Friday, October 16, 2009

Paranormal Activity

Just last week I went and saw this movie with my brother, and it was totally awesome. I will actually be going to Davis today with my sister, to see it again. I did warn my sister it would scare her, but she still wants to see it.

Most of you have heard of this movie I'm sure. For those that haven't, imagine those ghost hunter tv shows, and kick it up a few notches. Basically the story goes that this girlfriend and boyfriend are living together, when strange things start to happen. The girlfriend admits to having had a ghost follow her around her whole life, since she was 8 years old. The boyfriend, a techphile, swears to find out what's going on. He buys an expensive camera to film the day and night happenings, with hopes to catch the "culprit" on camera.

The movie is very dry at first, and it's only about a quarter of the way in, that you start seeing anything substantial. In the meantime, the boyfriend keeps the movie going with his good humor.

This movie is in select theaters only and it's time out has actually been extended. Today was originally it's last day in the theaters. Paranormal activity had some very successful viral marketing. It had sat on a shelf already completed, since '06. It was originally intended as a straight to dvd film. A trial run was conducted, where the movie was played at 12 am, at select theaters. From there it was the fans demands and petitioning for the movie to play in their theaters, that the movie spread. This movie was made on a 10k dollar budget, and made in only 6 months in the directors home. Just goes to show how an original movie, with simple special effects, can still do very well.

I have had a couple of friends who said this movie was crap. Although, it seems like more love it, than hate it.

I highly recommend this movie to anyone. You'll either love it, or totally hate it. Just don't blame me if you can't sleep later that night. ;)

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Kanon Wakeshima

My sister introduced me to this artist recently. She has a really unique sound. Besides her soothing voice, her songs are unique in that she incorporates her playing the chelo. If I were to compare this to an American band, I'd say Evanescence. They share the same kind of dark sounding orchestral kind of music. If you like Jrock, I highly recommend you take a listen.

Ants in my Pants

So here's my story of this morning before work. I woke up at 6:30 thanks to my cellphone. Our power had gone out due to the storm, not sure how long it was out for. I used a flashlight and propped the bathroom mirrors perfectly so I'd have enough light to get ready for work. I say my good byes, and zoom along to work. At least, zoom as quickly and safely the rain and traffic would allow. So when I get to work I notice a patch of ants on my leg. After brushing them off, I notice another patch of ants.. then another....and another. My pants were covered in ants! and I never even notice because it was too dark to see when I got dressed.

I keep all of my work clothes in the closet. Well the rain must have force the ants inside, which their favorite route is right through my closet. Here's to going home tonight to clean out those ants from my clothes.