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Gemmell Family Donations

You can help the Gemmell family by either donating money, or donating clothes or fast food gift cards to the following address:

 Kids Town at 18815 Waring Station Rd Germantown, MD

They can be dropped off between 6:30am – 6:30pm Monday – Friday

Arabelle: Size 2 shoes, Size 7/8 clothes, and school supplies would be appreciated as well.

Ken: Large shirt, pants. Shoes 10. Pants/Jeans 36-30

 

Monetary donation link via GoFundMe http://t.co/NhqH6Wc0HO

BMB’s Golden Globe TV Predictions

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Welcome to my Golden Globe Predictions! I’ll rank each show/actor in likelihood of a nomination, and add a spoiler nominee that will inevitably screw up my predictions!

 

Best Drama Series

“House Of Cards” (Netflix)
“Game Of Thrones” (HBO)
“The Good Wife” (CBS)
“Mad Men” (AMC)
“Downton Abbey” (PBS)

Spoiler: “The Affair”, “How To Get Away With Murder”, “Homeland”

Best Drama Actor

Kevin Spacey “House Of Cards”
Clive Owen “The Knick”
James Spader “The Blacklist”
Dominic West “The Affair”
Michael Sheen “Masters Of Sex”

Spoiler: Jon Hamm, “Mad Men”,  Jeff Daniels “The Newsroom”,  Liev Schreiber “Ray Donovan”

 

Best Drama Actress

Viola Davis “How To Get Away With Murder”
Julianna Marguiles “The Good Wife”
Ruth Wilson “The Affair”
Robin Wright “House Of Cards”
Kerry Washington “Scandal”

Spoiler: Lizzy Caplan, “Masters Of Sex”,  Tatiana Maslany “Orphan Black”,   Connie Britton “Nashville”

Best Comedy Series

“VEEP” (HBO)
“Orange Is The New Black” (Netflix)
“Modern Family” (ABC)
“The Big Bang Theory” (CBS)
“Louie” (FX)

Spoilers: “Brooklyn Nine Nine,” “Transparent”

Best TV Comedy Actor

Jeffrey Tambor “Transparent”
Jim Parsons “The Big Bang Theory”
Ricky Gervais “Derek”
Andy Samberg “Brooklyn Nine Nine”
Matt LeBlanc “Episodes”

Spoilers: Anthony Anderson “Blackish”,  Johnny Galecki “The Big Bang Theory”

Best TV Comedy Actress

Julia Louis Dreyfus “VEEP”
Taylor Schilling “Orange Is The New Black”
Lisa Kudrow “The Comeback”
Amy Poehler “Parks and Recreation”
Lena Dunham “Girls”

Spoilers: Wendi Mclendon-Covey “The Goldbergs”,  Mindy Kaling “The Mindy Project”

 

Actor/TV Movie

Matthew McConaughey “True Detective”
Billy Bob Thornton “Fargo”
Benedict Cumberbatch “Sherlock: His Last Vow”
Mark Ruffalo “The Normal Heart”
Woody Harrelson “True Detective”

Spoilers: Martin Freeman “Fargo”

 

Actress/TV Movie

Frances McDormand “Olivia Kitteridge”
Jessica Lange “American Horror Story: Freak Show”
Cicely Tyson “A Trip To Bountiful”
Maggie Gyllenhaal “The Honourable Woman”
Sarah Paulson “American Horror Story: Freak Show”

 

TV Supporting Actor

Bill Murray “Olivia Kitteridge”
Matt Bomer “The Normal Heart”
Martin Freeman “Sherlock: His Last Vow”
Jon Voight “Ray Donovan”
Josh Charles “The Good Wife”

Spoilers: Peter Dinklage “Game Of Thrones”,  Ty Burrell “Modern Family”

 

TV Supporting Actress

Julia Roberts “The Normal Heart”
Kate Mulgrew “Orange Is The New Black”
Allison Janney “Mom”
Kathy Bates “American Horror Story: Freak Show”
Uzo Aduba “Orange Is The New Black”

Spoilers: Maggie Smith “Downton Abbey”,  Bellamy Young “Scandal”

 

TV Movie/Miniseries

“True Detective”
“The Normal Heart”
“Fargo”
“American Horror Story: Freak Show”
“Olivia Kitteridge”

Spoilers: “Sherlock: His Last Vow”, “The Missing”

Find out Thursday morning if my predictions were correct!

Movie Review: “The Possession Of Michael King”

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“The Possession Of Michael King”

Rated: R

Starring: Shane Johnson, Ella Anderson, Cara Pifko

 

OK, I’ll admit. I’m a little tired of the ‘found footage’ horror genre. It was tolerable for a while, but every other horror flick used it. I was hesitant to even watch this film..but I’m glad I did.

