The Stanford Prison Experiment Provides an Interesting Look Into The Human Condition

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Based on a true story of an experiment executed by Dr. Philip Zimbardo and his team, a group of college kids volunteered themselves for a two-week project to remove themselves from civilization and play the one of two roles. Half played prisoners while the other half played the guards who controlled and watched them in a mock prison in the basement of the Stanford psychology building. This was a study to analyze and collect data on the human psyche and find out how people deal with power whether given to them or taken away.

The study took on a life of its own not only on the participants but on the doctors and team behind the scenes.

The study only lasted six days.

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Review: 7500, A Creepy Story Best Told As A Short Story Than A Full Length Film

7500 or Flight 7500 is just going to be another number besides Flight 180 to avoid when I take a flight to somewhere after watching this film. If I didn’t have a fear of flying already I have more of one now. I saw trailers to this film a long time ago and waited patiently for a release on the big or small screen but never got it. Even though movie was gone with no official release it was never forgotten. I always kept my eyes open for when it would be released for me to watch it. I decided to finally look on Amazon and there it was.

Why was I so eager to see this movie so much? Well, one reason could be the old saying, “You always want what you can’t have”. It could also be the fact that this movie was advertised around the time HBO’s True Blood was on and the popularity of Ryan Kwanten had skyrocketed with his good looks and charisma. Mainly, my reason is that I have special place in my movie heart for horror movies and seeing as I got a ghostly vibe from the trailer, those tend to get to me more than other types in the genre.

Here is a trailer to remind you what I was looking forward to.

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Movie Review: Train To Busan Gives Us a New Kind Of Zombie.

Sang-ho Yeon brings us an exhilarating and probably one of the most high energy and entertaining zombie movies. Without watching the trailer for this movie I decided to watch this film knowing little to nothing about it except for the plot of a father who is traveling with his daughter to Busan by train which at the same time a zombie virus breaks out in South Korea, they must stay alive among the ones infected on the train. 

I would advise not watching the trailer when you watch this because you will be surprised with how different these zombies are that I believe will enhance your viewing with the element of surprise. In case you are curious here is the trailer:

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Movie Review: The Girl With All The Gifts is Original And Clever.

Based on the novel and screenplay of writer Mike R. Carey, director Colm McCarthy who is more known for his work on British TV series brings to life a unique and clever take on the zombie apocalypse. You thought you have seen it all with 28 days later. This movie will change the way you look at the “undead” or the virus that makes humans thirst for human blood. 

In this feature the setting is a dystopian time when a fungus have infected most of the world and the victims who have turned into ravenous cannibals have taken over. They are known as “the hungries”. I love the clever names each zombie movie comes up with besides using the term “zombies”. In the center is Melanie, who is known as a 2nd generation of hungries who were born or infected during the beginning of the end. The difference being that they still have intelligence and can speak and talk as if they were fully human but still crave the human flesh. Melanie could be the key to a cure but before we can find out all hell breaks loose and on the run is a scientist (Glenn Close) whose only purpose is to use Melanie for her trial to the cure and a teacher (Gemma Arterton) who has been teaching a group of 2nd gen hungries at a military base. Melanie has grown close to this teacher and the 3 along with a couple of Military men try to survive amongst the havoc.

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Movie Review: Teen Titans: The Judas Contract

Rarely do I get a chance to watch these direct to video or direct to blu-ray, whatever is said nowadays, full length animated features. When I do, they are a lot of fun to watch and more adult than I would imagine. Say what you will about the DCU live action movies but what DC has over Marvel are their small screen films featuring our favorite heroes. These movies seem to have a way of keeping it light and fun enough for young teenagers to watch but making them just adult enough for those pushing 30 or even 40 and not feel like a kid watching them. 

Teen Titans: The Judas Contract is just one of the few that have been released this year and more to come after this latest feature. The theme seems to be darker and a little moody then the others. The colors and tones are different and you can even tell in the choice of animation that they are trying to get away from the happy childlike look for them. If you were to look up the animation used on the CN (Cartoon Network) “Teen Titans Go” animation and compare it with this movie, you will see a huge difference. 

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Netflix Originals of 2016

When you don’t want to spend money at the movies and just feel like you want a Netflix night at home, you have a huge arsenal of material to choose from. Netflix however has become a big part in entertainment for the small screen and one of the best things about Netflix is that they are now coming into creating their own original shows and movies. Here is a list of the ones I happened to catch during the 2016 year. Good or bad I am glad Netflix is developing their own stuff and I hope they keep going.

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Movie Review: Clown

So I finally had time to get around to watching Clown. At a time when clowns are in the media a lot more now. With the upcoming remake of Stephen King’s IT, Rob Zombie’s new horror movie 31 involving killer clowns, the real life clowns luring and terrifying kids in North Carolina right now. All of this adds to the creepiness of this movie.  It may look like Eli Roth is the one to bring this new horror to the small screen. Turns out that Eli Roth, director of horror movies like Cabin Fever and Hostel, is only producing this movie. Jon Watts co-wrote with Christopher Ford and directed this movie. So if you were turned off by this movie being directed by Eli Roth, don’t be. However, since he is producing it, don’t think that the lack of gore will be gone. This movie is gross. So fans of Eli Roth will still get a taste of what he is known for. This is also a great time for any superhero fans out there to get a glimpse into the direction of Watts. He will be directing the upcoming Spider-man: Homecoming.

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