Thursday Movie Picks: Actors in Multiple Roles

Hey, guys!
Welcome to another entry for Thursday Movie Picks.
It’s a series hosted by Wandering through the Shelves, so if you want to join the party, head over to her blog! It’s pretty easy: check out each week’s topic and come up with 3 to 5 movies that fit the theme.
This week I’ll talk about films featuring an actor or actresses in multiple roles!

#1 Patricia Arquette in Lost Highway

This is a David Lynch film, so you can imagine how weird and twisted it is. Patricia Arquette stars as both Renee and Alice. She’s brilliant!

#2 Christian Bale in The Prestige

In this flick about rivaling magicians, Christian Bale plays a surprising double role. I won’t tell you who he plays, as that would give away a major plot twist. 😉

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Thursday Movie Picks – Television Edition: Comedies

Hello, my lovely readers!
Welcome to the last Thursday Movie Picks installment by Wandering through the Shelves for this years. It’s a TV edition, so let’s talk about my favorite funny shows!

Ash vs. Evil Dead:
This is probably the most hilarious show ever. Maybe you know the original Evil Dead movies. Bruce Campbell reprised the leading role of Ash Williams for this show. I’ve never laughed so hard than I did with this super groovy horror comedy show.

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Ash vs. Evil Dead – Season 3

Hello my lovely readers!
I just finished watching the final episode of Ash vs. Evil Dead – Season 3. Unfortunately, this will be the show final season 😦

 

The Plot:
Life could be so cozy in Elk Grove Michigan. Ash is giving the hardware store a makeover, has a great time with his buddies and even finds out he has a kick-ass daughter. If only evil wouldn’t try to destroy the world…

 

The Rating:
I am beyond sad that this was the final season. It was brilliant!
After season 2 I had my doubts that they can make it work for another one but by now, I want it to continue forever. Of course they keep up with the funny tone of the last two seasons, but this one also has some tough and serious moments. I hadn’t expected the combination to work out but the balance is perfect. The tone of season 3 is generally darker but also has more depth. Continue reading

3 Thoughts on Ash vs. Evil Dead Season 2

Hey folks!
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

Hey guys!
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

TV Show Spotlight: Ash vs. Evil Dead

Hey guys!
I’ve already mentioned this show before but so far neglected to give it a proper introduction. So let me present to you: Ash vs. Evil Dead, a comedy horror show developed by Sam Raimi and based on his homonymous movie series!

 

What is it about?
Our good old friend Ash (played by Bruce Campbell) is living a pretty decent life when all of sudden (because he did something stupid) the Evil Dead show up again, more 30 years after their last encounter. Well, as we all know, Ash is just THE man to stop them…

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