Thursday, October 31, 2013

10.31.13: Chocolate Chick Horror Movie Faves - Have a Safe Halloween


In October of 2011, a 'horror movie pick of the day' was posted on the Chocolate Chick blog daily. To view those entries, search the archives.

"Sleepy Hollow" (1999)

"Sleepy Hollow" was a commercial success, bringing in over $200 million dollars in box office receipts.

Have a safe and fun Halloween!


A Few Scary Movie Faves: (In no particular order)


The Ring
The Exorcist
When A Stranger Calls
When A Stranger Calls Back
Psycho (1960)
The Shining
Night Of The Living Dead (1968)
Midnight Meat Train
The Omen
Salem's Lot
Invasion of the Body Snatchers
The Hills Have Eyes
Rest Stop
Somebody Help Me
Nightmare on Elm Street
Wrong Turn
Joy Ride
Children of the Corn
Pet Sematary
The Entity (1981)
Case 39
House of Haunted Hill (1959)
Friday the 13th
Sleepy Hollow
Race With the Devil (1975)
Paranormal Activity
Jeepers Creepers 1 & 2
Blair Witch Project
The Grudge
The Crazies
The Fly (1958)
The Howling
Horror Express (1972)
Silver Bullet
Black Christmas
Campfire Tales
Squirm (1976)

By the way, I luv Japanese horror films. Many are often remade as American films. Such titles include, 'The Ring' and 'The Uninvited'.

If you've never watched an actual Japanese horror movie, you're missing out on some of the best horror films ever made. 

Check out 'Ringu', which was later made in America and introduced as 'The Ring', one of my all-time favorite horror movies.

'Ju-on' and 'The Curse', are also notable J-horror films.


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Have a safe Halloween!!!

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Chris Brown Enters Rehab

[Video] - Chocolate Brownie Recipe

 Via JoyofBaking.Com:

For more recipes, visit Joyofbaking.Com.

Congrats: Kerry Washington & Nnamdi Asomugha Expecting Their First Baby!

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Well it seems the baby bump was real.

Kerry got folks speculating about pregnancy rumors after appearing on recent late night talk shows. The billowed dresses she wore, seemed to show, rather the hide Kerry's surprise.

Congrats to Kerry and Nnamdi!


[Video] - Bobby Brown Surprises Sheryl Underwood on THE TALK + A Bobby Brown Video Throwback:

 Bobby Brown's album was hella crazy hot, never gets old!!! And as always.. NE4LIFE!!!!

Horror Movie Spotlight: Four Movie Trailers - Available on DVD/Blu-ray/Netflix/ Amazon and/or VOD

"Would You Rather" (2013)


"Chain Letter" (2010)


"Somebody Help Me 2" (2010)  [The original was released in 2007]


 "Choose" (2010)


10.30.13: Horror Movie Picks of The Day

"First Born" (2007)

The film 'First Born',  is more of a "suspense horror", Alfred Hitchcock style of film.

Of course, Alfred Hitchcock was the 'Master of Suspense', and is often imitated, but never duplicated.. still... you can't go wrong with this thriller.

"Joshua" (2007)

'Joshua' is an excellent example of a stylish psychological thriller / suspense horror, rolled up into one. Alfred Hitchcock vibes in this film as well.

'Joshua', will remind you of classic films such as, 'Bad Seed', The Omen 1 & 2, 'Village of the Damned' and the recent disturbing movie 'Come Out and Play'.

A 'Bad Seed' made-for-tv remake was done is 1985, starring Blair Brown.

Check the trailers below.

 "Bad Seed" (1956)


"The Bad Seed" (1985) - Scene from the film


"Village of the Damned" (1960)


"The Omen" (1976)


 "Damien: Omen 2" (1978)


 "Come Out and Play" (2013)


[Video] - Author Sienna Mynx Answers Readers' Questions, Talks Upcoming Projects & Shares a Bit of 'La Famiglia!

Y'all, check out the latest video blog from awesome author Sienna Mynx. Sienna's epic reads include, 'The Battaglia Mafia' Series, 'Tale of Three Hearts' Series and many more blazing titles.

We're all waiting in giddy anticipation, for the next installment in the uber popular 'Battaglia Mafia' series. If you haven't read the series thus far... do so now!

Visit Sienna Mynx's official website at www.TheDivasPen.Com.


