 minutes and you wouldn’t miss much, as much as you hope the fire station doesn’t end up being haunted or anything horror movie style.

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The movie finally gets going when the firemen gets called to an apartment building, and take the news crew along, for a screaming woman. I’m not entirely sure why the fire service was needed- the police called them in, they get there and no one even knows what state this woman is in, in Britain the police would have just handled it broken down the door then called for other services. Good thing something like Quarantine wouldn’t happen here. The old lady soon turns out to be creepy and begins to bite people and the CDC (Centre for Disease control) Sure are quick in this movie as they appear and seal off the building before anything is reported.Cumberbatch Fairy

It then turns out to be a typical zombie movies where the infected people and rats turn on the living till no one is left and the non-infected fight for survival hiding from the zombies and trying to get out even though they are locked in the building thanks to the US Government, who have also cut off the people inside the building’s communication with the outside world.

 

Best Part of the movie-

When one of the fire men comes back as a zombie and he is walking about with his leg practically hanging off.

When the camera man kills a zombie using the camera- after this we do briefly see the camera man for the first time as he cleans the lens.

Worst Part- Although it is better done than these other movies that tell the story from the victims point of view with a camera there is still an amateur feel to it where you can’t take the movie seriously, lots of things seem over done and I questioned the intelligence of the characters a lot- it takes nearly the entire movie for someone to remember there is a way out what the CDC might not have blocked off.

 

Overall Movie rating- 2/5 stars

Horror Movie rating- 2.5/5 stars

 

Annoying Quote-

“I told my mum I wanted to be a fire man, tonight I am living the dream.”

…Darling, you’re not exactly living the dream as you are a woman to be living your dream you need a sex change.

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Cat’s- Horror- Movie Fest (part 1)

I know a lot of people crave food a lot of the time, but recently I’ve been wanting to watch horror movies.

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So, I’m not entirely sure how this will work out, but I’ve bought a lot of horror movies, most of which have been made and released after 2000, and each of my Movie Fest posts, will include 3 of these horror movies- I’m open to any other horror movie suggestions, I will go and see if I can buy the movie and write about it, or even if you want to just recommend a horror movie you think is awesome, or particularly bad.

On the Cat’s horror movie fest (in no particular order) I should be reviewing.

  • The Grudge (Japanese Version)
  • The Grudge 2 (Japanese Version)
  • The Ring (Japanese Version)
  • The Ring 2 (Japanese Version)
  • Quarantine
  • Quarantine 2
  • Carrie (2013)
  • Silent Hill
  • Mama
  • We are what we are
  • Warm Bodies
  • The Cabin in the Woods
  • The Conjuring
  • The Descent
  • Insidious
  • Insidious 2
  • Sinister

I am not doing any of Paranormal Activity’s, Saw’s or Screams, just by the time I get though the whole 1-1000 of those movies and written about them I may actually asked to be possessed just to get away from them.

Part one’s 3 movies are-

Carrie, Warm Bodies and Sinister

 

Carrie (2013, remake)-

I’ve been told that the 1970’s version is better

This movie is based on the Stephen King novel- Carrie- The story tells of a shy girl trying to get though school with also a religious mother waiting for her at home. Stephen King seems to have accessed every bullying victims dark H.f pt1 Carrieimagination, given Carrie telekinesis and set her loose on her bullies. It’s one movie in two parts, the build up where the bullies have the floor, then of course typical American story, Prom happens that’s when everything changes Carrie seems as if she is possessed and practically burns the town down.

But really I don’t see this as a Horror movie; it was more like a revenge chick flick with supernatural powers. It’s a horror movie, without the ghosts or hauntings we seem to have a lot of today, I’d also like to see who finds this a horror movie, I think to some degree it’s more of a reality hit, those who have been bullied a lot have probably wished that they had some sort of power to get back at their predators. The psychological horror is that there are people out there who actually think like that, who are one step away from wanting to kill those who humiliate them.

Favourite part of the movie– when Carrie has the leader bully trapped in the car and fires it into the gas station.

+ The end scene where one of the girls has a nightmare of giving birth (She is pregnant) and a bloody hand burst through her abdomen

Worst Part of the Movie- The fact that the head teacher couldn’t say the word Period or Sanitary products (I mean come on).

+I watch Castle, now season 6, there is an episode what references this movie and I was thinking of that episode at certain points through out this.

Horror Movie rating

2/5 Stars.

Overall movie rating-

3.5/5 Stars.

 

Warm Bodies (2013)

I wasn’t sure if this actually is a horror movie but if you Google Horror Movies from 2013 this comes up so, I gave it a watch.

There is a reason; there has never been a Zombie, Human romance horror story. I think it is actually in someway a good, original idea but some of the awkwardness proves, It is wrong and I think this movie shows that. Sure there is no necrophilia (No, zombie human sexy H.f pt 1 w.btime) but the awkwardness of the human zombie relationship, just with the girl talking to the zombie guy and the guy falling in love with her, for me made this a horror film.

The movie shows two types of zombies. “Corpses,” Which are the sort of friendly zombies- Warm Bodies has done what Twilight did for Vampires. “Corpses,” Are the zombies which wander about not really able to think but the whole Resident Evil Zombie where the Zombies will hunt down every last shred of civilization doesn’t apply. “Boneys,” Are more like the traditional zombie where they will kill anything with a heartbeat, although really they look more like animated skeletons and in this movie they become the main villain.

The Humans and the Corpses join together to fight the boneys! Then we have a happily ever after. Yeah, apparently, the love conquers all thing now makes it into a, “Horror,” movie…

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Don’t believe Google when they say this is a Horror Movie, if this is a Horror movie they should put the Twilight Films on the relevant lists too. It is more of a twisted romance.

