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Archive for June 10, 2013

Netflix Movie of the Week #12: Grave Encounters

Great review on Grave Encounters here – a film we mentioned when we reviewd the sequel a few months back

Simply Film


As a self proclaimed film critic, I feel that it’s my obligation to force my favorite genres on the masses whenever I get the opportunity. With James DeMonaco’s The Purge hitting theaters this weekend, I thought I’d share with you a horror film that isn’t awful, in order to compensate for The Purge inevitably sucking like a vacuum-powered prostitute. With that in mind, I’d like to draw your attention to a film almost no one has watched, despite it’s being one of the better horror properties of 2011. Grave Encounters is a mockumentary style film directed by Colin Minihan and Stuart Ortiz, who are together known as ‘The Vicious Brothers’. The story follows a team of paranormal investigators as they shoot an episode for their reality TV show. Naturally, the mental hospital that the team is investigating turns out to be legitimately haunted and mayhem ensues.

Granted, the premise sounds…

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Happy Birthday Amy!

Today is my wife’s birthday, and I wanted to do something special. This year our girls were both in ballet, which culminated in a recital where they danced to selections from the Lion King. We did get photos done, but I wanted her to have a portrait like no one else in that class, so I took my own photos and from those created this painting. Happy Birthday Amy!

girls final

(You didn’t think that all I could do was the kind of art you see in Violent Blue did you?)