Monthly Archive – June 2012

Get your Pride on!!

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spark of vivacity photo Heya peoples!!!  How’s everyone doing??  Schoooooool’s out

for

the

SUMMER!!!

That’s right!!! Congrats on wrapping up another school year! I’d say school’s out forever, but truth is, you’re going back next fall – but enjoy the break and I hope you guys have a great summer!!
Be sure to sign up for the Teen Summer Reading Challenge if you haven’t already. Challenge begins July 1st.

And for those of you who are superly awesome, you’ve probably already seen this, but just in case, allow me to present the Oreo as you’ve (maybe) never seen it before!!!
Oreo Pride photo Kudos to Oreo for showing some pride, despite (or maybe because of?) the conversation they’ve stirred up!!

FYI, for those of you looking for some fun this Sunday and want to add some extra colour to the Canadian flag, the Pride Parade is happening downtown….good times guaranteed!

Frankenweenie: Burton, Dogs and Death?

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A new trailer was just released for Tim Burton’s upcoming animated feature Frankenweenie which will premiere this October.  Though I’ve been burned by Mr. Burton twice so far this summer (with Dark Shadows being only so-so and Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter not up to snuff, which I’ll talk about later this week), I’m excited for a new movie that calls upon the spirit of The Nightmare Before Christmas and Corpse Bride.  I gotta say though, I’m slightly amazed that this latest flick is being marketed to children.

To see what I mean, here’s the teaser, which was released a few months back.

 

So far, standard Frankenstein touches are applied, though they don’t seem to be shy about the whole grave-robbing part, or the detachable tail.

And here’s the latest trailer, which expands a bit on what the first one hinted at.

 

With the addition of Victor’s classmates and the frog-legs experiment, we have officially passed the Creepville welcome sign.  I mean, come on, that blonde girl with the cat?  She could only slowly and menacingly emerge from either the standard thought-processes of Tim Burton or our worst nightmares.  And while I’m digging the black-and-white old-school monster movie vibe and the *wink wink* references like the poodle with the Bride of Frankenstein hair-style, it does seem that, like most Burton movies, this surely will not be for everyone. 

Based on what we’re seeing here, what do you guys think?  Should this be aimed more at older kids and teens (and some animation and goth loving adults, such as moi)?  Or do you think younger kids could handle the digging up of a beloved family pet and then said-pet stitched together and experimented on a la classic horror movies?  I do wonder.

You can find the 1984 original, live-action short Frankenweenie, one of Burton’s first directing projects, on some DVD’s of The Nightmare Before Christmas or maybe on YouTube.  Enjoy!

Invisible Man

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Invisible Man

Ralph Ellison

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Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone

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Rowling, J.K.

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Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

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J.K. Rowling

 

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