Sunday, 30 March 2014

The Zombies Are Coming!!!

I will admit I have a love for Zombies. There are Zombie Books, Zombie Movies and that Zombie TV show that everybody loves. So for this post we are going to talk Zombies.

Zombie Movies I love:
Dawn of the Dead (2004) - I don't really have a good reason why I love this movie, it's a bunch of 'B' list actors or even worse, not going to mention names but it's a good zombie movie.

The Resident Evil movies - I fell in love with the first one and I have even played the game, many, many moons ago but overall I think the movies are pretty good. Especially at the beginning of the series. Yes they have made some errors in the later movies, especially making them 3D but overall I enjoy the series and I'm looking forward to the next one Resident Evil 6.

Zombieland - Okay so the premise is hilarious and Jesse Eisenburg and Woody Harrelson work so well together plus Emma Stone make it a pretty funny Zombie movie but also adding Bill Murray playing himself just makes me happy.

Also the fact that they are making a sequel is awesome except sometimes the sequels suck!!!

Shaun of the Dead - Fantastic movie and completely hilarious.

28 days later and 28 weeks later - Great take on the zombie genre

World War Z - I heard from a lot of people that they did not like this movie, that it wasn't believable but come on it's a zombie movie. The only part that I thought was strange was the part where Brad Pitt's character infected himself with a virus so he wouldn't be detected, I thought it was a little weird. But overall a good movie.

Now here are two Zombie movies which are far from the norm. First is Fido, where Zombie are kept as pets, and society lives with the knowledge of zombies and even prepares themselves for death by being decapitated after death and burying the head separately. Second is Warm Bodies, it's a feel good romantic comedy about a Zombie who falls in love with a human and because of his love for her he slowly becomes human again.

So those are the favourites for me.

Let's move onto that TV show that we all love so much:

The Walking Dead - I found the first season to be slow but damn it gets good, really good. And tonight is the finale for the 4th season and I can't wait, except I don't get AMC, damn cable companies, lol.

And apparently the CW network is supposed to be starting their own zombie show. I guess it's been in concept stage for a little bit but here's to hoping. I wouldn't mind another Zombie show.

And now for books:
There are not a lot of Zombie books out there but in my book collection I have two and they both were fantastic.

Breathers: A Zombie's Lament - This book is about Andy who dies in a car accident and comes back as a zombie and this is a normal thing in their society. He ends up going to meetings for zombies on how to live, well so call live, in their society and he meets Rita and develops feelings for her. Here is the plot summary from Wikipedia: Andy Warner is a zombie, having reanimated after a fatal car wreck that killed his wife, orphaned his daughter, and left Andy disfigured and unintelligible. Reviled and discriminated against by a society that no longer considers him human, Andy is an outcast. He spends his new existence watching cable television in his parents’ wine cellar and attending Undead Anonymous meetings with other zombies, where he finds kindred souls in Rita and Jerry. After they meet Ray, a rogue zombie who introduces them to the joys of consuming human flesh, Andy embarks on a journey of self-discovery that leads to a media-driven, class-action lawsuit on behalf of the rights of zombies everywhere.

Also Fox Searchlight pictures has bought the rights to this and Diablo Cody involved, which could be a good thing and a bad thing, has anybody seen Jennifer's Body??

Pride, Prejudice and Zombies: This is a mash-up of Pride and Prejudice and the trend of zombies. I was iffy at first if I could get through the book but surprisingly it was fantastic. My favourite is still Breathers but this one was good. This book will also be made into a movie but that was planned a couple years ago but still nothing. Natalie Portman was to star but pulled out and now apparently Lily Collins has stepped in, so here's to hoping.

Well that's all I have to say about zombie's for now. I should get back to watching Dawn of the Dead, ciao!!

Saturday, 8 March 2014

Week of March 3 to 7th

Okay so the last couple weeks the TV world was on hiatus a little due to the Olympics and now since we're back to normal programming I can tell you what I think.

The Walking Dead:

So everybody is still separated, Beth and Darryl are still together; Rick, Carl and Michonne are still together; Glenn is still with that girl from The Governor's team trying to find Maggie and they also have met up with new people who look like ginger GI Joe, GI Joe Barbie and mister mullet Redneck. I'm not sure about Maggie and her group, or Carol and the girls. But right now I have no idea where the show is head and sometimes that's a good thing and a bad thing, but I will always tune in for it.


With Bitten I'm enjoying it. At first they were kind of staying close to the books but now, they are way off and I think that was their plan. Kelley Armstrong the author, has wrote on her Facebook page that the show is loosely based on books and there have been not so nice comments left on her wall. It's not really fair that people are so upset about it. At the beginning I didn't like some of the actors brought on for the characters and I know that happens when people love the books so much but I'm not freaking out about it. People need to relax and if they are so upset with the choices that the show's creators and producers are making then stop watching it and let people, like myself, who are enjoying it, enjoy it. I guess you can't make everyone happy.

Being Human:

I know with my last post about Being Human I told you that if there are people out there not watching it to watch it, and that is still true but I found out last week that they have cancelled the show and this is the last season ending in April. I was shocked because I thought a lot of people where watching it because it's fantastic but apparently there aren't. I hope that maybe Netflix or one of those online TV channels might buy it up and continue on but I don't think it's going to happen. So I hope that it ends on a high note and believe me how the last couple of weeks have been going it should.


It just came back from a little hiatus which is great but I was disappointed with the last episode. I thought it was going to be fantastic because GhostFacers were back but it just seemed like a filler episode. I'm also getting so tired of seeing Sam and Dean hate each other so much. It's just sad.

The Following:

If there is anyone out there not watching this show you need to start, immediately. This show is amazing. The cast is perfect, the writing and plot are amazing, so amazing that you truthfully have no idea what is going to happen next, it changes like that and I love it. I would classify this show as a combination of Dexter and Criminal Minds and it works perfectly.


I am behind by a couple episodes and I will catch up hopefully this weekend.

Movie Review:

300 - Rise of an Empire

Okay I went last night with a couple of friends and my movie experience started off kind of embarrassing when I dumped half of bag of popcorn on the poor guy in front of me. Sorry :( I felt like a complete ass and couldn't stop apologizing and the funny thing is he ate the popcorn that landed on his lap, lol. 
We ended up watching it in 3D plus the theatre we were at had these seats called D Boxes, and for those who don't know what those are they shake and vibrate along with the movie, and even though we didn't sit in those seats we actually sat across from them we still go to feel it and it was kind of cool. I think I will try the D Boxes, maybe for Captain America.

Okay so for the movie it was good. I watched 300 the night before getting all prepared for it and the second installment was not bad. Very bloody, but with the type of movie it is it should be expected. I liked the aspect that it shows what the rest of Greece is doing while the 300 Spartans march towards their doom. I also like the back story of how the King God became like that and his reasoning of why to attack Greece.

Overall it was a good movie, with a good amount of action. So I give it the 'V' stamp of approval.

To end this entry I have to say RIP Harold Ramis, you will be missed.