Movie Trailer: The HUNGER GAMES: CATCHING FIRE In Theaters 5.23.14 [Final Trailer]

Movie Trailer: X-MEN: DAYS of FUTURE PAST In Theaters 5.23.14

Monday, October 28, 2013

[Video] - Banana Chocolate Cupcakes

 Via JoyofBaking.Com - Visit the JoyofBaking.Com's website and youtube channel for more delicious recipes.

New Music: THE MONSTER by Eminem f/ Rihanna

Scary Film Facts: 'When a Stranger Calls' (1979) - One of the Creepiest Opening Scenes Ever

To this day, one of the best opening film scenes is from the horror thriller When a Stranger Calls (1979). This original version of the film is a classic.

The first 30 minutes of the made-for-tv sequel, When a Stranger Calls Back (1993), was just as creepy.

Take a look back at the original opening scene and a clip from the Made for TV sequel.

  When a Stranger Calls (1979) - First 25 Minutes


When a Stranger Calls Back (1993) - Quick clip from the movie.

Chris Brown Arrested After An Alleged Fight Near The W Hotel, Faces Revoked Probation & Years In Prison

Side Note:  If true, Chris Brown should have just walked away.

Movie Trailer: DEVIL'S DUE [Horror] Releases 1.17.14

Thursday, October 24, 2013

TAMAR & VINCE S2E7 - 'Baby Herbert Arrives' - Tamar & Vince Welcome Baby Logan! [Full Episode]

Congrats again to Tamar and Vince! Tune in for a new episode tonight, at 9PM EST on WEtv.

SCANDAL THURSDAY! S3E4 - 'Say Hello to my Little Friend' Airs Tonight at 10PM EST on ABC

[Video] - Footage Of Kanye West Proposing to Kim Kardashian

Movie Trailer: LAST LETTER [Sharon Leal, Omari Hardwick, Thriller)

Movie Trailer: CAPTAIN AMERICA: The Winter Soldier in Theaters 4.14.14

Movie Trailer: ANCHORMAN 2: The Legend Continues in Theaters 12.20.13

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

[Video] - No Bake Chocolate Cheesecake

Chris Brown and Drake Collaboration in the Works

Court Files: Cee Lo Green Facing up to Four Years in Prison

Congrats: Kelly Clarkson Weds Brandon Blackstock

Movie Trailer: HOURS [Paul Walker]

Movie Trailer: HOMEFRONT In Theaters 11.27.13 [Red Band Version]

Movie Trailer: The GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL in Theaters 3.7.14

Movie Trailer: NON-STOP [Liam Neeson] in Theaters 2.28.14

Apple Reveals the new iPad Air... 2x's Faster, Weighs One Pound, Available 11.1.13

Side Note: The new iPad Air is priced at $500, will be available November 1st. For more info, go to

New Music: SORRY By Naya Rivera f/ Big Sean

Congrats: Kim Kardashian and Kanye West Are Engaged

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Kim Kardashian got more than just a "little" trinket on her 33rd birthday. Her boo, Kanye West, popped the question. So, congrats to the happy couple!

 Additional deets below.

 Via E Online:
Kim Kardashian got the birthday surprise of a lifetime tonight. The E! star is engaged to longtime love Kanye West, the rapper popping the question in front of their friends and family at AT&T Park in San Francisco.

Kanye, whose Yeezus Tour touches down in nearby San Jose tomorrow night, rented out the stadium for the occasion. (For all the details on Kim & Kanye's surprise engagement, tune into E! News Tuesday at 7 p.m. and 11:30 p.m.)

And here we thought Kim's 33rd birthday bash at Tao this Friday was going to be the major event of the week.

Kanye sure figured out a way to top last year's chocolate cake! Earlier tonight, in fact, Kanye was hanging out with director Steve McQueen at the 2013 Hollywood Film Awards and was the first presenter of the night, making it all the more surreal when he touched down in the Bay Area just a couple hours later. (Way to keep 'em guessing!)

