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Do Violent Movies Really Mess With Your Mind??


( there is a scene from the famous Alfred Hitchcock movie psycho in it!)

Violence this has been one of the many problems into days world. Many parents are trying to keep their child from explicit content from television shows, songs, movies to video games violence is every where and no one can stop it. Violence isn’t something that’s made up it happens everywhere from shooting to bombing. No child is safe from getting exposed to it but do you believe that violent movies are the key reason to some people’s behaviors. I’m not sure myself but I’m going to search a bit and find out.

Violent Movies, from “Goodfellas” to the “God Father” they are everywhere and some people love it. I asked brother and sister  Margaret Gillooly  who likes violent movies to Conner Gillooly who thinks violent aren’t are necessary.

Margaret explains why she loves violent movies. “I think violence can be done tastefully and um it depends on how the director  and how the shot is set it up.”

While Conner explains why he doesn’t. “I think film is a artform where we go to see movies for escapism to get away from violence and all the crazy things that happen.”

I asked them both if they believed that a violent movie affects a person’s behavior. Conner believes that it does while Margaret believes it does not.  I decide to ask the question to 20 people if they thought that violent movies could influence some ones behavior.  11 said yes while 9 said no. I also thought it would be interesting to see what genders agreed and disagreed on the topic.

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this shows what gender agreed and disagreed?

this shows what gender agreed and disagreed?

Going back to my chart I posted last week on what movies people would rather watch. I just noticed that the people actually rather watch two movies that could be considered violent action movies.


I remember a friend telling me that after watching the television show Dexter her mood changed she wanted to go out and get everyone that did her wrong. But could this really change a person’s way of thinking.

There was a study was a study done at Virginia Tech, they did a experiment with 53 males and 40 female college students  and found out shocking revelations when showing them violent movies.  These people were no way provoked but their attitude seem to change they were shown movies like “Driving Miss Daisy” and “Little Man Tate” to violent movies like “Universal soldier” and “Excessive Force”

A big shooting that no one would ever forget is the midnight shooting at a Batman movie.  James Holmes with a Ak-40 took it in to a theater and shot many of innocent people.  When asked why he did it he said the Joker( in the batman movie) inspired him to do it. Many don’t believe that is the case that this man was already deranged. While other believes that violent movies are the case of this. Writer Alissa Henry explains it well.

I can’t remember my attitude ever changing after watching a movie. But I do know when I hear a certain song my mood does change from happy to anger from sad. So what do you think, Do you think violent movies can influence a person’s behavior?  I want to hear what do you think.


The Breakfast Club



“Don’t you forget about me don’t don’t don’t you!”  I actually really like this song and this movie. So I guess I’ve made this John Hughes week for my blog.

First off who couldn’t relate to this movie?! You have Andrew “Andy Clark (Emilio Estevez) the star athlete, Claire Standish (Molly Ringwald) the popular girl, John Bender ( Judd Nelson) the rebel, Brian Johnson (Anthony Michael Hall) the nerd and Allison Reynolds (Ally Sheedy) outcast (which was me in High school) coming together to spend detention together. They never would have thought they would learn that each one of then is not so different from the other.  I liked this movie because it shows this we all have similarities but we may not think we do because of the way this person dresses or their social status. I kind of wish that my high school experience was like that.  But also at the same time I don’t think we ever had saturday detention or detention would have been that long to pour out our life stories to people in that short amount of time. I give this movie a 4 out of 5 it’s a realistic cute movie. It’s more realistic then Jennifer’s body I’ll admit that much.

My review on a student short film: Another Night



Hey Guys so today I’m going to switch it up. Instead of reviewing a well know movie today I thought I should do a little review on student movie that I saw that I thought was really so good and that it should be seen. That short movie is called Another Night by Trisha Smith. It’s based off of one of Trisha’s events that her and her friend use to do. (except for the zombies showing up) The video was put together really nicely.

I also have to say  that I absolutely loved the grandfather ( played by her real grandfather)  in this short film. He is really funny and I loved the plot of it. It kind of reminds me of Buffy but instead with zombies of course!.

Introducing my Movie Project

Great Scott!!

Great Scott!!

Hey guys and girls! For my Multimedia class I decided to do a interview with two people Trisha Smith a Point Park student and Victoria Smith a Art Institute graduate (no relation).  These two have done student related films. and This is what inspires them to do some of their films.  SO please tell me what you think and enjoy!