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Best Part of the Film- I’ll admit the zombie guy, (“R,” As he ends up calling himself) voice over/commentary was pretty funny.

Worst Part- One part what annoyed me. Spoiler– R changes back, from zombie to something more living. He get’s shot in the chest. The girl (who is in love with him and he is in love her) Is more bothered about the fact he is bleeding so it shows the fact he is alive. He’s bleeding from being shot in the freaking chest, he might not be alive for freaking long if you don’t help him!!!

Horror movie rating-

1/5 stars.

Overall movie rating-

2/5 stars (It had some good special effects)

 

Sinister (2012)Emotion

Now this is what I call a horror movie. Anything that gets me hinking, “I might sleep tonight with the light on,”
Deserves an award.

I actually knocked this movie down a few expectations when it started, realizing it was one of those, humans move into a new house. I thought, chances were the house would be haunted, ghosts or demons will try to destroy humans lives, the mother wH.f pt1ould panic for her children while daddy boy got all macho and try to take on the world of the supernatural. Of course they would bring in some ghost hunters and one of them would have issues at first not believing in that kind of stuff blah blah.

But I was wrong.
Ok the parents still took up their roles. And I thought it was funny that the boy in this movie said he got bullied at his last school because his dad for a living goes around writing about real life crime. It’s funny because this kids hair is actually longer than some girl’s hair I know, so maybe he should factor that into why he is being bullied. The family move into a house where the family before them got hung outside on a tree, accept the youngest daughter who disappeared. The writer dad (Ellison) and the deputy of the town soon discover that the family who got hung had moved to that house but the house they had lived in before a family was killed too, same pattern a kid had disappeared and a pattern like that goes back to the 1960’s (Family moves into a new house but the previous family in the house they have just moved from would have been murdered but a child would have disappeared).

The boy has night terrors and ends up in all sorts of places (I mean it, he ends up in a box almost doing an exorcist style twist coming out of it screaming) Then there is the little girl who draws on walls. The father researches for his books finds all these spooky film reels which shows the murders happen and he soon discovers a creepy figure in all of them

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Best Part of the film– Anytime Bughuul or the creepy children appeared.

+ Ellison falls through the loft; he mentions to the deputy that he heard footsteps. The deputy put it down to squirrels.

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Worst part of the film– I can’t really remember any truly bad bits.

Horror movie rating-

4.5/5 Stars

Overall movie rating-

4.5/5 Stars

 

Seriously, if you want a horror movie. Watch Sinister!

Vampire Academy Movie: UK Updates

Vampire Academy fans of the UK rejoice! This week we have news of the musical and poster variety! We do however need to boo and hiss at a certain piece of news that was also announced this week to screams of annoyance and terror from us loyal fans.

Zoey Deutch as Rose Hathaway & Lucy Fry as Vasilisa Dragomir

But first the good bits:

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Soundtrack Album Art

The soundtrack listings were announced on Amazon.com on the 14th January and sees a largely unknown artist listing, the only two I recognised were Katy Perry and Goldfrapp. I did however recognise the song title Bela Lugosi’s Dead. Chvrches are doing a cover version of this classic song originally written and sung by British band Bauhaus. People who know the song will know the full version is over 9 minutes long so this version will be in the end credits. All the artists on the soundtrack have their own sound making this a great mix that should please everyone. As promised by the director Mark Waters there is an original song on the soundtrack. This comes from Jaymes Bullet and is called In Your Grave.

The lovely people over at Fangirling Central have done all the hardwork and put together all the songs in one place. It’s an excellent site for all your VA and Fangirling needs.

Next on the UK agenda:

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UK Promo Poster

The snazzy looking UK version of the poster graced the internet on Wednesday. The poster has met mixed reviews over social networking sites and by looking at it I think it’s easy to see why. Overall the poster is fantastic as far as movie posters go. It’s not too busy and tells us what we need to know including that “They suck at school” tagline. What’s grated on the nerves of many loyal and longtime fans is the use of the colour pink across the lockers. Pink isnt a major colour throughout the book. Why not use red to connote blood? There’s a fair bit of blood in the book. Something else pointed out was the lack of Richelle Mead’s name on the poster. The Mean Girls director is mentioned but no author name. I was quite concerned when it was announced they’d be wearing school uniforms but they’re growing on me now. You have to admit the posters will stand out at the cinema!

And now brace yourself for the bad news. In fact you’ve probably already heard but in case you haven’t here it goes. The release date for Vampire Academy Blood Sisters in the UK has been pushed back… BY 2 MONTHS.

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My tantrum when VA release was pushed back

The US get it on 14th February making VA the perfect Valentine’s Day movie. We were set to get it on the 19th February, the perfect birthday present for my sister. With the release of the poster came the news that the UK distributor (Entertainment One/ EOne) wouldn’t be releasing the film until 23rd April. Making us, according to IMDB, one of the last countries to release it.

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Movie Cover Book

This has majorly upset us UK fans. It’s like a The Book Thief debacle all over again. There’ll be spoilers from our fellow Americans taunting us all over the internet. Tumblr will try to break our spirits but we’ll pull through.

Here’s hoping that the distributor sees the error in there ways and releases it sooner and makes us fans much happier to see our favourite book on the big screen. At least it doesn’t make our excitement any less.

The soundtrack is set to be released on 11th February in the US. No news on pre-orders for the UK yet I’m afraid.

Happy Birthday America’s Sweetheart, Mary Pickford!

Mary Pickford may be a name you’ve never heard of. But by gods you need to know about her. She was a true beauty had the brains and courage to stand up in acting circles and gained the name “America’s … Continue reading