Monday, October 21, 2013

[Video] - 'Easy' Chocolate Cake Recipe

Via Allrecipes:

 For the detailed recipe, go to

[Video] - Stephen King Discusses His New Novel 'Doctor Sleep'

[Video] - TLC, Keke Palmer, Drew Sidora and Lil Mama Discuss the 'Crazy Sexy Cool' Movie - Wendy Williams Show

[Video] - Leah Remini Explains How She Got Kicked Out of an Eddie Murphy and Arsenio Hall Party Back in the Day

Side Note: *Dead* LMAO

New Video: 'Breakfast Can Wait' By Prince

New Video: HURT YOU By Toni Braxton and Babyface

The TLC Movie, 'Crazy Sexy Cool' Airs Tonight at 9PM EST on VH1!

A NETFLIX Pick: '666 PARK AVENUE' Season One Episodes Available

ABC cancelled '666 Park Avenue', before season one had even completed airing. Huge mistake. The show had great potential, and a growing audience.

Netflix is now streaming the full season.


Amazon 'Prime' Movie Pick: EVIL THINGS (Horror)

EVIL THINGS, is one of those horror films that you shouldn't mind watching for free, hence... great, that it's available for free, with an 'Amazon Prime' account.

I watched it yesterday. Definitely not a movie I would purchase to own or rent. But, it's watchable.

Keep in mind, EVIL THINGS, is another 'film footage' discovery type horror film.


[Video] - Chris Noth Goes IN, Speaks Truth About 'Racist' Tea Party, and the Disrespect Shown to the President

 Side Note: AMEN!

[Video] - 10.21.13: President Obama Speaks About the New Healthcare Website, Explains the Benefits of The New ACA

[Video] - MUST SEE Sneak Peek: 'REAL HOUSEWIVES of ATLANTA'' Season 6 Premieres 11.3.13 at 8PM EST on Bravo

Side Note: Oh, it's going to be a hella good, 'popcorn poppin, wine sippin', must see season.
D. R. A. M. A! And yes, I'm here for it. Boom!

ICYMI: Congrats: Monica and Shannon Brown Welcomed a Baby Girl, In September

 Congrats, to Monica and Shannon!

She Did That! [Video] - Tamar Braxton Stopped By The 'Arsenio Hall Show', Performed 'All The Way Home" Live

Side Note: Be sure to grab a copy of Tamar's new album, 'Love and War', if you don't have it. The entire album is fiyah!

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Yes Gawd, It's 'SCANDAL' THURSDAY!!! Sneak PeeK: S3EP3 'Mrs. Smith Goes to Washington' + Must See Again Scenes

Okay folks... so now it's on to episode 3, airing tonight at 10PM EST on ABC.

But first, one should revisit, 'MUST SEE AGAIN' scenes from the last two episodes.

I swear, 'Daddy (Rowan) Pope' ain't no joke, the Gladiators at 'Pope and Associates' protected 'Olivia', Huck flipped... grabbing 'Olivia's'throat, 'Fitz' and 'Olivia' had airtime and with just a look... the chemistry still sizzled with an undercurrent, 'Mellie' is still... well 'Mellie', and oh.. yeah.. 'Jake' appeared again.

As always... the writing was superb...brilliant, and everyone gave stellar performances, and kicked ass while doing so.

In no particular order.. revisit epic moments from season three.

Side Note: Chile, Kerry Washington's wardrobe on 'Scandal' is always on point, and that white coat she wore in the scene with 'Fitz' was everything!

Speaking of the fashion on 'Scandal', SAKS recently devoted a window collection to the hit show.

Take a peek at

Also, big ups to the Youtubers, for taking the time to create these video clips. Y'all rock!

CONGRATS: [Video] - 10.16.13: Cory Booker Wins in Special NJ Senate Election + Last Debate w/ "Teabagger" Steve Lonegan

MUST WATCH: [Video] - 10.17.13: President Obama Speaks on Reopening The Government

Side Note: Lawd.. when President Obama stated that the GOP / Tea Party should "win an election", if they wanted to change policies. I died. LMFAO!!!!!!!

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Recent Polls Show Republicans Suffering Big Time

Side Note: Get ready for ------> 2014.

