Dreamworks was in full swing back in 2006, cranking out hit after computer animated hit, and this seasonal treat can still give you a good old fashioned kind of scare, and cannot be beat when it comes to great family horror films. This modern classic sits right up there with the Scary Godmother series for great Halloween holiday fun, and even has a retro setting most parents will enjoy and will identify with.
So, here it is, circa early 1980s, in a town that could be anywhere from Maine to Washington state, with crisp red, orange, and golden trees dotting the landscape. The focus of this story is one young teen, DJ (Mitchel Musso), and his obsession with the mysterious house across the street. This old place belongs to what appears to be a crotchety old man named Mr. Nebbercracker (Steve Buscemi). This man goes crazy whenever anyone messes with his lawn or comes near his home. From the most innocent little kid on a tricycle to drunken teenagers, no one is immune to his wrath. DJ has been investigating the pattern, and wants to know more about what is happening with that old house across the street. His parents are leaving town for the weekend of Halloween, and now he has his chance to find out more. Read more...(736 words, 173 images, estimated 2:57 mins reading time)
Spyglass Entertainment has one hell of a hit on their hands with J.J. Abrams reboot of Star Trek. It just doesn’t get better then this with high action, more action then we have ever seen in any of the Star Trek Films. This will be the one Trek film that you will be watching again and again for years to come. We still have all our favorite characters, they are just all brand new and slightly different and different in all the best ways. This one film will keep the franchise going for years to come and we are all waiting to see what they come up with next. Read more...(790 words, 70 images, estimated 3:10 mins reading time)
The second of the Star Trek films for the big screen feature the acting talents of William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy and DeForest Kelley as the main stars Kirk, Spock and Bones. The villain of the film is the one villain that most if not all Star Trek fans know is Khan played by Ricardo Montalban. From the original series they could not have picked a better person to be the rival to that of Kirk.
Khan is a byproduct of 20th century genetic engineering and was found by the Enterprise drifting in space in an old sleeper ship that had been launched in the last part of the 1990’s. Yes, at the time they thought we were all going to kill ourselves by then but of course we didn’t, but that is part of the Star Trek universe and can not be un made, so live with it, this is science fiction. In the original series Khan and his crew as well as one member of the Enterprise crew were set down on Ceti Alpha 5 which was later thought to have been destroyed. Read more...(502 words, 32 images, estimated 2:00 mins reading time)