Archive for October, 2009
5 Halloween movies that I like and that you should see
- Nightmare before Christmas or anything done by Tim Burton
- The monster squad
- Dracula(the original black and white one)
- Carnival of souls the cabinet of Dr. Caligari
Shock and awe
5 Books to read around Halloween
- Dracula and all the other horror classics
- Teenagers from mars
- World War Z
- cirque du freak and demonata series
I wanted to take the time to introduce you to our new teen blogger, Ethan. Everyone meet Ethan, and Ethan meet everyone. Now that we are familiar with one another, here is the first of many great things about Halloween by Ethan…
Halloween is wonderful time of the year when reality is put on hold and the surreal and all sorts of unimaginable things happen and will happen no matter what anybody says. The reason why is there will always be an undead army of hard core Halloween lover to keep IT ALIVE!! And, also, we are told right off the bat as kids if you dress scary enough you’ll get lots of candy. And, what kid doesn’t love candy unless they are a zombie in that case they love brains, and I’m sorry that I cant lend you mine I’m using it write this blog. The costumes, the candy, the movie and the season are all just awesome around this time. So, my children of the night come forth, with faces decaying and fangs bearing, reek havoc this Halloween and enjoy the rest of this mortifying month.
I thought that we should officially start our Halloween countdown off right with the trailer to Cirque du Freak (PG-13), which comes out today!
Happy Teen Read Week, everyone! I know this is a little late, but is better late than never – right? And, one of the great things about Teen Read Week is that you find out who won the Teens’ Top Ten. This year over 11,000 teens voted to decide which books where the best of the best.
- Paper Towns by John Green
- Breaking Dawn by Stephenie Meyer
- The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
- City of Ashes by Cassandra Clare
- Identical by Ellen Hopkins
- The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman
- Wake by Lisa McMann
- Untamed by P.C. & Kristin Cast
- The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks by E. Lockhart
- Graceling by Kristin Cashore
By the way, Tabi saw John Green speak on Monday. When I asked her about it, she said, “I liked his hair it was thick and swoopy (don’t worry about looking this one up in the dictionary – Tabi created it all by herself) in the front – he has REALLY COOL HAIR!” Yes, folks, apparently the best thing about John Green according to Tabi is not his writing, working toward the end of world suck or videoblogging, but his hair…
It’s Friday – not to state the obvious or anything. While many of you are looking toward the upcoming weekend, I am looking back to the past – specifically 1995, when a little movie called Empire Records (rated PG-13) came out. You may be asking yourself, “Why would she be thinking of Empire Records? Isn’t that movie really old?”
Well, I will tell you why. First off, the classics are never old, and, even though you were only an infant (or not even born) when Empire Records came out, it is never too late to revisit the classics – even the contemporary classics.
Secondly, the movie takes place in an AMAZING independent record store called Empire Records (the kind that I dreamed of working in way back in the day when I was a teen) on the Rex Manning Day. Rex Manning is the idolized rock star that visits the store to sign his albums and ends up being not so cool – but I’m digressing (look it up – it’s a good SAT/ACT word). Anyways, the staff of Empire Records is overjoyed that is Rex Manning Day, and the joy of the Empire Records’ staff is equivalent to my joy on book buying day at GPL – which oddly enough just so happens to be today!
So, enjoy this clip of Rex Manning Day at Empire Records (and, yes, on book buying day, I am the GPL equivalent to the crazed red-haired guy running down the steps), and I am off to convince Michael that we need to add Powerless by Matthew Cody to our collection. Wish me luck!
Are you looking for something to do on Halloween? Well, GPL Teens may have exactly what you are looking for. We will be showing a movie for teens, which is based upon a certain favorite book featuring a combo of vampires and forbidden love! The movie will start at noon, and, as always, there will be free food! This movie is rated PG-13.
P.S. I forgot to mention that we will be giving away a copy of this book after the movie.