Catholic Church Hostage-Taking; Priest Killed in Normandy, France
Yesterday, a Catholic mass was taken over by hostage-takers yelling the European name for “ISIS”. The hostage-takers slit the throat of the 84 year-old priest and left one other person clinging to life before being shot by French Forces. Being a Catholic makes the lightening strike closer to home, that I cannot help. The numbness you feel for the tragedies happening every day is un-avoidable. Mostly because the life that is in front of you is hard enough to deal with. Dai
Movie Review: Dreamcatcher
Based on a novel by Steven King Dreamcatcher (2003) I have become a slave to Netflix, but as long as they continue to release movies like Dreamcatcher, we will be right as rain. Unless the price goes any higher, then peace. (probably) That being said Dreamcatcher (yes I’m reviewing a 13 year-old movie) was a horror-genre masterpiece, revealing itself to the world again through Netflix and hopefully putting some money in the filmmakers' pockets. The story is about a group of
We are in pre production for Buzzkill New Jersey so I will not be able to post many stories in August. We will be posting a lot of production shots so keep checking in on the BKNJ Director's Post!
“Now the giants, who have been born of spirit and of flesh, shall be called upon earth evil spirits, and on earth shall be their habitation. Evil spirits shall proceed from their flesh, because they were created from above; from the holy Watchers was their beginning and primary foundation. Evil spirits shall they be upon earth, and the spirits of the wicked shall they be called. The habitation of the spirits of heaven shall be in heaven; but upon earth shall be the habitatio
Ghost Story: Suicide Haunting
We all know how awful children can be to each other before they develop a filter. Especially now, as bratty kids who never face adversity are told how awesome they are just for breathing through their nose. Middle school kids are very superficial. Middle school girls are freaking savages to each other. The thing about the people you went to grade school with is that you think of them as they were when they were kids. If it wasn’t for Facebook (not an endorsement) we would
Movie Review: The Exorcism of Molly Hartley
Although difficult to market an exorcism movie as fresh and new, the subject matter is usually pretty compelling. This horror genre bridges the supernatural with the realness of a slasher movie. Art imitating life lets you know, it could happen to you. Fortunately for me, only females seem to get targeted for possession by the devil (we can just put that fact in the “pro” column for being a dude). First off, it was great to see Devon Sawa as the main character (I am a big
Movie Review: The Girl in the Photographs
Warning: Spoilers Going through the new releases on Netflix, I came across The Girl in the Photographs because of the awesome artwork on the cover. A little “pop-punk” for a horror movie, but so is Buzzkill so I think it works. Main character Kal Penn (I personally miss the delightful whimsy of Kumar, before Hollywood tanked your soul. Maybe brought things a little close to home with the character, acting might have been too good) still solidly funny dialogue, great delive
Anger and Fear
The two most powerful forces of oppression to any human person are fear and anger. Sometimes both instincts can be justified. They feed off each other. Dallas, Texas: Having listened to the audio footage (because there is always footage now), I felt a fear I hadn’t felt in a while combined with the empathy of knowing the outcome and knowing that the people who died were no different than I am. That fear turns to anger. The feud between members of law-enforcement and the bl
Um, Where the Hell Are We?
New Jersey is basically a large suburb linking New York City and Philadelphia. When a metropolitan area gets as densely populated as this one, a phenomena begins to happen in some areas. In certain cities, the drug and violent crime rate goes through the roof. These places, or “the ghetto” as suburban teens affectionally call them, are easy to identify when you are driving through them. The key of course is to keep driving. Whatever you do, don’t pull over and ask directi
Editorial: In Today's World
In today’s world, there is hypocrisy all around us. The fact that citizens remain divided over what is the equivalent of two political football teams is truly sad. There is no reason to have a two-party system, unless you are involved with one of the two “major” parties. There are all different levels of importance when it comes to the things you believe in. You shouldn’t have to sacrifice your immediate well-being to satisfy your desire to be considered a “good” person.