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I Found A Pretty Good Zombie Movie!..Kinda

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I love horror movies in general.  When I was little, around 5, a lady named Judy used to take care of me.  Her, her mother Ann and her brother Sunny.  They lived behind us and were my saviors for many years.

Well, Judy LOVED horror movies.  So at the tender age of 5, she would get a bowl of popcorn, plop me on her lap and throw The Omen in for us to watch.  I loved it.  Amityville Horror, Psycho, all of the good classics, and some of the not so good B-movie ones we all love. 

For some reason this didn’t twist me, we just bonded and had a good time.  I know at that age I knew this stuff wasn’t real and I enjoyed a good scare.  She liked the fact we didn’t have to watch Sesame Street and I liked that I got to watch stuff I could never watch at home.  It was our little secret.

Needless to say my hunger for good horror still grows.  I have watched EVERYTHING.  Zombie movies are new to me the last 4 years or so.  So when I find a good one I tell MJ, who introduced me to them.

It’s called Extinction GMO Chronicles.  The acting isn’t stellar, but I like the twist on the disease and the zombies just keep morphing during the movie.  It is long but entertaining.  I really liked this.  3 stars isn’t bad for a zombie movie.

Other than that I haven’t found another one since Dawn Of The Dead, and Zombieland that I find to be great.  Extinction isn’t GREAT, but it doesn’t suck either, so it’s worth the watch.

Em

“There’s A Girl In The Garden.”

http://wrestlingclique.com/images/imported/2011/04/727.jpgMy daughter says she wants to be able to say this one day.  When the zombie apocalypse happens.

If you don’t know where this quote is from, then… well… I just don’t know.  Look it up on Google.  You’re truly missing out if you haven’t seen that movie.

Last week my daughter, my toddler, and I were on our way back to the car from shopping at Trader Joe’s when we heard a bunch of sirens.  I turned to my daughter and said, “What if you saw people running in the parking lot attacking other people right now?  What would you do?”

Disappointingly, she replied, “I’d run back in the store, grab as much canned goods as I could, and then run back to the car.”

I stared at her for a minute and then asked her, “Seriously?  There.  Are.  People.  ATTACKING.  Other.  People.  Right here in front of you in the parking lot, and you want to run back in the store instead of getting in the car, locking the doors, and then driving like mad back home?”

She replied simply, “Yes.”

Now I understand that she’s thinking we need to make sure we have food, and she did explain this, but that is not what I would do.  I just chalked it up to it being because I’m a mom and she’s a kid.  Two completely different thought processes and priorities going on.

So I told finally told her as we were getting into the car, “Well, I just may have to leave you behind then.”

Brain Candy

I love to read.  Reading is one of my only “Me” times.  Taking a ten to fifteen minute shower twice a week is my other “Me” time – I’ll explain in another post.  I read for one to two hours early in the afternoon during my toddler’s nap and then at night, after she’s fallen asleep, while waiting for my husband to come to bed, so I can go watch “Lost” reruns with my older daughter for an hour or two.  We co-sleep with our toddler.

I did my share of heavy reading in college: genetics, organic chemistry, biochemistry, etc.  And I still do some heavy reading when I’m researching curriculum for my kids.  So when I want to “get away,” I like to read about zombie apocalypses and fantasy realms where magic exists.  I love that in either world it is perfectly legal – and normal! – to kill or beat down any bastard that does you wrong.  Ah, if only outlawry was still around.

If you are looking for reviews on novels like the next 30 Shades of Whatever, or self-help/ historical/ political look-I’m-an-intellectual type books, then you’ll have to go to another mom blog.  I tried to read The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo and only finished the first chapter or so.  I felt stupid.  I thought to myself, “I can understand the intricacies of genetics and not this?”  Maybe if I had trudged through, it would have gotten more interesting, but I just couldn’t bring myself to do it.  I honestly don’t see what the hubbub is about, but I’ll watch the movie because I like Daniel Craig.

I also can’t see what everyone loves about the Twilight saga either.  Try reading 13 Bullets by David Wellington.  Now there’s a proper vampire book – where vampires are savage monsters that will eviscerate a body before drinking the blood.

I know everyone loves “The Walking Dead” on AMC.  I was SO incredibly disappointed by the end of the first season.  I don’t watch it now.  The books were outstanding, and I wait with anticipation for my pre-orders from Amazon to arrive.  Sorry.  I can’t stand the show; the characters are beyond irritating and the writers strayed too far from the books.

So just to give you a head’s up, these are the type of books that will be reviewed here – if I’m the reviewer.  I will have my teens review books as well, as they are also avid readers.  I will also review children’s books that I read with my toddler.  We already have amassed quite the library of board books.

If you’re interested in seeing the other books I have already read, you can swing by my Goodreads page: http://www.goodreads.com/abbyandgrr.

MJ