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Maxed Out
Maxed Out (2006)
9 years ago via Rotten Tomatoes

Yeah, I watched this documentary and knew that even before it started it was going to upset me, I just didn't know how much. Jesus H. Christ on a crutch, these lenders, and the people who buy debt are pretty much the scum at the bottom of the barrel. People who are actually happy to ruin people's lives. It's all about the bottom line with them. Fuckers. People are comitting suicide over this, and even if your credit isn't that bad, the reporting places can be wrong enough that your credit rating goes down, and no one cares enough to fix it. People are losing everything due to these predatory lenders.

Seriously, if you have credit cards, or are thinking about getting one, or are just a person who has any kind of debt you must watch this film. Run, do not walk to your local rental place and get this, it will save you thousands of dollars in debt.

if you are having problem with debt, and need help, or are an outraged party at the state of credit cards, or the way that G. W. Bush has raped your ability to file bankruptcy if you need to then visit this website, it is www.affil.org There are lots of resources there to help you, and a place to contact your congress person to complain about the dishonest practices of lenders, and collectors.

Margaret Cho: Assassin
11 years ago via Rotten Tomatoes
½

So I watched Assassin last night, and the first thing that struck me is that Margaret Cho has lost a lot of weight! The second thing is that she is incredibly HOT! I mean, I always thought she was a total cutie, but day-um! She's drool inducing! So anyway...the movie Assassin was hilarious, and she was as funny as ever. I love her because she's prfane and opinionated. That's awesome. She's also a bisexual fag-hag, so I can relate. If you get the chance to see Assassin do it, and even if you don't, get your ass out and rent it! The only odd thing about it is the fact that she has this strange black ghetto girl accent for her gay accent....I think it has to do with her Asian background. But that is so minor it is really only an interesting side note, nothing more.

I'll bet you're wondering what this has to do with MySpace, huh? Well, I finally decided to start using it, so I will have three blogs now, and I will be cross posting what I write here for the most part to my LiveJournal and MySpace, yay... Anyway, I had one friend at MySpace, and was looking around looking at Margaret Cho's web site and saw that she has a blog and that she also cross posts her blog to MySpace, so I took a chance and sent her a friend request, and she accepted it. So now at MySpace I have two friends, the guy who runs the place, who friends everyone, and Margaret Cho. Life is so odd sometimes.

The Amityville Horror
11 years ago via Rotten Tomatoes

[center]:fresh: 8/10 Amityville Horror- Novel by Jay Anson[/center]

[center]Warning! Spoilers![/center]

Okay I love haunted house stories, I adore them. I don't really know why, maybe it has to do with the fact that your home is supposed to be a safe haven for you, and when there are forces within it that will kill you, or at least scare you to death, then that's just upping the fear factor. When I was a kid, (yes I'm old, screw you! :mad: :( ) there was a story that came out of New York about a family who had to flee a haunted house, and there would be a book and possibly a movie about it. I was so excited! Well, the book came out and it was a huge hit, and I remember getting the book through one of those school catalogs where you can buy books cheap. I took it home and read it, and absolutely loved it, so then I turned around and read it again.


I, of course, first read the book when I was 11 years old, but I read it about six times in the years since. The most recent time I was surprised at how well it's held up, and how well written it actually is. The prose is intelligent, and doesn't treat the reader like a five year old, which is the case with many haunted house stories, and the length is nice for a good weekend read. The description is good, and you can really see what Mr. Anson is trying to show you, and it has some major creep factor. Also, Anson tells some history about the house. I have no idea if the history is remotely true or not, since the story has been revealed to be a hoax, but even if it isn't, it's still fun. It's a good read, and perfect for the time of year, since we're heading into Hallow'een.

So, after I read the book, I begged my father to take me to see the movie, and so he did, and once again I loved it...but was a bit disappointed that the movie more than a little. At the time I was unfamiliar with the fact that more often than not a movie taken from a book does stray...sometimes only a bit, and most times a whole hell of a lot. I also was unsure why Margot Kidder was cast as Kathy Lutz when in the pictures I'd seen of the real Kathy, she was blonde...ah well, Ms. Kidder did a great job, and I liked her a lot. James Brolin was also quite good...you could see th demons slowly taking him over. Nice work there. Of course the performance of the film goes to the great Rod Steiger who played Fr. Delaney, and of course the children were excellent as well. The 1979 version has that creepy 70s horror film feel to it, which I really like, and it's another bit of harmless fun for the upcoming holiday. Rent it, watch it, love it.

