and i had never seen this movie until now

bromanceandships  asked:

I'm loving all the Charles Xavier love, keep it coming!

oh, good!! ;D i’m so glad. i can’t believe it’s taken me this long to find Charles!whump - and to find Charles Xavier, period! (*cries for a million years*) seriously. i’ve seen the first X-Men movies, but, for some reason, never had much interest in the ones with Erik and Charles… until this week, that is. now i’m obsessed - with their relationship, the storylines, the depth of the characters and their emotions and all the whump (and potential whump that needs to be written asap). agh. i’ll definitely keep it coming. ;) there’s no stopping me now. #oops

Originally posted by gif-007

-WG

31 Days of Halloween: Day 1

Poughkeepsie Tapes (2007)

The Poughkeepsie Tapes is a documentary-style horror film about investigators that find tapes in an abandoned house that document years and years of a serial killer’s murders. I heard a lot about this movie before watching it. It was disturbing and gritty but not as much as I was expecting, unlike when I first watched Cannibal Holocaust after hearing so much about it. Nonetheless I really enjoyed this movie, every tape they watched of the killer felt real which is why this movie was so disturbing to me since everything that happens could really happen and has.

The New York Ripper (1982)

The New York Ripper is an Italian giallo film about a detective that is hunting down a serial killer that is randomly killing women around New York City. The killer speaks in this weird Donald Duck-like voice which is both creepy and a bit cheesy at the same time. I absolutely love Italian horror, especially Lucio Fulci’s films but I had never seen this film until now and I loved it just as much as I thought I would.

Gun control now.

The other night I decided to catch a late night screening of “Vacation” at my local movie theatre. Which, contrary to critics, was by far the funniest movie I’ve seen in years. Go see it.

Now going to the movies is a fairly innocent and reasonable thing to do on a Friday night to wind down after a long week, and a decision that should be relatively easy to decide upon.

The thing that hit me about my decision to go to the cinema was that I actually had to think twice about it and consider my safety.

Up until this point, being an Australian living in America, it had never occurred to me to worry about my safety in a movie theatre. That was until last week when I heard of the savage killings and brutal mass shooting in a movie theatre in Lafayette during a screening of “Trainwreck”.

Now I know that this wasn’t the first shooting in America, nor was it the first shooting in a movie theatre. However it was the first movie theatre shooting that I had heard of while living in America and the reality of that really knocked me over.

Back in Australia these mass shootings I would hear about seemed so far away and so foreign that I never once considered it a possibility for it to personally impact me.

Yet here I was, 9 o’clock on a Friday evening, wondering whether the simple act of going to the movies was safe.

This is not a normal way to think. But the gun laws in this country are so frighteningly lenient that it’s hard not to constantly look over your shoulder.

Now I know there is always two sides to a debate and I’m not saying that America needs to ban guns… wait. No. Yes I am. That’s exactly what I’m saying.

Because why do you need guns? Honestly. If it’s because you want to prove your “manhood” and protect your cave I’d suggest drinking a big can of beer and watching the football.

If you genuinely believe that by guns being so readily available that local civilians will be able to protect themselves against a crazed gunman, then you really need to evaluate what you’re saying. So many shootings happen in the U.S. every year and you never hear of a heroic save by a civilian and his gun because, guess what, life isn’t a Bruce Willis movie and sometimes the bad guys kill innocent people before the hero arrives. Life isn’t Hollywood, it’s not the Wild West and it’s certainly not a rational way of thinking to believe that everyone should be armed.

America is so progressive with so many great things, yet this gun debate has gone on far too long. Guns kill people. People with guns kill people. It’s relatively simple.

At the very least, gun licenses need to be made more difficult to be obtained and proper background checks need to be in place to stop mentally ill and unstable people from getting their hands on guns.

I don’t know how many more mass shootings at movie theaters, schools and daycares are to happen before something is done but things need to change, and fast.