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crimson peakDo you believe in ghost because Edith Cushing (Mia Wasikowska) sure does and maybe you will too after watching this film. Edith is a young woman in Buffalo, New York who is an inspiring horror author who just wants to publish her book. One day during a meeting with her father, she meets a charming man from England known as Sir Thomas Sharpe (Tom Hiddleston). Thomas is so enchanting and intriguing that he captures Edith’s heart. Edith’s father suspects that something is strange about Thomas and his sister Lucille (Jessica Chastain) that he investigates them. Before he can banish them to England, he is murdered and Edith marries Thomas and moves to his estate. Once she is there, strange things start to happen around the house that warn Edith of the horrors that lie in store for her. The film also stars Jim Beaver (Deadwood) as Carter Cushing, Charlie Hunnam (Sons Of Anarchy) as Dr. Alan McMichael, Burn Goman (The Dark Knight) as Holly, Doug Jones (Hellboy) as Edith’s Mother, Lady Sharpe, Leslie Hope (Talk Radio) as Mrs. McMichael, Jonathan Hyde (Titanic) as Ogilvie, Bruce Gray (Starship Troopers) as Ferguson, and the film was directed by Guillermo del Toro (Pan’s Labyrinth).

crimson peak 2One of the biggest things you should know heading into this film is that it really isn’t that scary of a movie. The film is not a ghost story, but rather a story with ghosts and that is the best way I can describe it. There is no question that the acting is amazing, the sets were amazing, and the cinematography was amazing. I will also say that I thought the story was amazing as well because it’s a tale of deceit. You’ll also see in this film and you’ll probably figure out that there is something weird with the Sharpe siblings. Chastain, Hiddleston, and Wasikowska were all brilliant as well in this film and I couldn’t have asked for a better cast. The other element that makes this film work is the fact that it’s a period piece rather than something set in the current times. The ghosts are also very unique looking a little different than what we are used to seeing as ghosts, but believe me it works. As I said, the ghosts were a very minor part of the film as they were there for aesthetic purposes in my opinion. While the ghosts may be tortured souls, they are doing their best to warn Edith, but she chooses not to listen to them until it’s almost too late.  I think the film is definitely worth checking out, but don’t expect to have the crap scared out of you is all that I am saying. I am going to give the film an B+ for a final grade only because it wasn’t that scary.

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Everyone always watches any of the MTV award shows for the opening sequences because those are the make or break sequences that will tell you how the night will be. So, Rebel Wilson was named the host of the 2013 MTV Movie Awards and I had high hopes because she actually is funny. The opening sequence which featured James Franco travelling to Australia to tell Rebel that she was chosen started the night off on the right foot. She was presented with the Iron Mangina suit and she flew to the awards where she performed with her Pitch Perfect cast in an amazing performance. Right when Rebel picked up the mic to talk to everyone, it suddenly became awkward where people were not laughing at her jokes right away and it was painful. Melissa McCarthy was the first presenter and her jokes were awful and that was an extremely awkward moment as well.

aa2As the show went on, the presenters were better as Rebel was still trying to figure out what she had to do to get a laugh. She eventually started to roll with her best bit which was the parodies of Les Miserable, Life Of Pi, and Magic Mike. Will Ferrell’s acceptance speech was priceless as he deservedly won the Comedic Genius award. The very beautiful Aubrey Plaza had her moment with Will Ferrell when she tried to take his award and she randomly sat back down. Rebel was a victim of another awkward moment when she won the Breakthrough performer award and the timing with Zac Efron, Seth Rogen, and Danny McBride just went terribly wrong. Selena Gomez had one of the best performances of the night in her sexy Indian outfit. The best announcement came at the end of the night when the director of The Avengers announced that Avengers 2 will come out in 2015 Overall, I am going to give the night a C+ because of all the awkward silent, missed joke moments of the night and there were many.

The Winners:

Best Male Performance: Bradley Cooper (Silver Linings Playbook)

Best Kiss: Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence (Silver Lining Playbook)

Summers Biggest Teen Badass: Chloë Grace Moretz (Kick Ass 2)

MTV Trailblazer Award: Emma Watson

Comedic Genius Award: Will Ferrell

MTV Generation Award: Jamie Foxx

Best Fight: Robert Downey, Jr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson and Jeremy Renner vs. Tom Hiddleston, the Chitauri, and a nuclear missile (The Avengers)

Best WTF Moment: Candieland Gets Smoked, Samuel L. Jackson and Jamie Foxx (Django Unchained)

MTV Breakthrough Performance: Rebel Wilson (Pitch Perfect)

MTV Best Shirtless Performance: Taylor Lautner (Twilight: Breaking Dawn)

Best Villain: Tom Hiddelston (The Avengers)

Best Hero Performance: Martin Freeman (The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey)

Best Musical Moment: Anna Kendrick, Rebel Wilson, Anna Camp, Brittany Snow, Alexis Knapp, Ester Dean, and Hana Mae Lee (Pitch Perfect)

Movie Of The Year: Marvel’s The Avengers

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