I just saw the 2005 updated version last night, and I have to say I hated it. I think the changes they made were extraneous, and clumsy. Jodie is one of the Defeo girls who was murdered? What? I am sorry but a satanic pig trumps a cute little (albeit dead) girl in the scare department everytime. Also where was the green goo/blood on the staircase? That was one of the coolest things about the book/first movie for me. Bah! Another thing, what's up with killing Harry? what did that do to further the story? George never killed Harry, and he was his dog, not the oldest boy's. I know, I'm nitpicking, but this whole film looked to me to be an attempt on Michael Bay's part to make an American The Grudge or some similar Japanese horror film. It smacks of aping, and I hate that. The direction was a bit too irratic, and over done, and it seemed like Andrew Douglas wanted to throw shockers at us rather than actually making any kind of real tension. The only good thing was the acting, the cast did a great job, but the dreadful writing, and weird direction turned me off. Avoid this film. It sucks.

The Amityville Horror
11 years ago via Rotten Tomatoes

[center]:fresh: 8/10 Amityville Horror- Novel by Jay Anson[/center]

[center]Warning! Spoilers![/center]

Okay I love haunted house stories, I adore them. I don't really know why, maybe it has to do with the fact that your home is supposed to be a safe haven for you, and when there are forces within it that will kill you, or at least scare you to death, then that's just upping the fear factor. When I was a kid, (yes I'm old, screw you! :mad: :( ) there was a story that came out of New York about a family who had to flee a haunted house, and there would be a book and possibly a movie about it. I was so excited! Well, the book came out and it was a huge hit, and I remember getting the book through one of those school catalogs where you can buy books cheap. I took it home and read it, and absolutely loved it, so then I turned around and read it again.


I, of course, first read the book when I was 11 years old, but I read it about six times in the years since. The most recent time I was surprised at how well it's held up, and how well written it actually is. The prose is intelligent, and doesn't treat the reader like a five year old, which is the case with many haunted house stories, and the length is nice for a good weekend read. The description is good, and you can really see what Mr. Anson is trying to show you, and it has some major creep factor. Also, Anson tells some history about the house. I have no idea if the history is remotely true or not, since the story has been revealed to be a hoax, but even if it isn't, it's still fun. It's a good read, and perfect for the time of year, since we're heading into Hallow'een.

So, after I read the book, I begged my father to take me to see the movie, and so he did, and once again I loved it...but was a bit disappointed that the movie more than a little. At the time I was unfamiliar with the fact that more often than not a movie taken from a book does stray...sometimes only a bit, and most times a whole hell of a lot. I also was unsure why Margot Kidder was cast as Kathy Lutz when in the pictures I'd seen of the real Kathy, she was blonde...ah well, Ms. Kidder did a great job, and I liked her a lot. James Brolin was also quite good...you could see th demons slowly taking him over. Nice work there. Of course the performance of the film goes to the great Rod Steiger who played Fr. Delaney, and of course the children were excellent as well. The 1979 version has that creepy 70s horror film feel to it, which I really like, and it's another bit of harmless fun for the upcoming holiday. Rent it, watch it, love it.

I just saw the 2005 updated version last night, and I have to say I hated it. I think the changes they made were extraneous, and clumsy. Jodie is one of the Defeo girls who was murdered? What? I am sorry but a satanic pig trumps a cute little (albeit dead) girl in the scare department everytime. Also where was the green goo/blood on the staircase? That was one of the coolest things about the book/first movie for me. Bah! Another thing, what's up with killing Harry? what did that do to further the story? George never killed Harry, and he was his dog, not the oldest boy's. I know, I'm nitpicking, but this whole film looked to me to be an attempt on Michael Bay's part to make an American The Grudge or some similar Japanese horror film. It smacks of aping, and I hate that. The direction was a bit too irratic, and over done, and it seemed like Andrew Douglas wanted to throw shockers at us rather than actually making any kind of real tension. The only good thing was the acting, the cast did a great job, but the dreadful writing, and weird direction turned me off. Avoid this film. It sucks.