Sunday, February 22, 2015

The Sunday Post Meme (7)



Hey everybody! I am participating in a book meme called the Sunday Post which is being hosted by Kimba theCaffeinated Book Reviewer! The goal of this meme is to share news you have on various books and things you've read or received and also talk about what is coming up for your blog!  Movie hauls can include library books, yard sale finds, arcs and bought movies and you can share these finds with other movie bloggers!

Oh boy, this weekend was terrible for me!  I just caught one nasty cold and I wasn't able to do much in terms of watching some more surreal movies since I was sick.  Luckily, I'm getting a little better as I'm typing this, but I still need more time to recover from my head cold.  Hopefully, I can get in the review for "Return to Oz" during this week, if I can! 















Well, that's the Sunday News for today and I will have more news for the various movies and TV shows I've seen in the near future!


Posted on Sunday, February 22, 2015.



Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Surreal Discussions #2: Is Surrealism Popular?


Hey everyone! Welcome to another Surreal Discussions!

Today's Surreal Discussion is about: Is Surrealism Popular?

This is definitely a tough question to answer since it really depends on who I'm asking about this subject.  I could be talking to someone who enjoys surrealism and they could say that surrealism is still pretty popular these days or I could be talking to someone who believes that surrealism is too out there to be considered popular.



In my personal opinion, I think that surrealism does show up in everything, but it really depends on how much surrealism that person is willing to put into their works.  Like for example, if you look at movies done by David Lynch or Terry Gilliam, they are surreal for the most part.  Or if you look at films by Tim Burton, then his movies can be played straight with some surreal elements or can be totally surreal.



Surrealism does play a huge role in media in general, even though it can be used very differently depending on how much surrealism the person  wants to put into their works.  So, yeah Surrealism is popular in a way, depending on how you view Surrealism as a whole.








Monday, February 16, 2015

Sunday, February 8, 2015

The Sunday Post Meme (6)







Hey everybody! I am participating in a book meme called the Sunday Post which is being hosted by Kimba theCaffeinated Book Reviewer! The goal of this meme is to share news you have on various books and things you've read or received and also talk about what is coming up for your blog!  Movie hauls can include library books, yard sale finds, arcs and bought movies and you can share these finds with other movie bloggers!

Well, here's a bit of an update for this blog.  I have noticed that I haven't been posting on this blog for awhile now and that was because I was trying to check out more surreal movies and TV shows at the time and I have to tell you that there are still a lot of surreal movies and TV shows I still haven't watched yet, but I'm definitely making it my goal to watch as many surreal movies and TV shows as I can.  Also, my birthday was just this weekend (February 4th) and I had a really fun time, especially since we ate Red Lobster that day!  I also got "Dawn of the Planet of the Apes" on DVD and I can't wait to watch that movie! 












I have added some new additions to this blog: Surreal Discussions where we discuss everything that deals with surrealism and Surreal Image of the Week where I show you various surreal images for that particular week!











Well, that’s the Sunday News for today and I will have more news for the various movies and TV shows I’ve seen in the near future!



Posted on Sunday, February 8, 2015



Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Surreal Image of the Week: 2/1/2015


Hey everyone! I have a new addition to this blog called "Surreal Image of the Week" where I show some of my favorite surreal images of the week!  This week's surreal image is:


Brain Works by Henrik Drescher

Surreal Discussions #1: Why I Like Surrealism so much?



Hey everyone! Welcome to my first ever Surreal Discussions where I talk about things that are surreal!  Now, I know that I haven't been as active on this blog as I was before and that was because I was busy trying to watch more surreal movies and posting my thoughts on these movies on this blog.

This week's surreal discussion is going to be on why do I like surrealism so much?

Well, I'll tell you all a little story about how I got into surrealism in the first place and my journey into eventually liking surrealism.  When I was little, I wasn't a huge fan of anything surreal due to the fact that I didn't understand the nature of surrealism and in all honesty, surrealism used to creep me out when I was small, so I didn't really have any attachment to the genre.



It wasn't until I watched the Rabbit Ears' version of "The Fool and the Flying Ship," with narration by Robin Williams that I slightly started to get into surrealism.  Well, at the time, I was probably more into Robin Williams' narration of the story rather than the artwork or the actual story itself.  However, when I got older, I started to really appreciate both the artwork and the story as well as Robin Williams' narration and I started to get into the surreal nature of the story also.


After loving this version of "The Fool and the Flying Ship," I started searching for more of Henrik Drescher's works and that was where I discovered the magic of surrealism and I had been hooked on this genre ever since!


What I loved about surrealism is that you can take any premise you want (such as making a movie about a talking bed) and make it interesting to the audience since the audience wouldn't be expecting something so original and bizarre to be made into a movie or a TV series.

That was why I decided to make a blog that is dedicated to surrealism because I want to chat with other bloggers who also have a great love for surrealism and see what their opinions on certain movies and TV shows are like and we could compare and contrast what we saw in the movies.  So, if you are also a fan of surreal movies and TV shows, then please let the world know about your love for surrealism!