Filmmaker Michael King, played by Shane Johnson, loses his wife and sets out to make a documentary on the supernatural. Michael is an atheist who wants to disprove the existence of God and the Devil. Needless to say, he gets more than he bargained for. This next picture says it all.

Yikes.

The film overall is decent. I enjoyed the ‘found footage’ style here because some of it involves solely the main character. There were definitely some good scares here, that even had me jumping off the couch. That’s not easy, by the way.

The standout in the film, however, is Shane Johnson in the lead role. He comes across as the guy next door. He comes across as someone who is pissed off his wife is dead. In other scenes..he is utterly terrifying. This guys good.

The film is only 1 hour and 23 minutes long, and moves very fast. I can’t recall a point in the film where I lost interest, or it dragged. The film is available now on DVD, BluRay and Netflix!

 

*** out of *****

Top 10 Horror Films Of All Time

Happy Halloween everyone! Here’s my Top Ten horror films of all time.

Read..if you dare!

10: “Poltergeist”

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Starring: Craig T. Nelson, JoBeth Williams, Heather O’Rourke, and Zelda Rubenstein.

This ghoulish classic follows the Freeling family, and their fight against a mysterious force. I would consider this to be one of the first horror films to show a child. Heh, is that mean? I don’t care. It might get them to turn off the TV.

They’re here!

9. “Scream”

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Starring: Neve Campbell, David Arquette, Courtney Cox, Drew Barrymore, Rose McGowan, Jamie Kennedy, Skeet Ulrich, Matthew Lillard

In my opinion, “Scream” redefined the horror genre in the 1990’s. The film had a new premise, making fun of previous horror films. “The Rules” scene is one of the best in horror history..because it’s true. The film delivered some laughs, but ultimately served up some great scares. The marketing brilliance of having Drew Barrymore promote the film as if she’s the star, and be killed off in the first 20 minutes, really sets up the “Holy crap anything can happen” vibe. Wes Craven’s first entry on my list.

8. “The Haunting”

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Starring: Julie Harris, Claire Bloom, Russ Tamblyn, Richard Johnson.

The film follows a group of people invited to stay overnight at a haunted house. It’s not “Scary” by jump factor, it’s scary watching Julie Harris’ character going absolutely insane.

7. “The Omen”

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Starring: Gregory Peck and Lee Remick

This film chronicles an American diplomat stationed in Rome, who loses his first child via miscarriage. He and his wife are then given a chance to adopt an orphan, named Damien. Strange and murderous things start happening, and they learn their son is the Antichrist. Pretty freaky film. If your name is Damien, and I don’t speak to you..now you know why.

 

6. “A Nightmare On Elm Street”

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Starring: Robert Englund, Heather Langemkamp, Amanda Wyss, Johnny Depp.

Freddy Krueger is creepy. I get it. The part that freaks me out, is that in a dream world, everything is supposed to be OK. Well, not in this dream world. Some of the sequels are decent but PLEASE STAY AWAY from the remake.

5. “The Night Of The Living Dead”

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Starring: Duane Jones and Judith O’Dea

Romero’s classic about strangers sheltered together during a zombie invasion. Being in black and white, the film terrifies me even more. Eat your heart out, Rick Grimes.

4. “The Shining”

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Starring: Jack Nicholson and Shelley Duvall

In one of his most iconic roles, Jack Nicholson delivers as writer-gone-mad, Jack Torrance. He moves into a snowed in hotel with his wife and son, who has psychic abilities. This is possibly one of the best films of all time in my book. REDRUM.

 

3. “Psycho”

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Starring: Anthony Perkins, Vera Miles, John Gavin, Janet Leigh

Probably..the most important horror film. Ever. “Psycho” was noted as starting the “slasher genre” as we know it today. Hitchcock crafted one of the most iconic scenes ever..the shower scene. You know you check the bathroom while you’re in the shower making sure no ones in there. A masterpiece.

2. “Halloween”

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Starring: Donald Pleasence, Jamie Lee Curtis, Charles Cyphers, Nancy Loomis, PJ Soles

The tone of “Halloween” is what makes it my favorite film of all time. Not the scariest, however. “Halloween” isn’t gory, and it shouldn’t have to be. The tense music, and brilliant scares is what sets the film apart from any other slasher film. Donald Pleasence is brilliant as Dr. Loomis. Jamie Lee Curtis was the perfect actress to play Laurie Strode. Quiet, naive, and subtle. Since 1978..the holiday of Halloween has NEVER been the same.

 

1. “The Exorcist”

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Starring: Ellen Burstyn, Max von Sydow, Jason Miller, Linda Blair

OK. This film absolutely terrifies me. It probably has something to do with the whole demonic possession thing. Yup. That’s it.  And the fact that it happened in Prince George’s County in the 1940’s? Son of a. I wasn’t allowed to watch the film until I was 16 years old. I didn’t sleep for three days. The eerie use of “Tubular Bells” and that damn demonic face popping up everywhere sealed the deal.