Movie Trailer: Amma Asante's 'BELLE' [Gugu Mbatha Raw, Tom Wilkinson] In Theaters 5.2.14

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 Details via
Belle is based on the real historical character Dido Elizabeth Belle, the mixed–race daughter of a British Naval officer and an African woman. Dido is taken to England by her father, Captain Sir John Lindsay (Matthew Goode), to be raised by his uncle, the Lord Mansfield (Tom Wilkinson), as an aristocratic Lady, as befits her blood line. On the grand estate of Kenwood House, Dido (Gugu Mbatha-Raw) is raised in privilege alongside her cousin Elizabeth Murray (Sarah Gadon) and together they navigate the complex social hierarchies of the time. Dido meets John Davinier (Sam Reid), a young lawyer and apprentice of Lord Mansfield, and a rift grows between her and her protective guardian, who sees John as being beneath Dido. Yet John and Dido’s meeting is the beginning of a love story that catapults Dido onto a path of self-discovery, and forces Lord Mansfield, the Lord Chief Justice, to confront his own views on race, society and the antiquated laws of the time.

Movie Trailer: HERCULES: The LEGEND BEGINS In Theaters 2014

Movie Trailer: CHARLIE COUNTRYMAN In Theaters 11.15.13

Movie Trailer: JACK RYAN: SHADOW RECRUIT In Theaters 12.25.13

Movie Trailer: I, FRANKENSTEIN

Ex Files: Zoe Kravitz Supports Ex Michael Fassbender, Attends 'The Counselor' Premiere

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Zoe Kravitz and Michael Fassbender prove, exes don't have to hate one another after a split. Recently, Zoe attended Michael's movie premiere for 'The Counselor'. Additional deets below.

Via US Weekly:

Former couple Zoe Kravitz and Michael Fassbender reunited in New York City on Wednesday, Oct. 9 at a screening of the actor's newest film, The Counselor. The X-Men: First Class costars caught up with each other during a cocktail party at the event.

An eyewitness tells Us Weekly that Fassbender, 36, spent much of his time before the screening, hosted by Cinema Society & Emporio Armani, chatting with Kravitz, 24. "The seemed like very good friends," the insider tells Us. But as soon as the screening of his film got underway, Fassbender went his separate way.

Despite their 12-year age difference, the two started dating while filming X-Men in 2010. At the time a source told us, "They're really low-key, but they have a great time together just talking music or movies."

The couple split in 2011, however, and Fassbender went on to date his Shame costar Nicole Beharie. The actor confirmed they were dating in the June 2012 issue of GQ, and, seven months later, Beharie revealed they broke up on Twitter in January 2013.

After her relationship with Fassbender, Kravitz began dating Gossip Girl actor Penn Badgley. The couple split in June 2013 after two years together -- but a reconciliation may be in the works. The pair was spotted kissing during a romantic getaway to Rome, Italy just last month.

Chiwetel Ejiofor, Lupita Nyong'o, Alfre Woodard, Brad Pitt and Steve McQueen Talk '12 Years a Slave'

Michael Fassbender Covers GQ's Nov Issue, Talks Dating,'12 Years a Slave', 'The Counselor' and Stops by 'Letterman'

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Thursday, October 10, 2013

Kris & Bruce Jenner Officially Separate + The Jenners Cover US Weekly Magazine

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Kris and Bruce Jenner announced earlier this week, that they were separating after 22 years of marriage. Now, this shouldn't surprise anyone. The two could not hide their growing distance from one another on their hit reality show, "Keeping Up With The Kardashians".

But, say what you want, at least the Kardashians/Jenners don't sugar coat ish for you. It is what it is. In addition, with all the foul negative things folks say about their family, they stand united, as a family should. 

Folks can keep hating, but the fact remains, the Kardashians continue to pull in tens of millions of dollars... laughing all the way to the bank. You don't have to like the family, but respect the hustle.

Talk about millions,(around $125 million to be exact), that's what is at stake, if the Jenners decide to divorce. Rumor has it, there isn't a prenup... if true, that's a lot of cheddar that's has to be divided.

So, do you stay together for the sake of the "empire", or part ways on friendly terms, both happy and still very much financially comfortable?

 Only time will tell. Additional deets below.

Monday, October 7, 2013

Box Office Wars: GRAVITY Sends The Competition Into Space, Takes The Top Spot

Sandra Bullock and George Clooney's sci-fi thriller 'Gravity', soared to the top of the box office charts. The film pulled in $55,785,112 in ticket sales over the weekend.

'Gravity' also broke the record for the biggest October opening.


Book of the Month: [October 2013] - DOCTOR SLEEP By Stephen King

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In DOCTOR SLEEP, King centers the story around 'Dan Torrance', and puts forth an interesting tale for the now grown Torrance.

