No, this is not a remake of 1998 Hush with everybody's beloved psycho grandma Jessica Lange and everybody’s most hated vegan Gwyneth Paltrow, this Hush is an *gasps* original script!
I watched this movie because of the hype that surrounded it on social media, and my virtual friends once again didn’t disappoint me. Judging by how freaking good it was, I was not surprised to find out its coming from Mike Flanagan’s beautiful mind, since he is the same director that brought us one of my personal 2013 favourites: Oculus. Hush was written by good ol’ Mikey himself and his wife, Kate Siegel, who has a small part in Oculus (I admit I had to search for that because I couldn’t remember who she was in it) and is also the main character in Hush.
Riding on the success of The Walking Dead, Lauren Cohan stars in this pretty average Horror.
Late as always on the bandwagon for everything, only a few days ago I've finally watched The Boy, that originally came out here in the UK on the 19th of February 2016. The film stars: everybody’s favorite preggo, Lauren Cohan AKA Maggie from The Walking Dead, Diana Hardcastle, Jim Norton, Rupert Evans and a porcelain doll. Director is William Brent Bell who’s only other movie I knew of is The Devil Inside, which I can’t remember if I've seen or not.
After almost 30 years and 8 studio albums Deftones are a force to be reckoned with, so here is the honest truth about their latest offering: Gore.
Deftones have had their ups and downs over the years. Alongside Korn they created Nu-Metal, watched the genre be taken over by copycats or as Chino Moreno called them “cookie-cutter, candy versions”, released massive albums such as Around the Fur and White Pony, then sadly watch on as their oldest friend and band member Chi Cheng had a car accident and slipped into a coma he unfortunately never recovered from, passing away in April of 2013. But through all this they never lost sight of one thing, the music they love and this album is testament of that.
Babymetal continue their world domination with the release of their 2nd studio album Metal Resistance before headlining London’s Wembley Arena.
Babymetal, if you haven’t heard of them, are an infusion of Heavy Metal and J-Pop, formed back in 2010 as a subunit of Sakura Gakuin, a Japanese female idol group (if you’re like me and didn’t know what a Japanese idol is Google it, I’m not even going to try and explain this one). The combo is fronted by the 3 teenaged girls Suzuka Nakamoto, Yui Mizuno and Mou Kikuchi who go by the stage names Su-Metal, Yui Metal and Mou Metal respectively, while accompanied by the Kami Band who are seasoned Heavy Metal session musicians from all over Japan. Metal Resistance came out last Friday the 1st of April 2016, while most would have taken this as an April fool’s joke, the concept of Kawaii Metal (Translated into Cute Metal) is very serious to the girls.
"...the story and the characters themselves drew me in and the whole formulaic thing didn't even bother me anymore."
I'd like to start this off by saying I haven't read a Dean Koontz book in quite a long time. I would say--except for one momentary slip with Odd Thomas--it's been at least ten years. This doesn't mean I don't like Koontz. Far from it. The only issue I have ever had with his writing (and this took time to develop) is that over the last decade and a half it has become incredibly formulaic. Which drives me insane.