Pretty Persuasion


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I have a long list of movies ( and tv shows) that I would love to watch and Pretty Persuasion was one of  the top ones. To warn you guys this is a rated R movies (sorry kids).  I saw a lot of gifs about this movie on tumblr so I thought what the heck lets give this a try and to tell you the truth I’m kind of sad that I actually did. The movie is about a 15 year old girl  named Kimberly Joyce played by Evan Rachel Wood who wants to make it big. She’ll do anything for fame even if that means throwing  her two best friends  Brittany( Elisabeth Harnois) and Randa ( Adi Schnall) under a bus and making them lie with you to  frame a teacher for sexual assault.

It did have it’s funny moments in the movie but then the ending could have been a little  more clearer to me.  Also it just surprises me that a 15 year old girl could be such a ruthless  mastermind. What also  surprised me with how much sex is involved in these preteen’s lives.  I would have to say that the most funniest character to me had to be Holly Klein ( Jane Krakowski ) I don’t know why though I guess because I laughed more at her lines and also she makes  a great “reporter”. Except for Randa who asked questions that to her was serious but to her american classmates it was common sense. I would give this movie a 3 out 5 because there is a hidden meaning in the movie and I’m guessing that Fame isn’t everything it’s hyped up to.


The Incredible Burt Wonderstone Movie Review

Steve Carell and Steve Buscemi as Burt and Anton

Steve Carell and Steve Buscemi as Burt and Anton

I’ve been seeing commercials for this  upcoming movie for a while now. It just came out in theaters as of today! and Just by looking at the promos for The Incredible Burt Wonderstone I could say this looks like this could be a very funny movie.  Let’s start off with this amazing cast. It seems like the producers picked the best of the best and the funniest of all the funniest comedians.

The movie is about two magicians Burt Wonderstone played by Steve Carell and Anton Marvelton played by Steve Buscemi who felt like they were on top of the world with their classical magic acts. They may have been on top of the world like twenty years ago. While their acts are getting old a new modern day magician named Steve Gray played by Jim Carrey  is making a scene with crazy stunts that people are loving. So Burt get’s help from the person that made him start loving Magic in the first place, the magician Rance Holloway played by Alan Arkin to come up with crazy stunts of their own to hopefully get back their fame.  Can they do it? From what I’m seeing from the promo I would give it a 4 out of 5. I would give it all 5 points but hey  I haven’t seen it yet. It wouldn’t be fair to the movies I have already seen.

Here’s the four leading men:



Steven Carell:


A very funny guy I would say best known for playing Michael Scott on the Office. He’s playing Burt Wonderstone a man who lived for magic since he was little when he got his first magic kit to be just like Rance. But since him and his child hood friend Anton’s  magic career is going down hill Burt tries to think of crazy stunts to get their fame back.

Steven’s Imdb


Jim Carry: 

This comedian got his first shot on In living color. He plays Steve Grey, A new popular up and coming  magian who does crazy stunts that are taking over the world.  One of his stunts is holding his pee for more then a human should. It’s funny because his character reminds me so much of Criss Angel.

Jim’s IMDb








Steve Buscemi:
Best known for some of his roll’s in the Cohen brother’s  films. Steve plays Anton Marvelton  Burt’s best friend and his magic sidekick.
Steve’s Imdb





Alan Arkin: 

Is a famous singer, producer and author etc. He plays Rance Holloway  Burt’s childhood hero in the magic world.

Alan’s Imdb 





movie interview


monty This week I had to Interviewed two people Jessica Yanavitch, my 20 year old friend from Point Park University. Also my mother Nadine Mckenzie. Two different generations answering  three common question about one important subject, Movies! (it’s a important subject on my blog anyways) It surprised me how the young Criminal Justice major mentioned movies from around my mother’s time. I guess it goes to show that old movies can still rule. There was some answers that I had to cut out of the interview but one was  what was the worst movie by far Nadine said Night of the Living Dead while Jessica said Piranha 3D  she saw no point in it.  I also asked them both what movie would they never watch again Nadine said night of the living dead because she hates zombies. While Jessica said Monty Python and the Holy Grail. That’s where I will leave it up to you guys. What do you think is the worst movie by far comment below. Also the interview is down below tell me what you guys think.