The TIFF Kids International Film Festival is close to wrapping up, but there’s a few gems that are still worth checking out. While teens are unlikely to be moved by the charmingly chill ghost flick Room 213, it’s perfect for a younger audience, with a simple story and zero horror histrionics.
With the Davros diversion behind him, and Missy/The Master off cavorting with the Supreme Dalek back in time, we are somewhat back to status quo with “Doctor Who.” That is if we ignore the news of an upcoming new spin-off called “Class” about the kids at the Coal Hill School, we can go back to running around time and space with The Doctor and Clara. Meet me after the time and space jump when Biff Bam Pop’s 31 Days of Horror crosses over with “Doctor Who” and our heroes face ghosts “Under the Lake.”
I love ghosts. They’re not strangers to me. I’ve been seeing them since I was a child, and now, as an adult, I investigate them. So, when the opportunity came up to see a good ghost film, I grabbed my two fellow investigators and headed over to the neighborhood theater. I’d seen the 2012 film, The Woman in Black starring Daniel Radcliffe. The film was great, the story, scary and the ghost, nasty. Would the sequel be as good? Grab your ghost hunting kit and follow me.
Only two more episodes of “True Blood” to go after tonight’s, so it’s almost time for the viewers to steel themselves for the inevitable, and time for our favorite characters to make desperate last moves in their television lives. Eric, Sookie, and Bill are all just about at death’s door, while Lafayette and Lettie Mae are trying to dig their way under that same door, and Violet plots her revenge. What’s next? Find out after the jump for my review of “Almost Home.”
I’ve been seeing spirits since I was a kid. Lucky me! Until recently, I’ve only encountered the friendly type. But, there is a second type of spirit. These malicious entities are capable of hurting you. I’ve already posted about one spirit in particular, the angry ghost, who may have caused the death of a child. I’m still doing the research on this and will get back to you when I have the answers. The Conjuring, a supernatural horror film, is a story about a family under attack by a demon, and the paranormal team that helps them. How do you fight a demon? Find out after the jump.
I’ve mentioned in my last ghost hunting article that I’m taking classes on how to do a proper investigation. I’m learning all the procedures and precautions in order to start my own group. In the previous post, I was part of an active investigation in which the little girl who haunts (I’m not sure if I like this word) a library, visited me in my dreams. She told me how she really died. I intend to return to the library and do research on the library and the girl. I’m hoping to find out the identity of the angry ghost. Right now, I’m learning how to interview people who have unwanted visitors in their homes. No not the pesky freeloading living relatives, but the other kind. What questions need to be asked? Find out after the jump. Read the rest of this entry
The Call of Duty: Ghosts multi-player was revealed today, and here are some of the details:
First and foremost, the game’s single player, multi-player, co-op and second screen all run at 60 FPS on all platforms, both current gen and next-gen.
Ghosts features 7 new game modes, including Cranked (similar to TD, when you get a kill, you become faster, reload faster, but you gain a ‘countown clock’ that kills you unless you kill someone else in a certain time limit) and Search and Rescue (when you die, you drop a tag, if an ally picks it up you re-spawn, but if an enemy picks it up, you die).
There are also 30+ new weapons and a new weapon class called “Marksman”, which bridges the gap between the Sniper class and the Assault class, giving you long range guns that can be used as scoped semi-automatic sniper rifles or as an iron-sight ranged weapon similar to the M1 in the original Call of Duty and COD 2.
There are also 20 new kill streaks, and an all new animation system that will change they way the game looks from a character movement perspective. New movements including contextual leaning, knee slides and Mantling will allow the player to move around maps like never before.
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I don’t know about you, but I love the turn of the century British ghost story. Something about the big, gothic homes and the air of uncertainty. Our Marie Gilbert wrote about one of my favourites, The Others, not long ago. Released this past week is a kindred spirit to that film called The Awakening, featuring Rebecca Hall, one of the upcoming stars of Iron Man 3.
Check out the trailer and then read our review after the jump!
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I don’t watch a lot of TV and if I’m not with my grandchildren, I’m either ghost hunting or writing paranormal stories. When I do watch, I like stories that deal with the supernatural, science fiction, or horror, so it was really hard to come up with just five favorites. “The Walking Dead” is my #1 favorite and my reviews of this brilliant show can be found here at Biff Bam Pop! I’m also a fan of “Doctor Who” and “Firefly,” but I will save my reviews of these two for another time. So let’s begin with my Top Five after the jump.