Sunday, November 25, 2012

Quote of the Day- Nov 25th 2012

Going with an episode of Angel .  Season 5 Episode 6 : The Cautionary Tale of Numero Cinco (aired in 2003)

Wesley "Three people found with their hearts cut out in East Los Angeles. All within the last couple of hours. Police are on it, but my sense is that it's more demonic then some murderous nutjob."

Spike  "So we're ruling out demonic nutjobs then are we?"

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Nov 21st 2012

Okay, just saw the final piece of the Twilight Saga.
Here's my little write up of it over on my movie blog. Day 325

I could talk about the film, which I plan to do at a later date because I am planning to spend a lot of time in 2013 on vampires.

But more on all that closer to the new year.

In the meantime, I just want to say that I was really disappointed by the cinema staff letting little kids into the movie.  Half the screening room was under the age of 8, and the movie is just not suitable for young kids.
But that's the issue of the parents and the movie house so enough of my rant.

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Sunday Nov 18th 2012

I don't think it's much of a surprise to find out that Twilight 5 -Twilight Saga Breaking Dawn Part 2, is the number one movie this weekend worldwide.

I read on a few other fan sites and news feeds that it brought in around $341 million just in the last three days.

It beat out the latest James Bond film - Skyfall, which if it hadn't been the weekend of the vamps, would have been the sure bet for the season.

As I said few days ago, it will be later in the week before I have the chance to catch up with the last chapter of this series. But with numbers like that, I'm wondering if I'll even be able to get a ticket.

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Random vampire stuff Nov 14th

With only a mire few hours left before the release of the final chapter of Twilight, I couldn't let it go past without saying something.

Only, as I sat down to write this, I half way changed my mind.
Over the course of the next week, millions of bloggers, movie critics/reviewers, fans and anyone who manages so see the film will have something to say.  Good, bad or otherwise.

I have to say right off, to the fans who stood in line to get opening night tickets and tickets for the marathon tomorrow in cinemas worldwide, you're braver then I am. For the people who bought their advance tickets online, you're smarter then I am.

It's pretty much sold out here in my area in advance tickets for the full weekend.  I will be getting around to seeing this at some point in the next week, just not right away.

But it's all anyone seems to be talking about. I'm seeing Team Edward and Team Jacob t-shirts being dusted off and worn in all their faded glory, on the streets of my city.
Seeing people in the waiting rooms of doctor's offices reading extremely worn copies of the books, large sales at the stores for copies of the previous four movies, and sold out signs for the posters.

This is suppose to be the final chapter for the Twilight Saga, but you have to wonder, is it really?

This series has made everyone connected to it an instant star.  I have to compare it to Star Trek on that regard. For years to come, the actors who took part in any of the movies, even for the few who had only a few lines of dialogue will forever be identified as a member of the Twilight Saga.

And will that be a blessing in fifteen years or a curse?

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Thinking of...


Bram Stoker  Nov 8th 1847- April 20th 1912

It is the anniversary of the birthday of the man who created such works as Lair of the White Worm, The Jewel of Seven Stars, and Dracula.

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Random vampire stuff Nov 6th

The big ending to the Twilight movies comes out next week.

I've never been shy on the fact that I have lukewarm feelings for this series.

My favourite characters from the novels were Alice and Jasper, and I really just did not care at all for the idea of the character Renesmee.  I think it's the name as much as the idea that Jacob imprints on her.  But that's another topic for another post.

I've pointed out my views on the whole relationship that Bella gets into with Edward and Jacob throughout the last four years throughout the internet. (again, another time another post)

At the same time, the series does have some good qualities.

Let's face it, every generation or so the genre needs a kick in the arse. Anne Rice did it back in the 1970's and 1980's with the introduction of her novels Interview with the Vampire (the Vampire Chronicles book 1)  and Vampire Lestat (Vampire Chronicles book 2)   it made people view the world, the idea of vampires in a new light.
L.J. Smith created her vampire world with the offering of the Vampire Diaries in the early 1990's, Then Joss Whedon gave us Buffy the Vampire Slayer in the 1990's and 2000's.

And because the vampire is a metaphor that is excellent for everything and everyone, it was the perfect metaphor for sexual repression, then it got well... sleazy.  Really sleazy to the point you couldn't toss a stake without seeing the vampire as the posterchild for sex.

And this is where I have to say, Stephenie Meyer was needed. Her Twilight Saga helped to clean up that side of the image. It opened the vampire once again to a new generation of fans, and with a new outlook on how it was connected to society.
I think it reminded people that there were other metaphors, other issues that were rooted with the image of the vampire.

There is a purpose and a time for everything, but it was sort of sad and disappointing there for a few years when everything with a vampire on it's cover or in it's title was about sex.

Meyer has managed to take the sleaze out of the modern vampire and still keep the sexuality.

The sparkles... well that's another issue for another post.