Archive for July, 2011

Borders Line: Who Else Is Stoked For Heckerling’s VAMPS?

Posted in Movie News with tags , , , , , , on July 28, 2011 by xymarla

I’ve been bored with vampires since before being bored with vampires was cool. And yet? I can’t wait for Amy Heckerling’s Vamps. Here’s why: AMY HECKERLING. I simply can’t imagine that Heckerling’s coy, subversive humor won’t serve even the tired paranormal romance trend.

Read more over at Badass Digest!

Borders Line: What’s The Next Big Thing?

Posted in Random Tidbits with tags , , on July 21, 2011 by xymarla

After watching Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2, my friends and I engaged in a discussion regarding what the next massively popular film franchise will be. Captain America should do some solid box office and is a blast by all accounts, and it’s possible that The Avengers could melt our collective faces, but the superhero pool is too crowded and mediocre for any one franchise to carry the day. Twilight is ending. Saw is done. Although I’m certain both parts will be blockbusters, The Hobbit is the last bit of juice we can squeeze from the Lord of the Rings franchise. Someone needs to pull an Old Yeller on Pirates of the Caribbean and emancipate us from Jerry Bruckheimer’s greedy death talons. The Hunger Games has employed inexplicable casting (Lennie Kravitz?!) and the books rapidly decrease in quality after a terrific start, so I can’t imagine it will ignite the public lexicon the way its YA counterparts have.  And everyone always seems to forget that the Narnia movies exist.

Read my predictions for the next huge franchise and give me your own over at Badass Digest!

Borders Line: Saying Goodbye To HARRY POTTER

Posted in Random Tidbits with tags , , , , , , on July 18, 2011 by xymarla

I’m trying to cope with the idea that in three days, I will no longer be able to anticipate a new piece of Harry Potter fiction. This world and these wonderful characters have been an important part of me throughout my entire adult life. Even though I was seven years older than Harry, Hermione and Ron when I first met them, I feel that I’ve grown with them, learned things about myself through their discoveries, related my own heartbreak to tragedies they suffered. They lost loved ones and so did I. They disappointed themselves and so did I. They fell in love and so did I.

Read more of my goodbye to these beloved characters and this beloved series over at Badass Digest!

Borders Line: Here’s A Bunch Of Stuff You Should Watch

Posted in Action Movie Review, Comic Book Movie Review, Film Review, Horror Movie Review, Sci-Fi Movie Review, Television Review with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on July 12, 2011 by xymarla
 
Today I’m offering up some odds and ends. I’ve intended to write a separate post for most of these shows and movies that I’ve lately enjoyed (or in many cases, enjoyed for the fourth or fifth time), but the days are waning and I’m experiencing an increasingly desperate need to push these recommendations on you as soon as possible. Much of the below is available free-streaming, because that’s how I relish most of my entertainment. Cheaply, and from the pajamas-clad comfort of my couch.
 
Read them all over at Badass Digest!