Since this is still in theatres I’ll avoid any spoilers and just say this: after the big name cast and splashy advertising of Halloween Ends resulted in such ridiculous disappointment, it was refreshing to walk into a theater and sit down to a movie I knew almost nothing about, starring people I’d never heard of, and be genuinely entertained.
Smile was a story I have NEVER seen before. This was original. The villain was outstanding. The female lead was never sexualized. The black supporting actor was never turned into a racist stereotype. And, except for the very, very end, all the characters made natural, intelligent choices. Unlike Halloween Ends, Smile made sense. It made me want to watch it again. But most of all it made me glad I went. And you can’t ask for much more than that.
Watching Halloween Ends was like watching a boring Halloween reboot, but someone changed the channel halfway through to a melodramatic, made-for-TV remake of The Lost Boys with no vampires or plot, then turned it back to the weird and unsatisfying end of the Halloween movie… except less interesting in every way.
Mark’s oldest kid is into Lego, but only on his own terms. Mark signed him up for Brick Loot, but the kid won’t touch them. So when Mark was doing a little housekeeping, he collected a few things and sent them home with me. One box turned out to be very Halloween friendly! Click the pic to stack some bricks!
So I was running out of ideas for this day’s new Halloween experience, when I spotted these. Every year Hot Wheels releases a special batch of Halloween cars, but these aren’t them. The slime, however, could be just the thing to push this into Halloween territory. I rolled the dice and bought some. Click the pic to see if my gamble paid off.
No, not the supernatural kind. These ghosts are full on caffeine bombs. When Freddy’s on the prowl and you absolutely CANNOT fall asleep, reach for these ecto-coolers. Plus, they’re Halloween candy flavored. Click the pic and stay up all night with me!
This is going to be a very short review. Almost anything I say would ruin something for someone, and The Haunting Of Hill House is so good that I refuse to do that. Click the pic and I’ll tell you as much as I can.