TV Show Spotlight: Adventure Time Mini-Series: Stakes!

Hey Guys!
Today’s post is another one of those that have been sitting in my draft folder for ages gathering dust. I honestly don’t know why, I was thrilled when I watched it!

 

 

What is it about?
I’ve already talked about the TV show Adventure Time in detail over here. But in season seven they surprised and delighted by devoting eight episode to Marceline the Vampire Queen. She decides she doesn’t want to be a vampire any longer and takes a trip down memory lane. We finally learn how Marceline came to be the Vampire Queen!

 

Why should you check it out?
Well, Adventure Time itself is one of the weirdest and funniest animated TV shows out there. The characters are beyond fabulous and I just love the colorful land of Ooo. Marceline has always been one of my favourite characters and in this mini series we finally learn about her past. Honestly, these are some of my favourite episodes. So many new characters, so many fantastic ideas! Continue reading

Book vs. Movie: Kill Your Friends

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It’s time for another Book vs. Movie post. Kill your Friends was written by one of my favourite writers, John Niven in 2008. His dark comedy crime story was adapted in 2015, starring Nicholas Hoult in the main role as Steven Stelfox.

 

 

The Plot:
Steven Stelfox is an up and coming A&R agent in the Britpop music industry. However, the guy is more than hungry for success and perfectly willing to sell his own grandmother to get what he wants…

 

The Rating:
I remember when I read the novel a few years ago I immediately went out to grab every other book by John Niven I could get hold of. The way he writes is simply brilliant. The story is dark, gripping, evil and still hysterically funny at times. You can’t help but hate the main character yet it’s like a car crash: you just can’t look away. Both satirical and somewhat realistic, it is fresh and far more enjoyable version of American Psycho, that has some meaning behind it. Continue reading

Book Review: The Ersatz Elevator by Lemony Snicket (A Series of Unfortunate Events #6)

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I’m almost half-way through. The Ersatz Elevator is part six of thirteen in Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events. Let’s follow the Beaudelaire orphans on their journey!

Goodreads Cover - The Ersatz Elevator

Goodreads Cover – The Ersatz Elevator

 

The Plot:
After getting kicked out of boarding school and watching their friends being kidnapped by Count Olaf, Violet, Klaus and Sunny are sent to live with the Squalors. The super wealthy couple takes the children in, as orphans are currently “in”. But believe me, that’s not the only thing that feels off right from the start.

 

The Rating:
Well, this one really was interesting.
It will really take you a bit before you figure out where exactly this is going. Right when you think you’ve got it all figured out, one huge plot-twist comes along. The fire in which the Beaudelaire parents were killed becomes even more mysterious. We don’t learn anything new about the circumstances but by now it’s clear that something huge had been going on there. Continue reading

Movie Mania: Peter and Wendy

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Today’s movie is a new take on a classic tale. I’m sure you’re all familiar with the story of Peter Pan, but this little TV film transports it to the here and now.

 

The Plot:
Lucy is a teenager with a severe heart condition. While she is in hospital waiting for a risky surgery that might save her life, she read Peter Pan. Soon she falls asleep and dreams of going to Neverland…

 

The Rating:
I know, there are tons of Peter Pan movies out, so why is this one worth checking out? Continue reading

3 Thoughts on Ash vs. Evil Dead Season 2

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Last month I wrote a post about an amazing TV show I stumbled upon: Ash vs. Evil Dead. I finally had time to check out season 2, so let’s find out whether you should keep on tuning in!

 

 

Thought #1 – The Characters:
In season 1 we were introduced to some new characters I grew quite fond of. In season 2 we do not only get some more amazing and surprising cast members, but watch them also gaining more and more depth. Especially when the show turns a bit darker, I was thrilled to find out how each character would handle it. Ash in particular surprised me here… Continue reading

Old vs. New: Evil Dead

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Today I have something very interesting for you. I’m sure most of you have watched one or maybe several movies/TV shows of the Evil Dead franchise. Since the three original films are one of my favourite horror flicks in general I was sceptical about the new one that came out in 2013. Is it as good as the old stuff?

 

The Plot:
Your basic horror movie scheme: A group of friends is alone in the woods, having the time of their lives in some cabin they rented. Soon before they encounter something evil that lives there too…

 

Old vs. New:


Sam Raimi’s 1981 movie had been a revolutionary step when it comes to horror films. I remember my mother telling me that back in the The Evil Dead was just about the toughest thing out there. No wonder such a huge franchise and fan base built around it! Continue reading