Synopsis: Via Amazon:
Stephen King returns to the character and territory of one of his most popular novels ever, The Shining, in this instantly riveting novel about the now middle-aged Dan Torrance and the very special twelve-year-old girl he must save from a tribe of murderous paranormals.

On highways across America, a tribe of people called the True Knot travel in search of sustenance. They look harmless—mostly old, lots of polyester, and married to their RVs. But as Dan Torrance knows, and spunky twelve-year-old Abra Stone learns, the True Knot are quasi-immortal, living off the steam that children with the shining produce when they are slowly tortured to death. Haunted by the inhabitants of the Overlook Hotel, where he spent one horrific childhood year, Dan has been drifting for decades, desperate to shed his father’s legacy of despair, alcoholism, and violence.

Finally, he settles in a New Hampshire town, an AA community that sustains him, and a job at a nursing home where his remnant shining power provides the crucial final comfort to the dying. Aided by a prescient cat, he becomes “Doctor Sleep.”

Then Dan meets the evanescent Abra Stone, and it is her spectacular gift, the brightest shining ever seen, that reignites Dan’s own demons and summons him to a battle for Abra’s soul and survival. This is an epic war between good and evil, a gory, glorious story that will thrill the millions of devoted readers of The Shining and satisfy anyone new to this icon in the King canon.

[Video] - 10.7.13: President Obama Speaks at FEMA Headquarters

[Video] - The 'Queen Latifiah Show' : Will Smith, Willow Smith Performs Live, Kevin Hart, Jamie Foxx and More

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Queen Latifah's new talk show premiered on 9.16.13. It garnered a very successful debut. The show is now in syndication. However, some markets were unable to view the show until recently. But thanks to Youtube, previous show segments can be viewed.

Be sure to set your DVR's to catch new episodes of The Queen Latifah Show.

Check your local listings.

View a few segments from the show, including interviews with Will Smith, Kevin Hart, Jamie Foxx and more.

[Video] - Kris Jenner Speaks About Khloe Kardashian, Bruce Jenner & More

Congrats: 10.5.13 - Halle Berry Welcomes a Baby Boy!

Did Miriam Carey Have To Die? + [Video] - Her Sisters Speak Out

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Miriam Carey was a young mother, who for unknown reasons, got into her car with her toddler and drove from Connecticut to Washington, DC. This is where the story gets sketchy and details become speculation. Capitol police shot and killed Miriam Carey, after they claimed she rammed her Infiniti into a White House concrete barrier.

Video shows Miriam driving away from police, and a chase ensued. Now while Miriam Carey was wrong to flee the police, she could've very well been frightened, having her child in the car with her. We now know, via her sisters, who know her better than the "media", that their sister suffered postpartum depression.

It's also been reported that antipsychotic medication Risperidone and the antianxiety drug Escitalopram, which are prescription drugs, were found in her home. There wasn't a weapon found in the car and questions need to be asked.  Miriam Carey was shot dead, and though authorities are stating her "car" was the dangerous weapon, that isn't an excuse. The police could've shot out her tires, and disabled the car. At that point, Miriam Carey could've been pulled her from the car, arrested and answered the questions we now will never know. There is only speculation.

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What is also clear, is that her car did not have any visible damage to support that she rammed her car into a barrier at the White House, at least not via photos. The only damage that appears on the car (via photos), is that of the multiple bullet holes the police embedded into the car, and the windows they smashed. Now what parent would not flee with bullets flying into their car, when they have their baby in the car with them. Something just doesn't add up. Based on the current details that have been made public, did Miriam Carey have to die? It seems she needed some type of medical help, not a death sentence.

Hopefully, additional details will be uncovered as the family continues to ask questions.

In addition, one of her sisters is a retired NY police sergeant. Her family speaks out.

Thursday, October 3, 2013

[Video] - President Obama Speaks On The Extreme Tea Party Conservatives and the Shutdown

Movie Trailer: RIO 2 In Theaters 4.11.14

Movie Trailer: CZ12 [Jackie Chan, Action]

New Video: "Pour it Up" By Rihanna

New Video: "Work Bitch" By Britney Spears

Movie Trailer: The HOBBIT: The Desolation of Smaug In Theaters 12.13.13