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The shortage of original ideas in Hollywood is not a new issue. Hollywood blockbusters have long followed standard plotlines proven to generate excitement and revenue. Don’t get me wrong, indie movies and indie theaters will always reside in the warm, enriching, nacho supreme depths of my movie heart. But that does not mean that I am satisfied with the billions of dollars in resources Hollywood is wasting on leftover broccoli casserole lathered in recycled ideas and characters. I fell in love with movies because they have capacity to snap my semi-charmed life in half. Movies take you somewhere you can never go, make you someone you will never be. They touch emotions, remind you how you want to live your life, and give you a fresh perspective. My favorite movies are the ones that stick with you long after the bright sun tries to burn them out the second you walk out of the movie theater. Enough rambling, the following are some of the movies released this year that were either prequels, sequels, or remakes. (more…)

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Today’s vampire craze is fueled primarily by Twilight and sparking men.  It’s a shame because the vampire genre is such a mysterious, sexual, and graphic subject that, when played right, can provide a moving and entertaining ride.  And some directors have taken advantage of that by creating vampire movies that are original, driving, and memorable.  So I’ve compiled for you a list of great vampire movies that I enjoyed.  Unfortunately I haven’t been able to watch EVERY vampire movie out there, I already know I’m missing Nosferatu, DRACULA, Fright Night, and some selected others.   I know, shame on me.  But besides those, I can heavily recommend these.  Besides Halloween’s a great season to watch crappy horror movies anyways.

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